|Overall rating 3.9 / 5|
In today’s report, we will introduce you to the SJRC S20W drone. In our opinion, it is very suitable for beginners, since it is not only inexpensive, but also has particularly stable flight characteristics.
In addition to the battery, the scope of delivery also includes a remote control with various controls and a holder for a mobile phone.
The quadcopter also has a GPS function, which the model uses to maintain a stable position in flight.
Beginners can also revert to 3 different speed modes to slowly adjust to faster flight behavior and more flexible drone response.
What else to expect from this model, you will learn from this review.
Technical data and facts
You can connect the SJRC S20W to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. Here, video is streamed to your device in real time and you can fly and control the model via FPV.
The quadcopter has different modes. There is also a headless mode among them, which is especially useful when you get lost.
Each drone has a front and a back. Therefore, when flying with a model, it can sometimes be quite difficult to determine how the model stands in relation to you. Therefore, propellers are always shown in pairs with two different colors. For example, white in the front and black in the back. However, this is not the case for the SJRC S20W.
If you are disoriented, use headless mode, because this is where the aircraft is oriented towards the remote control. He will respond to your control commands regardless of his orientation. This means that if you pull the joystick towards you, it will fly to the right, even if it is to the side! This feature is especially interesting for beginners.
The SJRC S20W is counterbalanced by a gyroscope that operates in 6 axes. In addition, the model is also based on a GPS signal and aligns its orientation accordingly.
4 motors are used as drives, each corresponding to type 1020.
The design of the SJRC S20W is very similar to the DJI Phantom drone. It doesn’t have a gimbal like this model, however, so videos look a little shaky.
The cam is located between the two legs of the quadcopter, and its axis is manually adjusted. Here the manufacturer indicates a tuning radius of about 75 degrees.
The model is available in the store in the colors “black” and “white”. The rest of the drone makes a rather nondescript impression and is very balanced and functionally processed compared to the competition.
The weight is 185 grams and the dimensions are 27 cm x 27 cm x 12 cm.
All about the camera
In the store, you can choose between two camera systems. The drone can come with a 2.0MP 720P or 5.0MP 1080P camera.
The video resolution is respectively 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080 pixels, depending on which camera you choose.
Battery, flight time and range
The package includes a 1000 mAh battery that runs on 3.7 volts. This gives you a maximum flight time of around 8 minutes. Then the charging time is about 60 minutes.
The range should also be considered. Here, the control distance is in the range of up to 500 meters, and the image transmission takes place only up to 400 meters.
There is also a Follow Me mode, in which the drone can follow you up to 30 meters.
Pros and cons
- Many different flight modes available (3 speed levels, headless, follow mode)
- Ideal for beginners
- Compact size and functional design
- Large range
- Very good value for money
- No 4K camera
- Unfortunately the cam does not have a gimbal.
The SJRC S20W drone is specially designed for people who have not yet acquired so much flying experience. In our tests, we’ve already looked at many models and found that certain properties and modes must be present to make it easier for beginners to get started.These include the gyroscope, which operates in 6 axes, and the headless mode, which the SJRC S20W drone has.
Although the camera is not as good as other quadcopter models, it has a wide viewing angle of about 120 degrees and its axis can be adjusted up to 75 degrees. We would have loved the gimbal, but that will likely drive up the price a lot.
You can buy the model inexpensively here in the store! *