JJRC C-Fly X7 review

JJRC X7 drone review - GPS drone with Moving camera

Battery Life

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Range

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Camera

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Motors

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The JJRC X7 is one of my top drones under $200 for a reason.

For more reasons, in fact. 

From the powerful brushless motors, to the camera that can be swiveled and the precise GPS, this drone is quite a treat.

In this review we'll go over why I rate it so high and why it does well the things that it's meant for.

 

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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.

JJRC X7: GPS + GLONASS

Battery life

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

Take in account spare batteries!

JJRC X7: 15 min is quite a lot

Range

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

JJRC X7: 350m and even more

 

Camera

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

JJRC X7: 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: no stabilization, moving camera

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JJRC x7 Price and specs

Although not a very complex drone, the X7 is very well built and does the basic things quite well.

It does come with a few basic flight modes like return to home, follow me and circle around. But no waypoints this time. 

However I consider waypoint flight as quite useless.

Here's what you get in the package:

  • a 2600mah battery
  • the drone
  • transmitter
  • spare propellers
  • user manual
Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 1080p
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushless
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 15
Flight Range: 350
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

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JJRC x7 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 and app

The image above is the swivable camera of the JJRC x7, a spare piece to be more precise. As you can see there are already spare parts online, and that's always a good thing in case of a crash.

Another important to mention element is the fact that it comes with 5g wifi 802.11ac so you will need a phone capable of finding that wifi, or else you will not see the image itself at all.

You will however be able to record the footage on the Micro SD card that fits in the slot situated on the side of the drone.

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Transmitter

JJRC X7

$137.59 $189.69 Buy It Now

The transmitter is pretty standard for a gps drone.Small enough to carry it easily yet feels good in hand.

It comes with the following functions:

  • GPS more switch (to altitude hold and back)
    • camera angle change wheel
    • launch land button
    • photo and video button
    • RTH button
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9 Total Score
JJRC X7 - A great low budget GPS drone with a moving camera

An overall very good choice for anyone with an under $200 budget and the swivel camera makes it quite unique in this category.

GPS Stability
8.5
Camera quality
8.5
Build quality
9
PROS
  • long battery life
  • powerful brushless motors
  • return to home
  • good GPS
  • camera can be moved from the transmitter
  • follow me function
CONS
  • no return to home on low battery power

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. Will wait for the price goes fown. Nice review

  2. Hello! Very good post. I just bought this drone (used) but the enjoy fly app has disappeared from google play. I’ve downloaded c-fly, but sometimes it doesn’t connect and I can’t fly the drone. What I can do?

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