SJRC F11 Pro Folding Brushless-Long Flying-Very High Resolution Camera Drone Flight Test Review



This might currently be the best GPS camera drone in the under $200 price range (as of July 2019) . Brushless motors, accurate and steady GPS/GLONASS, over 20 minutes flight time, super high resolution camera, and nearly everything seems to work as advertised (unusual in this price range)! Find it here

Pros
– Folding drone for maximum portability and protection of the drone during travel. Optional storage and transportation bag is available for extra cost.
– 1806 brushless motors.
– GPS/GLONASS system for rapid satellite lockon and improved location accuracy. Drone can automatically return to home and land at its takeoff point on command, loss of signal, and low battery.
– Includes a very high resolution 4MP HD camera (2592 x 1520 pixels at 25 FPS). Video is recorded to an onboard SD card. Lower resolution 720p video is also simultaneously recorded to your phone via 5Ghz WiFi. This video is also good (for 720p) with minimal (if any) frame dropping. Camera lens can be remotely adjusted up or down via the drone’s controller.
– 11.1V 2500mah battery provides well over 20 minutes of flight time (I got 22 1/2 minutes flight time in this video with aggressive flying).
– FPV video range of over 400 meters. Line of sight control range thought the controller is much further, and is advertised at 1200 meters.
– Controller includes circle position and remote up/down control of camera lens. Controller also has a built-in rechargeable 300mah battery (AA’s not needed with this controller).
– In flight video can be viewed and recorded to your smartphone using the “SJ GPS Pro” app available on Google Play here and iTunes here App provides FPV viewing and recording capability, gesture camera control, along with circle position, GPS and optical follow me, and waypoints. The app has been updated since my original January 2019 review of the original SJRC F11, with nearly all features now working perfectly. Waypoints (now with working Google Maps/Satellite View!) and GPS follow me work particularly well with this app. The drone transitions smoothly from waypoint to waypoint without stopping. And the follow me algorithm has been updated to smooth the drone’s flight when using this feature (original was very jerky in movement).

Cons
– Uses 802.11ac WiFi. Not everyone has such WiFi on their phone. As always, I strongly recommend that you first verify that your phone is indeed 802.11ac WiFi capable before purchasing. Google search your phone model name, along with the term 802.11. See if 802.11ac shows up in the results for your phone’s specifications.
– Although it has a very high resolution camera, its resolution is unusual at 2592 x 1520 pixels. Some video editing programs may have problems editing it. The camera also has some fisheye effect from its 120 degree wide angled lens, and its white balance is somewhat cool with blueing (white balance is easily corrected with video editing software). For those experiencing editing problems, may I suggest the powerful free video editor that I use for all of my YouTube videos (VSDC available here Although free, it is a very feature rich and powerful video editor. But it is not very intuitive and does have a learning curve. Fortunately, there are very many YouTube tutorials for it to get you started.
– If only this had a stabilized gimbal, or a good onboard processor with electronic video stabilization (like the Tello). Such features would make this a near perfect drone (but unfortunately would also likely increase its price).

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22 Replies to “SJRC F11 Pro Folding Brushless-Long Flying-Very High Resolution Camera Drone Flight Test Review”

  1. ALAN ROWAN

    Hi am new to this thinking of getting a GPS drone am a newbie did I say that lol most I like are 5g I have a 4g phone a take it they won't work?? If that's the case can, anyone tell me what kind will work with 4g gps thank you in advance ✌️✌️😅

  2. smelly Skittles

    AMAZING VIDEOS you have the best tech reviews i stay up all night watching you and i have been watching your for about 3 years now please keep up the amaizng content also if you could do morr plane review's that would be really cool

  3. Rider 3003

    Following you sir since long….i want one help.
    I bought a drone today, its goolrc h3(wifi, fpv) when i try to take off it goes forward and up so crashes soon. Usually i have seen in your videos drone goes up to some height and steadily hovers there.
    But in my case it goes forward, any solution?

  4. Robert Hipp

    Hello my friend! I hope you and your family are doing well and settled back in the aftermath of those horrible earthquakes! I thought you'd be posting again by now! I hope all is well and we hope to see you back here soon!

  5. Mohammed Awad

    This is woww, im realy impresed..also good video again ! First i was thinking, take this one, or BEAST .. i t hink il order this one to, thanks ! Keep doing the good work QuadCopter101 :)) ..

  6. waddac2

    Great video Sir. I have just got into drones and loving it. I have Hubsan H501ss Advanced with new transmitter which I bought from COLSKI RC in the UK as that is where I am from. I am on a very low budget, so he sold me it cheap which was very kind of him. I am now wanting to purchase one with the folding arms for easy transportation. I have narrowed it down to two. I am thinking of the MJX Bugs 4 due to extra sensors underneath for more stable flight, or this SJRC F11 Pro. Which of the two would you say is the best?

  7. Alex Tenerife

    Hello, from your many previous reviews, do you remember whether there are any 4g brushless quadcopters that have a waypoint feature and GPS?
    As much as I would love to buy this drone, unfortunately, where I live 5g is not yet available.
    Regards

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