|Overall rating 4.2 / 5|
We looked again for a damn small mini drone and stumbled upon the TopRace Pocket drone, which is equipped with a 6-axis gyroscopic stabilization system and has 3 speed levels.
The model is quite small, fits in the palm of your hand and measures only 7.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 2.5 cm. The package includes all the important parts to be able to take off with the drone immediately after charging the battery.
One of the drawbacks of this quadcopter is knowing where the front and back are. This is especially difficult with fast maneuvers and turns. However, the front and back are easily recognizable by the different colored LEDs.
Equipped with 2.4G auto-connect technology, headless flight mode and 6-axis gyro system, TopRace Pocket Drone is suitable for both experienced pilots and beginners alike.
The quadcopter also has a return to home function, which some buyers say does not always work very reliably.
You have to say that the price is less than 30 euros and there are many offers.
There are even built-in 360-degree flips that can be triggered with the push of a button. There is also a compass mode and 3 different speed levels.
If you ever get disoriented and Return to Home mode doesn’t work, you also have the option to switch the drone to headless mode. Here you can freely control the quadcopter in the plane, regardless of how the head is positioned.
Also the model is recommended for children from 7 years old, ideal for birthdays or Christmas.
The technical equipment is excellent and leaves a lot to be desired. In our opinion, the price / quality ratio is very good!
Durability and stability are the first features that stand out when you take a closer look at the TopRace Pocket drone. The body, propellers and all electronics are in a secure cage. Thus, the quadcopter can withstand serious collisions and is forgiving of one collision or another.
The design color is a mixture of orange and black. The camera is built on the side and is unobtrusive in itself. The remote control with which you can safely transport your drone is also an advantage.
With the discreetly built-in camera, you can create both photos and videos. Because the drone is so cheap, the recordings look like something too. Usually cameras in this price segment are practically not installed.
Of course, you can’t compare the quality to a DJI drone camera, but it’s a “nice to have” feature that surprised us.
To save photos and videos, a 2 GB memory card is included in the kit.
Despite its small size, the electronic system manages to keep the drone very stable and harmonious in the air. This only becomes problematic when the battery is running low, then the drone wants to land, so you have to use the Return Home feature on time or get the model safely to the ground.
Obviously, the Return To Home function has a weak point. Although the flight performance is otherwise very satisfactory, the TopRace Pocket drone cannot return to the starting point.
Battery, range and flight time
The battery is 3.7 volts and 280 mAh. This is enough for a flight of about 4 to 5 minutes. Charging time is only 30 minutes. For such a small quadcopter model, these figures are pretty good.
The flight range is also quite sufficient with a maximum range of 40 meters, since the model is rather small and can no longer be seen at a great distance.
Pros and cons
- Small inexpensive drone model
- 6-axis stabilization system
- Very compact size – you can take it with you wherever you go
- Safe design and stable flight position
- You have 3 speeds to choose from – high, medium and low speed.
- Creative LED Lights
- Receptive to the wind
- Camera shots are not very good
- Relatively short flight time
Conclusion – what could have been done better?
Overall, the TopRace Pocket drone is really worth the money, but there are a few things that could be done better. For example, the flight time is rather short. 4-5 minutes, and then the flight ends again. However, it only takes 30 minutes to charge, and that flight time is quite normal for this price and size range.
We especially liked the 360-degree rotation mode and 3 different speed levels. This drone will definitely please both kids and adults.
Here you can buy TopRace Pocket drone on Amazon! *