Beginner’s Guide to Drones

Probably the hardest thing you will face when starting to become a drone flyer is to choose  the right drone for you, your skill and budget. Well today I am going to help you find your match out of these 5 drones that stood out for some reason.

 

Syma X8HG RC Drone – $96.50

In some cases the cheapest isn’t the best but that’s not the case with the Syma X8HG RC Drone. I personally use a even cheaper Syma Drone but for casual and light use it’s great. Anyway the X8HG has a Barometer set height making hovering a breeze. It claims that the quadcopter will hover at the position the joystick was released. Now that’s a great feature for a $96.50 drone. It also has a 2.4 Ghz control for anti interference, 6 axis gyro for very stable flight, 720p HD Camera which is ok but I believe is changeable to like a Xiaomi Action Camera, 360 eversion and colorful led lights making flying at night cool and safe. The battery offers a decent flying time of about 10 minutes with a control distance of up to 100m. However I would recommend flying at around 50m so you have some spare room and so the drone won’t crash.Overall this is a great drone packed with features for under $100! Please note that prices to change and depending on the time you’re reading this article the prices may be different. Also remember to always buy your drone from GearBest. They offer the lowest and I mean lowest prices in the whole world. GearBest Link>

 

Rating:

Price: 5/5

Features for Price: 4.5/5

Experience Level: 0-2

 

XK X251 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter RTF (Racing Drone) – $99.00

This next option has some features for a $99 USD drone. The drone has a brushless motor which provides more power and can reach 21m/s. Now that’s what you call fast. Please remember that higher speed is harder control so be careful!  It also has the 2.4 Ghz Control, 6 Axis Gyro, 3D rollover which lets the drone to tricks, and LED lights. This includes no camera but it can be mounted later. It has a flying time of up to 12 minutes and a control distance of about 300m. So this drone has mostly the same features as the Syma drone however it’s much faster. GearBest Link>

 

Rating:

Price: 5/5

Features for Price: 4/5

Experience Level: 7-10

What is a brushless motor?

According to http://www.dynetic.com/ a DC brushless motor uses a permanent magnet external rotor, three phases of driving coils, one or more Hall effect devices to sense the position of the rotor, and the associated drive electronics. The coils are activated, one phase after the other, by the drive electronics as cued by the signals from the Hall effect sensors, they act as three-phase synchronous motors containing their own variable frequency drive electronics. Full Site>

 

XK Detect X380 GPS Headless Mode 2.4Ghz RC Quad – $206.29

Now we get to the more expensive drones. This one is priced at $206.29. The stand out feature is the fact that it has a GPS built in. This allows the drone to come back home with a push of a button. It also has 1 key takeoff and landing making landing and takeoff easier. It can circle hover around in a set radius. The drone can fly up to an impressive 30 minutes. There are 4 versions but this is the base model with no camera. However you can add a gimbal camera or a standard camera. With these features the drone becomes heavier and bigger size. GearBest Link>

 

Rating

Price: 4.9/5

Features for Price: 4.8/5

Experience Level: 2-5

 

Cheerson CX – $210.25

This is another similar prices drone with GPS. This is priced at $210.25. This also has a brushless motor with a 10m/s speed.  It also features auto go home.  This drone has a few modes, one being GPS and other Altitude mode. There is orientation control making sure that it flies the correct way. The battery offers up to 10-15 minutes of flying time. Again this doesn’t come with a camera. Not a note able difference from the XK Detect X380 from earlier.  GearBest Link>

 

Rating

Price: 4.9/5

Features for Price: 4.8/5

Experience Level: 2-5

 

Hubsan H501S X4 Brushless Drone – $249

This is the most expensive but may be one of the most advanced ones in the list. First off it has a 5.4GHz controller with 10 channels and 6 Axis Gyro. HD 1080p Camera, GPS Position, Go Home, and even follow me. Real time video as well. Long flight time of  up to 20 minutes. Control distance of 300m. The best drone yet, however the manufacturer and GearBest rates this as Intermediate Level so be careful before your wallets start jumpin.GearBest Link>

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Rating

Price: 5/5

Price for Features: 5/5

Flying Level: 4-7

 

Conclusion

Well those were my picks for the best budget and beginner drones. I hope this article made it much easier to choose a great drone for your needs and price. Before I go I need to remind you again to buy all of your drones from GearBest. They offer a wide selection of drone for the lowest prices. They not only have drones but they have a wide selection of products from technology gadgets to even clothing. GearBest is known to have lower prices than Banggood and Amazon with promos, and flash sales on lots of things all the time. Well that’s it for today and hope to see you back.

 

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