Small mini drones are the rave nowadays. Not from paparazzi and film crews but from regular people like you and me who simply want to have fun. Simple models which can cost less than $100 are great companion on boring days as it can fly indoors or in a relatively small outdoor space. This allows you ample practice time on flight controls and navigations required to pass a license in flying high-end UAVs. With Halloween fast approaching, this could also mean a fun way of freaking out your next-door neighbor as you go trick-or-treatin’ in covert style.
To jumpstart your search for the best mini drones, here’s a quick look at the top 3 in-demand models nowadays.
|Model||Visual||Highlights||Where to Buy|
|Syma X12 Mini Nano 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channel RC Quadcopter (RED)||• small yet sturdy design for easy maneuvering even in narrow spaces|
• 2.4GHz technology, adopted for anti-interference
• can fly with other quadcopters without interfering others
• 3D 360-degree rotating functions for flexibility and excellent flight performance
• savvy voltage warning
• protection guard from minor crashes
• best for beginners
|Eachine H8 Mini Headless Mode 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Nano Quadcopter Drone RTF Mode 2 (Black)||• headless mode that need no position adjustment pre-flight|
• 1 press auto return
• 4-way 3D tumbling with flashing LED lights
• 6-axis gyro for steady and convenient flight control
• high quality prop/blade
• 4-channel system that perform can ascend/descend, forward/backward, right/left sideward and rolling 360-degree movement
|Ei-Hi® S333 Mini Gallop Drone (Black)||• smallest hexacopter on the market|
• integrative 6-axis gyro with posture control for precision positioning
• 4-channel function for ease of operation and stable flight
• can perform 360-degree flips
• flight time: 4-8 minutes
• charge time: 15mins
• remote distance: approximately 30mins
Now, for the details of each mini drone..
At 3.03 x 3.03 x 1.06 inches, the Syma X12 Mini Nano 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channel RC Quadcopter comes in an ultra diminutive design that fits easily on the palm of your hand. Though small, this mini drone is built with sturdy material which can be easily maneuvered in the air even in small narrow spaces. With a 2.4GHz technology adopted for anti-interference, flying with other quadcopters and RCs at the same time is made possible. It can also make 3D 360-degree turn for flexibility and perfect air performance. Be wary of the low voltage warning though. Make sure not to let the battery die out mid-flight to prevent undue damage. Built with easy controls and protective guard for minor crashes, it is perfectly fitted for beginners to have fun either indoors or outdoors.
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Small yet gives one of the fastest yaw rate among mini drones, the Eachine H8 Mini Headless Mode 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Nano Quadcopter Drone RTF Mode 2 is off to make a promising flight-for-fun play. Featuring a single press automatic return, this super cheap plastic nano quadcopter delivers the easiest of controls fit for beginners learning the rope of flying UAVs.
Prop/blade quality is pretty impressive at such an affordable price. The headless mode make it ultra convenient as one need not adjust position of the drone before flight. It can also do 3D tumbling in 4 directions and 6-axis gyro that maintain stability when ascending, descending, forward or backward, left or right sideward move, and rolling 360-degree. All these come complete with 4 LED flashing lights for that exciting feel.
Last but not least..
At 5.6 ounces with dimensions of 50x12x50 inches, the Ei-Hi® S333 Mini Gallop Drone is considered the smallest hexacopter in the planet. This hexacopter come with a 6-axis with posture control that is integrated in to the design to ensure precision positioning of the aircraft. It also comes with 4-channels functionality that eases the operation and stabilizes flight conditions. Amid the 6 rotor design, it can perform 360 degree flips with ease. Amid its compact size, flight time is still at 4-8 minutes with charging time of up to 15 minutes only.
Small mini drones are designed mostly for fun and for practice. These top 3 bestselling items are known for their affordability yet astounding design and quality for you to begin your journey in the wonderful world of UAVs and Quadcopters.