As we introduce another popular drone under $50, the DROCON Falcon GD90-C makes it into the list. Today we are featuring the DROCON Falcon GD90-C as one of the top drones with HD cameras to choose from for beginners. Like every shopper, you want to be sure you are picking the drone that suits your needs such as: is it easy to fly, is it durable and is it crafted with quality? Let’s give you a short brief about who DROCON is.
The DROCON is a US-based company that crafts high-grade drones using durable materials unlike their counterparts in China. One of the main reasons why their drones are so popular is because the majority of these products are built to be easy to fly and with beginners in mind. That being said, the DROCON Falcon GD90-C drone is no exception.
However, before we jump into the review. We want to let you know there are completely two different versions. The first version which is DROCON Falcon GD90-A without a camera and the second one with a 720p HD camera. Thus, giving you the option between a drone with a camera or without. Read more to find out if this drone is made for you.
The DROCON Falcon GD90-C is equipped with a powerful 2 million pixels (2MP) camera that is capable of recording and capturing stills on pristine 720p HD. It also comes with an upgrade electronic image stabilization that ensures clear images. The only thing you have to do is practice a few times before you can masterfully capture beautiful aerial shots with a push of a button.
While the DROCON Falcon GD90-C doesn’t come with a memory card slot, the videos and stills are stored on your smartphone. Thus, making it super easy to share with your family, friends and even on social media.
Furthermore, the camera is adjustable. It can be rotated downward up to 90-degree allowing for some cool straight down aerial shots. The only drawback to this is that the camera can be adjusted manually. There are no controls that let you adjust remotely. Which is a bit of disappointment.
But at this price tag, it is quite reasonable because the other three popular drones: X12 Drone (See Price), IN 1802 Drone (See Price) and Guard FQ36 (See Price) do the same thing. This feature shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying it to the fullest.
Design and Appearance
Our first impression was how unique and different the design of DROCON Falcon GD90-C is. From the front point of perspective, it certainly does look like a falcon which is nifty! The material that is used to craft the Falcon GD90-C is made of durable ABS plastic. It gives the bird an extra layer of protection as well as improved resilience against hard crashes and the like. Furthermore, the propeller guards provide beginners the opportunity to fly more and worry less about damaging the drone. The guards act as a layer of protection to absorb shock.
On the front. it has two white LED lights that give it an interesting facial appearance. But it is not all just about how well the drone is designed. The remote controller appears to take on a similar level aiming at popular drones like the Parrot Bebop 2 (See Price). With a miniature, curved and professional appearance transmitter, you can fly around knowing that you will impress bystanders with a high-quality drone.
Performance and Features
Do not underestimate the power of DROCON Falcon GD90-C performance and features. As small as it sounds, its name Falcon gives it a clear impression of being agility and nimble. Fortunately, its performance held to its name. Featuring speed mode that has a gradual learning curve, beginners can start learning how to fly a drone. As they train, their piloting skill will grow, develop and become an expert remote pilot. It is an excellent training drone to have before you plan to move on to more expensive drones such as Mavic Air (See Price) and DJI Spark (See Price).
Thanks to important beginner-friendly features, the headless mode, and altitude hold function ensures smooth and stable flight control. The altitude hold function allows the drone to maintain a steady height level by detecting changes in the air pressure and adjusts automatically. Secondly, the headless mode is an indispensable tool to have for beginners. This feature switches the control orientation from drone to the movement of the lever.
Of course, the remote controller comes with a simple return to the home button. Pushing the button will tell the drone to fly straight back to its home point. But do so with caution and make sure there are no objects in its flight path.
Conclusion of DROCON Falcon GD90-C
Overall, we felt this drone is well crafted that is geared toward beginners. It certainly doesn’t incorporate many advanced features that you normally will see on high-end models. But the remote controller is very simple and easy to understand. Moreover, the drone is built for durability that will last a long time. On top of that, it has an impressive wind resistance that makes it an excellent choice for those who want to be able to fly it outside. In the end, I think it is a great quality that is meant for excellent replay value and to keep you company for a good amount of time.
A drone that has an excellent replay value due to its wind resistance, good battery life and set of beginner-friendly features. We felt that this is a quality drone designed for a beginner in mind. Not only it is super easy to fly, the remote controller is unique and simple, yet small enough to handle and learn. Transform yourself from beginner pilot to experienced pilot in matter of time.
- Easy to Learn
- Integrated Camera
- Wind Resistance
- No GPS
- Camera Quality is OK
- Requires a little Trimming to achieve stability