Today I want to tell you about the updated model of the drone, which was named ZLRC SG906 Pro 2. Earlier, ZLRC showed good drone models, but how will the new inexpensive drone show itself in my full review?
Before talking about its functionality, let’s deal with the valuable one. Now you can purchase the ZLRC SG906 Pro 2 device at a rather attractive price – only $160.
For this price, you will get a good drone that can shoot 4K video and has GPS and 5G WIFI support. In addition, the drone was equipped with a 3-axis optical stabilizer.
On my site, drones are very rare devices. Therefore, I will try to briefly and concisely tell about the new product, what it can do and for whom it is suitable.
Therefore, first I want to look at the complete set and find out how the drone itself is assembled, and then I will tell you my impressions about the flight, video quality, and much more.
ZLRC SG906 Pro 2: Specifications
|ZLRC SG906 Pro 2:||Specs|
|Charging Time:||About 6 hours|
|Video Resolution:||2048 x 1080 pixels|
|Size (L x W x H):||28.3 x 25.3 x 7cm (unfolded), 17.4 x 8.4 x 7cm(folded)|
|Remote Control:||WiFi Remote Control|
Unboxing and packaging
The updated quadcopter model comes in a small box. It is made in white and on the front, you can find a drawing of a drone with its name and some technical features.
Inside the box, I found the quadcopter itself, which was folded. From myself, I can note that when folded, it takes up quite a bit of space compared to the unfolded legs.
To the right of the quadcopter was a remote control joystick. It is almost the same size as the drone itself when folded. In addition, the kit includes two batteries with a capacity of 7.4V and 2800 mAh, a Type-C power cable, spare blades, and instructions for use.
In general, the equipment is very good, but I also want to note the opportunity to buy a separate protective bag. If you travel often or just go out to fly a quadcopter and do not want to accidentally break it, then this will be a good purchase.
Design, assembly, and materials used
It’s easy to guess that the ZLRC SG906 Pro 2 is a WiFi FPV GPS quadcopter. Therefore, its weight and dimensions are not as large as those of more professional models. For example, this model weighs about 551.8 grams, and its dimensions are 174 x 84 x 70 when folded and 283 x 253 x 70 mm when unfolded.
The entire body is made of durable matte plastic, which is very good for a quadcopter. Of course, this model is intended for beginners and therefore will not do without accidental falls.
The build quality of the drone itself is pretty good. Yes, when compared to other flagship models, the more expensive devices will have a slightly better build. But considering its price of just over $150, I don’t see any major problems in the assembly. In my case, the sliding blade mechanism is solid and I have no complaints about it.
There is a company logo on the top of the case. But at the bottom of the drone’s body, there is a groove for the battery. As you understand it is removable and this is a good sign. For example, I have two batteries and if one is discharged, I can install the other and fly a little more.
On the front face, you can see the camera module. The sensor itself is located on a three-axis stabilizer. The manufacturer promises a very smooth picture of the video recording, but I will definitely check it and tell you a little later.
Now a few words about the joystick control. As I mentioned, its dimensions are almost the same as the drone itself, only when folded. There are two joysticks on the front top. They can control the quadcopter in all axes.
There is also a small monochrome LED screen at the bottom. The following indicators can be monitored on the screen. These are the quality of the GPS signal, the number of satellites, the altitude, range, various modes, and the battery level.
There is a telescopic connection at the top of the joystick. It is necessary to install the smartphone so that you can observe the picture while flying from the drone. I want to get ahead of myself that the device is connected via a mobile application, but about it a little later.
Well, I think I have told everything about the appearance and build quality, and now let’s see how to connect the application and which ones to calibrate the device.
Functions, how to connect, and the first flight
It was hard for me to believe that the new ZLRC SG906 Pro 2 received 4K video recording, as it is written on the official website and in the store. But when I got the drone for the test, I realized from the first test that the drone only shoots in HD resolution.
As it turned out, the ZLRC company came up with a clever marketing ploy. It writes that the device supports 4K video recording, but in fact, a 720p module is installed here. A little information about the sensor itself, the drone uses an 8 megapixel Sony IMX179 module.
Yes, it was silly to expect high resolution from an inexpensive drone, but I believed in the marketing ploy. So don’t get fooled by this trick.
Okay, now I want to tell you how to connect a drone to the app on a smartphone and understand all the functions.
The first thing to do is install a charged battery in the ZLRC SG906 Pro 2 quadcopter itself. Then press the power button and calibrate the compass. To perform it, you need to press the photo button on the joystick and hold it until the signal. Then rotate four times vertically and horizontally around the axis until the Bee signal. This is the easiest and simplest calibration method.
Ok, in order to launch the device into the air, now you need to connect the application. The application itself was named HFun Pro and it is available for various devices both for Android and iOS.
After a simple connection of the drone to the application, let’s talk about the main functions. There are sections such as instruction, recording, calibration, setup, and start-up. In the settings section, I can select languages, only three languages are available in total. There is also a setting for turning to record on and off, receiving an update, turning on stabilization, and 4K correction.
After calibration, I waited for a little for a good GPS connection and now I can launch the drone itself into the air.
My first sensations during the flight are that the quadcopter flies very smoothly in the air and without any strong jerks. It got a pretty fast speed and can fly through the air pretty fast. But the big problem for the ZLRC SG906 Pro 2 is its poor application optimization. It kept crashing and I often had to reload the application to see the flight picture.
As for the functions, for example, GPS signal tracking via the joystick and smartphone works very poorly. The same applies to the tracking function, it does not work correctly and it is difficult to call it workable. If we talk about the function three points, then it works pretty well and I have no strong comments.
Now about the characteristics of the flight. The quadcopter can fly 1200 meters away from the joystick and gain an altitude of about 800 meters. The flight time from one battery charge was about 25 minutes. And if you have two fully charged batteries, then you can fly in just under 1 hour.
A little about the sad, as the manufacturer writes about the three-axis camera stabilizer. But in practice, the picture turns out to be very bad, the image stabilization does not work correctly and the picture jumps in the video. Maybe this is due to problems with the firmware and in the future, the manufacturer will fix it and the device will shoot without jumps.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
ZLRC SG906 Pro 2 – it’s difficult to call a drone ideal since a large number of functions work incorrectly and poorly.
Yes, it is difficult to expect great capabilities from a quadcopter, given its low cost. But if we talk about the quality of the assembly, the materials used, then in this case the drone has a positive side.
If video footage is not the best part of the drone, then the way it flies is it’s mostly positive. For example, the drone now flies much smoother than its previous models, and its flight speed and flight time are quite high.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
At the moment, you can buy the ZLRC SG906 Pro 2 quadcopter at a nice price for only $159.99 with a 16% discount.
If you’re a beginner and just trying to get a taste of flying, the flagship drone prices are pretty high for you. Then the SG906 Pro 2 model will definitely suit you, both for training and for the first flights.