WLtoys V686G FPV quad-copter with headless mode and return to home announced


WLtoys is among the better known names on the RC scene around the world. The company started off with quad-copters that resembled the ones from DJI, but soon made a name for itself in the game thanks to some decent offerings.

The latest RC quad-copter to be announced by the company is the WLtoys V66G. The flier comes with a 5.8GHz FPV (first person view) system, which gives you a first person view of the quad-copter on the supplied controller, using the quad-copter’s on-board 2 mega-pixel camera. Don’t expect exceptional quality footage there, but the sensor should be enough to tell what’s in front.

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Besides the FPV function, the V686G comes with headless mode, which means beginners don’t need to worry about orientation; left will be left and right right, regardless of where the head of the quad-copter is pointing to. There’s also a return to home function, but I’m not sure how well that’ll work without a GPS module on board.

Resellers are offering the quad-copter for around US$125, with free shipping from China (if you’re ready to wait weeks). Many believe JJRC to be a sister company of WLtoys, who (coincidentally or not) also announced the JJRC V686 which has essentially the same specifications, but goes for about US$10 less.

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