Helifar B3 -An Inexpensive GPS Drone with Intelligent Flight Modes
The Helifar B3 GPS drone is an intriguing GPS option. It has a variety of different flight modes to go along with its GPS stability and 1080p camera. It is another Bugs 5W clone, much like the JJPRO X5 Epik. All of these drones are excellent options and this Helifar version comes with two batteries so you can double your flight time.
While I haven’t gotten my hands on the Helifar B3 yet I have flown the Bugs 5W and the JJPRO Epik drones. They are all built at the same factory and the differences are mostly superficial. I’ll be basing most of this review on that knowledge. Choose whichever one you think has the best styling. Personally, I really like the look of this Helifar B3.
Helifar B3 Camera
The Helifar B3 camera will shoot 1080p video. The biggest drawback is that it isn’t stabilized and you will have to fly slow and steady to get good footage. It will take crisp pictures, especially if you are flying outdoors and in good light.
The GPS will hold the drone stable, even in a light wind. The return to home, follow me and orbit modes are really nice features and work quite well. The waypoints feature does also work, but it isn’t something I would recommend on a drone like this. It relies on coordinates and you’ll have to make sure you understand the scale and scope of the map before you fly.
The specs will tell you that it gets about 18 minutes of flight time. In my experience, I have averaged closer to 15 minutes. The range on a perfect day is 500 meters but expect closer to 200 meters for most applications and flight conditions. Right now you can pick up the Helifar B3 for right around $200.
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Helifar B3 Specs
– Brushless motor: 1806 1500KV
– Flying time: 18mins
– Battery: 2 x 7.1V 1800mAh 25C
– Charging time: 5 – 7H
– Flying distance: 500 – 600M
– Flying height: 500M
– Tracking distance: 5 – 30M
– Shooting angles: 110 degrees
– Lens adjustment angles: 0 – 80 degrees
– Speed: max. 30km/h
– Camera resolution: 1080p ( shoot and video )
– Real-time image transmission resolution: 720p
– Functions: up / down / forward / back / left / right / left side fly / right side fly / headless mode / one key return / take off / landing / 5G WiFi real-time images transmission / shoot / video / GPS target track function / altitude hold mode / fixed point flight / low-battery return / weak signal return / adjustable lens
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