Here is our U45 Blue Jay review! When looking at U45 Blue Jay, I can’t help but think that it’s one of those products that was made to cater to both beginners and more experienced drone users.
It’s a great drone for those just learning how learn to fly while also having features that make it fun for more experienced users.
So, is the U45 Blue Jay a good drone for your kid?
Let’s take a look.
Who is Force1?
Force1RC gave themselves the mission of being a one-stop shop for drone users. They claim that they want to create an environment that is suitable and welcoming to both expert and first-time drone buyers.
Which becomes very clear once you look through their website.
Customer service seems to be one of their priorities. Force1RC makes sure to let any visitor to their website know that their products not only take current trends into account, but also their customers’ preferences.
Looking through Amazon reviews and responses, they also seem ready to answer and address questions and concerns brought up by confused or dissatisfied buyers.
Beginners might find some interesting and useful information on their “Manual” section. They have the manuals for some of their products available, along with videos containing additional tips.
Other than drones, Force1RC also sells remote control boats, a remote control motorcycle and a remote control car, all listed for under $100.
U45 Blue Jay Review Description
U45 Blue Jay is not just a drone with a cool name –it also has many features that make it worth your consideration. Here are some of its highlights:
- Wi-Fi FPV Camera Drone Kit
- 720P photo/video, all pictures saved directly to your phone, and videos to the SD card
- Altitude Hold
- 1-Key Takeoff/Landing
- A Custom Route Mode which allows you to create the path for the drone to fly automatically
- 360 Degree Flip Mode
Though mostly very simple to use, it does have one down side. Especially for those who are just starting to learn how to fly drones.
The U45 Blue Jay does not have a “Return Home” or a “Follow Me” function.
Still, despite the lack of those features, the Altitude Hold, and the 1-Key Takeoff/Landing still make this a great buy.
Though the age recommendation is 14 years and up, if your child is responsible and they are being supervised, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able to enjoy this drone.
U45 Blue Jay Battery
The battery is where things get a little complicated.
The listing on Amazon will boast of having “EXTRA BATTERY & POWER BANK: Get double the flight time and charge on the go with a bonus battery and power bank for your Blue Jay quadcopter drone”.
But some of the critical reviews have complained that the battery drains out pretty quickly.
It takes about 70 minutes to charge, and its max flight time is about 7 to 8 minutes.
You should also be very careful about not overcharging it. If you are thinking about buying the U45 Blue Jay for your child, make sure they understand that overcharging this drone can lead to overheating.
Which in turn will lead to damage.
Either make sure they can handle this responsibly, or take care of the charging duties yourself. The last thing you would want to do is spend over $100 on a drone and then lose it because of overcharging.
U45 Blue Jay Review – Other Comments
With a range of about 328 feet, and a weight of 4.2 ounces, the U45 Blue Jay does not need to be registered.
A slight problem that some dissatisfied customers have encountered is the U45 Blue Jay’s tendency to wander off.
It seems some of these jays have decided to embrace the nature of the birds they were name after. They just flew off into the sunset, never to be seen again.
It’s hard to say how often this has happened. But it must have been often enough to be commented on a few times by different reviewers.
But also, not often enough to lower the U45 Blue Jay’s 3.7/5 stars average.
It’s also worth pointing out that, from what I could see, all those who lost their drones had them replaced without a problem.
You can find this scenario with any drones, when the drone loses contact with the controller they can wander off like this.
U45 Blue Jay Review Conclusion
If you’re looking to buy your kid their first drone, the U45 Blue Jay might be worth the investment.
It’s easy enough to fly that they’ll learn pretty quickly, and it also has some cool features. These features will make sure that, as they grow more experienced, they won’t feel limited or grow bored.
It’s a drone that, if handled responsibly, should last for a while.