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

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  1. Product Description

    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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    Was $499.99

    Product Description

    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

    "So Good...Love it...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...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."

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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.
    $359.99
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    Was $399.99
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    "So Good...Love it...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...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."

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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.00000104.01
    SKU:6289133
    Top comment

    "Great product...Definitely recommend...Best drone for the money...The spark is a blast to fly and it's very stable for it's small size."

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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.
    $359.99
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    Was $399.99
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    "Great product...Definitely recommend...Best drone for the money...The spark is a blast to fly and it's very stable for it's small size."

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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.
  4. Model:CP.PT.000733
    SKU:5982613
    Top comment

    "So Good...Love it...Also obstacle avoidance will stop the drone in its place, it will not maneuver around tree branches and you'll have to move the drone to continue....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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    Pick up this DJI Spark mini drone, and let facial recognition take you off in flight. The sky-blue drone is compact in size so you can take it just about anywhere, and operation is as easy as tapping out directions. This DJI Spark mini drone takes crisp 12-megapixel photographs to record each 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.
    $359.99
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    Was $399.99
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    "So Good...Love it...Also obstacle avoidance will stop the drone in its place, it will not maneuver around tree branches and you'll have to move the drone to continue....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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    Pick up this DJI Spark mini drone, and let facial recognition take you off in flight. The sky-blue drone is compact in size so you can take it just about anywhere, and operation is as easy as tapping out directions. This DJI Spark mini drone takes crisp 12-megapixel photographs to record each 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.
  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

    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.
  6. Top comment

    "Love it...It's OK...The drone I Purchased was what I would consider a one off type situation because the first one I purchased ended up being defective and ended up being as part of the issue with the flyaway program where the drone never came back home when it lost connection....After they replace the product they sent me another full kit however that kid had mismatch products The drone I Purchased was what I would consider a one off type situation because the first one I purchased ended up being defective and ended up being as part of the issue with the flyaway program where the drone never came back home when it lost connection."

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    Record stunning high-definition videos with this Parrot Bebop drone. Maneuver through the air for up to 25 minutes using the FreeFlight Pro app on a tablet or smartphone, and capture 1080p images with the 14-megapixel camera. A 300-meter range and built-in GPS make navigation easy, and the goggles included with this Parrot Bebop drone supply a real-time viewing experience. 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...It's OK...The drone I Purchased was what I would consider a one off type situation because the first one I purchased ended up being defective and ended up being as part of the issue with the flyaway program where the drone never came back home when it lost connection....After they replace the product they sent me another full kit however that kid had mismatch products The drone I Purchased was what I would consider a one off type situation because the first one I purchased ended up being defective and ended up being as part of the issue with the flyaway program where the drone never came back home when it lost connection."

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    Record stunning high-definition videos with this Parrot Bebop drone. Maneuver through the air for up to 25 minutes using the FreeFlight Pro app on a tablet or smartphone, and capture 1080p images with the 14-megapixel camera. A 300-meter range and built-in GPS make navigation easy, and the goggles included with this Parrot Bebop drone supply a real-time viewing experience. 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. Model:851942006892
    SKU:6301148

    Product Description

    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.
    $299.00

    Product Description

    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.
  8. Product Description

    Film high-definition aerial scenes with this Protocol Kaptur GPS drone. It comes with a virtual reality headset for immersive viewing of the HD camera’s scenes, and 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

    Product Description

    Film high-definition aerial scenes with this Protocol Kaptur GPS drone. It comes with a virtual reality headset for immersive viewing of the HD camera’s scenes, and 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.
  9. 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

    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.
  10. 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.
    $249.00

    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.
  11. Model:17791VRP
    SKU:6279824

    Product Description

    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

    Product Description

    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.
  12. Top comment

    "Good Buy...Good toy...The stability on this to just stay in one place is great....Not the fastest drone on the market but good for beginners"

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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
    Top comment

    "Good Buy...Good toy...The stability on this to just stay in one place is great....Not the fastest drone on the market but good for beginners"

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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.
  13. Top comment

    "Love it...Good fun...It flew 15 minutes on one charge which is a big benefit over the few other drones I've tried....It's a great drone for a beginner like myself really enjoy it will be back soon for an better one once I get more experienced with this one thanks"

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    Document an adventure from different angles with this Protocol Dronium drone. Its camera produces images in 720p resolution to capture every detail of a scene, and three selectable speeds let you cover distances in adequate time. This Protocol Dronium drone includes a USB card reader, so you can expand its storage. 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.
    $199.99
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    "Love it...Good fun...It flew 15 minutes on one charge which is a big benefit over the few other drones I've tried....It's a great drone for a beginner like myself really enjoy it will be back soon for an better one once I get more experienced with this one thanks"

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    Document an adventure from different angles with this Protocol Dronium drone. Its camera produces images in 720p resolution to capture every detail of a scene, and three selectable speeds let you cover distances in adequate time. This Protocol Dronium drone includes a USB card reader, so you can expand its storage. 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.
  14. Model:TRAIL GPS
    SKU:6303678

    Product Description

    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

    Product Description

    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.
  15. Product Description

    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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    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.