Our Review Of The Force1 U45W Blue Jay Wi-Fi FPV Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera, Altitude Hold, and Live Video Plus Remote Control
The U45 from Force1 Blue Jay Is an upgraded version coming with a High Definition Camera giving you FPV-First Person View and Wi-Fi allowing so much more for less than a hundred bucks.
Product Features: – The device bears a first-person view(FPV) either through a headset (Not provided) or a tablet or a smartphone iPhone or Android.
The device is fairly easy to pilot and is therefore ideal as a starter drone giving newbie pilots the chance to get to grips with the controller and the general flying aspects of this particular quadcopter.
The U45W comes with the ALTITUDE HOLD FUNCTION so the drone can be set to fly at a preferred height. This is especially good for
learning because there is little risk of a flyaway situation happening. Later on, this function is also great for creating a stable camera platform for aerial photography where you can obtain crisp images or a shake-free video. The U45W now has many of the features usually only seen on the higher priced models
One Touch Take- Off and Landings This feature is seen on more and more drones as new competitors enter the market to take their position in the marketplace. However, it is the consumer who benefits because we end up with a cheaper product which comes equipped with better features usually only seen on those higher priced models. There is certainly a price war happening so be on the lookout for the really good bargains.
With the one-touch facility, the drone will remain at the set altitude once it is airborne and remain at that height until the command is overridden. When landing using the one push setting the drone will slowly return to its initial starting point and slowly in a controlled manner land and turn off its motors
Custom Route Mode. Using this feature, which requires the mobile app you can program a specific route and once it is ready the drone
will take off and follow the prescribed path without any interaction being required of the pilot. Okay, in my opinion, this is not learning to fly at all because everything is automated and a trainee pilot should know all the basics without any automation being involved.
However, there are certain times when such automation is required and it is for this reason that it should be fully understood once the new pilots have learned how to fly their drones. Let us say for example that you needed to check out a rooftop to check at certain points its condition. Then you can effectively have the drone do this for you while you can see the result on your tablet or smartphone which is also being recorded for later playback.
The quality of the video images should be excellent as the camera is recording in High Definition from a 2 MP Camera, the footage has been upgraded to 1280 X 720 at 30 FPS.
If you choose to view through First-Person-View you can sync the camera and the controller through its own Wifi signal, you can then see through the lens without any time lag whatever the camera is pointing at.
Finally, you have the Headless Mode facility which helps with the orientation of the drone, sometimes it is not always easy to see the drone especially at a distance so using this function it allows the drone to go in the direction that the pilot wishes without knowing which direction the drone itself is pointing
Contents Of The Package:
- U45W Drone
- 4Ghz Controller
- Two 3.7V 500mAh Batteries
- USB Battery Charger
- 4GB SanDisk Micro SD Card
- SD Card Reader
- Four Spare Propellers
- One User Manual
The Final Verdict: The Force1 U45W Blue Jay is a light-weighted machine that is specially designed keeping in mind the novice pilots. Not only is the drone user-friendly and easy for anyone using for the first time, but its sleek design is definitely an eye-catcher as well.
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The average rating out of over 763 Amazon Customers who have returned their feedback averages out at 3.8 out of 5 which is pretty good going from items which can be broken for any number of reasons but always be polite when dealing with customer services and you will usually find that everything should work out fine, there will be the odd error along the way but stay calm. Deal with people how you would be expecting to be dealt with and at the end of it, you can always return the item to Amazon. But looking at past feedback and at the question and answers will be a good indication of what to expect. You can always ask your own questions before you buy as well don’t forget.