Star Wars Millennium Falcon Quadcopter

Brand: Air Hogs
Model: 6024695
EAN: 0642125058582
Category: Gadgets & Tools
Price: $154.86  (127 customer reviews)
Dimension: 1.85 x 9.50 x 7.00 inches
Shipping Wt: 1.55 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock.
Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Now you can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs with the Flying Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon! Fly the most iconic ship in the Star Wars universe right in your own home! The Ultimate Millennium Falcon takes flight with the power of 4 rotors concealed in the body of the ship. Its authentic lights and sounds bring the Millennium Falcon to life as you fly. Activate Hyperspace mode on the remote control and hold on for a fully loaded hyperspace journey. If your deflector shields go down, you’re still in good shape; the Millennium Falcon is constructed from durable high density foam making it resilient to a few photon torpedo hits. With 2.4GHz communication, you can control the Millennium Falcon up to 200 feet away! Join the rebellion and bring Star Wars home with the Millennium Falcon Quad from Air Hogs! Star Wars products are produced by Spin Master under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.

Features

  • Now you can fly the most iconic ship in the Star Wars universe: the Millennium Falcon Quad with iconic LED lights and authentic sounds!
  • The Millennium Falcon uses 4 rotors concealed on the body of the ship for agile, space-like flight!
  • Its 2.4Ghz communication lets you control the Millennium Falcon up to 200 feet away! Activates its hyper-drive stunt with the push of a button!
  • The Millennium Falcon is for star fighters aged 8+. 6 x AA batteries required for operation. For indoors and outdoors use.
  • Includes: 1 Millennium Falcon Quad, 1 Remote Control, 1 Instruction Guide

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Top Reviews

Flying Your Own Millennium Falcon Drone is now a Reality!
by VGJFelix (4 out of 5 stars)
October 3, 2015

Hello and welcome to the Video Gadgets Journal, or I should say welcome back because if you've been watching my channel over the last couple of months you'll know I've been on a summer holiday the last couple of months. But I always knew there would be one gadget that would bring me back into my geeky, nerdy mode, and I think I may have just found it...

It's definitely a departure from what I usually cover on my Youtube channel but since this is the Video Gadgets Journal and this absolutely qualifies as a gadget I found it hard to resist purchasing one of these.

To give it an official title the Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Air Hogs - Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad is not only every child's dream but every 30-something-male-adult-with-a-large-disposable-income's dream. Children have to wait until Christmas, I waited until my pay day which just so happened to be the Labour Day weekend it was released.

The box is your typical Star Wars affair with plenty of logos and a design that's very familiar to any collectors out there. The back of the box displays the contents with English and, in this case, a French description of the item because I live in Canada these days. Each of the sides, with the exception of the underneath which lists battery information and safety instructions, displays the same design which helps establish that this product is from the new Star Wars films as I have no idea who this evil looking chap is. Maybe it's a spoiler and he kills Han and Chewie and rides off into the tattooine sunset in the Falcon - you heard it here first folks.

And of course the star of this particular show is the Millennium Falcon which must have made toy companies quiver in a fiscal orgy when they heard it was making a return: One of the most iconic and distinctive spaceships in science fiction. And it looks awesome.

Despite it being a drone no comprises have been made to its shape. You expect drones to be symmetrical to help with weight distribution but not in this case. The Millennium Falcon is shaped and detailed exactly as you would expect save for the cutouts for the rotor blades and power switch.

The reason it is able to look like this is because it's made from high destiny foam which feels like polystyrene used to pack washing machines. You can see this in the material around the rotors. This drone weighs next to nothing - the same as a bag of salad. You can crash into pretty much anything because the forces are so low to both the object and drone that neither is likely to get damaged as you will see later.

The controller looks like someone's idea of a really tacky 3rd party Xbox 360 controller but it does serve a few purposes. Obviously it controls the drone and robs your house's entire supply of double A batteries as it needs six of them.

Quite why is a mystery since the drone has its own 450 mah battery. It might have something to do with the authentic yet very poor quality sound effects that you can play using the controller's shoulder buttons.

But as you can see, you can plug the controller into the mains with the supplied usb cable and then a small charging cable comes out of a compartment in the controller to plug into the drone and charge it.

That takes around 75 minutes and that will give you about 6-9 minutes of flying time with the drone. More on that later.

As for right now let's get into the Millennium Falcon as a quadcopter drone. As a relatively small drone you can fly this indoors as long as you have around 15 square feet of space and if you have experience flying drones it's moderately responsive.

In this shot I've synced two cameras together to show you drone flying and me controlling it.

The left stick controls the throttle and the direction of the Falcon while the right stick moves the drone forwards, backwards, right and left (very much like a videogame first person shooter). The throttle can be a little temperamental; usually it requires feather touches but occasionally demands a serious amount of power when changing direction or sometimes completely randomly.

It does advertise itself as having an onboard Gyro-stabilizer meaning that it should stay perfectly still and float if you control the power correctly but as you're flying time goes on you will find it more and more difficult to control. In reality it's impossible to keep it exactly in one place as I tried various times in my filming. But on the whole, after a learning curve of about an hour you should be able to fly the drone with some confidence and feel pretty cool doing so.

The drone has two distinct sounds, which you can hear as high pitch whirring but if you listen closely you can almost persuade yourself of a constant engine noise that does actually sound like the Falcon itself, or maybe I'm just being nostalgic.

Here's another synced camera shot of me following the drone around the office with a camera attached to my head. You can get a sense of scale and speed here. The drone is small and fairly slow, especially when reversing. But such speeds do allow you to attempt delicate manoeuvres such as trying to fly under this table which I almost succeeded in doing....
On the plus side this failure this does highlight the durability of the drone, as do all these other flying mishaps and crashes.

Also because the rotors are tiny and enclosed it's completely safe and highly entertaining to launch the Falcon from your hand and indeed catch it, almost like a Frisbee - just be careful with the throttle if you decide to do the latter.

When I took the Falcon outside things did get a little more tricky. Remember that lightweight design? Well that ruins the handling of this drone even if there is a whisper of wind. If you consider that most people will be receiving these as Christmas present they might not get them outside the house until spring time. What makes things particularly difficult is when air disturbs the drone enough to make it change direction. That can really confuse your handling especially if it turns 180 degrees as that reverses the controls and if you're not expecting that it won't be long before you crash it.

Obviously in daylight you can see the Falcon in all its glory, but at night the blue lights in the engines and the bright white headlights add another special authentic Star Wars feel. No matter which way you approach this drone and attempt to review it objectively a fan can always fall back to that crucial element - it's a Millennium Falcon drone and it looks amazing.

What's not so amazing are the sound effects...

Couple that with the buttons that don't work most of the time and you have some poor build quality.

To summarise the Millennium Falcon drone as a package it's lightweight and durable, you can fly it indoors which is a great advantage for the holiday season and the controls are decent once you get the hang on it.

On the flipside there's quite a lot wrong with it. It struggles outdoors both with wind and signal. It claims to have an 80ft range but controls are unpredictable at half that distance. You can fly it around the garden which is good, but if you fly it around the park it won't go very far or very quickly.

Battery life is mediocre at around 10 minutes max if you're going flat out. What makes it worse is that the battery is completely enclosed within the drone so you can't replace it with a spare battery. And remember there's a 75 minute wait to recharge.

And let's not forget the price. Wherever you are in the world it's in the triple digit region. This is not a $100 or £100 drone.

But it is Star Wars and it is a Millennium Falcon and it is the spaceship you've always wanted to fly and that carries an irresistible draw. This is the toy equivalent of the dark side of the force. Give in to your temptations!
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It's a fun toy for sure
by Chadd (4 out of 5 stars)
September 9, 2015

I must have gotten lucky because I only paid $88 for this, around $20 less than what it is now. I just finished my first round of playing with it (draining the batteries in around 10 minutes). Like others have said, around an hour to charge, 5 to 10 minutes of use. The foamy type enclosure does seem highly durable, I've crashed this thing so many times in 10 minutes it isn't funny.

This is my first time ever flying a quadrocopter like device, so I can't really compare it to anything. By the end of my 10 minute period, I was able to at least not crash as much, will take a few more rounds before I feel comfortable with it. I tried taking it outdoors for less crashing, but the wind (barely a breeze) was just too much, I was afraid it would end up in the neighbors yard.

Is it the best quality 'copter out there? No. But, if you're a star wars fan like me, I think it will be worth the money. If nothing else, just to buzz it around the faces of my other star wars friends who don't have one :)
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Charging connection broke after 5 charges
by Allison (1 out of 5 stars)
December 4, 2016

This was my son's favorite birthday present. After using and charging it maybe five times, the delicate charging thing on the millennium falcon broke and now it won't charge. Is there anything Air Hogs/the seller can do for this? Please let me know. It would have 5 stars otherwise. He is crushed and wants another one from Santa and I don't think I can bring myself to buy it again knowing it will likely break by December 30th. If I had bought it at a regular store, I would be taking it back.
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If you buy it and it breaks no one will help or replace it.
by flor (1 out of 5 stars)
May 15, 2019

Don't bother, my son was beyond excited for this and only worked for maybe 2 months, would only fly super low and flip, nothings broken or stuck I've carefully even opened to see the spinners and had purchased the Asurion insurance, Airhogs no longer makes them so they can't replace it within the guarantee time frame and will try to give you a cheap 20-30 dollar toy that has nothing to do with Star Wars or the Falcon. Asurion claims it's their job to replace it, run around. If you purchase it just know even with insurance it won't be replaced. Biggest disappointment.
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An awesome cheap fun quadcopter that is forgiving of crashes
by Candy Lover (5 out of 5 stars)
May 7, 2016

I bought this to train myself to fly a small low cost multirotor. It's a wonderful little toy. The foam padding is forgiving of crashes, the control is pretty good. The responsiveness is decent. A tiny bit underpowered, and the battery charge lasts less than I would like but this is a super win for a cheap fun quadcopter. Also, it's the Millenium Falcon, which is awesome. As a toy for a kid this would be AMAZING. as a training tool for an adult learning to fly a quad, it's pretty good. Mine has >25 hours of flying on it now I bet, and it still runs great. Battery charge lasts less than when new now but still perfectly flyable. At this point I can make the Kessel run in 12 parsecs with it and dance around the table legs.
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Fun and fast
by K. Reynolds,Top Contributor: Star Wars (5 out of 5 stars)
January 19, 2017

This is a blast to fly around. It isn't anywhere near as loud as I thought it would be, and it's pretty fast. Given how lightweight it is, you definitely don't want to fly this outside. One gust of wind will snatch this Falcon away from you, and carry it off to who-knows-where. My 6 year loves this thing. I've seen mentions of people upgrading the battery in this, but honestly, the flight-time out of the box is just fine. You get about 10 or 15 minutes, I think (though I haven't time it).
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Great quad!
by EPD073 (5 out of 5 stars)
May 8, 2016

This quad is awesome! My son wanted this for Christmas. We received a defective one at first that wouldn't charge correctly, but Amazon is awesome!! I first contacted the company that makes it because they tell you to do so in the package. After not receiving a response I contacted Amazon and they were quick to respond and quick to accommodate. Anyway, this thing is super easy to control and a lot of fun. My 9 year old has no problem flying it around the house. I wish the battery lasted a little longer, but it is what can be expected with a typical radio control these days. I was a little hesitant because of the price, but it is also constructed of a tough foam that does not damage when crashed. I highly recommend this!!
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Easy to fly, super fun but very short flight time be fire recharge.
by Butterfly820 (4 out of 5 stars)
April 22, 2016

It's it the easiest to fly! I've never flown any type of toy that could hover, or move in the air. I learned within 10 minutes to use the controls and can fly it around the room easily without hitting anything. So kids can easily learn to fly this. It can not be destroyed easily(technically) as long as you don't smash it into something hard/sharp and stay away from water. All the plastic blades are inside the foam and protect them and if this craft falls it's all soft foam and won't hurt/break it. The only con is that you have 5 minutes of flight time to a 45-60 minute charge. I just wished it would be more like 20-30 minutes per charge. 5 minutes isn't much time when you are having fun!
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I've got a bad feeling about this
by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
July 6, 2017

Fun little toy. Sturdy and stands up to lots of crashing, which is good because it can be tough to fly (which I suppose the real one is too, at least according to Han). Can't beat it for the price, fun factor, and novelty (hey.. it's star wars), just don't expect it to fly as good as your traditional quad copter/drone. Flies ok outside but is very light. If there is any wind, it becomes more of a kite than a quad copter. Feels delicate, but handles the abuse. Flight time is reasonable at ~ 8-10 minutes.
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Cool star wars drone, but takes a lot of batteries
by Brennon Adams (4 out of 5 stars)
January 2, 2017

Wow is the word here. Our family has gone through a number of different drones with my nearly-11-year-old son. Previously, they have all had open blades, and they last about 30 min. This Air Hog Millenium Falcon has lasted us for over a week now, with no sign of stopping. It works great indoors, though I have my concerns about when it warms up and they take it outside. It is STAR WARS, so of course that is a cool factor.

The material is just painted styrofoam, and the thing eats batteries like crazy. It also takes 6 AA batteries, which is going to run you up a nice bill.

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