You’re here for two reasons: you’re still undecided on the purchase of your multi-rotor, and want to cross the threshold and invest in your first model, or, you’re an amateur looking to get your hands on an inexpensive drone. Are you looking for an affordable and easy-to-use drone? If so, you’ve never had more options than are available today.
You’ve probably already started searching the web; there are a plethora of selections for novices in this new and ever-changing market. You represent the largest market of drone users—new clients. This is your quick comparison of the most popular models available in 2017.
Best Mini Drones 2017
Most of you who are reading this already have a firm understanding of the importance of piloting your drone. You need to accumulate hours; that initial sensation will allow you to determine what type of flyer you will be. You want to have fun with the camera feature (who doesn’t?) and learn how to get amazing photographic shots, whether indoors or out.
|Hubsan X4 H107C-(Editor’s Choice)||2.7 x 2.7 x 1||2Mega/480P-720P||6-8 mins|
|Blade Nano QX-|
|7.2 x 6.3 x 2.5||no Camera||8 mins|
|Hubsan x4 H107D FPV||2.7 x 2.7 x 1||0.3Mega||7 mins|
|Syma X5С-1||16.5 x 12.2 x 3.8||1280X720||6-7 mins|
|Parrot Mambo||1.6 x 5.2 x 5.2||0.3Mega||7 mins|
|Hubsan H107d FPV Plus||3.9 x 3.9 x 1.2||1280x720||7 mins|
|Hubsan Nano Q4||5.5 x 4 x 2.5||no Camera||5 mins|
|Cheerson CX-10 Mini||2 x 2 x 1||no Camera||5-7 mins|
These entry-level, novice drones are capable of captivating the imagination of your youngest family member, as well as the seasoned hobbyist.
1.Hubsan X4 H107C LED Quadricopter
Very often present in the comparative drones beginner market, and available to the four corners of the web, The Hubsan X4 H107C is a top buy for a good reason: incredible value.
This model, which sells for approximately $40.00, will be your perfect companion if you start drone piloting. Available with or without an integrated camera, this small multi-rotor is renowned for it’s stability. It will allow more skilled pilots to perform loop-de-loops and other acrobatic feats. Where this is a lightweight drone, do be careful of potentially high winds.
It has proven reliability and strength and is sold with spare propellers. Its battery offers approximately 6 to 8 minutes of autonomy in flight and is charged via USB. In addition, spare parts are easily available online or through specialized dealers.
2.Hubsan H107D X4 FPV
The FPV (First Person View for the first person viewing with a back view or augmented reality spectacles) has been available for some time now for fans of the Hubsan X4 (model without a camera). Options not to be neglected to a model that amply deserved to be refreshed by its manufacturer.
On the menu of innovations, more electronics are embedded in this drone for a globally more intelligent appeal. A better-finished quality (especially in the base of the device) bringing more durability to the machine and many options of customization via LED lights for night flights, as well as availability in many colors.
2 modes of control are available to you: an assisted mode for novices, as well as an expert mode for the more seasoned drone pilots, allowing to realize figures without any risk.
The Hubsan FPV x4 H1070 radio remote control offers you the possibility of filming in FPV via a large LCD screen of good quality making it possible to transmit images in real time on your controller.
3.Parrot Mambo -parrot mini drone;A Drone Toy, Not Only For Children
The market for toy drones for children has evolved well in recent years.
The latest Parrot mini drone, the mambo is only 15 cms and weighs about 63 grams and will be your perfect companion if you want to have fun.
It allows you to take off in record time, reach a stationary position of your choice and shoot at a target of your choice via a built-in bile gun. That’s not all: it also allows to catch small objects via its clip and even carry notes/messages.
4.Cheerson CX-10 Mini Drone – A Best Seller
One of the smallest model on the market—a mini drone perfect for playing indoors or in the office.
The Cheerson CX-10 Mini offers many advanced features for a mini quadri of this size.
It has 4 LEDs which is perfect for flying at night or in low light indoors. In the meantime,
it can be controlled via its mini radio remote control (provided) or with the help of a smartphone or a tablet and offers a very nice range for its size of about 25-30 meters.
Available in several colors
A quadrocopter of mini size, great for indoor fun and training and for young children!
5.Syma X5С-1 – A Micro Drone for Video
A quad that’s ready to fly. Stable and on its own, perfect for apprentice pilots.
With a design clearly borrowed from the brand Phantom of DJI, (colors of the device and LEDs) this small drone of the very good invoice is destined to the pilots wishing to begin an in-the-air video. It is available in two main models, the X5 without a camera and the X5C, which includes a camera.
6.Blade Nano QX
An agile and stable drone. One of the favorite models of seasoned drivers wishing to have fun. It offers a technology called SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) An assistance module with the ability to pilot via sophisticated sensors.
This technology assists you during your flight and during your takeoffs and helps in the prevention of crashes.
Here you will simply have to release the joysticks of the remote control so that the drone is positioned hovering allowing you to recover your spirits.
The Blade Nano QX also offers an advanced mode (agility mode) allowing you to make figures and fly faster.
7.Hubsan Nano Q4 – Miniature Drone
The Hubsan Q4 (or Nano Q4), also known as Estes Proto-X (different colors available), is one of the smallest quadrocopters in the world, a real pocket drone. It came out under different names and models depending on the country.
This device beats a lot of records in weight miniaturization and size. It will be delivered to you in a tiny box of cardboard about 14 cm x 10 cm which will allow you to transport it wherever you want.
On its release, The Hubsan Nano Q4 was only available in black or white but is now available in a wide range of colors. It recharges via USB and is delivered with 4 spare propellers for snapshots. It will be delivered with a very small radio control (which makes it a model adapted to the smallest)
Do you already own a Hubsan drone? Perfect—you will be able to use its radio command which is compatible with a large number of models of the mark and will allow you to have access to a lot of significant options.
Attention: this is one of the smallest models of pilotable drones available on the market. It’s very light size best equips it for indoor use.
It takes off easily and is placed in hover, all with a very little drift which makes it very comfortable to fly. Its behavior is rather close to the flagship model of Hubsan, the X4 (his big brother.)
8.Hubsan H107D+ X4 FPV PLUS
It gives us video in high resolution in 720p and has been relooked for the occasion. I had the opportunity to test it and it offers a good quality of images and colors, but tends to lose quality when you step back.
Superior content with the sensation of piloting, which is always at the rendezvous. It remains a good drone for this size and the video is in progress progression on this model.
In short, a micro FPV drone of good quality bringing some improvements, for an agreeable price in comparison to some other high-functioning equipment in its class.