Top FPV Drones for Beginners – 2017 Edition

With so many drones available on the market today, there is something in every price range available for drone enthusiasts. Therefore we have made this list of the top 10 FPV drones under $200.

Have a look at some of the best and most inexpensive FPV drones that have some amazing features and make drone flying simply breathtaking. We have taken your needs and budget into consideration so don’t worry if you are low on money but would like to take part of this new drone racing era.

These drones will allow an amazing flight experience to anyone who wants to have a go at FPV racing. But just because these drones are affordable doesn’t mean they aren’t as great as the best drone manufacturers. Here are the ten best drones you will find currently in the market.

 

Hubsan FPV X4 H107D

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 106 x 106 x 40 mm (4.1 x 4.1 x 1.6 inches)
  • Weight: 31.2 grams (1.1 ounces)
  • Battery: 3.7V 530 mAh Li-Po battery
  • Battery Flight Time: 6 minutes
  • Battery Charge Time: one hour
  • Motor Type: 0820 Coreless motors
  • Remote Frequency: 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz Video
  • Range: 50 – 150 meters
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Camera: 720P

The H107D+ comes with a new 6-axis flight control that promotes a more stable flight for the pilot. It also features rubber landing pads which give the drone’s body a lesser impact from the force of landing and sturdier rotor arms that help in reducing inflight vibrations. The drone’s lightweight frame has amazing durability that allows stable flight which is smooth and simple.

The H107D+  comes with a 720P camera with a resolution of 1280 x 720. This camera functions include photo capturing module and video recording and it is great for capturing aerial shots and recording videos.

The drone is also equipped with 5 built-in LED lights which give it a nice look. They also make it easier to see the drone, particularly when flying at nighttime.

This drone comes with 2.4GHz 4-channel transmitter that has a 4.3 inch LCD screen on it. This feature allows pilots to immediately review what they are recording on their drone. This allows you to get perfect settings and angles.

It has a frequency of 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz for video transmission. It also helps in anti-interference, so there will be no interference even if another aircraft is flying nearby. Reviewing your footage is very simple because it has a live video feed distance of around 100 meters. It also has a flight control distance of 50-150 meters, you can easily monitor your drone.

This drone and its transmitter are perfect for both newbies and advanced pilots who want a simple drone to learn on.

The drone features 3.7v 530 mAh Li-Po battery that has a flight time of around 6 minutes. The battery can easily be charged up using a USB charging cable. The charging time is about one hour.

This drone can be both indoors and outdoors with its super stable flight and protection cover.

 

Hubsan FPV X4 (H107D) - FPV Flying

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UDI U818A

Product Specs 

  • Dimensions: 40.9 x 35.6 x 9.9 cm (16.1 x 14 x 3.9 inches)
  • Weight: 1179 grams (2.6 pounds)
  • Battery: 350mAh Li-Po
  • Battery Flight Time: 6-9 minutes
  • Remote Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Camera: 2MP HD CAMERA
  • Max Video Resolution: 720P 30 fps
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 years and up

The UDI U818A with amazing aerial photography and footage and easy flight is perfect for adding some adventure and fun to your next outdoor flight. The quadcopter also comes with LED lights for easier nighttime flying and noticing it in the air.

This drone comes with a 2MP camera. The camera can record videos in 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and capture photos in HD. The UDI U818A is simple to pair with any tablet or Smartphone that uses Android and iOS system.

This allows pilots to watch live video and photo feed while the quad is flying. All media is stored on a removable Micro-SD card.

The quad even comes with an included bonus battery. This battery doubles the original flying time by simply swapping the used one with the new one. Battery has a flight time of around 6-9 minutes and can be charged using a USB charger.

The controller has a button to start and stop video recording and a button to capture photographs. It also has a roll button for immediate 360 degree roll.

The right trigger turns the signal light on and off while the left trigger and right joystick used together make the quad flip 360 degree in any direction.

UDI U818A Crash Resistant Camera Drone

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Syma X8HG

Last update was on: December 12, 2017 2:53 pm

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 19 cm (19.5 x 19.5 x 4.7 inches)
  • Weight: 1542 grams (3.4 pounds)
  • Battery: 7.4Volts, 2000mAh Li-Po battery
  • Battery Flight Time: 5 to 7 minutes
  • Battery Charge Time: 200 minutes
  • Camera: 0.3MP (720p) camera
  • Stills Resolution (megapixels): 0.30
  • Remote Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Flight Range: 70 meters

The Syma X8HG has 6-axis gyro flight system for easy handling and stabilization. It also gives you stronger wind resistance. The gyroscope also lets you perform different flight movements with ease and improved stability.

The drone is equipped with 7.4V 2000 mAh Li-Po battery that has a flight time of about 5 to 7 minutes. This battery is rechargeable and a charging time is about 200 minutes.

The Syma X8HG comes with 0.3 MP (720p) Wi-Fi FPV camera. This camera allows you to capture incredible photos and videos. The FPV ability along with Wi-Fi compatibility will allow pilots to watch what the camera is capturing directly on their tablets or Smartphones.

The drone is controlled using a 4HC digital remote controller system. With its Spread Spectrum Technology, the transmitter provides amazing frequency and bandwidth. It offers a flight range of around 70 meters.

Its 2.4G anti-interference technology will make sure that you do not interfere with any nearby hovering drone. These amazing features make flying the drone for any newbie or experienced pilot much easier.

The Syma X8HG has a feature called 360 degree eversion. This feature allows the quad to continuously roll 360 degrees. The drone also has a Headless Mode function that doesn’t need a pilot to adjust the position of the quad before flying and a Barometer ser height feature that lets the quad hover at a set position using the left joystick.

The drone also comes with highly elastic blade protectors which are improved for performance and anti-collision.

The Syma X8HG can be flown both indoor and outdoor and is relatively cheap – this drone will cost you less than $200. It can also do different functions, such as turn right/left, backward/forward flight, sideward flight, right/left and up/down.

As far as the color goes, this drone is only available in red color. It is even equipped with LED lights which flash in different colors to indicate the position of the drone. This feature will make night flying much easier.

Syma X8HG Review + FPV

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Dromida Ominus

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 28 x 45.7 x 15.2 cm (11 x 18 x 6 inches)
  • Weight: 907 grams (2 pounds)
  • Remote Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Battery: 3.7v 700mAh Li-Po battery
  • Flight Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Camera: 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 15 years and up

The Dromida Omnius comes as a RTF package. This means that the drone comes with all accessories needed to fly, including the „AA“ batteries for the 2.4GHz controller. The drone is stable and is capable of performing acrobatic stunts.

It comes with bright, color-coded LED lights which help in easily tracking the drone when it is dark outside. The Dromida Omnius can be flown both indoors and outdoors and you will have a lot of fun flying this drone.

The Dromida Omnius is very smooth to fly because it comes with a 3-axis gyro and 3 accelerometers. The drone is capable to flip at the touch of a button. Also, the 2.4GHz radio controller provides an interference-free flight.

The drone is amazing at capturing crisp, clear photos and videos from a true eye-in-the-sky view. The photos and videos can be even directly downloaded onto your tablet or Smartphone.

You can make changes to settings as well as view what you are recording with application that can be downloaded free on Apple and Android Smartphone. Micro memory Card and Card Reader can be used to store and share media recorded.

Your Smartphone can be easily attached in the provided holder on the controller. It even has a sunshade for convenience.

 

Dromida - Ominus - Detailed Review and Flight (Indoors and Outdoors)

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Holy Stone X400C

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 40.6 x 20.3 x 8.1 cm (16 x 8 x 3.2 inches)
  • Weight: 499 grams (1.1 Pounds)
  • Operating Distance: 100 Meters
  • Remote Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • 6-axis gyro
  • Flight Duration: 8-10 Minutes
  • Battery: 3.7V 750mAh Li-Po
  • Re-Charge Time: 1.5 hours
  • Camera : 0.3MP Wi-Fi Live FPV (IOS)
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 years and up

Holy Stone X400C is one of the most affordable FPV drones. The drone is equipped with the newest 6-axis gyro system and it has a very stable flight. This feature allows for better controlling when doing 360 degree rolls.

The Holy Stone X400C has two amazing features – the one key return and headless mode for easy directing the quad to its path. These two features are almost like standard for this category and they are considered to be two most important features for newbies.

You can control the quad up to 100 meters, which is standard range on its category. It is equipped with 3.7V 750mAh Li-Po battery that has a flight time of about 8 to 10 minutes. The battery takes about 1.5 hour to charge completely.

The Holy Stone X400C comes with 0.3 HD camera for photos and videos. It also supports FPV real time transmission so you can watch the bird’s eye view right on your Smartphone (Android and iOS). Many users have reported that the camera of Holy Stone X400C is not that impressive and that can only capture average looking photographs and videos.

The drone comes with 2.4GHz channels for interrupted transmission.

It is very important to note that this quad has the tendency to heat up. For that reason it is recommended to wait for about 10 minutes for the quad to cool down in order to get a longer life. It is also equipped with LED lights for night time flying.

Quadcopter Review: Holy Stone X400

Review and flight demo of the Holy Stone X400. Get it here: http://goo.gl/3jGzkB.

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Arris FPV 250

Product Specs

  • Weight (without battery): 395 grams (0.9 pounds)
  • Dimensions: 24.4 x 23.1 x 13.5 cm (9.6 x 9.1 x 5.3 inches)
  • Battery: 3S 11.1V 2200mAh Li-Po battery
  • Flight Time: 10 minutes
  • 3-axis gyro
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz
  • Operating Range: 1000 meters
  • Camera: 700 TVL camera
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 5 years and up

The Arris FPV 250 is an amazing racing drone. It comes with unique features that make it suitable for both newbies and experts.  It is built with strong materials and has a durable frame resistant to crashes. This drone is small while amazing in speed. That`s why we call it a sport racing drone.

The drone uses the CC3D Flight Controller, one of the most usual flight controllers among drone racers. The FPV250 can be flown up to 1,000 meters away from you. It also comes with four 1806 2300KV brushless motors produced by Arris. They offer amazing performance at a very affordable price.

The 700TVL camera is great addition to this complete FPV package and it is surprisingly good quality. The camera has zero delay and good quality live video. Considering this drone’s price, this camera is a nice extra.

The Arris FPV 250 comes with 3S 11.1V 2200mAh Li-Po battery that has a flight time of about 10 minutes. As far as color goes, this drone is only available in black.

Review of the Hobby-Wing Arris FPV250 X-Speed Quad

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Hero RC XQ-5 V626 UFO

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 55 x 55 x 5cm (21.6 x 21.6 x 2 inches)
  • Weight: 1950 grams (4.3 Pounds)
  • Operating Distance: 100-150 Meters
  • Controller Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Flight Duration: 8-10 Minutes
  • Battery: 7.4V 850mAh Li-Po
  • Re-Charge Time: 1.5 hours
  • 6-axis gyro
  • Camera: N/A
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 14 years and up

The Hero V626 is designed with simplicity in mind and constructed of durable materials. The drone’s flight characteristics benefit from this design feature. It is agile and features a 2.4GHz radio system.

The drone has the ability to perform flips and rolls with the push of a button on the transmitter. Also, the drone’s large size helps in flying around with stability and average resistance in soft winds. The camera on this drone is not much camera and it will come included with the unit inside the package. It is a standard FPV camera that works on Wi-Fi.

The one thing unique is that this drone is compatible with water cannon, bubble blower, hook and basket and missile launcher accessories. The drone is also equipped with LED lights that can help in flight orientation when the drone is far away from you.

To summarize, this is a decent drone but if you have high use of pictures and images, this is not the drone for you.

Hero RC XQ5 UFO Drone with LED

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Coocheer JJRC H26D RC

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 40.1 x 33 x 15 cm (15.8 x 13 x 5.9 inches)
  • Weight: 1360 grams (3.0 Pounds)
  • Operating Distance: 300 Meters
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Flight Duration: 8 Minutes
  • Battery: 7.4V 1200mAh Li-Po
  • Re-Charge Time: 2 hours
  • 6-axis gyro
  • Camera : 3.0 Megapixels (120° Wide-Angle)
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 14 years and up

The Coocheer JJRC H26W looks great and performs even better. This drone is perfect for a beginner to practice and get ready for a larger and more expensive drone. The strongest feature of this drone is unquestionably above average image quality camera.

The 3MP camera can be swivelled with a key and provides one click photo and video option. Unfortunately, it does not have Wi-Fi with FPV.

The drone features 6-axis gyro so the flight is smooth and stable. It comes with Headless Mode so that you don’t worry every time you fly your drone and One-Key-return so that the drone always comes back to you.

The H26D also has a 300 meter range, way above the 80-150 meters average control distance for affordable drones. It is also equipped with LED lights for night flights.

The drone is powered by a 7.4V 1.200mAh 30C Li-Po battery that has a flight time of about 8 minutes. The battery takes about 2 hours to charge completely. The drone also comes with 2.4GHz, 4-channels transmitter.

It has all the features of a remote controlled drone – it can perform 360 degree rolls, forward, backward and side flying. If you are looking a big drone with a nice camera for aerial footage for an affordable price, then the H26D is the one.

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JXD 509G

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 31.8 x 31.5 x 8.4 cm (12.5 x 12.4 x 3.3 Inches)
  • Weight: 907 grams (2.0 Pounds)
  • Operating Distance: 120 Meters
  • 6-axis gyro
  • Flight Duration: 6-8 Minutes
  • Battery: 3.7 volts 650mAh Li-Ion
  • Re-Charge Time: 80 Minutes
  • Remote Mode: 2.4GHz
  • Camera : 2.0MP
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 14 years and up

If you are looking for a long flight time affordable FPV drone, the JXD 509G might be the one. The drone has a very futuristic design. It feels very strong and sturdy. It is made of flexible material so it can resist most crashes.

However, it is not recommended to try too many tricks on the first go. Flight is smooth and the drone is also pretty stable in winds. This feature gives you confidence as newbies. Camera is adjustable and photographs are clear and video clarity is better than average.

The drone comes with 3.7 volts 650mAh Li-Ion battery that has a flight time of about 6 to 8 minutes. This is really nice for an affordable drone, considering the fact that it transmits real time video in decent quality with no delay. The battery takes about 80 minutes to charge completely.

Among its features we can find the now common headless mode, One-Key Home Return,  Automatic Landing and the Altitude Holder. The JXD 509G is also equipped with colorful LED lights suitable for flying in the dark at night.

JXD 509G FPV Drone Flight Test Review

This 5.8Ghz FPV flier has excellent FPV and control range. It also has an altitude hold feature that works very well. Its 2MP camera isn't that bad either.

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Holy Stone HS300

Product Specs

  • Dimensions: 48.3 x 48.3 x 19 cm (19 x 19 x 7.5 inches)
  • Weight: 635 grams (1.4 Pounds)
  • Remote Mode: 2.4GHz
  • Operating Distance: 150 Meters
  • Flight Duration: 10-12 Minutes
  • Battery: 7.4Volts, 2000mAh, Li-Po
  • Re-Charge Time: 200 Minutes
  • 6-axis gyro
  • Camera : 5.0MP
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 14 years and up

The Holy Stone HS300 is an affordable quad with above average control distance and flight time for its price range. The Holy Stone F181 design is quite common for a drone.

It is equipped with LED lights and if you decide to fly this drone during night, this feature will make your life much simpler. The drone also has wide propellers so the flight stability is amazing.

This quad comes fully fitted with 5MP camera that can record 1080p video footage with 120° wide angle. The camera allows recording high quality video or capturing clearer images.

The HS300 also supports GoPro camera. Another great feature is one key landing. This feature is helpful in safer landing, therefore making less crash landings. The Altitude Hold is another amazing feature. This feature allows you to lock the drone’s position in the air with just a push of a button.

This drone comes with 7.4Volts, 2000mAh Li-Po battery that has a flight time of about 10 to 12 minutes. As you can see the battery life is better than many other drones. The battery takes about 200 minutes to charge completely.

The remote controller feels good to the touch and it responds well to commands. Also, the added Smartphone port makes things more interesting.

Review and How to of Holy Stone HS300 RC Quadcopter with 1080P

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WLToys V686G

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 320 x 320 x 93 mm (12.6 x 12.6 x 3.7 inches)
  • Wingspan: 453 mm (17.8 inches)
  • Battery: 3.7V 730mAh
  • Flight Time: 10 minutes
  • Charging Time: 90 minutes
  • Camera: 2MP camera
  • Operating Range: 150 meters (492 feet)
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • LED lights
  • Headless Mode
  • 360 degree stunts
  • One-Key Return Home

WLToys is a registered brand of Shantou Chenghai Welei Toys Industrial Co. based in China and it is the manufacturer of some of the most sold low-budget drones. Their products have a reputation for high quality manufacture and competitive price.

Among those amazing drones we can find WLToys V686G. This is a FPV drone that has a lot to offer.

The V686G is equipped with a nice 2MP camera. The camera provides a very clear image both on recorded videos as well as live video. LCD screen is built-in on the transmitter and FPV works on 5.8 GHz transmission. This feature allows delay between the displayed image and what the drone is seeing.

The V686G is equipped with a nice 3.7V 730mAh battery and has a flight time of about 10 minutes. This is really amazing flight time. The battery takes about 90 minutes to charge completely.

The V686G can be flown up to 150 meters away from you using solely a remote control for operation. The done is easy to manoeuvre both indoor and outdoor. However, it is recommended to avoid walls because they may often present an obstacle in live transmission.

The V686G also comes with a bunch of handy features such as Headless Mode and One-Key Home Return. The drone can also perform 360 degree stunts and it is equipped with LED lights that make flying and controlling the vehicle easy even in the middle of the night.

WLToys V686G FPV Drone Test Flight

The WLToys V686G is a relatively low cost, good quality 5.8Ghz FPV flier. But the best feature is the great video quality from its 720p camera. You can get it here ...

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JXD 510G

Last update was on: December 12, 2017 2:53 pm

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 316 x 316 x 106 mm (12.4 x 12.4 x 4.2 inches)
  • Weight: 150 grams (0.3 pounds)
  • Battery: 3.7V 600mAh Li-Po
  • Flight Time: 8 minutes
  • Charging Time: 90 minutes
  • Camera: 2MP 720p camera
  • Operating Range: 100 meters (328 feet)
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • Altitude Hold
  • One Key Return
  • Headless Mode
  • 3D Flips
  • LED lights

The JXD 510G looks really impressive. The 510G has a HD 2.0MP camera and the camera has a built-in 5.8GHz FPV transmitter. There is also the supplied 5.8GHz FPV monitor with the camera. It features a 4.5 inch LCD screen, foldable sunshade and removable antenna.

It is important to note that camera tilt angle can be adjusted manually up to about 30 degrees. In the package you will also find spare props, 3 extra batteries, prop guards and a 4GB memory card among a bunch of other things.

The extra batteries are definitely the most important accessories. The drone is powered by a nice 3.7V 600mAh Li-Po battery that gives about 8 minutes of flight time. This means that by using all 4 batteries, you will have about 30 minutes of flight time.

On top of all that, the JXD 510G also has some useful features such as Altitude Hold, Headless Mode and One Key Return. Also, the 510G can perform aerial acrobatics quite smoothly thanks to its powerful propulsion.

The drone also has a control distance around 100 meters. FPV performance is incredible and the great thing is that the system does not display any noticeable latency.

JXD 510G Predator Altitude Hold FPV Drone Flight Test Review

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Syma X8W

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 500 x 500 x 190 mm (19.7 x 19.7 x 7.5 inches)
  • Wingspan: 340 mm (13.4 inches)
  • Weight: 383 grams (0.8 pounds)
  • Battery: 7V 2000mAh Li-Po
  • Flight Time: 9-11 minutes
  • Charging Time: 200 minutes
  • Camera: 2MP
  • Operating Range: 100 meters (328 feet)
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • Headless Mode
  • 360 degrees stunts
  • LED lights

The Syma X8W is a large drone with a bit of lifting power. This drone is targeted at newbies who are on a tight budget but are keen to experience FPV flying. Thanks to its massive 2000mAh battery the X8W has some really decent flight times. In moderate winds and with its camera turned on and without prop guards, the drone can fly for about 11 minutes.

The X8W is great for newbies who are into larger drones because it hovers very steadily on air. The drone has a control distance around 100 meters and a good speed even at lowest yaw rates.

The Syma X8W comes with its own 2MP camera that provides some decent images and video for the price. However, it also suffers from high latency, which means that the drone must always be kept within line of sight when flying because it is not possible to fly it entirely using FPV. The fact the live video transmission is done through Wi-Fi to your own device is one of the things that make this drone so cheap.

The X8W does not come with a FPV monitor. Instead, the user installs a free app, available for both iOS and Android. The drone connects to the app through Wi-Fi. This feature allows the flyer to watch the video real time on their Smartphone or tablet.

It is important to note that the videos and photographs captured with the X8W are recorded on your Smartphone via the Syma FPV app instead of a memory card on the camera.

Syma - X8W - Review and Flight

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Hubsan H502S

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 165 x 165 x 60 mm (6.5 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches)
  • Weight: 147 grams (0.3 pounds)
  • Battery: 7.4V 610mAh Li-Po
  • Flight Time: 13 minutes
  • Charging Time: 90 minutes
  • Camera: 720p camera
  • Operating Range: 300 meters (984 feet)
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • 6-axis gyro stabilization
  • Follow Me Mode
  • Signal Loss Protection
  • Return to Home
  • Altitude Hold
  • GPS system
  • LED lights

The Hubsan H502S is RTF drone and it comes with brushed motors and LED lights. The build quality is great and it weighs only 155 grams which is…..incredible! The drone is equipped with a great quality 720p built in camera that can capture amazing aerial footage.

This resolution means that it can shoot in HD, although at the lowest quality HD available. Also, camera stabilisation system works very well and it’s almost jello effect free. The camera is able to provide you with 640×480 live FPV and FPV quality is on satisfactory level.

The drone is also equipped with 6-axis gyro stabilization system that takes care of stability problems in order to make the picture (and the drone itself) stable. You will be impressed by stability of Hubsan H502S. The drone features some very useful features such as Altitude Hold Mode, Return to Home and Follow Me.

The Hubsan H520S works via 5.8 GHz connection and comes with a transmitter that has a large 4.3” LCD screen of 640p x 480p resolution. The drone is able to fly up to 10 minutes on a single full charge thanks to its nice 7.4V 610mAh Li-Po battery. And finally, this little fella can be flown up to 300 meters away from you, while FPV range is somewhere around 130-150 meters.

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UPair One Drone

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 470 x 231 x 340 mm (18.5 x 9.1 x 13.4 inches)
  • Weight: 1350 grams (3 pounds)
  • Battery: 5400mAh Lithium Ion
  • Flight Time: 25 minutes
  • Camera: 12MP 4K camera
  • Maximum Speed: 16m/s (31 mph)
  • Operating Range: 1000 meters (3281 feet)
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • GPS system
  • Dual compass system
  • Altitude Hold
  • Failsafe Programming
  • One Key Return
  • LED lights

You will definitely like this drone if you are an Apple fan. The UPair One has been on the market since November 2015 and has a very similar body style to a DJI Phantom. The drone is equipped with an amazing 12MP 4K camera that is perfect for shooting professional-level video. The UPair One also has gyro stabilization that makes flying more stable and provides easier operation with more advantages.

The drone has a powerful 5400mAh Lithium Ion battery which lasts up to 25 minutes on a single charge. The gimbal itself is only a two axis gimbal. However, if you really have an issue with that is easily replaceable.

The UPair One works via 5.8 GHz frequency. This feature enables the drone to fly up to 1000 meters away from its transmitter. However, you probably won’t make it further than 500 meters if you have FPV turned on.

Also, the controller features huge 7 inch LED display for FPV monitoring. With features such as Altitude Hold, One Key return, GPS system and Failsafe Programming there is no doubt that the UPair One has all it takes for you to start off your drone piloting career.

JJRC H8D 5.8Ghz FPV Drone Review

This quadcopter is a 5.8 Ghz FPV upgrade to the JJRC H8C. In addition to FPV transmitter and receiver/screen, it also has headless mode and one key return.

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JJRC H8D

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 330 x 330 x 110 mm (13 x 13 x 4.3 inches)
  • Wingspan: 467 mm (18.4 Inches)
  • Weight: 1167 grams (2.6 pounds)
  • Battery: 7.4V 500mAh Li-Po
  • Flight Time: 8 minutes
  • Charging Time: 90 minutes
  • Camera: 2MP 720p camera
  • Operating Range: 300 meters (984 feet)
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • 6-Axis
  • One Key Return
  • Headless Mode
  • LED lights
  • 3D stunts

The JJRC H8D is a good, very affordable FPV flying experience. This drone sports a 2MP camera, better than the average low-price drone camera. However, you can have a bit of a jello effect on the displayed video if transmission is weak.

The camera angle is adjustable and, after connecting via 5.8 GHz to its dedicated controller it is capable of providing you with live FPV feed.  The controller is dual mode having reversible sticks and has a built in 4.3“  LCD display with a shade block on top.

The JJRC H8D comes with some useful features such as Headless Mode, One Key Return and LED lights. The drone is also capable of performing 3D stunts. The H8D can fly for about 8 minutes on a single full charge and can travel more than 100 meters away with FPV on.

All things considered, you will not find anything much better than JJRC H8D if you are a beginner when it comes to drones, but you are willing to spend $200.

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Sky Hawkeye HM1315S

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 280 x 280 x 100 mm (11 x 11 x 3.9 inches)
  • Battery: 3.7V 700mAh Li-Po
  • Flight Time: 5 minutes
  • Charging Time: 45 minutes
  • Camera: 0.3MP
  • Operating Range: 300 meters (984 feet)
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • One Key Return
  • 1GB microSD TF memory card
  • 360 degrees stunts
  • LED lights

The Sky Hawkeye HM1315S is a great FPV drone for beginners on a low budget. This drone comes with many useful features such as One Key Return, LED lights and 1GB microSD TF memory card. It is also able to perform the usual 360º stunt tricks on air with just the push of a button.

However, it is not it is not only the price and useful features that will amaze you. This drone is very easy to manoeuvre and it is considered to be the perfect toy rated FPV drone for the family. The HM1315S has a somewhat short flight time of about 5 to 6 minutes and it is capable of flying as far as 300 meters away from the pilot. You fly the drone both inside and outside, but if the wind outside is too strong, wait until it eases.

Camera has 0.3MP and it is included in the package. It is important to note that the HM1315S image quality is very decent and watchable so you shouldn’t be misguided by its megapixels. Live video transmission has no delay and works on 5.8 GHz transmission. The remote controller has a built-in LCD screen in order to display the live video feed from the camera.

Through remote controller you can capture still images from the air and also record the journey of your first flight with this drone.

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Hubsan H109S X4 Pro

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 200 mm (11.8 x 11.8 x 7.9 inches)
  • Wingspan: 260 mm (10.2 inches)
  • Weight: 1400 grams (3.1 pounds)
  • Battery: 11.1V 7000mAh 25C Li-Po
  • Flight Time: 40 minutes
  • Charging Time: 60 minutes
  • Camera: 13MP HD, 1080P camera
  • Maximum Speed: 12m/s (27 mph)
  • Operating Range: 1500 meters
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • GPS system,
  • Headless Mode
  • Altitude Hold
  • Auto Return
  • Follow Me
  • Parachute
  • 6-axis gyro stabilization
  • LED lights

The H109S X4 Pro is one of Hubsan’s top models. The X4 Pro comes with a monster 11.1V 7000mAh Li-Po battery and the manufacturer claims that this drone has a flight time of about 40 minutes. However, many pilots have reported that they were able to fly for around 35 minutes without the camera gimbal system and around 25 minutes with it.

The drone also boasts a parachute and LED lights. Apart from these interesting features and specs, the X4 Pro comes with GPS system, headless mode, follow me, altitude hold and auto return.

The X4 Pro has a pretty impressive dual frequency 10-channel transmitter that features a 4.3″ color LCD touchscreen for displaying an Android-based OS that allows you to view FPV.

The drone also comes with 13MP camera that mounted on a motorized gimbal for extra stabilization. Combine all this with its flight range of about 1000 meters and you’ll realize that this drone doesn’t joke around.

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Yuneec Q500 Typhoon 4K

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 565 x 420 x 240 mm (22.2 x 16.5 x 9.4 inches)
  • Wingspan: 565 mm (22.2 inches)
  • Weight: 1100 grams (2.4 pounds)
  • Battery: 11.1V 5400mAh Li-Po 3S
  • Flight Time: 25 minutes
  • Camera: 12MP 4K camera
  • Maximum Speed: 8m/s (18 mph)
  • Operating Range: 800 meters (2625 feet)
  • Controller Frequency: 5.8GHz

Features

  • Three modes available for flight: Smart, Angle, and Home
  • Follow Me
  • Watch Me
  • A stand-alone steady cam
  • LED lights

The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K is a big drone that offers a lot of features for the price. The drone looks streamlined and aerodynamic and has a pretty robust, tough build.

The Typhoon Q500 4k drone is a great flyer and the flight experience with the drone is very flexible and feature-rich. The drone has amazing responsiveness and awesome flying assistance. These features make the Q500 4K by far the most beginner-friendly drone on the market.

The camera on the Q500 4K is a Gimbal mounted 12MP video/photo shooter. The drone also features a stabilized camera mount that can track the pilot as it flies.

The ST10+ controller that comes with the Typhoon Q500 is a big feature-packed device that that is able to effectively control the drone up to 1000 meters. However, you cannot expect more than 500 meters with the FPV turned on. The controller features a 5-inch touch screen on the bottom and the more conventional control sticks at the top.

The 5-inch screen shows a live preview from the camera and the display is bright and clear. As far as the battery and flight duration is concerned, the Typhoon Q500 4K comes with a powerful 11.1V 5400mAh Li-Po 3S battery that provides about 25 minutes of flight time.

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Summary

It is not easy to find good FPV drone for such a low-budget. Purchasing the best FPV drone for your needs and budget can be a tricky thing if you are not prepared. The FPV drones listed here are the top performing ones. Now you have seen the best FPV drones here so you can choose the right one for yourself. Happy flying!

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