F200 Shadow Hex Review
The F200 Shadow is robust, quiet, easy to fly and with its excellent GPS guidance system, difficult to crash. Making it the perfect hobby drone for anyone on a budget.
Quality of design
The Force1 F200 Shadow hexs construction is so finely-tuned and well put together that tapping the body results in a resonating vibration throughout the entire device. The props don’t want to spin freely unless the motor is driving them, because they’re very serious and have no time to play around. This drone feels tight and precise.
Also is a really nice looker. The orange highlights on the black body stand out, and the curves-and-legs design is a welcome relief from the UFO-inspired Phantom and its many blobby clones.
It comes with a pretty fancy set of features, in fact there’s so much to figure out that the learning curve may be a tad bit high for people without any patience. In order to fly it the device has to be calibrated, the remote has to be synced, connected to GPS, and paired. If you crash the device has to be calibrated again.
The best thing about this drone isn’t its looks or how wonderful it flies, nor is it the 1080p camera; it’s the quiet, brushless motors. You could fly this drone inside without feeling like you need ear protectors. But as the propellers are unguarded you’d be doing so at your own risk.
We don't like
It’s certainly not perfect though. Assuming that bulky batteries are just to be expected, it’s still hard to imagine why the charger for the Shadow requires me to pull a recessed wire out of the battery, connect that to a charging unit, then connect the charging unit to an AC adapter. The whole thing requires far too much messing around.
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This is an awesome drone! It is recommended to everyone, but especially hobbyists. It is very reasonably priced and comes with many of the features of more expensive drones. The camera quality (1080P) and the battery life is good for the price. You can always buy an extra battery for more flight time.
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