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Promark P70 VR Drone @ Walmart $30 In-store YMMV

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Promar...e/54458195
I found a few Promark Virtual Reality Drones with Remote Control, VR 3D Glasses and 720P camera marked down to $30 in store.
Reviews aren't great and the camera is pretty low quality but you can get a mount for a GoPro to attach to the drone.

Edit: I added pictures I took while in the store.
In response to the post below it's not the GPS drone. The SKU is 54458195.

Im wondering if this is some kind of a Syma clone.
Here's a link to a GoPro mount from a YouTube video review where they took video on a ProMark VR drone with a GoPro attached and linked to the one they bought:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ITTXYJC
You can see that the listing is for Syma X8c and similar.


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Here's a cheaper version of a gopro shock mount for this drone:
https://www.amazon.com/YJYdada-Ca...B078GGYLLF

Also you can search on ebay for item # 273320975577 for a green version of that mount
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I bought two of these on Walmart clearance for $30 each. They are absolute trash. The signal randomly drops out after 20-40 ft. It does it's own things, even after resetting and recalibration every time. Prob worth the 30, but don't expect too much. The camera is also horrible.

I would not trust putting a GoPro on this. Once it randomly took off, and luckily I found it after about an hr search. Was thinking about giving the other to in-law for Xmas, but I don't really hate him.
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I bought two of these on Walmart clearance for $30 each. They are absolute trash. The signal randomly drops out after 20-40 ft. It does it's own things, even after resetting and recalibration every time. Prob worth the 30, but don't expect too much. The camera is also horrible.

I would not trust putting a GoPro on this. Once it randomly took off, and luckily I found it after about an hr search. Was thinking about giving the other to in-law for Xmas, but I don't really hate him.
I have to respectfully disagree. I think it's well worth $30. I have flown mine plenty of times without ever losing a signal and had a ton of fun so far. I decided I wanted to spend a little more on it and I bought a $9 mount, a cheap $20 action camera, some longer legs for $7, and have had a great time flying it around. I would highly recommend getting one for $30 if you have never had a drone, and want to play around. It's not a DJI, it's not a world beater, but at $30, it's a steal, and definitely not "absolute trash", in my opinion. Before I switched out the camera, I would let my wife put on the VR goggles while I flew it around the lake behind our house.

I will say, that I easily connected my iPhone, but I was never able to connect and use my Android. The connection kept trying to assign an IP address. I only tried twice. I don't try at all now, since I used the go-pro like action camera.

Here's a video I took this morning after I orignally commented.

https://youtu.be/BXmNdNrHZIw
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I have to respectfully disagree. I think it's well worth $30. I have flown mine plenty of times without ever losing a signal and had a ton of fun so far. I decided I wanted to spend a little more on it and I bought a $9 mount, a cheap $20 action camera, some longer legs for $7, and have had a great time flying it around. I would highly recommend getting one for $30 if you have never had a drone, and want to play around. It's not a DJI, it's not a world beater, but at $30, it's a steal, and definitely not "absolute trash", in my opinion. Before I switched out the camera, I would let my wife put on the VR goggles while I flew it around the lake behind our house.

I will say, that I easily connected my iPhone, but I was never able to connect and use my Android. The connection kept trying to assign an IP address. I only tried twice. I don't try at all now, since I used the go-pro like action camera.

Here's a video I took this morning after I orignally commented.

https://youtu.be/BXmNdNrHZIw
I didn't say it wasn't worth 30 dollars. It's definitely worth 30 dollars. I'm just saying that I have symptoms of some of the issues that were brought up in the reviews. I could also have a lot of interference. When it's stable, it is more than thirty dollars. It's just random for me about 20 percent of the time, which for me is kind of scary to be putting a go pro. In your case you bought a cheap camera, that would be okay.

I was saying I wouldn't trust it enough to put on a go pro... would you put an expensive go pro on there, or is that why you opted for a cheaper camera?

Yeah dude, no way in hell I would trust the drone over the water. It's not too far away. Did you go over water after walking towards drone, or did you stay in the original spot you started?
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I didn't say it wasn't worth 30 dollars. It's definitely worth 30 dollars. I'm just saying that I have symptoms of some of the issues that were brought up in the reviews. I could also have a lot of interference. When it's stable, it is more than thirty dollars. It's just random for me about 20 percent of the time, which for me is kind of scary to be putting a go pro. In your case you bought a cheap camera, that would be okay.

I was saying I wouldn't trust it enough to put on a go pro... would you put an expensive go pro on there, or is that why you opted for a cheaper camera?

Yeah dude, no way in hell I would trust the drone over the water. It's not too far away. Did you go over water after walking towards drone, or did you stay in the original spot you started?
Joe, I was actually respectfully disagreeing to the "absolute trash" part. I don't think it's absolute trash. After that, I was giving my own personal opinion of the drone. I added the "thinking it's well worth $30" at the end after I had typed the rest. I wasn't really thinking it through or about what you had written at that point I was just giving my opinion of a drone that has been very easy for me to fly so far. I've really enjoyed it, and had a blast.

I will say this for anyone reading, the first time I flew it with the 720p camera, I didn't know there was a clear plastic over the lens. I thought the camera looked horrible. Then I realized my 'doh' moment. I have a video with the orginal 720p also.

I bought a $20 action camera because I just don't need a go pro, or least I don't "know" that I do. I already have a cheap action camera in my car that records in car mode, and one for my kayak when the wife and I go out on the lake. I don't like to take the one out of the car every time I do something different. They work fine for me, so I never considered a go pro. It didn't really have anything to do with being afraid of the drone, but more so of me being cheap. I wouldn't put an expensive camera on any drone, regardless of which drone, or where I was flying it, unless I was prepared to replace it though, which is probably why I bought my third camera.

Yes, I stood in the same spot you see me in the video once I followed it down to the lake (basically from the time I first start going up). I went over the water, several feet out, as you can tell I was well passed the dock for a while. I have done so many times already. If it fails over the water, I guess I'm out $70 total or so for everything, But I've already got great videos out there.

There is one funny story. (funny now) I didn't put the drone in the water, but last Sunday, I put the controller in the water. I landed the drone in the center of the dock. I was so proud of myself. When I walked out to pick it up, I put the controller under one arm and was watching the video. When I went to turn off the camera, the controller fell and bounced 8 feet or so (two or three bounces) and I watched it teeter on the edge in slo-mo it seemed. Into the water it went. I took off my shoes and glasses, and jumped it. I turned it off, took out the batteries immediately, brought it back up the house, took it apart and let it dry out. I didn't venture over the water again until a couple of flights after putting the controller back together. Smilie.
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Joe, I was actually respectfully disagreeing to the "absolute trash" part. I don't think it's absolute trash. After that, I was giving my own personal opinion of the drone. I added the "thinking it's well worth $30" at the end after I had typed the rest. I wasn't really thinking it through or about what you had written at that point I was just giving my opinion of a drone that has been very easy for me to fly so far. I've really enjoyed it, and had a blast.

I will say this for anyone reading, the first time I flew it with the 720p camera, I didn't know there was a clear plastic over the lens. I thought the camera looked horrible. Then I realized my 'doh' moment. I have a video with the orginal 720p also.

I bought a $20 action camera because I just don't need a go pro, or least I don't "know" that I do. I already have a cheap action camera in my car that records in car mode, and one for my kayak when the wife and I go out on the lake. I don't like to take the one out of the car every time I do something different. They work fine for me, so I never considered a go pro. It didn't really have anything to do with being afraid of the drone, but more so of me being cheap. I wouldn't put an expensive camera on any drone, regardless of which drone, or where I was flying it, unless I was prepared to replace it though, which is probably why I bought my third camera.

Yes, I stood in the same spot you see me in the video once I followed it down to the lake (basically from the time I first start going up). I went over the water, several feet out, as you can tell I was well passed the dock for a while. I have done so many times already. If it fails over the water, I guess I'm out $70 total or so for everything, But I've already got great videos out there.

There is one funny story. (funny now) I didn't put the drone in the water, but last Sunday, I put the controller in the water. I landed the drone in the center of the dock. I was so proud of myself. When I walked out to pick it up, I put the controller under one arm and was watching the video. When I went to turn off the camera, the controller fell and bounced 8 feet or so (two or three bounces) and I watched it teeter on the edge in slo-mo it seemed. Into the water it went. I took off my shoes and glasses, and jumped it. I turned it off, took out the batteries immediately, brought it back up the house, took it apart and let it dry out. I didn't venture over the water again until a couple of flights after putting the controller back together. Smilie.
I bought two so i guess I'll try the second. I think mine must be a bad one.

There is a funny story where my two year old son ran off while I had it parked. While running after him I must have pressed the one button take off and it took me about an hr to find the drone. Luckily it wasn't in the trees, was wishing there was an audible function to find the thing.

You are too convincing that it isn't complete trash, but I assure you mine is, which leads me to believe I have a lemon.
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