Sky Rover Voice Command Helicopter by Auldey toys.
Linda and I had the opportunity to review this remote controlled helicopter. I’ve always wanted to have one and this was a great opportunity to see how they work. Everything comes in the box except for 3 AAA batteries which are needed for the remote control. The helicopter has a built in rechargeable battery and the box comes with a USB charging cable that lights up while charging, and turns off when complete.
When we first tried it out, we used it in our living room. I tried the voice commands and found that sometimes either I didn’t speak clearly, or just not exactly like the system was expecting. There are 12 different voice commands that you can say from “Take off” to “Go Up” and even one that has it go up and down, and turn around at the same time. You definitely need more space for the voice command flight, but it is much better for children to get used to how it flies to keep from crashing.
Manual control is much more responsive, but also much more difficult at first as you have to be very smooth in your control especially of the stick that controls the throttle so that it doesn’t just drop out of the sky. After a few flights in manual mode I became much more proficient at flying it and maneuvering around a smaller space.
For Linda to try it, we went to a gymnasium where we had much more space. She started with the voice commands and found some of them more difficult for it to understand and respond to, but eventually she was getting the hang of it and really enjoying herself. After a few times using the voice command mode, she decided to give it a try in manual flight mode. It took a few times, but she started to get the hang of that as well. The helicopter can go much higher in manual mode, so you have to be very careful how you are flying it so that it doesn’t fall to far and break.
The box came with 2 spare rotors, and some other parts that I’m assuming are things that would probably break more easily. We have had a few accidents, either falling, or hitting something while in flight, but it has never broken anything so far so it does seem quite rugged. I still would suggest following the age guidelines on the box (8+) and being careful with it so that everything lasts longer. I also suggest following the instructions to use it in a larger indoor space with less obstacles as it makes it more fun then having too many obstacles to crash into.
Linda said it was really hard to fly, but she was absolutely loving it! She kept waiting for it to finish charging each time before she could fly it another time 😉
For a lower priced helicopter I was very pleased with it’s overall performance, flight time, and ease of use with some practice! I would suggest this for anyone interested in a starter helicopter for their children, or even themselves before getting a more expensive helicopter.