Zerotech Dobby – Test / Awards / Reviews Dobby?

The Harry Potter. The  Imagine Dobby Is Rather A Quadrocopter Of The Chinese Manufacturer Zerotech. Decisive For The Famility Of This Comfortment Is Not The Name Only, But Already The Compact Size That Shows The Little Dover. But What Can The Quadrocopter Still-What Features Identify The  Zerotech Dobby Quadrocopter  In Addition?

Compact And Lightweight Portable

With a weight of only 199 grams, the Zerotech Dobby is almost a flyweight. Smartphones like the new iPhone 7 Plus already weigh 188 grams alone. The dimensions are similarly small and also put the quadrocopter of the Chinese manufacturer in positive light. In the folded state-yes, the Zerotech Dobby has folding booms and foldable propellers-the Quadrocopter measures just 135 mmx67 mmx36.8 mm. Unfolded, it is 135 mmx145 mmx36.8 mm. With this, the Dobby rides among the smaller drones models, which can also be transported comfortably in the pants pocket.

The Dobby drone is delivered with a white or mother-of-pearl plastic housing. High quality is not to be expected-here and there, it is already nonsensical when one takes the Dobby Quadrocopter in the hand. Due to the rounded shapes and the practical folding mechanism, the Quadrocopter can be transported very practically and ergonomically. On the top, the Dobby is characterized by an on/off switch, on the underside you will find a rechargeable battery as well as status lights for the charging state, ultrasound sensor and optical flow camera or microUSB connection. The jibs can be folded in and out with a little force-the quality of the folding and folding mechanism can not be expected compared to high-priced models such as DJI Mavic Pro, GoPro Karma or even Yuneec Typhoon H.

The camera of the Zerotech Dobby is not stabilized-a gimbal is not present. For this purpose, the camera mounted in the front can easily be adjusted in its inclination in the range of-90 degrees to 22.5 degrees. The Zerotech Dobby comes with a user manual (included in Chinese language, English version available for download), power or charge adapter, battery charger with plug-in USB-type C socket on both sides, USB-Ty flight use And Performance.

As can be seen in the technical data of the Dobby drone, the quadrocopter is filled with a lot of technology. Thanks to the Adreno 330 GPU and the internal 2.3 GHz Quadcore processor, the Dobby drone is capable of a wide range of flight modes. In addition, the Quadrocopter offers a face recognition as well as a position tracking. Especially the face recognition works however only sporadically. The integrated 4K camera with a resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels at 30 images per second provides enough room for one or the other successful aerial photography. Although the electronic image stabilization is only available in 4K mode, it finally computes stabilized 1080p material, but it does medium to good work – other quadrocopters can not do better without a mechanical gimbal system.

Photos and videos can either be stored on the 16 gigabyte internal memory or directly on the smartphone memory. The video and photo results are growing, but they meet the expectations you should have of a low-cost airline. The video results are also characterized by a strong Jello effect, which can not be fully eradicated by electronic image stabilization due to the design. The flight experience with the Dobby drone is positive-despite the rather meager size, the flying house elf is like a one in the air. The Dobby drone is quite difficult to control for beginners and beginners-and this is the nature of the matter-only in the case of insufficient GPS connections. Negatively highlight is the very bad speech recognition or the flip-mode not working in our test. The Dobby Quadrocopter can count on the specified battery life of nine minutes without any effort – as does the information on the airport (remote control plane signals up to 100 meters) or the streaming range (about 3 meters) according to rctoysadvice.

Conclusion And Rating

The Dobby drone leaves a positive impression at first sight. The Quadrocopter has the same functions, with which a Kameradrohne for only 469, -Euro should offer. But moment: Quadrocopter like Parrot Bebop 2 or DJI Phantom 3 Standard cost insubstantially more, but make a much more mature impression. Above all, the Dobby app, packed with many functions, but unloved, takes away the fun of using it. Although the photo and video results are acceptable, the competition is generally better. The folding and folding mechanism of the Zerotech Dobby, which allows easy transport of this Selfie drone, can be emphasized. For a price of 469, -Euro one can still look at competing models, which also promise in the long run properly pleasure in flying and photography.

PC charging cable as well as a USB-type C-to-microUSB adapter. To start the Dobby drone, you just have to charge the battery, install the appropriate app and turn on the quadrocopter on the top. Complicated steps to assemble the quadrocopter are not necessary-typically Ready To Fly.

Do.Fun-App With Many Settings

A free smartphone or tablet app is indispensable for the control and the FPV view of the Zerotech Dobby. The app called Do.Fun is available in the Google Play Store as well as in the Apple App Store for the respective device-Android or iOS. If the app is connected to the drone and a WiFi network is established between the two devices, the on/off switch of the Dobby drone lights constantly in a bluish hue. Within the app, the live image is displayed in combination with virtual control sticks. In addition, with the corresponding switch on the left, an indoor and outdoor mode, a start or takeoff button, various recording modes (eg, an orbid mode, person and face recognition, return to home, flip mode) ) And on the right side various settings for the camera or the corresponding camera mode (eg burst mode) are available. On the telemetry side the app shows various parameters for the signal strength or signal connection, battery status as well as GPS satellites.

You can also use app settings, updates, or a compass calibration in the app’s submenu. It is also worthwhile to take a look at the control possibilities. On request, Dobby can be controlled not only by control sticks or wiping movement, but also by tilting movements of the corresponding terminal device. Overall the app does not wait with rudimentary, but varied settings. Here and there the app is missing a chic as well as thought-out design. In addition, numerous spelling mistakes in the app are negative, which make the various configuration possibilities here and there a mystery.

Technical Specifications

Weight: 199 grams

Dimensions (folded out): 135 x 145 x 36.8 millimeters

Dimensions (folded in): 135 x 67 x 36.8 millimeters

Maximum distance (streaming): 3 meters

Maximum airport: 3,000 meters above sea level

Battery life: 9 minutes

Sensors: GPS / Glonass & Ultrasonic Sensor for Optical Flow

Optical Flow: Up to a height of three meters

Sensor: 1/3.06 inch (CMOS)

Lens: 75 ° (FOV), 28 millimeters, f/2.2, focus fix

Photo resolution: 4208 x 3120 pixels

Camera can be tilted from -90° to 22.5°

ISO range: 100 to 3,200

Photo modes: single, burst (2 to 15 photos), timer (3s, 5s, 10s, 20s)

Video mode: 10-second car, HD recording

Streaming: 1080p HD streaming to the app

Battery: 970 mAh (2S-LiPo)

Integrated 2.3 GHz Quadcore processor (Qualcomm) with an Adreno 330 GPU

2 gigabytes of memory and 16 gigabytes of internal memory