The Aerix Turbo-X is billed as the World’s Fastest Nano Quadcopter, reaching speeds of over 30 mph. Of course the challenge lies in controlling a flying toy the size of a hummingbird zooming around at 30 mph. It possesses 3 speed settings -- Low, Medium, and High, which is not recommended for indoor use. Probably good advice. For the stability everyone craves, the Turbo-X has a 6-axis gyro to keep it smooth and capable while tearing around. It gathers its guidance from a 2.4 gigahertz 4-channel controller, which requires triple-A batteries, which aren't included. The quad’s battery is a 3.7-volt 100 milliamp hours lithium ion which reputedly charges in 20 minutes and keeps the Aerix humming for 5 to 7 minutes. Turbo-X even performs stunts.
For the intrepid aspiring aeronaut, this would be the time to learn to fly. A good way to determine if you possess the right stuff is to get a little drone and see how you get along. Don’t feel bad if it doesn’t work out; drones are notably flighty and not everyone is as deft in the third dimension. The minuscule ones are sufficient to start with. Cheap and durable, they operate with game controllers. The Hubsan H111 is a tiny and inexpensive flier not hugely dissimilar to the Aerix Aerius. The less conventional Extreme Fliers Micro Drone 3.0 can be flown with a smartphone.
As a result of the FAA’s regulations, there will be upwards of 600,000 commercial drones operating in the USA by the end of 2016. The US Secretary of Transportation characterized it thusly -- “We are in one of the most dramatic periods of change in the history of transportation.” This technology has already changed the face of civilization. One conservative estimate places the amount of images captured by this number of airbots at an astonishing 56 Petabytes of data annually. A targeting system has been developed that will be available to the commercial market which operates with the characteristics of a jet fighter weapons system by locking onto a primary or secondary target and centering it on the screen. And even more astounding still, drones have even been shown to be effective liveries of burritos.
I can sit on my front stoop and fly the Turbo-X drone and watch passers by marvel at this swift, small, cute drone. It flies very well even when it's windy!
A quadcopter to take out and fly anywhere at anytime. It's not the best experience for beginner pilots, though, as it takes practice and patience to fly well.
The Turbo-X is an awesome drone! It is so small but insanely fast, up to 30mph.
Very well made, great for first timers...Kid friendly with adult supervision because it does go pretty fast.
Too fragile, nothing hit, just landing in the grass was enough to cause the motor(s) to stop functioning.