Dromida Vista UAV

Dromida Vista


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UAV Dromida Vista
UAV Dromida Vista

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The Dromida Vista UAV is a simple, highly responsive, and affordable option for a novice operator, but it does not provide useful function beyond multirotor familiarization or recreation, reducing its overall suitability. The system scored higher than average for pricing (less-expensive), as well as accuracy and availability of reported values; slightly less than average for operational ease and user support; and less than average for maximum speed, endurance, payload capacity (not reported), camera quality (no camera), communication range, utility, critical metrics, and construction quality. The Vista’s small size and relatively fast speed (observed, not published by manufacturer) make it a challenge for inexperienced users to control. However, its responsive and high speed performance make it enjoyable to fly recreationally, while its durability helps ensure a quick recovery after a crash. Additionally, it can be charged using a USB adapter. Despite the low novice suitability score, this system may be worth considering for basic skills development, based on its low cost (most cost-effective) and simplicity.


  • FPV/smartphone version available
  • Three-axis gyroscopes and accelerometers
  • Durable plastic airframe designed to survive everyday crashes with ease
  • Controller featuring Secure Link Technology (SLT), dual rates, four flight modes (Easy, Normal, Advanced and Expert), and automatic-flip and digital trim buttons
  • Sound and light cues to simplify setup, confirm settings and provide alerts
  • 850 mAh battery (3.7V LiPo) and USB charger

Additional Specs

  • Max Speed: 14.77 kts
  • Endurance: 15 mins
  • Price: $103.96 USD (as tested)
  • Communication Range: 328.08 ft
  • Battery Capacity: 850 mAh

More information at the Dromida website.


  • Most cost-effective system (2.04:1) and features a durable, crash-resistant construction
  • Good accommodation for users of varying levels; basic represents a good compromise between agility and stability, while advanced settings are very aggressive
  • Acceptable level of documentation, given capability and cost
  • Ready to operate, as purchased


  • Reduced operational range due to communication range and size (limits VLOS)
  • Very easy to overcompensate in control, can rapidly lose control if not experienced
  • Minimal stability augmentation or advanced functionality
  • Heavily affected by winds or moving air (e.g., air conditioning)
  • System more on the “toy” spectrum, rather than functional sUAS
  • Maximum Speed not published, but speed of 14.77 kts was captured in testing
  • Payload Capacity not published and camera not included with system (Camera Quality), as tested; camera version (FPV) is available
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