4DRC F3 Review
The 4DRC F3 is a well-designed drone by DroneEye. DroneEye is a big producer in the drone market with some successful models especially on sites such as Amazon. The 4DRC F3 offers 4K video quality with its 2-axis self stabilizing gimbal for more smooth shots.
With its aerodynamic shape and its good quality propellers and motors, the 4DRC F3 is a pretty fast drone, perfect for those who are looking for a fast drone and long-range flights. The 4DRC F3 also does a great job of flying steady from calm skies to a bit of windy weather.
But before we talk about its features, what comes in the box of the 4DRC F3? Inside the box, we can find the 4DRC F3 drone with its transmitter, 2 batteries, a carrying case, a USB charging cable for the drone, 1 USB charging cable for the transmitter, 4 spare propellers, 4 spare screws, and a screwdriver.
4DRC F3’s controller works well and it’s comfortable and easy to use with its dual handles and minimalistic design, above the controller you can put your smartphone of all sizes when it runs out of battery you just need to charges it with its charging cable.
In this blog, we review the 4DRC F3 specifications, features, modes, and an overall view of this drone to give you great helpful information about it.
≫ Foldable drone
≫ Can fly as far as 400m (1300ft)
≫ Good for beginners and experienced users
≫ Comes with a 4K camera
≫ Good flight stabilization
≫ Good flight time up to 30min
≫ Video quality is average
≫ GPS is not great
The 4DRC F3 drone comes with a built-in 4K quality video to get nice stable videos with your action camera. The 4DRC F3 can go as far as 400m with 1200m with 5GHz WiFi band positioning. The F3 drone also comes with level 7 wind resistance so you can fly comfortably with a bit of wind.
This drone also comes with rechargeable 7.4V 2000 mAh batteries. The 4DRC F3 drone allows you to fly up to 30 minutes when they’re charged and takes about 2h to charge.
The camera on the drone is able to take pictures at 4000×4000 pixels and 3840x2160p video thanks to its sensor. It uses a 90° FOV lens. The video bitrate can go up to 20Mbit and a transmission bitrate of 2Mbit.
The 4DRC F3 supports up to 128GB SD cards, it supports Class 10 FAT32 SD cards. For the photo format, it uses a JPEG format, as for the video format, it uses MP4 format, and compressed format H.264.
≫ Flying Time: 30 minutes
≫ Uses 2000 mAh batteries
≫ Operating Temperature: -10º to 40º Cº
≫ Weight: 171g (0.40 lb)
≫ Dimensions: 45 x 40 x 8 cm
≫ Maximum flight distance: 400m (1300ft)
≫ Image Resolution: 4096 x 3072
≫ Operating Frequency: 2.4GHz, 5GHz
≫ SD card up to 128GB
≫ FOV 90°
≫ FPV Distance: 350m (1148 ft)
≫ Max Remote control distance：1000m (3280 ft)
Video and Flight Stabilization
The 4DRC F3 comes equipped with an adjustable 4K camera which will give you pretty good-looking footage, the built-in camera comes with 2-axis self-stabilizing gimbal technology, it will provide clear pictures and smooth videos and will keep the footage steady.
The image quality on the 4DRC F3 is pretty average, it offers pretty good natural colors with a FOV of 90° wide-angle lens. Being a medium-budget drone don’t expect great video quality like DJI.
The 4DRC F3 comes with a rechargeable 2000 mAh battery which you can charge with the USB Battery Charger, which can last about 30 minutes, it will take about 2h to charge them.
The battery is situated at the bottom inside, where there is a cover that gives access to the battery. You can also always buy separate batteries for it and change them whenever the first battery runs out.
The 4DRC drone comes with 2 batteries so you can change them quickly and keep recording whenever the first one runs out.
The 4DRC F3 has an elegant modern design, it is well built with good quality plastics which feel pretty resistant, and it has a nice grey color. The 4DRC F3 is capable of being fold to be carried easier.
Its design is the classic quadcopter look with 4 propellers similar to most drones such as DJI, it feels pretty tough and has the ability to get wet without any problem. If one of your propellers got damaged you are able to replace and switch them.
The dimensions of the 4DRC F3 are 33 x 33 x 6 cm (13 x 13 x 2.36 in), and weighs 1000g (2.2 lbs).
It can fly up to 400 meters (1300ft) with the transmitter connection and up to 1200 meters (4000ft) with live video and image transmission, all the adjustments and controls will be made from the drone’s controller.
The 4DRC F3 comes with 4 replaceable propellers without any protection propellor guards, under the body we can see small landing legs, below we see the action camera mount with a gimbal holding it for stable videos.
Modes and Features
The 4DRC F3 comes with many modes and features to improve your flying experience and make it easier for beginners.
The 4DRC F3 has three different smart home return functions: One-touch low power return or out-of-range return. Whether your drone loses connection to the transmitter or runs low power, the Fancool drone is designed to safely return to its point of origin.
Thanks to its equipped GPS positioning, we have a follow-me mode your drone will follow you wherever you go, it’s a fun mode to easily record yourself. Whether you do sports or recording family moments, trips, and just about anything you can think.
The Headless mode allows you to fly no matter what direction the aircraft is facing, the forward stick is forward, and the back stick is backward.
Altitude hold allows you to lock the drone’s position in the air at a certain height. Whether you are a novice or expert flyer, helps you to control the drone like a veteran.
Gesture control is another great mode so you can use your drone in a different way. When you are facing the drone camera and a “YEAH” gesture is made at a distance of 2-3m between you and the camera, the camera takes a photo; when you make a “PLAM” gesture the camera starts recording.
The tap fly mode by trajectory or “Waypoint mode”, allows you to pre-program a sequence of actions by drawing a flight course in your app interface and the Fancool drone will follow.
The remote controller on the 4DRC F3 is high-end as well giving you access to all of its controls. It fits well in your hands and you can easily see what’s happening with your smartphone screen for live video.
To be able to use the 4DRC F3 on your smartphone you need the smartphone app that you can easily install and take control of the drone and fly with it and control its features and modes.
The 4DRC F3 drone is a great quality-budget drone, I definitely recommend getting it if it offers what you are looking for. The 4DRC F3 offers 4K video and has all the basic drone features and more, as well as good flight, battery, and features.
One of the best aspects of this drone is its range and battery time, lasting 30 minutes and flying as far as 1200m it works as a great exploring drone, it also comes with live transmission from your smartphone to be able to fly from the drones perspective.
The 4DRC F3 is pretty easy to learn and will get you all those great aerial shots you would want in a drone with the 4K camera, it also carries a 2000 mAh battery which will give you plenty of time to record, and great flight distance.
This drone has many positive reviews from many people and we recommend getting it if you are looking for a great higher-end drone, we hope this review was helpful.
Waterproof drone with a mounted 4K camera. Can fly as far as 1000m and 400m with live transmission with up to 30 minutes, comes with many useful modes. It comes with a light foldable design