I ordered this drone to get an entry-level product into the hobby. For its price, this drone is a great starter drone that works right out of the box, and for those reasons, this kit is great for beginners. However, I have a little more experience than most beginners, and because of this, I was hoping to get some control over the drone settings which leads us to the first issue, the transmitter. This kit ships with the literadio 2SE in what appears to be mode 2 ONLY. I noticed this too late and because I am tech-savvy and did not want to cancel my order, I decided to simply wait and see if I can swap the gimbals around and call it a day. The gimbals were easy to swap around and re-install, but that was the end of the easy part. As far as I am concerned, there is NO way to change the firmware on both the transmitter and drone that will allow you to fly this kit in mode 1 (or as BetaFPV calls it, American mode). I used the configurator, OpenTX companion, and the forums to try and flash mode 1 (Japan mode) to my transmitter. And for a second, I had thought I'd done it. The throttle, pitch, yaw, and roll were all working how I wanted in the configurator and I was super excited to get flying, until I ran into my second issue, the drone. Even though I had painstakingly switched the transmitter mode, the drone itself was still registering the inputs from my transmitter as mode 2 and there is nothing I can do to change it. I tried different firmware and everything I could think of/find to try and get the drone to register the transmitter signals the way I want to no avail. And now I can't even fly the drone in normal mode without it yaw/rolling to the right, so it is now unusable as far as I am concerned. All I can do now is write this review and use my transmitter with a simulator. This kit is really great to get someone started with FPV drone flying, but once you start to want some customizability, you might run yourself out of luck fairly quickly. I'm giving it two stars because this is not a one-star product, but no option to select which mode(Japan/American) transmitter you receive on the kit's store page (BetaFPV allows you to select what mode you want on the literadio2SE's store page), the lack of documentation, and difficulty to even find out how to MAYBE change these settings are what make this a two-star product for me.
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I did not expect such a good product, little but solid
Very cute little machine that allow FPV for all levels. Automatic stability for beginner level, you can disconnect it and go aerobatics too. Great quality with additional spare parts in case. FPV is great, highly recommended! Comes with 2 Lipo 1S each: 5 min autonomy, I suggest to buy additional Lipo’s for longer fun time
The goggles and the quad itself are good. But the radio (LiteRadio 2 SE) is just... bad. The range is terrible, gimbals broke after ~2 weeks.
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This is the best FPV all-in-one kit to introduce you to flying. I was practicing on the simulator for some time and thought I would be able to fly this thing in manual mode immediately but no. Flying this in real life is very different from the simulator. For this price it cannot get any better. Only additional thing I would like is if there was a software (like betaflight) that you could use to modify stuff to get some exposure on how settings can change flight performance.