Though largely unheard of, you would do well to consider getting the ORRENTE drone for adults. You would think that choosing a toy class drone for adults is simple, but it is not. When you have so many such small aircrafts to consider, you need to do your homework well before buying one.
Price is not a big deal with this quadcopter because it is very affordable. However, there is much more involved in choosing a quad than price.
You must consider the features, the automatic functions that assist with flight and photography as well as the battery life. In addition, you must also consider the downsides of the aircraft to see whether you can live with them.
From what many users say, this is a small drone, but it performs very well. Of course, with the mini drones, you can always expect erratic performance when there is even the smallest breeze. Therefore, make sure you fly it when there is no wind, in a wide-open space.
ORRENTE Drone Features & Technical Details
In addition to the 120° wide-angle camera, a second camera for down viewing, there is more about the features.
Design and Build Quality
First, this is a small drone. It is also very light in weight, weighing less than 150g. Therefore, carrying it in your trouser or jacket pocket is not a problem at all. You can also hold it easily in your palms.
Small as it is, it is still foldable in design. When folded, it measures 4.7 by 2.7 by 2 inches and when you unfold it, it measures 7.1 by 5.5 by 2 inches.
The body of the aircraft is made with high quality composite material. The electronic parts are well protected inside the quadcopter, in case there is a crash.
There are two LED lights in the front. They illuminate the quad beautifully at night.
The drone has two cameras. The first one is the nose camera with 1080HD resolution. The second camera is smaller, but you can switch intermittently between the two to catch the view that you want. Through the app, you are also going to get a good FPV transmission. That way, you can see what the drone can see as it flies. The FPV range is a bit short though at 30 meters.
Battery and Flight Time
The quadcopter is sold with 3 batteries and each can give you about 7 minutes of flight time. Therefore, you can get about 20 minutes in total. Well, some people say that the flight time is much shorter than that, coming down to 15 minutes. For the minimal price that you will pay for this aircraft, coming with 3 batteries is such a nice touch. The charging time for one battery is 70 minutes.
It is small, light in weight and it is sold with 3 AA batteries. Most remote controllers that don’t have built-in rechargeable batteries do not come with their alkaline batteries, so this counts for something. There are keys for all functions on the transmitter so apart from using FPV, you can fly this drone blindly using the transmitter.
The remote control range is 100 meters.
Flying a quadcopter is only a lot of fun when it comes with enough functions and this one has many of them. Here are a few:
Altitude Hold Mode
This is a very important function for such a small quadcopter. It holds the drone at a set vertical height all through the flight. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the vertical flight of the drone. Rather, just worry about the horizontal flight.
One key takeoff and Landing
For fast takeoff, just press the takeoff key and the drone takes off and hovers at a certain height waiting for your next move. If you press the landing key, it will come back to land.
One Key Return
Not to be confused with the auto-landing key, this is a fail-safe function. If there is wind or the drone battery starts to run low, press this key and bring the quadcopter back home before you lose it.
Gravity Sensor Function
With this mode engaged, wave your smartphone to the left and the aircraft flies to the left, right, forward, backward and so on.
You can get this quadcopter to flip forwards, backwards and even sidewards when you engage the 3D Flips mode. This is a fun function for fancy flying.
In this mode, the quadcopter turns when you turn and always stays aligned to the position of the pilot. You may not need to use this mode since the flight range is short so the aircraft will never be out of your sight.
Short Summary of Feedback from Existing Owners
I would recommend this small drone for a beginner and for kids. Apart from the 3D flip function, I find it too boring for a person with experience. Carla S.
If you fly it when there is no wind, it works like a dream. A little gust can send it away for good. James K.
Nice drone for beginners. It is easy to set up and comes with three batteries. The remote controller also comes with its batteries. Francis G.
Connecting the app was very simple. Getting the drone to take its first flight was also very simple. I would definitely recommend it for beginners. Jack M.
This is a very small drone, but it has functions that come with bigger and higher priced ones. The camera takes good footage, although there is some distortion if the drone shakes. John K.
ORRENTE Drone Pros
- Comes with three batteries
- Remote controller comes with its alkaline batteries
- Simple to set up, calibrate and get in the air
- Can do some fancy flying, including 3D flips
- Foldable design and easy to carry
- Has many helpful functions
- Camera takes good photos and videos
ORRENTE Drone Cons
- Too light in weight
- Hard to trim if there is even the slightest breeze
Who Should Buy The ORRENTE Drone?
If you would like a small drone that you can use for simple photography, you can get this one. If you are looking for a small, affordable gift that will leave a lasting impression, get your teenage daughter or son this quadcopter. Lastly, if you want a simple to use, efficient beginner drone, you can try this one and upgrade to a bigger one later.
Conclusion and Recommendation
There is not always a lot to expect from a small quadcopter, but the ORRENTE drone has exceeded expectations. To get the best from this aircraft, fly it when there is no wind, perhaps even indoors. The manufacturer says they offer a guarantee of 90 days during which they will solve any problem with the drone.
Follow the setup instructions that you will find in the box. It is very simple to calibrate, but you still need to read the instructions for setting up. Know how to use the speed control settings before you hit the high speed.
With care, this small aircraft can last a long time. It is also a lot of fun to fly even for an advanced user, especially because they can use the 3D flips mode.