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I have always been a huge fan of remote control vehicles and wanting to get on the huge bandwagon of owning a drone/quadcopter, but I found them quite pricey and frankly dishing out a lot of money on a quadcopter that I could mess up the landing and destroy by having it drop out of the air and come crashing on the ground did not sound too appealing to me until I got the opportunity to test and review GPTOYS H2O Aviax Waterproof Drone 3D Eversion 6 Axis Gyro Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4CH LCD RC Quadcopter.
This little drone is amazing and so easy to use, my son Michael, the gamer had it mastered in seconds; I suppose from years of being one with his game controller, I on the other hand not so much, it took some practice and really gave it a good beating taking it on a journey of bad landings and having it literally drop out of the sky and oops ~ landing it on the surface of the pool; it is waterproof up to 10 inch depths ~ whew! In hindsight I think it was a good thing that I got to practice and fly it so I could test its durability. I flew it into a wooden fence more times than I can count, at the shed, had it drop on rocks and paver stones and it kept right on working flawlessly; I was quite nervous as the plastic shell is relatively thin and feared for cracks in its body! My suggestion if you’re a new novice as I am is to take it to an open area such as a park that will allow you to fly it freely so it can soar with the birds as it reaches heights of 80 meters (262 feet).
The brains behind the GPToys Quadcopter are in the LCD transmitter which offers stable flights and maneuvers easily; up/down, left/right/forward/backward, flies sideways, hovers and does midair 360 degree turns; it’s just too much fun!! Its greatest features are the blue and red LED lights which makes it perfect and very pretty for flying at night. It displays many features such as signal, flight data to name a few but most importantly it indicates battery power and will send a low battery warning.
Now depending on how you’re flying it will depend on its battery life. Straight simple flights we got about 10 minutes of flying time on each battery, however if you’re becoming an expert flyer and doing tricky maneuvers and tricks like my son did, he got about 6 to 8 minutes of flight time, the more power you utilize the quicker the batteries drain.
Assembly is required and it weighs about 1 pound completely assembled; GPToys includes a very detailed manual in the box making assembly a breeze but I can’t stress enough that it’s important to follow the directions to a tee or you won’t get any ‘lift’. They have included 4 propeller guards, 8 blades (one 4 are required for assembly, so great having 4 spares should they get damaged), a baggy of screws, a screw driver, 2 - 3.7V 650mAh Li-polymer batteries and a USB cable for quick and easy charging.
Overall, my whole family loves GPToys Quadcopter, including our dog Bandit who loves to chase it, jump for it and loves to bark at it. It’s a great beginner quadcopter that has had my whole family entertained.
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