With portable, folding, prop-enclosed drones still growing in popularity, SimToo are joining the competition with their latest launch, the brand new ‘Moment Drone‘, and DroningON are the first to fully review it.
Introducing Moment Drone…
Whilst available now via many retailers, the ‘Moment Drone’, also known as the ‘Hoshi 007PRO’ would appear to still be partially in development as the app and firmware updates are released on a regular basis, but this new drone is looking promising with a solid design, stable hover and an impressive hardware specification to allow it to compete with the Apple affiliated Hover Camera.
SimToo are best known for their efforts to compete with the DJI Phantom range with their folding ‘Dragonfly’ drone, one of the first ‘watch’ controlled drones, but it was of limited success despite still being sold today.
Moment Drone is a new direction for SimToo, but a positive sign that this manufacturer is watching the market and developing in the direction that meets consumers demands.
We have commenced dialogue with SimToo so as to feedback the output of our reviews of the new Moment Drone, we hope to have a response shortly to confirm the software, firmware and app roadmap.
Watch our video reviews…
We are the first to fully review the new SimToo Moment Airselfie Drone on YouTube, the review is split into two parts with Part 1 being posted first. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to be the first to watch the full flight test in Part 2.
Part 1: Unboxing, Setup, App & Quick Indoor Test
Part 2: Outdoor Flight Test
Where to buy…
HobbyWow sent us this drone for review, it arrived swiftly and packaged safely, therefore we recommend this retailer, and by buying via the link below, you help to support DroningON, it does not cost you any more, but we earn a small commission to help us to keep reviewing drones.
- Compact and lightweight and is quite satisfying to fly.
- The hover stability is very good indoors and outside.
- You get around 12-13 minutes flight time, just under the quoted time.
- It is quick and easy to get in the air, less than a minute.
- The ‘Return To Home’ feature works very well and is accurate.
- The photos are of exceptional quality, high resolution, sharp and containing lots of detail.
- Battery connector is not very well designed and has lots of room for improvement to make it easier to use.
- The mechanical 1-axis gimbal can hit the floor if it is not rotated upwards before landing, add this to the app so that when hitting auto-land, the gimbal automatically rotates to its home position.
- Introduce EIS setting into the app to allow the user to decide whether it is enabled or disabled.
- Enable the mechanical vertical axis stabilisation as it would currently appear to be hard-disabled.
- No information or feature in the app for firmware updates.
- Camera clarity for video is not good, the picture is grainy and lacking sharpness and detail.
- The drone is limited in altitude to 10m, range is also limited but by the limited power of the onboard WiFi chip to around 30m.
- There is possibly a take-off bug where the drone ascends to its maximum altitude of 10m-11m instead of 1.5m.
Moment Drone specification…
The full specification for this new drone from SimToo is shown below, or for more information please visit the product page.
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