Best Drone for the Money! Autel X-Star Premium Drone Review

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Get the Autel X-Star Premium: The Autel X-Star Premium is my pick for the best drone for beginners to pick up right now. In this video I bring …

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  1. So far I've collected sixteen toy grade quads and four RC helicopters. I'm fascinated by things that fly! But I do eventually want one professional grade drone, or at least one of better quality. This one looks good but more research is needed before I decide. I'm not a rich man so price is also very important.

    My goal is to take aerials of Virginia City and the Sierras. I love the old west and haunted places (graveyards, old houses, mines, etc). I have a waterproof quad but haven't seen one that's not just a toy. Looking for one the can fly in rain and snow also.

  2. FAA still hasn't given rules for flying drones from ground station ,tablet out of eye sight so flying your drone out of line of sight ,but with the new tech on these drones they will return if loss of wireless controller ,like my Bebop I can fly almost 2 miles on camera a permission from my area tower ,I have spotters with great eyes but I make sure my drone has navigation lights that allow any body to see it from five miles in the air and ground ,tower had called me to tell me they see me four miles away !

  3. great video. I would like to ask your advice. if I wanted a drone this side, but I'm not care anything about video or cameras . What would you recommend for a new flyer for beginners.

  4. I now own the Autel and am so moved by the quality of the unit and camera system. I used to have a Phantom 1 and for 3 years did a lot of videos. But using the GoPro camera was good but no where near 4k video. This is one very awesome aerial system!

  5. Let's see. Flying over a populated city area: against the FAA rules. Flying 1.2 miles away. Can you really see the drone at that distance. You may have to use a spotter. Probably against the FAA rules. Flying over people, definitely against the FAA rules. I would love to buy a drone, but the FAA has prohibited flying any place of interest to me. Then the Federal Parks have banned drones, and guess what, almost all the state and local parks have banned them too. It doesn't matter how much money you save when all you can do is fly them basically in out of the way fields.

  6. DJI phantom and mavic fly much longer and further! Yes they cost a little more. Bu the advertized 4k camera, 3-axis gimbal,25 min flightime in this video are more like moderate features today. Not bad but not really special

  7. My mother needs one of these. She is a fantastic cook and it sure would be handy for her to be able to chop carrots, slice pickles and tomatoes, and make a smoothie all at once. Oh, and she might let me use it to capture amazing aerial footage also.

    Thanks for posting. I hope to be ordering one of these soon. I have done my research and feel this is by far the best FPV drone for the money.

  8. Wow you can send you drone way beyond the legal limit for flying it. Impressive the ability to easily exceed FAA limitations. That is one of the features that everyone keeps singing the praises of for all the different drones. Just wait till the FAA puts their foot down and they new drones only have 400 foot range.BTW how many people REALLY have the ability to edit 4K? I will bet less than 1% of your followers. Yes 4K is pretty, but if you want truly edit it and do proper post production, you need a computer that costs >5 times what the Autel X-Star premium costs.

  9. I've seen a few demo vids and reviews on this "clone", and I can't see why someone would get this instead of the DJI. Example: The Phantom 3 with the 4k camera option is only $598 with free shipping on Amazon.com. The Original Phantom 3 Pro (which comes stock with the 4k camera) is only $792.99. But taking into consideration all the new rules/guidelines that the US and Canadian governments are trying to implement for this hobby (example, limiting total flight height and line of sight distance), the Phantom 3 Standard would be the one I would get, and it's only $399 right now (almost half the price of this clone).

  10. I owned one for 6 months and then moved up to the Phantom 4 Pro. The Autel has a lot going for it, not the least of which is the unparalleled customer service, US based! While the form factor of the XSP echo's the DJI P3 the differences are a much more robust airframe construction, removable camera and gimbal, better lens, really nice included case which is well beyond the foam that DJI provides, and more advanced controller with built in information screen. The sticking point for me was that the firmware hasn't really advanced since soon after it's introduction and Autel really needs to fix the jerky yaw when turning, as it is impossible to get smooth video while turning, even for experts. Although this is a "ready to fly" quadcopter, I'd advise anyone contemplating purchase at this level to buy and fly a toy ($30) quad first to get the hang of stick control and craft orientation, as just reading forums or watching YT vids will tell you that "user error" crashes and flyaways are all too common for first time pilots who have more enthusiasm than ability and knowledge of sUAV's. At this level these aren't toys – a first time flyer can damage persons and property in the blink of an eye. Still, they are fantastic devices capable of capturing terrific stills and videos.

  11. G' day from the land down under. I agree with everything you said. It's a fantastic drone. I have owned 3 DJI phantoms and always flew in fear. This thing is just fantastic. So for all the "unsure" people out there, get it… this is the best drone for the money.

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