Holy Stone F181C Quadcopter Drone Review

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Holy Stone F181C Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera, 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro with Altitude Hold,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home

 

Welcome to our review of the Holy Stone F181C Quadcopter Drone

 

Holy Stone have been making great quality products since 2014, and the F181C Quadcopter is one of their best sellers for a very good reason.

 

Loaded with great features, this is an ideal beginner Quadcopter because of the good quality camera plus flight assisting functions. It has a great design and is solidly built, and it’s also a good choice for intermediate flyers as well as novices who want to perform stunts and take some good quality aerial photography with a modestly priced Drone.

 

Price wise, it normally comes in just under the $100 price tag, but definitely great value for money.

 

Here is a quick summary overview;

 

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Who Is This Suitable For?

 

Green Tick   Beginners / Novice
Green Tick   Intermediate
Green Tick   Kids

 

Pros

 

+ Great fun to fly and easy to perform stunts

+ Loaded with great features

+ Good quality camera for still or video

+ Comes with 2 x Batteries and longer flight times

+ Very sturdy and can take some crashing

+ Control range good

+ Great value for money

 

Cons

 

– Gets hot so needs a break between battery changes

– No Camera Gimbal Stabilisation



Main Features 

 

6-AXIS GYRO: Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems making it more stable and flexible when flying

 

HEADLESS MODE SYSTEM: Great function for beginners to help control direction of your Drone easily

 

ONE KEY RETURN TO HOME: Return to home key to prevent losing Quadcopter

 

ALTITUDE HOLD FUNCTION:  Allows you to release the throttle stick and the F181C will keep hovering at the current height making it easier to control and take good quality images or video

 

360° 4-WAY FLIP KEY:  Perform stunts left, right, forward and backward. Continuous roll ror great action and exciting performance

 

HD CAMERA:  2 Mega Pixel camera for great pictures and video

 

VERSATILE:  Can be flown indoors or outdoors 

 

CONTROL DISTANCE: Between 50 and 100 meters

 

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

 

2 x BATTERIES: Flying time: About 7-9 minutes  /  Charging time: About 80 minutes (USB Charging)

 

LED LIGHTING: Keeps your Aircraft visible if flying at night

 

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What is Included in the Box?

  • 1 x Quadcopter
  • 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

 

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Our Verdict

This is a really great Quadcopter to suit all levels with lots of cool features and good quality camera.

 

It has various speed modes so suits beginners and intermediate level enthusiasts and it all comes at a very competitive price.

 

We think it looks great too!

 

This is an RTF (Ready To Fly) Quadcopter so you don’t need anything else to get you flying.

 

You do need to attach the landing gear and blade protectors but this is very easy and just a case of using the screwdriver which is included to fix them in place.

 

Connect the battery and camera which both just clip in and off you go.

 

Due to the flying time versus charging time, it’s always a very good idea to have extra batteries as they can run out quicker than you think, so it’s good news that the F181C comes with 2 batteries as standard.

 

One small consideration with this Quad though it tends to heat up which can eventually cause damage to the parts if ignored, so it’s recommended to give it a rest of about 10 minutes between battery changes and if you do this you won’t have any problems.

 

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The display on the controller is pretty good and gives you information on your Quads performance such as speed, battery power, signal strength and trim settings.

 

The controller is quite easy to get the hang of and you should be able to get a good level of control in a short space of time.

 

 

The 6-axis gyro is a great feature which helps keep the Drone more stable during flight, making it easier to control and keep steady.

 

It’s also super easy to do flips at the push of a button which can be done in 4 directions.

 

The F181C also comes with Headless Mode and a return button feature which is very handy to prevent loss of your Drone as all you need to do is press a key and your Quadcopter will return back to you.

 

Another really great feature which has been added is Altitude Hold which allows you to make the Quadcopter hover at its current altitude.

 

This makes it easy to regain control should you need to and also helps you get decent quality images or videos.

 

The camera is 2 Mega Pixel and has autofocus, but there is no gimbal stabilization, so be prepared for possibly some shaky footage results.

 

Also there is no FPV (First Person View) option, but for the price you can’t really argue too much. 

 

You do however have LED lighting, so you can fly at night which not only helps you do this but looks very cool too!

 

This is a very sturdy Quadcopter and will withstand a fair amount of crashes or accidents, once again making it a great choice for beginners, and parts are also readily available if required.

 

 

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Please do leave us a comment below and let us know what you think!

Holy Stone F181C

8.4

Quality

8.9/10

Value For Money

7.9/10

Performance

8.1/10

Features

8.0/10

Design

8.9/10

Pros

  • Great for Beginners
  • Sturdy and Robust
  • Good Quality Camera
  • Great Features
  • Great Design

Cons

  • Can Struggle in Windy Conditions
  • Can Heat Up With Longer Use

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