Even if you have no good reason to justify buying one, you have to admit that drones are cool. Some models out there are glorified tech toys, but the ones we highlight here are fit for use in imaging and cinematic applications small and large. If you think you can use a flying camera in your next project, there’s some good news—the tech has come a long way in a very short time. There are models on the market now that put earlier copters to shame in terms of video quality and stabilization.
Hubsan H502S X4 FPV RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera
The Hubsan H502S Desire is an X-configuration RC quadcopter that features FPV (first-person view) functionality to put you in the pilot’s seat. The drone’s onboard camera can record 720p HD video or photo to a microSD card. It also beams down a live video feed, which can be viewed from a 4.3″ display on the included transmitter (radio controller), hence the “FPV” distinction.
A GPS-backed flight controller provides autonomous functions,… such as automatic return home and altitude hold. This is a ready to fly drone that includes a flight battery and USB charger. The transmitter requires four AAA batteries, available separately. In this mode, there is no longer a defined “nose” and “tail.” Instead, the aircraft always moves relative to the pilot â” pressing forward moves forward, pressing left moves left, and so on.
This keeps flying more intuitive, especially for beginner pilots. Thanks to a GPS-backed navigation system, the H502 is able to remember its “home,” or takeoff, point. If connection is lost with the transmitter, Failsafe Mode will engage, causing the quadcopter to automatically return to the home point and land. You can also manually trigger Failsafe Mode via a switch on the transmitter.
EACHINE E33W Wifi FPV Quadcopter With Camera
Last month Eachine announced two new entry-level drones, this E33W and another one with foldable arms. Eachine E33 is offered in two variants, one without camera and one with WiFi FPV camera. One of the biggest risk of purchasing RC toys from unknown brands is if something brakes and you need to repair it. Over the time Eachine proved to offer great after sale support through spare parts availability.
The Eachine E33W comes in a compact box.… Inside you’ll find the drone itself, a remote controller, a phone holder, four landing gears, 1 set of spare propellers, a USB charger, a screwdriver, bag of screws and user manual. In order to fly the drone in FPV you’ll need to bring your own smartphone or tablet. The aircraft measures about 26 by 26 by 11 centimeters and weighs 104 grams (fully equipped), so you will probably don’t need to register with the FAA before taking it up into the air.
It comes with attached propellers and ready to fly. The camera, landing gears and propellers are optional. Even with camera mounted, it has enough ground clearance without landing gears. The props also have different colors, white in front and black on rear.
LBLA Mini Foldable RC Drone, FPV 2.4Ghz 6-Axis
Equipped with the newest 6-axis flight manage systems, more stable and versatile. Equipped with 480P HD digicam to take aerial photos and video. Images and videos was streaming to phone over WiFi. The drone will preserve hovering on the present peak once the throttle was released. Portable palm-sized poket drone with foldable palms. One Key touchdown & take off, one key photo and one key return domestic.
Tech rc TR006 RC Mini Drone Nano Copters
Humanized design either for the control of laterality, accelerator of the right hand (mode 1) accelerator of the left hand (mode 2) more convenient for different habits of life and easier to practice flying. Flying distance for the transmission of video and photos and wifi control of 15m and up depending on the environment in which you are flying.
The maximum flight time of about 4-6 minutes.… Easy to recharge, drone with built-in battery recharge time over 25-35mins .Charging methods available variety, mobile charger power bank, computer, car charger, just connect the USB interface of any way than the previous one.
WLtoys V686 V686G 5.8G Video FPV Drone RC
WLToys has released many great Remote Controlled products in the market. Their aim is to offer the most affordable drones while maintaining some of the quality seen in higher cost products. V686g is their new product on the market, and today we’ll take deep look into it. An affordable quadcopter with great specifications for its price range. Control range and flight are above average.
Camera is great, 2.0 megapixels with working 720p resolution.… Real time video transmission is very decent, no blurry images or huge periods of lag. Package includes a 2 GB memory card and a card reader to plugin to your computer and transfer photos and videos taken previously. V686G is one of the best and cheapest FPV flying experience for beginners. Comes with all it needs to fly, no need for extra hardware.
If you are a fan of always acquiring the equipment with best camera quality, V686G will be your choice. V686G is WLToys’s complete version of the V686 series. A strong and easy to fly quadcopter, aimed for beginner pilots with interest in FPV flight. The drone is easy to maneuver and wind resistant, comes with three different flight yaw rates, for easier control.
Techrc TR005 RC Drone WIFI Version FPV Quadcopter
The drone is solid black with a red spider design on top. It is lightweight, small and will sit in the palm of your hand. The drone is shaped in a circle that is 6 inches wide. The camera is red and located on the front of the drone. The battery opening in located on the back of the drone.
When you open the battery compartment… you will see cable connectors that are used to connect the drone’s battery and to charge the battery. It is not necessary to remove the battery when charging it. The word Quadcopter is derived from Latin “Quadrum” means “square” and “Copter” means “wing”. The wings or propellers of a quadcopter are all arranged on a plane and oriented downward.
Lift, tilt, and propulsion is generated and controlled by different speeds of the single propeller. Its propeller quadcopter actually belongs indeed to the helicopters, but the classic model with a rotor works slightly differently. This need for changes in direction, for example, a rowing – and without small tail rotor runs nothing with them.
MysteryStone H36 Mini RC Quadcopter Drone
The remote control nano quadcopter has exclusive 360 degree protective frame design for all propellers, making this h36 drone will be more durable. And also what an amazing low spin speed design for kids and beginners. Prevent your kids finger from being hurt by the spinning blades. It’s a cute mini quadcopter in palm size.
Mini size for indoor playing.… Coming with 5pcs mini drone batteries and 5-in-1 charger, you can keep flying at least half an hour and charge all batteries at one time, no need to buy any other mini quad copter accessories.
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone
Your Phantom 3 fits into your life and makes flying remarkably intuitive and easy. From takeoff to landing, it’s completely under your control, responding to your commands while automatically handling the most complex aspects of safe, stable flight. Never lose track of your Phantom 3. GPS andGLONASS combine to make the Phantom 3 completely aware of its location andrelation to you. It hovers more precisely, moves more accurately, and locksonto satellites faster.
Through theDJI Go app, you can track… its location on a live map, and record your takeoff point so you can bring it back to you with the tap of a finger. DJI’s Phantom 3 Advanced delivers excellent full-HD video. The convenience and safety features allow beginners to get flying fast. New sensors and an additional satellite navigation make flying indoors and outside more stable than its predecessors. Support DJI’s Intelligent Flight options including autonomous waypoint navigation or Follow Me.
The 4K video from the Professional is a step up from the Advanced’s full-HD results. But it’s not a big step up, and unless you want or need the extra resolution and have a computer powerful enough to play and edit 4K video, the Advanced’s 1080p video doesn’t disappoint.