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  1. Holy Stone HS210 Review

    This drone is tiny, but don't let that put you off - it has identified its market and nailed it!  Perfect for kids and beginners, and perfect for flying indoors, it makes the ideal Christmas present so you can master the controls and have some flying fun even if the weather is terrible outside.

    The Holy Stone HS210 does lack features other drones have, notably a camera, but it makes up for it with build quality, reliability and ease of use.  It also lacks a Return to Home feature, but if you are only flying indoors this shouldn't be too much of an issue.  

    The Holy Stone HS210  does its job well.  It is tough and reliable, and will survive substantial impact from being crashed into walls and floors.  However, should you need HS210 Spares  they are cheap and readily available.  A spare set of propellers are included with the drone, along with the required screwdriver and 3 batteries, but if you need more a HS210 Spare Battery  can be bought cheaply enough (flight time is 7 mins per battery)  The controlling transmitter is compact and efficient, and requires 3 AAA batteries.

    The flight performance of the Holy Stone HS210  is excellent.  It is stable in the air, and responsive anf fun to fly.  As well as the One Key Takeoff/Land, Altitude Hold (Hover) and Headless mode features, it has a Low Battery Power Alarm and will also perform impressive 4 direction 3-D flips.  It also looks great, with an impressive and eye-catching colour scheme.

    All in all, this drone is a great beginners or kids drone.  Its lack of a camera gives it a lower star rating but what it does do, it does very well.  Its a great value reliable drone for the price.

    3-stars

  2. lbla_foldable_drone

    In the last couple years, hobby drones at the cheap end of the market have become better quality with tonnes more functionality, and the LBLA Foldable Aurora Drone is testatment to this.  For under £50 you get a reliable drone which is highly portable to carry, as well as being easy to fly, and with three speed modes it is suitable for beginners and experts too.  The battery gives a very respectable 9 minutes of fly time, following a 70 minute charge, and the 720p HD adjustable camera produces decent quality footage.  There is also a clip-on mobile phone holder on the transmitter which can means you can fly the drone in FPV mode.  The flight range is 80-100 metres which is plenty for a drone of this level.

    The LBLA Foldable Aurora Drone has a 6 Axis gyro to give extra stability and easy handling, and with one-key features such as Altitued hold, Headless Mode and Emergency stop it doesnt take too long to get the hang of flying it even if you are a beginner.  The drone can also perform 3-D flips, and it holds its altitude well due to its light weight of 56g.

    Spare batteries and propellers are readily available, although 2 spare propellers are included with the drone.

    All in all the LBLA FPV Foldable Aurora drone is a perfect starter drone and great value for money.

    5-stars