Battery: 1 Non-universal Lithium ion, Required, included
Item Number (DPCI): 087-05-1866
With professional-grade ArduPilot firmware, the Journey Pro Video Drone outperforms every drone in its class. Built-in GPS provides an autonomous flight experience similar to that of much pricier hobby-grade drones. Using a network of satellites to secure its position in relation to waypoints, the Journey Pro Video Drone can maintain its coordinates in a hover without drifting away. Positional awareness also enables Return to Home, a feature in which the drone flies back to its launch point with the touch of a button. Advanced enough to satisfy discerning enthusiasts, this drone is also lightweight, durable and safe enough for beginning pilots to learn.
Very disappointed i bought this for my dad. He has always wanted a drone ever since i can remember I finally got him one and it flew away and proeceed to fly away after pressing gps home button dont waste your time and money we exchanged it like other reviews thinking it was defective and the new one was worse and is now stuck in a 200-300ft palm tree so "thank you sky viper" (Very Disappointed)
A small drone that comes in a big box. I was so excited to get home and look at my new Sky Viper Journey camera drone. It was firmly secured inside this big box. Oh, my. It is so small, my first thoughts. One tiny battery with about 7 minutes flight time that takes 30 to 45 minutes to charge. I read the enclosed instructions while my battery charged via the USB cable that is included. I downloaded the Sky Viper 2.0 Apple APP for the drone. There are no instructions on this but exploring the APP you find the configuration settings, spinning it around to set the axis, accelerator, stuff like that. I put it on a flat surface, I had GPS satellite lock. The APP on my Iphone screen looks cool.I can see what the drone camera is seeing, ready to launch. Press launch. The blades spin and stop. Press launch again, the blades spin and it tried to launch. I throttle up and up it goes, somewhat staggering around in the air. I try to fly it but the inputs are sluggish, get just zooms away and crashed into the side of my house. I was recording, pretty good video for a cheap drone. One of my blade guards was broke from the crash. I put my battery back on charge and took all the blade guards off. They are really flimsy. My battery was ready again so I went through the configuration again, maybe I did it wrong. There are several, setting on a flat surface, spinning it around by hand on all six axis etc. OK. Lets go fly. It is a great tiny weed eater. It never would fly stationary, just takes off on its own. A drone that I really want is $499, seen the reviews on it. I'll save up and have learned a lesson. You get what you pay for, or maybe over pay for sometimes.
It's hard to believe such a poor quality product is so nicely packaged and ended up on the shelves of a top retail chain.
My wife got me this for my birthday. First time out, it locked on the to GPS quickly, connected with my phone and seemed ready to go. Pressed "Launch" which is supposed to lift it in the air a few feet so you can take over. Didn't work. Spun up the rotors without enough power to actually lift it. I nudged it with the joystick and as soon as it was a fraction of an inch up it took off in the 7 o'clock direction, just dragging along the ground. It's supposed to have a "position hold" feature to keep it stable and in place. Didn't work. Reviewed the instructions and tried several more times. It did the exact same thing each time. A few days later I tried again. This time it took longer to lock on to the GPS and the rotors would not come on at all. Took that dud back and exchanged it. Drone #2 would not lock on the the GPS first time. Tried again a few days later. This time it got GPS lock right away, but once again Launch would not move it off the ground. I manually got it to lift off the ground and it seemed stable at first. I could rotate it around fine but it would not respond to the directional controls. It took off on its own, lost altitude and crashed about 30 feet away. Tried again, but this time I poked around the phone app a bit and found some calibration features. The first one (accelerometer, I think) gave me a success message but the motor calibration did nothing. It would not get GPS lock in "normal" mode, just in "sport" mode. I manually got it up in the air 7 or 8 feet but then it started heading for some trees, completely unresponsive to the direction controls or the "return home" button. I had to lower it down to a rough landing to keep it out of the trees. One more try: now it would not get GPS in either mode. The normal/sport lights were flashing alternately and then the controller would just shut down. Returned it to our local Target store for a refund.
This is an incredibly poorly made drone. I bought one and it doesn't even come close to doing what it's advertised. I returned it thinking maybe a got a bad one and the second one I got was just as bad. I believe it's because of the GPS. It dose not get proper signal and try's to commit suicide every time I try to fly it. I basically have to fight it when the GPS is turned on. It flys like crap when the GPS is off because the controller does not have trim settings. I'm not sure how the sky viper company is still in business.
I was very impressed with this drone for the first 2 days. The range is nowhere near the 360’ in the description, closer to 150’ at best. Beyond this, the controller loses its connection and the drone can easily fly away on its own. The WiFi connection to a smartphone is lost even closer than that.
The first 2 days, it was very responsive, and the app allows you to configure settings in normal and sport modes. After 2 days, this thing had a mind of its own, and was uncontrollable. Upon takeoff, it would climb uncontrollably and move away on its own for several flights. Other times, it would not climb at all, so it would stay aloft 15-20 seconds tops. The drone would sporadically switch between GPS hold, altitude hold, land mode, stabilize, etc, so it was completely unpredictable and un-flyable. The app would display battery percentage, but would jump from 12% to 62%, back to 18%, so it was worthless.
$75 seemed like a great deal for the first 2 days, but for only 2 days of functionality, it was a waste of money.
Lost two of these things in the lake. They fly up, lose signal then try to land without the ability to control them. Range is severely limited, useless for the camera. Might as well be a kite. Don't waste your money. Buy a REAL drone.