After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best auto return drones for 2019 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 with Camera Live
HS100 is a new drone from Holy Stone, released just a few days ago at the time of this writing. With HS100 Holy Stone seems to be trying to break into the mid-range market segment, both in quality and price. Up until now Holy Stone, an established Chinese drone manufacturer, has released low cost budget drones. That isn’t really the case with HS100.
Holy Stone HS100 is a rather large drone.… Coming in at 50cm in length/width and almost 20cm in height (if we count the landing gear), this is one of the more massive drones that I’ve had the opportunity of testing. Together with battery, drone measures about 700g in weight. Drone body stretches out to the sides where blades are, similar to Hubsan X4 series.
Camera hangs underneath the drone, and the battery plugs from behind. LEDs under the blade arms are clearly visible and will notify you about paring status between the drone and the transmitter, GPS lock status and battery status. Blade guards are optional and can be removed if you are a more confident pilot. Build quality is one of the better ones I’ve seen from recently released drones.
EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone
The ducted fan design of the Eachine E010 perfectly copies the TW. Basically, the unibody propeller guard serves as airframe. The motors, as well as the receiver board (JR-NH010R), are mounted on the propeller guard. The mainboard is protected with a tiny removable cockpit.
Usually, even the smallest drones… have at least 4 LEDs, so I was surprised to find out that this E010 Mini features only two LEDs, one blue in the front and a red one in the rear. Powered by a small capacity 150 mAh battery, the advertised flight time is about 5 minutes. The battery is swappable, which is nice because you can have a charged spare one ready for more fun time.
Even if the nylon material which is used to made this drone looks cheap I’m confident that the E010 quadcopter will survive bravely to many crashes. The black/green remote controller with the size of only 10 x 6cm may be a little small in my hands but all the controls can be easily accessed even by adults.
Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD Wifi Camera
The Holy Stone HS200 FPV ought to be one of the best RC drones under under $100. This RC drone comes with every feature ought there – FPV(First person view) altitude hold, mobile control, headless mode, return key, gyro stability and one key flips. If you are strapped for cash and are looking for an RC drone that will get you into the world of drones and enable you to learn to fly a drone before getting a more expensive one, we recommend getting the Holy Stone HS200 FPV!
4 Spare propellers:… Always a necessity if you are just learning how to fly. Without these, don’t expect to learn how to fly. The question is not WILL you crash, it is WHEN will you crash! Also, it is easy to get extra spares for the Holy Stone HS200 FPV in case you damage all of your propellers.
The Holy Stone HS200 FPV has an incredible build for a hobby grade RC drone. This is surprising, especially since it costs less than $100. The only drawback is that it is not small enough to fly indoors, if that is your thing. Flying indoors obviously has its own advantages, like having the ability to practice without crashing into the neighbor’s pet, for example!
Beebeerun Wifi FPV Quadcopter Drone
The Beebeerun WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter drone has plenty of highlights at its cost. It is not perfect, but rather it is the quintessential starter drone for those hoping to get experience with flying a drone while using a camera.
The design is extremely cool… and it isn’t symmetric as the back broadens more than the nose. This helps to easily distinguish the front and back of the drone making it less demanding to fly. It is very basic, yet sturdy which again makes it extraordinary for amateurs because crashing this drone is not quite the same as crashing the one that is more expensive.
It is pretty steady during flight, the higher speed mode makes the drone to fly faster making it more wind resistant. In the lower speed mode, any little breeze makes the drone challenging to maneuver. It isn’t recommended using this drone in moderate to strong winds. The Beebeerun WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter Drone is equipped with a 480p resolution camera which is very low and is light sensitive.
RCtown ELF Mini Drone for Kids
Incredible fast response! Amazing anti-jamming capability ! 30-50 meters long Keep watch over distance and not more power consumption! You’ll be able to Keep watch over different drones at the same time without interfering with every other.
GoolRC T5W Wifi FPV Drone with Camera
A tiny, hand held drone, with blinkenlights, and SELFIE MODE! The 720p camera can record video as it flies, or turn around and snap a photo of you. It also has a range of SnapChat-style filters.
The big issue… with drones is how power hungry they are. This is one is no different. There are no LEDs on the battery, so it is impossible to tell when it has fully charged. The flight time is about 5 minutes. Not bad for a small drone – but you’ll probably want to get a couple of spare batteries.
JJRC H31 Waterproof Drone no Camera
It is a brushed, sporty quadcopter that is geared under each motor. If you do decide to leave the prop guards off, keep in mind that the gears are exposed and open to the elements. Sticks, leaves, hairs, and other small objects can get stuck in there and cause the motor to stop running. They can also damage the plastic gears. Installing the prop guards will cover the gears and stop anything from getting entangled.
In low rate,… this quad is perfect for training beginners due to it’s slow pitch and yaw. This mode is also ideal for low wind/indoor flight. But, if the wind starts to pick up, this mode definitely won’t be enough to fight it.
High rate is… rather insane. The yaw is unnecessarily fast; it spins about as fast as a top. The pitch is quite extreme as well. If you fly full pitch forward when you are about halfway into the total flight time, there will be a noticeable voltage sag. The amount of power it draws is just a bit too much for the battery.
LBLA FPV Drone with Wifi Camera
This is a really cool design with a really cool purpose. It looks super slick and you would never know it folds from the air. The red color contrasts with the sky and the ground extremely well, so it can be seen quite easily.
The flight is… good but it could be better. It is a bit labored and slow but it still feels solid. It fights wind without a problem in high rate. The altitude hold works, but it will still drop in fast forward flight. That’s expected, but it doesn’t seem to correct very well. In slow flight or hover, it is fine.
The battery is proprietary with a JST on it. It slides in and plugs into the ports. It’s a cool design, but it also means you cant use any spare batteries you have laying around.