The LYZRC L900 is a small, foldable and affordable quadcopter that comes with advanced features such as 5G image transmission. Therefore, you can access live video feeds on your smartphone, using the app, from a long distance.
That is not all, because this drone also comes with wind resistance level 7, which means it can do well in a shore breeze.
This drone also supports many flight functions that make it so easy to fly for beginners. Some functions such as surround mode are for fun and hands-free flights while others such as aircraft retrieval and one key return functions are for safety. We shall look at them in detail later.
But there are two “downsides” if we can call them that. First, this drone does not come with batteries and secondly, it does not come with a remote controller.
You will have to get those separately, which is more trouble than is necessary.
Also, some users have complained that while it is advertised as a 4K camera drone, the resolution of the photos does not really come down as 4K. Rather, it looks more like 1080P.
LYZRC L900 Features & Technical Details
Apart from lacking the remote controller and batteries, this drone comes with neat features and a multitude of flight functions. Keep reading to see them:
Design and Build Quality
The LYZRC L900 drone is foldable by design. When unfolded for flight, it measures 12.6 by 12.6 by2 inches. When folded for storage, it measures 5.1 by 3.9 by 2 inches, which is small enough to even carry in your jacket pocket without any trouble.
The weight of the drone is 213.8g. While this is not the takeoff weight, even with the battery included, the drone still weighs less than 250g so you will not need to register it with the FAA if you are in North America.
It is available in gray, orange and black color. The manufacturer has used high quality ABS plastic material, which is tough and light in weight.
The L900 Pro comes with brushless motors. They do not consume too much power. Also, they give a better flight performance than the brushed ones.
This is advertised as a 4K camera drone with a photo resolution of 3840 by 2160 and video resolution of 1920 by 1080P. The camera has a wide angle of view at 120 degrees. The vertical angle of the camera is also remotely adjustable by up to 90 degrees.
With a 50X zoom, you can bring objects closer to take clear shots of them. This helps a lot for people who love taking pictures of things outdoors.
The drone also supports first person view, up to a distance of 600 meters. This is half the overall flight range of the L900 Pro, which is 1200 meters.
To enjoy a first person view, you need to get the HFUN Pro app or the HFUN Fly app.
Remote controller and batteries
While the drone does not ship with these two items, you can still buy them on BnagGood. It uses a 7.4V/2200mAh LIPO, which can give up to 28 minutes of flight time. For more money, you can order the L900 Pro with one, two or three batteries and with the remote controller too.
The remote controller that you will get to use with this quadcopter has a small LCD screen to display vital statistics such as the voltage remaining, distance, height and speed of the aircraft. It also comes with a built-in rechargeable battery and although it is a low mAh one, it can last you up to six drone batteries.
As a beginner quadcopter, this one comes with a good pack of flight functions that make it so easy to fly. Here are some of them:
Whenever you see this function in any drone, just know that it is included to let you know where the drone is all the time. It also helps to enhance precision when hovering, which helps when you are taking photos and videos.
If you spot a good landmark and you would like to capture it in your aerial footage from all angles, you should engage this flight function.
Optical Flow Positioning
This one helps the drone to hover steadily when you are flying it indoors. Without this function, the drone would keep running into walls anytime you fly it indoors.
You just have to fly the drone forward and concentrate on taking good footage. It will hold the same altitude throughout the flight.
One key return
Any time that you need the aircraft to return home, just press the one key return and it will immediately turn and come back from the place you launched it.
Intelligent follow me
In this mode, the drone has facial recognition so it can pick you from a crowd and follow you wherever you go. The follow me range is 30 meters.
Drone footage has no sound. However, with MV functions, you can add background music to your videos to make them more complete. There are filter functions for photos and when done, you can instantly share them on social media, on the app.
One key takeoff and landing
Similar to a real plane, taking off and landing can be confusing for a first time drone pilot. However, the one key takeoff and landing function makes things easy for you. It will
This function has to be the most fun of all of the others that we have discussed here. Just show the L900 Pro the victory sign and it starts to take photos. If you show it the palm sign, it starts to take videos.
Short Summary of Feedback from Existing Owners
I don’t think the L900 Pro is cheap at all because the full package (with remote controllers and batteries) can cost more than $150. Besides, what is the point in buying a drone with no batteries and remote controller? Rahesh M.
From experience, I can say that the drone does not really deliver the promised 4K photos. They look much lower in quality. John S.
I love the zoom function because it allows me to capture photos and videos of objects that are really far away. Triumph W.
They say the drone has level 7 wind resistance, but I still would not trust it in the wind because it is such a lightweight. Marc B.
I managed to order the remote controller and two batteries, and so far, I really enjoy how this small drone flies. I want to learn how to fly drones before I can think of upgrading to a bigger one. Raph J.
LYZRC L900 Pro Pros
- LCD display on remote controller keeps you aware of many things
- It folds small enough to carry in your coat pocket
- Modular batteries can be charged with just any USB cable
- The zoom function is really good
- It has a long flight range
- It has nice LED lights for visibility when flying in the dark
LYZRC L900 Cons
- It does not have an SD card slot
- Camera quality is not too good even for photos
- App only works with smartphones that have 802.11ac WiFi
Who Should Buy the LYZRC L900 Pro?
It is a good, albeit a bit expensive beginner drone because it comes without a remote controller or a battery. Thus, you have to top up the advertised price to buy the two items.
Apart from that, it is very easy to fly; it handles well thanks to the brushless motors. It also has a decent flight range with different speed modes. As a beginner, you should fly it in low speed mode and then try the faster speeds later.
As an advanced user, you will not be too bored because it has some interesting functions such as 50X zoom, MV function and others.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Before you get to fly the LYZRC L900 Pro, find a large open space where you won’t spook animals or people.
Also, mini drones do not have obstacle avoidance systems, thus, you need to fly them in obstacle-free areas.
Read the user manual to find out how to calibrate the aircraft. Also, start flying on the low speed mode until you gain some experience.
Of course, you will need to order a remote controller and battery to fly it. In fact, we recommend that you get two or more batteries.