In many instances, low price and high quality never go together, apart from drones. As you will see in this VOLANTEXRC Q1 drone review, it is perfectly possible to pay an affordable price and get good value for money.
Just by looking at this drone, you can tell that it is a high quality specimen. It has many features including but not limited to three speed modes, emergency stop, foldable design, FPV camera and others. Of course, we will review these features and flight functions one by one in the upcoming sections.
VOLANTEXRC Q1 Features & Technical Details
Any drone is as good as the features that it comes with and the Q1 is no different. Here, we will look at the physical features and eventually, camera and many more. Keep reading.
Design and build quality
Foldable drones are better than fixed wing ones. When you need to travel with the Q1, just fold it so that it packs easily in your travel pack. The good thing is that you don’t even need to remove the blades. It folds with every part intact. At your new destination, you just need to get it out, unfold it and fly it.
The exterior casing of a drone is very important because it protects the delicate interior parts. This one has a strong ABS plastic casing. This kind of plastic does not crack open even if the drone crashes.
The drone weight is 439 grams. Therefore, you will have to register it with the FAA before you can fly it.
One of the reasons for buying a drone is to have a flying camera. That way, we can capture aerial photos and videos. This drone will not disappoint you since it comes with a 720HD video camera. You also get a chance for a nice FPV experience with the drone. This is a fixed nose camera but it is set at such an angle that it can capture as much background in videos and photos as possible.
Battery and flight time
The VOLANTEXRC Q1 drone is not lacking when it comes to battery and flight time. You will get a 3.7V 1000mAh battery. It has a maximum flight time of 13 minutes but as happens with most drones, you should expect about 11 to 13 minutes. The modular battery is easy to charge and safe to handle. However, it is always advisable to remove the battery when you are taking the drone to storage. The charging time is between 80 and 100 minutes.
The remote controller is sleek, well built and very functional. It has been built with the same ABS material used to make the drone. On the surface, all the important buttons and their icons are available. There are buttons for left, right, front and back movements. The joysticks look really good and they do an excellent job of controlling the drone. The retractable smartphone holder is on the lower side of the controller. It can also hold phones of different sizes for your real-time video transmission.
Flight features and functions
This is where this drone has outdone itself. It comes with many thrilling functions. We shall look at several of them here:
Three Speed Modes – Fly the drone on low, medium or high speed depending on your level of experience. This is a good function especially for beginners.
3D rolls and 360-degree Flips – Flying the drone all the time in a straight line can be boring. Use the 3D rolls to surprise your friends. The drone can somersault in different directions – back, front, side and side. Just remember that executing these moves can consume more charge.
One key take off and landing – Don’t pull your hair out thinking what to do with the drone. Just press the one key take off and landing key and the drone either takes off to hover at a given height or comes home.
One key return – Press the one key return to bring the drone back home if it loses signal or if the battery runs low. It will return home.
Emergency stop – This acts like the drone’s brake. If the drone comes across an obstacle on its path, you can stop it with this key before it crashes.
Headless mode – Engage headless mode and let the drone realign itself in accordance with the position of the pilot.
Altitude Hold – Set the height that you would like the drone to fly at and only worry about the forward flight. The air pressure altitude hold function works perfectly.
Short Summary of Feedback from Existing Owners
This drone is good for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you should enjoy flying it. It flies powerfully. Danson M.
For the price, this drone is perfect. It does what the manufacturer claims it can do, but not anymore beyond that. Paul Q.
I was surprised to receive good video transmission from this drone. Having owned more expensive drones, mostly I figure 720P cameras to be useless but this surprised me. Erik J.
This is a good beginner drone but it doesn’t excite an old hand. However, the lack of advanced features is compensated for by the price. Amir M.
My sister bought me this drone for my birthday gift. I love it, and I love her for giving it to me. Malek H.
VOLANTEXRC Q1 Pros
- Foldable design makes it easy to pack
- 12 minutes of flight time from one battery
- Drone has FPV
- Many flight functions for beginners
- Flies powerfully but not in the wind
VOLANTEXRC Q1 Cons
- Not very exciting for experienced pilots
Who Can Buy The VOLANTEXRC Q1 Drone?
Because of the basic features and the automated flight functions, we think this drone is most suited to beginners. However, it is good for anyone who wants an affordable hobby drone. The three speed modes make it a bit exciting to fly as do the flips and rolls. The price is so affordable you will hardly feel the pinch, so why not go ahead an order one for yourself. Besides, it is also a good aerial camera, not remarkable, but good enough to use in daylight.
Conclusion and Recommendation
When you buy your VOLANTEXRC Q1 drone, you will want to take it to flight immediately. However, take note of a few recommendations. Fly your drone in open spaces so that it does not collide with trees and buildings. While it has the emergency stop button, your hand speed might not be fast enough. Remove the battery when you know you will not use the drone for some time. Most importantly, do not fly the drone over pets because they can be alarmed. With good care, the Q1 is going to last you a long time.