With the Hot Wheels RC Bladez Drone Racer we have a novel way around the issue due to its dual form factor. The Drone itself has all the issues you associate with drone use however it does have a trick up its sleeve,its integration with the supplied car. This allows the user to get to grips more with the idea of increasing the drones speed at a safe rate and maintaining control. I feel this is the biggest issue with any drone as the user needs to reach that critical momentum in order to take off and without it you just a nice looking fan. However once you hit the necessary rotation speed the drone will take off which can catch you off guard. The car feature allows for the user to see this movement in a safer environment as when you get close to critical speed the drone pivots forward on the car and give you a big wave of here I am and I’m ready to go. We use this visual cue to highlight the difference in critical to non-critical speed. One phrase I feel everyone who uses a Drone should learn is easy up and easy down in regards to the throttle.
The flight mode is as easy (or hard depending on your outlook) as the general population of other drones This consistency between devices allows for you to jump to and from devices with only a short learning curve. This also gives the Bladez a genuine place as an entry level device that will give even those fearful of flying the drone indoors a sense of effective operation.
We are generally impressed with this little gem of a drone. The most important factor that I can see is the safe initial use of the drone as getting used to it if it's your time can be a little tricky. If this is the case though then the Car mode is a perfect place to find your feet in the whirly world of drones. The great thing is we still have more to explore with the Bladez Drone Racer and we will be bringing you a closer look at its operation in the coming weeks.