Overall, the Altair Aerial АА108 shines in almost each of the categories it needs to – the camera is definitely good enough and it has FPV feed, the controls are simple and easy to use by virtually anyone due to the 3 flying modes, there is a one-touch takeoff/landing button, headless mode and altitude hold are also present, you can do custom route mapping, there’s low battery and out of range alarms – you name it, the drone has it.
There’s no way not to mention the extra battery, which doubles your flight time up to 18-20 minutes in total. I definitely dig that.
There aren’t many major issues worth mentioning in this section.
However, I have a few small pointers for Altair that could be used when upgrading the АА108 to a newer model. The drone doesn’t have integrated GPS, which from a safety standpoint could improve the overall flying experience, but will probably also add up to the final price.
Another small thing which I’d love to have in this drone is a dedicated photo/video button on the remote controller itself and maybe a customisable button where the user can select a favourite feature to turn on/off instantly. There are two buttons on each side of the remote controller which are non-functional so having them work for the user would be a great improvement.
Overall the АА108 is a great purchase for beginners, intermediates and even advanced flyers who are looking for a solid affordable quadcopter that can do it all.
The build quality, the extra battery, the ease of use and the great US customer service which Altair is known for definitely add up to overall great impressions I have from this quadcopter.