Starter drones can be a low-risk high-reward investment. It can be both a hobby and an actual learning experience, all without having to spend a lot. For starter drones, the ideal combination is an affordable price with decent specs. Being able to play around with a drone with great features while still being light on the pocket can spark one’s interest even more. If a starter drone has user-friendly features such as easier control setups, then it can be a possible choice for kid-friendly drones as well.
For user-friendly controls, the most common (on modern drones) way to do so is via motion control. Here, one does not need to learn the intricacies of a controller to fly a drone. You can control which directions and what movements a drone can create using hand signals alone. Sensors aboard the drone detect and read these gestures and gives out a corresponding action. For those wanting a simpler style of flying a drone, this is definitely the choice. Although be warned, while this is easier to learn, understanding an actual controller will help bridge the gap for usage on more serious drones.
Force Flyers Explorer Review
The Force Flyers Explorer Motion Control Camera Drone has all that it offers right there on the name. It is a decent camera drone, having an FPV (first person view) camera to give you a great vantage point when flying around. The main selling point however is the motion controls. This gives users the ability to control flight of the Force Flyers Explorer without having to master a clunky controller.
Another main selling point is the price itself, hovering at around $60. For that price, you get a full set of the drone that you can play around with. Having a drone that answers to hand motion instead of a controller can also entice kids into trying them out. This can be a great gift for your children, especially this holiday season.
- Motion control
- High resolution WiFi FPV camera
- No controller
- Can do tricks in the air using specific hand gestures
- Relatively cheap at $60 (and lower on some sales)
- 60 minute recharge time for a 12 minute flight