Most beginner drone pilots will be best off if they fly one or two “toy grade” models before stepping up to a fancier camera drone or true FPV racer. In the video below I give a quick rundown on some of the current modes that may serve this purpose well.
For various reasons – detailed in this article – we do not suggest the very tiny “nano” sized quadcopters are a learning tool.
Here is a listing and links to the machines discussed in the video – be sure to pick up extra batteries, etc.:
Hubsan H108 – amazon link – http://amzn.to/2luWrV2
The original H107 is also available at about the same price – http://amzn.to/2kL8Qjn
Eachine H6 – The H8 is the newer version – her is Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2maas7w
Here is Banggood Link – available with worldwide shipping – http://bit.ly/2dT59Gf
JJRC JJ1000 – (H22 is an updated version – but you can also find the JJ1000 at some shops) – http://bit.ly/2liF0VF
(worldwide shipping through Banggood)
XK Xk 250 Alien – available at Amazon – http://amzn.to/2kLc6vs
XK 251 – Heavier Duty Brushless Quadcopter (not good for beginners – get it as your 2nd or 3rd machine) – worldwide shipping from Banggood – http://bit.ly/29mUsMY
DJI Mavic Pro (fully loaded Camera Drone shown at end) – this is also not a beginners quadcopter! You can get it direct from DJI at the link below.
Our advice is to not spend too much time wondering about which beginner model to order! Get one and get in the air and flying.
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