Welcome! Are you looking for a drone? Need built-in GPS and other important drone features? Then we invite you to take a look at the Potensic D80 drone review. We previously reviewed two other popular drone models, the Potensic T25 and Potensic T35. Now it’s the turn of a new review. So, we present to you the Potensic D80 drone.
First of all, let’s consider what you will receive in the package after purchasing the drone. In the package you will find: the Potensic D80 drone, charger, battery, remote control, screwdriver for assembly, 8 propellers, user manual, drone transport box.
You will receive the drone practically assembled. You just have to install the propellers.
You don’t have to think about how to transport your drone when traveling. After all, the manufacturer has already thought of everything himself and you will receive an aluminum case (box) for these purposes.
The Potensic D80 drone has the appearance of a standard quadcopter. The model is now available in steel and white. In appearance, you immediately notice the location of the camera. It is built into the front of the body, rather than attached to the bottom of the drone, as was the case with the T25 and T35. We’ll talk more about the camera below in this review.
This drone is not a foldable drone, but the D80 is a small drone in its characteristics. The drone measures 16.6 * 5.1 * 11.1 in. The weight of the drone is about 450g. This drone requires registration in Canada, USA and UK in accordance with the laws of those countries.
Personally, I really like the look of the Potensic drone D80. It has a streamlined shape, which is very good for a manned object.
Potensic D80 Review
As mentioned above, the Potensic D80 is a small drone. But its size does not diminish its merits at all. After purchasing the drone and receiving it, you need to install the propellers yourself. It’s pretty easy. Do everything according to the instructions and you will not have any difficulties. The drone will then be ready to fly.
The D80 can reach speeds of up to 40 km / h, which is very good compared to its competitors. And this model is not at all a racing model, and the flight speed develops quite significant. We do not recommend for beginners to accelerate the drone to maximum speed, because a beginner may not cope with control when meeting an obstacle.
The flight time of the Potensic D80 drone is up to 20 minutes on a single battery charge. This is a very good indicator for similar models. But, as always, we advise you to purchase additional batteries immediately. This allows you to enjoy your flight for longer without having to wait until the battery is fully charged.
The D80’s performance is also influenced by its brushless motor. The main competitors of the D80 use brushed motors on their models, which significantly reduces the life of the drone. In turn, brushless motors are more reliable, powerful and efficient. Also, brushless motors require less maintenance and will last longer.
The drone is controlled by a remote control. Right off the bat I would like to note the aesthetic appearance of the remote control with curved edges. The control range reaches up to 700 meters. But beginners still should not move the drone this distance in order to constantly monitor the manned object. After learning how to fly, you can enjoy all the advantages of this drone.
The remote control has a comfortable rounded shape and fits well in the hands. The buttons on the remote control are intuitive and easy to operate (do not jam, do not require much effort to press, etc.).
The remote is also equipped with a smartphone mount. If necessary, the mount can be folded out from the rear of the console. It is very convenient to observe the flight in real time on a smartphone, but at the same time control the drone from the remote control.
The remote control operates on batteries (4 pcs AA). Batteries are not included, so be sure to purchase them in advance.
The Potensic D80 is powered by a removable, rechargeable lipo battery. We’ll talk more about the battery below in this review.
Potensic D80 Camera
In my personal opinion, the camera is the most essential option for a drone. After all, it is thanks to the camera that you can observe the entire flight from above and these are indescribable emotions.
The Potensic D80 has its own 2K camera built into the front of the drone. The camera has no rotation function. Therefore, you will need to learn how to turn the drone in place to change the direction of the camera. But at the same time, the camera has a viewing angle of 120 °, which is often enough for shooting.
Also, the Potensic D80 does not have any gimbal stabilization. Therefore, in windy conditions, the video may be noisy.
However, we note right away that even in the absence of camera stabilization, in good weather you will get good quality video without additional interference.
When transmitting video in real time, the maximum possible video quality is 720p. But to record 2K video you need a memory card (16/32 GB), which is not included in the package. Thus, you can get the highest quality video recording for memory for home archives.
The Potensic D80 drone is powered by a 7.4v 1800 mAh lipo battery. This battery belongs to the latest battery line for better performance and efficiency. That is why the continuous flight time of the Potensic D80 is up to 20 minutes, which is excellent for such drones.
The Potensic D80 battery is rechargeable. Full charging takes up to 5 hours.
Therefore, we recommend our readers to buy spare batteries right away. This will allow you to enjoy your flight for longer without waiting for the battery to recharge.
The Potensic D80 drone is packed with classic and smart features. Let’s take a closer look at the main functions of this drone.
Follow Me is a very convenient mode. By activating this mode, your drone will follow you (for example, while jogging, cycling, etc.).
Way-point Flight – the mode allows you to plan the movement of the drone along the points you marked on the map.
Point of Interest – you can mark any object that interests you on the map. The drone will move clockwise around the selected object and provide a consistent image.
Return-to-Home – this mode will automatically return the drone to the remote control in case of a low battery, exit from the aircraft control area or weak signal. With this mode, you don’t have to worry about losing your drone.
DUAL GPS – this drone is equipped with two GPS and GLONASS modules, which significantly improves the orientation of the drone in space.
The Potensic D80 drone flies well, smoothly without sudden jerks. The drone instantly responds to signals from the remote control. There are no slowdowns from the moment you press a button on the remote control until the drone executes this command.
Due to the smoothness of the flight, the drone captures video quality and broadcasts it to the smartphone.
Conclusions on the article from the editors of the site
Thank you for reading our review to the end. And now we will summarize the results of this review.
In our opinion, the Potensic D80 drone in its price range is the perfect option for beginners and hobbyists. The drone has a number of important features to help you fly it, make learning easier for newbies, and also make it a pleasure to fly this drone. One of the main advantages of this model is its flight time. Among its competitors, it is probably one of the leaders, because its flight time is up to 20 minutes, while competitors fly on a single charge for 10-15 minutes maximum.
Also Potensic D80 is equipped with an excellent 2K camera. You will get good videos and unforgettable memories. Please note that to record videos in the best quality, you will need an SD card, which you need to buy yourself.
The drone control range is up to 700 meters and the flight speed is up to 40 km / h, which also makes this drone model one of the leaders among competitors.
This model has a lot of advantages. But we also note a couple of disadvantages. One of them is the battery recharge time, which is up to 5 hours. Although at the same time, this indicator is not better for competitors. Buy multiple extra batteries at once and you can fly for longer without waiting for the battery to recharge.
There is no obstacle avoidance system in this drone model, so beginners should control the drone very carefully, especially during the training period.
The Potensic D80 drone is definitely worth your attention. This will be a great purchase. The drone will serve you for a long time if you follow the rules of its operation.
Draw your own conclusions based on this review. Happy shopping!