The 4DRC F6 drone looks like a high quality piece of work that beginners as well as advanced pilots can enjoy flying.
The bold and masculine looks of the 4DRC F6 quadcopter endear it to many men. To enhance its style, it comes with two nice looking LED lights on either side of the nose at the top. They make it easy to spot when you are flying the quadcopter in lowly lit conditions.
Other things that you can look forward to include a nice storage case, two modular batteries and the excellent build quality. Of course, we shall look at all these in more detail later in this article.
Just as with any other drone, there are always some downsides. For instance, it seems that the 1080P resolution is just hype and that this is more of a 720P or even a lesser resolution camera. Therefore, do not hinge your hopes on this camera for aerial footage.
Another downside is that even with the slightest 1 MPH wind, the drone veers away and becomes quite hard to control.
In some isolated cases, users have complained that the drone lost signal mid-flight. These Are many things to worry about, but there are equally good things.
Keep an open mind!
4DRC F6 Features & Technical Details
Buying a quadcopter without knowing the features is akin to getting it blindly. Features let you know whether the quadcopter has what it takes to have fun.
Here are some of the outstanding features of this drone:
Design and Build Quality
The fuselage of this drone is made of ABS material. This is the most common material used in the industry because of its resilience, strength and lightweight. The plastic casing will protect the delicate interior parts.
This drone comes in a foldable design. Therefore, you can travel easily with it because its size reduces considerably. Therefore, you find it easy to pack for traveling.
The F6 comes with brushless motors. They are quieter and they are supposed to fly better than their brushed counterparts. However, as it turns out, this drone has had some issues with flight performance.
Other things that we might mention regarding the build quality and durability of the 4DRC F6 are the propeller guards. When the drone crashes, the guards will be protected. This is especially important considering that many people say that spares are hard to find.
If there is an area that has stirred a lot of controversy, it is the camera. Almost everyone who has used the drone swears that this is not a 1080P HD camera as the manufacturer says. In consideration of that, you might just want to buy the quadcopter for flight rather than for camera.
However, it still offers a fairly decent first person view. For this, you will have to download the required app. At the same time, you will have to use your smartphone with the remote controller. That way, you will be able to see what the drone can see.
The FPV distance is short. In any case, even the remote controller distance is not that long since it is only 100 meters. Therefore, your drone will always be in your sight.
Since the drone does not have a slot for an SD card, you will have to store all of your footage in your smartphone.
Batteries and Flight Time
You will get this drone with two 3.7V 1200mAh modular batteries. Fully charged, each battery will give you a flight time of 15 minutes. Therefore, you get an overall 30 minutes of flight time, which is quite good.
The batteries are safe to handle, easy to remove and insert into the drone. They also have overcharge protection so you can leave it charging with the USB cable and once it is full, it will just stop.
The 2.4GHz remote controller actually looks good! You might love the simplistic and uncluttered design and the fact that the smartphone holder is above. Therefore, you can glance at your smartphone easily without having to take your eyes off the drone too much.
The range of the remote controller is short at 100 meters. The maximum height is 40 meters but there have been complaints that it loses signal.
When you are calibrating the quadcopter, you will have to switch on the drone first, wait just a bit and then switch on the remote controller. Remember, you will have to do the calibration every time you want to fly the drone.
Where there have been complaints regarding the build quality of the 4DRC F6 drone, when it comes to the flight, this quadcopter comes with good ones. Here they are:
Engage headless mode when you are not sure whether the drone is headed in the right direction. It will realign itself to the position of the pilot.
This is a fun feature that you can try when you want to capture everyone in the footage. Usually, when you show the quadcopter the victory sign, it starts taking photos. When you show it the palm sign, it starts taking videos.
With this function engaged, the drone hovers very well. This helps when you want to take continuous footage from one position.
Open the app and on the map interface, draw a line along the route that you would like the drone to follow. When you launch it, it will fly along that route.
One key take off and landing
This is a nice function for beginners. It also has one key return, which turns the drone back home when you press it. Considering that the F6 has a short flight range, it will be hard to lose the quadcopter.
The manufacturer has equipped the F6 with three speed modes. It has low, medium and high-speed settings. This makes it super easy for a beginner to fly.
On the other hand, it makes it super easy for an advanced user to fly because they can switch from one speed mode to the other while it is still in flight.
Gravity Sensor Mode
When you engage this mode, you can fly the quadcopter with the smartphone alone, without the remote controller. You can wave the smartphone in the direction that you want the drone to fly and it flies that way.
The 4DRC F6 can perform 3D flips which make is exciting drone to fly.
Short Summary of Feedback from Existing Owners
I bought this quadcopter expecting it to take 1080P HD footage but to my disappointment, it does not. I don’t even think what it does qualifies to be 720P. I am disappointed but I won’t be returning it. Keith G.
I had barely done 50 meters of flight when my drone started acting up. I pressed the one key return and it crashed against the wall of my house, far from where the launching point was. Nawaz K.
The drone flies really well when there is not the slightest air movement. Otherwise, even a 1MPH wind can blow it off track easily. Jimmie W.
Although the price of the 4DRC F6 is quite affordable, I would not actually advise anyone to buy it because it cannot take any worthwhile footage. Eric L.
4DRC F6 Pros
- It comes with a nice storage bag
- Comes with two batteries with fast charging time of 90 minutes
- The cost is affordable
- Good build quality
- Easy to control speed for beginners
- You get FPV experience
FDRC F6 Cons
- The claimed camera quality is misguiding
- Poor flight performance
Who Should Buy The 4DRC F6 Drone?
This is a good drone for a person who is just looking for the flight experience and not the camera. Therefore, you can buy it if you want to learn how to fly so that you can get another pricier and more feature-rich quadcopter. It has many functions, which make it easy for beginners and kids to learn to fly.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Refer to the user manual to know how to calibrate the drone. However, do not believe everything the manufacturer claims that the 4DRC F6 drone can do. For instance, it won’t take good footage. The saving grace is that it comes with two batteries with a decent flight time. Also, do not fly it even in the slightest wind because it will stray and become hard to trim.