Drones are usually robots that are either pre-programmed or remotely controlled. There are many types of drones designed like for water, land or air use. Drones vary according to size and usuage, there are very small drones, small drones, large drones and very large drones. They also vary based on ranges and endurance. The most common type is obviously aerial and is usually remote controlled. They were usually used for military purposes, but these days drones have become a popular mode of entertainment both indoor and outdoor for kids, as well as adults. AKASO X5KW is one of the best drones available in the market and have some very special qualities.
The AKASO X5KW drone is based on FPV model, with Wifi transmission. It has real time data storing facility, which means as soon as something is recorded using it, it gets automatically stored in a mobile device of choice, without any data being lost. Also, there is no need of any external storage device. The drone can be operated by a wide range of mobile devices, though MiPads and phones operate best with Wifi connections.
The packaging of the drone is very good, and it comes with all important parts needed to assemble the drone before it starts working. It is of a standard size 12.7 x 9.2 x 3 inches and the weight is almost 2.9 ounces. The main reason behind the manual assembling is that if by any chance it creates a problem the buyer can open it and repair it.
The battery is rechargeable and once charged for two hours, it allows a flying time of five to seven minutes. Also, it operates only with the battery.
The drone can fly up to a height of 100m, and can withstand windy as well as sunny conditions without any problem.
It can move left-right , up-down , then left-right sideway flying also forward and backward.
The attached LED light is useful not only for flashing but also for finding the drone at certain times.
The remotes are useful for a distance of twenty-four to fifty meters based on the strength of Wifi. It is Wifi app controlled.
The drone captures good HD quality pictures and can operate on different Wifi signals.
AKASO X5KW drone has a 3.7 voltage battery of 650mAh LIPO.
Remote controlled up to 24-50m.
Charging time is up to 120 mins.
It has a 4CH 6 axis gyro which enables it to fly at any height in a stable manner.
It has a 360-degree rolling mode, that allows it to fly in any direction.
There is also the facility of LED lights, for night mode flying.
The drone has an HD camera of 1.3 megapixels which provide a picture resolution of 1280*960 .
It is made in such a way so that it is durable and light weight. Its propellers are protected with plastic frames so that on collision it doesn’t break. It is also provided with landing gears, so that again no collision happens while landing.
The drone does not come assembled, it needs to be assembled manually. All the basic information for manual assembling is provided with the drone, and is understandable, with each step described in details. The APP control, which is needed to operate the drone needs to be downloaded, and the site links are also provided with the drone.
The drone comes with an extra battery, so that if the current one malfunctions in any way, the other can be used without much fuss. It is also provided with a USB charging cable, a screwdriver , several screws, four propeller guards and also four extra set of propeller guards.
The drone can be easily assembled by the following steps
First, the battery needs to be inserted into the quadcopter and then attached to the receptacle. It is necessary to charge the battery fully.
Second, the propellers need to be installed with the provided screws.
Third, the drone needs to be switched on, and the LED light gets turned on.
Fourth, The Wifi function of the mobile needs to be turned on, and it should be connected to the FY Drone using a password.
Lastly, The FY APP needs to be downloaded from the App store, then opening the app will lead to the working of the AKASO X5KW.
Coming to the pros, here are few that makes it somewhat an interesting catch. It gives live feed to the phones, and thus it is very helpful at times. Next, it obviously connects over Wifi . Also, it has a great speed and is very fast. It goes from the ground to a height of 20m within seconds and so the time limit, doesn’t create a big problem. The forward/backward, left/right, up/down gyroscope works perfectly on the phone and thus operating it is very easy. It is also very hardy and doesn’t break easily even after the collision. It is pretty inexpensive and is thus an excellent quadcopter for the beginners.
Lowering the cost price has surely lead to a compromise in the material and is obviously made of some cheap material. After every crash, the blade at top pops out and gets bent and hits the rotors. It needs to be manually corrected. The directions provided with the drone is not very specific, thus can give the kids a tough time. It is also a bit difficult to be calibrated. Also, at times it easily loses control and starts moving in odd directions. The hover ability is bad. At times, the phone control may prove to be hard, so missing an old style stick control is possible.
Based on the features and specifications, AKASO X5KW seems to be a very customer friendly drone. It is not only cheap but also hardy and is a good buy for kids and beginners. But if one is looking for a solid drone, with some interests in mind, then it might not be your cup of tea. For long term usage, it is surely not suggested. So, it’s better to think about the purpose of the drone, and based on that the purchase should be done.