It floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, but it is only for indoors. Now, most drones give off the hovering insect feel, but the new Alpha Toys Drone Force Stinger Drone is actually insect inspired. This lightweight, but sturdy drone has light up bug eyes along with wings and even an antenna (which requires assembly). The drone also comes with a one-hand controller and a USB charging cord and requires 3 triple A batteries for the controller. To take flight, simply switch on the tiny power button under the bugs belly and you're ready for some air.
As for flying, this drone is fast and unpredictable at times. The controls on the one-hand controller are very sensitive making the drone hard to control and navigate at times. However, the one-hand controller is nice as it is comfortable and fits most hand sizes.
This drone is fun, but also frustrating, especially when learning to control it. The controls are very sensitive making the drone not easy to maneuver, but the good news is that the drone is super sturdy so if you crash it a bunch of times it won't die. With its fast speeds and 50-foot range, this little drone is fun once you get over its learning curve.
The Drone Force Stinger Drone is for ages 8 and up, but new pilots to flying drones might find the Stinger's learning curve frustrating. The controls can be super sensitive and overly responsive at times making this drone a real buzz-killer. However, if your an experienced flyer who is looking for something fun to add to your "not that serious" collection, this lightweight might be for you, especially with its unique insect looks and 50-foot-flight distance.
The required 3 triple A batteries for the controller are not included and if you are looking to charge the drone using a wall socket you will need an adaptor as it only comes with a USB charging cord. The drone itself takes about 45 to 60 minutes to fully charge. The bug's eye lights up to let you know that it is on.
With its high speeds, erratic flight, and steep learning curve, we don't recommend this drone for beginners. Also, supervision is recommended as well as a large open room for play as this drone is not recommended for outdoor use.
3 AAA batteries required
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