|Overall rating 3.7 / 5|
A very unusual drone is the LBKR Tech FPV RC drone. Due to the unusual design, we immediately noticed this model.
The wings on which the propellers are located are foldable. When folded, the drone takes the shape of a ball. The wings are then placed inside and protected. This means the aircraft can be easily carried in any pocket and is not damaged.
You can watch our test video here:
Very high quality materials are used in this model. ABS plastic material is very durable and heat resistant. The drone also has a 6-axis gyroscopic harness that keeps the aircraft stable in the air.
With 0.3 MP, you can take photos and videos. The live image is transmitted to your smartphone via Wi-Fi, and photo and video footage is saved there.
Therefore, before starting recording, make sure there is an active connection between the smartphone and the drone. The application required for this is suitable for both iOS and Android.
The range of a 4-channel 2.4GHz transmitter is about 50-70 meters. The WiFi transmission and reception range is only 30 meters.
Therefore, if you want to take video or take pictures, you must make sure that the drone is no more than 30 meters away from you, otherwise the connection with the smartphone and therefore the storage will be interrupted.
Unfortunately, this drone does not have an SD card, there is no way to save aircraft data, it can only be saved on a mobile device, that is, on a smartphone or tablet. Which, in our opinion, is a serious drawback.
The flight battery is a 3.7V 450mAh Lipo battery. With the supplied charger, you will need about 50-70 minutes to fully charge the battery.
Please note that it should only be charged with the supplied adapter and that the USB cable should only be connected to the battery. Incorrect charging voltage can damage the battery. Data required for charging: Input: 5V 0.5-1A Output: 4.2V DC.
The flight time with a fully charged flight battery is about 7-8 minutes. This is very good for this price point. You can also make a stopover as soon as the battery runs out and replace it. The kit includes another replacement battery.
LBKR Tech FPV RC Drone Performance
The robust drone can be flown like any other, in all 4 directions to the side, right and left, and forward and backward. It also has a pre-programmed 360-degree flip trick that you can perform at the touch of a button.
First it needs to be calibrated using the remote control, which turns out to be pretty easy. And, of course, the battery should be properly charged before the first flight.
Flying with the LBKR drone is ideal for beginners because crashes are not a problem. After several accidents, he was not injured. It is much stronger than meets the eye. In an accident, the drone folds its arms and often lands like a ball.
However, in the beginning, you need time to develop the correct sensitivity of the drone. It is difficult to keep them in the air at first because you can easily confuse the front and back. But you can slowly grope your way as the model has 3 different speed levels: for beginners, advanced and professionals.
The remote control is very comfortable in the hand during flight and control. The remote control is neither too big nor too heavy. With its help, the drone can be very well controlled. There is a holder above the transmitter that is used to attach a smartphone to view live recordings. Thus, FPV flying is possible in the first person.
scope of delivery
When you receive the package, there are some accessories for it, which we noted very positively.
The delivery set includes the following items:
- LBKR Tech Quadcopter – 1 pc.
- 1 x 2.4GHz remote control including lithium batteries
- 4 replaceable propellers
- 2 x 450mAh battery
- 1 x smartphone holder
- 1 battery charger in the transmitter
- 1 USB flight battery charger
- 1 x tools
- 1 x instruction manual
If you compare the scope of delivery with other models, you will notice that it was not possible to save money here. The set includes a second battery and even batteries for the transmitter unit. This is not common and naturally increases the price / performance ratio!
Pros and cons
At first glance, the drone makes a very cool impression, and with a little practice it can also control impressively, but let’s take another look at the advantages and disadvantages:
- Good for beginners thanks to 6-axis gyroscope and 3 speed modes
- FPV flights are possible
- The flight battery is replaceable and a spare battery is included.
- Robust and smart construction made from durable material
- Foldable – easy to take anywhere
- Withstands even a sharp drop
- Photo and video data can only be saved on a smartphone with an active WiFi connection.
- The camera image is very good in daylight, but when it gets dark, almost nothing is visible
In our opinion, the LBKR FPV drone is very unsuitable for professionals, not only because the 0.3 megapixel camera is not enough for professional recording, but also because photos and videos are only on a smartphone, and not on the same plane. SD card can be saved.
The cost is about 60-70 euros. In our opinion, there is something to offer here. Functions, stylish design and extensive scope of delivery speak for themselves. Thus, we can say that the drone is not bad in terms of price / performance ratio.
However, you should clarify in detail what your requirements are before purchasing. Should the quadcopter only fly or also produce very high quality recordings. For both combinations we can recommend the Ryze DJI Tello, which costs around € 100 and is also good for beginners. There are also a number of camera drones available for advanced users and professionals, but they are more expensive.
Anyone who has settled on an LBKR FPV drone can order it inexpensively here on Amazon.