SG900 drone review – 20min battery life ( has a GPS version too)

SG900 review - optical flow vs GPS version

Battery Life

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Range

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Camera

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This drone is definitely in the beginner/toy category. However, even though the price is low, you're be surprised what it offers. 

Being one of the more popular toy drones I've been requested to review lately, the original SG900 specs 20min battery life, a foldable design and a 720p camera.

Bellow are the current price offers from different shops, including Amazon.

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SG900 optical flow vs GPS version

Battery life: 20 min
Range:100 m
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Battery life: 10 min
Range: 100m
Camera Resolution 1080p
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SG900-s is the GPS version of the original SG900, and besides replacing the optical flow camera with GPS it also has an improved 1080p camera and a micro SD card slot to save the video in there.

They are both very stable in the air, the disadvantage of the optical flow version when it comes to flight is that it can't fly higher than 10m or it will lose stability. The GPS version on the other hand can go up to 100m. When it comes to distance from you, both can go up to 100m maximum.

The GPS version also has the option to record video and photos on the micro SD card.

However, the GPS version has half the battery life of the non-gps version.

 

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sg900 Price and specs

The price category for both versions is under $100, however, the cheaper version can be even under $50 which is insane considering the competition.

I'm always comparing and rating drones by price, and this one is quite a champion for the price.

It does come with accessories like:

  • spare propellers
  • prop guards
  • charger
Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 720p
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushed
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 20
Flight Range: 100
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

Here's a daily price history, so you know if now is the right time to buy it.

Price history for US$15.99 SG900-S GPS RC Drone Quadcopter Spare Parts 7.4V 1100mAh LiPo Battery  RC Toys & Hobbies from Toys Hobbies and Robot on banggood.com
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  • $17.46 - May 6, 2020
  • $15.99 - April 6, 2020
  • $16.14 - February 6, 2020
Since: February 6, 2020
  • Highest Price: $17.46 - May 6, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $15.99 - April 6, 2020

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Camera quality

It doesn't come with any fancy gimbal like the very expensive drones from DJI, but what would you expect at this price.

Both versions have a tiltable camera, which means you can change the angle before flight depending on what you want to capture.

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Transmitter

SG900

The transmitter is quite unique, as it doesn't come with the option of inserting external alcaline batteries. But it works with an internal chargeable lipo.

 

Some of the standard transmitter functions are:

  • motor stop
  • headless mode
  • return home (much better on the GPS version, for obvious reasons)
  • start and stop video and photo buttons
  • on and off button

The buttons are pretty clearly shown with icons on the controller itself.

The phone holder also has a pretty interesting design that I haven't seen before.

 

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9 Total Score
SG900- a super stable and cheap camera drone

Although the image quality is still toy grade, I consider it to be an extremely capable drone for the price. Especially considering how long the battery lasts for.

Video Quality
9
Flight stability
8.5
Photo Quality
9.5
PROS
  • great flight stability
  • long battery life
  • spare batteries
  • foldable design
CONS
  • not a very fast drone

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:

how-to-make-money-with-drones

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.

1 Comment
  1. Who is the manufacturer??
    Can extra batteries be purchased??

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