Force1 F100 Brushless Drone Review

The Good

It has a very stable flight, responsive controls, and is sturdy enough to survive a few crashes. It comes with an extra battery which basically means you’ll be able to double its flight time up to 30 minutes.

The Bad

It can’t hover on its own because there is no altitude hold. It also lacks a GPS, and as a result, also lacks the useful return-to-base feature.

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The Bottomline

A surprisingly good beginner-level drone that is offered under $100. No fancy features but it’s very maneuverable and stable, using it for aerial videos should not be a problem as well.

Drones, which used to be the exclusive cool toys of the military, have now fully crossed over to civilian use. These days, you can easily spot a machine or two flying around or hovering motionless in the air, filming videos, taking aerial photos or probably simply spying on some clueless their neighbors.

Now almost everyone is interested in owning and flying these things. Of course, that also means that there are a lot of newbie flyers out there with zero flight skill experience. For these first-timers, getting a high-end model loaded with top-of-the-line features is a bit too expensive and wasteful as it will eventually experience those unavoidable crashes.

That’s why we specifically reviewed the Force1 F100 as an option for newbies. Not only is it cheap, but it also has superb maneuverability, range and stability. It’s even suitable for aerial photos and videos as it has a camera mount and an optional HD camera. Take a look at its features to help you decide if this is the perfect beginner drone for you.

Easy To Control, Perfect For Newbies and Pros Alike 

There are just too many reasons why you should pick this product over the rest. But for beginner-level users, it has to be its ease of use. Even first-timers will enjoy this flying machine and will be adept at controlling its flight in no time at all thanks to its stability.

This machine has two flight modes to choose from depending on your mastery over its controls – high and low-speed settings. If you’re pretty confident about your flying skills, you can try out the high-speed mode and impress your friends with your fast-paced maneuvers and stunts. But if you’re a first-timer or a newbie still learning the craft, it would be safer to choose the low-speed mode so you can polish your flight skills in an unhurried flight. It will also give you a longer response time so you’ll be able to avoid crashes.

Longer Flights and GoPro-ready 

Another reason that you should choose this flying machine is its GoPro compatibility. It supports both the GoPro HERO 3 and 4. So if you own either of the two, you can use them to take stunning aerial photos or video coverage. But if you want a cheaper camera to practice with, there is an optional HD video camera as well.

Thanks to its ultra-quiet brushless motors, you’ll be able to take videos without the audio distortions you’ll experience in other drones. Another plus is that this is a very stable drone so your output should be vibration-free as well.

Flight time is good and last for 15 minutes on a single battery charge. But since this package comes with an extra battery, you’ll be able to double its flight time to 30 minutes after a quick battery swap. Now that means double the fun as well. As for signal range, it is still responsive up to 1640 feet or around 500 meters, more than enough range for the fun you have in mind.

But I Just Wish…

However, there are a few minor inconveniences that come with the Force F100 drone. One feature that those who bought the product wished it had is an altitude hold so it can’t exactly hover on air on its own, you’ll have to actively control the craft for this.

Meanwhile, some users also wished that it had a GPS feature. Hopefully, future variants of this machine will offer this feature so it is easier to track. A GPS feature could also mean that it will be possible to put the very convenient return to base feature on future models.