Contixo F5 Quadcopter Drone Review

INTRODUCTION

The Contixo F5 hobby drone is a drone you’re thoroughly going to enjoy. Holding much resemblance in appearance to the Yuneec Q500 drone, the design of the F5 is both minimalist, yet effective. It flies fast, has great speed and yaw, and contains many very enjoyable features.

We rarely find drones designed like the F5 at the price range, where the propellers are so close to one another and where the body of the drone utilizes more space than build. If there’s one thing allowing the F5 drone to standout more-so than others, it has to be in its wonderful design.

But there are a number of features on the Contixo F5 that are worth exploring and its integration of VR headset compatibility, as seen by the U45 Blue Jay, Force 1, and others, is no exception to the rule. So without further or due, let’s take a closer inspection into the features you can expect with the Contixo F5 quadcopter.

 

Contixo F5 Drone Review

Check out the Contixo F5 and F5+ here on Amazon.

 

SPECS & PACKAGING

First off, here’s what to expect when purchasing the Contixo F5:

  • Drone & transmitter.
  • Two landing gears.
  • Four protective frames.
  • Four spare propellers.
  • One lithium polymer battery.
  • USB charging cable.
  • Mobile device holder For FPV.
  • User manual (with screws & screwdriver)

The battery included with the Contixo F5 is a 3.7V, 600mAh capacity lithium polymer battery, which is a bit above average and will allow you to spend nearly ten minutes of flying time after a single charge.

Charge time for the actual battery itself is very good, charging for only 50 to 60 minutes at a time. Additional spare batteries, produced by Contixo, can also be purchased to extend flying time further.

Its 2.4 GHz “Spread Spectrum” technology will further allow you to fly your Contixo F5 drone at longer distances and with a stronger connection between your transmitter and drone itself. Total transmitting distance is a little over 100 meters.

The F5+ on the other hand (which is a pricier version of the F5) utilizes a 5.8GHz technology for stronger, faster, and more responsive controls, in relation to FPV and in also helping you to take images and shots in 720P resolution.

 

2MP CAMERA

Similar to the F5+, the F5 utilizes a 2 megapixel camera that will allow you to shoot both images and videos at 720P HD resolution. In both models, aerial video footage are taken at 30 FPS and at 1280 x 720, whereas standalone images are taken at 1600 x 1200 pixels.

Similar to most drones at the $100 to $200 price range, the F5 does not utilize a camera gimbal. Instead, the camera is securely attached on bottom to the F5 drone. The F5 camera however, can still be vertically adjusted, both upwards and downwards.

Lastly, we have our highly desired FPV capability with live video and image feeds, allowing us to take to the sky in first person view, further requiring WiFi connectivity with your smartphone (iPhone or Android).

One difference you’ll notice between the Contixo F5 and F5+ is the addition of a small screen on the F5+ transmitter and a somewhat more sophisticated holder for your smartphone. This is in addition to its 5.8Ghz transmission frequency versus 2.4 GHz.

 

Contixo F5 Camera

Check out the Contixo F5 and F5+ here on Amazon.

 

FLYING & FEATURES

Features between the F5 and F5+ are practically identical, but what we really enjoyed is that there are plenty to keep you occupied. The first F5 drone feature worth mentioning is its one touch take off and landing. As seen in many of today’s more mid-level drones, the automatic takeoff/landing feature helps secure better and more proper take offs and landings.

This is important for a number of reasons. Besides the convenience the feature offers in itself, it keeps your drone safer by reducing and preventing the number of crashes that could be incurred on both take offs and landings.

This is especially important for beginners who are just learning to fly. On that note, the F5 and F5+ also includes a headless feature, making it even easier for beginners just learning the ropes, by allowing you to never have to worry what orientation your quadcopter is in.

With headless feature, your drone will automatically be able to adjust itself into the forward position. The Contixo F5 even features an altitude hold function, as well as a one key return.

Similar in many ways to auto take offs and landing, the altitude hold function is just like telling your drone “hold on a minute,” or I’ll “be right back,” which signals your drone to hover in the air no matter how high or far away it is from you.

This is similar in a way to the auto takeoff and landing feature, because the only difference here is you telling your drone to set its place at a certain altitude above the ground so you can perform the take off or landing.

With all these wonderfully advanced features in play, and the inclusion of 360-degree flips and rolls, thanks to its 6-axis gyroscope, as well as the newly featured VR headset compatibility, there isn’t a whole lot to dislike with Contixo’s F5, or F5+ for that matter. One thing I would like to add is that the flying feels very intuitive with the F5 and isn’t a tough one to master.

 

Contixo F5 Features

PROS

  • WiFi FPV & Live Video @ 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz transmission.
  • VR Headset Compatibility.
  • 6-Axis Gyroscope for smoother flight & 360-degree flips.
  • 2MP Camera, capable of videos and images in 720P at 30FPS.
  • Headless Mode, for beginners and proper quadcopter orientation.
  • Auto Take Offs & Landings, for easier controls and more controlled landings.
  • One Key Return Feature, so the drone flies back to you, on-demand.
  • Altitude Hold Function, allowing your drone to hover at almost any altitude.

 

F5 DRONE OVERVIEW

So what’s not to like? Well, there really isn’t much not to like. At this price point, I think Contixo did an extremely pleasing and exceptional job at delivering a drone with all the features and qualities we could expect for a drone of this price.

While a spare battery or motor would have been nice to have with the packaging, it’s always comforting to know that these can both be bought separately, and/or at a later date. If what you’re looking for is either your first, second, or tenth drone to add to your hobby collection, the Contixo F5 and F5+ is a wise choice.

Specs like charge time, flying time, and flying distance are all about average, and are far from the worst. Most importantly, is the Contixo flies great, is responsive, and not difficult to fly. Best of all though (in my opinion), is the F5’s unique and elegant design that moves away from the norm and doesn’t use a single connecting solid body like most of today’s drones.

For a thorough, and more in-depth review of the Contixo F5 quadcopter, and to see the drone flying in action, please check out the following video below. Also, if you have any questions or comments all, please do leave them down below.

Check out the Contixo F5 and F5+ here on Amazon.

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