When you look at the specs of the AOSENMA CG036 drone and compare them to the price that you have to pay for it, you will realize that it is quite affordable. The total flight distance is approximately 2KM. The battery and the flight time is an impressive 28 minutes and the camera is 4K, as advertised.
This is a new release, so there is not all that buzz around the market. However, it does look and feel quite solid. In this CG036 review, we will look at its features and technical details. We will see whether it is worth the price that you will pay for it.
If you are looking for a drone that you can learn to fly on, get this one. Once you have learned how to fly it, you will not be in a hurry to upgrade to a bigger one because it already has features that you find in quadcopters that are more expensive.
AOSENMA CG036 Features & Technical Details
When you get your package, it will have the drone itself, remote control, 1, 2 or 3 batteries depending on what you ordered, charging cable (USB), a set of 4 spare propellers, and a screwdriver. You will also notice that everything comes in a beautiful packaging, and that the drone comes pre-assembled so you just have to insert the battery and get it ready for flight.
Design and Build Quality
This drone looks bulky, but the design is quite solid and sound. However, it is light in weight since it weighs 396g. Please note that since this is heavier than 250g, you will require FAA registration in the USA. If you are in another country, you can check whether your aviation authority body requires you to register the quad with them.
This is a foldable drone. By this, we mean everything from the propellers to the split blades is foldable. Therefore, you do not need to remove anything when you are packing the drone for travel. When it is folded, it measures 6.0 by 3.7 by 3.0 inches. When it is unfolded, it measures 10.3 by 9.3 by 3.0inches.
The hull is made of ABS plastic. This material is resilient although it feels a bit too thin, but that has the benefit of reducing the weight of the drone. It also protects the delicate electronic parts of the drone on the interior.
You will be happy that this drone comes with 1805 1800KW brushless motors. These last a long time and they never overheat. They also have a lower noise level unlike their brushed counterparts, which have higher noise level.
Battery and Flight Time
The CG36 comes with a smart modular battery. By smart, we mean that you will be able to know what charge is remaining all the time. By modular, we mean the battery is easy to remove and insert in the drone. It also means that the battery charges when it is out of the drone so if you have two or more batteries, you can use them while one charges.
This 3S 11.1V 2000mAh Lithium Polymer battery takes 180 minutes to charge. It is recommended that you charge it with the provided USB charger.
The remote controller is easily one of the best designs that you have ever seen. It is slim and light in weight. It also has a small screen on which you can get different drone stats such as height, distance, battery status and so on. The sticks are responsive without being too sensitive as to react to every move. The smartphone holder is at the bottom of the remote. It is foldable so you can get it out of the way when you do not need to use it.
The remote control battery comes with a 400mAh battery, which is rechargeable.
One of the joys or perhaps one of the main reasons why we buy drones today is for the camera. The AOSENMA CG036 comes with a 4K camera. This camera is also adjustable, so you can always find the best angle for your shots.
The 120° field of view also gives your videos and photos a lot of background. When you are watching real-time transmissions on your smartphone (FPV), it happens in real-time, without any delays. The maximum video resolution that you can get with this drone is 3840×2160.
This drone does not have just one camera, but you can get it with three camera options. These are 4K at 5G WiFi, 4K at 5G and 4K at 2.4G WiFi. It has a brushless gimbal so that your videos and photos have no distortion even if the drone shakes or slants.
Flight performance and functions
While it is not a performance drone, it comes with the common flight functions. Therefore, both advanced and beginner pilots will have fun flying it.
Here are some of the flight functions that make the drone fun to fly:
GPS positioning means that the drone is always in “communication” with the GPS in your smartphone. Therefore, you will always know where it is and if the battery runs low or it loses signal, it will automatically turn back and come home. Alternatively, when you want the drone to come back, just press the return home button and the drone will come back home.
Follow Me Mode
In follow me mode, the drone will fly after you and capture your moves. It will move slowly if you slow down and fly faster if you move faster. It also keeps a decent distance, so you will not be spooked.
Way Point Mode
This is the best handsfree way of flying this drone. On the app, draw the route that you would like the drone to follow when you launch it. The drone will fly along that route.
In orbit mode, the CG036 will fly around you or any other object that you pinpoint while capturing footage from different angles all the time. Travelers love this mode because it enables them to take footage of new places from all angles.
Because of the different flight modes, you can use this drone to capture selfie photos easily. You can refer to the user manual for directions.
Although it is not mentioned anywhere, the drone also holds its altitude very well. That way, if you are a beginner pilot, you do not have to worry about the vertical flight position. Just worry about the horizontal flight of the drone.
Just engage headless mode when flying the drone out of your sight so that it can align its direction to the position of the pilot.
AOSENMA CG036 Drone Pros
- Long flight distance of a maximum 2000 meters
- Long FPV distance of up to 800 meters
- Comes in a nice carry case, with a carry handle and shoulder strap
- Drone folds intact without the need to remove blades
- Packs well in a backpack when traveling
- The drone is easy to fly even for a beginner pilot
- Available in different camera variants
- Available with one, two or three batteries each with at least 26 minutes flight time
- Low maintenance, brushless motors
- Gimbal keeps the footage distortion-free
AOSENMA CG036 Drone Cons
- The flight time does not really get to 28 minutes
- You have to register it with the FAA
Who Should Buy The AOSENMA CG036?
Whether you are looking for your first drone, or for your 101st drone, the CG036 is going to meet your needs perfectly. It is easy to learn how to fly. At the same time, it has interesting flight functions and the long distance range makes it fun to have a round. Therefore, if you buy it as your first drone, you will not have to upgrade to another one anytime soon. If you have experience with drones before, you will love this one especially because the camera is a genuine 4K, takes great images and has a long flight range.
Conclusion and Recommendation
After reading this AOSENMA CG036 drone review, you have seen its benefits, its features as well as how it flies. You have also seen a few downsides. One of the downsides is that the drone has minimal wind resistance and therefore you should not fly it in the wind. Also, choose an open space to fly the drone, away from obstacles such as trees, houses and others. Also, drones spook animals, so fly it away from pets. It is advisable not to fly the drone for the entire flight distance because it will go out of your sight.