Protocol - Dura VR Racer Drone with Remote Controller - Blue/Silver/Black

Stream live video while you take photos with this Dura VR drone. For a more realistic immersive experience, download the app and plug the VR headset into a phone. Users of any skill level can learn to race this Dura VR drone thanks to its three speed settings and self-stabilizing electronics.

Fly Responsibly:
As of December 21, 2015, the FAA requires unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) on takeoff (including everything on board or attached), and operated outdoors, be registered at www.faa.gov/uas.
Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about how regulations impact you: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.

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    Overview

    Notices


    What's Included


    • 2 x drone batteries
    • Instruction manual
    • Protocol Dura VR Racer Drone with Remote Controller
    • Spare parts: replacement blades, blade guards, screwdriver
    • USB cable charger
    • VR headset

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    79% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (110 out of 141)

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    Features


    Easy to fly

    Offers easy flying thanks to six-axis motion-sensitive automatic stabilizers and three selectable speeds.

    Shoot 480p video and photo

    For visually stunning footage.

    Real-time first-person view of your flight

    Beam what your drone sees through its camera straight to your phone or tablet using a free iOS and Android app so you can go on a virtual flight, set up great photographs, and monitor telemetry data.

    Included 3D VR Headset

    Provides ultimate viewing experience (fits smartphones measuring 4.7" - 6").

    Control the drone from up to 150' away

    The built-in lithium-polymer battery provides up to 6 minutes of flight time per charge.

    2.4GHz remote controller

    Powered with four AA batteries (not included).

    Crash-resistant materials

    Durable materials protect your drone against damage.

    Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly.

    The use of drones (also known as small unmanned aerial systems) may be regulated. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about how regulations impact you: www.faa.gov/uas, www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.


    Customer rating

    3.9
    79%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Low-Stakes Fun

      Posted
      DroneD

      I ditched the propeller guards and this was a ton of fun to fly. I've crashed a few times and haven't seen any durability issues at all. This comes with 2 batteries? It sure does! That was pretty sweet. Flying it with WiFi is pretty cool. You tilt your phone around and the drone moves accordingly. I've never flown like that before and it shows; it's super fun but I crashed a bunch. That's alright because this drone didn't cost too much and it doesn't seem to break! Great Low-Stakes Fun! I prefer the remote to WiFi flying myself. It feels solid and the control ergonomics are good. I didn't pull out the measuring tape, but I'd say range was as advertised or better. I've flown both this and the Vento. I'd say this one has the edge as far as speed. The Vento has the edge for portability.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Devastated on Xmas Day 2017

      Posted
      Nemo
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Dura VR Drone. Bought this for my Son for Xmas. Went to park together on Xmas day, to try his new toy out. Wouldn't sync, then out out no where, the Drone took off. Straight up into the sky. I'd say well over 400'. We kept an eye on it until it wasn't visible anymore. Factory Defect, after all you would assume the if the drone is out of range, it would eventually fall back to the ground. Right?? So my Son (9year old)looked at me and said, "Awww man... Dad.. There goes my Xmas present, it Freaken flew to outer space. So I thought that was funny and naturally I laughed. My son was so devastated he cried. What really made me angry was the fact that I emailed and called Customer Service of the Manufacturer, with no response yet!!! Don't buy this drone. Very bad experience. It would mean the world to my Son if the Manufacturer or Best Buy would replace it with the Kaptur GPS drone. Let's see what happens. I'm taking my experience to all of social media. I hope Best buy comes through with that awesome customer service.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great drone for a beginner

      Posted
      Highlander
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      When I first bought this drone I had issues with it. The tab that holds the phone in the VR headset broke. So without it a small phone will just wobble loosely in the set. Also the drone constantly drifted no matter what I did to correct it through trim or reset. With that I returned it and got another one. When I opened it I realized that the packaging was slightly different which was a sign that the first one might have been an old model possibly. I then proceeded to get it all ready and charged. I went outside and started it up and immediately notice the difference. The drone still had a slight drift but no where as bad as the other drone and I was able to correct it and it hovered nicely. I was able to fly it back and forth in front of me with no problems, unlike the first one where it constantly wanted to go a different direction and made it harder to control. Oh the VR headset is very cheap plastic. The new one was already damaged when I pulled it out. The top head strap mounts were broken. Have not tried the VR just yet until I'm confident enough with flying it normal. Will update the review when I get to that point. For the price I say it is worth it especially as a beginner if your wanting to get into the racing aspect of drones. It is very durable since I have crashed it into trees and other objects.(4 stars only because the VR headset is cheap and broke on first and came broken on second.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not very happy

      Posted
      Mode336
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      To start with we were very happy with the drone. It has an ok battery life but because it come with 2 battery’s so that’s a big plus. We played with it a lot after Christmas and had a lot of fun. About a week after Christmas we lifted off as normal and it dipped down because of wind lightly bumped the ground and took off! It wouldn’t respond to the controller. It was going almost straight up and the wind was pushing behind our house. I tried the land control from the manufacturer but nothing. The controller was blinking like it lost contact with the unit as it continued to go higher. I even turned the controller off because that should cause it to land and nothing. After about 2 minuets it disappeared behind our house and into the woods never to be found....

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR A DIFFERENT DRONE!

      Posted
      Crunch

      I received this as a gift for Christmas. I was VERY excited about it. On perhaps the 2nd flight it took off on its own. The command from the instructions to automatically land did not function. The command to shut off the engines in an emergency did not work. Nothing could get the drone to come back down. Eventually it went so high it got out of range so came down on it's own. I somehow managed to find it and it still powered up (It IS very durable!!). When I tested it again, it continues going up without my command and I had to try and grab it with my hand to keep it from taking off into space again. Efforts to contact Protocol for 2 weeks have gone fruitless. I hope that BestBuy reconsiders stocking this product, and I hope to find a suitable replacement that I can trust as well.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Don't get fooled

      Posted
      Brandon
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Bought this as a Christmas present. I have 3 decades of R/C experience. DOES NOT work as advertised! The electronics have a mind of its own and will take off on you. The build quality is average. The camera quality is average and using the app to"stream" real time video doesn't work. The goggles cannot be used for real time racing. "The are only intended to be used as a viewer", protocol representative. When I contacted Protocol about replacement parts they didn't respond to my email for over two weeks and no one answers when you call. They informed me they don't sell the parts we need (the body of the drone because of broken arms from the electronics glitch). No other solutions offered. Highly disgusted. Best Buy should pull all of these from their shelves.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent Beginner Drone

      Posted
      Icemankit
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      3 stars bc the FPV is totally useless. No range, high latency. But it is fun to fly and very resilient. Footage is somewhat decent, but nothing incredible but that's to be expected in this price point. Simple to use and solid connectivity with the controller. I give it 5 stars as to doing what I need. I have a super cheap one and wanted a better one and got it. Would be way better if it was marketed without the useless headset. But if you want to learn and not worry about tearing up a $500 unit, go for it. I do want to point out they make extra batteries for only $10, but the website is always out of stock and there are no other Retailers that sell them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Small, hard to fly, mediocre camera

      Posted
      DannyRaghu
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Was excited to pick this drone up and capture a few shots outside. Instead, I inboxed this tiny little thing that could barely keep level flight indoors. The a/c from the vents pushed it around and I couldn’t adjust the trim correctly to keep it from flying into the walls. The VR headset is a throw away but the controller did have a nice holder for your cell phone to stream video to. I would not recommend. The landing “feet” are flimsy and fall off with the slightest touch. I’m just going to save the extra $200 and get a real drone.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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