ZLRC SG907 GoolRC GPS drone test: flight characteristics, range, comparison

Entertainment factor
Flight behavior
Material quality
Recording quality
Price quality
Overall rating 3.9 / 5

In this test I will show you the SG 907 from GoolRC racing carts manufacturer. GoolRC is a Chinese manufacturer that is still new to the drone business. The manufacturer is known for its racing carriage accessories such as remote controls or motors.

The SG907 is a very cheap drone to look out for especially for newbies, and it also does a good job in terms of price, especially since it’s on sale now. You can find out what the drone does for its price in the GoolRC SG907 drone review.

Scope of delivery and technical data

Technically, here the manufacturer promises a lot for little money. Among other things, the drone has a GPS module, a front Full HD and a floor-standing camera (720p). The front camera also has 4K photo shooting function.

Photo quality

Unfortunately, the camera is limited to Full HD video at 25 frames per second. In addition, the camera does not support image stabilization. Therefore, all recordings made with this camera will be blurred. It’s a shame, especially with the video.

Drone + remote

Here are the main technical specifications of this drone:

  • Front camera: Full HD video at 25 frames per second, 4K photo
  • 120 ° wide-angle shots, front only
  • Outdoor camera: 720p video and photo
  • The camera moves and tilts electrically 90 ° – no gimbal!
  • GPS and GLONASS on board
  • Gesture control
  • maximum range: 300 meters
  • Folding design
  • intelligent flight modes: Follow-Me-Mode, Way Point Flight, Orbit
  • 7.4V / 1600mA battery
  • 18 minutes flight / 4 hours charging
  • Brush motor
  • Folded dimensions: 15 x 9 x 7.5 cm (WxDxH)
  • Dimensions are normal: 36 × 32 × 7.5 cm (WxDxH)
  • 230 grams weight
  • Application – HFun Plus (iOS and Android)

As you can see, with this model you get a lot of features for little money. The battery is replaceable, so the flight time can be extended by any number of batteries. One of the 1600 mAh batteries costs 15 euros from the manufacturer.

scope of delivery

The scope of delivery is a bit economical. In fact, we are missing two important things. Namely SD card and spare battery.

without bag

Since the battery capacity is only 1600 mAh, it can be assumed that the flight time will be limited to 15 minutes, especially in unfavorable weather and low temperatures. A second battery would be very nice.

Actual scope of delivery includes RC drone with manual control. Unfortunately, the manual is only available in English. Also included is a USB charging cable, a spare propeller, three AAA batteries for the remote control, and a screwdriver to mount the propellers. However, there is also a bag from the manufacturer, which can be purchased separately. It will look like this:

with bag

Photo and video quality of the SG 907 drone

The recording quality is good. The front camera records Full HD video and 4K quality photos.

What we really liked was the ability to adjust the camera during flight and change the angle. The disadvantages of the camera are obvious. Image quality deteriorates rapidly in low light conditions. This is due to the small camera sensor because there is too little light.

However, every camera in this price range must grapple with this problem, and the LED lighting on the nose of the drone cannot compensate for it.

Overall, the camera quality is a bit poor. Photo quality is good with 4K resolution. Only videos suffer greatly from the lack of image stabilization. For over € 100, at least electronic image stabilization would be great.

Photo quality

However, we were impressed by the idea of ​​a dual camera. The second camera can be used very well for orientation or for taking photos from a cool point of view.

However, footage from the floor camera looks very bad. This, in turn, is due to the lack of image stabilization, low light fall and a resolution of 1280×720.

Flight behavior and control

After unpacking and installing the drone, I launch the device for the first time.It took me about 2 hours to fully charge the battery. The charging process can take up to four hours depending on the available voltage and current.

The SG 907 drone has proven itself in practical tests for handling and flight performance. Takeoff and landing work in the same way as air navigation.

Remote control

By the way, the manufacturer claims that this model can be used only in good weather. Therefore, the drone cannot be flown in rain or snow, as this model does not have IPX water protection.

Since the GoolRC SG907 drone has a GPS / GLONASS module on board, it can also fly safely in the wind, because this model balances in the air using GPS and thus stays calmly in place in the air.

In addition, the GoolRC drone offers various intelligent flight modes, namely orbit mode, follow me mode and waypoint flight. it is unclean. However, if we bear in mind the price of this model. More expensive drones such as the DJI Mavic Mini operate much cleaner in orbit mode.

GoolRC drone app interface

Control works through remote control, APP and gesture control. The front camera is responsible for image recognition in gesture control. Unfortunately, the floor-standing camera does not record gestures.

Conclusion and drone SG 907 compared to other models

With this comparison, I would like to conclude the test report. As you can clearly see what is available on GoolRC for little money.

Here’s an overview of the drones against which GoolRC’s SG 907 can be compared:

GoolRC SG907 Drone JJRC X11 Drone Snaptain SG650 Drone HUBSAN H501S X4
Sensors GPS / GLONASS GPS, optical flow no GPS. Optical flow
camera 1920 × 1080 / 25p video
4K photo, 120 ° wide angle
no image stabilization
2048 × 1152 / 20p video and photo, 110 ° wide angle, single axis stabilizer
low gimbal image stabilization
1920 × 1080 / 25p video and photo
no image stabilization
1920 × 1080 / 30p photos and videos
electronic image stabilization
engine Brush motor Brushless motor Brush motor Brushless motor
Battery / flight time 15 minutes 7.4 volts / 3400 mAh
Flight time 20 minutes
3.7 volts / 1000 mAh
10 minutes flight
7.4 volts / 2700 mAh
17 minutes flight
Flight modes Headless, gesture, orbit, waypoint, hover Night flight, headless, orbit, follow me, gesture, hover, waypoint Headless, 3D art, aiming, gesture, voice control, waypoint Orbit, Follow me, Headless, Homecoming, Gesture, Hovering, Waypoint
Range 100 meters 800 meters with antenna
without an antenna more like 400 meters
100 meters 300 meters
Maximum SD card size 64 gigabytes 32 gigabytes 64 gigabytes 32 gigabytes
Weight 230 gram 350 grams 190 gram 455 gram
price 80 euros 180 euros 99.95 euros 160 euros

The comparison shows that the GoolRC and SG907 are very strong in terms of price / performance ratio. The drone has obvious drawbacks such as lack of image stabilization. However, you have a nice overall package for around 115 euros.

If you are looking for a really cheap drone, the GoolRC is the place for you with the SG 907. Click here to see the drone!

If you don’t like the SG907, check out our drone buying tips and additional test reports at droneprozone.com:

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  • JJRC X12
  • Drone ALDI
  • HUBSAN Zino 2
  • Rise Tech Tello
  • Potensic nova