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Promoted 12-02-2015 by RevOne at 10:50 AM View Original Post
Banggood.com has UDI U818A RC Quadcopter w/ HD 720P Camera on sale for $35.99 - $2.16 off with promo code XMAS06 = $33.83. Shipping is free. Thanks m32311

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Our research indicates that the UDI U818A RC Quadcopter is $22 lower ( 40% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $55 ~RevOne

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Edited December 2, 2015 at 08:21 AM by wuzzy
It's back again at BangGood...

UDI New Upgrade U818A HD 720P Quadcopter for $35 with Free S/H

BangGood has some reported issues as a seller, so be aware before ordering (search on SD for more info)... Last time this item was sold for this price, some people received open box units (mind appeared to be).... This said, open box or not, I've more than got my money worth out of mine...and because of this model, I was able to get the experience that I felt that I needed to get a more high end model (Phantom 3 Pro Big Grin )

As others have mentioned, this is a GREAT quad to learn on.. It handles quite well, it's very forgiving (can't count the crashes, some of which were in water, that I've had - and mine still works pretty well) and the camera is better than many other models that can be had at $35 (not "HD" great or anything, but still fun)...

My wife first hand witnessed the pure joy that I experienced flying mine, which prompted her to push me to pull the trigger on the P3 and also lead her to buy a handful of these for Christmas gifts at full price from Amazon... Just sharing that to convey "THESE THINGS ARE FUN".


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Thank you for posting

xmas06 will get you another $2.13 so it nets $33.83

I hope I get a good one!
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What's the difference in this one and this one at Amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...F4HVNPT5Z4

Is it the same? I just bought the one at Amazon and paid 89.00. The boxes that they come in look different.

I would think though that this one wouldn't arrive until after Christmas.
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What's the difference in this one and this one at Amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...F4HVNPT5Z4 [amazon.com]

Is it the same? I just bought the one at Amazon and paid 89.00. The boxes that they come in look different.

I would think though that this one wouldn't arrive until after Christmas.
This is coming from the US Warehouse. You'll get it in a week.
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what's the flight time though?
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This is a nice drone for price. I paid over double this price and it's been worth it so far.

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what's the flight time though?
7-9 minues but extra batteries are really cheap. Here are the ones that I bought:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...detailpage

Quote from just123me View Post :
What's the difference in this one and this one at Amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...F4HVNPT5Z4

Is it the same? I just bought the one at Amazon and paid 89.00. The boxes that they come in look different.

I would think though that this one wouldn't arrive until after Christmas.
The one you linked comes with an extra battery and power bank. Other than that, I'm pretty sure that they are the same.
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Last edited by thegreatwb December 2, 2015 at 06:16 AM
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use coupon code xmas06 for addition 6% discount at checkout.
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This is a nice drone for price. I paid over double this price and it's been worth it so far.



7-9 minues but extra batteries are really cheap. Here are the ones that I bought:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...detailpage



The one you linked comes with an extra battery and power bank. Other than that, I'm pretty sure that they are the same.

Agreed on all fronts..

Concerning the Amazon model in question, when I was researching mine pre-purchase, I came across a few box designs... Googling the differences in wording (i.e. "Discovery" and the sort) yielded pretty much what you're saying - that they are mostly the same, with some packaging differences..

In some cases (non-"Upgrade" models), it did appear from some reviewers (YouTube has a lot of good info) that the camera was a lesser one or that the receiver/transmitter was flakier than is the case with this "Upgraded" model. But I believe that the one being asked about in this thread from Amazon is the same Quad, just different combo package - and a misleading one at that (that power bank doesn't quadruple flight time - unless you're willing to sit in your car for hours while charging the 2 included batteries Smilie )

Concerning getting extra batteries - YES! YES! YES! If you're getting this quad, go ahead and do yourself a favor and pick up a few (or more).. I picked up an extra 12 in all with multiple chargers - most of the time, I can fly until I get bored (well, that's a lie - these things are fun and I normally will go through them all before calling it a day).. They can be had a bit cheaper out of China on eBay, but that's only if you want that added wait/hassle...

Def a fun quad - and a great Christmas gift in my opinion (as stated, we've picked up a few to give out based on the massive amounts of fun I've had with mine)...
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So this one also has home-return, headless mode, HD+ camera? Same as one on Amazon? I may return mine and get this one. I got it as a Christmas gift.

I also asked the guy selling this on Amazon what the difference was so it'll be interesting what he says as he's selling it for about 150.00 now.
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So this one also has home-return, HD+ camera? Same as one on Amazon? I may return mine and get this one. I got it as a Christmas gift.

I also asked the guy selling this on Amazon what the difference was so it'll be interesting what he says as he's selling it for about 140.00 now.
Yuppers (see features from BangGood below)...

Now, concerning the 'return to home' - it's not what people often think it is.. This unit of course doesn't have GPS, so it's an "orientation based return to home" and not like return to home on a Phantom (which is using the launching GPS location).

I too am interested to see what the guy says about the price difference - please do share...

From the BangGood site:
Features:
HD 720P 2MP video camera(come with 4G SD Card and reader)
With Headless Mode/ no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying
One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home
With 2.4G Transmiter/ Easy Adjust Frequency
6-axis gyro quad, strong stability, easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.
Transmitter with LCD display
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What the camera resolution on this one? One on Amazon is Resolution: 1280 x 720; Framerate: 30 FPS. I just wonder why Amazon's says HD+ and not just HD. Maybe that's a difference too.
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What the camera resolution on this one? One on Amazon is Resolution: 1280 x 720; Framerate: 30 FPS. I just wonder why Amazon's says HD+ and not just HD. Maybe that's a difference too.
1280 x 720 also...

Best I can tell, the difference is Branding and Packaging...

A lot of companies rebrand and repackage these 'cheap Chinese quads'...

While the same Quad, you're buying the one from the company Discovery.... Here are some other rebranded U818A models:

http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Quadco...B00N1Q9HVS

http://www.quadsndrones.com/shop/...batteries/

http://uavcoach.com/udi-discovery...ery-green/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDmW3Gtpk5I

You'll notice that the quads' specs are pretty much identical, but the packaging, branding and even body color at times varies - but same quad if I am not mistaken...
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#14
I just bought the Gen 1 version for $50 on amazon 2 weeks ago. Does anyone know what kind of upgrade this is other then the camera?
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#15
Chinese companies knock off each other all of the time; especially when its things like quadcopters that have no recognizable brands under $150.
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