Best Battle Drones for Kids

With today’s technology, kids are able to enjoy out of this world toys while still being safe, and drones are a perfect example of that. Many generations ago, kids were always found dueling one another with their toys, but today, toy manufacturers took this to a whole new level.

These battle drones are specifically catered for kids, giving them an opportunity to knock each other out of the sky. This toy is pretty much one that your kid will never get tired of. Besides offering children tons of fun, this universal toy incorporates an educational element with ease of use. It is also built to resemble a gaming console, which is the new era of gaming.

And with that said, these are the best 5 battle drones money can buy.

1.   Air Wars Battle Drones 2.4 GHz

They are the most popular of the bunch, and wildly recommended for kids with ages between 6 to 10. Inside the box, you get two drones, two remotes, ten weapons, 2-3.7v rechargeable lithium-polymer batteries, charging cables, 2 Micro USB cables, and eight replacement propellers.

 The drone has iconic customizable weapons that help you take down the enemy, durable propellers and framing for safety, and 4 attack moves (Circle Attack, Ram Attack, 360 Spin Attack, and Tornado Attack). The lightweight built of this drone makes for a short 5-6 minute play time, but turning off the drone while charging is a helpful trick for a faster charge.

What we like:

  • Convenient price for said features
  • Allows the freedom of both indoor and outdoor play
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Easy to use and immediate play
  • Offers a variety of games to play

What we don’t like:

  • Frequent recharging is required as battery life isn’t long
  • Doesn’t offer a tracking feature, so it could easily get lost
  • Weapons aren’t for individual sale

2.   Drone n Base – Single Player Package

The box comes with a drone, a base, 2 batteries, 1 propeller guard, 1 USB cable, and a user manual. A base is a gaming device and has a charger port for 2 batteries.

It’s an augmented reality game, your goal is to bring down an enemy’s drone via tablet or smartphone. It strongly resembles a video game, with its rockets, explosions, and virtual lasers. Up to 8 players are welcome in the battle and are allowed multiple weapons. The base has sound effects, battery ports, used as a shooting target, a power-up, and much more.

What we like:

  • The gaming platform allows players to choose from 30 games
  • Can be used in both single and multiplayer
  • Durable plastic that has a lifetime warranty on all parts
  • Easy to use and has specific safety functions

What we don’t like:

  • The drone can only be played with indoors as infrared technology fails to work in sunlight
  • The pricing is high compared to others
  • Some devices may not be compatible with the drone

3.   Lefant Mini Battle Drones

The battle drone has a special feature that allows it to transmit infrared light, altitude hold function that provides stability, and intuitive control panels. Manufacturer recommended age is 8 years and up. An advantage to buying this is that the box comes with two drones and two controllers which makes it easier to play with friends.

What we like:

  • Well-suited for kids, and beginners
  • 3D flips, at high and low speeds.
  • Has very fast charges
  • One key engine start and landing
  • Stable hover

What we don’t like:

  • The drone cannot be used outdoors
  • No prop guards, so beware of scratching
  • Fragile and lacks durability
  • Replacements for parts can be quite difficult to find

4.   Holy Stone HS177 RC Battle Drones 2.4GHz

This drone is an exceptional pick for beginners, with its altitude-hold feature that allows the drone to hover even with your hands off the controls. The speed settings is designed for different skills levels. Low speed for beginners and as they become more experienced, they go up in speed. The goal of this aerial device is shooting your rival four times to end the battle.

The box for the HS177 contains a quadcopter, a remote transmitter, 4 rotating blades, a blades changer, a screwdriver, and a USB charger.

What we like:

  • The drone has 360 degrees stunt capabilities
  • It comes with three different speed models
  • Size is compact and the design is slick
  • Has a 30-50m range
  • Headless mode
  • Emergency Stop
  • Low power alert

What we don’t like:

  • Long battery charge time compared to the others
  • Propellers easily break, not durable
  • No on/off switch, you’d have to plug and unplug the battery
  • Short battery life
  • Hard to control in high speed

5.   Air Hogs Star Wars Millennium Falcon Quad

The sleek design makes this drone extra special. Catered for Star Wars fanatics, it has tons of features that make it resemble the most iconic ship. Unlike the other drones on the list, its four propellers are concealed and not protruding. With its authentic sounds and LED lights, this is the best choice for Star Wars lovers to live out the movie in real life. Although the replica is nicely made, users had a rather unpleasant flying experience, which is disappointing concerning its high price. 

What we like:

  • Intuitive, easy to use the controller
  • Huge flying range, up to 200 feet
  • An authentic recreation of the Millenium Falcon
  • Can be flown indoors and outdoors
  • Easy to maneuver in tight places

What we don’t like:

  • Very short battery life
  • Expensive compared to the others
  • Lacks stability
  • Not suited for beginners as it is hard to control
  • Fragile and breaks easily

Conclusion

The thing about picking a drone is that each and every person would have different tastes. This is why there are many drones that are specifically designed for your interests. A fan of Star Wars would find the Millenium Falcon interesting, a beginner would go for the Lefant Drones, and a stunt lover would opt for the Holy Stone HS177. It is also recommended to properly read the manuals before use. Another thing to consider is price. This list has a wide variety of price ranges, so deciding on a drone is a combination of the features provided and how much you would personally pay for them.