We’ve gotten a decent amount of flying time with one of our new toys at HQ, the DJI Phantom 4, which we used in some of the shots you saw for our review of Ford’s Mustang 5.0L GT V8 Premium. It really is a great tool for getting those aerial shots that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to do without it. Not only is it a great tool for videographers, but it is actually fun to fly around as well. The problem is, it’s quite pricey and will leave a Php 73,000 dent in your bank account. If you’re just into the thrill of flying a drone, that’s some serious dime to shell out and potentially some serious dime wasted if you accidentally crash your fancy, new toy. There are a bunch of cheaper alternatives available at local toy stores, but if you want something with a little extra oomph, the Chimera Drone is definitely something to consider.
As the title of the article says, the Chimera Drone is the smallest hexacopter available in the market today. Its dimensions come in at 7.2 x 4.8 x 2.4 inches and weighs roughly 159 grams; that’s 33 grams lighter than the Apple 6S Plus. You can toggle the Chimera Drone through 3 flight speeds, depending on how much space you’ve got to fly in and how confident you are, and a built-in Flip n’ Roll feature for showing off. If you’re about to run out of juice while flying, take the Chimera Drone back home and plug it in for 40 minutes then you’re good to go. Best of all, it only costs $39.99 or Php 1881, so if you do manage into a major crash — it won’t hurt as much in the financial aspect, at least. There’s a Crash Kit bundled with Chimera Drone with each purchase, so it may fly again in an event of a minor accident.
Sadly, we haven’t seen the Chimera Drone in local stores, so if you happen to see one — hit us up in the comment section.