16 December 2015

COMPETITION: Win a Kit Arcade Pico Drone

Sorry to keep droning on...

RC helicopters are great fun – nobody knows that more than we do. However, getting a drone or quadcopter to a place that is safe to fly can often be a challenge, as those things are hardly easy to store. Kit seem to have come up with a solution: store the drone inside its own controller. If that sounds insane, Kit have done so with a very small drone. We test the teeny tiny Kit Arcade Pico Drone... and you could win one!

The Arcade Pico can sit very happily in the palm of your hand. We've seen similar sized nano copters like this before - ones only really designed for indoors flight – but never one with such a clever storage solution. Usually the controllers that ship with quads of this size are very small themselves, but the Pico's is actually pretty chunky, making it easier to grip.

And the reason for that increase in size? The damn chopper fits right in it! A door opens up on top and the Pico slides right in. The thumb sticks of the controller can also be removed and inserted back within the body, creating a flat and smooth unit which can transported easily without anything getting damaged. Win!

The chopper itself is a plucky wee thing which, after a charge time of about half an hour, will give you five minutes of flight. Straight out of the box it performed very well, requiring just a slight trim adjustment to hover perfectly. Although the controller range is around 40 metres, you'll probably always be under that when flying around indoors, unless you live in a huge mansion you flash git. Also, as this thing is so light, we really do recommend you keep it indoors – just in case a big gust should carry it away into your neighbour's garden. Our neighbours hate us.

But, by crikey this thing fun! Quick, responsive and – due to the size – safe to use around kids, this will make a perfect stocking filler gift come the 25th. Plus, you'll never lose the controller. Double win!

Want one? Here's how to enter...

To enter simply get on Twitter and follow us (@thetestpit) and also Kit (@Kitaccessories), then retweet any tweet we've posted about the Kit Arcade Pico Drone competition before 6pm on 20th December 2015.

The competition will close at 6pm on 20th December 2015 and the winners will be notified soon after. UK entrants only please. To win the entrants must be following both The Test Pit and Kit at the time of the draw, and have previously retweeted at least one related tweet. The judges' decision is final. For T&Cs please send us an email.

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