REVIEW 2021: Ruko F11 Pro Drone 4K
Updated: Jan 21, 2021
Shoot! Shoot! The dog fight isn't stopping in the skies. Here comes the F11 to shoot down the opponent, nah, just photos..
Mystifying controllers and numerous modes can shake your confidence to control your mini drone more sturdily.
But (take a deep breath!) if you're scratching your head for an impressive FPV drone that is comfortable to handle, easy to fly, and blesses beginners with creamy control, My Dear,
Ruko F11 Pro is the answer.
This mini drone is exemplary for rookie pilots as its durability makes it a great drone for beginners.
Compared to its more successful peers, Ruko remains somewhat less under the spotlight.
However, with its incredibly sturdy design and phenomenal features, it'll be unjust to ignore this drone.
Wouldn't it be? The snappiest 4K UHD camera and intelligent modes like the "Follow Me" mode and GPS functions empower you to esteem F11 Pro for an intriguing experience.
Here is a complete review of the drone’s performance and basic features.
The Ruko F11 Pro Drone at a Glance and First Impression:
The F11 Pro is one of the better entry-level quadcopters on the market. It has a highly durable and appealing design with several advanced features. Here are a few key specifications that you notice at first glance:
- Mini drone with 4K UHD camera and 2.9K video
- Rectangular body with an appealing design and color
- The body measures 17.5 x 15.9 x 3.2 inches when unfolded
- The body measures 7 x 4 x 3.2 inches when folded
- Relatively bigger lock with an approximate weight of 520 grams
- Made with an attractive high-quality plastic casing
- Offers a maximum flight time of 60 minutes with dual batteries
- Can operate at a maximum speed of 26.8 mph
- Has a maximum control range of 1200 meters
- Has an impressive video transmission range of 500 meters
- Provided with powerful brushless motors
- The drone offers an impressive FOV angle up to 120-degrees
- Comes along with two rechargeable 2500 mAh batteries
- Supports dual-band (2.4G and 5G) WiFi along with being compatible with most phones
What to Expect When Unboxing?
The Ruko F11 Pro drone comes along with the following accessories:
- One transmitter
- Four extra propeller blades
- One USB cable
- One screwdriver
- One user manual
- Two 2500 mAh batteries (extra one in the case)
- One carrying shell case
How Convenient and Durable the Drone’s Build and Design is?
At first glance, you’ll notice that the Ruko F11 Pro is relatively larger than its other mini drone peers in the market. Build-wise it is quite big and sturdy and weighs more than 520 grams. This means that it will require FAA registration.
Even though the drone seems large, it is quite lightweight due to its high-quality plastic casing and smart design. It has an appealing rectangular body that is both foldable and flexible.
When folded, the drone’s body measures up to 7 x 4 x 3.2 inches while it measures 17.5 x 15.9 x 3.2 inches when unfolded. This makes the drone incredibly handy to take along while traveling.
If you are an amateur or beginning to learn how to fly, then I would definitely recommend you start with this drone. Not only is it safe to use but offers efficient beginner features like low-speed settings.
The only thing about the drone’s design that will annoy is the brushless motors. This means that the drone is a lot noisier and requires more maintenance than the one with brushed motors.
However, these same motors allow the F11 pro drone to have 7 levels of wind resistance.
Is the Ruko F11 Pro All About the Looks?
Definitely not! The Ruko F11 Pro drone has the best of both worlds. You can marvel at its elegant design which not only gives it an appealing appearance but also durability and strength.
The body is made out of good-quality plastic while the square body has an attractive silver color. This drone is a great fit for first-time flyers as in case of damage, you can switch and replace various pieces such as propellers and landing legs.
The F11 Pro with foldable design has the 4K camera attached under its body while no protection is provided to the propeller blades. The drone is also provided with a smartphone attachment for FPV mode.
Because it is incredibly easy to carry around, you can take it with you in its carrying shell case whenever you like.
Now let’s talk about the design of the controller. Since this drone is ideal for beginners, the design of the controller has been kept easy enough to learn it quickly.
The controller is comfortable enough to fit in your hands. Furthermore, the remote controller is also provided with a phone holder that fits most drones.
Capture Stunning Images with 4K UHD Camera:
The Ruko F11 Pro drone is fitted with an astounding 4K Ultra HD camera. You can capture the unbelievable beauty of the world at high resolution with this drone.
The drone is capable of capturing images with incredible details with the help of its 8.3MP camera. When it comes to recording, the drone can shoot 2.7K videos.
Another feature that you’ll like while shooting footage with F11 Pro is the 120-degree Field of View (FOV). This allows the extent of details in your footage to enhance making your footage look more vivid and colorful.
With the help of the remote controller, you can easily adjust the camera angle up to 90-degrees both up and down. This adjustable motion range covers the drone’s shortcomings of shaky footage because of not having a gimbal stabilizer.
All in all, the Ruko F11 Pro has a good-quality camera even if not perfectly fit for professional photography. On the bright side, with its microSD card slot, you can store as many files as you want by simply slipping in a 128GB SD card.
Drone Flight Experience with Smart Modes:
The reason why this drone is recommended for beginner pilots is that it is incredibly easy to fly. There is nothing complicated about the drone’s controller or flight modes.
Here are the functions and modes of F11 Pro that are worth mentioning:
One Key Takeoff and Landing:
Whatever this drone lacks, it makes it up with beginner-friendly features like this one. With the help of a single automatic button, the drone can land and takeoff without any hassle.
The Ruko F11 Pro’s GPS function is an ideal feature for a rookie pilot. This function comes in handy especially when you want to focus on capturing footage rather than flying the drone.
The GPS function allows you to lock the drone to a certain height and location. This makes your flight experience a lot safer and easier as the GPs accurately locks the drone’s position.
Follow Me and Find the Lost Drone:
These are the names of two more helpful features that will enhance your drone’s flight experience. Starting with the Follow Me mode, the drone locks a target (an object or a person) and automatically starts following the target whenever it moves.
The Follow Me mode enables you to take complex shots of a specific target as the drone keeps the target in the frame at all times.
Point of Interest and Orbit Mode:
These two interesting modes are fairly enjoyable. With Orbit mode, the drone will circle a selected object at a radius of 100 meters.
You can shoot footage with cinematic effect as the drone keeps the camera pointed to the object while circling it.
Similarly, the Point of Interest helps in moving the drone in a selected direction. You simply choose a point on the map in the app and the drone will automatically fly in that direction.
The Ruko F11 Pro drone comes with three different speed-modes. These are low, medium, and high-speed options. For a beginner pilot, this feature is really helpful as a low-speed flight can help garnish your piloting skills.
Furthermore, since the drone has a high speed of up to 43 km/h, it is recommended that you fly the drone either at low or medium speed if you aren’t experienced. High speed caused the drone’s battery to drain faster.
- Durable and appealing construction
- Belongs to an affordable price range
- Great for beginner and rookie pilots
- Offers intelligent flight modes
- Easy to fly and comfortable to operate
- Lightweight with high-quality plastic body
- One button automatic landing and takeoff
- Tap fly mode for path design
- 4K UHD camera
- Flexible and foldable design
- Fast charging time (3.5 hours)
- 60-minute maximum flight time with dual batteries
- Does not have an obstacle avoidance feature
- Does not have gimbal stabilization
- The range is not great
Is the Ruko F11 Pro Drone Worth Your Money?
Even though the Ruko mini drone does not compare to the likes of DJI’s mini drone but in this price range, this drone is like a jackpot. You get to experience exciting features and intelligent modes at an affordable price.
The best thing about the F11 Pro mini drone is that it’s a perfect option for people learning to pilot a drone. It’s sturdily built and durable design can endure a few mishaps during your learning mode.
To wrap it up, it is safe to say that the Ruko F11 Pro is one of the best cheap consumer drones out there.