Drones, Drones everywhere! I was feeling a little left out as all of my friends were playing around with the expensive toys and I was just sitting here. Good news geeks USA Toys has released an updated version of their Discovery Quadcopter and it has all the features of the big dogs but not that huge price tag. You can jump on Amazon right now and grab it for $89.99. Now to the good stuff…why you want this Quadcopter!
- 6 AXIS GYRO with posture control – Integrated design guarantee the precise positioning of the aircraft.
- 4 CHANNEL function provide stable flying and easy operation. This upgraded RC quadcopter lets you safely take HD movies and photos from the sky, and recharge the copter with USB.
- High Capacity Battery And Strong Power Motors Enable The Helicopter To Fly Much Longer And More Efficiently.
- Charging Time is about 90-120 minutes while Flight Duration is about 7-9 minutes.
- Do incredible 3D flips and rolls with just the push of a button! Flash signal lights to friends! 6-axis Gyro stability keeps this 4-propeller helicopter level for beginners. 3D mode accelerates and maneuvers for expert tricks. (*** Beware of counterfeit product. USA Toyz is the SOLE carrier & distributor of USA Toyz U818A-1. ***)
I’m not going to lie, you have to practice to get the hang of flying one of these around. After many hours of playing with it I am just now starting to get good enough to hover and use the camera. With that said the durability of the plastic is nuts because I have watched it slam into so many thing and with speeds that just made me cringe. I went and flipped it over and boom did it again and again. With that durability I am comfortable enough to say this would be a great option for a young flyer or someone who is just getting started.
The controller is pretty easy to figure out once you realize that all the buttons do something. My favorite button of course is the flip button. In the middle of me hovering one hit of the button BOOM full flip…makes me look like a pro. Battery life is pretty solid in the controller as well. I have not had to replace it yet. In the copter I was getting about 20-30 minutes from each battery (they send you two). Check out some of our first flight time in the video below as well as all of the features and ordering info below.
-Remote control helicopter with 4 safety-protected propellers
-UFO quadcopter looks like it’s from the future
-Modular, impact-resistant plastic parts are easy to fix
-Integrated safety guards to protect earthlings, prevent collision with propellers
-Long-life battery can be swapped or charged in-place with USB power Video & photo camera
-Forward-facing camera takes HD video and HD photos with great color and white balance
-Movie resolution has been upgraded to 1280 * 720 at 30 frames per second
-Removable Micro-SD (TF) card stores enough for several flights
-Data port and USB Data Cable – upload your new AVI and JPEG files to Facebook, Email, Photoshop LCD radio controller
-LCD screen displays full flight status
-2 Joysticks move copter in any direction
-Photo Button snaps pictures, Video Button starts & stops video recording
-Roll Button for instant 360˚ roll
-Left trigger + right joystick flips 360˚ in any direction -Right trigger turns signal light on & off -Controls for trim, flight mode, power
-4-Channel, 2.4GHz transmitter is ready to fly (RTF) out of the box 6-Axis Gyro -3 gyroscopes and 3 accelerometers for motionless hovering
-In-flight trim controls for pitch, roll & yaw -Switch between Flight Mode 1 (maximum Gyro-stability) and Mode 2 (3D expert control)
-Recharge the battery with USB – lasts 6-9 minutes per flight
-LED running lights and remote control signal light
-Included: – U818A-I Quadcopter -Controller -2 Batteries -USB Battery Charger -2GB Micro-SD card -Spare parts: 4 propellers -Instruction Manual
If you are looking for something fun and don’t want to spend a billion dollars this is a great option young or old. If you are wanting to get serious about drones you could always use this as your stepping stone to the real expensive ones as well. Hit the Amazon link below and go grab yours now!