If you’re in the market for a high-speed drone that gets a lot of flight time, then look no further than the Force1 F100. This drone is quickly becoming a pilot favorite and is adjustable for beginners or advanced pilots. In this Force1 F100 review, we will provide details regarding the price range-quality ratio, ratings, usability, and users’ opinions on this drone.
Force1 F100 Drone Main Specs
|Camera Resolution||Weight||Ideal for (indoor/outdoor/both)||Flight Time||Control Type||Amazon Rating||Our Rating|
|There is no built-in camera; compatible with GoPro HERO3 and GoPro HERO4||3.1 lbs||Both Indoor or Outdoor Use||19 min||Remote Control||4.4||4.5|
To kick off this Force1 F100 review, the Force1 F100 Drone has customers raving about its specs. While the F100 does not come with its own built-in camera, it is compatible with both the GoPro HERO3 and HERO4. It will not fit the HERO5 on its mount, but users are taping their HERO5s on anyway.
The F100 has a range of 500 meters and features 1800 kW brushless motors for a quiet flight. Each F100 drone comes with a remote control, 2 LIPO batteries, camera mount, balance charger, 4 high landing gears, 4 propellers, 4 propeller guards, and a small screwdriver and wrench for an easy assembly. A 7.4v 1800 mAh 2S battery comes standard on the F100. But you can swap it out for a higher-powered 3s battery which can make the drone a bit jittery.
Flying the Force1 F100 Drone
Whether you want to use your Force1 F100 Drone indoors or outdoors, it is ideal for any setting and almost any occasion. Since it produces very little sound and has a long flight time of 19 minutes, it works well for filming outdoor weddings and sporting events. Also, if you enjoy filming your pranks, this drone is one of the stealthiest options around. And also works well for sneaking up on your loved ones.
If you are new to flying drones, the Force1 F100 has high- and low-speed modes that you can switch between. Beginners can start off on the lower speed setting to help them learn the basics of piloting a drone. If you have been flying drones for a while and feel comfortable with the F100’s controls, you can flip it into the high-speed mode for a bit of fun. The controller makes it easy to do 360-degree flips and rolls, so you can impress onlookers with your drone’s stunts.
Some users recommend adding FPV. Amazon has quite a few affordably-priced cameras and transmitters. Since the Force1 F100 is built for speed and has the feel of a true racer, beginners might need help finding the right FPV, getting it installed on the F100, and taking off for a fun practice run.
Force1 F100 Drone Remote Control & Accessories
Next up for discussion in our Force1 F100 review are the drone’s remote control and accessories. The Force F100 Drone comes with a remote control. Which can be paired to the drone prior to take-off by pushing and holding down on the red power button to turn on the remote. After that, you can power up the drone and take off.
As far as accessories go, you might want to invest in a few 3s batteries to give your drone a longer flight time. Although the 2s batteries that come standard with the drone work just fine, 3s batteries work even better. Also, it is generally a good idea to have extra batteries on hand if you plan on flying for a while.
Of course, you will have to invest in your own GoPro HERO3 or HERO4 if you do not already own one. The GoPro HERO3 will run you anywhere between $175 and $400 online. The GoPro HERO4 costs upwards of $300. If you want to try mounting a GoPro HERO5 as some users have, those will cost about $350 or more. This is depending on whether you opt to buy it as part of a bundle.
Force1 F100 Drone – Our Verdict
You can’t get much more versatile than the Force1 F100. In fact, that’s probably the highlight of this Force1 F100 review. This drone is extremely high-performing and any level of a drone pilot can use it in any situation.
What we like
- This drone is great for beginners since it is lightweight and easy to fly.
- The Force1 F100 can get a lot of speed.
- Many drones in its price range top out at about half the flight time that the Force1 F100 gets.
- The GoPro sports camera mount is removable if you do not wish to attach a GoPro to the drone.
- The LED lights are very visible in all types of lighting conditions.
What we don’t like
- There is no headless mode.
- The F100 also lacks a Smart Return to Home feature.
- It does not have GPS lock on it.
- The mount does not fit a GoPro HERO5 or GoPro HERO4 Session. So you might have to remove the F100’s standard mount and put a GoPro mount on there to fit your HERO4 or HERO5 Session.
What Users Say
Users seem to unanimously agree that the Force1 F100 is well worth the purchase. One user writes that the F100 is the longest-running drone they have ever owned. Another user adds that the 2s battery indeed tops out at around 19 minutes of flight and adds that it handles windy conditions without hassle. They also like that it seems to have altitude hold.
The only drawback customers note is that, as one user puts it, the F100 does not come with a GoPro styled mount that would fit the HERO5 and Hero4 Session.
The Force1 F100 Drone provides a thrilling flight for pilots of any skill level. While the drone isn’t made to mount all GoPro HEROs and costs more money to upgrade, making the upgrades are worth it. The video quality is crisp, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a drone in its price range that gets 19 minutes of flight time. If you find the Force1 F100 too challenging, read our UDI U818A review to see if it suits your experience better.
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