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JJRC X-12 Aurora (C-Fly Faith) 3 Axis Gimbal Long Distance Drone Flight Test Review

This 3 axis gimbal GPS drone can fly over 900 meters and over 20 minutes flight time. Find it here, and use coupon code 3QKYJDWF for reduced price.
One battery and bag
Two batteries and bag
Three batteries and bag

Pros
– GPS GLONASS satellite positioning, enables automatic position hovering, and automatic return to home and landing on command, loss of signal, and low battery.
– Controller has a built-in 802.11ac WiFi amplifier and relay for extended FPV range. FPV range advertised at up to 1200 meters (I got 900 meters in my flight).
– Three axis gimbal for improved smoothness of in flight video. Gimbal includes up and down remote control.
– 1080p camera with 29.699 fps recording capability. Video is recorded to an onboard micro SD card to eliminate lag or frame dropping.
– Brushless motors.
– Optical flow sensor for automatic hovering without use of GPS.
– Two ultrasonic belly sensors for steady altitude control.
– 11.4V 2400mah battery provides up to 25 minutes flight time (I got over 20 minutes).
– FPV video reception and advanced flight features of follow me and orbit position are available through either ENJOY-FLY app (Android here or iOS here ), or C-Fly app (Android here or iOS here ).

Cons
– Requires 802.11ac WiFi capability on your phone. Not everyone has this type of WiFi on their phone. Before purchasing, it is extremely important to first check that your phone is indeed capable of 802.11ac WiFi.
– The drone can not fly without using the app. The drone must be connected to the app for the motors to arm.
– App and drone firmware still has some bugs that need correcting. The drone was stuck in track mode during one of my test flights. Gimbal up and down control did not work properly while in track mode. Waypoint and Google map features also did not work.
– Gimbal was somewhat jerky while flying in Track mode.

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Comment (25)

    1. Congratulations. You were the first to say First (and who had not also previously won). You win a shoutout in a future QC101 video. Again, congratulations!

  1. Is the Home dictated by a fixed coordinate at start up or the location of the Transmitter/Phone? Thank you for the video!

  2. Looks a lot better then the x9 heron. But I think for the price, the Zino will be better for the price. Great job as always, Cheers J

  3. Nice drone. If possible please review jjrc x 9p Heron. It looks like it’s a big step up from the normal Heron. Great review keep it up.

  4. Wow, 21 minute per battery ? Nice one 😉
    Better than the Cfly Obtain, which do whatever it want on flight, sometimes degerous comportement…
    But, sadly, the camera seems to be worse than my Spark one, even than a Ryze Tello, so, i pass ^^

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