Star Wars Quadcopter Kit
Kids Drone Reviews
If your kids or kids-at-heart haven’t started pestering you yet with their list of top Christmas toys, they will when Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases on December 18. Of course, by then, the Star Wars Millenium Falcon Drone kit may be all sold out. You’ll be competing with all the parents whose kids are clamoring for one as well as Star Wars movie fans and sophisticated drone enthusiasts.
A standout among kids drones, this Millenium Falcon measures about 9.5 inches x 7 inches by 1.8 inches. The Star Wars quadcopter was created by Air Hogs, well-known among radio-control aficionados for creating remote-controlled toys that run on land and fly through the air. An intuitive remote control flies this model of Hans Solo’s iconic ship from up to 60 meters, or 196 feet, away through 2.4 GHz communication.
The RC drone can swoop and hover but also features LEDs and audio to duplicate the light and sound effects featured in the movie franchise. One button handles the hyper-drive stunt. On-board Gyro-stabilization keeps flights as stable and smooth as those driven by experienced star fighters. Recharging takes about an hour for 15 minutes of flight.
There’s no need to worry about minor crashes with the impact-resistant foam construction, which makes this toy light and durable. Foam core ducts provide extra protection for the moving rotors.The toy’s four rotors, which are hidden in the body of the ship, require six AA batteries, which are not included. As is typical with drones for kids, this one works indoors and outdoors and is recommended for users who are at least eight years old. Accompanying this release by the same manufacturer is a remote-control X-Wing Starfighter that uses two propellers and sports a small figure of R2D2.
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