National Geographic Quadcopter Drone Review (JMW Sales)

National Geographic Quadcopter Drone
What It Is

We had the opportunity to test out the National Geographic Quadcopter Drone. We've played with a lot of drones, and we really like this one. First of all, it's not very expensive. At the time of filming, it was around $50, but it was really easy to fly and the instructions were much simpler than most drones. First you need to install four AA batteries. Then there's some assembly, but that takes about a minute. As we said, the instructions are very easy and also the remote is labeled. Rarely is it that a remote is labeled where you can look at the remote and see where to press for flip, left, right, takeoff, automatic takeoff and landing, which this drone has.

Is It Fun?
We started in our office, and pressed the automatic liftoff, flew it around into someone else's office, and landed it on their desk. This is amazing considering this drone is not for use indoors. It's for outdoor use. It performs 360-degree flips and the steering is very simple. As you can see in our video, it's very responsive and we appreciate how the labels on the controller make it easy for just about anyone to pick up.
Who It’s For
This is age-graded 14 and up, so it's not for younger kids. If you want to teach those younger kids how to fly this drone, feel free to supervise them and show them the ropes. This drone handles really well. It's a lot of fun to fly, it does some cool flips, and for beginners, this is a great entry-level drone. 
What To Be Aware Of
Although we didn't follow the instructions as far as where to fly the National Geographic Quadcopter, it worked like a gem. Do not do this at home. Fly this drone outside, but not in rain or windy conditions, and not around people. The National Geographic Quadcopter has a rechargeable battery, but also requires four AA batteries for the controller. There is also some assembly required, but it's quick to set up. It flies for up to 10 minutes before needing a charge, but you can also opt for the for the four-part charging station, which includes two additional batteries to double the number of batteries and triple your flying time.
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  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    4 AA batteries required