DBPOWER UDI U842 Predator FPV Drone Review

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DBPOWER UDI U842 Predator 2.4GHz 4 Channel 6 Axis Gyro Quadcopter Drone with FPV Wifi Camera

 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to enter the extremely exciting world of FPV (First Person View) Drone flying but thought it was probably too expensive?

 

Well now’s your chance as the DBPOWER UDI U842 Predator is loaded with great features and comes ready for FPV real-time video transmission streaming directly to your mobile device. You can also control the Quadcopter just using your mobile if you prefer, and to round it off this Drone is very reasonably priced and suitable for beginners as well as intermediate pilots.

 

Very sturdy and robust, we think it’s great value for money.

 

Here is a quick summary overview;

 

Who Is This Suitable For?


Green Tick   Beginners / Novice
Green Tick   Intermediate
Green Tick   Kids



Pros


+ FPV live video feed via your phone

+ Control with your phone or the controller

+ 2 x Batteries included

+ 6 Axis Gyro Control and Headless Mode

+ One key flips and return functions

+ Very sturdy and robust

 

Cons


– Can struggle in windy conditions

 

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Main Features


  • FPV REAL TIME TRANSMISSION: Connect your phone with the Quadcopter HD camera and the view will be shown directly on your phone in real time

 

  • GRAVITY INDUCTION APP: Allows You to Fly Forward, Backward, Left or Right in Correspondence to the Angle at Which You Hold Your Mobile Device

 

  • 6-AXIS GYRO: Control system assists with stable flying

 

  • HEADLESS MODE: Usually the forward direction is the same as the Quadcopter nose direction, but if using Headless mode the forward direction will be the same as your remote controller

 

  • ONE KEY RETURN: Avoid loss and return your Quadcopter at the press of a key

 

  • 3D FLIPS:  Ability to perform 360° Flips with one press of a key

 

  • CONTROL DISTANCE: Transmitter about 50-80 meters – Video Transmission Range about 30 meters

 

  • BLADE PROTECTORS: Protective circles preventing the blades getting damaged during collision and for safety

 

  • LOW POWER ALARM: When the Drone power is low, the remote controller will give an alarm to remind you

 

  • 2 x BATTERIES: Flying time: Around 6-9 minutes per battery /  Charging time: About 150 minutes (USB Charging)

 

  • WEIGHT:  Weight of the Quadcopter is less than 0.5lb, so no FAA registration is required

 

  • LED LIGHTS: Keeps your Aircraft visible if flying at night

 


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What is Included in the Box?


Here’s what you get for your money;

 

 
  • 1 x U842 WiFi FPV Quadcopter with Camera
  • 1 x 2.4GHz Controller
  • 2 x 1000mAh LiPo Batteries
  • 1 x USB Battery Charger
  • 1 x 4GB Micro-SD Card
  • 4 x Spare Propellers
  • 4 x Blade Guards
  • 1 x Lens Hood
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x Spanner
  • 1 x User Manual

 

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So What Do We Think – Our Verdict


If you’re a beginner/intermediate looking for a fairly decent First Person View (FPV) Quadcopter loaded with extras then this is a really good choice for you.

 

It has powerful, ultra-responsive motors, so if you are a beginner you will need to be careful while learning to fly as it will be easy to lose control.

 

Once you get going it’s great to fly and you can perform stunts as the press of a button which is a lot of fun.

 

6 Axis Gyro and Headless flight systems keep you stable and assist when flying, while the one key return function is very useful whilst you are still getting used to the controls.



The wifi module is already built in which then connects the camera directly to your mobile device via an App you download.

 

You can then see exactly what your camera sees with a live video feed on your mobile device, which is also recorded to a micro SD card which is included.

 

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An added feature is you can also control the Quadcopter using the App your phone.

 

The flight time is about 6-9 minutes and will take more power if you use the FPV camera function.

 

Charging time is quite long at around 150 minutes so it good that there is an extra battery included.

 

Please note that the unit will heat up so it’s always recommended you wait 10 minutes before flying again with a new battery or you may burn out the components quickly.

 

You can also order extra batteries if you want to keep the fun going.

 

The controller is fairly easy to get used to and as mentioned you can use the phone app to control your flight as well.

 

Overall this is a great Quadcopter and we think real value for money for what you are getting.

 

It’s great to fly and the FPV gives you a completely different and exciting perspective when flying, especially if you use a VR headset (not included).

 

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If you found this useful, check out more of our reviews here.

 

Please leave us a comment below and let us know what you think of this Quadcopter!

DBPOWER UDI U842 Predator

8.6

Quality

8.5/10

Value For Money

9.0/10

Performance

7.5/10

Features

9.0/10

Design

9.0/10

Pros

  • FPV (First Person View)
  • Great Features
  • Well Built
  • Good Design

Cons

  • Not great in windy conditions

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