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Force1 Scoot -Obstacle avoidance sensors on a sub-$50 drone?

The Force1 Scoot drone is a unique remote-free drone. Yes, that’s right, there isn’t a remote. So how do you control this mini-drone? You use the force.

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Take a look at one of the side sensors of the Scoot.

The Force1 Scoot

Ok, not the force per se…the Force1 Scoot uses sensors on the sides and bottom of the drone to help it fly. You toss it in the air to get started and it will hover and spin until it senses an object. Then it will fly in the opposite direction of that object. When it senses another object it will reverse direction. It is pretty simple and actually works quite well.

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Take a look at the sensors on the bottom of the Scoot drone.

Great drone for kids

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This drone is simple. This is all there is to it.

The Force1 Scoot is simple and different from anything else we have tested. I thought for sure it would be a lame gimmick, but it is actually a lot of fun. It is surrounded by a soft plastic cage that keeps it from damaging household items if it does, in fact, come into contact with something.

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This isn’t a drone for a hardcore enthusiast, but it is a good drone for a child. My children think this little drone is hilarious as they toss it and “chase” it around the room with their hand gestures. This drone makes a good gift and is an ideal stocking stuffer. We have also seen the Force1 Scoot sold as the JJRC HXB-003R.

Buy the Force1 Scoot from AmazonBuy the JJRC HXB-003R from Banggood

Other options

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The UFO 3000 is on the left and UFO 4000 is on the right.

Force1 makes a lot of quality drones. If you want something basic that has a remote control, then take a look at the UFO 3000 or 4000. It is an excellent beginner drone and also a solid option for children. Learn more about the UFO 3000/4000 here.

Order the Force1 UFO 3000Order the Force1 UFO 4000

Do you want a camera drone?

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Take a look at the Ryze Tello.

If you want a good beginner drone that you can control with a remote, the we’d recommend taking a look at the Ryze Tello. It is the most advanced drone you can buy for less than $100. Learn more about the Tello here.

Order a Tello from Amazon

Order a Tello from DJI

What Is the BEST Drone?

So what is the absolute best drone out there? That question isn’t as easy to answer as you’d think. BUT…for most people the answer is the DJI Mavic Air. It is portable, has an awesome camera and excellent flight modes. Learn more about the Mavic Air HERE.

Mavic Air remote control

Both the DJI Mavic Air and its controller can fold up for portability.

What Is Our FAVORITE Drone?

The Mavic Air is great but the drone that has us excited to go fly the most right now is the Parrot Anafi. The camera and gimbal setup on this drone allow it to do things that no other drone can. Plus, having the ability to zoom in on what you are filming is priceless. Learn more about the Parrot Anafi HERE.

anafi vs mavic

Choosing a favorite drone is hard, but the Parrot Anafi is just so unique.

What Drone Is the Best VALUE?

Mavic Air vs DJI Spark

The DJI Spark is an awesome drone and at $399 is half the price of the Mavic Air.

The best value on the market today has to be the DJI Spark. Now under $400, this little dynamo can do things that once upon a time cost over $1000. Learn more about the DJI Spark HERE. Still too much money for you? There are still some great options. Check out our list of the best drones under $200.

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Do you want to search by price? Click on your menu above or we can break it down for you. Check out drones under $50, from $50-100, from $100-200, from $200-500 or over $500. Maybe you like a good Top Ten list, we’ve got you covered.

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Learn More…

If you want to learn more about taking great pictures or flying FPV then check out our comprehensive guides on those topics. Also, take a look at our articles on how to choose the right drone for great aerial photos or for getting started flying race drones. Learn more about drones and how to get the most out of them in our Drone Academy. In the Academy, we also detail some of the advanced testing we do including drone thrust testing and camera quality testing.

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Half Chrome • November 5, 2018


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