Veken Mini RC Drone Quadricopter Review
I was 100% prepared to be let down by this mini drone, but my expectations have been MORE than exceeded. I'm shocked by all the flight options there are (even though they take a while to get the hang of) and how easy it is to control right out of the box. Very cool - and the LED lights are a plus!
It comes with regular AA batteries for the remote control and two rechargeable batteries for the drone itself. The charger is a simple USB plug that you can plug the batteries in to in order to charge - really easy to figure out.
There are simple flight options - one joystick controls the height, the other banks - and more advanced options - hold in the right top trigger to do a rise and flip - as well as incremental adjustments using some of the many small buttons on the controller face. It'd be nice if they were labeled better, but it's a small enough controller you will learn it by feel.
All in all, I'm really impressed at what I got for the cost. I've had other "mini quadricopters" that did not last a day, and so far we've had a lot of fun playing with this. Still a bit too complicated for the 4-year-old to control, but both her and the 1-year-old love to watch it fly.