If I had to choose one drone to fly forever, the Dromida Ominus would definitely be a top contender.
It’s very fun to fly, extremely durable, and offers an impressive 12-minute flight time. This isn’t something you often see in RC drones priced this affordably.
Another thing you’ll love about this drone is that it looks really cool (sort of like a predator). That, combined with the fact that it’s hard to break, makes it a great model for kids.
In this Dromida Ominus review, we’re cover everything from what comes in the box to flight time and more.
What Comes in the Box?
Let’s start from the very beginning: what comes in the box.
When you purchase the Dromida Ominus and bring it home for the first time, what should you expect to find inside the box? Here’s a list of what you’ll get:
- Detailed User’s Manual
- Four AAA Batteries
- Phillips Screwdriver
- Spare Propellers
- USB Charger
- Fully Assembled Quadcopter
I really appreciate the fact that it comes with AAA batteries. After all, most models don’t come with this. The drone itself is available in four colors- red, blue, green, and yellow.
The color you choose will have no effect on the drone’s performance. Overall, all of the drone’s components and “extras” are packaged very nicely in its box.
Flying the Dromida Ominus
Not only does this drone look like a predator, but it also flies like one. It’s fast, agile, and responds to the transmitter in an instant (a.k.a. there’s no “lag”).
Note in this review that that comes ready-to-fly straight out the box. Once in the air, prepare to experience a smooth and effortless flight.
Although on the smaller side, the drone’s motors do an impressively good job at fighting the wind, although it doesn’t stand a chance against stronger gusts.
For the average enthusiast looking to have a good time, this the perfect drone to do it with. It’s durable, flies fast, and offers a quick learning curve. To give you an idea of how it flies, here’s a video demonstration:
Flight Time and Battery
In this part of the review, we’re going to talk about the main topic of conversion among flyers: flight time. This RC quadcopter can stay in the air for approximately 12 minutes.
And when I say 12 minutes, I really do mean 12 minutes. Granted, you’ll get lower than this amount if you’re an aggressive flyer or if there’s a lot of wind outside.
But in normal conditions and with the average flyer, 12 minutes is about what you’ll get. No wonder considering it’s powered by a large 700mAh battery.
If you need to charge your quadcopter, you can do it with the USB cable that comes in the box. Although debatable, I would argue that you’ll get the most value for your dollar with this quadcopter compared to other similarly priced drones.
I wanted to take a minute in this review to talk about the drone’s durability. After all, this is one of its main selling points. It’s marketed as “nearly impossible to break”, which is actually quite accurate.
You can crash it into pavement, rocks, trees, grass, cars, and even houses and it will keep on going.
You might be thinking, “There’s no way it can be that durable for its cheap price!” Think again! Here’s a video where FliteTest does a review and flight test on the drone. As you can see, it’s a very durable model:
As you’ve probably seen by now, this quadcopter looks pretty cool. One thing we should mention are the drone’s rubber feet. Rubber feet are very useful when landing your drone.
They make it so that the body of your drone doesn’t come in contact with the ground (plus they help absorb the impact of landing).
Also, the drone’s LED lights are very useful for when you’re going to fly at night. If you’re like most people, you probably get home around dark, so this may be your only time to fly.
By having those LED lights on there, it will allow you to easily track your drone when there’s no sun out. Next in this Dromida Ominus review we’re going to talk about charge time.
The charging time for this RC drone is about 50 minutes. This is way less than the charging time for the Syma X8C, which is more than 2 hours. The good news is that you don’t need to wait that long to get back into the air.
Since you can access the battery, simply order extra ones with your purchase. That way, when your battery dies, you can simply replace it with a fresh one and immediately get back into the air. It’s one of the best ways to ensure that the fun never stops.
Potential Drawback – No Camera
While this quadcopter offers a ton of benefits, it’s not perfect. Specifically, it doesn’t come with a camera. Now for some people, that’s okay.
With that said, there is a Dromida Ominus FPV model that DOES come with a camera. We highly recommend checking that out. It’s about double the price, but it’s also way more fun.
Dromida Ominus Review – Bottom Line
Hopefully this Dromida Ominus review has help show you all the beginner-friendly features it has to offer. To summarize, it offers 12 minutes of flight time, a super-durable body, fast flight, and a sleek design that separates it from the crowd.
Whether it’s your first flight, or whether you’ve been flying for many years, you can’t go wrong with this quadcopter.
While this particular model doesn’t come with a camera, the FPV model does. So if you want to capture aerial footage while maintaining the durability that the Ominus is known for, be sure to check that out. Good luck and fly safe.