Looking for the perfect drone for beginners? The sky viper drone is taking 2017 by storm. Discover more in our latest 2017 drone review!
Are you a fan of photography? Do you want to take your visual expressions to the next level?
Investing in a new drone is the way to go. Drones, or pilot-less aircrafts, were originally used as military tools or exclusively available to big-time filmmakers.
In recent years, drones have gone commercial and photographers have gone wild for the world of possibilities available with a fun camera flying up in the sky.
Contrary to popular belief, not all drones are worth a pretty penny. Sky Viper drone options have made a stance in the market for being affordable, easy-to-use tools to take your photography to new heights, literally.
For those familiar with or wondering about drone regulations, we have good news. All Sky Viper drones are under the United States’ FAA weight requirement to be registered. This means you can just pay and play as soon as your drone gets to your door.
From experienced drone fliers to first-timers, there is an option available for the skill set that fits you. This article is here to introduce the different Sky Viper drone options available to open new doors in your photography and video portfolio.
We will discuss features and pros and cons for each model starting with the most basic and working our way up.
Sky Viper M200 Nano Drone
Thinking of starting out your drone experience indoors? No need to splurge the big bucks on a huge model.
Measuring 3 inches in diameter, this Sky Viper drone is smaller than the palm of your hand. Don’t be fooled though, it has no trouble standing tall to big contenders in the market.
In fact, it is one of the most popular nano quads out there and one of the agilest, too.
The M200 Nano gets about 4-5 minutes of air time per charge, which only takes about 30 minutes.
Equipped with three different sensitivity controls and a stunt button, this drone meets the needs of both beginner and veteran. Once you get cruising, the jump to barrel rolls and other stunts is not far.
Note, the flight can feel a little bumpy at first but it is smooth sailing once you get a feel for the throttle.
The learning curve is a good learning opportunity to control altitude in smaller models such as this. There are even two red lights in the back and two green lights in the front to make getting the hang of things a bit easier.
Other features include fast charging time, lightweight frame, and four-blade technology. The sensors in the last feature make the Nano as agile as it is in the air and assist in ensuring a stable flight as well.
As well as it performs indoors, there are clearly cons that occur when venturing outdoors.
Be careful with the wind when flying and note the lack of protection available for falls. Stay mindful of battery life and flying routes when navigating this little drone.
Sky Viper V950 Video Drone
This model is perfect for getting your feet wet in the world of drones. It is easy to fly and comes with no installation or set up needed. Just open the box, charge up, and start shooting.
It packs up to 200 feet in distance flying for about 10 minutes, an adjustable camera angle, adjustable sensitivity controls and the option to do stunts mid-flight with the push of a button.
Included with the drone is a high-definition SkyPro Camera. In other words, hello beautiful in-air panorama and 360 shots. You can even link it up to stream 640 x 480 videos to your smartphone.
Flying in at less than $100, this Sky Viper drone is definitely worth considering. It could potentially be for the young one in your life that wants to tag along on photo adventures, or your ideal beginner drone.
Need more convincing? Other pros include the quality in photo and video results, auto image post-processing, and durable build.
Made with Duraflex materials, the V950 can handle a fall or two that may occur with first-time fliers. Fiberglass, plastic, and flexible resin combine to create a flexible support system, yet they also contribute to the flexing in flight that can make gaining control a little tough.
Other cons include limited smartphone support and stuttering during take off. Charging time is also a lengthy 90 minutes for the short amount of flight time.
Still, this model can hold its own to pricier alternatives.
Sky Viper S1700 Stunt Drone
This is by far the most advanced model from the Sky Viper drone line. Just released in 2017, the S1700 drone comes with an upgraded design everywhere from the box to the transmitter sticks. Not bad for less than $50.
Speaking of transmitter, let’s talk about the auto features now available at the touch of a button. There are now auto-launch, auto hover, and auto land options ready to go with altitude function to make flying a breeze. The sticks adjust hold to feel like gamepad or hobby grade.
One of the more exciting things to note in this new design is the option to replace motors and batteries. This can potentially extend your shooting time if you opt to have multiple batteries on-hand at once.
Another great bonus is the durable body made of polypropylene to protect your drone from any falls or damages.
Overall, the stunt drone is a no-brainer. It is incredibly user-friendly, fun to fly, and made to last. Worth the low price to get out and capture some good shots in a new and exciting way.
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We hope this has been an educational guide into the world of Sky Viper drones.
No matter the model you choose, it is a brand worth considering. They are fun, cost-efficient ways to get more out of your shooting experience.
If you have a favorite of the Sky Viper series or a question on a particular model, leave a comment below.