Drones. Quadcopters. Small remote-controlled flying vehicles. Whatever you want to call them, they were THE hot item this holiday season. I had two orders cancelled by Amazon once they determined they were accepting orders beyond inventory capacity. It was a miracle I was finally able to find one for my son at a local store.
As an 11 year old, my son was initially challenged with the vehicle controls. The controller had 2 joysticks, 2 elevation buttons, a start button, a “trick” button, trim/elevation/turning fine-tuning buttons, takeoff and landing buttons and a LCD display. And learning how to manage the vehicle occurred only after he had manually built much of the tiny aircraft. That’s a lot for anyone to accomplish in short time before they can get value (fun!) out of it. And even then, I still needed to be in the flight area to protect pictures, lamps and the cats from being hit.