Welcome to my channel check this out. This is the v copter. You know, ive had this for quite a while and ive never reviewed it well. This was announced way back in december 2019 by zero, zero robotics and i bought it in december 2019 and it shipped me in october of 2021. So that was an awfully long wait time now, theres a reason i havent reviewed this since ive had it since october and im going to tell you my reasons at the end of this review, so stay tuned for that. But right now you know the v. Copter is pretty cool and its got some interesting specs to it, which im gon na put up here. You know the most important spec to take note of. Is it only has two motors, so its a bi copter. If it had one motor, i guess wed call it a helicopter, so by only having two motors, you get a longer flight time and it is true in my tests with this drone. The flight time is quite long and also with only two motors. I will tell you this is a very quiet drone, i think its almost as quiet, if not quieter, than all the mini drones on the market, its very quiet, so you can see from the specs up here. It can shoot 4k video at 30 frames per second. It does have a tracking feature to follow you around. It does have obstacle detection, i wouldnt really call it obstacle avoidance its obstacle.

Detection obstacle avoidance, usually means that theres an obstacle. I will avoid it and go around it. This is more like theres, an obstacle im. Just gon na stop between the controller and the drone, they are using the 2.4 gigahertz spectrum of communication and the 2.4 gigahertz spectrum is really good for long distance and range and penetration. I did find in my test. It does have good penetration as for range. If you watch other youtube reviewers, they didnt get very much range. So i cant really tell you. I did a small range test in this video youre gon na see, and since it only has two motors, it has a wind resistance of class five, so class five is pretty good for most drones, all right. So how about we get into my review of this little baby? So uh check this out all right. V, copter cant, take off no satellite warning. Weak gps takes a while to get a gps signal on this baby. All right im out here with the v copter and the first thing i notice – is that it takes quite a while to get gps satellites. So right now its been sitting there for a little while and it says cant take off and it still says i dont have enough gps satellites to take off. I am in a place here with the sky open theres, this little skinny metal pole that might be blocking some satellites and a tree, but other than that its wide open.

It should get the satellites pretty quick, so its a little slow on that way. Yeah were up to seven satellites now its still not enough to take off. Oh my god, this thing is ridiculously slow at getting satellites. What kind of technology are they using in this thing? All right? I took the drone from over there and i moved it to over here so uh. It would get no tree uh away from the skinny pole. Its got some trees back there, but you can kind of see through them and what am i up to for satellites? Oh look at this look at this. It says take off! Oh my god! Now, if you look at my phone screen its kind of dull out here, so ive already changed the exposure value. It was at zero and using the right little dial here. I can put it up so its not smart enough to brighten itself for days like today, so im brightening up to oh, i might over brighten it im going to put a plus seven to start with. There we go thats, plus seven and uh. My satellites are going in and out im at seven again. It says i can take off, though oh no, i cant take off now. Oh my god. Oh my god. Now the gps satellites gone away. This thing must not work well for a lot of people. I cannot believe this drone drop back to seven satellites.

Its got ta go at least to eight to go. Take off its really bad with the gps signal. I dont know what the problem is. Right start. These motors up there we go and if the gps keeps on working, it will stay still in the air. Take it on up its very quiet. I will say that all right, so here i am right here. The drone is right there. What im noticing already is it thinks theres obstacles everywhere, even when i put it up in the air, so ive left the obstacle avoidance on and it it sometimes just doesnt move anywhere so im gon na leave it on just for this test. Uh right now you can see what the video looks like. This is 4k 30. This would be the video from this here. Camera thats, the highest. You can get it so lets. Take it up and fly it around. Lets go up so now it says on my screen on my phone, it says warning you have reached the max flight altitude, wait for the gps signal to be normal. So once again, ive gone down to six satellites, so im holding it up there, and hopefully it gets more satellites well here, let me just fly it around anyways at that height, so heres, a few things i can tell you already uh you can see if you Leave the obstacle avoidance on it gets really confused. It starts bouncing in the air like that.

It doesnt have a clue what to do and yeah, so you really want to turn that avoidance off other than that. The only positive i could say with it right now is its pretty quiet for a drone, its pretty quiet im, going to turn the obstacle avoidance off so in my menu. If my phone record is working ill, go here and you just go down to obstacle avoidance and ill turn, you off, are you sure yes turn off ill turn you on later, i like it better with the obstacle avoidance off oh yeah, much better. Much better lets see what the active track is like on here. Im gon na put an active track over here on the left that says manual mode, ill click on that go to manual mode. I want omni follow so here we go uh. Please click on target. That would be me the big go altitude to too low. I thought as much okay, so lets bring it up. There we go. It says you can follow the truck the jeep or me so im gon na pick me altitude is too low. How high do you want this thing to go? Okay, its way up there, though hit go there. We go start three, two one, so this drone should now follow me. So let me try gon na walk by my jeep here and lets see. If it follows me, yeah its following me: ill come over here on the road.

You know i stand out its black still, there make sure its following me and not just sitting there in there yeah its following me, thats good and does it have the ability? If i walk towards it, will it go backwards, im walking towards it and there it is you cant spook it you got to sneak up on it really slow. If i walk fast its going to lose me watch if i walk normal speed, yeah, oh no, its still got me almost losing me almost losing me. Oh yeah, its yeah, its now its looking straight down because its almost lost me come on come on drone. I got to bring the drone over because its like very slow. It wants to keep such a huge distance away from me all right now, its close to that tree. So if i walk on an angle in order for it to follow me, i want to make sure it still sees me and sees the tree okay, so it didnt crash into the tree its coming its coming its probably going to lose me. If i go around the tree, but lets see ill just keep watching on the monitor, does it last me? Is it going to fly in, looks like its getting close to that tree? Hopefully it stopped oh, its not coming anymore, so i guess it did stop its up there and its flying backwards. Now, oh and its got me again interesting, thats interesting lets.

Try this tree go this one im gon na walk right around this tree im going around it coming out the other side. No, it didnt find me that time, but i was surprised it found me the other time when it lost me. Let me go back and come out. The other side lets come out and ill just stand here now on my screen. It doesnt even say it lost me its just there im controlling it now, oh, the obstacle avoidance is on so its a little jerky its going through the trees here. What are you looking at? It keeps thinking theres, something in front of it. Theres, nothing everythings far away, so its jerking around keeps on saying obstacle detected so its stuck when it says obstacle detected. It will not move in the air its stuck there. You have to turn it sideways or fly it backwards. Here we go. I got to turn this obstacle avoidance off its really annoying. What was the other one track? Shots? Oh thats different, so heres track shots. Now, click on me. The drone will take the target as the center and record during surging. Oh, so i think its gon na fly backwards or something lets go start three, two one there we go its flying backwards. Good thing, i left it lots of space, so it just has droning mode thats about it, so its flying up and outwards its doing its thing. I dont know if it comes back, will it come back to my winter wonderland? How far are you going dronie all right? It stopped.

Finally that went uh. It says that went a distance of 48 meters away and it is coming back its just going to follow it same path flies so much better. With the avoidance off lets. Uh show you the speed modes here, so on the side of the controller, you have a normal like they call it. I dont know like leisure mode and sport mode, so im in leisure right now, all right here we go full speed in leisure mode. There we go Music, its not bad, so heres, leisure mode. Coming back at me. There we go, and i just put it up there, because theres no obstacle avoidance dont hit the jeep okay, now im gon na go in sport mode ill! Put it back this way. So here we go full blast in sport mode. Im, gon na go past that camera too. This is sport, little faster, not massively faster, a little faster, and here we go coming back at sport. There we go all right next thing to do. Is uh check the range on here im just gon na fly, see where i am right here. Im gon na fly straight that way back there and its a little forest. Take it up over the forest and just see how far it goes. So here we go over my head, so im going to try to get it to go over that little forest im aiming right at it here and i just want to see if the signal keeps on going.

It says im at 150, 160 meters im going to take it to about 500 meters and then bring it back Music. So there we go. It just went over that tiny little forest im out in the farmers fields and no mans land and im coming up to about 500 meters. The signals really strong, so its all good that way: good reception for most things and im just going to turn it around. Now and im going to bring it back, look at my forest down here and im going to bring it back in sport mode. There we go. Yes, i switched to sport mode, and here we go full speed on my screen. It says the max im getting is about 10 meters per second right now in sport, mode, Music, okay, so now, im flying behind the school receptions still good yeah, not bad reception behind the school is decent a lot of times the school blocks reception, but its all Good and now im going to come down to the ice over here you can see theres ice and a lot of times when you fly down here, because its way behind those trees over there uh reception is really bad, so lets see ill bring it down the Reception would not be that good, but its still good, okay, its the way up there lets try some photos. Im gon na hit, stop on record and snap some photos: Applause, Music. Okay. I have a switch on here, return to home im gon na press it there.

We go return now confirm return to where i am so. You can come to where your phone is or where it took off from so im going to say, come back to where you took off from and lets see where it comes back its going to go up to the height i set it at for return to Home and then it should fly back and land right here. All right, where are you? Oh, its up top its coming down comes down very slowly now bring the camera down. So you can see what it sees there. We go there. I am theres the landing pad its not far off. Is it look at that? Look at that? Oh whats, it gon na what whats it gon na land on and it slid down the side of the embankment, but it landed and it turned itself off now. You saw in that review. It was a dull, overcast, cold winter day. Arent. All my days like that up here, so drones, usually dont perform well in those type of days, especially with poor lighting. This one did okay, so you can take away your own opinion. How you thought the 4k 30 frames per second video looked with the sensor and the camera on this drone and the photos as well, given that the lighting was dull, but now youre wondering okay. So how does it work at night? Is it any good? Can it take anything reasonable usable that i can use well uh check this out here we have our v copter falcon preparing for takeoff.

It does fly very well at night, no issues there. My cell phone is in the top left. That is what i was looking at and to me the image looked pretty good, but this is the image right here: yeah thats, what it recorded. So a lot of noise in the image does not look good. You could not use this for anything partially, my fault, because i had the exposure value cranked up to 1.7 and im, bringing it down here to one. So even at one yeah still lots of noise. It should be at zero and youre gon na see even at zero, its not the greatest, but it doesnt prove itself. So as we go on here, im gon na reduce the exposure value and bring it down a few notches and bring it all the way down to zero. And you see, as the exposure value is going down, youll see the noise in the sky, reduce and blacks become blacker. This drone is not designed to film at night, not at all, so this is the best you will get filming at night. For some of you, this may be acceptable for others, probably not the greatest video that youve seen for night flight now. This is my favorite part right here. Look at the stop sign isnt that cool watch that again the shadow from the v copter that looks so cool yeah. The v copter does have a very unique shape and for people who are used to seeing drones when they see the v copter theyre a little bit confused.

As a matter of fact, this guy driving the car coming around the corner. Well, his headlights would pick up the v copter and i wonder what he thought it was. It probably looked a little bit different to him, and here we have the v copter landing. I did not put on the landing legs and it still lands fine. So, after all that what are my thoughts on this drone well, first off a bonus point is its very quiet, its a very quiet drone. So if you need something quiet to fly around and not spook anything its pretty good, but talking about spooking things, this drone gets spooked by its own shadow. The obstacle avoidance is terrible on this drone and i think it might have been because its not a sunny day. You know if its sunny and no snow on the ground, you get better contrast for the obstacle avoidance. Here we have white snow white sky, it was getting spooked at every turn and second, and when the obstacle avoidance thinks everything around, it is an obstacle it just doesnt fly. The tracking on here is really good, at least in my test. It turned out to be pretty good. I like the fact that, when it lost me, it could find me again, at least in that one instance, i did put the obstacle avoidance on while tracking in a few cases and to me it didnt seem like the obstacle avoidance was working while it was tracking Me because it was getting awfully close to a lot of items.

So if anybody out there has this drone and you have obstacle avoidance on and it still crashes its probably because it doesnt work very well, while its tracking you once again that could have been due to the lighting im, not really sure other good thing long flight Time on that battery, i had no complaints about the flight time. It was very long and i did find the penetration at close range penetration. The signal to the drone going through objects, trees, buildings at close range – was really good. The gps uh. You can already guess what im gon na say about that it is terrible. I also found that you know for the app theres limited features on what this can do, especially considering the price of this drone. The camera has very few settings for manual control. You can play with the exposure value like i did, which is very wise to play with on dull days, but other than that there wasnt too many other controls. There is an option for raw photos, but it was grayed out on my app so theres something goofy going on there. So i could only take photos and jpeg it. Doesnt do a lot now, maybe in the future, to do more, apparently theres, eight gigs of memory inside. So, if you dont put a micro sd card inside it, it will use the internal memory and finally, the price of this drone. The price of this drone seems to jump all over the place wherever you check online.

I dont think this drone is worth the price theyre asking for this drone. I think its more like a six or seven hundred dollar drone. I dont think its a way over a thousand not for something like this, not with the drone and the controller, not with what it can do currently. Also, the technology in this drone is kind of like the old 2016 dji mavic pro drone very similar. To that. I think they took this technology from that and stuck it in here, because it would be very inexpensive to grab 2016 technology and toss it into a drone like this. This case over here is the carry case for the drone it opens up and the drone fits in there nicely. Obviously, you can only fit the drone in there, not the controller, and when you take the drone out, you do or do not have to put the stand on. This is the stand so that, when it lands it doesnt tip over uh, you dont really need for takeoff, but for landing. Sometimes, if the ground is uneven, its a good idea to have it on also with the controller they do not include a cable that goes from the controller to your phone. They expect that you have one. So i took one here from my fimmy 2022 edition and it works fine. Now before i tell you why i did not review this drone back in october. How about i show you? What comes in the box so check this out? This is the box that contains your v copter, and this is the box that contains your blast off controller.

Your v copter is housed in a nice carrying case. So when you remove the carrying case, youll find two pamphlets to get you started. Then one layer down youll find all your accessories for your v copter. You do receive two spare props, plus a screwdriver and screws, as well as a usbc cable and your power brick to charge up your battery. Also, the landing legs are included. Opening the v copter case youll find the v copter and, i will say its very well put together. It feels really good in the hands quality. Build sensors on the bottom include an optical flow as well as two infrared landing sensors to prepare the v copter for take off. You just extend the two arms and you will notice that each of the motors has a gimbal on it to rotate the motors so that you can fly forward backwards up front. You have three cameras. The two up top are fixed in place for obstacle, detection and the one at the bottom is your 4k 30 frames per second camera on a three axis camera gimbal, total takeoff weight of the v copter is 763 grams. The included battery is a 4 500 milliamp hour battery. You do have a data port on the side to remove your videos and photos off the drone as well. Your micro, sd card slot and bind button are located on the other side now. Well. Take a quick look at the blast off controller: you do receive instructions with the controller.

The blast off controller is well designed. Your joysticks are hidden underneath you can store them there and just put them in place when youre ready to use it. At the front of your controller, you have a charge port and a connection port. In addition, you have two assignable buttons on the rear, as well as two jog dials and a take a video button and a take a photo button. The power button can be found on the right hand, side and the speed button can be found. On the left hand side all right, so you waited this long through the video to see why i didnt review this product in october 2021 and, let me just say its because zero zero robotics is a company thats been around for a while ive been in the Hobby since 2013., i know the skeletons in the closet of zero, zero, robotics and im not going to go into them ill. Just say that they are a company that always over promises and under delivers, and they only make products by getting your money in advance. And if they cant deliver or deliver well yeah, sometimes you dont get your money back, and that was the case with this here drone a lot of people were waiting and waiting and wanted their 100 deposit they put down on this drone and trying to get it Back and a lot of people had difficulty and they had to go to paypal and put in a complaint to try to get their money back because the company just wasnt, giving people their money back not to everybody, anyways and thats.

For the simple reason that the company needed all that money to make this drone, so this drone is nothing new on the market. So let me just tell you the story really quick back in december of 2019 december 2019. That long ago, zero zero robotics put out a notice to the world that were making this drone. And if you give us 100 u.s, we will ship it to you in two months time, so they promised to ship it in february of the year 2020. Two months later well, i knew that wasnt gon na happen thats the old over promise under deliver. They just want your money, so now they can invest it in other projects, theyve done and other things, and i knew this thing was going to be delayed. So in february zero zero robotics said nope kovits here kovits here were not shipping it. You know, kovit was in china in december of 2019 when they made the announcement. There was nothing new with kovit and in order for a company to say in december of 2019 that yep, if you give us a hundred bucks, were shipping in february means that all they needed was the money to have this drone manufactured. In other words, they had the drone finished, they just didnt have it manufactured and then just so people didnt take their money back. They said well ship it in july of 2020.. Nope never happened, then september of 2020 came and they said well ship.

It then nope. Never happened and then they went silent and again yeah people had difficulty getting their money back and then for some weird reason: it just showed up an email in september of 2021 said: hey. If you want it, just pay us the difference, which was i dont, know. 5.99 or 4.99 – i cant remember now and well ship it to you, so they did they shipped it to me and i received it in october and the drone is pretty much 2019 or earlier technology now. This also brings me to the next point. There is a firmware upgrade to i dont really know if it adds anything additional, but it does fix some problems with the drone. But the firmware is not as simple as just attach your phone and it does it automatically. No, you have to download a program and that program has to go on your windows, computer. I dont know if it works with a mac. The problem with that is this. Look at my screen. Yes, zero, zero, robotics being, as you know, dark and shady as they are even their website says: dont trust it. So with all that said, thats my review, i think if they would have put this drone out way back in february of 2020, as promised, we would all be singing a different tune. At least i would, i would be singing a big different tune going man. This is pretty cool because you think back to february 2020.

This would have been a pretty good drone, but now were in 2022 and its kind of long in the tooth, especially for the price asking now if they reduce the price to like 600 or 700 u.s. For this package, then, i think people will buy it and it will be a good drone to get because it is pretty cool. It does kind of look like. I know they call it the falcon. But to me it looks like a bat like when its coming at you. It looks like something off the batman show or batman symbol, batman movie anything. It kind of looks like that, so they should have called it. The zero zero robotics v copter bat, and i think it would have been much better, and the final thing i want to say about the drone is that its very well designed so im going to give props to zero zero robotics. For that uh. Its designed very well in that when you hold it its solid in the hands and everything it cannot survive a crash as youve seen on many youtube videos reviewers crashed it. They probably did the follow me thing uh and had the obstacle avoidance on and thought it worked. I dont think so: anyways they probably crashed it and uh yeah. So it doesnt take much of a fall to break the arm when the arm is broken. Yeah youre gon na have to get it repaired all right guys.

I hope this video was a negative im, just giving you my my per thats. Only mine captain drone personal thoughts of the company, zero zero robotics. If youve had good experiences with them, then yeah post a comment below because maybe maybe my information is just so old school right now. I dont know anyways guys. If you enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs up. I will put links below to places you can buy this drone case. You want to buy it. You know like i said it is a little bit pricey, but if you think its pretty cool just having two motors and the long flight time, then it might be. The drone for you all right guys hope you enjoyed this video. If you want to see more cool products on the market, it could be anything in the rc hobby then make sure you subscribe all right catch you in the next video bye Music.

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