In our time, it is no longer surprising with the developing industry of technology and the aircraft it produces. On the shelves of stores at foreign sites, you can find both miniature for “penny” and expensive drones. There are drones to fly, there are drones to shoot. In this quadcopter, the manufacturer tried to combine 2 tasks and separate it into a separate group of selfie drones. Yes, this is a little bird for lovers of “selfies”.
This is not the first quadcopter I have, but the JJRC H62 Splendor, which will be discussed in this review, for relatively little money, makes me reconsider my views on flying mobile equipment.
Packaging and equipment
Thick glossy box for transportation and storage of the drone. The lid is fastened with a magnet and prevents accidental opening. Holds well.
Drone capabilities on the sides.
In addition to the drone itself in a foam rubber frame, we put in the box 4 spare screws with different directions, charging in the form of a USB whistle with a 15 cm wire,
fleece carry bag. Pulls on straps. Does not provide special protection.
Some waste paper. Instructions in English with lots of pictures.
The drone itself is no larger than a modern smartphone in its dimensions and partly resembles it.
- Brand: JJRC
- Model: H62 SPLENDOR
- Dimensions: 20.5 X 18 X 2.5cm (unfolded) and 13.5 X 6.5 X 2.3cm (after folding)
- Weight: 91.4g (with battery)
- Remote control signal: WIFI
- Gyro: 6 axis
- Battery: 3.7V 850mAh Lipo
- Flight time: about 8 minutes
- Charging time: about 120–150mins
- Camera: HD 720P
- Camera angle: 30–90° (manual adjustment)
- FPV distance: about 30m
To turn on, only one key is used, located on top of the drone. Over time, with use, the paint is a little shabby.
When folded, the propeller beams fit in the body. There are no landing legs to reduce the dimensions. Instead of them, small heels made of dense foam rubber. The absence of legs is due to the presence of a pressure sensor in the drone to accurately measure the height, with its help the drone sits down gently. There are also signal lights — two green and two red.
When unfolded, the drone is slightly larger, but still remains miniature. The propeller beams are not fixed, which has a positive effect in the event of an accident or collision. They just fold up.
A camera is located at the end of the case, which can be slightly lowered or raised. The tilt angle is approximately 60 degrees. The camera protrudes slightly forward of the body, thereby not capturing the screws when shooting.
At the bottom of the drone is a removable battery, which is inserted into a special compartment and fastened against accidental loss. Although this can only happen with a strong fall, as the battery is inserted quite tightly.
Folded and unfolded dimensions
When charging via a white USB doctor, the amount of 873 mAh indicated on it was filled into the battery.
Since the drone is positioned as a selfie, it initially comes without an additional remote control. All manipulations and settings are carried out through the application, which can be downloaded by QR code from the instructions or found independently by the name “JJRC Splendor”. To connect to the drone, you need to select a WiFi network with the name UAV-E3**** after turning it on. After that, all menus will be available in the application.
To control, you can turn on impromptu sticks, or turn off and control the smartphone’s gyroscope
The setup menu consists of 3 items: sound recording, left-handed-right-handed selection, video quality.
A nice feature was the built-in instruction-explanation of the program buttons. In English, but still. For convenience, the picture can be enlarged.
Drone photo sizes are 1280*720. Some examples of quality
Video file properties
In general, I liked the drone, it is easy to control with a smartphone or tablet. On small screens it will be more difficult. I like it better when the remote control is in my hands, and not a smartphone. Flight time during video recording is reduced by 1–1.5 minutes. Without video recording, the claimed 8 minutes flies calmly, of course, without large gusts of wind. The flight range is about 30 meters, which is a lot for such a baby. Yes, and it is already difficult to distinguish it at such a distance. The ability to shoot photos and videos in 1280 * 720 resolution, which not every drone of this price category can do. Easy to carry and store, pleasant to fly. An interesting feature is also the tracking mode for an object, in which the drone can fly at a short distance behind the selected object. Unfortunately, the program is not perfect and if there are 2 objects and they are separated, then the drone can choose any of them. I would not say that this is the best drone for photography, but the idea is good and has a place to be.
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