WLtoys Q696 D takes great video
Let’s have a look at the new WLtoys Q696 D featuring altitude hold, 1080p camera with gimbal, headless mode, flip mode, and up to 13 minutes of flight time.
This quadcopter comes in 3 other versions including the WLtoys Q696 with no camera, WLtoys Q696 E with WiFi FPV camera, or the WLtoys Q696 A with 1080p FPV camera (note all of these quadcopters include gimbals).
This is quite a large quadcopter at 19 x 19 inches, weighs 455g which puts it over the FAA limit (you need a licence in United States), comes in only white, features brushed motors, and uses the tried and true X style frame. The camera mounts by clipping onto the bottom of the quadcopter and the battery slides in easily.
Looking at the battery it comes in a plastic shell so that it can be clipped in easily, this means you won’t be able to use your own batteries but does mean you should have repeated performance.
The camera and gimbal for the WLtoys Q696 D come in 1 piece which helps remove mounting hardware weight and features 2 axis stabilization with rubber vibration dampeners. Video is recorded to a microSD card on the camera setup and while you can adjust the gimbal remotely you can’t see where the camera is pointing unless you’re close to the ground.
The transmitter features long control sticks for precise control, an easy to use button layout, and a clear LCD which displays some actual useful information. Information displayed by the LCD looks to be incredibly useful with altitude, speed, flight time, battery levels, and speed mode all being displayed.
This type of information isn’t something you see a whole lot of and really seems like it wouldn’t be hard to implement on future quadcopters so let’s hope we see more of that.
Overall when you look at the features on the WLtoys Q696 D you’re getting some incredible value. The altitude hold combined with stabilized HD camera make sure that you’ll get a crisp video recording experience and the long flight times means you have lots of time for fun. Overall a great looking quadcopter for the price and I highly suggest you check it out.
$115.41 on GearBest