The WLtoys V303 Makes DJI Owners Feel Unimpressed
Sad, but true; better yet, it can be fun to compare some affordable drones with DJI products – at least, for some people. Nonetheless, the WLtoys V303 is meant to allow those of you with limited funds to enjoy GPS, return-to-home and a barometer feature for under £200.
Capable of carrying a gimbal and GoPro camera for those amazing shots, the WLtoys V303 was meant to be an alternative to the DJI Phantom. The V303 has a white body, white propellers, and a white transmitter. However, the landing skids make it look much more like a lunar lander. Hello, is this Mr. Neil Armstrong?
You may choose one of the V303 versions, with a GoPro mount, cameras, gimbals and more on offer. There’s very little assembly needed out of the box; it’s worth ordering spares, with a pair of 9″ blades for £2.87. Decent quality brushless motors and the well-respected ZeroUAV YS-S4 flight controller work to offer the users some fun times.
Flying the V303 is nothing out of the ordinary, while bright blue and red LEDs allow the quad to find its way during the night. Furthermore, a flashing status light on the rear tells you when there’s a GPS lock. For its value, the V303 is pretty stable, agile and fast, and will deliver around 10-15 minutes of flying with the standard 2700mAh battery – spares might come in handy. As expected, DJI fans are not impressed.