Star Rating: 3.0/5 Rated on Amazon.com (only 4 ratings at time of review)
Star Rating: 4.1/5 Rated on ToysRUs (40 ratings at the time of review)
For Ages: 12 and up
Put your eyes in the skies! The Sky Viper v950STR Video Streaming Drone broadcasts and captures live bird’s-eye-view video footage directly to your smart device. With 1-Touch Panoramic Video Capture, the v950STR Video Streaming Drone captures breath-taking 360 degree views from up to 200 feet away. Easy to fly both outside and indoors, the v950STR is the ultimate way to see footage LIVE from the air and from any angle! Stream live video to your smart device (not included) using the StreamPro camera.
What’s In The Box?
- v950STR drone copter
- RC transmitter (requires four AAA 1.5V batteries, not included)
- Camera module
- Rechargeable 650 mAh 3.7V LiPo battery
- Charging cable
- Four extra propeller blades
- Four extra screws
- Instruction booklet
- Stream live video to your smart device (not included) using the StreamPro™ camera
- Fly indoors and outdoors
- Easy to pilot thanks to adjustable sensitivity and sensors that detect obstacles and wind
- One-touch panoramic video capture
- One-touch Stunt button
- Tough Duraflex body
- Long-range 200′ 2.4 GHz Spread Spectrum Transmitter
- Includes replacement propellers and screws
- Measures 12.75″ x 12.75″, blade to blade
Is The Sky Viper v950STR Video Streaming Drone Worth Buying?
Skyrocket Toys has done a good job of documenting the Sky Viper Streaming Drone product online with user guides, information on where to order spare parts and a 5-part video series that demonstrates how to set up and fly your drone, from the basics to more advanced tricks. The user guides and support are available on the SkyrocketToys.com web site. The videos are posted on YouTube.
How To Fly A Drone – Sky Viper How-To Series (5 Parts):
Part 1 of 5: Sync, Charge, Blades – https://youtu.be/WHs9Ql07iRE
Part 2 of 5: Basics – https://youtu.be/Jh3tcZHoi0g
Part 3 of 5: Advanced Flight- https://youtu.be/ZxdlJlLHGgM
Part 4 of 5: Stunts – https://youtu.be/UiuBy5FlWpw
Part 5 of 5: Shooting Photos, Videos, Dronies & Panorama – https://youtu.be/dGvQt7oyxWw
Sky Viper has several similar looking drones that have different features. Some reviewers have mentioned that the streaming doesn’t work with their drone, but it’s hard to tell whether they actually are reviewing the streaming drone or the HD drone. That said, customers liked the way the drone flew and reported that it was easy to learn to fly it and the sensitivity levels adjusted nicely. The biggest complaint was the smart device app not connecting to the camera and a bit of lag time between the camera and the device that made it difficult to control the drone by streaming video.
Most customers were happy with the quality of the Sky Viper v950STR Streaming Drone and would recommend it to a friend.Probably the best advice would be to take it slowly learning how to set up and fly this drone. First, watch the wi-fi setup video (above) and get the camera and smart device talking to each other before flying the drone. Then, leaving the camera detached, practice flying the drone until a level of comfort is reached, then attach the camera and go for it!