This is the d40. Is the model number so let’s? Take a quick look at the box, then we’ll open it on up and see what’s all inside the weather here again is not cooperating. We had snow fall today quite hard for a while on april 20th, which is very very strange for where i live, so it can’t it’s not really easy to get a drone up in the air. So we’ll get unboxing first, look out of the way and then we’ll come back and get a flight review very soon in the future or another day. Więc, jak widać tutaj, they advertise that it has. A um looks like it’s a 27 minute flight time on this guy here, so that’s a pretty good flight time, though lots of times on these uh, they exaggerate all these manufacturers do so. I would not expect 27 minutes gps and optical flow dual positioning. So if you’re not indoors or don’t, have a good gps lock, it will use the optical flow camera on the bottom. To help hold position adjustable lens just means that the camera tilts up and down up to 90 stopni. I believe brushless motors, co jest miłe. So these more budget drones we’re, seeing more and more of them, come with brussels motors, which provides so much more power more efficient and it can fight wind better than the uh across the clunky old, brushed motors and 800 meter transmission range. So supposedly they can.
You know just advertise up to close to a kilometer, but you know a lot these. These drones working on wi fi, whether it’s, 2.4 or 5g. They don’t ever get anywhere near that, so i wouldn’t be expecting to get that kind of range either a lot of times that’s a little bit exaggerated on these, so let’s go ahead and open up the box and see what’s inside. I think this is like a lot of these drones that will come with a carrying case in this yeah. I mean i had it out the other day, but i couldn’t remember so. It comes in this carrying case. You know decent one it’s nice makes it easy. It carries around you know so that’s when uh little add ons they’ve been doing a lot more and more of these drones, whether amazon, vanguard wherever you get these i mean you know getting cases even on the really really inexpensive ones, so here’s the drone and here’s. The battery and here’s the controller and then it’s got the instruction manual, which we’ll probably take a look at here in a moment, and it looks like some spare props there in the back. So let’s go ahead and take a look at the drone. Just make sure we got the camera focused in here good on that now. One thing i noticed on this drone immediately was the fact that it advertises hdr, which is stands for high dynamic range, and that is something you see in more and more tv sets.
Te dni, it’s usually included with 4k content, and it provides a wider color palette like 10 i 12 bit. You know it gives you much more color and, Oczywiście, a lot of tvs and stuff also has high knits. So it really makes those pop, but the hdr itself is just providing you with a lot of color and i don’t you know i don’t see it on the box or the listening, but it has it on the arms. So i don’t know again. This is just a gimmick or if they really are trying to say this as hdr, but you know even like the fema x8 sc 2020, which i have advertises hdr, but it really isn’t it’s like 8 bit, so it wasn’t really true hdr, więc nie, i I wouldn’t expect much out of that. It is cool that they, Wiesz, put it on there, but again i i wouldn’t expect it and then again, if you put it on your computer and you edit it and stuff, you end up destroying hdr. If you don’t have the right type of settings so don’t, what i’m saying is don’t expect much from that. I just to me it’s interesting that it actually says that so let’s go ahead and fold out the arms. Then we can take a look at the drone. It’S very lightweight i’ll have to see if i can get my scale and weigh this drone. I’Ll have to see if i can grab that scale.
I’Ve got a digital scale right now, i’m curious what this weighs with the battery in it, because as it is right here, i don’t believe this is over 250 grand. So i suspect, once we get the battery in here, that it’s gon na probably weigh more than 250. W zasadzie, i’m pretty sure that’s gon na weigh over 250. But of course we as we know, that’s a very important thing for a lot of people in a lot of countries, not so much in the united states. But you know because that’s just saving you, five bucks in a you – know faa number, but in some countries that that under 250 grams it’s super important, because if you’re above that, it’s really difficult to get permission to fly if you’re under it, then you don’t have To worry about too much so anyway, here is that camera it is you can’t tilt. It looks like it. You know it shows it going all the way down beyond 90 stopni, but we don’t know how far the motor will actually allow it to go. If it actually goes down beyond 90 Czyli, lubić 100 degrees or so that’s, actually pretty cool, so i have to see when we fly. It looks like it also wants to allow it to come up, but we’ll see how again how far that goes up, because if it can tilt up some while you’re flying forward, that gives you a little better hold on the horizon, so this should be.
Obviously this should be. I think this is a 4k camera, but you know it doesn’t say on the box, so we’ll have to see when i take a look at it because it’d be very strange: to have hdr being advertised on let’s, say a 1080p camera, but we’ll see what that Says this is the optical flow camera, this little pinhole camera, Oczywiście, that’s looking at the ground, analyzing the ground, and it helps the whole position again when you don’t have a good gps like this is nothing here. It looks like this would be for infrared sensors or something but they’re just they’re, just part of the plastic they’re, not anything at all so – and here is your battery meter with on the back here, which is part of the battery itself, it’s going to charge off Of looks like a micro usb, so the old old school – i guess you could call a usb connector, so let’s go ahead and take this. If i get the battery out here, it’s it’s kind of a little hard to get this battery out. But here we go, and here it is again it almost feels like it could be a lithium ion, but it doesn’t say that in this hard case, tam jest – probably a lipo in there, but some drones, like the original mavic mini, has a lithium ion battery there’s a Little bit heavier and that’s what they a lot of time: don’t use them, but a lithium ion battery isn’t, nearly as finicky let’s say about storage voltage.
So if you don’t have a smart battery that will you know if you over, if you charge and let’s sit it’ll, you know you discharge itself a lipo battery. You know if it’s, not a smart battery, it won’t do that. So a lithium ion, you can charge up all the way, leave it for a while and it’s fine or run it down it’s, just not, as particular about that let’s say so. W każdym razie. You know this looks like it’s a 7.4 v, so it’s a 2s and i think it’s. 2. 2. 000 it’s this. This is very small print, looks like 2 000 milliamp godzina, but it could be 2200. I it’s very difficult to read that so i have to apologize there on that, so it’s going to use a micro, usb, Kabla, we’ll, look in the packaging here to see if they use it, jego, probably just smart enough of a battery that it’ll probably charge itself Here – i wiesz,, the lights will go solid or go out when it’s done, it’ll probably use a regular, usb cable to charge this guy. Dobrze, one thing i forgot to mention was and it’s one of the first things i looked at whenever i because i did have this drone out of the case a couple of days ago. Is you know all this camera hdr and this drone also, Wierzę, że, at least in the listing it doesn’t sit on the box, advertises eis or electronic image stabilization and i think that’s, why there’s, no micro sd card slot in this drone and to me that’s, probably The biggest thing without even flying this drone, yet that i’m disappointed, because if you’re not able to save the video here to sd card, you have to transmit it over wi fi to your phone app and then you’re gon na have to if it’s eis, your phone’s Gon na do the grunt work process that and then save it.
Dobrze, Jak wiecie, you have dropped frames. If you get, if you go too far, your video feed drops out. You lose your saved video if you, jeśli jesteś, recording the sd card and you fly out of range it’s going to keep recording the video, even though you can’t you’re flying blind so to speak. Więc znowu, i think if it’s got eis it’s going to be done by your phone and that’s, why they do this because it’s not doing on board on the quadcopter. So i was a bit disappointed to see that there’s, no micro, sd card slot and again it’d be very strange. You know if you’re trying to transmit 4k and hdr over wi fi, i mean that’s just going to be impossible, so it probably isn’t 4k. It may your phone may upscale it and again i just don’t there’s, no way this hdr and that’s gon na work over wi fi on a uh. You know without an sd card on the drone, so let’s go look at the controller controller, it’s kind of unique. Looking here, i notice that whenever you open it up, it turns itself on hear that beep so there’s, no on and off it’s one of these. When you put these little handles down, it automatically turns it on so it is rechargeable. I know i saw i think, it’s right, yeah right there is your micro usb spot to charge this up. So at least you don’t have to put any batteries in it, uh the antennas off to take a quick look to see if these are, if any either one of these is real, and it looks like this right, one is, but the left one isn’t.
So this right one – i see a wire here, so this the antenna would be for your transmission of signal that’s good. That means you, should you know that won’t increase the odds of this drone getting the advertised range. I just don’t think that the wi fi is going to hold up it’s telling you here. They rotate it down 90 stopni, and i think it turns it on let’s take off this piece of paper. I can get it well that’s. Naprawdę. I may have to cut that, ale uh, usually this stuff just tears, but i can’t get it. I have to get some scissors to cut that, but thankfully there’s no buttons underneath this, your gps switch, looks like your auto takeoff and landing there over here. You’Ve got. I think it’s like a photo video – and this is your return to home and then on top you’ve got a speed switch here, so it’s got three rates. This is looks like a compass of some sort, so this could be. You know again, sometimes these drones. This could be headless mode. This could be compass calibration um. It could be gyro calibration too, and this is to do tilt the camera with the motor. So and i can look in the instruction manual, we get that out here just to verify what those buttons do. Let’S go ahead and pull that out and see what else is in here so we’ve got. To. Is your charging cable again? This is just going to be a standard cable, so the controller or the battery will actually do the monitoring and turn itself on and off and here’s a rather nice looking a little phillips screwdriver a little better than what you typically see.
Jest to, not one of those just throw away little black ones, you get in almost everything you buy and here’s some spare props. It looks to me like these are the fold out kind i’m, not sure how many sets are in here looks like three or four. Mam nadzieję, że, it’s a full set of extra props let’s. Take a quick look at that manual. Now oftentimes, i don’t always know like the wi fi fpv, app name and stuff i’ll. Try to let you guys know here. If i don’t i’ll include that, along with the screenshot of it from the play store when we get actually get to the flight review, so we’re not going to go over a whole lot here, except we’ll, just look at those controls. It says that one right here, eight is your one: button take off and land nine here, let’s make sure that the camera is focused in here. Nine is your photo video like i said, and ten let’s see what this one right here. Six is your one button return, which is your return to home. The one i was curious about was one, and that is your okay, your geomagnetism calibration or your compass calibration. So that is what that is that’s. What i thought this is a i said, tilt your camera yeah. I mean this is pretty straightforward, guys the app here let’s see if it tells us what this is. They say to scan your qr codes right here and you’re, going to want the toms on g app, so that’s one you’re going to use with this sounds familiar.
It may be the same app i used on that tom sun. I reviewed last late last summer, if it’s a d65. I forget what the model number on that little brushed gps drone i’m just going to go over how to do the compass calibration, make sure you have enough satellites get up in the air and your basic flight control information and then, as you can see back here, There’S some information about how to use the app it’s gon na have your basic features like follow me i’m. Się,, following your phone gps, probably will have a circling mode. They usually have you can see, surround flight. You got your waypoint, which i don’t usually test that in reviews that’s really a lot of work to do that in a review, and these drones don’t always work well, because they don’t always pull up your satellite information around these cheap drones. So i don’t always expect a lot out of these drones on waypoint missions, but most people don’t buy these. For that reason, human tracking – i looked at per second that human trafficking that’s, not even tracking that is you follow me. It could be i’ll have to look more closely. It says if you’re in optical flow mode now that’s one thing that sometimes i may throw me for a loop if you’re not an optic, if you’re in gps hold. Sometimes these don’t want to work on like the dynamic tracking or something where it’s we’ll have to see.
I’Ll have to read this more closely but uh. Usually this is where it’s following your phone, but it could be, and that would that would need gps. So this may be one where you draw a box and it follows you, and i have seen some drones do – that where it only wants to work in optical flow mode. So when an optical flow mode, so we have to kick it out of gps to use some of these modes, which is really strange. Palm controls are just telling me to like take photos and videos, so yeah pretty pretty basic thoughts. I know i know the other day. I had a drone, something that didn’t want to work in one feature, and thinking about that now it could have been something stupid. I think it was a little uh, smrc or sm of that little sub. 250 gram, drone m21, but the instruction i hadn’t, i didn’t have any english instructions, someone mailed them to me, and i mean it’s possible that it was a deal where i needed to kick it out of gps mode. So i’ll have to remember that i have to again read this more closely when we get to it, because it shows here surrounding a waypoint it’s, almost like it. Just doesn’t even have a a follow me mode in gps, which again i’ll have to see when you get into the app does it actually need? Is it doing some sort of tracking but – and i guess maybe since it’s following your motion – maybe it doesn’t need gps to do that, and this uses the optical flow camera.
W porządku, guys that’s enough rambling on that. That should cover the basics. On this, what all comes with it so, like i said if you’ve watched the flight review, maybe you come back to this that way getting this out of the way now i know these unboxings and overviews can be quite boring and they’re not most popular i’m. Not a huge fan of doing them, but sometimes if i can’t get out and fly, and i want to get something up on the channel. This helps to get this done. W ten sposób, we knock this out and then i don’t have to say much and get up in air because that’s what you guys really want to see you want to see it fly so it’s good that we’ll get up in the air in the next video, Mam nadzieję, że, A potem, if you need to know anything that comes with it in the finer details, you can come back and check out this video, w porządku, guys if you’re new to the channel. I do appreciate you considering hitting that subscribe button. Also give this video a thumbs up. That’S really important to youtube, to see my channel and direct things here that you guys are interacting. So if you have any questions – or you just want to throw your support, please give it a like and give me a comment just whatever you want to say down in the comments section uh, you know also be sure you click the bell, so you’re notified whenever I help new new videos that you are notified, so you can go view it.