Mr J loved messing around and doing flips with the Aukey mini quadcopter in December. Although, being so small made it very limited. A full charge only really gave you 5-10 minutes worth of flying time, but it was a lot of fun. So when Aukey offered one of their larger quadcopter drones, I had to take them up on the opportunity.
The Aukey Mohawk Drone was packaged in a large detailed box. In the package, you received the Aukey Mohawk Drone, remote control, 780mAh lithium battery, 4 replacement blades, charging cable, screwdriver, instruction manual and warranty card.
It is a medium size measuring roughly 7 inches x 7 inches (18cm x 18cm) with a wingspan of roughly 10 inches (25.5cm) and is very lightweight. It is black with grey and green blades and the Aukey brand name printed on in green text. On the base of the Mohawk, you will find the battery compartment, which the lithium battery slides into and then connects to the socket. The Mohawk features a number of LED indicator lights; 3 red lights at the rear and 2 green lights at the front. The back and front of the Mohawk are distinguishable due to all the green lights and green blades being at the front.
There is no LED indicator for when the battery is charged, it takes roughly an hour for a full charge. A full charge lasts roughly 10 minutes or so.
The remote control is also black with green and features 2 joysticks, 4 buttons on the front (Throttle trim, Rudder trim, Front/Back trim and Aileron trim), 2 bumper buttons (one-touch return/Headless mode and photo/video function), a 2 inch x 1 inch LCD screen, a small LED light power indicator, antenna, the power switch and the battery compartment. The battery compartment is on the rear of the control and requires 4 AA batteries. The remote control has a range of roughly 390 feet.
You have to bind the control to the Mohawk before you can use them. The instructions are easy to follow; you just push the left throttle stick all the way straight up and then pull it all the way straight down and it will beep once. If it still doesn’t work after that, try binding again or try charging the lithium battery.
You can perform a variety of flips with the Mohawk; front, back and side flips; with just a few, simple manoeuvres on the remote control. You press down on the right stick and then move it in the direction you want the Mohawk to flip.
Thanks to using the Aukey mini drone, it didn’t take much time at all for my fiance to learn the extra controls needed for the Mohawk. It would be a good starting drone for beginners. It controls well and is a lot better than the mini drone.
As of yet, I can think of only a small number of criticisms. These would be the lack of a charging indicator for the battery, the instructions could be a little more in depth to give beginners a better understanding of the trim buttons etc and the altitude is a little difficult to keep steady.
The Aukey Mohawk Drone is currently on sale at Amazon UK for £39.99. You get a 24 Month Manufacturer Warranty when you purchase. This is noted in the manual along with the warranty card.
Aukey is a Chinese company that supports eco-friendly products and packaging. Visit their website at www.aukey.com
* I was kindly sent these as a free sample by Aukey. I was not obligated to leave a review for them but I have done so on my own accord. The opinions in the review are entirely my own and are not influenced by the manufacturer, seller or anyone else. *
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