One of the most popular quadcopters that has gained customer acceptance due to its very close resemblance to the first series DJI drone. The QW350‑2 is a 350-class quadcopter with a brushless power plant, the main distinguishing feature of which is the on-board FPV camera, which works in conjunction with an analog video transmitter, which has never been seen before on drones in this niche. And the built-in OSD module closes this tandem, thanks to which the display of all comprehensive telemetry is provided on the screen of analog FPV headsets. Further details in detail.
- QW350‑2 quadcopter (with 3S 2700mAh 20C lithium polymer battery with JST connector)
- Remote control (powered by 4 AA batteries, batteries included)
- Charger (for quadric batteries)
- Charger (for remote control batteries)
- Smartphone holder (to use your phone as a camera)
- 8 spare rotors (8045 4 CW/4 CCW)
- Instruction (in English and Chinese)
- 8 stickers (glue on the arms of the drone, 4‑blue; 4‑red)
- The battery compartment is quite roomy, especially in height.
- The 433MHz antenna is located on the rear right leg of the quadcopter.
- 5.8GHz antenna located inside the battery compartment
- Equipped with the same type of LED as the DJI Phantom.
Without battery QW350‑2 weighs 624 grams. The battery adds as much as 183 grams to the quadcopter. With batteries, the weight of the drone is 807 grams.
In the test, the Chitwan QW350‑2 quadcopter showed a maximum flight time of 15 minutes.
The quadric is disassembled very easily and quickly, 3 minutes is enough and you can clean the drone from dust and dirt from the inside. We note the excellent quality of soldering.
Motors: 2212 excellent replica from “DJI Phantom”.
There is no information about the maximum current. Soldering quality is top notch!
Noticed a free BGC port, probably for gimbal control. I was pleased with the presence of a UART port that allows you to connect telemetry via Bluetooth.
Large 8‑bit chip from ATmega
The heading camera is good. By adjusting the light sensitivity and color rendering, you can significantly improve the quality of the output image, which is important for a confident FPV flight.
5.8GHz VTX is located under the heat shrink, the power is 400mW. Works in “boscam” range.
The remote has a non-standard shape and assumes an “American” grip (when the sticks are moved with only two thumbs).
Purpose of switches and PWR button
- Power button — divided into three positions (charging mode, off / on)
- Two 2‑axis joysticks (“Throttle” left stick)
- The left 3‑position switch is responsible for changing flight modes, where: STAB — stabilization, ATLH — altitude hold, LOIT — current position hold;
- The right 3‑position switch is responsible for changing the flight modes, where: OFF — disabling the toggle switch itself (for example, when using the left switch modes); RTL — return to takeoff point; LAND — return to the takeoff point with a landing.
The RF chip supports the operation of the equipment at three different frequencies: 433/700/800MHz, which is good news.
A monitor with a diagonal of 4.3 inches (10.9cm), without any protection from the sun’s rays (for example, a visor), because of this, it is extremely difficult to see anything on the display in sunny weather. The picture quality is below average, but can be improved by adjusting the contrast and brightness. There is an RP-SMA connector for connecting 5.8GHz antennas. And a little to the left of the connector is a tiny button designed to switch between 9 boscam frequencies (by default it is set to 5945 MHz, the eighth frequency in a row).
- Build quality
- brushless motors
- Good receiver operating at 433 MHz
- Powerful batteries in the remote control
- DVR in FPV monitor
- fpv camera
- No PC cable included
- Capricious in management (does not forgive mistakes)
- No HD camera included
- The built-in recorder is buggy (recording may suddenly stop)
Pretty good FPV camera, excellent radio range, thanks for that 433MHz. Before starting dynamic flights, it is better to start with trial short sorties to get used to the controls. QW350‑2 is very “capricious” in management, you have to get used to it. We can say that QW350‑2 is a practical golden mean between price and quality. Suitable only for pilots who have experience flying UAVs from this niche.
Photo with QW350‑2 quadcopter.
Video with QW350‑2 quadcopter.