Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black

Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
From Holy Stone

Price: $109.99 Details

Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Fulfilled by Amazon and Sold by Holy Stone

Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 2485 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #2774 in Toys & Games
  • Brand: Holy Stone
  • Model: F181
  • Dimensions: 12.20" h x 3.54" w x 12.20" l, .88 pounds

Features

  • Equipped With A Key Return & HEADLESS SECURITY SYSTEM For Any Level Of Player To Prevent From Losing The Copter
  • Altitude Hold Function: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • A Key 360° 4-Ways Flip(left,right,forward,backward), Continuous Roll For Perfect Action And Wonderful Performance
  • Come With Two Batteries(BONUS BATTERY) For Longer Flight Time.
  • Range: About 50-100 Meters. Battery Run Time: About 7-9 Minutes. Charging Time: : About 80 Minutes

Important Tips for Drone: 1.The motors and circuit board will heat up with misuse.We suggest the users take a 10 minute cool down break between flights to ensure the parts last as long as possible. 2.To avoid being burnt up the USB Charger, it should be used under currents input 0.5A. 3.Don't push the throttle up hard directly. Adjust the throttle slowly to avoid damage caused by loss of control. 4.The weight of quad copter is less than 0.5lb and no registration is required for this model on FAA. Cautions for Lipo Battery Usage: 1)Don't use or charge a battery if it shows signs of swelling, pierced, or damaged in any way. 2)Don't charge the battery directly after use, allow it time to cool down in an open and dry area to insure overheating does not occur. 3)Please be away from furniture carpet or anything flammable. A fireproof bag is recommended for lipo battery charge or storage. 4)Don't charge the battery above 0.5A. Make sure to remove the battery from the charger after charging is complete, never overcharge the battery. 5)Be cautious while removing a battery from the charger, it's possible to strip the cords that could lead to a fire( and ruin the battery) Product Description: Model Number: F181 6-axis Gyro stabilization system makes the helicopter more stable and flexible when flying. It has the characteristics of wind-resistant and can be flied indoor or outdoor Includes: 1 x Quad Copter 1 x 2.4G Remote Transmitter 2 x USB charging cable 2 x 3.7V 750mAh LiPO Batteries 4 x Rotating blade 4 x Protection frames 2 x Landing skids 1 x Screwdriver 1 x User Manual For More Accessories, please search the asin below: Motors : B00Y84PH3Y Batteries:B00X9HIPVW 5 in 1 Battery Charger : B00QHUONLE Blades and other Spare Part:B00YDS36UQ Trouble shooting steps 1. Camera is red when it is taking picture or video and it is blue during the vacancy 2. This drone do not have the GPS function. Please read the page information carefully . 3. A fully charged battery can only last for 6-9minutes. The motors and circuit board will heat up with minutes. It is better to cool the motors down for 10 minutes between flights, ensure the parts last as long as possible.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

146 of 149 people found the following review helpful.
4Decent, but great Customer Service
By Jason H
This is (was) my first drone. I didn't want to drop $1000 on a DJI until I knew how to fly. This little guy is a great drone. I will keep this short: I didn't test the camera or even use it. I just wanted to get a drone I could fly indoors and practice. The first thing I can say is READ THE MANUAL. There are things on the controller that are not obvious as far as operation (like trimming the forward/back/left/right). That said, this does fly well for a $100 drone. However one of the motors burned out after my 2nd day of use. So that was rude. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards...my houseplants would also very much agree. Here's a list of pros and cons:

PROS:
1 - Flies well and is very durable (I crashed it about 20 times)
2 - Great lights for night flying
3 - Looks cool
4 - Comes with 2 batteries (about 5 min. of flight each one)

CONS:
1 - Motor burned out on day 2
2 - You have to screw in the prop guards which isnt obvious in the instruction manual
3 - Batteries are kind of a pain to swap out
4 - The light on the USB battery charger dont turn green when the battery is charged

So overall I think this is a $49 drone, not a $100 drone. I am not a fan of having to contact support and wait for motors along with shipping and all that hassle. For $100 I thought the motors would at least last a few months...it's not like I was flying in wind or even outside. But it is a cool little drone, just not super well made.

UPDATE: They sent out a replacement drone to me right away after reading my review on Amazon. That is unheard of these days!

292 of 311 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent flyer! Best in its price range!
By Brian S
After reading countless reviews in search of a quad with a camera, I settled on the Holy Stone F181 and so far, have been quite pleased with it. The initial problem I had with researching was the numerous quads with 5 star reviews were from customers who were given free items in exchange for their reviews. I felt like this skewed the actual results. Who would give a negative review for a company that was giving them free stuff? This was not the case with the Holy Stone F181. Many reviewers have pointed out their exceptional customer service however I didn't think I would need tech support as I am an experienced flyer. I did have one issue in which I reached out to customer service and they went well above and beyond to make sure I was completely satisfied. It's true what they say. Holy Stone stands by their products 100%.

Pros:
Outstanding customer service.
This thing flies extremely smooth.
Has 4 modes, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. 25% being more for beginners and 100% being for more advanced flyers.
Headless mode works quite well.
The flip feature is AWESOME!
Takes decent, not outstanding pictures/videos which was expected for this price range.
Comes with everything you need right out of the box.
I was able to fly this higher than any other quad I own that was in the same price range.
Durable. I've crashed it a couple times without single scratch and have even flown it indoors with relative ease.
Has a "headlight" for visibility during night flying even with the LEDs off.

Cons:
Battery life is somewhat short, as with most quads when recording video and LEDs on.
No higher capacity battery upgrades that I'm aware of.
The controller continuously beeps when in headless mode.

All in all, for the price this one is hard to beat for beginners and even more advanced flyers and Holy Stone customer service is outstanding!

506 of 548 people found the following review helpful.
5copter worked fine, downloaded videos and every one was apparently corrupted
By robert
revised review: after 1st time out getting some video, copter worked fine, downloaded videos and every one was apparently corrupted. videos were not playable. yes there were some hard landings but they were all in tall grass. shouldnt have damaged camera if thats why they arent playable.

Revised Review #2. quadcopter makers sent a complete replacement copter. it works fine and video is also working on this unit. excellent customer service, quick and painless! not often that you can find a company that stands behind their product aswell as Holy Stone. A++

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