WLToys Q393 Dragonfly2, Looks Aggressive and Featuring Telemetry

WLToys, the brand that came into limelight into the drone space with its V303 and V686G quadcopters,  has now announced its Q393 Series Quadcopter - as part of  their 2017 line up. Frankly, there was no single drone from WLtoys that impressed the flyers in 2016. in contrast, the sister company of Wltoys called XK Detect, hit the bull eyes with its XK 251 and XK 252 series.

WlToys Q393 FPV Quadcopter

Looks like, WLtoys is targeting 2017 to regain its glory and its clear with the launch of Q393. Besides the aggressive look, Q393 has something unique to talk- the telemetry feature - real time flight data, this exemplifies how fast the drone space is growing.

Real Time Flight Data through TELE-METRON


The real time flight statistics feature or telemetry (derived from the greek words tele and metron) are mostly seen in high end professional radio transmitters (Walkera Devo 10, is the beginner example), Q393 is probably the first toy grade quadcopter which is offering telemetry feature, limited to basic flight data.

The telemetry Basics - What you get to see on digital screen of Q393 Radio controller is the Battery level of the transmitter as well as the receiver itself (RX and TX), this is quite helpful in making a decision when to descend and land. Additionally, we also get to know the altitude at which the drone is flying along with the speed and the total flight duration.
Wltoys Q393 Quadcopter Telemetry

Technical Specifications and Comparison Between Three Variants of Wltoys Q393

Brand/Model WLtoys Q393 5.8G FPV WLtoys Q393 Wifi FPV WLtoys Q393 Basic
Type Dragon fly 2 Quadcopter Dragonfly 2 Quadcopter Dragonfly 2 Quadcopter
Variants 5.8GHZ FPV WIFI FPV Basic
Features Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Take off/Land Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Take off/Land Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Take off/Land
Motor Type Brushed Motor Brushed Motor Brushed Motor
Night Flight Yes, LED indicators Yes, LED indicators Yes, LED indicators
Built-in Gyro 6 Axis Gyro 6 Axis Gyro 6 Axis Gyro
Types RTF RTF RTF
Level Beginner Level Beginner Level Beginner Level
Connectivity
Remote Control 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control, Telemetry 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control, Telemetry 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control, Telemetry
Channel 4-Channels 4-Channels 4-Channels
Radio Mode Mode 2 (Left-hand Throttle) 4 x 1.5V AA Mode 2 (Left-hand Throttle) 4 x 1.5V AA Mode 2 (Left-hand Throttle) 4 x 1.5V AA
Control Distance 100m 100m 100m
Compatible with Additional Gimbal Yes Yes Yes
FPV Distance 150m, 3.7V 400mAh WIFI range N/A
FPV Screen Size 4.3 inches 272 X 480 Mobile FPV N/A
Battery
Battery 7.4V 2600mAh 20C LiPo 7.4V 2600mAh 20C LiPo 7.4V 2600mAh 20C LiPo
Flying Time 10-13mins 10-13mins 10-13mins
Charging Time (h) 200 minutes 200 minutes 200 minutes
Camera
Camera Pixels 5MP 2MP No Camera
Video Resolution 1280 x 720P 30fps 720P No Camera
Dimension and Weight
Product size (L x W x H) 50.00 x 50.00 x 10.50 cm 50.00 x 50.00 x 10.50 cm 50.00 x 50.00 x 10.50 cm

Camera and Battery


The closer look also reveals that, Q393 comes with a fixed camera stabilizer to eliminate any kind of jello effect in the recording, this is something that i expected from Syma X8S series, an improvement opportunity for syma!. The 5Mp Camera can record 720p video at 30fps and the 2MP that gets shipped with WIFI variant is also advertised to record at 720P resolution.

The design of the battery seems to be similar to the one that seen in high end drones like DJI Phantom and the new syma X8S and X5UC quadcopters., a snap-in proprietary concept. the 7.4v 2600 mAh lipo battery is expected to give a flight time of around 13 minutes.

Wltoys Q393 WIFI FPV transmitterWltoys Q393 Quadcopter batteryWltoys Q393 Quadcopter Gimbal

Pricing


All three variants of WLToys Q393 are available at Pre-odrer at gearbest. the listing price of basic variant with no camera is $76 while the WIFI FPV is expected to sell at $101 and the 5.8 Ghz FPV is priced at $129

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