These days, Companies do not just design quads for drone enthusiasts and aficionados. Take a glimpse at the marketplace, and you’ll realize 70% of all new drones are user-friendly and extremely easy to navigate. One of these excellent yet affordable drones is Dromida Ominus.
This RTF (Ready to Fly) Quadcopter has received manifold positive reviews from satisfied users: most of them describing it as the top choice when it comes to entry-level drones. Better yet, the Ominus has been hard to beat due to its durability, price, ergonomic design, and most importantly, user-friendliness.
With all these hard to beat features in mind, let us take a closer look at the quad, and check whether it can live up to all the hype and praise.
Let us describe the Dromida Ominus from the beginning. This drone comes in the most aesthetic package I’ve ever seen. Prior to taking it out, you’ll also find the arrangement of the products inside the box pretty astounding.
The drone and all its associated parts fit perfectly inside the box: with every distinct equipment placed inside its own compartment. All these products are held together by a sturdy plastic lid. This presentation alone is sufficient to convince you that you spent your hard earned dollars the right way.
What is in the box?
- One Dromida Ominus drone
- 4 additional props
- 1 2.4 GHz controller
- 1 3.7 volts 700 mAh LiPo battery
- 4 AA batteries to fit in the controller
- 1 USB charger
- One simple user manual
- 1 instructional manual
Imagine everything you would need to enjoy your flights inside one package
Design and Appearance
Speaking of the design, the Ominus boasts an ergonomic design. Better yet, the drone has a versatile look and feel. Dromida distributors designed this quad with a predator-like appearance to separate it from other drones in the same price bracket.
During its launch, Dromida also qualified the Ominus as an unbreakable drone. While the drone is not utterly invisible, it is to some extent, “impossible to break.” When testing the quad, I crushed it a couple of times, but nothing extreme ensued.
Nonetheless, this does not imply that you should crush the machine into trees on purpose just to test its limits. Treating it with care coupled with the fact that it’s hard to break, will qualify the Ominus as the best drone in the “durable quads” department.
The motor mounts are also Ominus’s landing gears, and they are equipped with soft rubber feet to act as shock absorbers amidst rough landings.
The only con I noticed in regards to Ominus’ss design is the LED lights. To be precise, they are slightly dim (except the red Led light placed on the rear of the Quadcopter), but visible even so. Just bear in mind that if you are flying the drone inside a well-lit room or outside during a sunny day, you may have a hard time seeing the lights.
This can be disadvantageous if the drone accidentally runs out of battery amidst a flight. The fact you cannot clearly perceive the LED light implies that you may not act fast enough to get the drone down for a recharge. That said, let us remember the drone is hard to break, so in case an accidental crash supervenes, there is a low probability that the drone will break down.
Dromida distributors designed the Ominus FPV with four distinct flight modes: expert, advanced, normal, and beginner. If this is one of your first drones or if you do not have extensive experience operating a drone, I recommend that you stick with the normal mode and gradually progress up to the expert mode.
If you have never flown a drone before, stick to the beginner mode for a start and slowly upgrade to the normal level. From my perception, the Ominus is the perfect quad for novices as well as seasoned pilots. Even better, Ominus will provide the challenge required by beginner pilots as they transition from one difficulty level to another.
Also, if you’re a beginner, do not fly the Ominus when the weather is windy because the drone might lose stability and crash. Make sure you fly it when the wind is medium or low. If you’re in doubt, fly the Quadcopter indoors instead, until you are confident enough to take it outdoors.
In regards to flight time, the Ominus can last approximately 13 minutes during calm winds and approximately 9 minutes if flown during heavy winds.
Dromida Ominus retails with an astounding battery (700 mAh) to size ratio. As mentioned in the preceding section, this drone should grant you around 13 minutes of flight if the weather is calm. This is regardless of whether you perform aerobatics and flips amidst flight or not. I believe this is very decent given the drone’s price range.
If a strong battery that can grant sufficiently long flights is a golden factor for you, then you’ll surely fall in love with the Ominus.
Irrespective of its “unbreakable” feature, a severe crash and a circuit problem can cripple the Ominus. I know, it’s unlikely given the drone’s build quality, but staying mindful of the fact it might happen won’t hurt.
Should the drone experience a malfunction, worry not because its spare parts are readily available on retail stores such as Amazon and eBay at affordable prices.
What Are Others Saying
I took the time to review the Ominus’s comments from previous customers on Amazon, and the drone generally featured amazing reviews.
According to the first comment I encountered, the client proclaimed that the Ominus was a fantastic drone and it was easy to handle. He added that he had not experienced issues with the drone so far.
The subsequent comment was also positive. The client stated that the drone flew well in light wind. He and his compatriots took the drone up to 300 feet, and it remained stable: thanks to their extensive experience in operating drones.
Overall, I think every beginner pilot on a quest of honing their “drone piloting” skills will enjoy using the Dromida Ominus. As the beginner’s skills escalate, he or she can merely adjust the drone’s flight mode to a tougher mode.
Hopefully, my review has answered every question you may have about the Ominus Quadcopter.