Before i get into the content, i need to let you know the video is sponsored by banggood i’d like to say thanks to banggood, for sending this unit out. For review and remind you guys, if you’d like to score this drone for yourself, i’ve got an affiliate link in the description. It really helps out if you use those affiliate links, because the channel gets a little bit of a referral commission from banggood and it doesn’t cost you anything extra. I also want to remind you if you’re in the market, for a quadcopter, like this sg908 or rc airplanes or electronics or radios, make sure to check banggood out they’ve been a very good partner to rc video reviews sending me equipment. So i can give you guys a first look before you spend your money. So let’s return a favor by giving bang good a look. If you’re in the market for rc gear all right, let’s get started, you probably know i don’t have a habit of actually unboxing products on video, but in this case i wanted to show you the box, because this is how it arrived. It came in a plastic bag in this exterior box and there’s. Just no no damage at all everything looks really good on the outside. All right, let’s see what’s inside right away, you’re greeted with a nice little bag with a zl logo. Let’S get this thing out of the box, as i unpack the drone i’d like to go over a couple of key features.
To explain to you guys why i picked this one for review. The first one is that it has brushless motors. I don’t like the idea of running brush motors on quads. I know they’ll do the job, but i really prefer brushless motors for myself. The second reason is because it comes with a gps and return to home, and not only does it have gps. It also supports glonass. This drone also has optical flow with automatic switching. So if you’re indoors, you can fly it and if you’re outdoors it’ll use both it use both modes it’s dual mode outdoors. It also has a three axis: camera gimbal and a 4k camera there’s. A little bit of marketing at work on the camera i’ll talk about that in just a minute. According to the book, it has a range of 1200 meters for control and 800 meters for imaging using 5g wi fi on your phone during post i’ll put the name of the app on the screen for you, but it’s called h, fun plus when i search for It looks like it’s been renamed hfun pro. It is available for ios and android regarding the batteries it uses 3 400 milliamp hour 2 cell batteries for the drone, and it claims 28 minutes of flight time we’ll see about that. It also uses four double a batteries for the remote now. Regarding the camera, there are two cameras on this drone. One is forward looking and that’s a 4k camera.
It uses a sony imx 179 sensor. I did a little reading on the sensor and the video resolution is only 20 48 by 1080 it’s, not actually 4k on the video. It does transmit 1208 by 720 in sd format or 2048 by 1080 in hd format back to your screen, and it also supports photo resolution of 4096 by 3072 that’s. Why they get away with calling it a 4k camera. You can see on the bottom there’s the optical flow camera. The book also says it supports a 50 x digital zoom and a 32 gig sd card. According to the specs on the camera, the max frame rate is 30 frames per second, the downward looking camera is 1280 by 720 at 25 frames per second. Finally, regarding specifications, this drone has a couple of pretty cool flight modes, including follow me. Waypoint trajectory loiter, low power lost connection, return to home gesture and one key return to home. The camera gimbal cover is not installed, but they do have one in the bag i’ll get to that in just a little bit. I do like the gunmetal gray, finish: that’s kind of cool looking it’s bet for me, it’s better to have that color than black out in this florida, sun next i’ll just pop these arms open and they lock very solid in place while they’re extended. They do include a nice little gimbal cover to protect your camera too, on the port side of the drone there’s a slot for the sd card.
One battery is already installed in the drone and they slide out by pushing this latch down and pulling it out. There’S. Also, a power indicator when you press the button, you turn the drone on and check the battery power by pressing that button and holding it. As i mentioned in the opening, this is a 3 400 milliamp hour 7.6 volt battery pack here’s a look at the controller it’s got this nice little matte texture on the front that feels pretty good. The buttons feel okay there’s, nothing to write home about and, of course, the gimbal sticks aren’t installed, then, on the back side, there’s a couple of buttons. I think these are for controlling the gimbal i’m, not 100 sure yet but i’m pretty sure those are for gimbal movement. Finally, in the bag, there’s a box with some parts looks like some spare propellers well. This is interesting in the box. There’S instruction manuals in german, spanish, japanese, english, italian and french and a warning card for precautions on using the camera. Please remove the protective cover from the camera before starting the product inside the bag. There are some stick ends for the gimbals they’re kind of press fit, but they seem to go in better if you just kind of give them a little bit of a twist. While you apply pressure to mount your phone, you just extend the arms, and these will slide up and down these legs on the back are not antenna.
They’Re just stands so you can set the controller down and not have a tip over. The last thing in the bag is a micro, usb cable that connects to the back of the battery. So you can charge it i’m, taking a look at the quick start guide and they say precaution. It starts off by talking about precautions for the camera. Please remove the protective cover. Don’T touch the gimbal when starting the product turn on the power of the drone and then the power of the remote control after the drone of the remote control is automatically synchronized and the light of the remote control changes from flashing to steady on after the frequency. Synchronization is successful, looks like that’s happened, place the drone on the horizontal surface and press and hold figure one. The instruction button for five seconds long press. This key for five seconds looks like the camera button. Pick up. The drone and press figure two to rotate three clockwise: okay, so rotate the drone. Okay, there’s a beep now you’re supposed to turn it right side up and spin it again there’s another beep and looks like the lights are solid, so that should be complete at this point. All right next up is a zone gyroscope and gimbal level calibration place. The drone still on a horizontal surface and press and hold the remote control for five seconds to make a beep, as shown in the figure, the drone light changes from fast flashing to slow flashing.
Okay. So we press and hold this one for five seconds. One thousand one one thousand two, one thousand three one thousand four one thousand five: okay. I guess that calibrates, the gimbal okay to switch into optical flow mode, apparently you’re supposed to hold a record button for five seconds and we’re. Seeing no satellites after the switch is successful, the remote control will emit a beep at this time. The drone will not have all gps related function. One click return low power return, uncontrolled return, pay attention to flying height distance, to avoid the drone. At this time, the throttle stick and the directional stick are pushed to the lower left corner and the lower right corner at the same time. Okay, i guess that arms, it yep that armed it yep Music, okay. Well, we got an arm out of the deal. Okay, drone and remote battery control placement charging yeah that’s already in there drone bit. Okay, know your remote app turn on the power of the drone, find the hotspot okay, we’re. Finally, gon na get into the cool part: okay there’s, the drone, so we’ll connect to that. If you need to use the mobile app to control the aircraft directly, you need to turn off the remote control before using it. The mobile phone is connected to the wi fi hotspot on the drone and connected. Then you can open the mobile app and use it. Okay, so let’s try and open the mobile app i’ve already downloaded it it’s hfun pro let’s see what this looks like and i’ll lay this flat.
So you guys can see it. Okay, i’ve taken a quick little run through the software, and let me just give you an idea of what’s going on across the top. You have a camera button that lets you select different modes, you can pick either the front facing camera or the down facing camera, or you can actually go into a split screen mode. So you can see the down facing camera is hitting my desk in the front facing camera is also aimed at my desk i’m doing that, so you can see what’s on the screen and then you also have options to intermix what you have on your phone. So if your phone has a front facing camera, you can also pull that in in picture in picture, so that’s kind of a cool little trick and then you’ve got pan and tilt right here on the screen. So you can bring the pan and tilt up and down. You can also zoom by pinching and then you can start the and then you can take a picture by pressing the camera button. You can start recording by pressing the record button when you press this button. It brings up virtual gimbal, so you can control the drone by using the screen. The 50 button i’m, not sure exactly what that does yet i’ll have to look into that one. The bottom button looks like a some kind of one click take off and then again pan and tilt and on the right hand, side are all your different flight modes, you’ve got waypoint mode and then the follow me mode, the automatic landing, the gesture mode and then The loiter mode at the bottom on the remote you get an idea of wi fi signal strength.
The number of gps’s, the h and d stand for height and distance. What mode you’re in in your battery power levels that wraps up my first look at the zl sg 908 drone at the end of this video i’ll attach some raw footage from the 4k recordings that i’ve done on the desk. Just so, you can get an idea of how good the video quality is on this drone. If you like this kind of content, make sure you hit the subscribe button and the notification bell, so you know a new material hits the channel. I like to say thanks again to banggood for sending this unit out for review. That’S all i’ve got for today. Take it easy Music, hey if you like the work. I do here on rc video reviews. Please consider joining me on patreon for about the price of a cup of coffee. You can help me keep making videos just like this one, if you’d like to help out there’s a link in the description and on your screen.