This is rd drones and today, i’m, going to be reviewing the zl rc sg906 pro drone. The sg906 pro is a foldable gps, glonass drone with switchable optical flow, dual cameras and two axis mechanical self stabilization head. It also has a 50x zoom camera, which comes in ultra high definition. 4K drone can also take aerial photographs, along with 1080p video footage. This particular drone comes with brushless motors. It has a flight time of up to 26 minutes and the automatic return will be activated when the power is almost the sg906 pro drone also comes with different modes, including follow me function, orbit mode and waypoint flight. The drone comes with a 7.4 volt 2 800 milliamp battery, which is charged via a micro, usb cable. The drone has a maximum flight altitude of 120 meters and an impressive fpv range of up to 1200 meters, as you will find out later in the video. So let’s have a quick look at a drone in a little more detail. So at the front of the drone, you have a 4k camera which comes with a protective cover, so at the bottom of the drone you have a optical flow positioning system. This gives the drone even more stabilization. The drone comes with a 7.4 volt 2 800 milliamp battery, which slots into the back of the drone. As shown in the picture. This battery is advertised to have a flight time of around 26 minutes, so the power button is on the back of the battery there’s.
Also, four blue led lights. These lights indicate how much life the battery has remaining right. So let’s have a look at the control in a little more detail, so the button on the top left is the speed switch. The one next to that is the one key return button. The red lights are always on when the drone and controller are connected. They also indicate the battery level for the controller. The center of the controller is the power button, so, on the top right of the control, you have the recording button, long press for five seconds to turn off mode two, which is the gps mode. Next, to that is the photo button press once to take a photo. If you long press this for five seconds, it will correct the gps at the bottom of the controller, you have a lcd display. So, on the back left of the controller, you have the headless mode button. You also have the take off and land with one click button and on the right hand, side at the back. You have the two buttons to move the camera up and down, whilst in flight. The drone comes with a very smart carry case. This drone comes with a very decent manual. The manuals are in english, french, spanish, italian, german and japanese right so that’s it for the initial review i’m now going to go and find a suitable field to fly. The drone so i’ll be back shortly morning.
Everyone. This is rd drones and welcome to this drone flight review today, today, i’m going to be reviewing the zl sg906 pro drone. As you can see, we’ve got the perfect weather for drone flying so let’s get this drone set up so to power. On the drone. You just hold the power button on the back here for a couple of seconds, as you can see, there’s four blue lights, light up at the back. That means it’s fully charged and you’ve got some red lights on the bottom flashing. Next, you power on the control. So, as you can see with this control now well, you might not be able to see because it is quite bright but there’s, two battery icons on the right hand, side one for the drone and one for the controller both showing as fully charged all right. So what i’m going to do now is connect to the drone’s wi fi and um connect to the app all right so i’m, now connected to the drones app. The app for this particular drone is the hfun pro app um. As you can see, i’ve put a screenshot on the screen now, so this is for the iphone x. So, as i’ve said before in previous videos, please go and check the manual to ensure that you’ve got the um correct app for a android phone or an iphone. They may differ so now, we’re connected. What we want to do is hit the camera button.
On the right hand, side of the drone hold it down for about five seconds, and this is to set up the gps calibration. So you can see at the back of the drone there’s now: flashing lights, two flashing red lights at the back and two flashing green lights at the front, so let’s rotate the drone horizontally and then vertically. Okay, so now you have two solid green lights at the front and two solid red lights at the back. That means the calibration is completed. Next thing you want to do is calibrate the gyros and to do that, you hit the speed button. On the left hand, side of control just hold it down, and that now is calibrating. The drone styros again make sure you have a flat level surface for the drone before carrying out this procedure so i’m just going to hit the record button on the app. So now recording video, so first thing i’m going to test, as always in my videos, is the stabilization of the drone. So, first of all, we want to arm the motors and to do that, i believe this drone is both joysticks down and out there we go so let’s bring the drone up and just let it hover above the pad. So, as you can see this drone, the gps is locked in it’s, very stable there’s. Hardly any wind today so it’s pretty much perfect, so it’s holding its position very well Music, so let’s test the fpv range, then so that’s the first thing we’re going to do now.
So let’s take the drone up Music, so i’m, going to go up to quite a height today, because we’ve got hardly any wind, so only up 33 meters so i’m going to head out a different way today, because the sun’s pointing there we go so i’m going To head out this way, so let’s go up even more i’m going to go up to about 70 80 meters. Today, oh 90 meters perfect what a view that is all right: let’s head out and the good thing with this um app for this drone you’ve got a compass which makes it a lot easier to track the drone, maybe i’m, going to bring down the um camera Slightly just adjust right that’s on the back of the control that button let’s keep going out all right. Let’S put the drain, maybe it’s a bit windy up there, so we’re about 90 meters. Up so let’s put the speed up so we’re on speed. Two now actually give it an extra bit of power. Perfect still got signal and we’re. Currently, a distance of i’ve actually lost sight of the drone. Okay, we see him all right, though see it on my screen, so we’re, currently at a distance of 450 meters, ah see it again now straight ahead of me, Music, all right, we still got fpv range and i’m now at a distance of 730 meters, so let’s Go up to see if we can go up to about 100 meters.
Let’S. Take the drone up a bit perfect let’s carry on out still got fpv signal, so we’re now at a distance of 890. I say i was really impressed with this drone during the test flight. I really like this drone let’s put the camera down a little bit, so you can see below let’s go up a little bit more there. You go let’s head out a little bit further Music. So now, at a 1063 meters and still fpv signal that’s, pretty impressive Music let’s go off a little bit. Okay, so we’re now disconnected oh no we’re back on now. So i think that as far as we’re going to go here so that’s that 1250 meters and we still have signal that’s pretty impressive i’m – not going to go much further than that. So let’s hit the return to home button, which is this button here. So back the drain comes Music it’s, just going over the road. Now i’ve actually lost sight of the drone. I don’t like flying drones when you lose lose sight of them, but um yeah. I just really wanted it’s perfect weather we’ve not had great weather in the uk, so i haven’t been able to manage to test the drones to their full capability, but this one is very, very good. Let’S just see how close it gets to the landing pad. I can hear it coming here: it’s coming back so now, we’re well it’s, quite fast, so we’re now at 215 meters, already Music, so let’s bring the camera down.
So you can see how close it gets to the to the pad. Okay, so it’s hovering. Just above me now that’s still at a height of 103 meters down it comes as always. I am going to cut the um return to home because normally it’s it’s, very rare, you get the drone land exactly on the pad and it’s been raining. The past few weeks and the grass is long and wet as it’s coming down now, it’s pretty impressive let’s see if we can go a bit lower Music there you go that’s, not too bad i’d, say that’s just hit hit that button there. I would say: that’s a couple of meters away from the landing pad, which is okay, let’s bring the camera up Music right hand, side one is to lift the camera rotate upwards and the left hand side is to rotate down so there’s one test i’m going to Do what i haven’t done with the other two reviews: i’m, just going to test the maximum height of this drone, so let’s just bring it over here spin it round. So the camera is not into the sun, so let’s go up and just test how high this drone can go. Camera is really good for the price of the drone it’s, a very clear picture. You get very good video footage, so we’re running a bit low on battery, so i have to be very careful here so it’s, a maximum of 120 meters right that might be because let’s just bring the camera down slightly.
That might be because i’ve got it set at 120 in the um app, so you may be able to change that. I’Ll have a look once i’ve landed. Okay let’s hit the return to home button again as you’re running low on battery so down. It comes Music. So it takes a while to um return and i’m just going to take some pictures, so let’s hit the camera button. Just so you can see the picture quality let’s just spin it round to here. There you go let’s hit the return to home again, then Music. So i’m gon na have a go at landing. This myself, so don’t judge me i’m, not the best drone, flyer, i’m, quite new to this game. All right, let’s hit the return to home, bring the drone down slightly. I really don’t want to land it in this grass because it is very long. Okay, as you can see there, we go all right so i’m, going to end this video here and replace the battery we’re going to look at some of the app functions which are the orbit mode. Follow me and waypoints all right be back in a minute. Okay, so i’m back battery’s been replaced currently have 14 satellites locked in so ready to go so hit the record button again on the app so now recording so first i’m going to bring the drone up again and test. The follow me, which is linked to the h, fun plus app, so both sticks down and out, make sure the drone’s stable so i’m going to walk over here for this one Music, the drone round, okay, so i’m, in view now so follow me.
So i’ll work out how to do this one so he’s at the top note, not the top one there that’s Music, oh no, it’s, not that one don’t want it to go home! Sorry guys! I should have checked this before that’s orbit. Ah, so it’s, the one that looks like the control controller is the one you use for follow me. So then you click the bottom one there out the free. So now, as you can see, the drone let’s bring this um camera down. Let’S see slightly this drone. Now follows Music: yeah let’s, take it up a little Music, so this drone should now follow yeah as it is Music there. It comes so i’m not dead center in the um screen Music, but it’s, not too bad. The grass is getting a bit long here. Music. Go towards the drone see if the drone goes away from me so i’m back in the screen now Music. So the drone starts to move away Music. All right, let’s go back again as it comes towards me: Music, yeah, so drones following okay, perfect! So let’s come out of this one so follow me, is cancelled. Let’S turn the drone round i’m going to try the orbit mode i’m in the middle of the picture so orbit hit. The one that’s got the three arrows going around in the circle position. Load let’s bring this so that should be in orbit mode now see. If i have to start the movement.
Yes it’s, one of them drones you’ve got to start the movement by looks of it. Nope that’s not working let’s, try again circle so use to set the air. Oh yes, so you do have to use that all right. This doesn’t lift the camera up slightly. Ah so that’s now orbiting Music bring it down a bit. Can you see me in the picture Music there? I am so now it’s orbiting round. You can take it out a little bit. If i stand in the middle here. That was probably my fault. I should have a bit closer to the drone, so you might see me in the shot in a minute Music let’s go out slightly Music there. I am so now. The drone is orbiting around me Music, so that works fine. So what i should have probably done is gone more central to the drone before putting it in orbit mode, lift the camera up slightly, but it seems to be working perfectly well, and this is again you need to initiate the orbit. So to do that, you just move the joystick either way you want the drone to start the orbit, so that’s working fine, so let’s come out of orbit mode. Now we’re going to try waypoints, so let’s go up Music. All right! Waypoints! Is this one at the top so we’re going to draw okay, so that’s not gon na Music right? So we now need to click on the waypoints.
So one two three so i’m, going to take you up higher i’m a little bit wary because there’s trees here Music hit the send button. So now the drone is off to its first waypoint, so let’s lift the camera up. Music just check the camera position there. You go Music after waypoint, one sits, let’s put it in speed mode, two see if that makes a difference. Music so now off to waypoint two, so it seems to be working fine. I am really impressed with this drone um. I know that they’ve got uh new versions of this drone. So for me the money you pay for this drone it does everything that you want it to do, and the newer versions, maybe even better video footage and picture quality. But you know if you can get this drone a lot cheaper than the upgraded versions. I’D still stick with this one i think it’s brilliant, but i will put links to all of them in the um description box. In the youtube video yeah, it seems to be working perfectly well, Music, so that’s, that’s waypoints, so let’s come out of this. We won’t wait for it to get over to waypoint three Music, so what i’m gon na do now in this perfect day, i’m, just gon na fly the drone and get some video footage. So you can see what quality you get from this drone’s camera so hope. You enjoy Music, so Music, so Music, wow Music, so the zl sg906 pro drone is an incredible drone for its price range.
The fact the drone can fly more than 1200 meters and maintain fpv signal is amazing. The video footage is pretty decent possible. Upgrade improvements to a free access, gimbal, which are now in place with the sg906 pro 2.. There are two newer versions on the market now, which is the sg 906 max and the sg907 max. The good thing with these newer drones coming out is that the sg906 pro has come down dramatically in price. I will leave a link in the description for all these drones, but this drone is definitely my favorite so far and highly recommend purchasing so that’s it for today’s drone review. I hope to see you all again for my next review.