Top 10 Drones For Beginners (2019)
At one point in time, we were all amateurs or beginners at something. Whether it was learning how to ride a bicycle or how to drive a car. We all started to hone our skills from one point, and we developed it thereon. In the early stages of your development in any field or expertise, you need all the help and guidance that you can get.
Similarly, when it comes to drones, beginners usually find it difficult. With experience, it is easy to tell that most people who are just taking an interest in droning typically find it hard to select a drone that would ease them into the world of drones & quadcopters. Whether you are into drones as a casual person, want to use it for photography, racing or you desire a mini-drone to play within your spare time, we have put together a list of drones that beginners can make their initial drone investment on.
Before you purchase and fly a drone in any part of the Dubai (or in UAE in general), ensure that your local authority permits it and find out if there are any restrictions over areas you can or cannot fly drones in. This knowledge will help you avoid getting into any trouble with the authorities.
Here are 10 of the best drones that we have selected just for beginners;
This drone is easily one of the best you can find for its price. The drone durable, study and built for those new to the world of drones. This drone weighs 703g, has a range of 164 feet and can fly for up to 7 minutes.
- Has a blade guard for anti-collision
- Six-axis gyro stabiliser
- 360-degree eversion flips
- Can be quite noisy
- The battery takes a while to recharge
If you are out for a drone that can fly for a reasonable while and can also do photography and a few tricks, then this Syma X5C RC Explorer is the perfect quadcopter for beginners. This drone comes with an HD camera to take videos and images, and also has anti-collision blade guards that make it safe to fly both outdoor and indoor.
This drone is ready to fly straight out of the box and comes with a 2GB SD card, an extra set of drone propellers, USB memory stick and a user manual to get you started.
For those that want a decent entry drone on a lean budget, this drone more than satisfies that criteria. This drone has a continuous flight time of around 5-7 minutes, weighs approximately 120g and has a range of 164 feet (50 meters).
- Easy to fly and control
- Is compatible with iOS and Android
- Can perform some cool air tricks
- Lacks an SD functionality
- Camera is average at best
The Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV Explorers2 is the ideal drone for teens looking to kickstart their drone adventure, but don’t want to spend a fortune while exploring the word of drones.
This drone is decent and can perform a few air tricks to stun the spectators.
This drone is perfect for beginner photographers that want to venture into the world of aerial photography. This drone has a good HD camera and great controls. This drone weighs around 771g and a continuous flight time of around 7-10minutes. This drone has a range of 50 meters.
- Great Controls
- Led lighting for nighttime control
- Has a soft landing pad
- Good camera
- Plastic build
The Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Quadcopter may be loud and not have the best durability, but it has excellent control that is perfect for taking great shots and videos.
This drone also features a one-button return which can help with control in windy weather.
This indoor beginner drone boasts of both durability and stability. The Hubsan X4 H107L has a great body and build that helps it stay balanced inflight. Its great build and chassis give beginners the confidence to try out a few tricks with the drone without fear of it falling apart. This drone weighs 120g and has a range of 50m. You can enjoy at least 6 minutes of flight time on this quadcopter.
- Relatively affordable
- Great in-flight balance
- Ready to fly straight out of the box
- No camera
- Short range drone
This ready to fly out of the box quadcopter is awesome for beginners as they can straight away get into flying the drone.
For beginners that want to learn how to fly and control a drone, the Hubsan X4 H107L presents a great opportunity.
This entry level beginner drone spots a cool ‘H’ design, which is very uncommon with drones in this category as they usually have the ‘X’ design. The MJX X500 is definitely a break from the norm in its category. Being an entry-level drone, this quadcopter is amongst one of the cheapest you can find, so beginners shouldn’t have any issues splashing the cash on this one. The drone comes with a 750mah battery and has an operating range of 100 meters.
- Very affordable quadcopter for beginners
- Has a one key return feature
- Spots a cool ‘H’ design
- Battery life could be better
- Does not have a camera.
If you are searching for a real entry-level drone, then the MJX X500 is one of the cheapest drones you’ll ever find to have a feel of droning.
This device does not have much sophistication to it, asides its one key return function, but it holds its own on the air and can fly for a decent 6 minutes.
The JJRC H47 is an affordable drone that beginners can use to learn the ropes of piloting a drone and operating quadcopters. If you are big on selfies, then this drone also has your back. This drone has a decent camera that can take some good selfie pictures. This drone is foldable, and the quadcopters can be tucked into the drone’s bulky body. The H47 can easily slip into your pocket if you need to carry it on the go with you. The JJRC H47 weighs around 86g, has an operating range of 75 meters and a total flight time of 7 minutes.
- This drone is incredibly portable and can easily fit into your pocket
- This drone has a decent 720p camera that takes great footage and selfie pictures
- There is an adjustable hold feature that allows you to maintain the drone at a set height in the air
- The drone’s range leaves much to be desired. The drone can barely still be controlled from a 50m range.
- Battery life could have been better.
This drone is definitely a joy to fly. Controls are decent, and the drone can pretty much take amazing selfies and footage.
Drone beginners looking for an entry-level drone that can take amazing shots and isn’t very expensive should consider purchasing the JJRC H47 Ellfie+.
This drone is one of the smallest and cheapest that you will ever come across. This drone is not one of the most expensive or feature rich drones on this list, but you would still be amazed by its versatility and functionality. This drone has been nicknamed the ‘selfie drone” by its makers, it’s small enough to fit in most bags and is pretty easy to carry around. This drone has an impressive range of 100 meters, weighs 199 grams and has a camera resolution of 13MP.
- Very portable
- Inexpensive drone
- Has a great mobile app for more functionality
- Battery life could be better
- Does not have a controller
For a drone this cheap and small, we are not going to set the standard very high for it.
This drone is decent enough to fly for around 5-10 minutes before its battery runs out. Also, video and photo quality aren’t the best on this drone. Again, for its price, beginners cannot really complain much.
The parrot mambo drone is fun, small and exciting to fly. Beginners will find both flying and racing with this drone a joy to behold. Like its predecessors, the mambo drone is small, can fly well and is made of plastic. This drone is small enough to rest on the palm of your hands and it can even be piloted with your smartphone. Despite its size, this drone features a decent 720p camera that can take amazing HD shots.
The Mambo is also compatible with several modular accessories on the market for drones in its category. A full 45 minutes battery charge will get your around 8 to 10 minutes of flight time.
- Easy and fun to fly
- Parts can be switched
- Great and responsive controls
- Battery life could be better
- Slightly below average image quality
- Video lag
The Parrot Mambo Fly drone ticks all the essentials for a beginner drone. This drone may look and feel cheap, but once it’s in the air, you will marvel at how effortlessly it remains there. The battery life of this drone isn’t the best out there, but that’s a common issue with most drones. This drone also features an FPV functionality that allows pilots to immerse themselves completely in the flying experience.
The Holy Stone HS210 drone is a special drone for its price. This incredible drone is carefully crafted with a solid build and a professional transmitter that is way above its priced point. The Holy Stone HS210 is easy to fly, very durable and most of all, beginner friendly. This drone performs pretty well in the air, and it has smart controls that does not require you to trim the drone before it stabilizes in flight, unlike like its predecessors. On a full battery, this drone can fly effortlessly for 7 minutes and has a flight range of 50 meters.
- Inexpensive drone
- Durable build
- Beginner friendly
- Very easy to fly
- Impressive transmitter
- Poor wind resistance
- Lacks camera
- Poor control range
Drone beginners seeking for an easy to fly and affordable drone should consider the Holy Stone H210. The drone is ready to fly straight out of the box and beginners will love that they do not have to spend tome configuring he drone and getting it ready to fly.
The drone has an impressive transmitter that is professionally designed, something that you would expect to instead see in high-end drones. This incredibly easy to fly drone is ideal for beginners and drone hobbyist.
10. Jjrc H56
The Prosperveil Jjrc H56 drone is one of the most affordable but stylish looking drones in the market. Although an entry drone, the Jjrc H56 looks like a decent professional drone from its look. This quadcopter has a series of smart and sharp controls that makes it easy and delightful for beginners to learn with. This small and light drone weighs only 28g and on a full charge can fly for up to 7 minutes. The Prosperveil Jjrc H56 has an operating range of 50 meters.
- Great stylish build
- Easy controls for beginners
- Equipped with interactive sensors for barriers
- Lacks camera
- Operating range isn’t the best
- Interactive sensors do not work all the time
Prosperveil has managed to create a stylish and easy to fly a drone that will marvel beginners. The drone does not need any extra configuration or setup; once you insert the batteries, this drone is set to fly. On the downside, the interactive barrier sensors do not work all the time, and this can be a little misleading for beginners as the drone tends to crash into too many barriers.
Overall, the Prosperveil Jjrc H56 drone is a decent, affordable drone that beginners can use to learn the ropes of drone piloting.
So what do you think of our pick of small drones? Which one of them is your favourite? Which one have you tried? Which one of the Top 10 drones for beginners do you personally prefer?
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