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Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: November 21, 2016 09:03AM
Not saying I'm actually going to get them one... But, they are asking for one for Christmas so I'm here asking for advice... Any of these "safe", "fun" and "durable"? I see Traxis has them but would be fun if it had a small camera...
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: oscilloscope
Date: November 21, 2016 09:14AM
Syma X5C-1 is a great beginner drone. Easy to fly and fairly durable to withstand minor crashes, which will happen with a beginner. Also has a camera to shoot photos and video. No need to register with FAA.

[www.banggood.com]

Youtube review: [youtu.be]

CNET review: [www.cnet.com]
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: November 21, 2016 09:33AM
No cameras, but unique shapes:
[www.airhogs.com]
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 21, 2016 09:35AM
.....what about 'The Borg'......the ultimate drone.....they will assimilate.....??



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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 21, 2016 09:36AM
Syma X5C Review - The Best Drone for the Money?

[sites.google.com]

I have one and have pretty much given up on trying to fly it but it's most likely just me.



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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: testcase
Date: November 21, 2016 10:32AM
Understand what the FAA regulations are and, be SURE to stay UNDER their weight limitation, if the drone(s) will be flown outdoors. nono smiley
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 21, 2016 12:00PM
Just read the reviews and while they are glowing, I did notice something that gave me pause for 10-year-olds. The flying time is 8 minutes before the battery is drained, then it takes 100 minutes to recharge.

So be prepared for one to wear out the charge in less than 10 minutes followed by an hour and a half of the other whining for his turn.



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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 21, 2016 01:07PM
Im considering the same thing for my 10 year old -- lots of sites with full hands on reviews.

XC5 was in the top 5.

Several packages with spare batteries, props, etc. at amazon. Im prob going to hit up the local RC place thats huge. Im sure they hate amazon...

The review above looks more like product placement than a "review"



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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: billb
Date: November 21, 2016 01:12PM
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Ombligo
Just read the reviews and while they are glowing, I did notice something that gave me pause for 10-year-olds. The flying time is 8 minutes before the battery is drained, then it takes 100 minutes to recharge.

So be prepared for one to wear out the charge in less than 10 minutes followed by an hour and a half of the other whining for his turn.
you've never bought a 100 pack of batteries have you.



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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: November 21, 2016 02:34PM
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oscilloscope
Syma X5C-1 is a great beginner drone. Easy to fly and fairly durable to withstand minor crashes, which will happen with a beginner. Also has a camera to shoot photos and video. No need to register with FAA.

[www.banggood.com]

Youtube review: [youtu.be]

CNET review: [www.cnet.com]

Thanks... Looks damn cool and very affordable. Wondering if my kids will chop off their hands or how long until they break. ;)

Is there a reason "not" to get it from Amazon and order it from China? I know it's more $$$$ but at least you have Amazon to bitch to...

[www.amazon.com]

Also, can you set these to different channels so you can fly them both at the same time? I'm thinking 3-5 extra batteries is a good start.
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 21, 2016 02:47PM
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oscilloscope
No need to register with FAA.

Its weight is shown as 916 g so you must register it with the FAA.

[www.faa.gov]
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: BernDog
Date: November 21, 2016 04:16PM
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Article Accelerator
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oscilloscope
No need to register with FAA.

Its weight is shown as 916 g so you must register it with the FAA.

[www.faa.gov]

Does that require anything more than just filling out a simple web form?
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: oscilloscope
Date: November 21, 2016 04:17PM
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spacescape
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oscilloscope
Syma X5C-1 is a great beginner drone. Easy to fly and fairly durable to withstand minor crashes, which will happen with a beginner. Also has a camera to shoot photos and video. No need to register with FAA.

[www.banggood.com]

Youtube review: [youtu.be]

CNET review: [www.cnet.com]

Thanks... Looks damn cool and very affordable. Wondering if my kids will chop off their hands or how long until they break. ;)

Is there a reason "not" to get it from Amazon and order it from China? I know it's more $$$$ but at least you have Amazon to bitch to...

[www.amazon.com]

Also, can you set these to different channels so you can fly them both at the same time? I'm thinking 3-5 extra batteries is a good start.

The propellers are somewhat flexible and will hurt if they come into contact with your fingers, but will not chop them off. Different story if you come into contact with the propellers of a Phantom 3.

The quadcopter is fairly durable and should survive numerous crashes in the grass. Crashing it into concrete or asphalt and it will not hold up as well.

Ordering from Amazon is more, but does give you an advantage if you need to complain. Just giving you an option on a great price from banggood.

You can fly two at a time and the quadcopter will automatically assign different channels for you. Extra batteries and charger are necessary to keep flying for extended periods. Five extra batteries is a good starting point. Different options for batteries and charger. [www.amazon.com]



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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 21, 2016 04:26PM
Surprise them!





“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: oscilloscope
Date: November 21, 2016 04:29PM
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BernDog
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Article Accelerator
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oscilloscope
No need to register with FAA.

Its weight is shown as 916 g so you must register it with the FAA.

[www.faa.gov]

Does that require anything more than just filling out a simple web form?

Registration is simple and can be done online. There is a $5.00 fee and the registration is for three years.
[registermyuas.faa.gov]

Syma X5C-1 does not need to be registered. 916 grams is a shipping weight that includes box. The quadcopter itself weighs less than 250 grams.
[www.wired.com]



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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 21, 2016 05:14PM
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Ombligo
Just read the reviews and while they are glowing, I did notice something that gave me pause for 10-year-olds. The flying time is 8 minutes before the battery is drained, then it takes 100 minutes to recharge.

So be prepared for one to wear out the charge in less than 10 minutes followed by an hour and a half of the other whining for his turn.

Keeping it real
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 22, 2016 06:57AM
Batteries for the X5 are fairly cheap and usually come with a charging hub to charge 4 or 5 at a time.



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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: November 22, 2016 06:58AM
So... Where do these so called "kids" and "adults" who are crappy flyers flying these things? ha ha...
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: oscilloscope
Date: November 22, 2016 09:11AM
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spacescape
So... Where do these so called "kids" and "adults" who are crappy flyers flying these things? ha ha...

Backyard (if it is big enough), local park (make sure that no one is near), forest preserve and flying fields.
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Re: Drone for 9 year old and 11 year old... Any suggestions?
Posted by: 3d
Date: November 22, 2016 09:12AM
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spacescape
So... Where do these so called "kids" and "adults" who are crappy flyers flying these things? ha ha...

Beach parking lot in the off-season?
You won't be too far from the car to recharge via USB. Ohh, and bring last Christmas's hoverboards too.

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