After yesterday’s quadcopter conference WLtoys V303 Seeker, we talked about what are the top 5 quadcopters for beginners on the market. And this is the TOP 5 list that we have formed.
In making this RC top list of quadcopters we have not necessarily gone for the cheaper models in the market, rather we focused on ease of handling, stability and flight duration. Anyone who has tried to fly an RC quadcopter knows how important these three attributes are for a beginner.
So why are we writing this top quadcopter list?
Very simple, summer is here and there are many ways to enjoy it. What better way than to fly with your own drone device?
Top 5 Quadcopters for Beginners
The order by which we will review these drones is based on prices, from the cheapest model to the most expensive. Depending on your price range you can choose the drone that fits you best.
Syma X5S Explorer
This is the most affordable quadcopter on our list but also possibly one of the best quadcopters for indoor and outdoor you can purchase a beginner.
The Syma X5S Explorer equips a 2.4Ghz transmitter that will allow us to fly a distance of 50 meters. This may seem small but check the rules for flying devices in your country and you’ll see that 50 meters may be sufficient.
This model also includes a 2 megapixel camera that can take about 800 pictures and store them in an internal memory that it has built-in. It come with a 4-channel remote control and a battery of 500mAh as well.
The Syma X5S is a very good quad to start with as a beginner. True it has a short flight time and camera quality could be better, but for the price of $70 you cannot ask for much more.
Hubsan FPV X4
The FPV Hubsan X4 is one of the smallest RC quadcopters on this list. So small that it can fit in the palm of the hand; but despite its size it includes LED lights for night flying and incorporates a camera to record firsthand.
The small X4 has a range of over 100 meters (depending on weather conditions) and because of its small size, it can easily go anywhere for a “safe flight”.
Some interesting features of this quad are that it includes a 4-channel remote control with a 4.3-inch LCD screen built to watch live and live what you’re recording.
Again, this is a basic model that has a short flight time and unfortunately its small size is also a minus, because it means that it is not as stable as other larger and more powerful models. But it is still a great quadcopter with a really good price of only $145.
Walkera QR Y100
The Walkera QR Y100 has 6 rotors instead of 4, which gives it a more stable flight which is a great help for anyone who is new to flying.
This is the first RC quadcopter from the list that is able to overcome the 10-minute flight, if you have good weather, you will be able to fly for about 20 minutes. A bigger battery and a transmitter allows for a longer control distance up to a maximum of 300 meters.
Like the first quads, the Walkera QR Y100 has a built-in camera and also has a return function, which means that if the Y100 moves too far away and loses its connection to the transmitter it automatically goes back to where the flight began.
The final thing we need to emphasize is that we can choose which device to control our Walkera QR Y100, ie, we can use our Android or iOS device. This particular model is priced around $240 which makes it somewhat expensive.
QR Walkera X350 Pro
This is where we start talking about another level of RC quadcopteos. The next two models do not have a built-in camera, because they are powerful enough to use a GoPro (or similar camera) and of course have more advanced general characteristics.
The QR Walkera X350 Pro was one of the first RC quadcopters that could rival the famous DJI Phantom. Walkera has taken an idea borrowed from the leader in the JDI sector, but has maintained a fairly low price.
Its powerful engine and 10-channel transmitter means this quad can travel up to 2 km away (depending on the weight of the camera and weather conditions). It also has an extra option for Wi-Fi, allowing us to convert our smartphone to a HUD to display everything you see the camera.
The QR Walkera X350 Pro features an integrated GPS and is stable enough to withstand windy conditions. The price is somewhat higher than the previous amounting to around $310.
The RC quadcopter that closes our top drones list is the CX-20. As we can appreciate the design is most similar to the DJI Phantom that we will find in the market. And the CX-20 is packed with great features for their equal role compared to the DJI Phantom.
Like the previous quad, we have a GPS on board, which will make our quad come back again if it loses contact with the transmitter. The CX-20 will not only return if it is lost but it also comes back when it detects that it is running out of power.
Being so stable makes it possibly the RC quadcopter that is easiest to fly on the list. To get an idea, we just have to go up to the desired height that our quad will go and watch as it is always maintained at that height. Obviously its excellent stability provides perfect aerial images even in excess of 300 meters heights.
The CX-20 is the most expensive on the list, costing around $330, but also a model that can be used at a professional level and easier to handle.
Quadcopters Growing Popularity
With this growing trend and global interest in quadcopters, we intend to write more articles and even make reviews of these devices occasionally. If there is a topic you would like us to talk, just you have to let us know.
Of course, if we have any viewers that are fond of quadcopters among our followers or you know any interesting model that we didn’t list above, we would also like to know in the comments, thanks for reading!