Review Or Sample Copy Disclosure
I said it and I will say it again, tech toys are the big trend this year and you will likely see that most of the items in Santa’s sleigh are technology based.
Modern times, modern toys, I get it! One of the most requested toys on the list are probably drones which I have to admit are a pretty cool toy, but where do I get them and how do I choose the correct one?
The conclusion I came up with was to find a good and stablished store that sells different types and models to better grasp the idea and a better idea of what to look for.
Well known retailer of Airsoft Products and RC Toy was the perfect source of knowledge for me as they offer a wide selection of drones of all kinds, colors, and shapes!
Here you can find drones that go from just $25.00 dollars to more advance and expensive units.
I wanted a good starter drone without breaking the bank account
Since there is a learning curve in the use of these tech toys, I was looking for a unit that would give me the idea of the drone world and allow my nephew which would be the recipient to learn how to control and play with it without draining my holidays shopping funds!
Venom Pro GPS Streaming 2.4GHz 4.5CH RC HD Camera Drone
This light weight radio-controlled drone, allows the user to make flight with a 720p HD video camera that not only records video, but also take pictures in combination with the FPV app.
The unit is well constructed and has 3D flight controls that allow the “pilot”, to do right and left turns, ascend, descend go forward and go backwards and even strafe side to side and hover.
The flight is smooth thanks to the internal gyro in the unit, but what I like the most about this drone, are the different modes like the flight trace and waypoints, that allows you to set the waypoints thanks to the Venom FPV app.
When in this trace mode, your drone will follow the set of way points in the order you placed them.
The follow me function is another favorite
When set up on the follow me, the drone hovers near where the smart phone with the app is, and the internal GPS in the unit, remembers the approximate location where the drone took off from and returns to the same spot and lands… very nifty!
Flight time between charges is about 7 – 8 minutes ( you might want to get a set of high quality rechargeable batteries to improve the flying experience).
The HobyTron price on this drone, is $199.95 and they have it on sale for $99.95 and you can use Coupon Code: WORLDTECH10 for and extra 10% off which brings the price to just: $89.96!