Air Wars Battle Drones Review

We were recently sent a very cool package in the post – one that I knew the kids would go mad for, and maybe even my Husband too. We were sent some Air Wars Battle drones and I have to say, they looked pretty cool. Drones have become such a huge ‘must-have’ item lately and I think making them into a kids battle toy was a pretty neat idea. 

The Air Wars Battle drone kit contains two drones – one red & one grey, with matching controllers. You receive 2 micro USB charging cables {you’re best using these cables with a USB charging plug which is not provided} as well as a selection of replacement blades and weapons to add to your drones. The basic goal of Air wars battle drones is simple, the first one to knock their opponent out of the skies, wins. 

The drones themselves are very lightweight – not for outdoor use because if a gust of wind came out of nowhere, you’d have to say goodbye to your drone. We’ve been using ours indoors and moving anything out of the way {that’s breakable} because learning to fly these guys took a little practice {for me especially!}. 

Setting them up was impressively simple – for each drone, you turn them on, the left analogue stick {thumb stick} you push it up, then down then press the large circular button in the middle of the controller and that should sync your drone to your controller. The lights on your drone should go static once you’ve successfully synced up with your controller. Just repeat this with the other drone/controller and you’re ready to battle. 

Knowing where the front of your drone is, is useful {I didn’t at first!} so on the red one the large black section I’m going to assume is your cockpit window, and on the grey one, the three little circular windows are the front of your drone. This helps massively when learning to fly these little guys. 

The launch button in the middle of your controller allows your drone to take off and land easily. If you ever find your drone going into a scary situation, like about to fly into the TV or down the back of a cabinet – or perhaps you’re outside {with no wind} and about to fly onto the road with an oncoming car. Press & hold the launch button for 2secs and this will command your drone to land safely. 

The left thumbstick on the controller allows you to control height and allowing you to turn with your drone and the right thumbstick allows you to move forward & backwards and side to side.  

Once you launch your drone you may notice that it’ll go too high or when you’re playing around with the controls you’ll notice it veering too far to the left or right etc, you can adjust it with the trim buttons – which I found to be a very cool feature. Using the trim controls allows you to adjust the way you like to fly your drone. 

You can also adjust your drones speed. We’ve had ours on the lowest setting because you know, beginners! But it’s a fun feature knowing that you can even increase/decrease the speed of your drone especially when you become a more confident flyer.

The drones also come with 4 already programmed attacks – top left: Ram attack, top right: Tornado attack, bottom left: 360 spin attack & bottom right: Circle attack. 

Before you take off for your first battle, remember to add a few weapons! The weapons are pretty cool and remind me a little of robot wars!

Now you’re ready to battle! 

The only downside to these drones is that you only get little bursts of play at a time – which I understand – because if the battery is too big, then the drones would lose their lightweight feature. So charging your drones you’ll get around 5-6 minutes play time before they need to be charged again. Make sure your drone is switched off while being charged. Another tip for you is keeping track of the front of your drone is quite tricky, so I find putting all of your weapons to the front of your drone makes this easier. 

Another tip for you is keeping track of the front of your drone is quite tricky, so I find putting all of your weapons to the front of your drone makes this easier. 

Overall? These drones are pretty fun – you can battle if you like {it’s a lot harder to hit each other than you would think!} or you can just fly them about on their own. We’ve had fun doing both! For the price of £79.99 {currently £58.39 over on Amazon!} I am going to say these Air Wars Battle drones are good value for money. They are simple to charge, durable and lots of fun. 

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this product for the purpose of my review. All thoughts, photos and opinions are entirely my own. 



  1. 10/10/2017 / 5:21 PM

    These battle drones look fantastic. My children have been asking for drones for a while. They would love these so much. Thanks for including the tips.

  2. 10/10/2017 / 9:59 PM

    Oh this looks like fun! Gaz and Lewis have drones but not battle ones like this, I bet they would love to play with these together! One for Christmas I think!

  3. 10/10/2017 / 10:18 PM

    These look so cool! My cousin would love this. Christmas present may be sorted!

  4. 11/10/2017 / 1:44 AM

    Aw man these look super cool!! It’s perfectly acceptable to want to play with these at the age of 25 right?

  5. 11/10/2017 / 5:53 AM

    Too bad these drones aren’t made for outside because I would have had your boys take out a Typhoon,that would have been epic….

  6. thenafranssen
    13/10/2017 / 12:47 PM

    Great review, we have a couple and they are a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing

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