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Propel Sonic Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera

Code: A96TL

Propel Sonic Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera is rated 2.1 out of 5 by 10.
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  • Good flight time of 10 minutes with a recharge time of 80 to 100 minutes
  • Without a permit, the legal range for a drone to fly is below 120m and always in the line of sight from the operator
  • Check out The Drone Code or The IAA (ROI) for everything you need to be aware of when flying your drone
  • 720p recordings can be taken at 30 frames per second
  • Embedded camera reduces the chance of camera damage during aerial mishaps
  • Fly with seven other people due to the 2.4GHz automatic channel selection
  • Adjust the movement of the drone based on your experience, with three or four flight channels available
  • Supplied with a rechargeable LiPo battery for the drone, with the controller requiring 6 AA batteries (not included)
  • Spare propellers let you get back to flying as quickly as possible after an aerial collisionSpecial feature:
  • Automatically land the drone with a push of a button, with it still responding to controls so you can guide the drone to a safe landing spot

Product details

Propel Sonic Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera

• Good flight time of 10 minutes with a recharge time of 80 to 100 minutes
• Without a permit, the legal range for a drone to fly is below 120m and always in the line of sight from the operator
• Check out The Drone Code or The IAA (ROI) for everything you need to be aware of when flying your drone
• 720p recordings can be taken at 30 frames per second
• Embedded camera reduces the chance of camera damage during aerial mishaps
• Fly with seven other people due to the 2.4GHz automatic channel selection
• Adjust the movement of the drone based on your experience, with three or four flight channels available
• Supplied with a rechargeable LiPo battery for the drone, with the controller requiring 6 AA batteries (not included)
• Spare propellers let you get back to flying as quickly as possible after an aerial collision

Special feature:
• Automatically land the drone with a push of a button, with it still responding to controls so you can guide the drone to a safe landing spot

What can I do with the Propel Sonic?
Whether you want to perform aerial manoeuvres or shoot aerial photography, this Propel Sonic drone has you covered. You are able to fly for a good flight time of 10 minutes, with recharging taking between 80 to 100 minutes. In addition, you can take great aerial photographic shots thanks to the maximum operating distance of 150m, allowing you to take stunning shots of scenic landscapes.

Have important telemetry information at hand, with the embedded screen on the controller providing information such as battery life, speed and camera status indications, reducing the need to remember every aspect of the drone while you fly. The camera on the Propel Sonic provides detailed 720p recordings at 30 frames per second, with pictures captured at a maximum resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. Your recordings are captured onto a microSD card (not included, one such as our A57KN would be perfect).

Can beginners fly this too?
Stability of the drone isn’t a concern with the six axis gyroscopic chip keeping the Propel Sonic stable in the air, giving you a good platform to learn from. The option to choose between three of four channel modes, lets you change the way the drone is able to move, which is perfect for beginners. Where three channels gives you ascend, descend, forward, backward, left and right movements. On the other hand, four channels add the ability for you to be able to bank to the left and right, opening you up to greater manoeuvrability and aerial stunts. Automatically land the drone, with it still responding to the controller so that you guide it over obstacles while it proceeds to land, which is an excellent feature for beginners who may not be confident in landing. Regardless of flying ability, at the push of a button you can perform 360 degree stunt rolls, helping to add an extra element to your recordings.

Are there spare parts available for this?
Unfortunately aerial accidents may cause you to use up all the spare propellers supplied. Free spares for a year from date of purchase, please contact us on 0330 123 3457 for details

Safe flying is your responsibility
We fully encourage safe and responsible flying. We recommend you read the CAA’s/IAA’s website and The Drone Code for full information on safe and responsible flying.
The CAA (UK)
The IAA (ROI)
The Drone Code

Please see the Downloads tab for information regarding responsible flying and aviation law.


Specification table
Weight (including battery and props) 142 g
Diagonal size (including propellers) 470 mm
Max Ascent Speed 3 m/s
Max Descent Speed 2 m/s
Hover Accuracy Vertical: ±10cm
Horizontal: ±0.5m
Max Speed 5 m/s
Max Altitude Above Sea Level 80 m
Operating Temperature 20°C to 50°C
GPS Mode No
Camera
Sensor CMOS
Effective pixels 1MP
Field of view 70°
Aperture Manufacturer not specified
ISO Range Manufacturer not specified
Shutter Speed Manufacturer not specified
Image Max Size 1280 by 720 pixels
Still Photography Modes Single Shot
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) Yes
Time-lapse No
Video Recording Modes
UHD N/A
FHD N/A
HD 1280 by 720 pixels (30fps)
Supported SD Card Types Micro SD card
Max capacity 32GB (Class10/UHS-1)
Max Bitrate of Video Storage 20 Mbps
Supported File Formats FAT32/exFAT
Photo JPEG
Video AVI
Battery
Capacity 850 mAh
Voltage 3.7 V
Battery Type LiPo 1S
Max Flight Time Approximately 10 minutes
Package contents
Propel Sonic drone
Wireless controller
Spare propeller set x 1
Charger
LiPo Battery
USB to microSD card adapter
User Manual
Calibration table
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Propel hd video drone Excellent drone easy to fly shame spare batteries can't be found easily. Think a mod is required 3.7volt 800mah battery may try a 1000ma may just get longer flight time
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT A GOOD CHOICE This was bought for me as aBirthday present.I spent a long time reading and following the instructions. Apart from the fact you cannot purchase batteries locally .The unit itself has a surge problem and can accelerate to heights very quickly causing it to lose control .Unfortunately UK Propel do not stock the free parts or batteries .The drone is made of breakable plastic so be careful what you fly it into as parts are hard to come by. As an experienced drone op I can only give this a 1 star rating
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from it's OK It's flys wicked but I can't get the record to work and it says flight of 10 min mine is lucky to last 5 before it can't fly no more
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lost without trace!! Bought in September. Used several times an it performed well. Took it out today and it took off and became unresponsive to the controller immediately. Would not turn, rotate, or auto-land and quickly gained height. Last seen disappearing over the North Shields horizon. Gone but not forgotten. UTTER WASTE OF MONEY!! Got one star review because a no star review is not possible.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not pleased! ....So wish i had read reviews before i bought it for my son for christmas. I tested the "first one"! before i wrapped it, after fully charging battery i flew it for a about 7 mins all seemed good, did everything it said on the write up. Then put battery back on charge ao it was ready for use on xmas, but after a few mins charging the charge light went out and it wouldnt charge. Maplins replaced complete unit without any fuss. Didnt have time to test the 2nd one as was late on xmas eve and thought it was maybe/hopefully a one off problem. Charged and took out the 2nd one on xmas day ( today), the battery seemed ok but after syncing and starting up propellers there was no response when trying to ascend most of the time, or only one propeller would accelerate. I tried several times and more to switch of and re sync but by the time it finally did what it was supposed to the battery was dead! Was very patient with it, recharged battery and tried again but still the same. Was complete let down. I am going to take back tommorow and put a bit extra cash on the Hubson drone..
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very fragile The main body of this drone is very fragile. After first crash I broke an arm of it. The replacement part is quite expensive. Poor video quality despite HD in the name. Overpriced for its build quality.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing I bought one of these about a year ago and tried it out in the local park about three times but only got a video of the ground because it won't climb more the 20 - 30 feet and It won't hover but drifts about 45 degrees to the rear and right the trim controls make no difference making it hard to control. Its just a toy and not worth anything near the £129 I paid.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No probs easy to use Wanted a drone for ages Thus been my first took out on first flight took a few minutes but got hang of it for a novice even my daughter could fly it auto land brill if goes to far but do you stock battery's
Date published: 2016-12-26
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How do I restabilise my drone as it just flips over on the ground?

Asked by: Seany
You would need to adjust the trim using the remote
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-04

The left joystic of my controller for this drone, broke off its base. (son's friend dropped it). Is there a way to buy a spare controller or even repair the existing one I have? If not, can the drone be used with a universal flight controller?

Asked by: ta6hbe
Unfortunately, Maplin does not stock a spare remote for this drone, I would suggest contacting Propel for inquiries in regards to compatibility with universal remotes.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-04-28

Hi Recently purchased this drone but cant sync with control. When I move the lever up then back to down sync the lights on control stop flashing but the drone doesn't alter hence not synced. Ive tried many many times without success

Asked by: Paul
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-03-29

Hi I see from the specifications it has an opperating  range of 20-50ºc does this mean I can only use it for a few days in july and august?

Asked by: mike
The same information is provided direct from propel If you would like to question this with them please call direct on : Propel CUSTOMER SERVICE +44 (0)330 123 3457
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-18

Can it be linked to my android phone?

Asked by: Bob14
The drone records video & pictures onto the onboard memory card (if fitted) there is no live link to a mobile device. You can find this info in the user manual we have provided on the listing. https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/A96TLUser-Manual-8657.pdf page 11
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-22

The spring on controller appears to have snapped what's best thing to do return to shop or send to manufacturer cannot fly properly

Asked by: Mike
This can be taken to your local Maplin store and assessed there as to what can be done.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-02

Looking to buy spare battery's 

Asked by: David
Unfortunately we don't stock replacement batteries, I would advise going to Propel for an exact replacement. Their contact number is 0330 123 3457 .
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-27

hi, i've got one of these but I've fused the battery or something by plugging it into the wrong type of usb charger. Is there a part no. for a replacement battery? actually it may be the thing battery holder because red LED doens't light up on charge.

Asked by: bazza
Unfortunately we don't stock replacement batteries, I would advise going to Propel for an exact replacement. Their contact number is 0330 123 3457 .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-07-22
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