Small drones fill an important niche for hobbyists. They’re a little more advanced than the toys you can find online, but they’re not quite as complex as the more expensive drones in which true enthusiasts invest. The TOZO Q2020 drone is a great example of this drone type, a fun machine that won’t break the bank if it’s misplaced or damaged. The purpose of this review is to determine whether the drone will satisfy the needs of its target audience and to help potential buyers determine if the drone is right for them.
TOZO Q2020 Drone Main Features & Specs
The TOZO Q2020 has a few notable features that really help it stand out from the crowd. One that we really appreciated was the altitude hold function. Rather than having to keep your finger on the control stick to keep the drone in the air, this function allows the drone to hover at its current height, a must-have feature for new pilots.
The headless security mode is also a very welcome feature. When you fly a typical drone, all of the controls are oriented so that the drone always moves relative to the drone’s ‘front’. When this security mode is engaged, the drone’s movement is relative to the controller instead, a perfect function for those who tend to lose control of their drones.
TOZO Q2020 Drone Specs
|8-10 min||Indoors& Outdoors||No||3.7V 350mAh LiPo||60 min||1.76 ounces||6.5×6.5.x1.3 inches||45 m|
There’s also a lovely set of 3D roll controls. This drone performs amazing 3D tricks thanks to its ability to flip 4 ways: left, right, forward, and backward, helped by the 360-degree flips & rolls functions, the drone does continuous rolls.
Finally, the latest 6-axis 4CH flight control system offers more stability to the drone’s systems and provides better and safer user experience. The 6-axis 4CH system is what this drone has in common with the Holy Stone X300c.
Arguments: Pros & Cons
- Has 6-axis 4CH flight control system;
- Has headless mode;
- Low price;
- Has Auto landing.
- Too light;
- No camera;
- Small flight radius;
- Short flight time.
TOZO Q2020 Drone Remote Control & Set-up for First Flight
The controller for the drone is set up a bit like a modern video game controller, with a number of buttons on both the controller’s face and on the shoulders.
This makes it a little difficult to get the hang of controlling the device at first, but after one gets used to it, it will get easier.
On the shoulders, there are the speed and flip bumpers, which are separated in the middle by a channel and rudder volume monitor. There’s also a power light, which glows when the controller is active.
Moving from left to right on the controls there are a rudder/throttle stick, a power switch, One Key Landing and the Auto Return mode keys. In the middle, there are the forward/ backward switches. On the right of the controller, there is another direction stick and the side-fly (horizontal) switches.
360 Degree Flips & Rolls. One key 3D rolling special effects. Flip in 4-Ways Flip. Continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
Flying the Drone
While the drone is easy to fly, your first flight will involve a bit of setup. The good news is that the unit tends to ship with just enough battery power to allow you to fly for a single flight. You’ll want to charge immediately after, as the short flight time will leave you wanting more.
Once you have the unit out of the box, you can start the setup process. We set our drone up and flew it inside, as most reviews have noted that the drone’s lightweight will lead to it being carried away in windy weather.
We turned on the drone first, and then the control as instructed. After calibrating, it was fairly easy to unlock the drone and get it in the air.
When you undertake your first flight, get ready to chase the drone around. If you don’t put it in headless mode, you’re going to end up sending the drone zooming away. However, if you’re inside, watch out for walls – the drone has a little more power than you might expect, though not enough to cause any damage to the unit.
What’s in the Box?
The drone will come with everything you will need. There are no replacement rotor guards in the box, nor is there a charging cord for those who want a little extra convenience. However, the items packed in the box are enough to use the drone properly, the items are as follows:
- The TOZO Q2020 Drone RC Quadcopter;
- The remote controller;
- 1 Screwdriver;
- The 3.7V 350mAh LiPo battery;
- The USB Charger;
- 4 Replacement Propellers;
- Instructions Manual.
Finally, this is a drone for people who want to have fun flying without worrying about losing thousands of dollars in a crash. Therefore, if you’re looking for a drone on which you can learn, or if you just want to play around with a fun toy, this is just the product for that. This isn’t a drone for professionals or for those who are incredibly serious about the hobby. We had fun flying the drone, though, which is the entire point of the device. Have you tried this drone? Let us know what you think in a comment below!