I'm in Germany. And yes, after I wrote them an email like two weeks ago, asking, how my order has developed, I got an email back that my order would be shipped with 5 working days, after these 5 days had passed and still no notification, I once again wrote to them, and within a day I got the mail with the tracking# from fedex. At the end it's been delivered even a day earlier, and I was able to fly it yesterday for the first time.
Ok, those are the good news, now let me give you guys a first feedback:
When I was unpacking everything, I noticed that the box has been opened before already, means, the pack wasn't sealed. Also, the sender wasn't Hubsan, but some guy with a typical English name. The receipt, coming with the package stated a price of 80$, not explaining which dollars (there are plenty of countries in the world who are using $ signs for their currency). And I thought "ok?..."
After I had unpacked everything, I noticed, I had no spare propellers, so I wrote to Hubsan again, requesting them to send me the propellers. A while later I got back an email, asking me for "the video"... Huh? What video, what do they mean? A video of the nonexistent propellers?
On my mail back to them I still got no answer.
Also, still seeking for information on the Hubsan Care they offered, what it does and how to use it. The statement says like, "no worries on damage, loss, moisture" and so on, but how do I would have to use it is nowhere explained.
First flight experience:
First flight I took was in my spacey garden. After first updates on controller and drone I positioned the drone in the middle of the freeest space, about 5 meters (15 to 20 ft) around the drone. Started it, activated obstacle avoidance (where the controller started to beep constantly, even when it was up more than 30 meters in the air), and since the wind was that strong up there, the drone began to drift enormously off. So I had to switch in sport mode to make it return to my garden, normal mode was too week to bring it back. Because of this experience I decided to leave home and go in the fields for the beginning to check all functions.
While landing, I noticed that the accuracy of the return home function isn't quite safe, plus as it seems, obstacle avoidance seems not to work at this automatic function: The drone landed about 5 meters away from it's starting point, --and even worse--, it landed in one of our rose fences. I grabbed it quickly to prevent it from damage, but therefore, some of my propeller blades now have their first dents...
Under these stormy conditions I didn't want to make more tests in my garden, so I went out in the fields. That finally was fun. There are definitely a few bugs left, for instance, when I start flying, the gimbal seems to stuck (it seems as if it doesn't stabilize at all), after a while it gets smoother, but the cam isn't aligned to the horizon, and then all of a sudden it seems to work. Will make me getting in close touch to the Hubsan crew in the nearer future
I will go flying it some more today. It is definitely fun, especially when flying it near the ground in normal speed by trusting the obstacle avoidance so far... One more thing: It would make sense if you fly on a line that the drone would lift up when it comes too close to the ground; instead, the drone just stops. You would have to manually lift it then to go ahead. I'd wish it would do so by itself.
Ok, so far my first impressions. I've already made a first video, but unfortunately filmed my license plate on the car..., so I'm going to first process and cut some material on my computer before I upload it to youtube.
I hope you guys will get your orders quite soon as well. Hope reading more tips and hints here at the forum.