The latest flying toy from China to go on sale is the Hua Jun HJ818 hexa-copter. The drone costs around US$65 (shipped), and comes with a good few features that do make it look like a decent buy… at least on paper.
Among the myriad of features advertised by the OEM, the HJ818 is claimed to be able to do a speed of 3 meters per second, or 11km/h. Promotional material also talks about the controller, which according to the company has a range of 100 meters. The camera that sits on the HJ818 is a 2 mega-pixel sensor that can take up to 1280 x 720p video.
The HJ818 has a UFO sort of a look to it, which is exaggerated by the metallic colours used on the drone. It comes with detachable landing gear on either side, which look like metal (hopefully the lighter kind). The 650mAh battery that comes with the drone should do about 5-7 minutes of fly time according to the manufacturer, which sounds fair to us.
In the box, you get the hexa-copter itself, one set of spare blades, a screw driver, user’s manual, and a microSD card reader. There’s one-key return advertised as well, but I’m not sure how well that’s going to pan out on a hexa-copter without GPS.[Source, Via]