C-Fly Dream Drone Review - best Spark clone

c fly dream drone review
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Battery Life

15 min
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Range

1 km
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Camera

1080p
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Image Stabilization

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This is a complete review of the C-Fly Dream Drone, a cheaper DJI Spark alternative that made it on my list of drones under $200.

But is it still relevant in 2021?

It's considerably cheaper than the Spark, so we can't compare them directly. But this drone proved to be a very capable long range, gimbal stabilized flier.

The build quality is also pretty good for something that comes from China and at this price.

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What to look for in A camera drone

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Drone stability

Usually, when it comes to more advanced camera drones, they come with a way to stabilize the drone on the spot. I'm talking about GPS or optical flow cameras.

C-Fly Dream: GPS

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Battery life

Battery life for camera drones should be at least 10 minutes per flight.

Take in account spare batteries!

C-Fly Dream: 14min is enough for this size

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Range

Flight range can really change what sorts of images you can capture.

C-Fly Dream: 600m and even more

 

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Camera

Camera resolution isn't everything. Colors, sharpness and bitrate are very important for the overall image.

C-Fly Dream: 1080p, video sample bellow

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Image Stabilization

If I had to pinpoint the most important factor in a camera drone, it would be Image Stabilization. A 4k unstable camera has worse results than a gimbal stabilized 720p one.

C-Fly Dream: 2 axis gimbal

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C-Fly Dream Price and specs

Again, price is very important when it comes with this drone. If you have like $150 more to spare just go for the better version: DJI Spark.

However, considering it's well under the $300 range, the quadcopter presents some really spectacular features:

  • stabilized 2 axis gimbal
  • brushless motors
  • great quality transmitter
  • really good range
  • 3 flight modes
  • optical flow camera underneath (for better ground stabilization)
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C-Fly drone Video Review

In this video, Quadcopter101 reviews the drone while also doing a range test and battery life test.

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Camera quality

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As you can see, the image quality is a bit inferior to the Spark, but nevertheless, thanks to the good image stabilization and frame rate, the final result is much over  a lot of similarly priced drones.

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The drone comes also with a few flight modes:

  • circle around me
  • follow me
  • waypoints
The return to home precision is somewhere around 2m.
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Transmitter

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The transmitter feels pretty high quality, much like DJI ones. It doesn't come with a monitor, but you can connect the phone to it and then bind the transmitter itself to the drone.

It comes with the following functions:

  • Three Position switch on top left
    • altitude hold (free flight)
    • GPS mode
    • circle me mode
  • Middle left switch for compass calibration
  • Middle right is Return to home
  • Automatic take off and landing button
  • Bottom right Photo video button (if you're only using the controller)

Speaking of which, you can only use the controller to pilot the drone, but you won't be able to see anything.

ATTENTION! You need a phone capable of doing 5G wifi signal 802.11 ac Wifi. Make sure you search your phone on google and see if ti has it before buying the drone.

 

Paul Posea
Paul Posea

Hi, I'm a long-time drone reviewer and I hope my articles and comparisons on this site as well as Dronesgator's youtube channel are of as much help as possible.

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