Welcome to our review of the Air Hogs DR1 Racing Drone. Kids like drones. Kids like racing. So, drone racing is a natural. Since the Air Hogs DR1 is a great way to get started with drone racing, it is sure to be an in demand gift for Christmas 2017.
Drone enthusiasts must be more than aware that drone racing has become a highly spectated sport with quite a bit of a following. It is even covered on ESPN. Seeing the market potential in this, Air Hogs has partnered with DR1 Racing to design the first ever first person view (FPV) racing drone: the Air Hogs DR1 FPV Drone with Headset. This racing drone will let users experience professional drone racing first hand, giving you the satisfaction of feeling the rush of adrenaline that comes with the high speed rush, as the FPV streams through the headset and your smartphone.
Both beginners and drone veterans will be able to appreciate the Air Hogs DR1 FPV Drone. The company that designed it wanted to get consumers involved in actual drone racing. This means that fans all over the world get to engage in the sport and challenge each other, just like what the professionals do.
When Will The Air Hogs DR1 FPV Drone with Headset Be Available?
Unfortunately, you will have to wait a bit to get your hands on the Air Hogs DR1 FPV Drone with Headset, as it is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2017. But from what we have seen from this drone, the wait should well be worth it. This great machine combines high-speed drone racing with its unique perspective that is delivered to you via a virtual reality headset. The drone is expected to hit the market with a price tag of $99. Compared with other drones in the market, this is actually quite reasonable.
Which Devices Are Compatible?
The Air Hogs DR1 FPV Drone is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. There is an app that connects the drone to the user’s device, giving you a first-person view of the flight path, which earns it the “FPV” in its name. You could rely on line of sight alone, but you can also equip yourself with the headset, which will make maneuvering the drone easier, especially when it comes to adjusting direction and altitude.
The Drone’s Perspective
The headset is not unlike the VR headsets on the market today. The view is clear and sharp with little to no light leakage. Some users reported some slight flight-eye effects when testing the device, particularly when attempting a sharp turn with the drone.
For Beginners and Veteran Flyers
For advanced pilots, flying the Air Hogs DR1 FPV Drone with Headset is a breeze since it looks precise enough. Beginners should also have no problem using the drone. It is made to be durable enough to survive a few bumps and even take a few crashes without being destroyed. The drone also turns rather easily.
While Spin Master, the parent company of Air Hogs, has not given any indication as to the drone’s flight time, if we compare it with similar drones in the market, like the Air Hogs Helix Ion or the Mission Drone, it probably has a battery life of 10-15 minutes.
What Is The Recommended Age For The Air Hogs DR1?
Air Hogs recommends the DR1 for children age 5 and up.
Here Is Our Conclusion
Overall, those interested in drones have a lot to look forward to in the Air Hogs DR1 FPV Drone with Headset. It will make you want to start racing drones right away!