Here we look at some of the best drones to fly. Some of these are for beginners as well as professionals, while some are for advanced users who can tweak controls and settings on the drones to suit their needs and requirements. All listed drones come with great features and ease-of-flight capabilities.
1.) DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ – One of the most popular and highly recommended drones, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ comes equipped with a built-in, high-definition camera, GPS, and a transmitter. Coupled with a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi booster, it has a vertical leverage over other drones as the booster helps augment the range at greater heights. It operating scope is around 2,000 ft., powered by 5200mAh LiPo battery. Weighing around 3 pounds, it is quite convenient to carry and operator, although it is a bit complex than operating a remote-controlled toy chopper. It can be easily and intuitively be paired with Android or iOS enabled smartphones to maneuver and track its location and findings.
2.) Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 Power Edition – This comes with an extended battery life fuelled by its high-density Li-Po batteries which makes the battery last for around 18 minutes. The Power Edition provides 2 HD batteries which enable a flight time of up to 36 minutes. Features include integrated HD camera, smartphone and tablet control and live video streaming. Weighing around 380g, it is compact and ideal for indoor and outdoor recordings.
3.) DJI Spreading Wings S1000 Octocopter – One of the best flying experience is with the DJI Spreading Wings, both for the rookie and for the experts. It is loaded with DJI’s Zenmuse camera gimbal for steady and smoother video capture. It flaunts foldable arms, retractable landing gear, has increased payload capacity and a sizeable flight time of around 15 minutes using its 15000mAh 6S battery. It weighs around 4200g, with a diagonal width of 1045 mm. Consider it the born to fly machine.
4.) HUBSAN X4 H107C – The HUBSAN X4 is an easy to fly and operate drone that comes with features such as robust motors, greater payload, 2.4 Ghz 4-Channel transmitter, additional pair of propellers, propeller monitor for indoor flying, integrated video capture, a Cameron for recording as well as 6-Axis Flight Control for added stability. Its 3.7v 380mah Li-Po Battery ensures a flight time of around 7 minutes. It weighs 544g and measures 358 x 183 x 86 mm. This easy to maneuver drone will easily become your favorite whether you are a pro or just a beginner.
5.) 3D ROBOTICS IRIS+ QUADCOPTER –The IRIS+ QUADCOPTER is definitely worth a try when it comes to some advanced drone flying. It comes with multi control options, mobile apps for real time navigation and monitoring, a 9-channel RC transmitter and Geo Fencing to limit the drone within the specified boundary. It weighs around 1282g and measures 457 x 635 x 152 mm. It uses a 1.1 V 3.5 Ah lithium polymer battery which delivers a flight time of 15 minutes. A good option for advanced enthusiasts and hobbyists who are well equipped and knowledgeable to use the drone’s advanced features.