Ideal for anyone who never touched a drone before. Very cheap, minimum risk of losing cash with this one. You get spare rotors in the set as the manufacturer actually expects you to crash it (since you are an utter newbie).
- Very cheap
- Ready to fly set
- Short flight time
- Short reach
- No camera
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Finding a cost-effective entry ticket into the world of Multicopters, is not easy for many beginners. Entry prices of more than 300$ for a Parrot AR.Drone discourage many interested newbies, that always have an idea of that one single crash which can destroy tons of hard-earned money in seconds.
Lots of people give up on the whole idea of hobby flying because of crash fear. But there is no reason for that – there are now a variety of cheap entry-level models that offer the opportunity to learn flying multicopters for peanuts. These beginner drones also forgive the occasional flight error that is almost unavoidable at the beginning of each “flying career”.
An interesting Multicopter model is the SCORPION S-Max 6047 . The number and structure of the rotors is a special feature of this drone. To be precise, the S-Max 6047 is a so-called Tricopter. The aircraft has 3 booms (tri) and each of them has two rotors attached at the upper and lower end of the boom. The SCORPION S-Max 6047 is a “ready-to-fly” set, this means that all the components are integrated and you can start flying immediately after charging the battery.
You can fly it to distances of 80 meters or more with the included 2.4GHz remote control. Thanks to the 3 Booms with 2 rotors on each the SCORPION S-Max 6047 has a higher intrinsic stability than, for example, a conventional helicopter with 2 rotors. Despite its simple design, S-Max 6047 is good for outdoor flying as well – even in wind. And if you happen to crash it, the manufacturer kind of counted on it as it comes with 4 spare rotors.
The technical data of the SCORPION S-Max 6047:
Our tip: To operate the remote control you will need 6xAA batteries, which are are not included in the set. So, if you do not want to rip out AA batteries of all your home appliances, we recommend buying and carrying around a spare pack of AAs. The manufacturer recommends that you leave the battery to cool for about 10 minutes after charging in order to avoid errors or defects.