It’s Drone Time! – Top Race’s TR-Q511 4-Channel Quad Copter Drone.


My husband is such a Drone fan. In reality, if it flies, he loves it. His pension for this hobby has rubbed off on the rest of the family. My 21 year old is now a convert with this Drone. He has had a blast with it too. He crashed this drone everywhere, and it keeps on flying. I love, love, love how user friendly this drone is, as well as, how beginner friendly it is. We crashed it of our house, more than once, as well as letting it fall from about 35 feet, to the ground. This thing just keeps going and going. We just love it. It is lightweight as well. With the battery, camera, blades, and guards on it, it only weighs 0.26lbs. So, if you are flying this on your own property, it does not have to be registered. I can say though, because of the weight, it can’t really be flown on windy days. It gets blown around easily. That was part of our problem the day I did the video of my son. Even with him pressing to the right all the way, the wind would take it way to the left, for example.

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This drone comes with an extra set of guards and blades. Also in your package you will get a 2gb micro SD card already installed into the camera, 1 remote control, 1 instruction booklet, 1 small screwdriver, 4 screws, 1 charging cable, and 1 micro SD card reader. They really do include everything with this drone. The only improvement I would make to the set, would be to include a second battery. But then, that is what we wish of all our RC toys, lol. The battery compartment is located under the camera. When your drone arrives you will first need to attach the guards to the drone. Then, you will need to charge it, just open the compartment, and carefully pull out the cable. The charging cable attaches easily, and it is a USB cable. Your controller needs 4 AA batteries; they are not included. You will need a small Phillips Head screwdriver to access the battery compartment. I used a separate, slightly larger one, from the one that was included. Once both items are ready to use, they are easy to hook up to each other. When you turn your drone on, you will notice that the LED lights are flashing green and red. You need to take the throttle, or stick on the left, lol, and push it slowly all the way down, and then slowly back up to the middle. You will hear a beep, and the lights will stop flashing and be solid on. It is now connected and ready to fly. This controller has an LCD screen with the flight direction on it. You can take pictures, or record. The 6 Axis Gyro System really helps stabilize this drone; it’s quite impressive. You can hear it too. We were testing it while holding it. If you have it going slightly, while still being able to hold onto it, tip it from side to side. You can hear it trying to stabilize it. This Drone can also go around 300 feet from you, which is pretty good for a smaller drone. It is a 2.4ghz drone. Some of the fun features are a 1 key return. I’ve used this, it really helps. It also has a headless mode feature. This feature is great if you let the drone get too far away from you. If you pull the lever toward you, it will start to bring it back in your direction. It states you can use it indoors, but I would have to beg to differ with that. It has a really powerful motor. The blades may be thin plastic, but they could hurt someone, and break a lot of things, lol. This drone is really responsive to the controller. My house is up on pilings, and is 10 feet off of the ground. We then had the drone flying a good distance above the house, and it was following directions really well. The battery last about 45 minutes on a full charge, which is also very comparable to my other drones this size. If you plan on a doing lot of video or pictures, then I suggest getting a larger micro SD card, and at least a class 10 for clearer resolution. The video I took was stable, but dark. It does not have the highest quality photos and video. This was with the 2gb card that was included. You will also need to plug in the camera. I forgot to do this the first time though. There is a teeny tiny port to the side of the battery door for the camera. Just plug it in there.

Overall I am very happy with this drone. It is responsive, highly durable, comes with spare parts, and very stable to fly. It is easy enough for a novice to be comfortable with up to an experienced flyer.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Top Race’s TR-Q511 4-Channel Quad Copter Drone with Camera, 1 Key Return & Headless Mode Option, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown.

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