The Goolsky FQ17W is a compact size drone that can fit into your palm or pocket, apart from being small, you can also fold the mini drone’s aerofoils and blades for safe transportation. Despite its small size, Goolsky FQ17W mini drone is rich of innovative features like live video streaming, a gravity induction mode, flip function, and an altitude hold function. We would recommend the mini quadcopter to beginner hobbyists or those at the intermediary level. Our article has scrutinized the drone’s unique features, advantages, downsides, and useful guidelines to help you make an informed decision.
Goolsky FQ17W Mini Drone Main Features & Specs
Some of Goolsky mini drone’s notable features include an altitude hold function that lets you suspend the drone when shooting videos and photos. The drone supports the gravity sense control that allows you to operate the drone following the orientation of your smart mobile gadget.
Goolsky FQ17W Mini Drone Specs
|6-8 min||Outdoor||0.3mp||3.7V 300mAh LiPo||40 min||1.61 ounces||4.6 x 4.5 x 1.0 in||~50 m|
Another great feature that defines this drone is the FPV real time transmission that lets you stream live videos captured by the drone, using your mobile phone. Moreover, the mini drone features the 3D flips for 360-degree rolls, the headless mode that lets you fly the drone regardless of its alignment, and LED lights for a fun night time flight. For a similar drone, you can check out our DBPOWER UDI U842 review.
Arguments: Pros & Cons
- Charges quickly;
- One key take off/ landing;
- Supports mobile app control;
- Has FPV transmission compatible with smartphones.
- Remote control does not come with batteries;
- Camera is not powerful;
- Difficult to master mobile phone app control;
- No SD card;
- No blade protectors.
Goolsky FQ17W Mini Drone Remote Control & Set- Up for First Flight
The mini drone comes with a black colored 2.4 GHz transmitter with different buttons that function synergistically to deliver a successful flight. You will have to buy three AAA batteries separately to power the transmitter.
The on/ off switch is located in the lower middle part of the remote. The led light located on top of this key lets you know when the remote controller is powered or when the drone and the transmitter are syncing.
The up/ down and right fly key located on the top left side of the remote, lets you change your drone’s flight direction. Below the up/ down, left& right button is a cross shaped key which serves several functions.
The left arm of the key harbors the one key button start which starts the drone, and the right arm of the cross shaped key harbors the take-off/land key. The headless mode is on the upper arm.
The speed switch and the 3D flips are located on the topmost right side of the transmitter. The forward/backward left and right rotation key are positioned on the right side of the remote controller, just below the 3D flip and speed switch. This key lets you move the drone forward or backward while it is flying.
Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height.
All trim keys are on the cross shaped button on the right side of the remote controller. The forward trimmer is placed on the upper arm, the left fly trimmer is located on the right arm, the right fly trimmer is located on the left arm, and the backward trimmer is positioned on the right lower arm. The trim keys help you fine-tune your drone’s flight.
The mobile phone clip on the topmost side of the transmitter holds your smart phone, giving you the freedom to watch live videos captured by the drone while your hands remain engaged on the remote control.
Flying the Drone
Flying the drone is not a difficult task after mastering the functions of each key. Basically, the process entails assembling the drone, switching on the drone and transmitter, taking off, and landing.
To start off, we recommend that you assemble the quadcopter as per the user guide. This is crucial to avoid accidental crashes that can spoil the drone, exposing you to injury or damaging other people’s property.
After you assemble the quadcopter correctly, get into an open ground to make your first flight. Place the drone on the field and turn on the transmitter. The LED lights on the transmitter and the mini drone will blink when they have power.
With your remote control switched on, gently press the take off key to get your drone airborne. While it is airborne, you will realize that it is swaying to the left, right, front, or backward.
Use the trim keys to balance the drone into a stable hover. While in the air you can use the speed switch to regulate your drone’s flight speed, as well as the 3D flips to make 360-degree rolls. When you want to land press on the landing key to get the mini drone onto the ground.
What’s in the Box?
Like most drones in the market, Goolsky FQ17W mini drone’s standard package comes with additional accessories to help you assemble the drone, replace parts that wear out, as well as troubleshooting problems that might arise while using the drone. Some of the accessories in the package include:
- The Goolsky FQ17W Mini drone;
- Remote Controller;
- 3.7V 300mAh Lipo Battery;
- A USB charger;
- A cloth case;
- Four propellers;
- English User manual;
- Phone retaining clip;
- A screwdriver.
Goolsky FQ17W mini drone is an ideal option for beginners and those at the intermediary level of flying quadcopters. We recommend it because it supports an FPV function for live video and photo streaming and you can suspend it on air while capturing the pictures. Additionally, its remote control is easy to use, and it supports a headless mode function. These innovative features ensure a comfortable and safe flight. However, the mini drone’s camera is not powerful enough, and beginners have to take some time to master its operation. What do you think about this mini drone? Leave us a comment below!