CSJ S166 GPS Foldable Camera Drone – Under $80 – Good for Beginners

CSJ S166 GPS Foldable Camera Drone – Under $80 – Good for Beginners

This is my review of the CSJ S166 GPS Camera Drone. Comes with a 1080p camera and several GPS flight features. Low cost & performs very well. You can find it on the TomTop Website here: https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm12090-1.html?aid=f9631

BELOW IS THE GEAR I USED TO CREATE THIS VIDEO:
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Square Landing Pad SMALL: https://amzn.to/2Yl7SPf
MOBILE GOPRO HERO 7: https://amzn.to/2XXqeWv
MOBILE GOPRO HERO 6: https://amzn.to/2PA2Law
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MOBILE OSMO POCKET: https://click.dji.com/AF16aDSox3GLFnRjHDxCkQ?as=0014&ch=OSMO%20POCKET&pm=custom
STUDIO UNBOXING CAMERA: Panasonic 4K Camcorder: https://amzn.to/2JYGFdx
STUDIO LIGHTING: Studio Softbox: https://amzn.to/2GZTPX6
STUDIO LIGHTING: FalconEyes SO-40TD: https://amzn.to/2N9pp7J

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50 Comments

  1. Adeyinka Adewunmi on July 18, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    I just got my drone,it cost me onehundred dollars,made in China,it took 3 weeks for the shipment,now i am having problem on how to operate the damn thing.I am inside but if i step outside will it work?

  2. Peter Townsend on July 18, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    This was the biggest waste of money I spent so far. I tried three different phones to search for satellites and couldn’t find any. I am waiting for a response from the seller(%days) so far. Sorry Steve. I always trust your reviews. Just got sent a bad unit this once. Take care and I will always trust your opinion. Peter

  3. kasper ghost on July 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    i caint seem to find anythain on tweekin the trim online for the s166. is that not an option ?

  4. ZakPlays19 on July 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I have this drone but its a bit different

  5. Brad Carter on July 18, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Where do they sell it under $80 at ? Says $160 on the site.

  6. Richard Brown on July 18, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    The cost of this is now about $200.00.. Just wanted to let you know.

  7. Graham Ullrich on July 18, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I can verify, after 40+ flights, this is a pretty nice drone. It works well off the controller without ANY phone or app. I got 350M range in fairly bad weather without GPS engaged. Battery flight time around 15-20mins. It works well on the app too. GPS altitude lock is very forgiving. It is not designed for severe weather but can take a fair pasting. Best way to use this one is record to the onboard micro SD and just fly by eye. The video off the chip is around 60fps .Avi. When using it from the phone, the direct feed is around 30fps.. It is a very nice beginner drone and loads of features that some pricier units have. The camera is missing stabilisation or PTZ but it IS very sharp. It is worthy. If you have used a Tello or similar drone, or are highly competent with tech stuff, you can get some nice video out of this. Long range i am unsure but without interference, around 500m should be achievable in practice max safe range. Unfortunately it won’t lift a gopro. I got the S167 which is slightly newer.

  8. Joe G on July 18, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    can u mount a 2nd camara on buttom

  9. BrainKimchi on July 18, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I got mine for $150 on Wish and I can’t wait to fly it.

  10. Moot Point on July 18, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    If the video quality is poor, then it’s simply a toy

  11. Bob Eden on July 18, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    I paid AUD $130. so about $93 US

  12. melissa estevez on July 18, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    I bought this and I can’t find the drone in wifi anywhere, yours just connected automatically?

  13. Al Van Schaik on July 18, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Oh, I should add this is the CSJ-X7 drone

  14. Jamie Cleamons on July 18, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I got this particular drone because I am a beginner. Is there some sort of kill switch? As a beginner, I have had a few crashes. When I crash the propellers continue to spin and just need to know how to stop them immediately. Thanks in advance

  15. Christer Sundvall on July 18, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Whats THE diffrent sg166 and Sg167?

  16. NeoFrontier Technologies on July 18, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Hello Captain. Without making any assumtions: Can this drone be flown without the controller via the wifi app only ? ( controller smashed to bits )

  17. Ryan on July 18, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Would you recommend using prop guards? I have read that the guards could add turbulence.

  18. 002 on July 18, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    How can I move camera?

  19. TOMS VLOGS on July 18, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    You can get any drone at daddy drone

  20. mike louis on July 18, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Hey captain drone my cousin is trying to buy a lowcost gps drone that is under a 100$
    What do you recommend

  21. jm bandarlipe on July 18, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    does s167 and s166 has more simiralities?

  22. AntumDeluge on July 18, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I haven’t found it for under $100. But the packages I am looking at come with 3 batteries. So I’m wondering if that is why the price is a bit higher.

  23. No-Panic- Zone on July 18, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I just received this drone yesterday. Baught it off Amazon for $103 with tax, but looks like it was shipped from china, and took about 2 weeks. Feels very cheap plastic, and the 3 batteries are very light, and feel like they wont hold a charge long. Its supposed to have a 4k camera also. Hopfully I didnt get ripped off, but what can you expect for a hundred dollar drone. Figured I would break or lose this one, and learn how to fly it before I invest in a Mavic.😷💨💨💨💨💨

  24. J#onan C. on July 18, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Wow.. not bad at all as present for a kid you’d like to get in to drone hobby .. video is acceptable for the price tag 💯💯

  25. Paolo Bardi on July 18, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Hi, sorry if I disturb you, I have the same drone, but I can’t find anywhere the serial of the drone or that of the remote control to register it on the dflight website, but is it normal?

  26. Arrowall on July 18, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Can this fly without the app?

  27. Manuel Gtz on July 18, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing this video. May you "teach" me how to use the control sticks? I don’t understand the included manual and I prefer to ask you…
    Thank you; this Is the Best video I’ve seen about this drone; I just bought one.
    Sorry about muy english, I’m doing my Best.

    Greetings from México City.

  28. SyKo dogshit on July 18, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    i lost my user manual for this drone. would really help if anyone has a pdf version of the user manual!

  29. Don Simmerman on July 18, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Captain. I purchased one of these drones. Excited as hell when I received it. Read the manual, watched more videos, and completely disappointed in this drone. Yes, I’m a beginner, but why I’m disappointed is, I followed the calibration procedure numerous times, but to no avail, when I engage the auto lift to hover, the drone takes off as if I were steering it. Do you have any suggestions?

  30. Don Williams on July 18, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Is that a relative of the SP500 series? Looks like a carbon copy, even the controller is identical.

  31. Sally Taylor on July 18, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks for posting this; I hope I can now beat crashing into my Lounge walls lol! Drone Phone App – Start by pushing control stalks inwards…Let’s try that.

  32. Robert Coulter on July 18, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I bought this drone because of your review. I saw it on line for under $100 and wondered if it was a good beginner drone. Watching your review helped me decide to get it. I’m glad I did. I watched your review everyday until it arrived so I would be able to be comfortable with set up, the controller and what to expect. It paid off! I had a great time, took great video and just hit return home when I got a little nervous or unsure. That feature alone is worth the cost. Thanks again.

  33. David Joseph on July 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    around 80 us 140 Can

  34. Neville Slim on July 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Wish lead is for the battery one just lead and one got big USB on it can help me thanks

  35. Ryan on July 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Does any Micro SD card work?

  36. W3xu on July 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    3:28 przestał pierdolić!

  37. Acidreign on July 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Forget the instructions… just use this video…ifyou can not get it to work. Hit the lock in screen controls.Controller icon then lock icon.

  38. Solar Fry on July 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    1080p? I think its more like 640 TVL..

  39. kicko61 on July 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    My S166 does NOT have a micro slot. I don’t know how that ones has and mine doesn’t. I just got mine from gearbest. O well, That was the very reason I bought this drone after I saw this vid. It is not your fault.

  40. mohamed ahamed on July 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Bad camera

  41. Jimmy Cabanillas on July 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    🥰 can i have one drone please…. 😔

  42. Graham Ullrich on July 18, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    One thing about these cheaper drones.. Crop the video right down helps a lot..

  43. Philip Zou on July 18, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    It’s 260 cad for me looking at this i realize that this might be 8x cheaper than the mavic 2 pro but the mavic is 800x better

  44. leonitis59 on July 18, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for this video. I bought the exact same one & needed to see all the options operated.

  45. TheBiggerPicture on July 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I am going to give this drone 1 star. If I have to calibrate every single time I turn this thing on, and it’s a very iffy connection this becomes a useless toy. There’s no "smart" drone capabilities it should be a simple connection to get this thing started. Does anyone have better instructions?

  46. Don Simmerman on July 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for the review of this particular drone. I’m a beginner and did do some research before I purchased this model; before I watched this video. I have a better understanding of the features as the instructions are a little skimpy for a beginner. FYI; I paid just under $100.00, but got a total of (3) batteries for that purchase. I also like your video, because I was concerned about the performance in the wind. It looks like it faired well. Thanks for your contributions and I look forward to becoming a highly proficient droner one day.

  47. Chamary stigers on July 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Your video recording show me help get batter drone flying

  48. Al Van Schaik on July 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Hello Captain Drone…I am still having trouble connecting this drone to my iphone 8 wifi.

    Any advice or experiences others may have communicated to you ??? I think I have followed the common directions for downloading the app etc. but actually connecting it to my phone is not happening. It will not show the wifi connection link.

    Any help is welcome…maybe someone else has experienced this problem.

    Thanks in advance…Al

  49. Hitch Collections on July 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    great review to tell the truth

  50. Matthew Scott on July 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Its exactly the same design as the Snaptain SP500. Thats the drone I have. It flys really well. I think this one is better priced though.

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