What It Is
Navigate a drone just about anywhere with the Sky Viper M500 Nano Drone. Let's get the obvious thing out of the way: this thing is adorable. We've seen lot of nano drones, and always, we're immediately charmed for them. In our opinion, Sky Viper drones are some of the best drones around (and we've flown quite a few) and the M500 is no exception. Just press the stunt button while in flight to activate a flip or barrel roll. Other than that, there's not much more to say.
Is It Fun?
Drones are the latest craze, and nano drones are only making them bigger. Constructed with a lightweight, multilayered frame, the Sky Viper M500 Nano Drone handles extremely well. The size alone will draw you in and you can try it out on a simulator app before you buy it, which is a very handy feature. Kids will love making this little guy buzz, flip, and spin around the house. The controller features improved flight range, persistent trim memory and adjustable sensitivity. Manual altitude settings improve your hovering and eight stunts are pulled off with a single touch. To ensure a safe flight, the M500 features auto launch, auto hover, and auto land features.
Who It’s For
Smaller drones are sometimes more challenging to fly, which is why this one is rated for kids over 12, but it's the first nano drone we've flown that has auto-launch, hover, and stunts that actually work. Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to fly, and kids will get a kick out of the stunts. It's a great for all drone fans as well as anyone into R/C vehicles in general. To add some extra fun to boost their piloting skills, kids can get their friends together and do stunt contests or race if they have an M500 of their own.
What To Be Aware Of
The M500 may not be the best for outdoor flight – only because it's more likely to get lost or stuck forever in a tree, but otherwise just about anyone will immediately obsessed with this pocket-sized powerhouse. The M500 is powered by a rechargeable battery, but the remote requires three AAA's, which are not included. Also included are four replacement blades and an instructions manual.