BUGS 2 IS THIS YEAR’S TOP-SHELF TECH GIFT
Buckle up when you give this quadcopter drone away; you’ll wish you kept one for yourself!
Bugs 2 Product description:
- FULLY LOADED FPV DRONE KIT W/ CAMERA + SMARTPHONE HOLDER: Go farther faster with the MJX Bugs 2 Wi-Fi drone that features built-in GPS and a 1080p camera that puts you right in the cockpit with more FPV drone control than ever before!
- ALTITUDE HOLD, 1-KEY TAKEOFF/LANDING + INTELLIGENT ORIENTATION CONTROL (IOC): Take control quickly and easily with 1-key takeoff and landings, altitude hold for easy hover and IOC (aka “headless mode”) for more stable flight.
- ADVANCED BRUSHLESS MOTOR TECHNOLOGY: Get more efficiency, durability, and power with the latest in brushless quadcopter design.
- HIGH-SPEED FPV DRONE ACTION RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX: Connect the Bugs 2 Wi-Fi quadcopter to your mobile device via the drone app (see user manual for QR code), attach it using the included smartphone mount and enjoy real-time image transmission from your new eye in the sky.
- 3 RETURN-HOME (RTH) FUNCTIONS: Watch in wonder as your Bug returns on its own at the touch of a button, or if it loses a signal or gets low on power.
- NIGHT FLIGHT LED LIGHTS: Your Bug isn’t scared of the dark! Fly it at night and enjoy the show.
Your remote control’s LCD screen tracks all these events and more, and provides a strong signal via a two-way 2.4Ghz connection. BONUS: And, with the extra battery, you can fly your new Bugs 2 drone for twice as long!
• Bugs 2 Wi-Fi Drone
• 2.4Ghz Remote Controller
• 7.4V 1800mAh LIPO Battery (2)
• UL-Certified Balance Charger
• Smartphone Mount
• User Manual
• Extra Propellers (4)
• Propeller Changing Tool
He loves Bugs & I Love Bugs 2!
Lately, we have been testing a new drone that we recently received from USA Toyz. We have ordered from USA Toyz in the past and have had many positive experiences, including this one, with them. This time we ordered the MJX B2W Bugs 2, which offers WiFi capability and so much more.
The first and most important feature, in our opinion, is the GPS that is incorporated into the drone. All I can say is WOW! All the other drones we fly, including the two that flew away, unfortunately, do not have GPS technology. Which could have saved us from experiencing the two flyaways we’ve had. Plus, the emotional trauma of losing two expensive drones that came along with the losses. This drone is equipped with 3 (RTH) return to home features, smart, failsafe, and low-battery. Smart RTH: When pressing the RTH button located on the transmitter, the drone returns to your last recorded home point GPS position. In this mode of RTH, you have the ability to guide the drone around obstacles. Failsafe RTH: Automatically engages when the drone loses transmitter signal for more than six seconds returning the drone to the last recorded home point. Low-Battery RTH: Your drone will automatically return if a low battery is detected when the drone is flying at an altitude of 100+ meters or is 300 or more meters away from the home point. Considering our past loss, we have tested all three RTH modes and are happy to report they all functioned flawlessly. Now we can fly high and fast without the anxiety of fly aways. Another feature that I must mention is that while hovering the GPS will hold the drone in a stationary position for sweet video and photography Personally this gives me time to identify possible obstacles and reorientate myself with my surroundings.
Next, we would like to brag about the new transmitter design. The MJX Bugs 2 comes with a very competent and easy to use controller. We both love when simplicity and technology are coupled together, no extra unneeded distractions. On the transmitter you will find (on the left) a red lock and unlock button, the one key take off and land button, and a GPS/gesture button; the power switch is located in the center, and (on the top right) the camera button is situated just below the RTH button, and at the bottom you’ll find the headless mode button. The camera button does two functions. By pressing the camera button a short time you enter photo mode and a long press of the button enters video mode. The default left joystick is throttle and left/right rotation. The default right joystick is your directional control and moves the drone forward, backward, leftward, and rightward.
Another part of this transmitter is the built-in LCD screen. This screen displays the transmitter battery level, camera mode (photo or video), headless mode status, drone battery level. Marc really likes this feature as none of the other drones in our hangar offer this sweet luxury. He especially appreciates knowing the drone battery level since he can adjust his flight path and maximize battery life by returning home without completely discharging the battery. Also located on the screen is the word “Model” and then a number. This indicates the transmitter throttle mode that you have selected to use. A few more features indicated on the LCD screen are GPS or Gesture mode. When in GPS mode a satellite image appears with the number of satellites being utilized for navigation. Remember to fly in GPS only when connected to a minimum of seven satellites. Next to the number of satellites are a series of vertical bars that indicate the signal strength. Finally at the bottom of the LCD screen is your real-time altitude and distance from the home point. Indicated by large H followed by three digits and a large D followed by three digits.
In summation, this drone is designed and built to perfection. The Bugs 2 is hands down the fastest and best-equipped drone in our fleet. The brushless motors are strong and fast, coupled with a transmitter that functioned flawlessly. The only downside is the five hour charge time but Force1 foresaw the desire to stay in the air and included a second battery. Now I get to fly twice as long before being grounded. We are looking with great anticipation to many hours of flying this beautiful, fun drone!