Ionic Stratus Drone Quadcopter Review

A small plane sitting on top of a wooden floor

The Ionic Stratus Drone Quadcopter is just one of the cheapest cameras currently available. Designed specifically to work with the popular GoPro camera, it boasts great pictures even in the wind. The Stratus has two cameras which are connected by a USB cable to the computer via the USB port. The system is controlled via the control pad and a powerful transmitter. The system is great for getting outdoor shots without having to pay huge amounts of money.

Greatest Feature

Another feature of this ionic stratus drone quadcopter model that sets it apart from its competitors is the Ionic’s unique one-key return system. This design offers quick and easy access to your camera. One key presses and your camera are ready to be recorded. To get optimum results, the camera should be attached to the drone with the cable on the bottom. This feature is great for capturing motion-based footage.

The Ionic Stratus Drone Quadcopter also comes with two battery charge indicators on the rear touch panel. There is also an easy-to-follow battery charging system that provides up to ten hours of flying time between charges. This makes it perfect for those who want the most amount of versatility possible with their remote-controlled gliders.

Ready To Fly

A airplane that is flying in the air

Another great feature of the Ionic Stratus Drone Quadcopter model is that it is completely ready to fly right out of the box. All that needs to be done is to attach the controller to the base. Then press the throttle and get ready for some high-speed fun. In the headless mode the drone will only fly as far as your hand will reach out; perfect for people just getting started with remote controlled gliding. The one key return feature allows you to return back to your original setting if you like.

The battery pack on the Ionic Stratus Drone Quadcopter must be charged by plugging it into a wall outlet. The built in rechargeable batteries have enough power for approximately one hour of flight time. You can either connect to a PC with a USB cable or connect to a cigarette lighter port in order to charge your batteries directly. There is also a 1-button roll alarm in case your quadcopter accidentally disconnects from the remote.

Some Drawbacks 

One of the main complaints about the Ionic Stratus is the fact that it cannot be used with most of the remote control devices that are on the market currently. They have been released to be used with the DJI Phantom 3 and Apple iPhone. They can however be used with the majority of other electric RC vehicles, which makes it slightly more difficult to find suitable ones in your local stores.

One of the best features of this quadcopter that sets it apart from other remote controlled vehicles is the ability to synchronise the controls and the throttle stick. This enables you to change your speeds without taking your hands off the controls. Using the throttle stick to change your speed requires some fine-tuning of your quadcopter, and may not be suitable for everyone. There is however an option to remove the throttle stick in case you wish to lower your flying skill level. If you are completely new to flying quads, it may be a good idea to start off with a simpler model such as the Sparkling Speed Optics or the MRX Rocketric.


Other nice features of this ionic stratus drone quadcopter include the ability to adjust the transmitter sensitivity, so that you can get accurate range measurements. The throttle sensitivity allows you to gain control during difficult landings or turns, where you can make quick adjustments to get yourself pointed in the right direction. The built-in Hero Camera is also a nice added feature, allowing you to capture stunning photographs if you are fly-by-night or are just trying to capture something interesting. The built-in global keeps your camera stable during inverted flight and has also been calibrated to work well with any propeller type systems.

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter