The Dromida Ominus is a cool little hobby grade quadcopter that we got to try recently. If you are a beginner and want to learn how to fly drones, we recommend this quadcopter. In this article, we’ll review the design, build, flight characteristics, camera and battery life of the Dromida Ominus FPV quadcopter. We’ll end by quickly going over the pros and cons of picking this quadcopter so that you can make a good building decision.
Note: There are two “Dromida Ominus” quadcopters out there. Here, we’ll be reviewing the Dromida Ominus FPV quadcopter which is not only better than the other, but also cheaper. If you are buying the regular Dromida Ominus, we recommend you NOT to. Go for the Dromida Ominus FPV instead!
Design and Build Flight characteristics Flight time and battery Camera and FPV
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As for the design, the Dromida Ominus is certainly amazing to look at. It does have a versatile look and feel to it, compared to other drones in the same price range. It also comes in two colors – The red and green. We prefer the red color because it has the added benefit of being more visible when you fly at higher altitudes.
The Dromida Ominus is certainly well built but unlike the marketing claims, it is certainly not “unbreakable”. However, this is to be expected from most other quadcopters in this price range. When we tested the Dromida Ominus, we did crash it several times without any problems. The parts are pretty easily and cheaply replaceable anyways, so even if you do break it, it shouldn’t be much of an issue. Again, make sure you go for the Dromida Ominus FPV version instead of the regular one, if you are shopping in Amazon.
With the added FPV feature, the Dromida Ominus FPV is certainly one of the better quadcopters you can get, for a nearly steal price.
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The Dromida Ominus FPV comes with four different flight modes – the beginner, normal, advanced and expert. We recommend you stick to “normal” mode if you are just starting out and slowly progress towards expert mode. Check out our guide on “How to fly a quadcopter” for an in-depth guide to going from a beginner to expert level quadcopter flyer. The Dromida Ominus is certainly a good quadcopter to apply the guide on. Other than that, it is very stable until it is windy. Make sure you fly when the wind is low or medium. If you are unsure, learn to fly indoors first instead. These are our test results for the flight stability of the Dromida Ominus:
8/10 Low winds 7/10 Medium winds 6/10 High winds
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This has to be one of the main positives of the Dromida Ominus. This quadcopter comes with a very good battery (700mAh) to size ratio. On average, the Dromida Ominus should give you about 9~11 minutes of flight time, even if you perform flips and aerobatics in mid wind conditions. This is extremely decent for this price range.
If flight time is something you are worried about, you’ll have no problems picking the Dromida Ominus FPV.
Another HUGE positive for the Dromida Ominus FPV is that it comes with a camera and FPV (Duh). The quality is pretty good for the price. These features are mostly seen in higher priced quadcopters ($150 +). However, the FPV feature of the Dromida ominus is WiFi, so don’t expect much in terms of range, quality and interference.
Mostly, you’ll be using the camera and FPV as a fun little “gimmick” experiment. The camera is certainly not comparable to the likes of DJI Phantom and the FPV cannot be compared to a racing quadcopter.
Build quality is certainly not “unbreakable”. This is to be expected from most quadcopters in this price range, however