Beginner Flys: Eight Best Drones

Aspire to Fly? Take these beasts to the skies.

Firsts are usually where you put your hands on exploiting what they can do. You shouldn’t spend a fortune on these. These first drones you get your hands on are merely to hone your skills but get those with abilities you’d love. Don’t waste your money but instead take these drones to start your drone pilot career.

Hubsan Q4 Nano

HUBSAN Q4 NANO ($33)

Pro: Front and rear lights show drone orientation
Con: Cannot work outside

[Purchase]

Hubsan FPV-X4 Mini RTF Quadcopter

HUBSAN FPV X4 MINI RTF QUADCOPTER ($41)

Pro: Saves pictures to an SD card
Con: Gyro stabilizer is passable, but adjustment is weak

[Purchase]

Syma X5C

SYMA X5C EXPLORERS QUAD COPTER DRONE ($49)

Pro: Unbeatable value
Con: Hard to determine orientation, especially at height / distance

[Purchase]

Air Hogs Helix X4 Stunt

AIR HOGS HELIX X4 STUNT ($58)

Pro: Never marks walls or ceilings
Con: Loud screaming operation noise

[Purchase]

UDI U818A

UDI U818A QUADCOPTER ($73)

Pro: Many cheap, easily replaceable parts
Con: Camera is a 640×480 grainy mess that just adds weight

[Purchase]

Dromida Ominus

DROMIDA OMINUS ($75)

Pro: Grows with you into the intermediate stage
Con: Motors tend to burn out rapidly

[Purchase]

Blade Nano QX

BLADE NANO QX ($90)

Pro: Let’s you turn off the safety for more impressive flights
Con: Powerful motors and weak chassis make it easy to damage

[Purchase]

Ei Hi S911C Huge

EI-HI S911C HUGE ($155)

Pro: High stability platform
Con: Very large

[Purchase]

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