DROCON Traveler Beginner Drone Review

DROCON Traveler Beginner Drone Review


Hi nice to see you again, today we’re
going to take a look at the Drocon Traveler, this is a lightweight drone and
you can see it comes preassembled with the blade guards on they’re quite
flexible in case of a crash it’s also got a safety sticker just to let you
know how to pair this, which is quite nice. This back section is for the large
battery that will need charging before you use it and that comes in a box of
bits along with the little feet that you’re gonna have to attach the camera,
that’s a 720p Wi-Fi camera, that you’ll be able to record to, some replacement
rotor blades just in case you have an accident, a mini bag of bits inside the
box of bits and that’s got a charging, cable micro SD card, and there’s the
remote control as well which comes handily pre labelled up just to give you
an idea so you have to mess around with manual, it’s quite a nice remote doesn’t
take long to pair it with the main unit and it’s actually quite easy to use.
Before you actually go flying you’ll need to attach the little legs and they
come with screws pre-fitted you also need to pop the micro SD card in the
camera and pop the camera on, that’s a tool less fitting that just slides onto the
bottom, you’ll need to attach the USB cable and also download the app to your
mobile and you can get a real-time video feed straight to your phone. You’ll need
to charge the main battery up before you go flying, it’s got a special adapter but
on the other end is just a standard USB it took a couple of hours to charge but
I would say it would give about 15 minutes or so 10 to 15 minutes and
that’s including recording. The controller itself has four double A
batteries that you need to pop in the back note there’s a couple of buttons
just on the back as well they’re all explained in the manual and there’s this
very cool pop-out section which is where you can place your mobile phones so this
tucks away when not in use and you just pull it out and you see this a little
bit springy and that’s where you can place your phone and then you can see
the image directly from the camera when it’s in flight. When you want to get the
images you can either pull them straight off to your phone or use this micro SD
card adapter. Having reviewed a number of these I’m really impressed actually this
has got a one touch take off button and it’s pretty stable as well, so the camera
footage is in for us at the moment, you can see I’m
actually keeping quite good control normally in these review videos you’d
see me crashes at least once but actually I managed not to crash this
that’s all, it’s actually quite a steady platform.
There’s no gimbal on the camera so the camera itself is a little bit jerky if
we just switch over to the cameras the main view you’ll see what I mean going
left and right you get kind of a steady image but actually it really shows when
you’re tilting it around there’s a lot of movement there. The drone itself has lights:
green and red, green at the front the red at the back so you
know which way it is pointing. Overall I found this to be a very easy
to control drone I even was brave enough to take it up to some height although you
can see in the wind I was having to correct for little gusts of wind cause
it’s a very light drone but you if you are very brave on a nice calm day you
might be able to take that up even further and the one-touch take off also
helps land it so you can see it’s touching down now bit of a bumpy landing
but otherwise it was ok. The screen works really well so here’s the button just to
demonstrate that one switch take off press the button and away it goes it’s
fairly noisy little drone and I was a bit disappointed because on the main
Amazon page it says it’s got optical anti shake function but as you can see
that optical and shake function doesn’t really do much compared to a gimbal so
if you’re looking for something like the DJI Spark’s level of quality you’re not
going to get that with this, but it’s a good little starts drone and it’s so
stable you can see here I don’t even need to hold on to the controls it will
keep itself in about the same kind of position that you would hope unless
there’s a big gust of wind. Overall then I’d say this is the easiest drone I’ve
flown to date it’s not a dirt cheap drone but neither is it the kind of DJI
expensive drone level and so if you’re just looking to get into drone flying
having a little bit of fun messing around with a bit of camera footage then
this is definitely one to consider. I’ll put a link in the description below if
you want to check the drone out I hope you found this short of useful if you
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