The durable and lightweight Akaso K88 Gyro RC Drone / Quadcopter is currently one of the most budget-friendly drones available today. However, there is a lot that sets the AKASO K88 Bundle apart from any other drone bundles available today. This 6-axis drone has been designed for all users and easy for beginners, which is the reason it has such a stable gyroscope that can be easily adjusted. The 2.4GHz frequency of its controller makes it easier to control the drone promptly, while it consumes less battery too. Moreover, this drone is also equipped with a built-in HD camera to take photos and record videos with bird's-eye view.
What Is Included In The AKASO K88 Bundle?
The Akaso K88 Gyro RC Drone / Quadcopter comes a transmitter, two extra blades, four batteries and a 4-in-2 battery charger, a 4 GB miroSD card and reader, an instruction manual and a screwdriver.
Features & Specifications
As mentioned, the AKASO K88 stands out from plenty of other similar drones / quadcopters because of its various features and below is an overview of the most prominent ones.
Built-in 6 Axis Gyro:
The AKASO K88 is a highly stable drone when being flown, because of its 6-axis gyroscopic balancing. Apart from the fact that this drone is capable of making different flight movements, it can even be flown during days when the weather is bad, such as if it is foggy or windy. Along with various upwards, downwards and sideways tricks, this drone can also perform 360 degree rolls as well. There is even a speed variation mode and a trim option to ensure that this drone flies correctly and at the right speed. Unlike other drones that tend to end up crash landing when performing difficult stunts, the AKASO K88 flies very smoothly at all times.
The plastic frame of the AKASO K88 has been designed such that its blades remain protected from collisions and impacts. In case its blades do end up getting damaged as a result of a heavy collision, they can be replaced with the two additional blades that this drone comes with.
There are many drones that are not able to effectively pull off a 360-degree flip, but the AKASO K88 can perform this stunt and others quite effortlessly. These aerial stunts can actually be performed quite easily by pressing the dedicated flip and roll button on the transmitter, leaving the rest to the drone.
Flashing LED Lights
THE AKASO K88 is sure to look quite eye-catching flying in the evening and/or late night sky because of the flashing LED lights that it is equipped with. Apart from lighting up the evening or night sky, the flashing LED lights also make it easier to keep an eye on the drone as it flies in the dark. The entire drone has a strip of LED lights running around it that flash in blue, red and white. If the LED lights are turned off, especially during the day, the flight time of this drone will increase up to 10 minutes. There is already plenty of daylight during the day, so it would be pointless to fly this drone with the LED lights turned on.
Built-in HD camera
Since the AKASO K88 is equipped with a built-in HD camera, high-definition photos can be shot and videos can be recorded from the sky. Not only is this feature very productive and useful, it is also relatively new when it comes to such budget-friendly drones / quadcopters. Thus, this drone is not only ideal for flying, but even for shooting aerial videos and taking aerial photographs. It is even possible to rotate the lens of built-in camera up to 30 degrees. The HD photos are taken at 1280 x 1024 and the videos are recorded at 640 x 480 and 30FPS. All the photos and videos are stored into the 4 GB microSD card that comes with the drone.
With the 2.4GHz, 4 channel transmitter that is included, the AKASO K88 can be controlled promptly and smoothly, without any interference. Using the transmitter, this drone can be controlled from as distance between 80 and 100 meters while still ensuring that the battery performance is efficient.
The transmitter has separate buttons for taking photographs and shooting videos. As mentioned, there is a trim button on the transmitter as well, which corrects the drone’s flight and makes it more stable while it is flying in the air. The trim setting can be adjusted depend upon the extent to which the stability needs to be improved. The transmitter also features a 1-inch screen that displays both the drone’s speed and its trim setting.
The reason the AKASO K88 is so easy to fly, even for beginners, and does not crash down in no time is because it tends to be extremely stable when flying. There are also three different speed modes to choose from, namely high, low and medium. The number of beeps that are heard upon pressing the button provide an audible indication of which speed mode has been selected/set. The low speed mode is indicated by a single beep, medium speed mode is indicated by two beeps and high speed mode is indicated by three beeps. The single button that has to be pressed in order to change the speed mode of this drone can be found on the left side of the transmitter.
The battery compartment of this drone can be found on the back side of the transmitter and it requires six AA-sized batteries in order to operate. As for the AKASO K88 itself, four Li-pro 3.7v 850 mAh provide it with enough power that it can be flown for up to 30 minutes or even slightly more if the LED lights are turned off and as long as the batteries are fully charged. The good thing is that all four of those batteries can be charged at the same time in the 4-in-1 USB charger that is included and it usually takes anywhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour to fully charge them.
Thus, the AKASO K88 is not an average quadcopter or a mere toy for kids to play with. Apart from being a highly durable and stable drone that is capable of performing some very amazing stunts, it can also come in handy when photos need to be taken or videos need to be recorded with an aerial, bird’s-eye view.