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Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries

Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries

Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - X5UW RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone for Beginners with 3 Batteries
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Features

  • SHOW OFF WITH THIS IMPRESSIVE VR STUNT DRONE: Dip and dive and catch it all live in 720p HD with your HD drone with camera live video; View your flight from a whole new perspective w/ virtual reality
  • EASY TO FLY DRONE FOR BEGINNERS and EXPERT PILOTS: This RC drone for beginners is easy to control and does 360 flips with one touch; Other drones with camera for adults and kids simply can't compare
  • THIS CAMERA DRONE HAS ALL THE FEATURES YOU NEED, AND THEN SOME: Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Gravity Induction and Custom Route mode via mobile app helps you fly easier than any other rc quadcopter
  • FLY LONGER, 2 EXTRA DRONE BATTERIES TRIPLES YOUR FLIGHT TIME: Keep your HD flying drone up in the air with a total of 3 drone batteries; The perfect long range WiFi FPV drone and indoor outdoor drone
  • PERFECT GIFT for CHRISTMAS with ASSURED QUALITY: Make this holiday season magical with our remote control helicopter drone toys We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not tickled pink with our video drones for kids and adults

Description

Fly the Thunderbolt Wi-Fi HD drone with FPV just like the pros, but without all the fuss – land, take off and do crazy stunts with a single button! See what it’s like to operate a drone for iPhone or Android just by tilting your phone! And, do it all while capturing amazing drone HD video and photos with your Thunderbolt’s drone Wi-Fi camera in sharp 720p HD quality. 24-CARAT CUSTOM ROUTES: Create custom flight paths on your phone’s screen and tap to engage! “I feel like Odin's sidekick with this thing. I'm always tempted to shout out ‘GOLDEN THUNDER!’ when someone walks by.” Jonah’s three favorite features: Trust Force1 as your U.S.-based drone authority – a family-owned fun factory in the Pacific Northwest. Justin, our graphic designer, likes the Thunderbolt because, “… it’s so easy, even graphic designers can fly it.” US-DIRECTED CUSTOMER CARE. It all starts right here in Seattle. We’re in PST, but we’re ready to respond ASAP. 24-HOUR MONITORING. We’re basically just hanging out, waiting to hear from you. So, please don’t hesitate if you need help. 1-ON-1 COMMUNICATION. We sell robot stuff. We don’t employ robot stuff. Reach out and you’ll find a real beating heart at the other end of the line. WE TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY. Every Force1 product is tested in-house in our Seattle-area offices. And, we do not cut corners. WE WRITE THE MANUALS. We want you to have us much info as possible about your purchase, which is why we spend weeks perfecting our user manuals. WE STAND BY OUR PRODUCTS. And, we stand at the ready to make whatever improvements you think may result in an even better experience.


Product Dimensions 6.4 x 1 x 4.7 inches


Item Weight 1.61 pounds


Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B071J9L2H3


Item model number 1004GD1_SYM


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Batteries 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Best Sellers Rank #95,196 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #461 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 270 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


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

  • SHOW OFF WITH THIS IMPRESSIVE VR STUNT DRONE: Dip and dive and catch it all live in 720p HD with your HD drone with camera live video; View your flight from a whole new perspective w/ virtual reality
  • EASY TO FLY DRONE FOR BEGINNERS and EXPERT PILOTS: This RC drone for beginners is easy to control and does 360 flips with one touch; Other drones with camera for adults and kids simply can't compare
  • THIS CAMERA DRONE HAS ALL THE FEATURES YOU NEED, AND THEN SOME: Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Gravity Induction and Custom Route mode via mobile app helps you fly easier than any other rc quadcopter
  • FLY LONGER, 2 EXTRA DRONE BATTERIES TRIPLES YOUR FLIGHT TIME: Keep your HD flying drone up in the air with a total of 3 drone batteries; The perfect long range WiFi FPV drone and indoor outdoor drone
  • PERFECT GIFT for CHRISTMAS with ASSURED QUALITY: Make this holiday season magical with our remote control helicopter drone toys We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not tickled pink with our video drones for kids and adults

Description

Fly the Thunderbolt Wi-Fi HD drone with FPV just like the pros, but without all the fuss – land, take off and do crazy stunts with a single button! See what it’s like to operate a drone for iPhone or Android just by tilting your phone! And, do it all while capturing amazing drone HD video and photos with your Thunderbolt’s drone Wi-Fi camera in sharp 720p HD quality. 24-CARAT CUSTOM ROUTES: Create custom flight paths on your phone’s screen and tap to engage! “I feel like Odin's sidekick with this thing. I'm always tempted to shout out ‘GOLDEN THUNDER!’ when someone walks by.” Jonah’s three favorite features: Trust Force1 as your U.S.-based drone authority – a family-owned fun factory in the Pacific Northwest. Justin, our graphic designer, likes the Thunderbolt because, “… it’s so easy, even graphic designers can fly it.” US-DIRECTED CUSTOMER CARE. It all starts right here in Seattle. We’re in PST, but we’re ready to respond ASAP. 24-HOUR MONITORING. We’re basically just hanging out, waiting to hear from you. So, please don’t hesitate if you need help. 1-ON-1 COMMUNICATION. We sell robot stuff. We don’t employ robot stuff. Reach out and you’ll find a real beating heart at the other end of the line. WE TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY. Every Force1 product is tested in-house in our Seattle-area offices. And, we do not cut corners. WE WRITE THE MANUALS. We want you to have us much info as possible about your purchase, which is why we spend weeks perfecting our user manuals. WE STAND BY OUR PRODUCTS. And, we stand at the ready to make whatever improvements you think may result in an even better experience.


Product Dimensions 6.4 x 1 x 4.7 inches


Item Weight 1.61 pounds


Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B071J9L2H3


Item model number 1004GD1_SYM


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Batteries 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Best Sellers Rank #95,196 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #461 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 270 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


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

  • SHOW OFF WITH THIS IMPRESSIVE VR STUNT DRONE: Dip and dive and catch it all live in 720p HD with your HD drone with camera live video; View your flight from a whole new perspective w/ virtual reality
  • EASY TO FLY DRONE FOR BEGINNERS and EXPERT PILOTS: This RC drone for beginners is easy to control and does 360 flips with one touch; Other drones with camera for adults and kids simply can't compare
  • THIS CAMERA DRONE HAS ALL THE FEATURES YOU NEED, AND THEN SOME: Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Gravity Induction and Custom Route mode via mobile app helps you fly easier than any other rc quadcopter
  • FLY LONGER, 2 EXTRA DRONE BATTERIES TRIPLES YOUR FLIGHT TIME: Keep your HD flying drone up in the air with a total of 3 drone batteries; The perfect long range WiFi FPV drone and indoor outdoor drone
  • PERFECT GIFT for CHRISTMAS with ASSURED QUALITY: Make this holiday season magical with our remote control helicopter drone toys We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not tickled pink with our video drones for kids and adults

Description

Fly the Thunderbolt Wi-Fi HD drone with FPV just like the pros, but without all the fuss – land, take off and do crazy stunts with a single button! See what it’s like to operate a drone for iPhone or Android just by tilting your phone! And, do it all while capturing amazing drone HD video and photos with your Thunderbolt’s drone Wi-Fi camera in sharp 720p HD quality. 24-CARAT CUSTOM ROUTES: Create custom flight paths on your phone’s screen and tap to engage! “I feel like Odin's sidekick with this thing. I'm always tempted to shout out ‘GOLDEN THUNDER!’ when someone walks by.” Jonah’s three favorite features: Trust Force1 as your U.S.-based drone authority – a family-owned fun factory in the Pacific Northwest. Justin, our graphic designer, likes the Thunderbolt because, “… it’s so easy, even graphic designers can fly it.” US-DIRECTED CUSTOMER CARE. It all starts right here in Seattle. We’re in PST, but we’re ready to respond ASAP. 24-HOUR MONITORING. We’re basically just hanging out, waiting to hear from you. So, please don’t hesitate if you need help. 1-ON-1 COMMUNICATION. We sell robot stuff. We don’t employ robot stuff. Reach out and you’ll find a real beating heart at the other end of the line. WE TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY. Every Force1 product is tested in-house in our Seattle-area offices. And, we do not cut corners. WE WRITE THE MANUALS. We want you to have us much info as possible about your purchase, which is why we spend weeks perfecting our user manuals. WE STAND BY OUR PRODUCTS. And, we stand at the ready to make whatever improvements you think may result in an even better experience.


Product Dimensions 6.4 x 1 x 4.7 inches


Item Weight 1.61 pounds


Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B071J9L2H3


Item model number 1004GD1_SYM


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Batteries 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required.


Best Sellers Rank #95,196 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #461 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 270 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


abunda_amazon_reviews Updated review: The sellers are great people to work with if you have any problems with your product. I appreciate their great communication and their willingness to help the customer. Original review (3 stars): Husband was so excited to use it. Very light. However the propeller protectors fall off easy. He lost 1 on the first flight while it was flying and didn't realize it until he came in. We already had to order a replacement kit the 1st day he used it. My advice is to order the kit when ordering the drone.;;January 20, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Get the replacement parts kit with the drone.;;Emily Duncan;;;I own two 3DR SOLOs, a DJI Mavic Pro, a SYMA X8C, a JJRC H36 and a fleet of Cheerson CX minis, so this is the first drone I've flown in this size range and it is flat-out FUN ON A BUN! It's not scary-fast, but it's got pep and just the right amount of heft to get it rocketing around. Only had it for a few days and haven't even used the app all that much. It's ready to fly, right out of the box, pairs right up with the controller and is a sheer joy to pilot. SYMA rocks!;;December 18, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Nice Little BEAST!;;Amazon Customer;;;Edit: Heard back from the company, excellent customer service! They replaced our drone and refunded our money. Got the replacement drone a week after messaging the company. Will try it out ASAP and reupdate the review as soon as we fly the new one! Super excited! Really cool drone. Bought it for my husband for Christmas, however the internal metal prong that connects the battery to the drone broke on the second use. Hoping to hear back from the company soon. Would give 5 Stars if this hadnt have broken so soon after playing with it.;;January 7, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Internal battery prong broke after 2nd use.;;Cate Poage;;;The Force1 Thunderbolt X5UW is a great beginner/intermediate drone. It took this beginner a total of 30 minutes to get the hang of it once the battery was fully charged, a process that takes nearly two hours per battery. One thing that hung me up was frequency pairing. The manual says to turn on the transmitter first, however, I was unable to pair the unit until I turned on the drone first. Then it just clicked and paired quickly. The ability of the Thunderbolt to hover makes learning to fly the drone SO much easier. Tip: Make sure the drone is facing away from you before take-off or things go pear-shaped quickly.;;October 7, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;My first drone and I'm hooked. Very forgiving. Thanks Force1.;;Greg S.;;;UPDATE: 2/28/18 I was contacted by the seller after my review of the drone. They went out of their way to make the situation right. I received a replacement for the drone. I received the replacement in a quick and timely manner. The seller had great communication and I was very pleased with their response. I would purchase from this seller again. I have flown the replacement drone and it appears to be working correctly. I purchased this drone for my daughter as a Christmas present. We tried flying it several times and the drone would not respond to the controller. We even tried using the app that you could download and it would not work with the drone. We were able to get the drone to fly briefly and could briefly control it but it still did not respond appropriately. The drone is supposed to be able to do flips by pushing a button on the controller but when the button was pushed nothing would happen. I followed the instructions on adjusting trim for the drone and nothing worked. We attempted to fly the drone again and it took off and then just kept rising. Unable to control it the drone drifted higher and further away, it finally crashed into a tree and is currently stuck. The live video feed also did not work and would constantly freeze. The app was installed on a Samsung Galaxy S8. I would not recommend this product,;;February 21, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;I would recommend this product and seller;;G Luck;;;This is my first drone so I'm very much a beginner. I was happy to see it was packaged perfectly so nothing was disturbed during shipping. The drone itself felt very thin and lightweight so I wrongly assumed it was fragile (more on that later). The instructions were clear (with color pictures) and comprehensive. It comes with three batteries - only one is needed at a time. The battery took less than an hour to charge via USB. Assembly was easy. You pop on the propeller guards, plug in the camera with a simple twist, pop on the smartphone holder, put batteries in the transmitter, and a charged battery in the drone. Download the SYMA GO app and change the wifi on your phone to pair with the drone. Power everything on and wait for the blinking lights to stop, which means it's ready to do. The assembly and pairing were easy, but I'm still getting used to actually flying the drone. I have crashed it three times and it was completely fine. I was shocked at how well it held up to crashes despite how lightweight it is. 4 extra propellers were included, a screwdriver for assembly, a USB charger, and a USB SD card reader. If you want to record pictures and video with the onboard camera, you will need an SD card (microSD) which plugs right into the back of the camera. Instructions for calibrating the drone after a crash are very clear and worked perfectly. The lights onboard the drone will start blinking when the batteries are low. But with three included batteries, you never have to stop to charge it up. The Highlights for me are: -Easy to set up -Can withstand multiple crashes -Easy to pair and use with your phone- the pictures and video are GREAT! -It can do a 360 flip! I have dazzled all my neighbors with this one I'm glad I chose this for my first drone. I will be getting one for my farmer/rancher dad who needs one to check on his cattle. This would be a good gift for preteens or teens or guys who like gadgets.;;October 11, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Impressive little gadget!;;Cinstress

Shipping

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Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 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.

Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Emily Duncan - January 20, 2018
Get the replacement parts kit with the drone.
Updated review: The sellers are great people to work with if you have any problems with your product. I appreciate their great communication and their willingness to help the customer. Original review (3 stars): Husband was so excited to use it. Very light. However the propeller protectors fall off easy. He lost 1 on the first flight while it was flying and didn't realize it until he came in. We already had to order a replacement kit the 1st day he used it. My advice is to order the kit when ordering the drone.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - December 18, 2017
Nice Little BEAST!
I own two 3DR SOLOs, a DJI Mavic Pro, a SYMA X8C, a JJRC H36 and a fleet of Cheerson CX minis, so this is the first drone I've flown in this size range and it is flat-out FUN ON A BUN! It's not scary-fast, but it's got pep and just the right amount of heft to get it rocketing around. Only had it for a few days and haven't even used the app all that much. It's ready to fly, right out of the box, pairs right up with the controller and is a sheer joy to pilot. SYMA rocks!

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Cate Poage - January 7, 2018
Internal battery prong broke after 2nd use.
Edit: Heard back from the company, excellent customer service! They replaced our drone and refunded our money. Got the replacement drone a week after messaging the company. Will try it out ASAP and reupdate the review as soon as we fly the new one! Super excited! Really cool drone. Bought it for my husband for Christmas, however the internal metal prong that connects the battery to the drone broke on the second use. Hoping to hear back from the company soon. Would give 5 Stars if this hadnt have broken so soon after playing with it.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Greg S. - October 7, 2018
My first drone and I'm hooked. Very forgiving. Thanks Force1.
The Force1 Thunderbolt X5UW is a great beginner/intermediate drone. It took this beginner a total of 30 minutes to get the hang of it once the battery was fully charged, a process that takes nearly two hours per battery. One thing that hung me up was frequency pairing. The manual says to turn on the transmitter first, however, I was unable to pair the unit until I turned on the drone first. Then it just clicked and paired quickly. The ability of the Thunderbolt to hover makes learning to fly the drone SO much easier. Tip: Make sure the drone is facing away from you before take-off or things go pear-shaped quickly.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By G Luck - February 21, 2018
I would recommend this product and seller
UPDATE: 2/28/18 I was contacted by the seller after my review of the drone. They went out of their way to make the situation right. I received a replacement for the drone. I received the replacement in a quick and timely manner. The seller had great communication and I was very pleased with their response. I would purchase from this seller again. I have flown the replacement drone and it appears to be working correctly. I purchased this drone for my daughter as a Christmas present. We tried flying it several times and the drone would not respond to the controller. We even tried using the app that you could download and it would not work with the drone. We were able to get the drone to fly briefly and could briefly control it but it still did not respond appropriately. The drone is supposed to be able to do flips by pushing a button on the controller but when the button was pushed nothing would happen. I followed the instructions on adjusting trim for the drone and nothing worked. We attempted to fly the drone again and it took off and then just kept rising. Unable to control it the drone drifted higher and further away, it finally crashed into a tree and is currently stuck. The live video feed also did not work and would constantly freeze. The app was installed on a Samsung Galaxy S8. I would not recommend this product,

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cinstress - October 11, 2017
Impressive little gadget!
This is my first drone so I'm very much a beginner. I was happy to see it was packaged perfectly so nothing was disturbed during shipping. The drone itself felt very thin and lightweight so I wrongly assumed it was fragile (more on that later). The instructions were clear (with color pictures) and comprehensive. It comes with three batteries - only one is needed at a time. The battery took less than an hour to charge via USB. Assembly was easy. You pop on the propeller guards, plug in the camera with a simple twist, pop on the smartphone holder, put batteries in the transmitter, and a charged battery in the drone. Download the SYMA GO app and change the wifi on your phone to pair with the drone. Power everything on and wait for the blinking lights to stop, which means it's ready to do. The assembly and pairing were easy, but I'm still getting used to actually flying the drone. I have crashed it three times and it was completely fine. I was shocked at how well it held up to crashes despite how lightweight it is. 4 extra propellers were included, a screwdriver for assembly, a USB charger, and a USB SD card reader. If you want to record pictures and video with the onboard camera, you will need an SD card (microSD) which plugs right into the back of the camera. Instructions for calibrating the drone after a crash are very clear and worked perfectly. The lights onboard the drone will start blinking when the batteries are low. But with three included batteries, you never have to stop to charge it up. The Highlights for me are: -Easy to set up -Can withstand multiple crashes -Easy to pair and use with your phone- the pictures and video are GREAT! -It can do a 360 flip! I have dazzled all my neighbors with this one I'm glad I chose this for my first drone. I will be getting one for my farmer/rancher dad who needs one to check on his cattle. This would be a good gift for preteens or teens or guys who like gadgets.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Emily Duncan - January 20, 2018
Get the replacement parts kit with the drone.
Updated review: The sellers are great people to work with if you have any problems with your product. I appreciate their great communication and their willingness to help the customer. Original review (3 stars): Husband was so excited to use it. Very light. However the propeller protectors fall off easy. He lost 1 on the first flight while it was flying and didn't realize it until he came in. We already had to order a replacement kit the 1st day he used it. My advice is to order the kit when ordering the drone.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - December 18, 2017
Nice Little BEAST!
I own two 3DR SOLOs, a DJI Mavic Pro, a SYMA X8C, a JJRC H36 and a fleet of Cheerson CX minis, so this is the first drone I've flown in this size range and it is flat-out FUN ON A BUN! It's not scary-fast, but it's got pep and just the right amount of heft to get it rocketing around. Only had it for a few days and haven't even used the app all that much. It's ready to fly, right out of the box, pairs right up with the controller and is a sheer joy to pilot. SYMA rocks!

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Cate Poage - January 7, 2018
Internal battery prong broke after 2nd use.
Edit: Heard back from the company, excellent customer service! They replaced our drone and refunded our money. Got the replacement drone a week after messaging the company. Will try it out ASAP and reupdate the review as soon as we fly the new one! Super excited! Really cool drone. Bought it for my husband for Christmas, however the internal metal prong that connects the battery to the drone broke on the second use. Hoping to hear back from the company soon. Would give 5 Stars if this hadnt have broken so soon after playing with it.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Greg S. - October 7, 2018
My first drone and I'm hooked. Very forgiving. Thanks Force1.
The Force1 Thunderbolt X5UW is a great beginner/intermediate drone. It took this beginner a total of 30 minutes to get the hang of it once the battery was fully charged, a process that takes nearly two hours per battery. One thing that hung me up was frequency pairing. The manual says to turn on the transmitter first, however, I was unable to pair the unit until I turned on the drone first. Then it just clicked and paired quickly. The ability of the Thunderbolt to hover makes learning to fly the drone SO much easier. Tip: Make sure the drone is facing away from you before take-off or things go pear-shaped quickly.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By G Luck - February 21, 2018
I would recommend this product and seller
UPDATE: 2/28/18 I was contacted by the seller after my review of the drone. They went out of their way to make the situation right. I received a replacement for the drone. I received the replacement in a quick and timely manner. The seller had great communication and I was very pleased with their response. I would purchase from this seller again. I have flown the replacement drone and it appears to be working correctly. I purchased this drone for my daughter as a Christmas present. We tried flying it several times and the drone would not respond to the controller. We even tried using the app that you could download and it would not work with the drone. We were able to get the drone to fly briefly and could briefly control it but it still did not respond appropriately. The drone is supposed to be able to do flips by pushing a button on the controller but when the button was pushed nothing would happen. I followed the instructions on adjusting trim for the drone and nothing worked. We attempted to fly the drone again and it took off and then just kept rising. Unable to control it the drone drifted higher and further away, it finally crashed into a tree and is currently stuck. The live video feed also did not work and would constantly freeze. The app was installed on a Samsung Galaxy S8. I would not recommend this product,

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cinstress - October 11, 2017
Impressive little gadget!
This is my first drone so I'm very much a beginner. I was happy to see it was packaged perfectly so nothing was disturbed during shipping. The drone itself felt very thin and lightweight so I wrongly assumed it was fragile (more on that later). The instructions were clear (with color pictures) and comprehensive. It comes with three batteries - only one is needed at a time. The battery took less than an hour to charge via USB. Assembly was easy. You pop on the propeller guards, plug in the camera with a simple twist, pop on the smartphone holder, put batteries in the transmitter, and a charged battery in the drone. Download the SYMA GO app and change the wifi on your phone to pair with the drone. Power everything on and wait for the blinking lights to stop, which means it's ready to do. The assembly and pairing were easy, but I'm still getting used to actually flying the drone. I have crashed it three times and it was completely fine. I was shocked at how well it held up to crashes despite how lightweight it is. 4 extra propellers were included, a screwdriver for assembly, a USB charger, and a USB SD card reader. If you want to record pictures and video with the onboard camera, you will need an SD card (microSD) which plugs right into the back of the camera. Instructions for calibrating the drone after a crash are very clear and worked perfectly. The lights onboard the drone will start blinking when the batteries are low. But with three included batteries, you never have to stop to charge it up. The Highlights for me are: -Easy to set up -Can withstand multiple crashes -Easy to pair and use with your phone- the pictures and video are GREAT! -It can do a 360 flip! I have dazzled all my neighbors with this one I'm glad I chose this for my first drone. I will be getting one for my farmer/rancher dad who needs one to check on his cattle. This would be a good gift for preteens or teens or guys who like gadgets.