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Vacation shopping for outdoor adventurers can be tricky, especially if they already have their fair share of everyday carry tools like and . However, drones allow them to survey landmarks from a distance, giving a new dimension to their explorations. So if you want to offer a unique gift to your nature lover, you can .

Usually $398, these dual-camera drones from Ninja Dragon dropped in price early thanks to our Every Day is Black Friday event. We’re launching discounts on some of our most popular gift ideas well before Thanksgiving weekend, so you don’t have to wait for the best price on that quadcopter bundle.

The Alpha Z PRO and the Flying Fox share many of the same features. Both feature 4K front cameras with 90 degrees of adjustment and 720 bottom cameras for top-down shots. They also offer four-channel navigation and use six-axis gyroscopes for smooth operation, making them excellent choices for beginner drone pilots.

Color variations aside (the Alpha Z PRO is black and the Flying Fox comes in a flashy silver colourway), flight time and control distance are the biggest differences between the two. The Alpha Z PRO can stay aloft for up to 12 minutes on a full charge, while the Flying Fox provides an additional three minutes. The latter also maneuvers up to 20ft further for a maximum of 320ft – that extra range and range could be crucial when navigating for the perfect angle.

These drones come with quality of life features. Headless mode requires no position setup during takeoff, and gesture controls let you send commands hands-free. You can get first-person views from the cameras by connecting to Ninja Dragon’s mobile app via WiFi. When satisfied, one-touch auto return reminds you of drones. Finally, the wings fold up for easy storage and transportation.

During our Black Friday is Every Friday promotion, you can . No coupon is needed for this early Black Friday discount, but inventory is limited, so grab it before it sells out.

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