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May 21, 2017, 07:31 AM
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Visuo XS809W review- now also with XS809HW comparison


Visuo XS809W review. Mavic style wifi fpv folding quadcopter drone in great style, design & build. Has adjustable 0.3 mp camera & tx controller with icons for functions.

Visuo XS809W Review - Unboxing, inspection & setup (Part I) (14 min 0 sec)
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May 21, 2017, 07:36 AM
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It's a pretty nice package for this price: https://www.banggood.com/VISUO-XS809W-WIFI-FPV-With-2MP-HD-Camera-Headless-Mode-Foldable-Arm-RC-Quadcopter-RTF-p-1153626.html

Fun toy to play with!
May 21, 2017, 07:43 AM
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Unfortunately it is not in stock here, but it is in stock here: http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...?lkid=10746128
May 21, 2017, 11:36 AM
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Visuo XS809W Folding FPV Camera Drone Flight Test Review


This cheap portable folding FPV drone records relatively good 720p HD video. Throw it in your backpack and take it hiking. Find the 720p HD version exclusively here ($10 off with coupon LQPVXR)
and here is the widely available cheaper 0.3MP low resolution version here ($8 off with coupon LQPMPV)

NOTE THAT THE CURRENT VERSION NOW BEING SHIPPED BY ALL VENDORS CONTAIN THE ALTITUDE HOLD FEATURE. Non altitude hold XS809W have all been sold out.

and here is my flight demonstration of the 720p version
Visuo XS809W Folding FPV Camera Drone Flight Test Review (14 min 28 sec)


Pros
- The quadcopter's arms are foldable to make it very portable, such as in a backpack.
- Very maneuverable and sporty for a camera quadcopter.
- Can be controlled and flown via its controller or your smartphone/tablet. Controller buttons are all well labeled.
- Records relatively good quality 720p 20fps HD (720p version only) video directly to a microSD memory card inserted into the quadcopter. Both versions will also record video directly to your phone via WiFi, however the WiFi transmitted video is of lower 640 x 480 pixel VGA resolution.
- Camera lens can be swiveled up to view sky and horizon, or down to eliminate props from camera view
- XSW UFO app is available on Google Play here and itunes here
- Good control and FPV range of about 80 meters.
- Headless mode and one key return.
- Does not require FAA registration (and as of 5/19/2017, no quadcopter does anymore

Cons
- Proprietary battery.
- A little bit of jello in the video.
- No altitude hold for the FPV model. Because of this, automatic takeoff and automatic landing buttons are inoperable on the controller.
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May 21, 2017, 09:55 PM
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Unfortunately it is not in stock here, but it is in stock here: http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...?lkid=10746128
That is the low resolution 0.3MP version. Currently only TomTop has the HD 2MP version in stock, although others will also likely be getting it in the near future.
May 22, 2017, 10:24 AM
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Nice, two reviews to see
May 25, 2017, 12:54 AM
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And here's my review of the TIANQU / VISUO XS809W as well.

TIANQU VISUO XS809W Foldable Drone (8 min 44 sec)


Note that with coupon code RC18OFF at checkout from here you should be able to get this one for under $50 at GB. Unfortunately my review is not of the 2MP camera version which is now discontinued.
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May 25, 2017, 10:55 AM
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Next question: how long will it take before we see Spark look-a-likes?

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May 25, 2017, 11:09 AM
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Visuo XS809W review - Day & Night flights (Part II)


Visuo XS809W review - Day & Night flights (Part II) (14 min 17 sec)
May 25, 2017, 03:37 PM
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Next question: how long will it take before we see Spark look-a-likes?

Knowing china... not long!
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Jun 02, 2017, 04:17 PM
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Mine just came in the mail


This is a fun little quad. It was raining outside but I did run it indoors at 25% speed and it handled very well.
Jun 02, 2017, 05:22 PM
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My review of the XS809HW version: http://www.drone-maniac.com/test-visuo-xs809hw/
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Jun 04, 2017, 10:46 AM
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Visuo XS809HW Altitude Hold Folding FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Flight Test Review


This is the altitude hold upgrade version. It is pretty much the same as the previous XS809W, but now with altitude hold. You can get it here (not an affiliate link)

NOTE THAT THE CURRENT VERSION NOW BEING SHIPPED BY ALL VENDORS CONTAIN THE ALTITUDE HOLD FEATURE. Non altitude hold XS809W have all been sold out.
And also note that there is also a cheaper low resolution 0.3MP version (does not have 720p HD camera). Don't be a cheapskate, as you will likely regret it later when you see the poor video that it produces.

And here is its flight demonstration
Visuo XS809HW Altitude Hold Folding FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Flight Test Review (17 min 42 sec)
Jun 04, 2017, 11:43 AM
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Would be interesting to see if balancing the props would reduce/eliminate the jello
Jun 04, 2017, 12:51 PM
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Would be interesting to see if balancing the props would reduce/eliminate the jello
Probably would help. But I fly them as they come out of the box so that the viewers know what to expect.


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