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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2013
I bought this as I have more money than sense sometimes - having used the little quadcopters you can buy on Amazon / in Maplin, etc., I decided to move up to a this machine. My wife was extremely skeptical (I didn't tell her just now much it cost) and then I added some new bits & pieces from a specialist Drone shop (i-Drone dot me). They were extremely helpful and sold me some nice little feet for the Drone (to lift it up a bit and protect the feet / motors on hard landing) plus some upgraded bearings, etc., also an ARTX carry case which is excellent.
Can easily sling the whole thing over my shoulder when going out for a walk, together with my three batteries, and can then send it off flying once I'm up on the Ridgeway or in a field. Very tentatively at first as I didn't trust myself, however within a week or two I was flinging the thing all over the sky, taking it up to 80 metres plus and increasing my lateral speed - these things shift! My wife also enjoys this and I've got her to fly it as well - used to use my iPad mini but quite frankly, it is just as easy with an iPhone / Android phone.
All in all, great fun and more of a hobby than a toy. But costs do climb as you will eventually want to add more bits to it. Get yourself a proper 'tool kit' as this is essential, also a few spare gears and spindles. But with a bit of common sense, you will have a great deal of fun with this.