WL Toys V959 Quadcopter Review

The V959 Quadcopter has a camera on board that can be turned off via the use of the transmitter. It comes with the standard 2.4 GHz 4 Channel transmitter and runs on rechargeable batteries. This quadcoper has the built-in GYRO System feature for a stable and steady flying experience.

The quadcopter with camera comes with transmitter with LCD display screen, battery charger, micro SD card, card reader, one main blade and a manual.

Design

The V959 Quadcopter’s body is made from the usual plastic material that most quadcopters use. It has two front lights and two back lights on the main part of the body.

The transmitter has an LDC display screen which makes it easy to use.

This quadcopter is ready for flying immediately out of the box, too. Users will only need to charge and place the batteries

Batteries

The transmitter runs on 6 pieces of AA batteries and the quadcopter on one piece of Li-Poly Battery. The battery for the unit is rechargeable and comes with the package. Users can fly the unit for straight 10 minutes before replacing or recharging the battery. Charging takes around one to 1.5 hours.

But the batteries on the transmitter have to be bought separately.

Performance

The V959 Quadcopter can fly up to 50 meters or 160 feet. Its remote control can maneuver the unit forward or backwards, up or down, left or right. The unit can be turned around in 360 degrees.

This quadcopter also has the Built-in GYRO System which accounts for the unit’s stable and steady flight.

Many users, however, complained that the V959 Quadcopter is difficult to control and may not be perfectly suited for beginners.

“Hard for a beginner to fly, but the product is excellent I learned pretty fast and luckily the quad copter is durable”—Amazon user comment

“Difficult to control, it makes you not want to leave emotions and to fly it, the camera takes quality photos at a good height.” —Amazon user comment

“I suggest extreeme extreeme extreeme slow start with this device. It is not easy to operate for beginners.” —Amazon user comment

Camera

This quadcopter comes with a camera that can take both pictures and videos. The camera can be controlled with the use of the transmitter, as well.

The quality of the shots and video taken by the camera may be inconsistent. The videos can be shaky and the pictures are not of high quality either.

Durability

There has been mixed reviews about the durability of the V959 Quadcopter. Many users have complained that they received defective units as these refused to work when taken out of the box.

Others also have complained that the body of the unit breaks easily after a few crashes while there were some who mentioned that this quadcopter can withstand several crashes.

“After getting this I was really happy to fly it, and I only crashed it once and now nothing works.”—Amazon buyer comment

“BUT, it is far too fragile. Each 10 minute (or less) flight session has required repair work to get it flying again, and this is flying in my backyard so crash landings are on fairly long grass. I don’t mind some DIY, but constantly having to repair the wiring, repair the motor mounts etc is tedious. I can see myself replacing all of the wiring in short order if it does end up in the trash.”—Amazon buyer comment

“Received item. Not working, tried and tried, but nothing worked, just a fault flashing light. Instructions are poor. Will not be purchasing from buyer ever again. Complete waste of time and money. Extremely Dissatisfied!”—Amazon buyer comment

Amazon Reviews

The WL Toys V959 Quadcopter has received a rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars from Amazon buyers. More than 30 percent of those who have tried this quadcopter have given it a rating of 5 stars while more than 20 percent have given the product a rating of 1 star.

Pros

  • Comes with a camera that can take videos and photos
  • Can fly up to 160 feet or 50 meters
  • Built-in GYRO System for stable and steady flights
  • Rechargeable battery that can last 10 minutes of straight flying

Cons

  • Difficult to maneuver especially for beginners
  • Many complaints from users that they received defective units
  • Mixed reviews on the unit’s durability; not necessarily crash-proof

Conclusion

The V959 Quadcopter has a camera which is not usually found in most quadcopters in the market. It can fly as high as 50 meters and can be used outdoors. Users, however, should not expect top-quality pictures and videos from this unit. Durability is also questionable as it is not crash-proof unlike other quadcopters in the market. But the V959 Quadcopter comes off very reasonably priced given that it comes with a camera.