Don’T adjust your tv screen or your mobile phone screen. This is the mjx rc bugs 16 pro with 3 axis 4k gimbal camera on here with sd card support, return to home gps and all the bells and whistles around a 28 minute flight time for around 250, with everything included, as well as a case so we’re Going to review this one today on the channel and also want to remind you to make a comment down below, let me know where you’re from and lastly subscribe on the channel for a chance to win an insta 360 go coming up on the channel. I have one here brand new in the box and that’s going to be given to one lucky winner on my channel in june 2021, so be sure to make your comment on this video or the original giveaway video for this insta 360 go along with a flywood Hexa rotor, so this is going to come in combination, free shipping to your door and you’ll get a chance to win this one. So, drawing again in june, make a comment below and subscribe on the channel. You have to be a subscriber to win this combo right here, pretty cool so without further ado, let’s go ahead and fire up this super cool sort of uh. I would say mid grade to a re, maybe close to toy grade consumer beginner type drone with 4k. On board i wouldn’t say this is a top class.
Dji type of drone does not have that type of range, but it does have brushless motors a long flight time and it’s fairly portable for what it is. It’S kind of long and narrow design – and i got ta, say this thing performed fantastic today, because i flew in all kinds of weather conditions and it just kept going and going and going so a very fun quad to fly and with folding arms optical flow sd Card support round 250. What else more, do you need pretty cool drone here we go Music, do Music, so Music, Music, foreign, Music, one Music, Music, do Music, Music, hmm, Music! All right guys! Welcome from that wild flight test. It seemed like today, like it was man. It was raining everywhere, it was raining, it was not raining. This drone flew partially in the rain partially, not in the rain. I mean it took some rain drops and it still kept flying. So that was pretty impressive. A lot of this is all sealed up in here really nice. I think that the real world flight test got me somewhere around 25 minutes, so the advertised price are around 28 minutes. If you have absolutely still conditions, you can probably squeak out 28 minutes, but i feel like the range is not as good on this drone in comparison, something like dji. So this one is a cheaper price point. At around 250., you can get some dji stuff used at 250 nowadays, but uh.
If you’re a beginner, i mean you know. This is not a bad choice. Mjxrc has been fun for years, and i say i say fun because it’s not a pro drone it’s, not a professional drone, it’s called the b16 pro, but i don’t really think it’s a pro drone. I would say this is better than most of the other mjx rc quads out there in the bug series. So this is the top echelon of bugs series gps drones. Now it does have flawless return to home. I returned to home up over a river and back down onto a concrete dock where there was metal pole on this side and water all around me, and only about a six foot landing pad of a floating concrete dock. So the return to home works flawless on here. So that is a good thing and i tested that several times in different locations. When i was flying this, you guys most of the time if you watch this channel, you know that i like to to go out and and fly some places where um we’ve never been before and and that’s. Why we call it the camps? We get out there and sort of drone camping around the country, and here we have some brushless motors here and there is the stamp on the arm. It says 4k eis, so it has a combination of not only motorized stabilization on this gimbal three axis gimbal here it’s a cordless motor driven gimbal.
It also has electronic stability control in conjunction with that three axis gimbal, so that gives us really nice. Smooth. Video also has these feet that fold out very similar to a dji mavic, which is really nice. It has replaceable props. You also get four extra props in the box, and each of these props are labeled a and b. You can see a there and b on this side. It has two bolts holding each prop set on and the props come pre formatted with this harness right here, so they’re already ready and labeled for you to replace. So if you have a bad landing and you break a prop, you can pull your new ones out of the box and just using a screwdriver with a phillips head screw put the new ones on there. So you just have to make sure that you put them on the right direction. It looks like we have this type of setup for this drone. This is a right turn, rear setup, propeller setup with this drone, so diagonally across, will also be a right turn, and these two will be left turn so right turn rear is a great way to remember the way that most drones propellers go on these aircrafts right Turn left turn left turn right, turn so motor one, two three and four there. Now the battery comes off the back and i like the way that they designed the battery. It has a usb port on the side there and that’s not for firmware updates, that’s actually for charging the battery.
So it’ll take a couple hours to charge this battery up. If you press and hold it will show you how many cells are in and charged up right now it looks like we have three about 75 charged now press and hold again, and it turns off and that’s the way you turn the drone on. This is also a 3s battery. It is 12 volt battery it’s, going to charge out to about 12.6 volt on a full charge and it looks like we have 3200 milliamp, and i mentioned before i like the way this one’s designed because the power connector is here, but it has four feet on The very bottom of this battery that lock into the drum you could kind of see that when i was taking this off, it took some force to get it off, so this battery is not going to come off mid flight, like some batteries, do and it’s interesting. This is such a long and narrow design. It does remind me of sort of a slimmed down mavic. Even from the front, it kind of looks like a mavic. It looks like it has camera sensors in the front i’m, not totally sure if this actually has front sensors on it, but it sure does look a lot like the mavic pro now underneath this is really cool. We do have optical flow on the bottom of this quad there’s, two little sensors, there infrared sensors and they can see the ground when it’s coming in for a landing, and i also figured out that we could land this drum with these folded in as well.
If you forget to fold those down that’s, okay, because the way this drone sits, these two little extra feet right here, keep the gimbal up off the ground. But this will just give you a little more clearance if you’re landing in something like grass, which is really nice and let’s talk about the transmitter. It does take two double a batteries in the back which you will have to provide yourself. I put some duracells in there. I would recommend getting the rechargeable batteries off amazon or something, but this is very similar to the other mjx rc, transmitters that we’ve seen you do have the option on the right side to turn on and off gps. This is pretty cool, so if you want to fly much faster and in say what we call sport mode, you can do that by turning this off it’ll go immediately into sport mode, so it’ll allow you to fly around 40 miles per hour with this drone it’s. Pretty pretty freaking fast on and off with the gps right there, which is cool to have return to home options. You have to make sure that’s flipped up in the on position. I was getting around 17 satellites with this drone on takeoff. Give this drone about a minute and a half to two minutes to really load that gps home point and then take off. If you have an rtl or return to home situation, you need to have that home point recorded and it takes at least a minute to a minute to half to two minutes to get that really really locked in also make sure you calibrate your compass and that’s.
Also inside the app the app is, the m. I believe mrc app i’ll try to put a link down below for that, for you guys and it’s. Also a 5g wi fi to your phone. And if you look at this transmitter, it’s like where does the phone go at first, it looks like it’s this right here, but it has nothing to do. Those are just grips for your fingers like that throttles here, y’all, roll and pitch here return to home the on switch is here and when you have a solid connection to the drone, the drone is turned on. You will see this light up and these light up for signal signal on the sides here, and this will show your battery level. This was great because i had a return to home situation with mine and when i, when i lost sight of the drone, i still could see that i was connected here on this side. I could see the battery level and i could see the distance from the home. So when i hit return to home here, it was showing me that this distance number right here was going down down down down down. So it was actually coming back really really fast, which is really cool, so that is a great feature. You also have a lock button right here and if this drone comes to you by the way, this is a tip for you guys. If this drone comes to you – and this is not linking up right here – you don’t see this come on immediately.
What you can do is power on your transmitter, holding down this lock button and it will go into bind mode so now it’s searching for the drone and then turn the drone on outside, and then it will link up to your drone and that’s. The way. Most of the mjx rc bug series quads will link back to the transmitter so that’s just a tip for some of the guys that have never used this type of transmitter from mgx rc. Now, on the right hand, side we have the gimbal wheel. That makes the gimbal go up and down. We have the speed function here. You can also turn on and off the leds press once here and it will change from low speed, which was basically like tripod mode, very similar to other dji quads, which is really cool. So it goes ultra slow and then click it again, and it goes into high speed mode, which should fly around 40 miles per hour. These are your signal, antennas and just under here, pull this out. It fits your smartphone in there this piece flips up and your phone fits in. There make sure these antennas are pushed in behind the phone, and i kind of hold mine up like this, and this will also angle just like that. So we can get a good signal back to the drone. Now again like signal, i would say this thing goes out about i’d say a half mile or so so most of the mgx rc drones are on 5g wi fi, but they don’t go super far away.
That’S one thing: if you want to fly miles and miles out get a dji drone, but you know these are made the way they are much cheaper than a lot of the dji drones. So um that is kind of the break. There then they’re not using ocusync or anything like that anything fancy, but mjx rc drones are just a step above like a toy drone, so that keep that in mind that this is not super pro zoomer grade here. We also have an auto takeoff and auto lan button. You have another wheel over here that does not work. This wheel is stationary, it just sticks in one place and doesn’t have any function on there. So one thing to think about – and this thing is also running on: 2.4 gigahertz, okay, my friends let’s go ahead and just talk about some general pros and cons and my final opinion on this bugs 16 pro now right away. This one gets better video than some of the other bugs series drones that i have reviewed on the channel in the past. The toy drone versions of this bug series have been fun and that’s pretty much. All they are is fun now we’re at the point where the video is starting to get good on these quads. So i think that they’re kind of kind of pushing into the next realm of the hobby market, which is a little higher than the toy drone market. They have gps on there.
They have good video. The return to home on here works flawless so and inside the app. Now you have camera control, so you can change the brightness contrast. Adjustments there’s even presets in here you have all of the follow me modes orbit mode point of interest mode waypoints and i have to say i tested the return to home so many times out on my flights today and it always came back to the right spot. Even when i was standing on that floating dock, which is like the worst place, you want to be standing ever with any drone and that baby came back and landed on the dock. So that is really good news. So if you want a cheaper drone that has a reliable return to home, you can pretty much bring this back and land at every time. Just by hitting the button on the transmitter hey return to home, it will come back and land. In the same almost exactly the same spot, it took off on so um in in windy conditions. You know 23 minute flight time non wendy 25 to 26 minute flight time. With that light, polymer battery, i think that’s kind of a nice technology for this type of drone at that price, which is pretty cool, so comes with one battery or two battery or three battery combos. I think the one battery starts in at like 249, so for the video that you get with this drone that’s great.
I wish the range was a little bit further i’d like to see. Maybe a mile range out of mjxrc, but you know 5g wi fi video, wi, fi video can break up one tip to you guys if you’re flying this particular drone. If you just bought this one, if the app crashes – and it says no signal close, the app open, the mdm16 app back up and reset it and the video should come back, if not – and you can’t see it up in the air to fly, it back. It’S still going to have connection to your transmitter and you’ll see it right here, as i mentioned before, you’ll see that it’s still connected both sides. There. Those two little bars and you’ll, see that the battery level here you’ll see the distance and the height as well. Right there so that’s one thing to keep an eye on if you lose video from your phone close the app hit return to home, and when you see it come back, you can hit that one more time and it’ll turn it off and you can resume flying The drone, once you open the app back up if you don’t, have any trees between you and yourself. You should get your video back if you have obstacles between this drone and your phone with the 5g, with video on there, you’re probably going to lose signal. So keep that in mind. This does not like to have solid objects in between it, like a building or the side of a mountain, or things like that and that’s just a tip for the beginners out there.
So it is a fun little drone to fly and 4k video at 30 frames per second or 1080p at 60 frames per second, with the the option to use all the different flight modes and the ability to change the camera settings in there and additional presets for Kind of fun presets: you can change the look of the video too, so it’s folding. It has a long flight time and brushless motors all around 250 dollars. Super slim compact profile on this one that makes this one a fun one, so i had fun with it and hopefully you guys had fun watching this review. It is a pretty neat little drone that has some great video capabilities, so my biggest takeaway from this review today guys is the video on this bad boy. So um, congratulations to mjxrc for finally getting me some good video with one of their mid range. I would say toy to hobby grade drone and i say hobby grade for the new guys out there, because that means that you can get parts for these, which is cool, break an arm off. You can get parts for mjx rc drones, that is cool. That kind of levels it up above the toy grade drone and with this new video camera on here. That is definitely a thumbs up so i’m. Going to give this one about a 4.3 out of 5 for this review and by the way guys make a comment down below and get entered into, my giveaway for june for the firefly from flywood.
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