Drone Kit for Kids
Parrot has unveiled 13 new minidrones, including a drone-powered boat called the Hydrofoil Drone. Jumping drones, rolling drones, boat drones and racing drones will be top Christmas toys for 2015. Drones are becoming a popular toy for older kids, and they continue to become more affordable. Minidrones can be used on land, in the air and even in the sea – and can be enjoyed by both children and adults. The best kids drone is both safe and affordable. (Watch for safety and age requirements)
The Airborne kid-friendly drone comes in two versions — Night and Cargo. Night drones have wide-angle LEDs on the front that make it possible to fly in the dark. The Airborne Cargo drone doesn’t have the LEDs, but it does come equipped with a small Lego-style attachment on the top where you can plug in an included humanoid figurine. Priced around $110.00, the Night model (LEGO Drone) has LED headlights and is capable of Morse code signals while the Cargo model can carry small items like LEGO bricks. The three Airborne Night drones are called Blaze, SWAT and Mc Clane. Airborne Cargo has two in the range, Travis and Mars, and two hydrofoil models, the Orak and News.
Parrot’s jumping drones come with two wheels able to hit 32-inch jumps in height or length. These have cameras for live video capture on the 4GB memory card. Thanks to a built-in microphone you can even scare people in other rooms using the drones. There arethree Jumping Night drones, the Diesel, Buzz and Marshall. The Jumping Race drones, are named Max, Tuk-Tuk and Jett. These bouncing drones may suit older children and may require adult supervision.
The Parrot Hydrofoil Drone uses a hydrofoil float to allow the drone to power through the water, for about $190. This uses an add-on which attaches to the Airborne drone. The boat section has an arm on which you attach an included flying mini-drone. The arm swings up and the small quadrocopter provides the thrust like a fanboat – and it sounds child-friendly for older kids.
Whether you’re buying for a birthday, the holidays or just for fun, RC kids drones are among the top toy trends for 2015.
Safety First! Please supervise your child when playing with any type of flying toy. Check the age requirements and read the directions and warnings. Some toy drones are not safe for younger children – please check for age requirements.
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