If you already own a number of brushed models idk what are you expecting from this one, but it will perform similar to the others. you are throwing money away if you keep buying more of them expecting something different.
I've had a handful of toy models. They are slow. They are flimsy. a bad crash can render them unflyable. They feel like they are thrown together from a combination of $2 parts. One model i bought was fitted with a plastic drive cog system connected to the motors, and the plastic teeth literally melted from the heat of the motors spinning for 5 minutes. The quality control is diabolical. The replacement spare parts were non existant. I tried to find parts from another existing model that looked the same but rebadged. But they were not compatible why ? The manufacterers had used different internals 9t cogs instead of 12t cogs and it just made everything incompatible and a headache to fix. That drone never even made it's first outing. So i decided im never buying any more.
Buy a drone with brushless motors. They really make a huge difference in performance. Once you go brushless you will never go back to brushed.
or consider building your own. It costs more sure but you'll learn tons and have a far better drone in the end. That will open up more options for modification and customisation later.
The Bugs 3 Pro is good value because it has a real working gps return and altitude hold. And a telemetry controller with height, distance, battery level display with audio warnings if signal or battery is low. It has follow me. It can also carry a gopro sized camera. The control range is 500m+. And spares parts are easy to find. For $175 you are getting alot of drone for the money.
2 reasons I asked about this drone :
1. It is GPS. I already have a SJRC Z5 which is GPS equipped. My displeasure on Z5 is its form..... a rectangular plastic block. Not exciting looking.
2. It is dirt cheap. Less than $56.
Bugs 3 Pro is nice but on that price bracket I want a camera even if I have to pay more.
P.S. I am not sold on Brushless hype. I am strictly a "line of sight" type. and I don't go crazy going Up and Away video taping.
I'll be fine with brushed motors.
Reason I'd shy away from this particular one is I had some issues with quality control on them, the motors and ESCs are fine but receiver and VTX vary depending on which model you have and may require manual adjustments. I've heard a lot of good things about the Mobula 7 too recently:
You can always tame back the throttle in betaflight if you don't plan to shoot to the moon or do power loops, but promise if you try a brushless you won't regret it even if you only fly LOS. One of my good buddies only flies LOS too so far, he started with a toy grade one too but the wind took it away a few times and he decided to just throw down on a RTF brushless like below.
Not sure what the appeal of GPS is unless you're using the quad for industrial type purposes (move through waypoints over a farm for example) or for getting the quad to get some high def video without needing to manually control but if you're into flying then it seems a more manual system will be more fun too even if you don't delve into acrobatic or racing.
The brushed motor based quads all use either high kv brushed motors that will die after about 6 hrs of run time and will be less stable and harder to control (fighting gravity plus trying to go wherever you point it), or they use plastic gearing which is bound to wear down and/or break. On the other hand brushless motors will run basically forever (at least until the bearings in them are worn or the motor gets smashed). I understand brushed motors for indoor flight but outdoor brushless is the way to go.
I think that kit would be a great introducion to brushless and fpv. I have flown the EX2 mini and it flies great. It can be mellow or pretty fast flyer in rate 2. Once you try low latency fpv with Acro you'll realise it's a whole different dimension of flying completely different to line of sight. Fpv is alot of fun. Go for it.
Also what's great about micro quads like the EX2 mini they are really portable and are not as loud or intrusive or scary. They dont attract as much attention as bigger drones.
To me flying a quad with all those sensors and automatic control is a bit like playing bumper bowling, sure it makes it easier but it takes away the risk of failure that makes the game fun in the first place.
If people are using them for survey/cinematic other purposes then I get it but when just flying for fun closer to manual control is better (so long as you agree more challenge == more rewarding).
You either want to see like a bird or fly like one. I tell people you either want to spend time flying with a little movie editing or you want t fly a camera briefly and spend most of you time editing that footage. I will eventually get a looky-loo drone but mostly for recovery and secondary footage but mostly recovery for my downed acro drones.
I don't know, I thought all those old wive's tales had long ago been put to bed. No GPS is better, Brushed motors are just as good as unbrushed, cheap and nasty Chinese quads are just as good as DJI quads. and headless mode is great. The problem is, it was great educating the quad flyers of a few years ago, but today they ask the questions, but then make up their own minds anyway, probably before they've asked.
Only a week ago I was explaining to a youngster the importance of balancing props. Another youngster got very irate and told me he would never balance his props, in fact he told me his props had pieces missing from them and it looked cool. His buddy told me yesterday, his quad shattered a prop and his complete quad was a writeoff. And I hate the term "I told you so"
I went flying yesterday, crashed, and now one prop has a chunk out of it. Still flies but now it has a little tail shimmy, no problem. Gotta wait for banggood to deliver more props lol, the slow boat from China!