If you always wanted a remote control quadcopter, just for fun or to shoot some great photos and videos, may be now is the right time to get one. Don’t think that this is a toy or a gadget for just a group of people, actually every type of user can get one and learn how to control it to make whatever he pleases with it.
For a kid, that want something to fly, we won’t recommend to get an expensive quadcopter, after all the chance of crashing it is very big, so why trashing a lot of money? If you are a hardcore user and this is your hobby however, you can get into the more expensive ones to feel and be professional.
But how to choose the right remote control quadcopter for your needs and budget?
After all the market is full with products and the hassle can be big. Don’t worry, we are going to present you some of the best remote control quadcopters there are currently on the market and their price will vary from a couple of tens of dollars to a hundreds, even thousands.
DJI Phantom P3 Standart Quadcopter
This is one really innovative quadcopter and we can say that it is the best one currently available on the market. As you can expect, this quality comes very pricy, but if you are an enthusiast, the money might worth for you.
The quadcopter has 12-megapixel camera on board with 2.7k HD video capturing. It comes with a 8GB MicroSD card for storage space and you can see the live footage with the smartphone app. The camera is well mounted on the quadcopter and there is a lot of shock absorption so you can expect steady videos and almost zero shaking.
If you like to take some pictures, don’t worry, the camera can do that too.
With a single charge the quadcopter can be used up to 25 minutes – these are the capabilities of the included intelligent battery usage.
If the life of the battery is pretty short for your needs, you can replace it easily with another, or just can take spare ones to replace them one after another.
This quadcopter has intelligent orientation control so it will be a lot easier for you to fly it and you don’t have to be a professional or have experience to do that.
Some of the other goodies that the device has are the on board GPS and the free software you get with the package.
You get very good support as well and on the official website you can learn everything about your quadcopter.
- Great 12-megapixel FHD camera.
- Good battery capacity and life.
- Replaceable battery.
- Smart device and social media integration.
- Great line of sight range.
- Fail safe system to return at home.
- Easy to use by beginners.
- High price.
- Low LED lightning.
Syma X5C Quadcopter
If you need a pretty cheap, but well working quadcopter, check this one.
The price is really low, but you get pretty decent quality.
The quadcopter has six axis gyroscope built in it which let you to control the unit with great precision and do maneuvers outdoors and indoors.
The camera on board is HD Ready and keeping in mind the overall price of the drone it is a decent one, not great but decent.
The range of the remote is advertised to be 80 meter and if you need a greater range, you can do a simple antenna mod, that will extend the range with even more.
At the price that this quadcopter is, you can expect from it to be a kids toy, but it can be used from both kids and adults that like to have some fun with it.
The battery time is kind of short – about 8 minutes, so if you want to have fun for a longer period, you will have to buy spare batteries.
- Cheap quadcopter.
- Easy to use.
- Great for kids and adult beginners.
- Can be charged via USB.
- Old-school looking remote control.
- Short fly time.
- Long charging time.
Blade Nano QX BNF
This is the yellow jacket of the quadcopters – small, but has its charm.
May be this one would be the most fun quadcopter that you played with. It is made from high quality materials and is really small and lightweight. A disadvantage here is if you are seeking a good drone with a camera as this one is lacking a camera.
You can do with it whatever you like. It has safe technology and agility and stability modes to be most easy and fun to control. The small size and price shouldn’t make you think that this is a kids toy, because literally everybody can use it still there is some skill need to operate any drone.
Even we think that this definitely is not a quadcopter for beginners because it is very fast, has sensitive controls and steep leaning.
The battery is 150mAh lithium-polymer and can be charged via USB. About the flight time, you can expect around 6 minutes, but with some extra batteries, you can change them after dying and play with the quadcopter for a longer period.
- Small and fast.
- Technology for stability and agility.
- Comes without transmitter.
- Has no camera.
- Has no lights.
Holy Stone UFO
If you want something inexpensive but bigger than the last suggestion, you can check this quadcopter.
It is made from materials with high shock resistance and its gyroscope is high quality with six axis for great stability.
The battery life is enough for about 7 to 9 minutes of flying witch 750mAh capacity on the battery. To fully charge the battery you must wait around 80 minutes, so if you want to fly for a longer time, you should buy some spares and yet don’t forget that it comes with two batteries!
With this quadcopter you can do flips and it will remain very stable which is great. The build in camera doesn’t have the best image quality but does the job.
- Included camera for video and photo shooting.
- Pretty good range.
- Have lights.
- Comes with 2 batteries
- Short battery life.