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Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.

Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.

Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera, Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults w FPV, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages & Levels.
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Features

  • LONG FLIGHT TIME - The Altair 818 Hornet remote control beginner drone gets 15 minutes of flight time per battery and comes with 2 batteries in the box which gives you twice the flight to enjoy with your friends and family before recharging!
  • STABLE FLIGHT, DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - This customized 818 Drone for kids and adults is very stable in the air because it has altitude hold and 1 button take off and landing to keep things simple so it's great for kids, beginners & the whole family!
  • EASY TO FLY - The 818 Hornet has 3 controller skill settings so you can adjust to the pilot, take turns flying with brand new pilots and they'll love it! It's a great indoor drone as well so the fun never has to stop due to weather!
  • AFFORDABLE CAMERA DRONE - Take live video and photography in first person view FPV with an fpv headset or your phone or tablet! (SD Card Not Included! Recommend Class 10 SD Card, Max Size 32 GB.) The under $200 dollar price makes the Altair 818 Hornet camera drone one of the best drones for the money.
  • THE ALTAIR PROMISE - The Altair brand based in the USA out of Lincoln, Nebraska stands for quality, integrity and service. We stand by our products with service and make sure spare parts are available. For Under $200 you're getting a great drone!

Description

THE ALTAIR AERIAL AA818 PLUS HORNET is a professional quality hobby drone with 720p camera capabilities and 30 minutes of flight time right out of the box. The Hornet is specifically designed for budding aerial photographers who are still new to the world of drones, but pilots of all skill levels love this aircraft. The Hornet gets 15 minutes of flight time per battery and comes with two batteries in the box. This gives you 30 minutes of flight time before you even pay for additional parts. This is perfect for longer photography shoots, or even just for those who want to play with a great drone for as long as possible. The Hornet includes a 120° wide-angle 720p High Definition Camera that can take amazing aerial photos and videos in birds' eye view. You can line up your shot using a phone or tablet from up to 60 meters away (full flight range of 150 meters.) This long range, combined with 15 minute flight times and the quality of the camera itself, make the Hornet one of the best camera drones for beginners ever made. As an upgraded version of our most popular beginner drone, the Hornet is designed for improved stability and balance even in wind, making it much easier to line up that perfect aerial shot. Stability Features Include: With these features, the Altair Aerial Hornet is a perfect introduction into the world of drone photography! One-Touch Take Off and Landing are great features for beginners to ensure safely piloting your drone through take off and landing procedures. The Hornet 818 Plus comes with 2 Batteries that EACH have a 15 minute fly time! Compared to the competition, you'll be flying for double the time! With Altitude Hold you can capture smooth and steady footage without worrying about maintaining altitude with the joystick. With 3 Different Skill Levels included, you'll be able to use the Hornet 818 Plus as a beginner though more advanced flying. Once you get the hang of flying on the lower settings, just increase the skill level and unlock more maneuverability and speed! At Altair Aerial, we’re committed to creating innovative products we're sure you're going to love. We are constantly designing new, high-quality drones for pilots of all ages and skill levels. We’ll treat you the way you want to be treated. After all, we believe in the products we create and we want you to love our drones as much as we do.


Package Dimensions 14.72 x 14.09 x 5.43 inches


Item Weight 2.9 ounces


ASIN B075RFWDN7


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Best Sellers Rank #41,749 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #233 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 126 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Mfg Recommended age 14 year and up


Manufacturer ALTAIR INC


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • LONG FLIGHT TIME - The Altair 818 Hornet remote control beginner drone gets 15 minutes of flight time per battery and comes with 2 batteries in the box which gives you twice the flight to enjoy with your friends and family before recharging!
  • STABLE FLIGHT, DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - This customized 818 Drone for kids and adults is very stable in the air because it has altitude hold and 1 button take off and landing to keep things simple so it's great for kids, beginners & the whole family!
  • EASY TO FLY - The 818 Hornet has 3 controller skill settings so you can adjust to the pilot, take turns flying with brand new pilots and they'll love it! It's a great indoor drone as well so the fun never has to stop due to weather!
  • AFFORDABLE CAMERA DRONE - Take live video and photography in first person view FPV with an fpv headset or your phone or tablet! (SD Card Not Included! Recommend Class 10 SD Card, Max Size 32 GB.) The under $200 dollar price makes the Altair 818 Hornet camera drone one of the best drones for the money.
  • THE ALTAIR PROMISE - The Altair brand based in the USA out of Lincoln, Nebraska stands for quality, integrity and service. We stand by our products with service and make sure spare parts are available. For Under $200 you're getting a great drone!

Description

THE ALTAIR AERIAL AA818 PLUS HORNET is a professional quality hobby drone with 720p camera capabilities and 30 minutes of flight time right out of the box. The Hornet is specifically designed for budding aerial photographers who are still new to the world of drones, but pilots of all skill levels love this aircraft. The Hornet gets 15 minutes of flight time per battery and comes with two batteries in the box. This gives you 30 minutes of flight time before you even pay for additional parts. This is perfect for longer photography shoots, or even just for those who want to play with a great drone for as long as possible. The Hornet includes a 120° wide-angle 720p High Definition Camera that can take amazing aerial photos and videos in birds' eye view. You can line up your shot using a phone or tablet from up to 60 meters away (full flight range of 150 meters.) This long range, combined with 15 minute flight times and the quality of the camera itself, make the Hornet one of the best camera drones for beginners ever made. As an upgraded version of our most popular beginner drone, the Hornet is designed for improved stability and balance even in wind, making it much easier to line up that perfect aerial shot. Stability Features Include: With these features, the Altair Aerial Hornet is a perfect introduction into the world of drone photography! One-Touch Take Off and Landing are great features for beginners to ensure safely piloting your drone through take off and landing procedures. The Hornet 818 Plus comes with 2 Batteries that EACH have a 15 minute fly time! Compared to the competition, you'll be flying for double the time! With Altitude Hold you can capture smooth and steady footage without worrying about maintaining altitude with the joystick. With 3 Different Skill Levels included, you'll be able to use the Hornet 818 Plus as a beginner though more advanced flying. Once you get the hang of flying on the lower settings, just increase the skill level and unlock more maneuverability and speed! At Altair Aerial, we’re committed to creating innovative products we're sure you're going to love. We are constantly designing new, high-quality drones for pilots of all ages and skill levels. We’ll treat you the way you want to be treated. After all, we believe in the products we create and we want you to love our drones as much as we do.


Package Dimensions 14.72 x 14.09 x 5.43 inches


Item Weight 2.9 ounces


ASIN B075RFWDN7


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Best Sellers Rank #41,749 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #233 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 126 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Mfg Recommended age 14 year and up


Manufacturer ALTAIR INC


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • LONG FLIGHT TIME - The Altair 818 Hornet remote control beginner drone gets 15 minutes of flight time per battery and comes with 2 batteries in the box which gives you twice the flight to enjoy with your friends and family before recharging!
  • STABLE FLIGHT, DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - This customized 818 Drone for kids and adults is very stable in the air because it has altitude hold and 1 button take off and landing to keep things simple so it's great for kids, beginners & the whole family!
  • EASY TO FLY - The 818 Hornet has 3 controller skill settings so you can adjust to the pilot, take turns flying with brand new pilots and they'll love it! It's a great indoor drone as well so the fun never has to stop due to weather!
  • AFFORDABLE CAMERA DRONE - Take live video and photography in first person view FPV with an fpv headset or your phone or tablet! (SD Card Not Included! Recommend Class 10 SD Card, Max Size 32 GB.) The under $200 dollar price makes the Altair 818 Hornet camera drone one of the best drones for the money.
  • THE ALTAIR PROMISE - The Altair brand based in the USA out of Lincoln, Nebraska stands for quality, integrity and service. We stand by our products with service and make sure spare parts are available. For Under $200 you're getting a great drone!

Description

THE ALTAIR AERIAL AA818 PLUS HORNET is a professional quality hobby drone with 720p camera capabilities and 30 minutes of flight time right out of the box. The Hornet is specifically designed for budding aerial photographers who are still new to the world of drones, but pilots of all skill levels love this aircraft. The Hornet gets 15 minutes of flight time per battery and comes with two batteries in the box. This gives you 30 minutes of flight time before you even pay for additional parts. This is perfect for longer photography shoots, or even just for those who want to play with a great drone for as long as possible. The Hornet includes a 120° wide-angle 720p High Definition Camera that can take amazing aerial photos and videos in birds' eye view. You can line up your shot using a phone or tablet from up to 60 meters away (full flight range of 150 meters.) This long range, combined with 15 minute flight times and the quality of the camera itself, make the Hornet one of the best camera drones for beginners ever made. As an upgraded version of our most popular beginner drone, the Hornet is designed for improved stability and balance even in wind, making it much easier to line up that perfect aerial shot. Stability Features Include: With these features, the Altair Aerial Hornet is a perfect introduction into the world of drone photography! One-Touch Take Off and Landing are great features for beginners to ensure safely piloting your drone through take off and landing procedures. The Hornet 818 Plus comes with 2 Batteries that EACH have a 15 minute fly time! Compared to the competition, you'll be flying for double the time! With Altitude Hold you can capture smooth and steady footage without worrying about maintaining altitude with the joystick. With 3 Different Skill Levels included, you'll be able to use the Hornet 818 Plus as a beginner though more advanced flying. Once you get the hang of flying on the lower settings, just increase the skill level and unlock more maneuverability and speed! At Altair Aerial, we’re committed to creating innovative products we're sure you're going to love. We are constantly designing new, high-quality drones for pilots of all ages and skill levels. We’ll treat you the way you want to be treated. After all, we believe in the products we create and we want you to love our drones as much as we do.


Package Dimensions 14.72 x 14.09 x 5.43 inches


Item Weight 2.9 ounces


ASIN B075RFWDN7


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Best Sellers Rank #41,749 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #233 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 126 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Mfg Recommended age 14 year and up


Manufacturer ALTAIR INC


abunda_amazon_reviews First of all, Altair Aerial's customer service is top notch. They were quick to answer my questions, and did so in an easy-to-understand manner. They are also quick to fix any mistakes, and take important things such as holidays into consideration when they do. They just sent out replacements to every person who recently ordered the 818 Hornet Plus, because there were some orders sent out with missing parts. Every business makes mistakes at times, it's inevitable. These guys know how to make up for it. On to the product. Cons: the trim and skill level selector are buttons on the back of the controller. It does make adjusting the trim a bit tricky if you're not familiar enough with the button locations and controls. Must use the auto-takeoff feature. It would be nice to be able to do it manually, especially flying inside. I don't consider the camera quality a con because a high quality camera would make the price skyrocket. Pros: customer service. The drone is very easy to fly. The auto-takeoff feature works very well, so does the altitude hold. I ran into the walls a few times (operator error), and didn't leave a scratch on it. The three skill level modes are awesome, and you can definitely tell the difference in them. It's a great beginner drone to learn the controls and get some flying time in. I can't comment for experienced flyers, but it's ideal for beginners. I would recommend giving them a try before going anywhere else. I'm looking forward to many hours of learning and flying. I may leave more comments after I've flown it for a while.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;It would be nice to be able to do it manually;;Adam Moore;;;I am NOT a drone pilot, but this drone is a great way to learn. The instructions are very clear (except for hover control) and well-written. The drone is extremely easy to set-up and paired with my Samsung Galaxy Note SM N920A without any problems. I appreciate the fast/slow speeds. The battery lasts close to 10 minutes, but I bought extra batteries for increased flying time. The 2mp camera doesn't offer the clarity of a higher mp camera, but for a starter, it's great fun. The drone is very sturdy and despite hard landings and collisions with a few walls, the only damage has been a few scrapes on the propeller guards. The control box is comfortable and easy-to-learn. Being able to add your own smartphone increases the fun factor. All together, I would recommend the drone. I hope in the future, I can upgrade the camera to a higher pixel.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Great Intro to R/C Drones;;Robert A. Dahmes;;;Just got the AA818 but have flown it indoors and out. Seems very stable in flight. Have had the Altair AA108 for some time and they are completely different animals. The 108 seems quicker and quite capable indoors or out. The 818 hovers more easily for video and is not as quick to respond to the controls (in a good way). We have a lot of windy days here, especially in March, and the FAQ's on Altair's site about limiting your flights with either one to breezes under 10 MPH are not kidding. When you read a review that one flew away my guess is that 90% or more of those flew away on days that were too windy. Gravity is the only thing bringing these little babies down, and an object a foot across weighing 6/10ths of a pound (AA108) or 1/2 pound (AA818) isn't coming down as planned in a strong wind. Although I am pretty much a newbie the learning curve on these is hours, not days, and both seem very forgiving to minor crashes. Have not had a high speed into concrete crash but furniture and grass doesn't hurt them much if at all. These are still "toy" drones but much superior to my previous toy drone that cost half as much as the AA108 and was worth about a dollar. Nice work Altair. I'd recommend either of these as a learning drone and they are OK for an intermediate even. You certainly get your money's worth. And oh yeah. Customer service is unexcelled. Contact them and you will get a quick response and they will bend over backwards to help you and make you happy.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;The 818 hovers more easily for video and is not as quick to respond ...;;Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh;;;This is mine and my daughters first drone. She loved flying the little choppers from the local stores so we decided to step it up. What sold be on this drone was the 15 minute flight time per battery and that replacement batteries are cheap and quick to swap out. To be honest we haven't tried to use this drone past beginner speed yet but we are having a blast with it learning to fly. It did take a bit to get used to the controller, as for video games the sticks are opposite from the drone. The right stick goes forward/backward instead of the left but after a little practice we are getting adjusted. The spare motors and blades are a nice addition that I am sure we will need in the future. Also this drone seems pretty duarble since we have flown into every wall, tree and bush we can find. Very impressed with this and glad we chose this to learn with. Not sure we would have had this much fun with only 5-7 minute flight times of other drones.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Best drone for beginners!;;Jason Emery;;;This product broke after one use. My nephew opened it charged it and one of the batteries won’t even charge, but the one that did died after 5 minutes of that, and he couldn’t grab the other battery to put on and keep flying because the second battery won’t charge. The camera was not put together right because the plastic was separated, we couldn’t get it to stay on the drone or connect, so he was not even able to use that. The blades on the left side won’t stay on i don’t know if they are missing a piece but it keeps falling off. All the accessories are pretty cheap, I know this wasn’t too expensive compared to some but I didn’t see these problems in the comments. We ended up having to get him a different drone for like 300 and some dollars off a different website. I just wasn’t even going to comment on this but my husband said that I should let other people know not to waste their money , But I feel like it could have been a good drone if not for being broken battery is not charging and missing some parts.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;well that was a fail :/;;Stormie S.

Shipping

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Delivery

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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Adam Moore - Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2017
It would be nice to be able to do it manually
First of all, Altair Aerial's customer service is top notch. They were quick to answer my questions, and did so in an easy-to-understand manner. They are also quick to fix any mistakes, and take important things such as holidays into consideration when they do. They just sent out replacements to every person who recently ordered the 818 Hornet Plus, because there were some orders sent out with missing parts. Every business makes mistakes at times, it's inevitable. These guys know how to make up for it. On to the product. Cons: the trim and skill level selector are buttons on the back of the controller. It does make adjusting the trim a bit tricky if you're not familiar enough with the button locations and controls. Must use the auto-takeoff feature. It would be nice to be able to do it manually, especially flying inside. I don't consider the camera quality a con because a high quality camera would make the price skyrocket. Pros: customer service. The drone is very easy to fly. The auto-takeoff feature works very well, so does the altitude hold. I ran into the walls a few times (operator error), and didn't leave a scratch on it. The three skill level modes are awesome, and you can definitely tell the difference in them. It's a great beginner drone to learn the controls and get some flying time in. I can't comment for experienced flyers, but it's ideal for beginners. I would recommend giving them a try before going anywhere else. I'm looking forward to many hours of learning and flying. I may leave more comments after I've flown it for a while.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Robert A. Dahmes - Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2018
Great Intro to R/C Drones
I am NOT a drone pilot, but this drone is a great way to learn. The instructions are very clear (except for hover control) and well-written. The drone is extremely easy to set-up and paired with my Samsung Galaxy Note SM N920A without any problems. I appreciate the fast/slow speeds. The battery lasts close to 10 minutes, but I bought extra batteries for increased flying time. The 2mp camera doesn't offer the clarity of a higher mp camera, but for a starter, it's great fun. The drone is very sturdy and despite hard landings and collisions with a few walls, the only damage has been a few scrapes on the propeller guards. The control box is comfortable and easy-to-learn. Being able to add your own smartphone increases the fun factor. All together, I would recommend the drone. I hope in the future, I can upgrade the camera to a higher pixel.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh - Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2018
The 818 hovers more easily for video and is not as quick to respond ...
Just got the AA818 but have flown it indoors and out. Seems very stable in flight. Have had the Altair AA108 for some time and they are completely different animals. The 108 seems quicker and quite capable indoors or out. The 818 hovers more easily for video and is not as quick to respond to the controls (in a good way). We have a lot of windy days here, especially in March, and the FAQ's on Altair's site about limiting your flights with either one to breezes under 10 MPH are not kidding. When you read a review that one flew away my guess is that 90% or more of those flew away on days that were too windy. Gravity is the only thing bringing these little babies down, and an object a foot across weighing 6/10ths of a pound (AA108) or 1/2 pound (AA818) isn't coming down as planned in a strong wind. Although I am pretty much a newbie the learning curve on these is hours, not days, and both seem very forgiving to minor crashes. Have not had a high speed into concrete crash but furniture and grass doesn't hurt them much if at all. These are still "toy" drones but much superior to my previous toy drone that cost half as much as the AA108 and was worth about a dollar. Nice work Altair. I'd recommend either of these as a learning drone and they are OK for an intermediate even. You certainly get your money's worth. And oh yeah. Customer service is unexcelled. Contact them and you will get a quick response and they will bend over backwards to help you and make you happy.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jason Emery - Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2018
Best drone for beginners!
This is mine and my daughters first drone. She loved flying the little choppers from the local stores so we decided to step it up. What sold be on this drone was the 15 minute flight time per battery and that replacement batteries are cheap and quick to swap out. To be honest we haven't tried to use this drone past beginner speed yet but we are having a blast with it learning to fly. It did take a bit to get used to the controller, as for video games the sticks are opposite from the drone. The right stick goes forward/backward instead of the left but after a little practice we are getting adjusted. The spare motors and blades are a nice addition that I am sure we will need in the future. Also this drone seems pretty duarble since we have flown into every wall, tree and bush we can find. Very impressed with this and glad we chose this to learn with. Not sure we would have had this much fun with only 5-7 minute flight times of other drones.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Stormie S. - Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
well that was a fail :/
This product broke after one use. My nephew opened it charged it and one of the batteries won’t even charge, but the one that did died after 5 minutes of that, and he couldn’t grab the other battery to put on and keep flying because the second battery won’t charge. The camera was not put together right because the plastic was separated, we couldn’t get it to stay on the drone or connect, so he was not even able to use that. The blades on the left side won’t stay on i don’t know if they are missing a piece but it keeps falling off. All the accessories are pretty cheap, I know this wasn’t too expensive compared to some but I didn’t see these problems in the comments. We ended up having to get him a different drone for like 300 and some dollars off a different website. I just wasn’t even going to comment on this but my husband said that I should let other people know not to waste their money , But I feel like it could have been a good drone if not for being broken battery is not charging and missing some parts.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Adam Moore - Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2017
It would be nice to be able to do it manually
First of all, Altair Aerial's customer service is top notch. They were quick to answer my questions, and did so in an easy-to-understand manner. They are also quick to fix any mistakes, and take important things such as holidays into consideration when they do. They just sent out replacements to every person who recently ordered the 818 Hornet Plus, because there were some orders sent out with missing parts. Every business makes mistakes at times, it's inevitable. These guys know how to make up for it. On to the product. Cons: the trim and skill level selector are buttons on the back of the controller. It does make adjusting the trim a bit tricky if you're not familiar enough with the button locations and controls. Must use the auto-takeoff feature. It would be nice to be able to do it manually, especially flying inside. I don't consider the camera quality a con because a high quality camera would make the price skyrocket. Pros: customer service. The drone is very easy to fly. The auto-takeoff feature works very well, so does the altitude hold. I ran into the walls a few times (operator error), and didn't leave a scratch on it. The three skill level modes are awesome, and you can definitely tell the difference in them. It's a great beginner drone to learn the controls and get some flying time in. I can't comment for experienced flyers, but it's ideal for beginners. I would recommend giving them a try before going anywhere else. I'm looking forward to many hours of learning and flying. I may leave more comments after I've flown it for a while.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Robert A. Dahmes - Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2018
Great Intro to R/C Drones
I am NOT a drone pilot, but this drone is a great way to learn. The instructions are very clear (except for hover control) and well-written. The drone is extremely easy to set-up and paired with my Samsung Galaxy Note SM N920A without any problems. I appreciate the fast/slow speeds. The battery lasts close to 10 minutes, but I bought extra batteries for increased flying time. The 2mp camera doesn't offer the clarity of a higher mp camera, but for a starter, it's great fun. The drone is very sturdy and despite hard landings and collisions with a few walls, the only damage has been a few scrapes on the propeller guards. The control box is comfortable and easy-to-learn. Being able to add your own smartphone increases the fun factor. All together, I would recommend the drone. I hope in the future, I can upgrade the camera to a higher pixel.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh - Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2018
The 818 hovers more easily for video and is not as quick to respond ...
Just got the AA818 but have flown it indoors and out. Seems very stable in flight. Have had the Altair AA108 for some time and they are completely different animals. The 108 seems quicker and quite capable indoors or out. The 818 hovers more easily for video and is not as quick to respond to the controls (in a good way). We have a lot of windy days here, especially in March, and the FAQ's on Altair's site about limiting your flights with either one to breezes under 10 MPH are not kidding. When you read a review that one flew away my guess is that 90% or more of those flew away on days that were too windy. Gravity is the only thing bringing these little babies down, and an object a foot across weighing 6/10ths of a pound (AA108) or 1/2 pound (AA818) isn't coming down as planned in a strong wind. Although I am pretty much a newbie the learning curve on these is hours, not days, and both seem very forgiving to minor crashes. Have not had a high speed into concrete crash but furniture and grass doesn't hurt them much if at all. These are still "toy" drones but much superior to my previous toy drone that cost half as much as the AA108 and was worth about a dollar. Nice work Altair. I'd recommend either of these as a learning drone and they are OK for an intermediate even. You certainly get your money's worth. And oh yeah. Customer service is unexcelled. Contact them and you will get a quick response and they will bend over backwards to help you and make you happy.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jason Emery - Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2018
Best drone for beginners!
This is mine and my daughters first drone. She loved flying the little choppers from the local stores so we decided to step it up. What sold be on this drone was the 15 minute flight time per battery and that replacement batteries are cheap and quick to swap out. To be honest we haven't tried to use this drone past beginner speed yet but we are having a blast with it learning to fly. It did take a bit to get used to the controller, as for video games the sticks are opposite from the drone. The right stick goes forward/backward instead of the left but after a little practice we are getting adjusted. The spare motors and blades are a nice addition that I am sure we will need in the future. Also this drone seems pretty duarble since we have flown into every wall, tree and bush we can find. Very impressed with this and glad we chose this to learn with. Not sure we would have had this much fun with only 5-7 minute flight times of other drones.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Stormie S. - Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
well that was a fail :/
This product broke after one use. My nephew opened it charged it and one of the batteries won’t even charge, but the one that did died after 5 minutes of that, and he couldn’t grab the other battery to put on and keep flying because the second battery won’t charge. The camera was not put together right because the plastic was separated, we couldn’t get it to stay on the drone or connect, so he was not even able to use that. The blades on the left side won’t stay on i don’t know if they are missing a piece but it keeps falling off. All the accessories are pretty cheap, I know this wasn’t too expensive compared to some but I didn’t see these problems in the comments. We ended up having to get him a different drone for like 300 and some dollars off a different website. I just wasn’t even going to comment on this but my husband said that I should let other people know not to waste their money , But I feel like it could have been a good drone if not for being broken battery is not charging and missing some parts.