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Browse the top-ranked list of Drones Under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Drones Under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Top comment

    "No issues...Great Drone...This drone makes me smile from ear to ear, I have never owned a expensive drone until now and I'm so glad I made a move to get it, I did have problems scanning the code on the drone for the controller to work, so I did it manually....Omg this drone is more than I expected, I own several drones like mjx bugs 3, jjrc drones and so forth."

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    Be part of your 4K landscape films with this compact, foldable Yuneec Mantis Q drone. Face detection, gesture recognition and voice control capabilities let you enjoy hands-free shooting, and infrared and sonar sensors enable safe indoor flight. This Yuneec Mantis Q drone automatically follows your direction or circles an assigned point of interest via its intelligent flight modes. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $449.99
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    Top comment

    "No issues...Great Drone...This drone makes me smile from ear to ear, I have never owned a expensive drone until now and I'm so glad I made a move to get it, I did have problems scanning the code on the drone for the controller to work, so I did it manually....Omg this drone is more than I expected, I own several drones like mjx bugs 3, jjrc drones and so forth."

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    Be part of your 4K landscape films with this compact, foldable Yuneec Mantis Q drone. Face detection, gesture recognition and voice control capabilities let you enjoy hands-free shooting, and infrared and sonar sensors enable safe indoor flight. This Yuneec Mantis Q drone automatically follows your direction or circles an assigned point of interest via its intelligent flight modes. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  2. Model:CP.PT.000731
    SKU:5896802
    Top comment

    "Love it...So Good...DJI's software (which runs best on iOS devices and often crashes on Android phones/tablets) provides smooth controls with audible notifications when something is going to happen....The DJI spark flu great returned to home great the only shortcomings I really saw what this drone was the lack of 4K and it does not travel nearly as far in an urban area as the reviews on YouTube or the documentation says that it will"

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    Serve up stunning shots from the air with this DJI Spark drone. An integrated camera lets you take still photographs or 1080p HD video to share with friends and family, and an automatic stabilizer makes each shot a keeper. This DJI Spark drone features a 16-minute flight time before needing a recharge, providing time for dozens of pics. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $399.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...So Good...DJI's software (which runs best on iOS devices and often crashes on Android phones/tablets) provides smooth controls with audible notifications when something is going to happen....The DJI spark flu great returned to home great the only shortcomings I really saw what this drone was the lack of 4K and it does not travel nearly as far in an urban area as the reviews on YouTube or the documentation says that it will"

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    Serve up stunning shots from the air with this DJI Spark drone. An integrated camera lets you take still photographs or 1080p HD video to share with friends and family, and an automatic stabilizer makes each shot a keeper. This DJI Spark drone features a 16-minute flight time before needing a recharge, providing time for dozens of pics. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  3. Model:CP.PT.000732
    SKU:5982611
    Top comment

    "Love it...So Good...DJI's software (which runs best on iOS devices and often crashes on Android phones/tablets) provides smooth controls with audible notifications when something is going to happen....Resulting videos are smoother than any other pocket drone on the market without having any wobble or black areas where the software just can't catch up."

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    Share stunning photographs of your flights with this DJI Spark mini drone, featuring a stabilized gimbal camera. The compact drone is easy to operate using just your hands or a tap on your phone. This DJI Spark mini drone works with the DJI GO 4 app for instantaneous editing and sharing. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $399.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...So Good...DJI's software (which runs best on iOS devices and often crashes on Android phones/tablets) provides smooth controls with audible notifications when something is going to happen....Resulting videos are smoother than any other pocket drone on the market without having any wobble or black areas where the software just can't catch up."

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    Share stunning photographs of your flights with this DJI Spark mini drone, featuring a stabilized gimbal camera. The compact drone is easy to operate using just your hands or a tap on your phone. This DJI Spark mini drone works with the DJI GO 4 app for instantaneous editing and sharing. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  4. Model:CP.PT.00000104.01
    SKU:6289133
    Top comment

    "So Fun...I love it....This drone has many options from using the remote to flying the drone with hand gestures....I like pretty much everything about this drone and highly recommend it to enthusiasts looking into getting a drone without paying $1000 or more"

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    Star in cinematic Full HD videos with this DJI Spark mini drone. Its QuickShot smart video modes let you compose professional-style aerial shots, and it automatically follows your assigned subject via the ActiveTrack function. Control this versatile DJI Spark mini drone with the included controller, your smartphone or hand gestures. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $399.99
    Top comment

    "So Fun...I love it....This drone has many options from using the remote to flying the drone with hand gestures....I like pretty much everything about this drone and highly recommend it to enthusiasts looking into getting a drone without paying $1000 or more"

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    Star in cinematic Full HD videos with this DJI Spark mini drone. Its QuickShot smart video modes let you compose professional-style aerial shots, and it automatically follows your assigned subject via the ActiveTrack function. Control this versatile DJI Spark mini drone with the included controller, your smartphone or hand gestures. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  5. Product Description

    Step into the virtual cockpit of this SmartPlane Pro FPV+, and take off on lifelike flights. This app-controlled plane lets you program stunts from your smartphone and watch as your plane performs them. You can also record video as well as take pictures and save them to an integrated SD-card. Included VR goggles with this SmartPlane Pro FPV+ bring every loop, dive and spin into incredible detail. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/fly_for_fun/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $349.99

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    Step into the virtual cockpit of this SmartPlane Pro FPV+, and take off on lifelike flights. This app-controlled plane lets you program stunts from your smartphone and watch as your plane performs them. You can also record video as well as take pictures and save them to an integrated SD-card. Included VR goggles with this SmartPlane Pro FPV+ bring every loop, dive and spin into incredible detail. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/fly_for_fun/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  6. Model:851942006892
    SKU:6301148

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    Take stunning photos and videos from the air with this AEE Mach 1 drone. The included remote control simplifies operation, while the Sony sensor and four-axis EIS system provide impressive, steady shots. This AEE Mach 1 drone syncs with your mobile devices for real-time viewing of images during a flight. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $299.99

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    Take stunning photos and videos from the air with this AEE Mach 1 drone. The included remote control simplifies operation, while the Sony sensor and four-axis EIS system provide impressive, steady shots. This AEE Mach 1 drone syncs with your mobile devices for real-time viewing of images during a flight. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  7. Top comment

    "Item is great....This is great for a beginner...My son is loving it but learning how to get it to return"

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    Film high-definition aerial scenes with this Protocol Kaptur GPS drone. Its Wi-Fi connectivity lets you share captured videos through live streaming. Geo-fencing, hover and return home capabilities make this Protocol Kaptur GPS drone easily maneuverable. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $249.99
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    "Item is great....This is great for a beginner...My son is loving it but learning how to get it to return"

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    Film high-definition aerial scenes with this Protocol Kaptur GPS drone. Its Wi-Fi connectivity lets you share captured videos through live streaming. Geo-fencing, hover and return home capabilities make this Protocol Kaptur GPS drone easily maneuverable. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  8. Product Description

    Snap pictures from a new angle with this AirSelfie 2 flying camera. Its turbo fan propellers take it up to 65 feet to capture wide-angle aerial photos, and its 12-megapixel camera produces crystal clear HD images. Easily control this AirSelfie 2 flying camera with its app for iOS and Android, and recharge it with the included power bank. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $249.99

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    Snap pictures from a new angle with this AirSelfie 2 flying camera. Its turbo fan propellers take it up to 65 feet to capture wide-angle aerial photos, and its 12-megapixel camera produces crystal clear HD images. Easily control this AirSelfie 2 flying camera with its app for iOS and Android, and recharge it with the included power bank. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  9. Product Description

    Get more flying time with this DroneMax portable battery charging station. This lightweight charging station is ruggedly built to handle any adventure, and its compatibility with three-cell and four-cell drone batteries makes it a go-to solution for multidrone use. Complete with a drawstring carrying bag and cables for DJI Mavic Pro, Mavic Pro Platinum, Phantom 3, and Phantom 4, this DroneMax portable battery charging station stores easily with your gear.
    $218.99
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    Was $249.00

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    Get more flying time with this DroneMax portable battery charging station. This lightweight charging station is ruggedly built to handle any adventure, and its compatibility with three-cell and four-cell drone batteries makes it a go-to solution for multidrone use. Complete with a drawstring carrying bag and cables for DJI Mavic Pro, Mavic Pro Platinum, Phantom 3, and Phantom 4, this DroneMax portable battery charging station stores easily with your gear.
  10. Model:17791VRP
    SKU:6279824
    Top comment

    "It recharges fast!...Fun but short lived...- "Face lock" mode locks onto your face and follows automatically for a good shot - Various failsafe protections including auto-land make it less likely that the uninitiated will damage the drone - Works on standard Wi-Fi, providing good range and noise immunity....Once blue light is on showing the drone is powered up you use your phone to search for a Wi-Fi connection, there you'll see the AirSelfie network available."

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    Capture your biggest adventures with this AirSelfie2 portable drone with leather carrying case. This drone records 1080p Full HD and features a 12MP still camera for high-quality results, and the compact size makes it easy to take this drone with you when traveling. Featuring a vibration-absorber system and multiple sensors, this AirSelfie2 portable drone records clear, blur-free images. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $208.99
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    Was $249.99
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    "It recharges fast!...Fun but short lived...- "Face lock" mode locks onto your face and follows automatically for a good shot - Various failsafe protections including auto-land make it less likely that the uninitiated will damage the drone - Works on standard Wi-Fi, providing good range and noise immunity....Once blue light is on showing the drone is powered up you use your phone to search for a Wi-Fi connection, there you'll see the AirSelfie network available."

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    Capture your biggest adventures with this AirSelfie2 portable drone with leather carrying case. This drone records 1080p Full HD and features a 12MP still camera for high-quality results, and the compact size makes it easy to take this drone with you when traveling. Featuring a vibration-absorber system and multiple sensors, this AirSelfie2 portable drone records clear, blur-free images. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  11. Top comment

    "Good toy...Good Buy...The stability on this to just stay in one place is great....Other than that, this drone trumps over any other amatuer drone I've seen."

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    Enjoy a new hobby with this Dronium III AP drone. Automatic stabilization makes it easy to maintain even flight, and precise controls let you get the drone exactly where you need it to go. The onboard video camera of this Dronium III AP drone captures video during the flight to provide a bird's eye view. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $199.99
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    "Good toy...Good Buy...The stability on this to just stay in one place is great....Other than that, this drone trumps over any other amatuer drone I've seen."

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    Enjoy a new hobby with this Dronium III AP drone. Automatic stabilization makes it easy to maintain even flight, and precise controls let you get the drone exactly where you need it to go. The onboard video camera of this Dronium III AP drone captures video during the flight to provide a bird's eye view. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  12. Model:TRAIL GPS
    SKU:6303678

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    Film your backcountry adventures from above for up to 15 minutes at a time with this HD Kaiser Baas Trail GPS drone. The foldable design simplifies packing, and its Waypoint mode lets you plot your flight path. This Kaiser Baas Trail GPS drone syncs with your smartphone for live viewing and real-time control. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $199.99

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    Film your backcountry adventures from above for up to 15 minutes at a time with this HD Kaiser Baas Trail GPS drone. The foldable design simplifies packing, and its Waypoint mode lets you plot your flight path. This Kaiser Baas Trail GPS drone syncs with your smartphone for live viewing and real-time control. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  13. Model:50015BBR
    SKU:6076930
    Top comment

    "Very fun...Def worth...While on the app o could record and even take still pictures of the recording which was really fun!...This drone is excellent for people that are starting with drones and is their first time."

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    Discover a compact flying system in the Parrot Mambo. This quadracopter has outstanding stabilization and can handle flips and tricks, but it also has a small cannon and a grabber so that you can battle it out with other drones. Enjoy a first-person view from this Parrot Mambo with an appropriate camera. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/fly_for_fun/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $179.99
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    "Very fun...Def worth...While on the app o could record and even take still pictures of the recording which was really fun!...This drone is excellent for people that are starting with drones and is their first time."

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    Discover a compact flying system in the Parrot Mambo. This quadracopter has outstanding stabilization and can handle flips and tricks, but it also has a small cannon and a grabber so that you can battle it out with other drones. Enjoy a first-person view from this Parrot Mambo with an appropriate camera. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/fly_for_fun/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  14. Top comment

    "It was smaller than I expected but work good great fun for all!"

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    Experience the magic of flight with this Protocol Dura HD drone. Featuring a 720p HD camera, this advanced drone lets you live-stream stunning aerial landscape shots and includes a virtual-reality headset for an immersive flying experience. This Protocol Dura HD drone has an advanced remote for precision flying and connects to your smartphone for flexible control options. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $179.99
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    "It was smaller than I expected but work good great fun for all!"

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    Experience the magic of flight with this Protocol Dura HD drone. Featuring a 720p HD camera, this advanced drone lets you live-stream stunning aerial landscape shots and includes a virtual-reality headset for an immersive flying experience. This Protocol Dura HD drone has an advanced remote for precision flying and connects to your smartphone for flexible control options. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
  15. Model:10022630042
    SKU:6316705

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    Get an immersive aerial filming experience with this Sharper Image FPV streaming drone. It lets you view live HD footage from its camera via the included VR headset and a smartphone, and the 2.4GHz remote controller's 450-foot wireless range supports distant flights. Perform 360-degree rolls and other stunts with this Sharper Image FPV streaming drone. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.
    $179.98

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    Get an immersive aerial filming experience with this Sharper Image FPV streaming drone. It lets you view live HD footage from its camera via the included VR headset and a smartphone, and the 2.4GHz remote controller's 450-foot wireless range supports distant flights. Perform 360-degree rolls and other stunts with this Sharper Image FPV streaming drone. Fly Responsibly: Before takeoff, update all software and firmware, and read the instructions thoroughly. See the FAA website for registration requirements and information about flying a drone safely: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/. Additional state or local requirements may apply. Check your local jurisdiction. The following websites may help you make informed decisions about flying your drone: www.knowbeforeyoufly.org and www.modelaircraft.org.