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Best nano drone 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated February 1, 2019
Best nano drone of 2018
So, what exactly would anyone want to know about nano drone? I know most of us don’t really care much about the history and the origin, all we want to know is which of them is the best. Of course, I will spare you the history and go straight on to the best nano drone. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your comfort, style, or accessibility, we have picks to fit a variety of needs and budgets. Below you can find 3 reviews of the best nano drone to buy in 2018, which I have picked after the deep market research. After carefully examining the reviews and ratings of the people who have used them earlier this listicle has been made.
Test Results and Ratings
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№1 – GoolRC T36 Mini RC Quadcopter Drone 2.4G 4 Channel 6 Axis With 3D Flip Headless Mode One Key Return Nano Copters RTF Mode 2 With Bonus Battery
Why did this nano drone win the first place?
The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I was completely satisfied with the price. Its counterparts in this price range are way worse.
Why did this nano drone come in second place?
Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed.
№3 – Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone for Kids Gift Portable Pocket Quadcopter with Altitude Hold 3D Flips and Headless Mode Easy to Fly for Beginners
Why did this nano drone take third place?
This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. I hope that the good reputation of the manufacturer will guarantee a long-term work.
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Eachine E10C Nano Quadcopter with 2.0MP Camera
Looking to buy a camera micro drone? Have a look at the Eachine E10C.
This guy comes with a megapixel camera, one of the most powerful cameras on any micro quadcopter. The drone also comes with different speed modes, allowing you to increase speed and turn radius as your pilot skills improve.
The E10C can do 360-degree flips in any direction. It comes with LED lights for flying in low light conditions, and the drone has a built-in 6-axis gyro for more stable flying.
This is the most useful feature new pilots can have. It helps protect your drone and the objects around it from braking, and it reduces the number of replacement propellers you might need.
Coolmade FY60Quadcopter with Wifi Camera FPV
We had never seen a drone like this before when we first laid eyes on it.
The quadcopter also comes with altitude hold mode (the drone will hold its altitude so you can focus on the camera), hand launching, and multiple speed modes.
For a drone of this size, the FY603 offers a ton of great features.
The EACHINE E010 is a fun little drone.
The E0comes with One Key Course Reversal — the push of a button causes the quadcopter to return back to you. But our favorite feature is Compass Mode. In this mode, the drone will change directions as you change the direction of the remote control.
For such an inexpensive flying drone, the E0comes with a nice set of features.
Cheerson CX-10C with Camera
The Cheerson CX-10C is the upgraded version of the CX-This version comes with a built-in camera that can take both photos and videos.
The quadcopter comes with speed modes, so as your skills improve you can bump up the speed and turn radius for more acrobatic flying.
It also comes with a low-battery alarm. This is extremely helpful for flying safely and making sure you land before the battery runs out. The quadcopter comes with LED lights for low light conditions, it can do 360 degree flips in all directions, and you can launch it from your hand.
The CX-10C is a nice little micro drone (and one of the cheapest options with a camera).
The Holy Stone HS170 Predator
It has decent-looking rotor guards, LED lighting, and color-coded front and rear rotors, so orientation should not be an issue. In case it is, though, there is a headless flight mode available, which can be very useful for beginners or if the drone gets so far away you can’t tell which end is which.
A big plus is that this quad has a removable battery, which is excellent and means you can fly as much as you’re willing to spend on batteries. Just let the motors cool for a few minutes between flights. The claimed flight time is 6-minutes and the charging time can be as much as 40 minutes if you use the USB charger. It should be possible to get a higher mAh battery for very little money, should you want to.
EACHINE E0Mini UFO Quad
Before knowing anything about the EACHINE E0Mini UFO, I knew that I really loved the way that it looks. It’s got a fuselage with a little mock cockpit, giving it the appearance of a futuristic flying sportscar. I mean, functionally it really doesn’t matter what it looks like, but it’s just a cool little design. In fact, this would inspire me to buy a few of these little guys and then race my friends. In which case it’s a good thing the E0comes in both red and green. This way as you and your buddy chase each other around there’s no confusion about who’s who.
Unlike some of those aforementioned models, you’ll find some shoulder buttons on the E0The left shoulder switch changes input speed modes between low and high. The right one is the auto flip.
Incredibly for a tiny drone in this price range, there’s also headless mode and one key return. Just make sure you’re in an open space, because it’s not an intelligent function. Still, pretty good for this tiny toy.
People who’ve bought the E0report that it’s a solid little flyer that will give you five minute of flight on a 30 minute charge. All in all, it’s a neat little machine.
As a weird added bonus, it seems that EACHINE offers a crude looking FPV upgrade module, which is insane, pointless and I’m sort of in love with it. I couldn’t find where to buy one though or how much it costs. Such is life.
Syma X5C Quadcopter
Price-wise the X5C is no more expensive than a decent drone of a smaller size, so it’s still “nano” in the price category. Design-wise the X5C is pretty conventional, with a plain X-shaped frame and no clear nose or tail. Even the camera blister is pretty conservative.
Thanks to its slightly greater size, the X5C gives longer flight time than the typical nano drone. The claimed number is seven minutes rather than five, but it also takes 100 minutes to fully charge the battery. Which means an extra 40 minutes of charging for two extra minutes of flight.
The X5C is equipped with an HD-resolution camera. This 720p 30fps camera isn’t capable of live FPV broadcast though, so if you have your heart set on an FPV drone in this price range you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Because this is not a true nano, it means you can exactly replace parts and do better maintenance. It also makes the X5C quite moddable, which might include replacing the camera with an FPV-capable module.
In terms of flight, people seem to love the X5C. It’s quick, stable and easy to fly. I think it’s size is in a sweet spot just above that of the typical nano, which means you can also use it for outdoor flight if it isn’t too windy.
The Hubsan XH107C Micro Quadcopter
Hail to the king, baby! The legendary Hubsan Xprobably needs no introduction, but in case you’re completely new here this is the quadcopter that gets listed time and time again as the best quad to use for learning your piloting skills.
It probably isn’t necessarily the best in every regard, at least not anymore, but it’s just an all-round, solid product that’s friendly to beginners but really lets you rip as your skill level grows.
The Xis also known for it’s above-average power level, with those tiny motors giving a surprising level of acceleration and speed.
This particular model comes with a camera, although you need to provide the SD card for it.
Here you can see the results of the 0.MP camera and really, for such a cheap little thing this is just a fun extra. It allows you to record your flights and get a little more entertainment while you wait to charge your battery.
The design of the Xis by now instantly recognizable and the radio transmitter is functional and pretty comfortable, by all accounts. The Xis priced at the higher end of our budget in this category, but I think it’s easily worth it, considering how well it performs.
Syma X20 Mini Pocket Drone
Even though it doesn’t actually look at all like it, the Syma X20 still reminds me a lot of the original DJI Phantom. Syma has developed quite the reputation for making good quality, yet affordable toy-grade drones. The original X20 was well-received and they’ve decided to update the winning formula to keep up with how fast nano-drones are advancing.
It’s a good thing too, because the competition is packing in as many features as possible. So the headless mode support is pretty much par for the course at this point. One feature that does stand out however is the one-touch takeoff and landing. For beginner pilots one of the hardest things to learn is taking off and landing again. I know it took me a week just to lift off and shakily hover with an RC helicopter back in the day. Sure, it might seem like “cheating”, but I think a feature like this makes the hobby much more accessible and will ease new pilots in without having them quit from frustration.
The X20 gives you about minutes of flight time off a 50-minute charge via USB. That’s not too bad, but it does suck that the battery is built-in and therefore you can charge up a bunch. The X20 is however so cheap that I guess you could buy more than one.
I might not recommend it though, since it seems that people are being too enthusiastic when putting in the charging cable. Syma has posted warnings about it in a bid, I guess, to indemnify themselves. So while it seems to be a good little drone in general, if you’re a butter-fingers maybe buy something else.
EACHINE E5FPV Selfie Drone
Wait a second here EACHINE. This drone of yours looks suspiciously like the DJI Spark which is taking the world by storm. I’m sure it’s a total coincidence and it’s not an exact likeness, but at a glance a lot of people would do a double take.
To be honest, the E5drone looks like someone made a fuselage out of spare vacuum cleaner casings, but it’s not exactly ugly. It looks sort of retro-modern in a way.
So this is an FPV drone which uses your phone as the video receiver. The phone simply slots into the clip on the radio transmitter and you’re good to go. Of course you need the right app, but once you’ve got the setup locked down it’s straightforward.
Since this drone is marketed as a selfie/video drone, it’s a good thing it has an altitude hold function, which keeps the drone flying at the same height when you let go of the stick.
However let’s be realistic about our expectations for a drone at this price range. Just a year or two ago you would have no hope of picking up an FPV unit at this price. Now you can have fun looking around the neighbourhood with a live video feed without having to drop hundreds of dollars. If you want to capture footage to reuse then this was never going to work, but as a fun machine to explore your environment with it’s a great entry into the world of FPV flying.
The Cheerson CX-Mini
You get a tiny little transmitter, which is the same one bundled with some other nano drones like the ones from Revell. I have actually used this transmitter personally, and I have huge hands so I can attest to how comfortable it is.
You also get the quad itself at just over an an inch in diameter, a spare set of rotors, and a USB charger. Like most nanos the battery is not removable, but with these teeny, tiny motors it probably isn’t a good idea to have lots of consecutive flights anyway. The charge time is about 30 to 40 minutes and that gives you a good reason to buy a couple if you don’t want your fun interrupted.
The transmitter is good for about 120 feet, although you need the eyes of an eagle to even spot the CX-at half that range.
There are three control rates and a flip function, each activated with a click of the left and right sticks, respectively.
The only real gripe I have is that all four rotors are the same color in the marketing pictures and in the YouTube videos I’ve seen. Not that great when trying to figure out your orientation, and the CX-doesn’t have a headless mode.
The tiny CX-is a great little quad even before you take the silly low price into account; given that it is so cheap I can’t recommend it enough. Buy a handful and just go out and have fun.
The Syma XQuadcopter Car
As an RC car it even looks pretty good, especially the all-black version. According to buyers it both drives and flies well. Although, it could fly like a brick and I’d still want one.
The total battery life is about minutes, although they don’t say how much of this is in the air and how much on land. Luckily there are two batteries included as standard, so you can get 1minutes out of it before heading to recharge.
In car mode it has two speeds and it also has two control rate modes when flying. It also has a flip function, which is cool and probably extra ridiculous given that this is a flying car.
The Syma X11C Mini Drone
Heavy sits the crown, eh Hubsan X4? The Syma X11C is aimed squarely at the Hubsan XH107C. It’s a little more expensive than the X4, but boasts a 2MP camera instead of the X4’s 0.MP job. It has an easily-removable battery, included rotor guard frame, and a 4GB SD card. It can basically do everything the Xcan, but trumps it in some areas.
It’s a pretty tough choice, but on paper the X11C is clearly the one to go for. People have differing opinions between the two, but unless you buy both (and why not?) and fly them head to head I’d doubt anyone would care.
Still, the Xis a tried and tested little monster. You should probably buy the X11C; I would buy the X4.
Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3
The palm-sized DJI Spark can be flown using nothing but hand gestures, and is made for those who want to quickly and easily capture video at the spur of the moment. An optional controller extends its range to 1.miles, and the drone will fly for up…
How We Test Drones
Design: How well is the drone built, and does it look good? If it comes with a controller, we take a look at its ergonomics.
Flight time: How long can the drone stay in the air before its battery runs out? This varies a lot based on the size of the drone, but the best drones have batteries that last up to 25-30 minutes.
FAA has rules you have to follow. The most important two: Never fly around or above people, and always keep your drone in sight. The FAA has a full list of safety guidelines for model aircraft that you should check before you take off. There are also restrictions on where you can fly: For example, within miles of an airport is off limits. Mapbox provides a great interactive map of no-fly areas, and local RC (Remote Control) aircraft clubs may list fields that they use.
Most drones use a remote control with two joysticks — a bit like an Xbox or PlayStation controller. One stick controls what’s called the attitude of the quadcopter, including roll (tilting left and right) and pitch (tilting up and down). The other stick controls throttle and the rotation of the quadcopter. A good remote control should fit well in the hand, with sticks resting comfortably under your thumbs and providing a smooth, responsive feel that allows you to guide the quadcopter by touch.
Some models skip the remote control, or offer it as an extra-cost feature, and instead use a smartphone connected via Wi-Fi and a flying app. These apps often provide a live video view from the quadcopter camera. However, apps don’t allow the precision of real controllers: It is easier for your thumbs to slip, possibly causing a crash.
Construction and Repair
Regardless, things still get broken sometimes, particularly racing drones. A good model will offer a ready supply of cheap parts like rotors and struts to replace the broken ones, and will make it easy to swap these parts out when required. The same is true of batteries.
Want to show off your aerial exploits? A camera, either built-in or add-on, can capture those dramatic vistas for posterity. Most budget models use the equivalent of a cheap webcam, capturing low-resolution video (usually 640 x 480-pixel resolution) to an internal memory card for later viewing.
More sophisticated models offer high-definition video capture or the ability to connect an HD action camera such as a GoPro. Some drones also offer first-person view (FPV), sending a pilot’s-eye view from the drone itself to a phone or tablet. Some models offer video goggles for the ultimate pilot-seat flying experience.
This is the Coolmade FY60And it has got far more going for it than just its looks.
The quadcopter also comes with altitude hold mode (the drone will hold its altitude so you can focus on the camera), hand launching, multiple speed modes, and a unique propeller guard setup to protect it from almost all angles.
The GoolRC TNano is a fun cheap nano quadcopter. And it comes with a surprising amount of features.
The TNano can do 360 degree flips in any direction, has two speed settings, and it comes with a 6-axis gyro flight control system to help with stability.
The EACHINE E010 is a fantastic little quad.
The E0comes with One Key Course Reversal — with a push of the button the quadcopter returns back to you. But our favorite feature is Compass Mode. In this mode, the drone will change directions as you change the direction of the remote control.
For an inexpensive flying quadcopter, the E0comes with a nice set of fun features.
When considering cost and ease of learning, the Hubsan Xquadcopter drone is the best drone for any beginner. With a growing collection of different models at various price points, the Hubsan Xwill allow you to pick what features you want for your first drone purchase.
Starting at the lowest price point, the Hubsan XH107L is a barebones quadcopter drone that’ll offer you a basic introduction to aerial acrobatics. Next up is the Hubsan XH107P, which is the next generation version of the H107L and includes added functionality like built-in altitude control.
Moving up to the mid-tier model, the Hubsan XH107C features a fixed camera that can record 480P or 720P video. Like the lower tier model, the H107C also has a new generation version titled the Hubsan XH107C+. This new generation quadcopter drone also includes the added altitude control functionality for more stable video capture.
One great benefit of the Hubsan Xis the ease at which you can replace parts for the drone. They come with an extra set of rotors in the original box and “crash packs” are available online for a reasonable price. To change out the rotors, all you need is their special tool (included in box) to pop them off and on. Very easy to do even for someone with zero experience.
The drone comes mostly assembled right out of the box, so setup is as simple as charging the battery. With a 6-axis gyroscope and a 4-Channel transmitter, the controls on the X5C-are responsive and smooth, offering an extremely pleasant flying experience even for the most novice of pilots.
The controller itself comes with a built-in LED screen for displaying flight details in real-time. The Syma X5C-also offers two flight modes and a colorful LED light, to allow pilots to adapt to different operational environments like flying with slight wind or in low light environments.
Blade Nano QX 3D
Hubsan has shown itself to be a leader in the consumer drone industry with the release of their first brushless camera drone, the Hubsan XH501S. Featuring light-weight brushless motors for added power, automated flight controls, and headless flight mode, the H501S is the ideal camera drone for novice pilots with just a little bit of flight time.
If looking to get into camera drones for the first time or just wanting to add another low-cost, but high quality quadcopter to your hangar, the Hubsan XH501S is the perfect drone to buy.
DJI Phantom Pro
A proven leader in the camera drone market, DJI has released the latest version of its flagship Phantom quadcopter drone series, the DJI Phantom With three models, the Phantom is the pinnacle of drone technology and blurs the lines between mid-level and semi-professional camera drones.
In order to produce the stunning visual shots its known for, the Phantom camera shoots true 4k UHD video at 30fps or slow motion 1080p HD video at a ridiculously high 120fps. Every shot comes out crystal clear and smooth no matter with the help of a 3-axis stabilization gimbal.
Both models of the Phantom provide many other great features, including auto return home, one-tap flight controls, visual tracking, and obstacle awareness, making it one of the easiest camera drones ever to fly.
Combined with a nearly 30 minute flight time and long-range control distances of ~miles for the Phantom standard and ~for the Pro, the DJI Phantom series is the perfect choice for pilots of any experience looking to shoot stunning aerial photos and video on a semi-professional level.
Flight time and range
Cheap drones tend to fly for about five- to minutes before they need recharging, and USB chargers tend to take 30- to 60 minutes to recharge the batteries. Try to get a drone with replaceable batteries and buy a couple of spares.
Although some manufacturers claim a range of over 100m for cheap drones, it’s best to assume you’ll never get more than about 50m. By law in the UK, you must keep drone in your line of sight at all times, anyway.
Small and light drones will be blown around in the wind, so warm, windless days are the best times to fly, although the smallest micro drones can be flown indoors.
For bigger drones, such as DJI’s Phantoms, expect flight times around 20-2minutes and a range measured in miles, not metres. These use big batteries but are of course bigger and heavier than toy drones. Even the most expensive consumer drones (and we’re talking £2,000) don’t fly for longer than 30 minutes.
You will crash your drone and you will break things, usually propellers. Almost all drones come with a full set of spare rotors, but as two rotate anti-clockwise and the other pair clockwise, you’ve got only two spares for each pair of spindles.
Check first if spare parts are easy to obtain for a particular drone, and also their prices.
Not all drones come with cameras. You don’t need a camera, since you should always have the drone in your line of sight while flying it. And even if a drone has a camera, it may not offer FPV (First Person View, a real-time video stream) which you need in order to fly it without line-of-sight.
At the cheaper end of the price scale you’ll be lucky to get even 720p (1280×720) video, but if you want a drone for aerial video go for at least 1080p (1920×1080). Bear in mind that – as ever – you can’t trust specs alone. Read our reviews to find out how good each drone’s camera is.
However, you’ll only get great quality footage if you buy a drone with a gimbal. This is a stabilised mount for the camera which keeps it steady when the drone tilts or moves around.
Gimbals don’t come cheap, though. If you have a limited budget and have a GoPro (or other action camera) already, consider a drone with a GoPro or gimbal mount. Two-axis gimbals can be bought for around £60. The WLToys V30and Flying 3D Xare capable of carrying a GoPro-style camera.
The Spark is even tinier than the Mavic Pro, so you can take it just about everywhere with you. And you can control it with just your hands, taking selfies and recording video without a controller.
It even has the Mavic Pro’s obstacle avoidance and brilliant new Quick Shot modes which create handy processed clips you can share to Facebook.
DJI Phantom 4
The Phantom Advanced replaced the Phantom It’s even more expensive but has the Pro model’s 20Mp camera which can shoots 4K video at 60 frames per second and is very easy to control.
Batteries are very expensive and the intelligent modes, although catching up, don’t quite match those you’ll get with a 3DR Solo which, in our opinion, is still the better choice if you need to capture complex cinematic aerial shots.
The Solo, though, doesn’t come with a camera and lacks obstacle avoidance, so the Phantom Advanced is a great choice if you can afford it.
The Karma is another folding drone, though it’s much bigger than DJI’s Mavic Pro. It isn’t as smart, either, with no obstacle avoidance.
And because it uses a GoPro camera, it also means it should be upgradeable in the future.
If you’re not the type to want to build your own racing drone, it’s remarkably good value and saves a lot of time and research.
Hubsan H501S X4
Hubsan’s H501S comes with a built-in camera, and a remote control with a handy 3.7in screen. This means you can see a first person view as if you were on board – indeed, the remote also has an analogue video output for use with matching FPV goggles.
It also has GPS and lasts around 20 minutes from a single charge, although it does take hours to recharge, so buy a spare battery or two – they’re cheap enough.
The XFPV isn’t meant for recording amazing aerial video.
Instead it’s intended as a starter drone with first-person view. There’s a screen built into the controller and it’s ready to fly.
If you invest in some extra batteries and time in learning to fly it properly (it’s completely manual with no auto-hovering), the H107D can be a rewarding and fun drone. But, compared to the others here, it is much more of a toy.
Basic tricks and flips
Take your skills to the next level. Become a stunt pilot and master incredible tricks, flips and more.
See the world from new heights. Snap pictures and shoot video from the skies.
Capture, record and enjoy your adventures with crisp 720p photos and video.
It’s time for action! Race across land, sea or water and perform spectacular tricks, races and battles.
Why stick to the skies? Discover drones that can speed across the ground or even over water.
Don’t fly close to buildings and cars
Drones must be kept at least 50 metres away from any building or structure. Some drones are fine to use indoors – check the manufacturer’s guidance.
You’ll want to show off your drone, but flying over groups of people or crowds is prohibited. An accident could result in serious injury. Stay 50 metres away from any person.
Don’t be surprised if you crash your drone
Flying drones isn’t always easy, and while many models come with technology to help you, this in turn can make them more complicated to operate. If you’re keen to develop your skills, you may want to choose a lower cost model first to practice with.
The pocket-sized Wingslan Sis designed intelligently for those who want to experience a comfortable and immersive flight. Some of Wingslan S6’s features that work to give you this experience include the 4k camera with a 3-axis digital stabilization system. The two features let you capture detailed photos and footages.
Besides the 4K camera, Wingslan Salso supports the Follow me, Return to Home, orbit, and auto hovering intelligent functions that collaborate to give you a fun flight experience. You can operate it using its controller or it comprehensive smart app.
You can equip your Wingslan Swith a boom gun for aerial shooting, a searchlight for night flight, and propeller guards. This drone is not an excellent buy for those who would love to fly higher than 100 meters above the ground.
The Vortex 1racing quad features ultra-powerful motors and tri-blade propellers that provide strong synergy for speed. Unlike most of its competitors that come in separate parts that might be quite hard to assemble, this type comes fully assembled. On that account, this drone would be an ideal option for hobbyists who dread the assembly part of the drone.
Hubsan H507A X4
Hubsan H507A Xis a micro fpv quadcopter intended for hobbyists who love to capture and stream footages while exploring the sky. The drone uses the Universal GPS positioning system for advanced flight control, and a 720 HD camera. The Hubsan Xis a great little mini drone for beginners.
Hubsan H507A Xcomes with a transmission distance of 100 meters, a flight time of up to minutes, and a Wi-Fi FPV for video streaming. This micro FPV quadcopter supports the one-key automatic return to home, follow me, and the headless mode functions.
Holy Stone F180W Quadcopter
If you are on a tight budget, you should consider Holy Stone’s F180W mini RC drone, one of the most affordable micro quadcopter in our best list. Despite its low price, this mini RC drone has almost every feature that you would find in its expensive competitors.
For instance, Holy Stone F180W mini RC drone utilizes the 6-axis Gyro, a universal flight system that enhances flight stability, an HD FPV camera for real-time video streaming, and the 360-degree flip function for an immersive flight. It has a transmission range of 120 meters and a flight time of minutes. Its 2Mp camera is not powerful enough for professional photo taking.
RC Quadcopter Drone with 2.0MP Camera
Kidcia’s RC mini quadcopter is another excellent option for those on a tight budget. Different from its competitors reviewed above, this drone features foldable arms that facilitate portability. This makes it the right fit for hobbyists with a mobile life.
Besides the foldable arms, this drone also has an integrated 2MP camera for live video streaming, LED navigation lights for nighttime visibility, one button take off/ land key, and a one key return home function for an emergency landing. It utilizes the 6- axis gyro system which enhances flight stability. RC quadcopter drone’s basic design might not be ideal for step-up and pro hobbyists.
Rabing Mini Foldable RC Drone
Rabing’s foldable mini drone is stylishly designed for hobbyists who love to look unique. Besides the unique looks, the mini foldable drone also comes with a miniature FPV capable HD camera for video streaming. Depending on your choice, you can operate Rabing mini foldable RC using its stylish and comfortable to use controller or using a smartphone app.
JJRC H3mini quadcopter s is the most affordable but feature mini-drone in our list. Some of the features that make this drone recommendable include the 6-axis gyroscope that delivers a stable flight and integrated LED lights for nighttime flights.
This miniature drone also supports the headless mode function that lets you fly the drone in any orientation, D rolls that let you roll the drone for an immersive flight experience, and the return to home function for emergency landing. It is a good buy for entry level hobbyists on a low budget.
SKEYE Nano Camera Drone
SKEYE Nano Camera drone is another good option you would consider when looking for a good Nano drone. Some of the features that make it an amazing camera include the 6-axis flight control system that ensures flight stability regardless of your skill level and a small but powerful camera that captures and records footage.
Other features that make this drone amazing include the 0.6ounces lightweight for easy portability, an altitude hold function, and 360-degree flips that let you create aerobatic flips. Its easy take-off and landing feature makes it an excellent option for entry-level hobbyists.
EACHINE E0Mini UFO Quadcopter
EACHINE E0mini quadcopter comes in Red Green and black colors to let you purchase a drone whose color fits into your taste. For this reason, the drone would be an excellent option for pilots who want to incorporate style into their hobby. Like most Nano quadcopters, this one uses 6-axis gyro, a system that keeps the drone stable.
In addition to style, this nano rc quadcopter also supports the one-key return to home function that lets you land the drone on its initial take-off position, the 360-degree rollover, and a compass mode that changes the drone’s direction in relation to the controller’s orientation. Its basic design makes it an excellent option for beginners but not pros.
HUBSAN H11Nano QMini RC
If you are on a tight budget or looking for cheap drones, Hubsan H11Nano Qis for you since it is the cheapest drone in our Nano drone category. Hubsan H11Nano Qutilizes the 6-axis flight control system, a universal system used in most drones. These are great nano drones for beginners.
It’ll take you less than a minute to unbox the Parrot Swing and start flying. The Swing’s battery allows for 8.minutes of flying time, the second longest of all the cheap drones we tested. And if you’re worried about crashes, the Swing proved sturdy in our tests, surviving a 20-foot drop onto concrete. Its unusual X-wing shape allows you to switch from the ultra-steady quadcopter mode to a “plane” mode where the drone tilts forward and flies more quickly; the dual modes mean that you won’t outgrow the drone as your skills improve.
Pint-sized autonomous flight
The palm-sized Nano QX is light and safe enough to fly indoors. It also has some autonomous-flight options that make it easy for beginners to use, but it isn’t as steady in windy conditions as the Parrot Swing.
If the Parrot Swing is unavailable or you want something zippier and safer to fly indoors, the tiny Horizon Hobby Blade Nano QX is a good option. Like our main pick, it can hold its position in the air, so flying it is relatively easy for beginners, and it has a similar dual-mode option for faster and more agile flying when you’re ready for more-advanced piloting. It drifted a bit more in the wind during our testing, so it’s not as great for outdoor flying as our main pick. But it is one of the fastest drones we tested, and it comes with the widest range of cheap replacement parts.
If you want a small, fast drone and don’t care about autonomous-flying features, the Hubsan Xis a worthy buy at about half the cost of the Nano QX. While it’s just as fun and easy to fly as the Nano QX in manual mode, the equally small Xfar surpassed the competition in our indoor and outdoor agility testing. Just be sure to buy the optional propeller-blade protector, because the included blades are prone to breaking.
If you’ll accept a more difficult learning curve in exchange for faster flying, or if you’re already a capable drone pilot, the Aukey Mohawk might be the right drone for you. In our tests, it responded nimbly to flight controls, performing the best of the larger drones we flew through our obstacle course. It also has a few autonomous features, such as returning to home and flipping.
Who should get this
The appeal of drones is obvious to anyone who sees them in flight. Whether you want to take jaw-dropping aerial videos or race at 60 miles per hour, a drone is a vehicle to take to the sky. It’s one of humanity’s easiest paths to flying.
Most inexpensive drones work with a radio controller that gives you two joysticks to control the drone’s up, down, and side-to-side motion. It’s similar to the controllers that come with more expensive drones, so flying an inexpensive drone will prepare you for using its more advanced cousins—if you buy an inexpensive drone and then decide to upgrade later, the flight controls will feel like a natural transition. In fact, more-expensive drones are usually easier to fly thanks to their more-advanced autonomous-flight options.
Anyone serious about drone photography should skip this category of drones and spend a little more for a GoPro-compatible drone, or a lot more for a camera-equipped drone with advanced autonomous-flying features. (Check out our guide to the best photography drones.) Serious drone racers should think about spending a bit more on an upgradable drone that can shift with their racing requirements—and keep up with the competition. We don’t cover more-expensive racing drones in this guide, but FPV Drone Reviews covers some options.
The ability to hover in place gives you the freedom to focus on flying instead of learning the basics of manually piloting a drone.
The Swing is our only pick that comes with a camera, but the drone uses it exclusively for stabilization, not for photography. With a 0.3-megapixel resolution, the component is not worth considering as a viable camera or as a factor in whether to buy the Swing.
Flaws but not dealbreakers
A drone that can convert from a quadcopter to a plane is nifty and unusual—but that design also means that the Parrot Swing is not perfectly optimized to be either one. In quadcopter mode, this drone, though responsive, felt too awkwardly shaped to maneuver through our obstacle course; in plane mode, the Swing flew more slowly than other fixed-wing models. Parrot advertises a top speed of 18.6miles per hour, which is not fast enough for a real drone race but good enough for tooling around in your backyard.
The Eachine E0is the cheapest drone we tested and one of the most fun to fly. This tiny drone feels almost unbreakable, which makes it a fun choice for giving to kids or flying indoors if you want something ultra-cheap. But while it’s a nice gateway drone for aspiring racing pilots, in our tests it didn’t offer as much control during flight as the Xor the Nano QX.
The DM00was recommended to us by a racing-drone expert, and we could see why: You assemble the drone yourself, and it gives you lots of options for customization, which hobbyists prefer. However, we broke the drone during the assembly process, and it never got off the ground. It’s too much of a hassle for most beginners.
The DBPower MJX X400W is a photography-focused drone similar in style to the Cheerwing CWDBPower advertises features such as flips and live streaming from the camera to your phone, but those features weren’t enough to overcome its poor performance on our obstacle-course test, as this model was slow and difficult to control.
Although the UDI U818A has a camera and a visually interesting design with four large hoops surrounding the propeller blades, we found it slow and awkward to fly—the light plastic frame wanted to sail away on the wind. This drone does let you push a button to do a flip.
If you’re just starting out, GPS is invaluable and worth paying more for if you’re looking for stable flying out of the box, especially for photos and video. GPS is something you won’t typically find on toy-grade drones, and although they’re good to practice with, new pilots might find toy drones to be incredibly frustrating.
Flight times are still relatively short
Battery life is still the suck when it comes to drones. Several camera drones claim a battery life at or around 30 minutes. When a manufacturer gives you a flight time, that is typically reached under ideal testing conditions in a controlled environment. The faster you fly, the more weight you add, the stronger the winds you’re flying in, the quicker the drone will sap its battery. Plus, there’s the time it takes to get up in the air and land that’s not accounted for in that time.
My general rule of thumb is to take whatever the manufacturer claims and subtract 5-minutes for midsize drones like the Yuneec Typhoon H or DJI Phantom drones. Toy drones typically get between and minutes of good flying, though some can hit the 10- to 12-minute range.
Know your RTF from your FPV
Like any hobby or technology, there’s a whole lot of lingo and abbreviations that come with the territory. Here are some of the ones you’ll come across the most.
Ready-to-fly (RTF): A drone that requires little to no assembly and is ready to fly out of the box.
Almost-ready-to-fly (ARTF or ARF): These drones may require some minor assembly and additional equipment such as a receiver (Rx) and radio transmitter (Tx) aka a radio controller.
First-person view (FPV): The video feed direct from a camera on the drone. It can be used for framing your photos or videos as well as piloting. With drone racing, pilots usually wear FPV goggles for an immersive experience.
Return-to-home (RTH): A safety feature that allows the drone to autonomously fly back to the pilot’s location or starting point.
Gimbal: A mechanical camera stabilization system that lets you get smooth video and sharp photos even with fast movements or in high winds.
Headless mode: Intended for beginner pilots, using this mode means the drone will always travel forward, backward, left or right when moving your remote’s stick in those directions, regardless of which way the front of the drone is pointed.
Follow me: A feature that allows a drone to automatically follow a subject, typically using a GPS signal from a mobile device, remote control or a beacon attached to the subject being tracked.
Newest Syma X20 Mini Pocket Drone
The Syma X20 mini pocket drone is nothing but a bunch of surprises. Headless mode, altitude setting, LED lights, one button operation all in this one small quadcopter is truly unbelievable and makes it worth every penny you spend.
DROCON Scouter Foldable Mini RC drone
If you are one among those parents who think twice and in fact thrice before spending money on toys thinking less expensive ones won’t last long, then sorry, your theory has got an exception here.DROCON Scouter mini RC drone is a great sturdy toy. Backed with all the interesting features, this little gadget worth every penny you spend. The micro quad can be a great gift for the young drone enthusiasts out there.
Initial manufacturer version did have a 30m camera (which is going to be less useful anyway). But it is been removed to offer the product at an affordable price range and to increase the flying time.
TOZO Q2020 Drone RC Mini Quadcopter ‘Small yet so much fun’ – is all one can exclaim by flying this mini quadcopter from TOZO. It is a nice basic drone that is definitely going to give you a lot fulfilled flying experiences. This stable fun toy is sure to beat all your expectations from lower end mini drones.
SKEYE Mini Drone with HD Camera Want to video record your first drone flying experience? Yes, it is made possible by Skeye mini-drone with HD camera. Get better at flying step by step; first in beginner’s mode and then by setting the advanced mode. The luxury of recording every progress in the entire pilot journey is a big plus.
BLADE Nano QX BNF Quadcopter
Remember, it is a nano drone. Having said that, be ready to receive a tiny drone that is of your palm size and works well only indoors. Also, the unit is BNF (Bind and Fly) type and you need to have a transmitter that needs to be bond with this nano drone.
Now, if you want a drone just for indoor use and not expecting to capture photos or for any other serious use, then the BLADE BNF quadcopter is a good choice to opt for.
It flies well, easy to operate and hover. Once you master the art of drone flying you can easily increase the speed of flying by setting agitation mode.
EACHINE E0Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone
So, in short, with EACHINE quadcopter in hand, unlimited fun is assured! Also, for the sake of having the fun of flying a drone, you need not have to burn your pocket. The EACHINI E0mini UFO quadcopter is available in an affordable price range.
To sum it up, if you are looking for a small drone for beginners, without great expectations like the built-in camera and other fancy things, then this simple, less expensive tiny drone is sure to be a satisfying purchase.
We hope, after going through our thorough unbiased review on some of the best mini-drones available on the market, now you are clear with your drone shopping plans. However, by reading so many new drone terminologies and key features and many other technical kinds of stuff you may be still having some doubts. Relax, we the drone trends are still with you and happy to help you.
Our detailed mini drone buying guide is sure to solve all your doubts.
The battery life that the company claims is achieved under lab conditions in a controlled environment. In reality, the battery life of a drone depends on several factors. The faster you fly the drone, the more flips and tricks your trying, the worse the weather you’re flying in, the quicker the battery dies. Video recording and taking pictures also count here. Battery life of most of the mini drones will be less than minutes.
Now, this is about doing your self-assessment before buying a drone and is an important factor to be considered because of the obvious reasons.
If you are totally new to this drone thing and buy an expensive, advanced drone, you may end up crashing it. You drone may even go totally out of control and fly away, orbiting around the earth. Jokes apart, you end losing a lot of money.
So, it always recommended to hone your drone flying skills on cheaper models and then slowly work your way up. Keeping this in mind, some of the drone manufacturers like DROCON or SKEYE have intelligently developed drones with different speed levels. This helps in learning the art of drone flying step by step easily.
The control distance is the distance till where the controller can maneuver the drone. For mini drones, the remote control distance will vary from 30 to 100 meters.
While flying the mini-drone indoor, coverage distance may not be a concern. But, trying all the stunts and tricks outdoor, you may forget to notice that the drone is flying too far away from the controller. In such cases, you may even lose the drone completely.
To address this issue, some quadcopters like DROCON U31W Forcedrones feature, out of range indicators.
I personally feel, this particular feature is a ‘must have’ feature in every drone especially beginner’s drone. It is the GPS sensors that allow this neat, useful feature. Using GPS sensors you can set specific coordinates for your drone. Once set, the drone will fly back to those coordinates automatically. By pushing the return home button, the drone can be brought to its original location from where it had started its flight.
The feature comes extremely handy when you are unable to locate your drone up in the sky.
As they say, ‘something is better than nothing’, having a low-quality bird-eye view of your surrounding is better than not having at all.
Controllers ( or the remote control) is what maneuver the drone. Majority of the controllers for mini-drones operate at the 2.4GHz frequency.
Controllers that have clear LCD lit display are nice to have. They show real-time diagnostics of the drone flying up in the sky.
Drone Flying Purpose
Now that you have an idea on your skill level, it is best you know the reason why you want to get a mini drone. Depending on what the purpose may be, there are different drones to serve each one of them. While some drones will allow you to take photos and videos, others can be used for racing both indoor and outdoor. But even with the purpose you go for, there are different models that offer different qualities provided you are willing to spend more cash.
Drone Flight time
This is basically the amount of time a drone is able to fly once it is launched. Flight time depends on a number of factors, for example, the weight, battery size, as well as flying style. A typical drone would last for at least 20 minutes after takeoff, but drones with this flight time are more pricey. A cheaper drone will last for about 7-minutes.
This allows you to set specific coordinates depending on where you intend to get your drone. Once set, this is an automatic process that will enable the drone to get to the location at a push of a button. Although they are mostly found on high-end quadcopters, GPS sensors are useful for flight navigation. With the miniaturization of technology GPS sensors will be soon available in mini drones.
It is important you go for a drone that will offer the best picture quality. But if this is not within your reach, a cheaper version can also give decent results. Although for the cheaper versions the First Person Viewing (FPV) capability is not available and the resolution cannot be compared to advanced models.
Back in the beginning of 2015, MJX X300C was the one to go FPV low-cost drone. The reason why it still makes our list in 2016, is because it still is a viable affordable drone. X300C is the upgraded version of the X300, now featuring a 0.3MP camera. Do not get discouraged by the low pixels, it still is a decent camera at a very low price (check the video). The FPV (real time video transmission) is done through WiFi directly to your Android or iOS device through a free application.X300C also comes with great features such as Headless Mode (for easier flight orientation) and One-Key Return (drone returns to pilot). Besides, X300C has a very good flight range of 100 meters and an above average flight time of minutes powered by its 3.7V 750mAh lipo battery.
This is an exciting one! You may already have heard of this drone, but if not we are here to inform you. Hubsan XH107D comes in a complete FPV (real time video transmission) package ready to fly out of the box. All you need to fly the drone and watch in real time the live video on the 4.3” FPV monitor built-in on the 2.Ghz controller. H107D is a small and stable quadcopter so you will be able to fly it both indoors and outdoors. This neat drone has a built-in 0.3MP camera capable of recording 480p video. XH107D does not have any features besides the 360º aerial stunt and LED lights for night flights. It has a maximum control range of 100 meters and a flight time of minutes.
Syma has manufactured a great deal of toy drones, many of them became commercial successes sold all around the globe. Recently they have produced yet another great toy drone, the Syma X5UW. This quadcopter is aimed at beginners or anyone looking for a cheap drone to have some fun with. X5UW is a smooth flier, easy to control and ideal to learn and practice how to fly a drone. Syma X5UW is a WiFi FPV (real time video transmission) drone, it transmits the live video directly to the pilot’s smartphone through a free app (available for Android and iOS). The 2.Ghz remote controller comes with a phone holder for pilot to place the smartphone to watch the live video while flying the drone. The camera is 2MP capable of recording 720p video, however image quality is not that good. X5UW has a maximum control distance of 80 to 100 meters, the WiFi range is slightly smaller (40 meters). The drone’s priority battery (exclusive to this model, drone doesn’t work with other batteries) enables up to minutes of flight time. Syma X5UW, as previously mentioned, packs an impressive set of features for such an affordable drone, including: Headless Mode, One Key Return, Auto Landing on low battery, Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing, Altitude Hold.
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True X- Here the arms extend from the middle of the quad’s body to form a 90 degree angle to each of them.
Asymmetric X- Here the arms extend from the centre of the quad’s body but the angle between the front arms is greater than the rest.
H- Here the arms extend from the front and rear end of the body of your quad.
The material of your quadcopter plays a very important role in gauging its stability. Carbon fibre is the most commonly used frame material for quadcopters. The popularity of this material is due to the fact that it comes with physical characteristics which are congenial for flying in high altitude. This light weight frame allows the quadcopter to be much more agile. However one drawback of this material is that it tends to send radio signals in the air. Other frame materials can be aluminium or balsa sheets depending on the strength you need. Fibre glass quadcopter frames are also increasing in popularity these days.
YKS MINI C250 QUADCOPTER FRAME KIT
This ultra-light and high intensity carbon fibre is the cheapest and most utilitarian drone frame you will find in the market. It comes with plenty of space so that it easily fits the FPV tucking away all those wires neatly. It offers useful features like rubber damper, high shock absorbing capacity and AV shockproof ball. The mm arms and the 1.mm carbon fibre fuselage helps to lower the vibration during the flight which in turn enhances the flying ability. It can be used for both beginners and professionals.
LHI 250mm Pro Pure Carbon Fibre Quadcopter Frame Kit
Please note. Cheerson have recently released the CX-10A Nano Drone with the extra funtionality of Headless Flying. This is also a great Nano Drone and comes in a fabulous choice of silver finish, stunning gold, black or white.
We gathered all the facts. All of the information that you need to make an informed decision is right here.
Drones come in all shapes, sizes, and are tailored for a myriad of experience levels.
With various capabilities which ultimately affect price, you need to know what is available and if it will fit your skill level.
Knowing exactly what you want is great, but for the rest of us – a little extra research can only help in solidifying our buying decisions. You have questions. Well, we’ve pulled together the answers.
Flying a drone is a fantastic hobby. It’s like flying a kite – only way cooler. It gets you outside, you’re still flying something, but you have much more control and a lot more options. The price range has a wide spectrum which gives the beginner, intermediate, and pro pilots lots of models to choose from.
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To Drone or Not To Drone
In a nutshell, they are smaller sized aircrafts that are flown using a remote control. They have a wide range of sizes, prices, and technical abilities. Some have cameras, and some don’t. Some have joystick remote controllers while others are controlled through an app that can be installed on any smart phone.
Piloting a drone can be intimidating if you have the wrong model. And expensive if you can’t handle it properly. Our buying guide will take some of the guesswork out of your next quad purchase.
Paying to Fly
You get what you pay for. Drone flying can be an investment, or a total waste of money. Make sure you know what you’re getting.
Depending on the model you purchase, flight time varies. Smaller beginner models can last up to about five minutes or so. Larger models can last longer, up to approximately 20 minutes, because they have more sophisticated motors and bigger batteries.
Ranges and altitudes are dependent upon the battery, too. The higher and faster the drone flies, the more power the battery needs to emit. Having an extra battery on hand can be useful. Charge one while flying with the other, then swap them out for continuous flying.
Smaller and medium sized drones can be flown indoors, but it’s not recommended for larger drones. The bigger the body, the more space you need. Larger quadcopters should be flown in designated flying areas if available. Local privacy laws may apply so check your area so you don’t get any fines for violating drone laws.
Outdoor flights hold endless possibilities to do flips and turns, and further distances. The more sophisticated drones have LED lights on the front/back of the body to help orientate the pilot. They also help keep the quadcopter visible during night flights.
Our range of beginner drones is specifically designed for the first time flyers in mind. Starting with our range of Roll Cage RC Drones, these have a protective cage around the drone to protect the drone, people and surroundings. It can handle the inevitable crashes that the drone will endure whilst learning and developing your flight control and skillset.
It is important to remember that the key to flying drones is slow linear control adjustments. The main cause of hard crashes is sudden change in control directions that can potentially leave the drone out of balance or quickly plummeting from great heights.
As you gain confidence and better control in flying drones, stepping up to more powerful drones is the natural progression. Our range of intermediate drones requires more precise controls to fully maximise the drones performance, features and capability.
Our range of micro drones although tiny in size, is actually more suitable for intermediate flyers. They generally require very precise control movements to witness its flight potential. In the hands of a more experienced flyer, it is something to behold.
UDI U818A RC Quadcopter with Camera
This is a great flying little quad for the money. This nano Quadcopter is well designed and constructed.
The pictures and videos are surprisingly good. The camera is a fairly decent little camera, but you can upgrade the MicroSD card. The Flight times were around minutes, which is about average for this grade of a quadcopter with similar battery ratings.
One thing to note is that Crash after crash, this mini quadcopter continues to perform reliably.
This is the Best small drone you can get for this money. This little one is extremely fast, easy to fly, super smooth, highly durable and gives the good performance.
Estes 460Proto X Nano RC Quadcopter
The Estes 460Proto X Nano RC Quadcopter is great for Indoor flight. The nano size makes it suitable even for the smallest rooms. Great Build! The controller is comically small but is surprisingly comfortable in my grasp.
KIDCIA RC Quadcopter Drone with FPV Camera
Some of the Best Quadcopters in the Mini class are made by KIDCIA last year. I was really impressed with this mini-drone.
Even with the camera facility, the size of this nano drone is interesting. You can hold this nano quadcopter within your palm. This mini RC drone quadcopter has smart landing facility, speed modes, 3D videos, Mobile app drone control, and good LED lights for night flight.
REALACC H3Mini Quadcopter Drone
The REALACC H3Mini Quadcopter Drone is an awesome little nano drone equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems. This RC Nano Quadcopter is more or less similar to the above EACHINE E0Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone.
Additionally, this little Nano drone has the HIGH/LOW SPEED-SHIFT feature. So that you can choose the gears according to your operation skill.
This Quadcopter comes with Headless mode, so no need to adjust the position of the aircraft before the flight. This nano quadcopter also has the one click return option, so that it’s easy for this little nano drone to find the way home.
There are a lot of ‘Mini’ drones on the market, but most are just re-brands of the same drone from the same factory. Because of this, you don’t really get more if you pay more.
With that in mind, the Cheerson CX-is my recommendation for the best mini drone, because it’s the cheapest.
You can buy extra propellers by the dozen, so when you crash it, you just swap in a new set of props and you’ll be flying again in no time.
If you fall in love with mini drones, and want to keep using them when you upgrade to something nicer, you can even get a carrying case that holds two drones and two controllers, and organizes your charging cables, spare propellers, prop guards, and other bits and pieces.
Plenty of advanced pilots use mini drones to play around with when they’re not flying their larger drone, so it’s nice to know that you can keep things organized if you like it.
The one downside of the CX-is the controller. It’s TINY. Adult hands will have a tough time keeping a grip on the controller, which is partly responsible for the difficult controls.
Estes is known for making model rockets and model rocket engines, but they also sell a few different drones.
The Proto-N is basically a copy of the Cheerson CX-10, so I’m not going to talk about all the features. They’re the same.
The reason you might consider the Proto-N over the CX-though is the controller. The Proto-N comes with a controller that’s big enough for adult hands to hold.
Another nice feature of the larger controller is that the drone actually fits inside the controller for storage, so it’s easy to bring with you and use whenever and wherever you want.
The Proto-N costs about double what the CX-costs, so you need to decide if the larger controller is worth it. For people with larger hands though, it just might be.
Blade Nano QX
Ask many drone pilots what the best starter drone is, and they’ll say the Blade Nano QX.
Blade specializes in smaller drones, but includes more advanced features that set them apart.
The Nano QX has two flight modes: Stability to learn on, where the drone will automatically level and stop itself when you let go of the controls (a HUGE help when you’re learning how to fly) and Agility for when you get more comfortable flying the drone, and want full control so you can do tricks.
The Nano QX is a larger drone, which gives you more stability and control, and allows for outdoor flights in low-wind conditions.
The Nano QX also has built-in prop guards that protect it from running into things, and also protects above the drone to stop it from hitting the ceiling if you’re flying indoors.
A step-up from the Xis the Hubsan H107D, which is one of the most affordable First Person View (FPV) drones available.
The camera is only 480p, so it’s not even HD quality, but with the H107D, it’s more about being able to practice controlling the drone by looking at a FPV screen, vs capturing super-high quality imagery.
The drone itself has the features you’d expect from a quality company, including a 6-axis flight control system, adjustable gyro sensitivity, and a lithium battery with auto cut-off to prevent the motors from burning out if they get stuck on something.
If you’re looking for a starter drone with a camera, the X5C is a great option. The camera can take megapixel photos and 720p videos, and comes with a 2GB microSD card that can be upgraded for additional storage.
It’s large enough that you can fly it both indoors and outdoors, and the 6-axis gyro helps keep things stable as you fly.
The X5C looks like a mini Phantom (it’s about 3/the size of the Phantom) and it includes built-in prop guards and LED lights, just like more expensive drones.
If you already own a GoPro, and you’re looking for an affordable way to get it in the air, the Syma X8G is the way to go.
The X8G actually includes its own GoPro-style camera, which takes megapixel photos and 1080p videos.
The camera quality isn’t as good as a GoPro though, so if you already have a GoPro, you just take out the included camera, swap in your GoPro (the camera holder is sized to fit a GoPro perfectly) and you’re ready to take aerial photos and videos.
NOTE: If you don’t already have a GoPro, I don’t recommend getting this drone and then buying a GoPro. You’ll actually get much better photos and videos, and a much better drone for about the same price as the X8G and GoPro combined if you get a Phantom Standard.
Because of the added weight of the camera, the X8G only gets about minutes of flight time per charge, but you can order extra batteries if you want to make back-to-back flights.
The X8G is a larger drone, and it’s about the same size as a DJI Phantom. This larger size gives the X8G more lifting power, and also makes it more stable against wind when flying outdoors.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your nano drone wisely! Good luck!
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