C-Fly Dream drone review – The cheaper DJI Spark alternative!

C-Fly Dream Drone Review - best Spark clone

Battery Life

14 min

Range

600m

Camera

1080p

Image Stabilization

2 axis gimbal

An obvious DJI Spark clone, the C-fly Dream proved to be more than what I expected.

Much more!

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

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

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

Range

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

C-Fly Dream: 600m and even more

 

Camera

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

C-Fly Dream: 1080p, video sample bellow

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)
Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 1080p
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushless
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 14
Flight Range: 600
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

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Camera quality

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.

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

C-Fly Dream

$243.99 Buy It Now

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.

 

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8.5 Total Score
C-Fly Dream - DJI spark on a budget, but actually quite amazing!

I expected the C-fly dream to be another one of those badly made DJI clones from china, but in fact it does have the potential to be a champion in it's own under $300 niche. Being cheaper than a DJI Spark, we can't really compare the two. But I was quite amazed by this things range, stability, features and overall build quality.

GPS Stability
9
Build quality
8.5
Features
7.5
Camera quality
7.5
PROS
  • Super stable 2 axis gimbal
  • excellent FPV signal
  • can move the gimbal
  • powerful brushless motors
  • you can see the distance and height info
  • has micro SD card slot
  • great quality transmitter
CONS
  • horrizon can be slightly tilted sometimes
  • gimbal not as smooth as something like the spark

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

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1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

types of drones

2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

2 Comments
  1. Hi best site ever ! Thank you for all info. Question I have a parrot bebop 2 . Not that thrilled with it … saw your c fly , friends have the magic mini but it’s expensive . Stick w the bebop !,….?..
    confused in florida !
    Richie

  2. I love my C-Fly DREAM, but latency is extremely long (frequently measurable in MINUTES toward the end of a flight); I’m using a Samsung Galaxy S5 as my 802.11ac WiFi device. This obviously totally rules out flying the DREAM with true FPV. Though in its defense, the drone is an excellent LOS flyer.

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