In this post we will have an in depth analysis of the XQ6 drone manufactured by Hero RC, an affordable drone with a built in HD camera.
Buying a drone
Owning a drone, the popular name that most refer to quadcopters has becoming increasingly easily and affordable in recent years. As the competition rose, and the market grew, the price of components, as well as ready to fly drones has decreased, which came as excellent news for buyers who need it for professional reasons and for hobbyists as well. The XQ6 drone represents exactly the moment in which RC devices markets are moving towards.
Another advantage that drones recently benefited from is the fact that cameras with a decent resolution are getting smaller and lighter, which rendered them to become an easy add-on for quadcopters in all price ranges.
XQ6 Quadcopter Review
The XQ6 quadcopter is a drone that almost anyone can afford, providing a lot of possibilities for indoors and outdoors use. It is probably the ideal first drone, if you haven’t had any experiences with drones so far.
The XQ6 produced by Hero RC is one of the best selling quadcopters currently on Amazon. It has a 2 megapixels camera that will allow you to record all in flight moments with a sharp and bright definition. A combination of the 2.4ghz technology on its radio system with its 6 axis guarantee stability and smoothness during your drone flights, with an intuite remote control that will avoid most of the possible crashes you could expect (especially if you are a rookie drone pilot).
This quadcopter also comes with a 4GB SD card included, so you don’t have to worry about getting one separately.
This drone has just 2.2 pounds of weight, which is less than an ultrabook laptop, and it’s dimensions are of 31.5 x 31.5 x 10.5 cm, which I do consider as something positive, as there are many mini quad copters in the market selling for $30 online, but they are just too tiny, and easy to break. This is not the case of Hero RX XQ6.
The most significant downside of this drone is that it actually has just 6-8 minutes of flight time (before you can recharge). There are a number of number of drones that can fly well above 10 minutes, but virtually all of them are more expensive than the XQ6.
Buying the XQ6 Drone
Hero RC XQ6 Quadcopter Drone (White)
Hero RC XQ6 Quadcopter Drone (Black)
If you live in Europe
In case you don’t live in North America, you can buy a quadcopter with similar features as the XQ6 on Amazon.co.uk:
Syma X5SW Explorers Quadcopter
Included:1 x Syma X5SW hexacopter 1 x Transmitter (mode 2, left hand throttle) 1 x 3.7V 500mAh lipo battery 2 x Pairs spare propellers 1 x Screwdriver 1 x USB charger connected cable 4 x Landing gear (Bracket) 4 x Protective frames 1 x Wifi camera 1 x Phone attaching clamp 1 x English manual.