The micro and nano quadcopter drone market seems to be the hottest this season. A lot of these are being made, sold and flown, and it is almost every other day that I end up breaking news about the launch of one.
Today, we’ll be talking about one with a rather unique name (at least the prefix is unique) and design — the 1501 Space Predator. It is a $18 drone that sizes somewhere between a nano and a micro (hybrid!), and has a little of the Dromida Ominus in its design.
I would’ve said that it isn’t fair to expect much from a $18 quadcopter drone, but the likes of the Cheerson CX-10, etc. have done enough to make sure that statement isn’t valid anymore.
Coming back to the 1501 Space Predator, the quadcopter comes with a 6-axis gyro, has a couple of speed modes, and thanks to a 150mAh battery, it does about 5 minutes of flight after 40 minutes of charging. Something I particularly like is the fact that it comes with prop guards pre-installed, making it a good choice for beginners.
Up until now, the Cheerson CX-10 seemed like the go-to quadcopter drone for beginners… will that change with this one? I certainly hope the 1501 Space Predator makes at least a case for itself against the mighty (pun intended) Cheerson!
The 1501 Space Predator can be bought from Gearbest for $18 shipped.