mini but fun to fly
The drone has a battery pack that it uses for power. Included in the package is a charger that connects to USB to charge the battery pack. The light on the USB plug lights up while it is charging and then goes off once it is fully charged. It takes about 30 minutes or so to get a full charge.
The controller takes two AAA batteries (not included). The controls are easy to pick up. The left stick increases and decreases accelloration. As you push up on the stick, the acceleration increaess. Also, the left stick is used to turn the entire unit while in flight. The right stick is used to make the unit fly forwards, backwards, and side to side.
First, you have to pair the controller and the quadcopter. Do do this, simply place the quadcopter on solid ground and place the controller directly in front of it. Make sure the battery is attached to the drone, and turn the power on to the controller. After a few seconds, you should hear a beep, and that lets you know that it is paired. To test, simply press up on the left stick gently. If the blades spin up on the drone, you know you are ready. If the controls don't seem exactly right, follow the instructions in the book to normalize controls.
As I stated earlier, the controls are easy to pick up. It is easiset to control the unit if you keep the unit facing foward at all time. In other words, you need to be standing behind the unit and have it flying in front of you. For reference, the wire that connects to the battery should be closest to you. You can use left stick's left and right motion to turn the unit in mid-air and make sure it is facing the right direction. Doing this will make sure that the controls on the right stick work correctly.
This is a small quadcopter. It is called "mini" for a reason. However, it is still fun to fly. I have had several of these different "toy" drones, and this is one of my favorites. Please see my video to see the unit in action.
I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I am not affiliated with the company and did not receive any compensation from them.