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TOP-10 Cheap Quadcopters In The Fall Of 2017

Written by Tyler Rondman

TOP-10 Cheap Quadcopters In The Fall Of 2017

Now-a-days these small radio-controlled devices are very popular not only among the younger generation, but also among the adults. For the latter, quite expensive models with powerful flight characteristics are sold. Considering that even the most expensive drone can easily be broken, it is advisable to buy a cheap quadcopter, first to learn how to manage it, and then move on to the advanced models.

Helic Max 1706A


In this review, firstly we’ve enlisted one of the cheapest quadcopters model and it’s just the right choice for the beginners. Pricing $24, it comes with an interesting feature – a special grille that protects propellers and the hull from accidental damage caused by unsuccessful piloting. Quite a useful feature, indeed!

What’s more, equipped with a 6-axis gyro, the device can fly for 5 minutes. And the controller can operate it up to the range of 30 m. With its overall dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 × 2.8 mm and weight 23 grams, this range is more than enough. Charge the 200 mAh battery for 1 hour. Affordable but unlimited fun is guaranteed.

HUBSAN H002 Nano

This model belongs to a well-known manufacturer who has a lot of beginner and advanced level models. If you’re in a tight budget but want to buy a quadcopter with a camera, then this model is just what you need. Its dimensions (6.8 × 6.8 × 2.5 cm) and weight of 26 grams make it even a smaller model than the previous one. There is a camera with a resolution of 0.3 megapixels.

The controller’s maximum distance is limited to 30 meters, the flight time is up to 7 minutes and the built-in 180 mAh battery needs 30 minutes charge. For only $23 (1400 rubles.), it accompanies a nice bonus – the night illumination with multi-colored diodes. You’ll find it interesting to watch such a flight in the dark. Besides, there is a 6-axis gyroscope with an accurate response.

Skytech M70 Mini

Quite an interesting model in a kind of cocoon, this drone designed in the form of a soccer ball. Aimed to perform various 3D tricks, the design also protects it against bumps and falls. This inexpensive drone worth only $25 will be an excellent gift for children. Adults, too, will enjoy flying it like the kids.

The controller can operate maximum 30 meters of its flight for only 5 minutes. To get fully charged, this 220 mAh battery takes 40 minutes. Equipped with a 6-axis gyro, the entire (10x10x10 cm) device weighs 240 grams. Definitely a fun toy.

CHEERSON CX – 10SE Nano

Quite inexpensive, you can buy this nano quadcopter for only $14. Liliput has dimensions of 5x5x1.9 cm and a very small weight of 13 grams. An excellent option for flying around the apartment. Through this way, you can practice different tricks before you upgrade to a more advanced model for the street.

The device is equipped with a 6-axis stabilizer and a 100 mAh battery, which is enough for 5 minutes of flight for the controller. Perfect for gifting. In Russia, the price tag is more expensive, so we advise you to borrow from Chinese resellers. Dron can perform a lot of different tricks and you’ll be pretty amused by it. once charged, it’ll run 30 minutes constantly.

HELIWAY 903

The next inexpensive quadcopter a little more interesting although for its flight characteristics, it costs more. Usually its price is $35, which is also relatively inexpensive. The dimensions of the device are small – the body is 10.5 × 10.5 × 4.7 cm, and the mass is 70 grams. it performance beyond what you expect with such price because it flies longer and also performs more complex tricks.

Appreciably, the maximum flight distance from the controller is 70 meters. The flight time is also longer than the previous ones and is equal to 7 minutes. The 600 mAhs battery discharges after 1.5 hours. Nothing special, but the manufacturer claims reliable motors. Comes for a reasonable price, so it’s better if you manage to check it in practice.

DHD D3 Mini

With a special grid, it’s quite an interesting representative of its class. The grip protects the moving parts from breakage during unsuccessful flights. The dimensions and weight of the device are 7.3 × 6.4 × 2.5 cm and 24 grams, respectively. $20 is justifiable for the gadget when you love to indulgence in using this toy not so frequently. But for the hobbyists, we recommend a more advanced model.

This cheap quadcopter is equipped with a 6-axis stabilizer and a 260 mAh battery, which is enough for 5 minutes of flight and illumination for night tricks. In the night sky, the flying “UFO” looks funny and will be incredibly fun for children. The radius of the flight is 30 meters.

i Drone i3s Mini

This one is another cheapest quadcopter with some minimum opportunities to have fun and relax. Its camera helps you incidentally taking pictures of what is happening. The device costs only $34 – comparatively inexpensive. Best for the beginners, who wants to learn the basics of flying and performing simple tricks.

Unlike other models, this drone has an enlarged 350 mAh battery, which allows it to stay in the air for a long 7 minutes. It’s more or less better to get satisfaction from the game than the models that fly 4-5 minutes. The flight radius is 30-50 meters, and the resolution of the camera is 2 megapixels (shooting video 720p). It weighs 130 grams, and the dimension is 16x16x3.8 cm.

FuriBee F36

This is the cheapest quadcopter in our review, which costs only $12. You can start flying and throw it away, if something happened to it. The very small size of the drone is ideal for special pleasure. Dimensions – 9.5 × 9.5 × 5 cm, weight – 22 grams.

Flight characteristics: 6-axis stabilizer, maximum distance from the controller about 30 meters, flight time – 5-6 minutes. A battery with a capacity of 180 mAh is charged for 30 minutes. Its positive sides make us attracted to its design in which the propellers are protected by such rims.

JJRC H36

Another very cheap quadcopter 2017 costs $12. The design and configuration are also very similar. True, the reviews of the quadcopter are more positive. This popular model is judged from all points of view but still it is difficult to say about its reliability.

Flight parameters: flight stabilizer, distance of 30 meters with the maximum time of 5-6 minutes. The 150 mAh battery charges in 30 minutes, which is fast enough to continue to have fun with the toy. Dimension of the device is 9.5 × 9.5 × 5 cm, and the weight is 22 grams.

SYMA X20 – S RC

The latest review model is nothing special and is also inexpensive – about $23 . Its appearance gives deceptive view of the presence of a camera, which of course doesn’t exist. With its size and weight – 10.5 × 10.5 × 2.5 cm and 22 grams respectively, the drone is quite maneuverable and bright. Your child will definitely like it. Perfect for the beginners.

There is a 6-axis gyro, a 180 mAh battery, which is enough for 4-5 minutes of continuous flight. The maximum distance for a successful flight ranges 20 meters. Made of high-quality ABS plastic.

About the author

Tyler Rondman

When he isn't enjoying the beautiful Northwest outdoors, you can find Tyler on business and tech sites, writing about the latest news, analyzing trends, and generally making the Internet a more interesting place.