This year’s newest Skyrocket Sky Viper drone got some serious upgrades.
The Sky Viper Journey Pro Video Drone features some familiar features for those who love drones. You can stream and record live high-def video with the adjustable, wide-angle camera lens. The camera can pivot so you can choose to record or stream the flight path or the scenery below you.
The biggest advantage this drone has over the other Skyrocket drones is its “Auto Pilot Stage 2” level of flight features. These features all help pilots easily fly their drone, making it accessible for novices and drone enthusiasts alike.
What puts this drone in this elite stage is its use of GPS technology to help make flight more stable—and much easier. It features a hands-free position hold, meaning when you take your hands off of the controller, the drone will come to a complete stop in mid-air. Using the GPS technology, the drone will continuously confirm its position and self-correct if it starts to drift, and it can even compensate for the wind.
This drone also features a return to home feature, meaning that—again, thanks to the GPS—the drone knows where it took off from (and its current location through the whole flight time). The controller features a one-touch button that you can press for the drone to fly itself back to its original launch point. The best part of this feature is that it also helps out with flyaway prevention, so you’re way less likely to lose your drone while flying it. If you lose signal from the controller or if the battery level drops too low, your drone will override the controls and fly itself back to home (the launch point). After all, the drone knows best, right?
You can also put this drone into follow me mode, which lets your drone follow you, hands-free, wherever you go. Tie this in with that video streaming feature and your Instagram story is about to be RIDICULOUS.
Overall, the Sky Viper Journey Pro Video Drone is packed with features that make drone piloting much more accessible for those who may not be able to flawlessly fly even toy drones without crashing (hi, it’s me). With this durable drone, kids will be able to make cool videos, enjoy fun flights, and not have to worry about their drone flying away.