DHD D3 Mini Mesh Drone Review

DHD D3 Mini Mesh Drone Review

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Takeaway: Stable hovering, flies well w/responsive controls; short flights, but a lot of fun.

You'll receive the remote control with the drone, a charging cable, instruction manual, and a microfiber carrying case. The lower portion of the remote stores the drone in a case, which is nice so they won't get separated. The drone itself is small and compact, measuring 2.5"L x 2.75"W x 1"H; it weighs less than 1 oz. The drone rotors are fully contained in a sturdy mesh cage so the blades are always shielded. You also don't get any replacement blades for this reason. On the bottom are four rubber feet for soft landings. The unit charges using a barrel style connector which is right above the on/off switch. On the front of the drone is a white LED light and there are red and green LEDs within the center of the body section that indicate front and back respectively.

When the unit is charging, the LED light in the charger will be red and when the battery is fully charged, it shuts off. With the remote control, hold it with the storage compartment at the bottom and the on/off switch at the top. It requires 4 AAA batteries to operate and a mini-screwdriver to open the battery bay door, neither of which are included. The controls for the drone are quite sensitive and there is no auto-hover function, so you'll have to constantly adjust the throttle to control its height. However, once you get the hang of it, it's not too hard to keep the drone stable and hovering at a specific height. The drone glides pretty smoothly and feels balanced overall. 3D flips are easily executed but tends to make the drone drop a few feet after if you don't increase the throttle immediately afterward. Because it is so light this drone flies best indoors or in windless conditions. Total flight time on a full charge is about 4-5 minutes and the battery took about 50 minutes to charge using a computer USB port.

Overall this drone is a fun, durable toy that's suitable for beginners. While it doesn't have a camera and has a slight learning curve, it's pretty cool once you get it under control, and you don't need to worry a lot about crashing into things and breaking it. You do, however, have to be careful to not let it get too far away from you because the range of the control is about 50 ft. Any further and it may fly off without you. The one-click auto-return feature is imperfect at best and doesn't always make the drone come back directly towards you in normal mode but in headless mode performed somewhat better.

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