Propel Atom 1.0 Micro Drone Little red mosquito
Propel Atom 1.0 is a very attractive little drone, which has nice bright LED lights and an attractive design.The Atom 1.0 Micro Drone is so tiny that it can easily fit in a user’s clothing compartment. At the same time, it will not burn a huge hole in the pocket as it goes easy on the budget.
The drone is packed with big fun for its micro size. Intended for ages 10 years old and above, the entry-level drone can easily provide a unique aerial experience for its users.
Batteries and Weight
Two AAA batteries are needed for the controller while the drone uses a rechargeable Li-Poly battery. Aside from the drone and the 2.4 Ghz remote control, the package includes: USB charging cors, replacable parts and owner’s manual.
Weighing just 14.5 grams including the propeller blades and batteries, the quadcopter also measures 2.5 inches in length and width and 1 inch in height. It can fly for seven to 10 minutes for a charging time of 30 to 45 minutes.
Propel Atom 1.0 Micro Drone Performance
A six axis gyroscopic chip keeps the Propel Atom 1.0 very stable, allowing you to fly and perform stunts without the worry that the drone will fly off course. The four channel flight control provides you with ascend, descend, left, right, forward, backward, left bank and right bank movements, increasing the number of different aerial stunts you can perform.
Good for beginners
Beginners can also enjoy the fun, with a controller setting allowing you to move the drone in accordance to how you move the joysticks. This gives you a good basis to learn, and in no time at all you will be performing 360 degree stunts and more.
However, one issue with all these tiny drones, is that when used indoors on carpet, it is very easy for them to get hairs from the carpet, wrapped around their propellers.
If they land upside down with the props spinning, at least half the time they will get hairs wrapped around the props, which you will notice immediately as it strongly affects the drone’s performance (they won’t fly – they just tip to one side because the prop with the hair on it is slowed down)> this is easy enough to fix by pulling the prop off and getting hair out, but it is something to be aware of – without looking closely one might not realize what happened and wonder why the drone isn’t flying any more. Check for hair!