Introducing another Mini drone from the affordable segment of the market. The TianQu XS809W is a quadcopter with a number of goodies in its spec sheet and quite frankly at a cheap price.
TianQu XS809W appears well built with foldable arms which takes its portability up a notch. However, a bit of a downside is that the propellers are not protected rather there’s a fail safe implementation we will be talking about later.
TianQu XS809W Key Specs and Features
- Foldable arms
- 2 megapixels camera
- 10 minutes flight time
- 6-axis Gyro
- Adjustable HAD camera
- 3.7V 900mAh battery
- 100m Transmitter range
Design and Build
The TianQu XS809W drone as a nice black plastic finish accentuated by shades of yellow and has said earlier have foldable arms. The logic behind the foldable arms is that, it folds instead of breaking upon collision.
Hence, acting as a kind of protective measure in that case. At the back, you’ll find the battery slot where you slide and key the battery into place.
Under the drone, the camera is stationed but can be adjusted up or down to suit your style. The landing legs are directly under the propellers and could get in the way of folding unless you fold the rear one first.
The TianQu XS809W appears to be quite a nice quadcopter in the air with steady gait and nice yaw. It also responds well to controls and with a little deadzone once in a while.
There are three speed levels only to choose from, although, the max speed is not really as fast as can be. Also, it has the customary skill set which includes flips, rolls etc on board as well as a one button land feature.
There is enough time on the TianQu XS809W drone, with up to 10 minutes of flight time depending on how you use it. You could go a little while longer by not using the video recording function or snapping pictures. To prevent crashing, the drone lands when the battery is getting low and also have headless mode for beginners.
For controlling the drone, there’s a remote controller from the box which looks more or less like a gamepad. Like most drones, there is a kind of throttle on it that is used to navigate the drone through the flight as well as buttons for added functionality.
At the top of the controller you’ve got an adjustable clip where you attach your smartphone. This is used when the FPV function wants to be utilized and that is done by connecting to the drones wi-fi signal through the drone App.
Image and Video
You can’t expect much from this drone considering the price tag placed on it. Talking about live feed, the TianQu XS809W only broadcast it’s video in 480p quality through the wi-fi network.
Despite the fact that the camera can be adjusted, it is still more or less stationary. Due to the fact that there is only a 0.3MP camera in place ,you will not be able to see more than what is in front of you.
TianQu XS809W Price and Availability
The TianQu XS809W is available in a June of online stores for about 18, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.
TianQu XS809W Specs
Here are a few specs of the TianQu XS809W:
- Description: Mini Quadcopter
- Platform Support: –
- Colours: Black
- Processor: –
- Memory: –
- Storage: –
- Motor Type: brushed motors
- Dimension: 320 x 330 x 55 mm unfolded & 135 x 185 x 55 mm when folded
- Weight: 149g
- Resolution: –
- Video Recording: –
- EV Range: –
- Camera Angle Adjustment: –
- FPV: Yes
- Shooting Time Delay: –
- Field of Vision: –
- Features: –
- Sensors: –
- Satellite Navigation: –
- Flight Time: 10 minutes
- Maximum Altitude: –
- Controller: –
- Functions: –
- Battery: 900mAh Battery
- Charging Time: 1 hour