The Dromida Ominus is one of the great looking quads on the market today, with a generous battery life of up to 12 minutes. These two qualities alone are enough to see that it’s a high-end product which will surely give you great joy.
The box includes everything for the flight,
which is a plus compared to other products. Besides the quad, transmitter, battery,charger, replacement props and instructions it even has the 4xAAA batteries required for the transmitter.
The quad is 6 axis stabilized (3 axis for the gyros and 3 axis for the accelerometers) so the flight is super stable. Flips are supported too, and the Dromida Ominous is eager to show off at the press of a button.
The range is around 50 meters, but it depends on your environment, clear fields work the best for quad flights. Once out of range the quad will just drop out of the sky, so it’s best to push the limits while flying low.Flight height is limited by the range, so you will be able to push it up high.
The quad is fairly durable, though some users complained about soft motor shafts. But then again it’s a problem only if you crash it a lot.
Both indoor and outdoor flight is supported. The quad has four flight modes between beginner and expert, which is makes switching between indoor and outdoor flight easier too.
The Dromida Ominous comes without crash- and prop-guards, so it’s a great idea to get a few to protect your flying machine. Amazon has them for example here.
Replacement parts are available, which is a big plus. For example:
- main frame
- bearing set
- motor covers (this is the stuff the Ominus lands on)
- shafts and gear sets
- and finally motors for both directions The motors are not the brushless high performance type.
This quad was built for agility, so while it can lift some payload, it’s not really recommended. However fitting light object, like a 808 keychain camera works well.. The quadcopter handles wind like a champ, and can be flown really aggressively. Suggested ages is 15 years and up – one year higher than the average for quadrotors.
The quadcopter is available in green, blue, red and yellow colors. The colors have nothing to do with the frequency, you can fly two red ones together as the quadrotor uses the interference-free 2.4 Ghz technology. The colors together with the bright LEDs make orientation really easy.
While the quadcopter is advanced, it’s not advanced enough for automatic landing or return home, as it does not have a GPS. Headless mode is not supported either, for headless mode check out the UDI U818A.
The Dromida Ominus is 9.4 inches X 9.4 inches (238mm X 238mm) so it’s fairly large. The weight is around 100 grams, so you will not have to register it with the FAA. The large size and the geared propellers mean it’s not the quietest quad, however it’s not noisy either.
The box size is 14.8 X 9.7 X 3.9 inches , the shipping weight is 1.8pounds.
Video is not supported
by this version, however the Ominus has a variant with an FPV camera installed.
is a 3.7V 700mAh Li-Po battery with a JST connector, the charger is USB based (works with iPhone chargers too). The flight time is up to 12minutes, with a charge time of 45 minutes, both of them are really generous.
The quad’s LEDs will start flashing when the battery is getting low, with plenty of time left to land.
Charging is simple: just plug the battery into the charger, the charger into an USB socket, the red LED turns on. Once it starts flashing you are good to go.
uses the interference-free 2.4 Ghz technology, so it’s one less thing you have to worry about.
The transmitter is mode 2 only, which can be a problem if you are a mode 1pilot. Binding the quad to another transmitter is a solution to this issue.
The range is 50 meter for this quadcopter, and it will simply shut down once it’s out of range.
Pairing the quad and the transmitter is automatic, all you have to do is turn on the quad, then turn on the transmitter.
For some people binding does not seem to work, in reality the problem is the throttle trim is set all the way down. To fix the issue just raise the throttle trim until the quad is flying again.
Besides the usual sticks and trim buttons, the Ominus has a button for the flips, and a button for setting the sensitivity.
The quadcopter is only available with the controller.
The Dromida Ominus is fun little quadcopter.
You may want to visit Roger’s Hobby Center for another great review of the Dromida Ominus.