You want to exercise your dexterity driver without spending hundreds of euros ? Good news, there are now many drones are not expensive.
As they do not have the advanced features of models premium (automatic flight, hover,..), it is necessary to constantly direct them. It is a challenge, but it is fun.
Most of these drones have flight times limited (around 5 minutes) and use to quickly their battery. Therefore, we advise you to invest in rechargeable batteries to save money.
Also, be aware that the wings of those drones are pretty fragile, and so it is worth the shot to buy spare parts (when available).
Finally, it must not be forgotten that the use of drones is regulated by the law. For security reasons, for example, it is forbidden to fly over urban areas (streets, stadiums, parks), airports, or military bases. For more details, please visit the site AmateursDeDrones.fr or check out this short video.
1. Revell Proto Quad XS .
This quadcopter remote control is so small that it falls directly on his joystick control. Due to its size, less than 3 centimetres in width, it is slightly more difficult to control than the larger drones, but we love the challenge.
The Revell Proto Quad XS has a gyroscope for six-axis, three levels of speed (perfect for beginners) and it can do many tricks (loops, zig zag..).
2. Nikko Air Elite 115 .
For less than 50 €, the drone Nikko Air Elite 115 has a ring of protection connector and a replaceable battery. And, thanks to its remote control, you can fly like a pro and make up to 16 figures in the air.
Its Beta software Flight allow you to customize and perform simulations of the flights.
You are not (yet) a professional pilot ? Don’t be afraid to fly without restraint, this drone is designed to withstand the shock.
In addition, propellers spare are provided with the Nikko Air Elite.
3. Cheerson CX-10 .
The CX-10 has been out for some time already, but it is still one of the best drones on the cheap there to. It is designed for both amateur and experienced users and, if needed, you can easily obtain propellers spare online.
This quadcopter also has a gyroscope for six-axis and three-speed volume
4. Ryze Tello .
Suitable for children and adults, the Tello of Ryze is definitely the model of drone the more intuitive and fun to our selection.
Its robust design and lightweight incorporates a sensor of 5 Mp which offers you very beautiful aerial images. With their autocam, also record your videos at 360° and wide-angle.
It is equipped with the latest technology DJJ thanks to which you will be able to achieve great figures. In addition, to control it, you just use your phone and, even without an internet connection, your Tello will continue to move so you don’t lose sight of. The Tello off of your hands and is put automatically at the end of his vol.
Its flying time is estimated at 13 minutes and its distance to 100 meters.
5. Hubsan X4 H107C .
Brand Hubsan offers a wide variety of drones, and the H107C is one of its models the least expensive. It has a 720p camera but it is not going to lie, the quality of the image is limited.
It’s still a good drone not expensive, easy to navigate.
6. Hubsan X4 FPV .
Just like the Parrot Mambo, the Husban X4 FPV is not really designed to take videos or photos. It should be more flights in immersion that you can do from the remote control because it incorporates a screen.
Buy spare batteries and take the time to train yourself (it is completely manual and does not glide) ; you will see this drone is very pleasant to use.
The manual provided is in English but its French version (.pdf) is available online.
7. Syma X5C .
The Syma X5C is 31 x 31 cm, and it is stable enough to be used outdoors. Its 2Mp camera works well, but the recorded videos are not of very good quality because the image is shaking too. That said, it is a good drone for beginners and it is simple enough to get the propellers spare.
8. Mota JetJat Nano .
This is one of the smaller drones that we have tested (22 x 22 x 20 mm). Just like the Revell Proto Quad XS, it is so tiny that it takes place on the controller.
The Mota JetJat has LED also allowing you to make night flights, and if you add a micro SD card you can back up your most beautiful fantasies.
The time-of-flight of this drone is of 8 minutes, and unfortunately the battery cannot be removed. It will therefore have to plug it in to recharge..
With the Mota JetJat, you will impress your loved ones.
9. Parrot Mambo FPV .
Parrot Mambo FPV is one of the drones the most expensive of our selection, and without a doubt the best.
In addition to functioning Bluetooth, it is able to record videos on your smartphone thanks to the Smart Block.
It comes with goggles FPV in which you can insert your phone to live a pilotage en immersion.
It is even possible to drive the Mambo without the need of touching the screen of the phone as a remote control, compatible with all Parrots, is provided.
The autonomy of the drone camera onboard is a bit low (8 minutes ), however there are spare batteries to be able to enjoy it longer.
Keep in mind that the Parrot Mambo FPV is an unmanned drone of ‘race’ and, consequently, the camera will not give you outstanding images, following its cruising speed.
The Parrot Mambo FPV is solid, easy to handle and it is ideal to learn the steering.