The Millennium Falcon itself comes with its own internal batteries. These batteries just require a bit of charging to operate and don’t require any extra parts on your end. However, the controller is a different story. You’re going to need to empty out all your draws and search the cracks of your house because the controller requires not one, not two, but sixAA batteries. It is surprising because the controller does not look large enough to contain six batteries, but it somehow manages.
This can be a downside because, as we are all probably aware, batteries are not all that cheap, and you’re probably going to have to go out and buy a fresh pack just for this drone. It essentially adds another ten dollars to the price tag, which can be annoying, especially if you just received it in the mail, only to find out that you have only five batteries in the house.
It is not clear why the controller needs six AA batteries, but we suspect it may have something to do with those sound effects we mentioned earlier. The controller is also used as a charger for the drone itself, so this is likely a reason for having more batteries, but it is not clear why you can’t just plug the Falcon into a wall socket instead. It is disappointing to see such a large battery requirement for a feature that does not work that great and is unnecessary to the overall aesthetic of the Millennium Falcon. The charging issue could be solved by making the Millennium Falcon wall charger compatible but it isn’t. Just be sure you stock up on batteries before buying this item, and send a pack of batteries with it if you send it as a gift.
Overall, the battery life is nothing special. It is similar to most drones in respect to flying time and charge time, although the flight time may be a little shorter than is typical of some drones in the $100+ price range. The charge time is over an hour, which might be disappointing to some, but is, again, typical of many drones. The controller, however, stands out from most drones. It is an extremely simple remote, yet it still requires six AA batteries to operate. The remote does allow for charging of the Millennium Falcon, which is useful if you want to take it on a trip, but it mostly is an annoyance because it requires so many batteries.