What may look like a Parrot AR drone clone is actually a fully-featured quadcopter for enthusiasts and beginners who want a ready-to-fly quadcopter that offers stability and better control. WLToys V666 offers a lot of features at an affordable price and does not depend on smartphones for live footage like most other entry-level quadcopters do. V666 comes with its own transmitter featuring a 4.3-inch display for live video and real-time flight. The display is powered by its own rechargeable battery and covered by a hood that makes it easier to see the display in very bright conditions.
V666 is a complete ready-to-fly FPV kit and targets enthusiasts and beginners who are not fond of building their own FPV drones. The bottom-mounted 720p camera comes with anti-vibration mechanism that results in a more stable footage, which is recorded directly into the microSD card. It’s worth mentioning that there are no ball bearings installed for rotors so it’s a good idea to order some spare motors to be on the safe side.
Weighing 350 grams, V666 isn’t among the most portable or lightest quadcopters available, but it also isn’t too difficult to carry it around. Videos from the 720p camera are OK, but are far from real HD. As far as flight stability is concerned, V666 delivers and even allows flips, but that may result in reduced motor life. The quadcopter also supports headless mode and comes with cool-looking LED lights.
|Lever||Beginner and intermediate|
|Quadcopter type||Ready-to-fly, 5.8G FPV, built-in rechargeable battery, ABS material|
|Remote control||2.4GHz Wireless, 4 channels|
|Compatibility||3.5mm, Full-sized plug for Computer, Mobile phone, Portable Media Player|
|Transmitter power source||4 x 1.5 AA batteries|
|Mode/radio mode||Left hand throttle|
|Control distance||100-200 meters|
|Flight time||6-8 minutes|
|Camera||720p HD camera, 30fps video recording, optional 1080p camera|
|Flight features||3D rollover and stunt, Hovering, headless mode|
|Package weight||2.2 KG|
|Package contents||RC quadcopter, 2.4G transmitter, 7.4V 1200mAh battery, camera vibration absorber, 5.8G FPV monitor, card reader + 4GB card, US balance charger, USB cable, 4 propellors|
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- Stable flight
- Separate battery for Display
- Camera vibration absorption mechanism
- Made of strong plastic
- Headless mode
Pros and Cons
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- Easy to fly and control
- HD Camera
- Decent charge time
- Stylish design
- Plenty of spare parts available
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- Remote control is cheaply built
- No roto ball bearings
WLToys V666 is a well-rounded package for beginners who want most of the features at an affordable price. Although the remote feels cheaply built and the rotor does not come with ball bearings, you cannot expect top notch build quality in this price range anyway. The camera performs just OK, but still manages to offer a certain degree of stabilization. There is also an option to upgrade the camera to a 1080p module that promises to capture more detailed footage and images. V666 is a good option for starters who want a FPV quadcopter that works right out-of-the-box and is easy to fly and control.
How to Buy
WLToys V666 is available at a market-competitive price from Gearbest. The following link takes to the product page that provides pre/post-sales support, more information about shipping and answers any questions that you might have about the quadcopter.