The Aee Toruk Ap10 Quadrocopter Looks Great, Comes With All The Important Features And One Camera With 16 Megapixels Therefore. Some Few Details Are Though Worthy Of Improvement, And Yet The Beginning Copter Points Through A Comprehensive Scope Of Delivery And Sound Technology.
Visually, the AEE Toruk makes an impression. The Quadrokopter does not show any special details that might make it different from other models. Only the four-legged landing gear without intermediate connections and the flatter hood lift the quadrocopter away from his peers and give the feeling of individuality and particularity. In a way, this is also so, because the Toruk also sets cameras on technology from their own home. Instead of switching to a GoPro HERO, AEE is donating a camera from its own range to its best quadrocopter. This is not located on a clattering gimbal, but inside a robust box, which can also effortlessly push away one or the other stroke during transport. However, as we will see, the special design of the Quadrokopter is not only individual and unique, but also has a number of disadvantages in many areas.
Successful Ready To Fly Quadrocopter For Beginners
But first we want to take a closer look at the positive aspects of the AEE Toruk AP10 quadrocopter. With great attention to detail, the manufacturer thought of packing everything needed for the quadrocopter into the carton and bringing an advanced entry-level device to the market for less than 1,000 euros. The Toruk AP10 is a ready-to-fly quadrocopter with remote control toy, battery or propeller, so you need nothing less than electricity and a bit of fun for your first flight attempts. Fun and joy are guaranteed with the Toruk in any case, because even the German-language manual was for us an absolute plus. Sure: If you know, the Toruk also gets into the air without instruction. But more and more questions and problems are coming to the work of a quadrocopter. However, these questions are not aimed at specific know-how, but at basic beginners’ knowledge. Why manufacturers such as DJI still do not get with German-language instructions or product descriptions on the series, will remain to us in any case still veilful. After all, AEE offers a multilingual guide and even places it in the praise of the product, especially since the manual is always ready to hand and no PDFs have to be printed or stored on the smartphone. The manner in which I have to calibrate the quadrocopter before each start, or what the different luminous indicators mean, is explained in the instruction and is even understandable for people who are not powerful in Chinese or English. In this respect, the AEE is suitable for beginners and beginners who would like to deal with their first quadrocopter in peace or perhaps just sniff into the world of drones and multicopterers.
Self-Locking Propellers And Keyrings
For the sake of simplicity, AEE and DJI use self-locking propellers, which ensure a certain reliability and make even the smallest montage steps particularly accessible to beginners. On top there is a whole set of spare propellers, which is not necessarily the rule with most manufacturers. Rarely we have also experienced the free insert of a key-band, with which the somewhat kopflastige operation at the neck can be attached. This makes the Quadrokopter better in the hand, can not fall down and is always within easy reach. Far too few multicopter pilots attach their controller to such a lanyard, although most remote controls are equipped with a corresponding loop as standard and the added value in terms of safety and ergonomics is quite worthwhile.
Otherwise the scope of delivery of the Toruk AP10 usually behaves bendably. A charger for the enclosed battery, the external range extender and a holder for a smartphone are also included in the package. Propeller protection (Prop Guard) is still part of the package and is therefore a further plus. A hard shell backpack is not attached to the Toruk AP10, which was not to be expected in the price class. Even DJI offers transport bags for the phantom only in a bundle or for an extra charge.
Robust And Resistive
The comparatively sturdy design of the 450 millimeter (rotor to rotor) measuring AP10 Toruk makes the transport also possible in a simple backpack. In particular, the camera attached to the bottom is adequately protected by its plastic surround. In addition, the missing ventilation slots on the hood of the copter as well as the somewhat historically-looking toggle switches for switching on and off are also noticeable. However, the AEE Toruk did not suffer from heat problems or flooding during our use under sun and rain: thanks to the robust housing and the side toggle switch, no water penetrates into the housing under adverse conditions such as light rain. Also the camera suspension is well protected. Waterproof is the AEE Toruk is not, but quite wiry and indestructible in terms of transport as well as deployment.
The flight characteristics of the AEE Toruk are quite agile. The maximum speed is 75 km/h and the “cruise” speed is 50 km/h. The included battery is not a masterpiece in terms of design and look, but with a capacity of 5.300 mAh (11.1V) is nevertheless adequately dimensioned and equipped with a functional button for switching on and off. The Toruk was able to shine with a flight time of about 27 minutes, which is above the manufacturer’s specification and is a quite appropriate value for a quadrocopter of this size. The maximum range between camera and smartphone as well as remote control and quadrocopter is at a reasonable 500 meters.
Gimbal With Brushless Motors? None.
The camera, which is integrated into the case and can not be dismantled–in which the microSD card slot is located–is concealed within a small box and only looks carefully with the cameral lens out of its hiding place. This is chic and robust, but less palatable for fans of balancing systems. According to the design, the camera can only be swung up and down–in the vertical tilt direction. The camera is a little stabilized by an internal damping system, but a 3-axis gimbal will be missed completely at the Toruk. Accordingly, the AEE Quadrokopter does not allow 360 degree panes and an adequate compensation, as is made possible by a gimbal with brushless motors. This is a pity, because the resolution of the camera with 16 megapixels and a video recording of 1080p at 30fps is at least virtually enough to put even the one or other established action camera in the shadow. The field of view of the camera is at a tolerable 120 degrees and keeps wide-angle distortions within limits. The horizon is not so horribly horizontal, but the images remain semi-natural and meet the requirements of quality to the average.
Still Not Enough Special Functions
While you can still handle the external range extender, which is integrated in the remote control, you will not be satisfactorily satisfied when selecting useful features. Within the AEE AP app, for example, no telemetry data are displayed. There is also a lack of accurate data on the battery, such as the cell voltage or the charging cycle. Finally, the AEE Ap App can only be used as an FPV instrument, as it is only responsible for the display of the camera image as well as for settings relating to video or photo recording (resolution, field of view, bit rate, photo size, output format). Groundbreaking functions, such as the new features introduced by DJI Waypoints, Follow Me or even POI, are completely missing from the AEE Toruk Quadrokopter. At least the S1 switch on the remote control, which is reserved for functions like Home Lock and Course Lock, suggests that AEE has to develop the app not only optically, but also technically. Various flight functions like Follow Me or Waypoints are in this price class sought-after features, which even beginners and beginners presuppose.
Conclusion And Purchase Advice
The AEE Toruk Ap10 Quadrokopter is visually something special. Its rugged design makes it suitable for beginners and frequent travelers. The chic quadrocopter was able to get a good deal with a wide range of features, a long flight time and good flying characteristics. However, AEE has to be pleased with the 3-axis gimbal, which has now become an absolute standard for quadrocopters of this price class. In short, the AEE Toruk has too many quirks and edges, which interfere in the long term and guarantee the view to the competition. Also desirable is an app, which meets the optically quite successful multicopter and gives a less cheap impression.