If you are searching for a drone with 30 minutes of flight time from one battery, your search stops with the AOVO W Pro GPS drone.
This quadcopter can be a good choice for both professional and beginner users. With stunning 4K resolution for photos and videos, you can even use it for amateur photography works.
In addition the AOVO W Pro also has many flight assist functions. These include follow me mode, headless mode, trajectory flight, circle mode and many more. You can engage these functions so that the drone flies hands-free while you concentrate on taking high quality footage.
There have been a few issues though with some of the users. The most popular one seems to be the lack of response even after pressing the return-to-home button. However, after some investigation, we found out that this was for a few selected drones, so the problem does not spread across board.
Keep reading to see the features and technical details, flight functions as well as the pros and cons of this quadcopter.
AOVO W Pro Features & Technical Details
Both beginner and advanced users have a lot to look forward to in this drone. Here are some of the most notable details:
Design and Build Quality
By design, this is a foldable drone. Therefore carrying and storing it is much easier. When you fold it, it measures 4.5 by 6.9 by 3.1 inches.
When unfolded, it measures 11.2 by 8.8 by 3.1 inches. As you can see, that is quite a reduction of the size right there. It makes the quadcopter simple to pack, carry or store.
With a weight of 520g, you will have to register this quadcopter with the Federal Aviation Administration in the USA before you can fly it.
The motors of this quadcopter are brushless. They last a long time and they offer excellent performance all the time. They are not as loud as the brushed motors. In addition, they require minimal care and maintenance.
The hull material is ABS plastic which is light in weight and it protects the interior electronic parts of the drone.
The real reason why people buy the AOVO GPS drone is because of the camera quality. It takes 3840*2160P photos, capturing color and other features in vivid detail. In addition it captures stunning videos when you take them in good lighting. You can use this drone as your backup aerial camera if you have a YouTube Channel or something.
The camera’s vertical angle can be adjusted from 0 to 90° from the remote controller. This kind of flexibility allows you to choose a perfect view all the time. Besides, the field of view of this drone is 120°, which is quite wide and it can capture a lot of background in your photos and videos.
You can store your footage in your smartphone or buy a TF card and insert it in the provided slot. We prefer the latter because TF cards support higher resolution footage. This aircraft supports TF cards of up to 64GB. It is not provided so you would have to buy it separately.
Lastly, you get real-time video transmission with a range of up to 600 meters. Connect your smartphone to your drone and see what it can see as it flies.
Battery and Flight Time
When it comes to the battery and the flight time, we feel that AOVO has really exceeded expectations. First, the voltage is quite high at 11.4 Volts. This is close to what you get with a car battery. Therefore, the drone can fly longer and more powerfully, especially considering that it comes with brushless motors.
With a high capacity of 2500mAh, this battery lasts a long time, giving you a flight time of 30 minutes. You can buy one or two spare batteries and triple your flight time to 90 minutes, which would be quite something.
This is a modular battery that charges outside the drone. It is also safe to handle without any hanging wires. However, you should not store the drone for a long time with the battery inserted. Most importantly, refer to the user manual to know how to dispose the battery if it stops working.
The charging time for this battery is 5 hours. This is fair if you are going to get 30 minutes of flight time.
This is a simple transmitter, no bells and whistles really, but it gets the job done alright. First, you can fly the drone with the transmitter to the full distance, albeit blindly. We say blindly because without FPV, you cannot see the terrain that the quadcopter flies over.
As a 2.GHz frequency controller, there is zero to minimal latency in connection. The drone responds to commands immediately. Even at the maximum flight range of 1000 meters, the drone still responds to commands promptly.
Flight functions make the AOVO W Pro quadcopter easy to fly for beginners. It has several of them but here are the most outstanding ones:
This means that the GPS system records the position of the quadcopter all the time. In case you lose it, you just need to check the app to see the last position recorded by GPS. You can then start looking for it there.
One key takeoff and landing
Calibrate the drone and then use the takeoff and landing buttons to get it to fly or to land. For a beginner, it is very easy to get the quad to fly or land.
Follow Me Mode
The drone locks onto you and follows you wherever you go, keeping a respectable distance all the time. If you move fast, it increases its speed and slows down when you reduce speed. It takes good footage as it follows you.
Open the map interface on the app and make dots along the area where you would like the drone to fly. You can then connect the dots with a line and when you fly the drone, it will fly along that route.
Point of Interest
You can preset a point of interest, perhaps a monument of sorts for which you want to capture good footage. When you engage this function, the drone will fly in orbit mode around the preset area taking footage from all angles.
Intelligent Return to Home
With this function, the drone returns to home if the signal is lost or when the battery runs low. You may also press the return to home button so that the quadcopter returns to where it was launched from. This function will ensure that you never lose your aircraft.
Short Summary of Feedback from Existing Owners
I wanted a good camera drone and I decided to buy the W Pro because of the affordable price. It takes stunning footage, but I would recommend using it when there is no wind. Sammy J.
Sadly, I had to return my first AOVO GPS drone because it failed to respond to the return to home command and it crashed. I got a replacement which is doing fine so far. Liu Y.
Over the time that I have been using my W Pro GPS drone, I have realized that using a TF card to store footage gives high resolution than when using phone storage. Arif T.
This drone captures high quality photo and video footage. It also comes with many functions which make it fun to fly. Shad K.
At more than $200, I find this quadcopter a bit too expensive for beginners. I would recommend getting something smaller and cheaper. Shane R.
Great camera, good flight time and a high quality build make this drone worth buying. It has been a month of using mine and I love it. Tony H.
AOVO W Pro GPS Drone Pros
- Long flight time from one battery
- Real 4K camera
- Nice LED lights to show you the front from the back
- Excellent flight performance from the brushless motors
- Fail-safe functions such as smart return to home
- More weight makes it stable in flight
- Has a geofence feature of 30 meters for beginners
- Good build quality and durability
- Built-in gimbal keeps the camera stable
- It comes assembled, ready to use out of the box
AOVO W Pro GPS Drone Cons
- Spare batteries were not available by the time of writing this review
- Wind resistance could be better
Who Should Buy The AOVO W Pro GPS Drone?
This is a good drone for anyone who wants a high quality camera, long flight time and good build quality but cannot afford the price of a DJI, Potensic or other such renowned brand names. It is equipped with a true 4K camera that takes stunning video and photo footage.
If you are a beginner and you would like a quadcopter that you will not outgrow anytime soon, get this one.
The manufacturer recommends this drone for users who are at least 14 years and older so you can buy it for your teenager too. If you would like to give someone a gift that leaves a lasting impression, get them the AOVO W Pro GPS Drone.
Conclusion and Recommendation
If you are a complete newbie, use this drone in beginner mode until you figure out how it flies. In this mode, the quadcopter is restricted to 30 meters radius and 30 meters height.
If you are an advanced user, choose a clear space without people, animals, trees or buildings so that you can try for long range flight. However, it is never a good idea to fly your quadcopter out of your sight.
When storing your AOVO W Pro GPS drone for some time, remove the battery.