|Overall rating 4/5|
The Potensic GPS FPV drone is a great entry-level drone that has essential features to enable beginners to fly in maximum comfort. It even has a Full HD camera.
The price is perfectly okay for what you get here and the model can easily keep up with other drones in its price segment.
Excellent flight performance, clean material handling, design and overall quality speak for the Potensic GPS FPV drone.
It has a good camera, but no gimbal system, so the flight movements of the quadcopter, unfortunately, can be seen on the recordings. Of course, you can connect your smartphone to the camera via Wi-Fi and transfer images to the device in real time and view them during the flight.
The package includes all the parts you need to launch the drone, but you must fully charge the battery before using it for the first time.
All other important information about the model and what we learned during our testing can be found in this report. You can watch our video review here:
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Second video below 😉
Drone technical data and facts
During our test flights, we especially noted the extremely good flight stability. Featuring a modern and recently redesigned gyroscope. This does not work as usual with a standard 6-axis gyroscope, but with a 9-axis gyro system. As a result, the quadcopter is even safer in the air and also withstands gusts of wind.
Photos and videos look much more stable despite the lack of a gimbal.
The automatic return (Return To Home) function also surprised us. With a simple push of a button, you can quickly and easily send the drone back to its starting point. However, to do this, the GPS mode must be active. So you don’t have to worry about getting lost.
Another great flight mode is the flight path, which you can adjust with your finger on the screen. The drone will then automatically fly the selected route. In this case, the most important data on the location of the quadcopter is displayed via GPS.
To make it easier for beginners to use the Potensic GPS FPV drone properly, there is a modern headless mode, which means the drone can be perfectly controlled in all directions, no matter how the head is aligned. For example, if the model is sideways to you and you pull the right stick toward you, the drone will still fly towards you.
There is also automatic altitude control and you can take off and land with the push of a button. All these features ensure that beginners get their bearings very quickly with the Potensic GPS FPV drone.
There is also the Follow-Me feature, which in our opinion is not fully developed and works much better and more reliably with other quadcopter models we have tested so far.
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The design actually resembles the DJI Phantom drone a bit, but it cannot be compared to this model as it naturally plays in a completely different price range.
There are not many special features in terms of colors, the quadrocopter has a pleasant white color. The model name Potensic is engraved on top in light shades of gray. The propellers are removable, so you can easily replace them even after an accident and damage.
In terms of weight and size, the Potensic GPS FPV is in the middle range when it comes to drones. It’s not that hard, but not too easy either. This makes it ideal for fast and flexible control. At the same time, however, he has enough weight to resist every gust of wind, but he can consciously and powerfully resist it.
Here’s a second test video:
The Potensic GPS FPV drone is equipped with a high quality 1080P Full HD camera that transmits real-time images via Wi-Fi to your smartphone.It also has a viewing angle of about 120 degrees. In addition, its tilt angle can be adjusted within 75 degrees.
With real-time image transmission, you can also use the drone with FPV goggles and enjoy an even more realistic flight.
The videos are pretty mediocre in our tests, but the photos are definitely impressive and of very good quality. Here you can see an example of a photo in good lighting, completely unedited and uncompressed:
With the Potensic GPS FPV drone, we were particularly impressed with the excellent flight performance, after takeoff, in theory, you can retract the remote control and the drone will remain hovering without drifting in any direction.
As mentioned, there is an automatic altitude hold mode and a 9-axis gyroscope system, which ensure that the drone is very stable and safe in the air and therefore can easily avoid gusts of wind.
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Battery, range and flight time
We recommend that you fully charge the aircraft battery before using it for the first time. The drone is controlled by the Pontensic G application. It can be downloaded for free on both Android and iOS.
The user interface is relatively self-explanatory, but offers many customization options. You could, for example, adjust the maximum altitude and flight range.
Then you can make full use of the drone. A 1000mAh battery is included in the package. Despite the good battery capacity, the flight time is between 12 and 15 minutes, which in our opinion is slightly shorter than the competition in this price range.
In the cold season, there may even be problems with battery life and it will be significantly reduced.
In rain, snow, very strong wind gusts or extremely low temperatures in the subzero zone, we do not recommend flying outdoors.
The maximum transmission distance is about 300 meters.
Scope of delivery: What’s in the box?
The Potensic GPS FPV drone kit contains all the elements you need to take off the drone after unpacking.
These elements include:
1x Potensic T25 GPS RC drone
1x remote control
4 screws (for screw)
1x phone pose
4x popeller protection
1x instruction manual
Pros and cons
- Has many excellent flight characteristics and modes
- Very suitable for beginners
- The automatic return function is especially reliable and clean.
- State-of-the-art 9-axis gyroscope for superior flight
The camera takes good photos
- Wi-Fi for clear real-time image transmission
- The remote control is easy to hold
- Extensive scope of supply
- Not very suitable for advanced and professional users
- Follow Me is not fully developed
Overall, we can warmly recommend the Potensic GPS FPV drone to every beginner, but advanced users won’t find it all that good.
In our opinion, the video quality could be slightly better, but the photos are not bad and are quite suitable for a hobby.
Unfortunately, the Follow Me function is not that good, but the other modes make a very good impression, and the flight stability in particular was a very pleasant surprise to us.
For beginners looking for a safe practice model, it is recommended to use the Potensic GPS FPV drone.
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