Force1 Scoot Hand Operated Drone for Kids or Adults - Hands Free Motion Sensor Mini Drone, Easy Indoor Small UFO Toy Flying Ball Drone Toy for Boys and Girls (Blue)
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|Model Name||Scoot Blue|
|Special Feature||Hand Operated, Rechargeable Battery, Webbed Shell Design, Sensors with 360° Obstacle Avoidance|
|Age Range (Description)||Kids and Adults|
|Item Weight||0.07 Pounds|
|Control Type||Hand Operated|
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- ORIGINAL SCOOT DRONE FOR KIDS: Here’s the first, and the most-loved hand operated drone in Force1’s Scoot drone family! Toss to launch this hand drone into the air and enjoy vibrant LEDs light up this UFO flying toy with every flight
- INDOOR HOVER DRONE FOR BEGINNERS: Equipped with smart, obstacle avoidance motion sensors, use your hand to guide its flight, play modern catch with family and friends, and catch it “hamburger-style” once you’re done
- DURABLE AND SAFE WEBBED SHELL DESIGN: This flying toy drone is designed with a webbed shell that protects hands, walls, and furniture from the propellers; this webbed shell also keeps the drone safe from damages as it fly around any indoor space
- US-CERTIFIED STEM TOY: This UFO drone toy is a great beginner drone for kids and kids at heart ages 8 and up; drone measures 4.7” D and includes a USB recharging cable
- QUALITY ASSURED: Fly this cool self flying sensor drone with family and friends for 8 minutes with every 50 minutes charge; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not thrilled with these hand operated drones for kids and adults
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KID-FRIENDLY MINI DRONE
Scoot is a fun and easy-to-fly indoor drone for kids aged 8 and up! Whether it’s at a friend’s house or at home, this portable drone is a delight to fly with friends, siblings, and the whole family!
Vibrant LEDs make flying Scoot extra fun in the dark!
HOW DO I MOVE SCOOT?
Use your hand to fly Scoot! All it takes is a gentle toss to get Scoot flying - no remote control needed. This mini flying drone changes directions based on the movement of your hand on the side or under the drone.
*Please check the USB wire plug regularly before charging; do not use a broken charger.
Launch this hand controlled ball drone in the air to see the high-tech 360° obstacle avoidance sensors in action at detecting obstacles and navigating any indoor space. The bendy, protective webbed shell keeps fingers and walls safe.
YOUR PERSONAL DRONE PROS
It all starts right here in Seattle. We’re in PST, but we conduct 24-hour monitoring and 1-on-1 communication, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help.
US-CERTIFIED STEM TOY
WE TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY. Every Force1 product is tested in-house in our Seattle-area offices for ensured quality and safety.
- First plug in the included USB charging cable into your DC power source; we recommend that you only charge your Scoot using the USB port of your Computer/Laptop or Power Bank with a Current input of 0.5-2.0A.
- Plug in the Round Pin of charging cable into the Scoot drone (charging socket can be found on the bottom of the drone, on the opposite side of the ON/OFF switch).
- Do NOT exceed 50 minutes charge time – exceeding the charging time may damage the drone
- Please allow your RC toy to rest 10 minutes between flights
CAUTION: Do not plug the charging cable into an A/C power source. A high peak current may be caused when the charging cable is combined with a wall charger and plugged into a wall outlet.
|Scoot Blue||Scoot Red||Scoot Combo||Scoot Duo||Scoot LED Red/Blue||Scoot Cosmo|
|Dimensions||4.7" Diameter||4.7" Diameter||4.7" Diameter||4.7" Diameter||4.3" Diameter||4.85" Diameter|
|Remote Control||Motion Sensors||Motion Sensors||Motion Sensors||Motion Sensors||Motion Sensors||Motion Sensors|
|Battery||1 Lithium Polymer||1 Lithium Polymer||1 Lithium Polymer||1 Lithium Polymer||1 Lithium Polymer||1 Lithium Polymer|
|Charge Time||50 Minutes||50 Minutes||50 Minutes||50 Minutes||50 Minutes||45 Minutes|
|Nonstop Flight Time||8 Minutes||8 Minutes||8 Minutes||8 Minutes||8 Minutes||5 Minutes|
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2019
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See below - first unit had all the blades fall off, one-by one. But I super-glued them back on, and first unit is still flying. The Seller contacted me, and not only sent me a new unit, but refunded the cost of the first unit. SO....... still 5 stars for being a hit with young kids, and now 5 stars for the Seller. The new unit is working fine. So, I am editing the original rating up to 4 stars.
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5 stars for being a hit with 3 to 9 year olds. BUT... 0 stars for build quality. Net 2 stars. Amazon needs to provide a combined price of this with jeweler's screwdrivers and superglue, because about every 2nd or 3rd flight, one of the 4 propellers will fall off. Had it for a few days now, and as of today fixed the fourth propeller (disassemble, glue the propeller to the shaft, then reassemble) Now that all 4 are glued to the shaft versus a simple press-fit, hoping that it stays in one piece.
Charging is easy - it has a USB with a charging light and a tiny barrel connector on the other end. When the light goes out, the drone is fully charged and ready to go. This seems to take around 30 minutes plus or minus. The drone itself has a center light that doubles as a status indicator. Flashing red and green means it's calibrating itself. Solid green means ready to fly. Blinking red means it needs to charge. The unit itself is fairly small, maybe the size of a DVD and a few inches thick. The entire thing is caged so it's safe to hold and be near when flying - it's not going to nick anybody and you can't easily get your fingers in a prop (even if they're little fingers). It's surprisingly lightweight and feels a bit delicate but not flimsy.
The actual flying is super easy. You really can just drop or toss it and it'll right itself and start hovering. My 4 year old had no problem getting it started. The drone seems to rotate slowly when flying which gives a cool UFO effect with the outer lights. It will sort of meander around the room changing height and direction by itself if you don't interact with it. It does a pretty good job of avoiding objects and when it does bump into things, it's pretty gentle and just lightly bounces off. We had a couple crash landings and could just pick it up and toss it to get it flying again. When flying, it does make a loud angry mosquito noise, which is pretty typical for any smaller quadcopter.
There are a few negatives, as with most products. The flight time is only around 5 minutes, and the battery is not swappable, so you can play for 5 minutes and then have to charge for 30 to fly it again. This isn't terrible but it really limits your interactions with the drone since there's literally no way to play with it for longer, and I worry it may be forgotten about or set aside before long. The battery must be really tiny given the overall light weight. The flight is kind of erratic at times and on our first flight, the drone wandered into a small bathroom, crashed, tried to fly behind the toilet, and popped off a propeller. We had to rescue it and it wasn't immediately obvious a propeller had come off. It would then flip upside and fly in one direction only and was pretty much unusable. After studying it closely, we noticed the missing prop and I went to track it down (it's small!). My wife was able to repair it and we were back in business. The motion sensors work well and you can "push" the drone back and forth which is fun but it doesn't always do what you want. There's a bottom sensor you can use to make the drone go up and my kids chasing it around tends to make it rise out of their reach (they're short) so instead of controlling it, it kind of flies away from them, which is still fun but doesn't make them feel like they're in control of it.
I still think the price and simplicity here are a total win for young kids. They can do it without help and it's amazing and fun to watch it really fly around and the cage and obstacle avoidance makes it pretty safe. You could argue it's not a "real" drone like the more advanced quadcopters because you only sort of control this one, but it's about all kids in the preschool-ish age range can handle. I wish it had more battery life and that the sensors were more effective but I'd expect to pay twice as much. A drone exactly like this but much larger (say 12-16" diameter) would be hilarious fun.
El producto llegó con suficiente batería para funcionar, así que pude hacerlo volar casi inmediatamente, tiene un pequeño interruptor que hace encender la luces, la hélices sin embargo se activan únicamente cuando la luz verde deja de parpadear y se lo lanza suavemente hacía arriba, entonces el aparato vuela suavemente hasta el techo, lo golpea y baja, si no se interviene empieza un ciclo de vuelo aleatorio y cuando toca o se acerca a una pared cambia de rumbo, traté de controlarlo y conseguí en algo guiarlo para dirección que yo deseaba interponiendo las manos, no es tan fácil pero supongo que esa es la diversión.
Para apagar las hélices hay que agarrar el aparato y voltearlo, eso hace que las hélices dejen de girar, también se apaga si acaso choca con un objeto y cae al suelo.
Me pareció un juguete novedoso, igual no creo que mi sobrino nieto puedo disfrutarlo totalmente pero seguro le atraerá el objeto volador y sus luces, su padre tendrá que operarlo por el.
Creo que la edad apropiada es para niños de 8 años o mas. Por el precio y envío gratis de Amazon Prime vale la pena.
The drones are pretty durable for indoor and outdoor play, though if outdoors I’d suggest being somewhere clear of trees, a street, or bodies of water as the drones fly themselves and only avoid things like walls and people. If indoors turn off any ceiling fans and also avoid buckets of water. One of ours fell in a bucket of mop water and it was donzo. The only maintenance you need to do is charge it every 15-20min and sometime the propeller pop off so you just have to clip it back on (it also comes with an extra set of propellers). Given the batter life I’d suggest using it for an indoor activity or in your back yard. I definitely recommend.
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1) the battery lasts over 5 minutes when fully charged, which is enough for having fun with kids. I have two kids (8yo and 4yo) and they absolutely love this drone.
2) it takes around half hour to fully charge the battery (it uses a standard USB A port, power adapters also work). It consumes around 3W of power while charging, until fully charged (then it stops consuming any power).
3) it comes with a USB power cable. The end that connects to the USB port lights up (red light) when the drone is fully charged, which is counter intuitive, note that there is no visual signs until the drone is fully charged. The end that connects to the drone doesn't fully insert, which leaves customers wondering if it's really charging or properly connected.
4) you should calibrate the drone before using it, the process is REALLY simple, takes a few seconds, it doesn't need anything other than the drone itself, and it's explained in the manual.
5) there are at least 3 sensors: one on one side of the drone, another on the opposite side, one at the bottom. I'm not sure there is a 4th sensor on the top (there is a LED light there though) because sometimes the drone stays pushing against the ceiling for a few seconds, which might indicate it doesn't sense the ceiling, not sure.
6) the plastic case is light and relatively soft, which helps in absorbing impacts when the drone falls, however it's not indestructible and you should expect some cracks here and there after a few days of intensive use, which shouldn't affect the usability.
7) the gaps in the case will let tiny fingers to reach inside (blades), so maybe it's not a good idea to let very young kids (<4yo) to grab it. That said, I don't believe the small plastic propellers would cause any serious harm, but I don't know.
8) do not play with the drone outdoors! As I mentioned above, the drone sometimes gets stuck pushing against the ceiling, so if outdoors it would likely fly very high and maybe away from your reach.
9) yes, it works fine even in low ceiling houses/condos and small living rooms, but of course the more space you have the funnier it will be.
10) you control the drone's altitude by placing or removing your hand (or another flat object) under the drone. You can somewhat direct the drone to where you want by putting your hand on the opposite side of the drone. That's all you can control.
11) the drone will shut down all its propellers if it hits anything, then it will obviously fall to the ground. It will also shut down if it's grabbed.
12) the drone will turn upright even if you throw or drop it upside down. Actually it's cool to watch it doing that.