Kenji was first to say first in one of my recent videos and thus ones this shout out. So congratulations good morning, quadcopter 101, here with a review of a neat new GPS drone. This is a JDR CJD, 22s. Now looking at it, you could tell right away that this is probably a folding, drogue and you'd be right. This is a folding joke, the idea of being that you could fold it up pack, it in a small provided carrying case by the way. Let me go over the carrying case, real quick and then we'll continue on, but it comes with its own nice little carrying case through to pack your drone in and put it away and take it with you so it's very transportable, but it folds up like so And unfolds like so you take the these lumps legged parts out, the for their front. Part comes out first and then the back legs go out second, but that's how you folded and unfolded it just have them place. My friction now this particular drone is, I bet you has GPS built in. That means it can return to home and land by itself on command by press of a button, and that would be that button there on the controller or if it flies out of range of the controller and loses signal from the controller. It will fly back in the way that software it took off from or on my battery it will also come back and return to home and land, so that's.
The advantage of flying with GPS quadcopter is the main advantage. It also includes altitude hold to maintain a steady altitude, but the reason I was in, inter and interested in reviewing it was that it had a 4k camera well it's advertised at 4k. But looking at the resolution of the video that I was able to record at home before I'm gon na take this out in the field, it appears to be what's called Q HD, which is quad HD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels now true, 4k is 4096 By 2160 pixels pixels, this records actually 2560 by 1440 pixels, okay, that's quad called quad HD that's four times 720p is why they call it quad HD q HD. Now it does actually record in true 4k on your phone, but how it does that is. It uses your phone to interpolate the video from this camera and bump it up to 4k resolution, which is not the best means of doing it. Folks, and actually, if it also depends on the quality of your phone, you know the processor on your phone. I wasn't able to actually get it to successfully bump it up to 2560 res or the 1440p 4k resolution on my phone, because my phone is an older phone, but you don't want to do that. Anyways, because interpolated video always is not the way to go. It looks blurry like optical zoom versus digital zoom, where optical zoom is much better and digital zoom is much worse, that's.
The same way that this 4k is interpolated to your phone, so don't don't count on this being true 4k, but it is greater than 1080p it's. Being 2160p not 2160, but 1440p 2560 by 1440 P resolution, which is greater than 1080p resolution, but that video is recorded to a micro, SD card. Okay, that means you're not dependent on Wi Fi, to record video to your phone that's. Another reason you know what record video I do fun because you get a frame, dropping and frozen frames, whereas the Wi Fi signal goes in and out and becomes weak or strong. It messes up the video, but if you're recording to a micro SD card like this drone, does you don't have that problem? Ok, it should be smooth video. Even if you fly out Wi Fi fpv range, you should still be able to record that video on this SD card and save the video to the SD card. So it has that capability. Well, other things about it. It uses what's called the issuing GPS app. Although it's mentions a different app in the manual, but when you actually use the little QR code to download the app it comes up using GPS app and with that app you're able to view the fpv video on your phone or conduct Waypoint flying between different points. That you said tell the drone to fly to or do follow me where it will follow you and or circle me it's able to do that too, using the app now.
The thing is, though, that app requires your phone to have 802.11 AC Wi Fi. Remember that term 802.11 AC Wi Fi, not everybody – has that type of Wi Fi on their phone. Okay, oh look most newer phones tend to have it, but older phones may not have it so before you purchase this drone. I strongly recommend it. You first verify that your phone that you intend to use actually has 802.11 AC Wi Fi or you will be very disappointed when you get this riddle. Okay, this remember that, but what's that 802.11 AC Wi Fi you're, supposedly able to get to Brady's Act about 250 meters of fpv right that's, pretty pretty long fart or pretty far for an fpv drone. You know compared to like 2.4 gigahertz Wi Fi you're only able to get out maybe 70 meters, but using 5g. Why fight since there's no interference with a 2.4 gigahertz as a controller you're able to get at further ranges and again the advertiser edge of this is about 250 meters for fpv. Now this uses a 7 point: 4 volt, 1200 milli ampere hour battery. This is the battery. This is available, I believe 12. You can purchase 1 2 or 3 batteries when you buy the drone. Okay, you're gon na have a hard time buying this after you buy the drug. So if you want more batteries, make sure you considering purchasing the batteries before you buy the drum because it's getting harder and harder to ship batteries these days because of safety concerns of lipo batteries.
But again this is available 1, 2 or 3 and you have to select that when you purchase the drunk, but this battery is a 1200. My ability, yeah 7.40 1200 milli ampere hour, it's supposed to give you 16 minutes of flight time, we'll find out when we go flying today, but you can charge it using a simple micro USB cord which they do provide through a wall charger. I recommend a wall charger only with this. This would take a long time to charge on 1200 milli. Ampere hours would take a long time to charge on a little 500 milliamp. I put it from your computer USB port, so use a wall charger. Folks, when you charge these batteries, but it's charged with this micro, USB port and there's, a little blue light that flashes and when that light becomes the battery is fully charged and the battery is ready to go so let's go over the controller controllers, well, labeled and Actually, you get a little quick cheat sheet show with all these buttons actually do so I'm gon na leave that right there in case I forget one or two, but what we got on this controller. If you go in the upper part here, you take a photo by pressing this button here. You can start and stop the video by pressing this button here and when you use these buttons vice the app this records, the data, the photos and videos to the micro SD card.
If you click the record button button on the issue, GPS app and it records to your via Wi Fi to your phone, so I recommend using these buttons here instead of the phone's buttons other buttons you got on this. This is actually circle bacon. This actually has the capability of doing a circle position without using the app and you just press it like with that button there, and then you adjust the radius of the circle by pushing up or down on the pitch stick and you tell which direction to go By giving it a nudge on right or left on the roll stick, we also can adjust the rates how fast the quadcopter can fly by pressing this button here on the front face here. We have this: is the compass calibration button? If you want the drone to go into compass, calibration and I'll, show you how to do that out in the field you press this button here also be very careful with this button, because it's easy to accidentally press this button, and this might create a problem if You'Re flying and you press this button and what goes the GPS calibration mode I'm, not sure what would happen because I haven't tried that yet, but I have accidentally pressed it several times moving my thumb. My big thumbs are right here. So it's act quite easy to press this button, so be very careful of it: okay, other buttons. This is return to home and landing by command.
If you want the drone to come back and land itself where it took off, you press that button and will automatically do it, you will enter a heading. This motor blue. This is headless mode. Let me double check. You have the smoke by pressing this button here and I'll try to demonstrate what headless mode is act in the field, but it's a feature lets you point the camera and I enables panning shots shots and what are they called crate shots you can do by using This bucket here with the camera on the drum now this has automatic takeoff and automatic landing. If you want to do that, but for all the stuff use this automatic takeoff, you have to first start the motors on the drone and you do such by pulling both sticks down and holding them down and out and the drones motors will start. And then you can press this button to do the automatic takeoff. If you press this without the motor started, it does nothing so keep that in mind and it has emergency stop. If this crashes in a bush or a tree andor, the tall grass – and you want to protect the motors for birdie at because they're going to continue to try to turn you press and hold this button here and that will turn off the motors. Doing an emergency. Stop so that's controller I'm, not sure about these antennas. I don't know if these antennas are real.
I don't see any wires going up in the center, and so they actually might be fake antennas. A lot of people say these are phone holders they're not. This does have a phone holder and this is the photo order for the controller folks, but these antennas may be just fake so for aesthetic purposes. Other things you get in the box. You get again. I mentioned this micro USB cable for charging the battery on the drone. You get a little screwdriver for removing propellers and changing propellers, which you get two of two spares, and this also comes in handy for opening up the battery bay on the back of the transmitter. The batteries this uses a blue, let's, open it up and find out. I think it was triple ace. I'Ll find out here, certainly let's open it up pop it in and open yep triple a batteries. So remember: you're gon na need four triple a batteries to power. This and I'm gon na put that back on later now the things you get in the box. You get this little Quick Start Guide. It is actually very nice. It shows all the buttons on the controller and, on the back, it talks about compass calibration how to do a compass calibration, which is important, how to do gyro calibration and about searching for satellite signals and how to start. The motors to these shows on the back. But you do get detailed manuals also, and they come in English was in here, English, German, French and also you get Portuguese.
You get Chinese and Spanish manuals with this. They are very detailed. However, they are very small print, so you're gon na probably need a magnifying glass to read them. At least my old eyes did so fat in mine, so that's the JDR CJD, 22s let's, take it out in the field and see how it flies so hope you enjoy this flight good morning quite copter, one on one here I don't know beautiful yet chilly day Out here in the desert, a lot of people think that, because I live in a desert, it's always hot out here folks, we have three inches of snow here two days ago and it still just melted, it's, melted fast, but still up in the mountains. If you look around this all the way, 360 degrees around us all, the mountains are covered in snow, but let's take the JD 22s out for its flight, like I promised our first thing, I'm going to start it up and connect to its Wi Fi so hold On folks, it started up you press this button here, while it's on the ground until the lights light up and then let go then connect to the controller and then connect to the Wi Fi. So let me show you how to do that. Well, connect to the controller first and then I'll put my phone in and connect to the Wi Fi. So to turn it on, you put the drone on the grab hold up button down until the lights come on.
Let those beep also turn on the controller and the controller is should be connected. Let'S start, we can start the motor to stop, and so the controller is connected now I'm going to connect the Wi Fi to the drone. So we could do the fpv so hold on folks, okay. This is the EC and GPS app available on Google Play and iTunes, and right now, it's asking if we've done the compass calibration, we're gon na hit no and then we're gon na do that compass calibration. First, so we got to do horizontal rotations till we hear a beep. Okay, then continue on actually till what tells me to go vertical. Okay, the apps telling me to do vertical calibration rotations and that should be it that's, our second beep, okay, putting it on the ground, so we should be good to go folks picking up the controller here now I want to turn off those controller on the screen. There we should be good to go so first off. I want to start the video recording pressing that button there and we are recording and then bringing both sticks down and out and then pressing automatic takeoff button and seeing, if it's, holding its position and it seems to be doing a good job. Okay, let's go up a bit higher, give you of the camera and say how do you like my shirt today, folks, I know, tie dyed today, it's too cold it's, really cool okay, it's ticking.
It looks like it's working well seeking up the screens now I'm gon na put my glasses on here. Cuz we're gon na take it out first first thing: we're going to do is see what type of fpv range we can get out of this. So i want to go up and outside pushing outbound about 15, 20 meters or so and then heading out bud with the drone. Looking at the screen, the distance is our 18 meters or feet hundred eighty feet now the stuff is in feet. Okay, I guess you could change that in the settings. Let'S go to higher rate it's going quite slow, so pressing. Where is that rate button on the right side here higher rate, so we can go a little bit. Faster got bad still got fpv at about 30 feet, that's 100 meters or so still have enough TV good, choppy 387 feet out for 36 feet up it's coming in and out more than 85 feet. I can see snow on the ground here. It spots it around. As a it's losing connection, I guess with the controller every once in a while, but we're gon na, take it out it's about 200 meters right now, yeah 200 meter seems to be its max operating range and I guess it's doing a return to home because it Lost signal I was doing a return to home. I have signal back again, I'm pushing forward again a little further a little further 650.
You feet out: okay, I'm, a plop it right there, that's over 200 meters, it's about 200 meters, I'm, guessing and it's, doing a return to home and so forth. Its range seems to be about 200 meters. It came back in the range and then it stops again. But I'm gon na continue to return their own by pressing the return to home button flying back there's snow on the you're still snow out there. So the range of this is about 200 meters and it's kind of choppy when it gets past a hundred meters. So good controlled about 100 and then I get choppy control out to about 200 meters coming back nicely, so it gets back we're gon na try. The other features of this like follow me circle position. Well, circle position, we'll start off with and that with waypoints. Well, we still have battery power. Okay, it's slowing down on its approach, see it up there how much battery do we got left we're at 57 battery, so I better do the waypoints well, dog circle will follow me. Waypoints features, sometimes weird, sometimes don't. I tried the Apple or the map already, and I tried to download it before I came out here, but with my phone okay here comes down, let's see how accurate this is, but it still didn't seem to remember it in the cache. So I don't see Google Maps is what I'm trying to say folks there's a Raven overhead.
At the same time, how accurate is this landing automatic return to home and landing not too bad less than a meter, not bad at all? Okay what's. Does it turn on automatically yeah? It does turn off automatically once it lands, so let's put it back on the pad, and I see I've said about waypoints. Let me go into this and again see the map. The waypoints. The map did not download it, even though I did download it while I was at home but let's try it okay, wait, point draw and let's see. If we can put some points down now, it's, not letting me try another one, nope might be the cold. Also, Oh actually wedding Waypoint put another way point out there, let's delete them all delete all waypoints let's. Try it again this time I want to zoom in a little better. Okay, we got a zoo. We got to do the waypoints in that circle. Weird, I guess so draw draw kid I'm, just having probably this way boys we're, gon na skip Waypoint folks and never seem to work for me, but we're gon na try follow me in orbit. So going back to the main view and starting the motors starting the video camera again see card, I can't remember which one is recording green that's, not recording that must be recording. Okay, starting the motors and automatic takeoff. We get to the air putting up a bit higher right about there, giving into the view of the camera right about there and then hitting follow and is it following looks fine, not one for a walk, yep it's following what type of follow me do we got Here, it's a DJI style like it's, being pulled on a thread see going up this way.
Follow me feature: does work so let's see how well it works. I'M gon na take a little short walk around the desert and that's about it. Okay, so that's the fall of a feature. Well, I still got battery power now to get out of this. You have to hit self stabilizing and that breaks out of it. Follow me now. The next thing we're gon na do is bring the drone over our head. Music, possibly over our head and then hit instead of the app I'm going to use this controller that's. The controller circle me button and what to do was overhead and it goes off to about a distance of about. Oh, I don't know a couple meters. Then it turns back to what our position automatically and then I guess you got to tell which direction to go. Let'S go to the right. Okay and there's circle position. Second position: doesn't work. Also! No, I did not use the app to start this circle position is the only advanced feature that you can operate other than the headless mode without using the app okay. This one does not require use of the app let's see if we can send it out a little further pushing forward on the pitch. Stick see what type of how big of a circle can we get in circle position? Well, not further, increasing the radius even further. So what is the max radius of this circle position right about there so I'm, guessing that's about 10, 20 meters away about 20 meters, I'm.
Guessing what to say on here 60 feet so yeah at 60 feet almost 20 meters, but that is circle position. Folks, let me close this by the way on the screen here, so that works rather well, also so to break out of that again, you daddy, look, I think, that's our low battery returned. Oh so that's its low battery return to home let's see how accurate that is to that comes on in about 23 percent battery power, low battery returned to home, and then what to do flies overhead that's, not where it took off from let's, see how close it Gets to where its takeoff point up there and should be starting its descent here shortly it's up there does it do an automatic descent do not operate other functions when turning aircraft, it doesn't appear to do start. An automatic descent you're gon na have to do that yourself, baby I'm gon na pull it on the throttle and see what it does yeah. So a little battery return to home. It just comes back toward. You goes over your takeoff spot and gives you annoying beeps until the battery runs out so we're gon na fly it close in let's, see what haven't I shown you yet photos coming down a little lower. Well, okay, it said its battery was too low here. Let'S see if I can get to start one more time. Let me stop the video recording just hit it just exited.
Okay, video recording has stopped and starting Justine. If I can start the motors see if I can do an automatic takeoff again, there's one thing I haven't shown is the photos getting up close, take a photo and there goes a kid it's batteries to low its landing itself. So that's the turtle flight time you get out of this. I hope those two photos took so I can give you a show of the photos but that's a total flight time now, it's kind of a chilly day today about 40 degrees, 45 degrees, so it's that might have been an issue too. So that is the JD 22s GPS drone. I hope you enjoyed this flight, this quadcopter 101 setting up high quadcopter 101 here again, hey if you want to get your own shout out in one of my future videos make sure you subscribe to my channel it's real simple, just go to my channel page and Click on that subscribe and also make sure to click that Bell button right next to the subscribe button. That way you get notified when I release a brand new video immediately and give you a chance to get that first shot at so give it a try.