I try to be fair in my reviews, but this Air Hogs Video Drone is just a complete waste of money. The description says you need 6 AA batteries, but actually you need 3 AAA batteries. Once you charge the helicopter up using the USB cable (it uses the same microusb as most phones, so you may be able to use your phone charger if it's not apple), it is ready to go. This thing is supposed to be indoor only, but unless you have a mansion, you will have one heck of a time getting it flying properly within your confined space. I had it hovering for about 30 seconds at the most inside, and took some photos and video. The photos are either dark or blurry and the videos didn't even finish recording enough to be able to play on my laptop. I did take it outside and it was a little easier to fly (there was no wind) but I was constantly having to let it down due to trees, my roof, etc... If you have a massive yard with no trees you may have better luck. I tried the pictures and video again, with the same issues.
Air Hogs Dragonfly Drone: The Air Hogs Altitude Video Drone is a 3-channel, gyro-stabilized helicopter. The built-in camera and on-board memory make it simple to capture high quality aerial video and photos. Engage in surveillance missions around your house or create your own movies with cool aerial footage!
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A number Helix X4 Stunt reviews agree that this unit is not really in the running for any looks contest. When compared to other Air Hogs drones, you will see that it really does belong to the Spin Master family.