Bayangtoys X16 is already one of those popular drones under $150, and recently the company announced that they have released the upgraded version. This time, Bayangtoys X16 Drone comes with a GPS feature. Thanks to GearBest for sending this to us so that we can do some testings and reviews of this drone. Please keep in mind we are not professional drone operators but we do test drones and play with them from time to time.
Upon opening the box, it looks that the drone is safe and protected inside its Styrofoam box. Can’t see the battery at first, but that’s because it’s inside the quadcopter. The drone looks nice, love the white color and the weight feels just right, not too light yet not too heavy. [Buy It Here]
Bayangtoys X16 GPS Drone is a popular quadcopter, you can easily identify which is upgraded and which is not simply by checking at GPS label located on the top antenna dome.
Inside the box:
1 x BAYANGTOYS X16 Quadcopter
1 x 11.1V 2200mAh Battery
1 x Transmitter (Remote Control) – Battery not included
1 x Balance Charger
1 x Power Adapter
8 x Propeller
4 x Landing Strut
4 x Propeller Nut
1 x Screwdriver
1 x Set of Accessories
1 x English Manual
Featuring powerful and durable brushless motors, Bayangtoys X16 GPS Drone is very easy to use. Unfortunately it doesn’t come with an action camera, but this drone is able to hold maximum payload of 450gr, that’s pretty enough to hold a decent HD camera. It’s very easy to use, highly recommended for you who just getting started a drone hobby. GPS module is really a nice feature that you need to consider when purchasing a drone, it helps for precise positioning, allowing you to call back a flying drone to its take off position automatically. All this can be done through push of a button, Automatic Return and Landing feature is activated. [Get Discounted Price Here]
Several tests have convinced us that this special feature is really amazing, the accuracy is impressive, always spot on. One thing though, we suggest that you don’t fly this drone too far away with low battery life, it might not be able to go back in time safely. The Automatic Return is very helpful for beginners to bring their drone safe and sound to its take off location.
Bayangtoys X16 GPS Drone also features Altitude Hold Mode, meaning that you can keep the drone at a certain height with better stability. It’s a nice feature for beginner pilots, it helps them to focus more during video recording. Even when you forget to control the drone, it’ll still hover in place. Aside from GPS module, this drone also offers Geomagnetic Headless Mode, this is enhanced version of Headless Mode, it works without the need of a calibration before take off.
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We didn’t test this drone with GoPro camera, but we have read many customers mention that this unit is powerful enough to carry GoPro. Its 2200mAh LiPo battery is powerful enough to fly the drone up to 15-18 minutes (4 hours to get fully charged), yep, it’s a cheap drone that provides you with flying time more than 10 minutes. Most cheap drones only give you like 3 to 5 minutes flying time. [Buy It Here]
What we like:
- Automatic Return Home button and GPS
- Altitude Hold Mode
- Geomagnetic Headless Mode
- Nice LiPo Battery for good flight time
- High/Low Speed Switch
- Affordable price for quality and features
What we don’t like:
- English manual is difficult to understand, see our photo for propellers setup
- Unbalanced props resulting in lots vibration and jello effects in video
- 4 hours to get the battery fully recharged is too long
- No HD camera included
Bayangtoys X16 GPS Drone specifications:
- Brushless Version, No camera, Radio Control
- Motor Type: Brushless Motor
- Functions: 3D rollover, Air Press Altitude Hold, Automatic Return, Forward/backward, Headless Mode, Height Holding, Hover, Sideward flight, Slow down, Speed up, Turn left/right, Up/down, With light
- Size: Large
- Satellite System: GPS
- Max Flying Height: 1000m
- Max Ascent Speed: 5m/s
- Max Descent Speed: 3m/s
- Hover Accuracy: 0.5 – 2m
- Built-in Gyro: 6 Axis Gyro Kit Types: RTF
- Level: Intermediate Level
- Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control with 4-Channels
- Radio Mode: Mode 2 (Left-hand Throttle)
- Detailed Control Distance: 260-350m
- Compatible with Additional Gimbal: Yes
- Transmitter Power: 6 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
- Model Power: Built-in rechargeable battery
- Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo
- Flying Time: 16 – 18mins
- Charging Time.: 210 – 260 minutes
Tuvie has received this product from our ‘Ask for A Review‘ feature, where we receive test unit/product sample for a review.
Yeah, right. I own an X16 with GPS. It is sitting on my work bench in pieces, waiting to be repaired. Worked well on first flight, then went to hell in a hand basket. Transmitter lost control on take off and copter veered to the left and straight into the ground. Recalibrated, launched again. It rose 40 ft in the air then lost power and dropped out of the sky. Last flight lost control again, again dove to the left and straight into a hard surface, shattering the body. With no control, the motors would not shut down. Had to risk going under spinning props to flip the on/off switch to shut it down. Don't waste your money on this piece of junk.
Wow, sorry to hear that James. We haven't had that experienced, hopefully never. There are many helpful videos on youtube about fixing this drone, perhaps they can help you with that?
Hi i am having problems with my X16, how do you change from mode 1 to mode 2 on the controller please?
Hi Mark, you can try to press the black button on your left hand to change it to mode 2.
Hi, i own an early version of X16, the one without GPS, do you think it is possible to upgrade it by installing a GPS module in its circuit? If yes, do you think Cirocomm GPS can solve my problem?