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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
This little quad copter has one great design that I didn't think would give it my ...
This little quad copter has one great design that I didn't think would give it my favor when flying it indoors. Most quad copters have their blades pointed upwards, but this one has the opposite! Because of this most normal drones aren't too fond of hitting things above them, such as light fixtures and ceilings. While I am not condoning flying your copter into any sort of obstacles, since you might damage it, this one in particular can drag itself against the ceiling without damaging the ceiling or the unit itself. This may seem like a silly thing to take into consideration, I know. But having flown drones of all sorts of sizes I know these little guys can end up going off pretty quickly if you're not careful, and its a nice design to know that I'm not going to get my copter damaged should I get a little bit too high and bump the ceiling a little bit. Other than that. The copter is rather sturdy, I've bumped and bounced this little guy a few times. If there was any complaints, it would be that the controller is too small. But I can't see myself docking a star for something like that. I think the best thing not related to the actual copter, was that the manual was thorough and in english, so I was able to read and understand everything asked and informed within it.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Small but packs a big punch! We love it!
We absolutely love this little spider drone! It's very small, approximately the size of my palm, but packs a big punch! My son loves anything remote control, especially things that fly! He couldn't contain his excitement with this one since he loves spiders!
Upon opening, it is fully assembled unlike others I have bought in the past, which is nice. Make sure to read your included owners manual upon using. It gives you many tips on how to use and care for your little spider quadcopter.
The included remote control requires 3 AAA batteries that are not included, so make sure you purchase theses for when you receive it. It also comes with a rechargeable 3.7V Li-polymer battery and a USB charger that you can easily plug into your computer to charge. The charger has a very small charging port so handle it with care while plugging it in. The charge time is approximately 30 minutes. The run time for mine was approximately 7-8 minutes, which isn't bad considering how small it is!
Once you turn your spider on, turn on your remote control so you can pair them. Your spider should be blinking rapidly. Take the remote and push the throttle up and then down. You should hear a small beep and the spider should no longer be blinking rapidly but should be lit up and solid.
Your spider is now ready to fly! Make sure you have adequate space to fly and keep it away from people or pets, especially when learning! One great feature about the spider is that it has a high speed and a low speed. Low speed is very nice when learning to fly! For myself, it took at least flying it 3 battery lives or so to get used to handling it. For my son who is 10, he got it within a couple more minutes but he is way more experienced flying than I am! It can fly left, right, up, down, forward, and backwards.
I find that it is much easier to control if you move the throttle up and down steady and slowly otherwise you risk crashing it! Once you get more skilled, you can fly it at a higher speed! In addition, once your more skilled, you can do tricks such as rolling and 3D flipping! My son enjoys the lights and stunts the most!
When we initially ordered the spider and received it in the mail, it was broken. However, the company was quick to respond and had great customer service! They promptly sent a replacement! The second one works great! Overall, we love this spider quadcopter and would recommend it!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful. See all 95 customer reviews...
Great Beginner Drone
By Pilar Q Odria
[[VIDEOID:a195cd85f8b47675b88e8e56be8298cb]]My son is in love with this mini drone. Super fast for such a little drone, yet still requires practice to pilot right. It is a beginner drone so a lot easier than the big ones, but my son had to practice. The first time it ended up in mop bucket but after shaking off water it worked just fine. I was shocked at how good the battery life is, I guess the bigger the drone the more battery power needed. This is great for kids but also for adults interested in getting a large drone. I tried a few times but realized I did not have the eye hand coordination. Battery is nicely sealed on so I don't see it loosen after all the falls. We have dropped quite a lot learning and this little guy keeps going. My only suggestion is a smaller remote, it is bigger than drone and the size is not needed, not that many buttons.