Best Cheap Drones For Kids 2017

Best Cheap Drones For Kids 2017

Drone flying doesn’t need to be limited to adults, and is an activity that even kids can enjoy! While largely all drones can also be used by kids, there are a couple of things that adults need to supervise in order to ensure a safe and happy playtime with flying drones.

Can kids fly drones?

There are no laws against children being able to fly drones, and the same rules that apply to adults who are drone flier, apply to kids. Though, it is always a good idea to check the local laws regarding this matter before you do invest in a drone for your child.

Are drones safe for kids?

Drones and quadcopters all come with small and delicate parts like propellers that can crash into someone and hurt them. With kids, there is always a chance for things to get out of hand, especially if they are new to flying drones. This is why it is a good idea to take precautions in the form of prop guards and such, which can help safeguard the drone to a certain degree.

Benefits of flying drones for kids

There are a lot of things that kids can learn from flying drones, physically as well as mentally. The act of flying requires great hand-eye coordination and the ability to maneuver quickly, exercising the reflexes.

There are some drones that also come as create your own kits that can help kids understand the technology and processes that go behind flying the drone. It is a great way to learn while having fun!

What to look for when buying drones for children

When buying a drone for a kid, things like great camera resolution or shooting modes are features that matter less than finding a drone that has a great flight performance and is safe for the kids. Here are some quick tips to help pick a small drone for your kid.

Size

Small, toy sized quadcopters are recommended for children to use as they are easier to maneuver, and can also be easily flown indoors. Carrying it around with your kids to the park or playground is also not a tedious task when the size is small.

Flight modes

It will take a little bit of time for a child to figure out how to fly the drone well, so choose a drone that has different flight speeds. Flying slower can help in maintaining more control while flying faster makes it easier to perform tricks. The option for speed change can help them grasp on to the technicalities and learn to fly like a pro!

Recommended age

Even quadcopters aimed at kids will have a recommended age. Just the size of the quad isn’t enough to determine what you should buy, as drones aimed at kids do come along with certain safety features.

Remote controller

To be able to learn how to fly, the child should be able to handle the remote controller with ease and learn all the function. The controller should also be the right size for kids to use it comfortably.

Price

If your kid is just starting out, buying an expensive quad is not the best option, as crashing it is inevitable. An expensive drone can be easily damaged and will instead incur more amount for repairs.

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Drone Features

Body Size: 

12.2 x 12.2 x 3.1 inches

Battery Flight Time: 

7 mins

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

3.70

Max Video Resolution: 

720P 30 fps

Battery Charge Time: 

100 mins

Weight (KG): 

0.90

The Syma X5C is a great quadcopter for anybody who is enthusiastic about flying, whether you are a beginner or are already experienced in the art. It features a 6-axis Gyro stabilization system that makes the quadcopter extremely stable and flexible when flying.

It has wind-resistant characteristics and can be flown indoors as well as outdoors. Its modular design and structure are functional, making it more simple to assemble and convenient for maintaining.

The quadcopter also has an HD camera that can capture amazing pictures and videos at 2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP) stills and...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

2.4Ghz Controller - 2 x 350mAh LiPo Batteries - USB Battery Charger - 4GB Micro-SD Card - 4 Spare Propellers - Power Bank - User Manual

Body Size: 

16.1 x 14 x 3.9 inches

Battery Flight Time: 

6-9 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

2.00

Max Video Resolution: 

720P 30 fps

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

The UDI U818A WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter Drone is great for adding some fun and adventure to your next outdoor trip, with its easy flight and beautiful aerial footage and photography.

This drone is easy to pair with any smartphone or tablet that uses iOS and Android systems, and fliers can watch live video and photo feed while the drone is flying on their screen to keep track.

UDI U818A WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter Drone

It features a Gravity Induction mode that lets users fly the drone without even having to touch the phone! This RTF version also comes with 4 safety-...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Remote Control, (2) 3.7V Lithium Batteries, Spare Propellers (Set of 4), Instruction Manual

Body Size: 

8.3 x 7 x 4.2 inches

Battery Flight Time: 

7-9 minutes

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

The UFO 3000 LED Drone is a cool looking drone that features a unique design using LED lights that is fascinating as well as a way of keeping your drone safe. Flying drones at night means there’s a chance of losing your aerial machine, but with the UFO 3000 LED Drone, its ultra bright LED lights will let you easily identify it in the sky.

It has lights throughout its entire frame and these vibrant blue and green LEDs emit bright neon light all over for users to find it easily even in the darkest terrain. Whether it is a kid or an adult flying it, the drone’s flight in the night sky...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Battery 2 x Wheels Sticker Set Limited 1-Year Warranty

Body Size: 

7.6 x 2.6 x 8.1 inches

Battery Flight Time: 

8 minutes (6 minutes with wheels)

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

0.30

Range: 

65.6'

Battery Charge Time: 

90 mins

Weight (KG): 

0.05

Parrot's MiniDrone Rolling Spider is amazing and can be controlled with Bluetooth Smart technology since you can connect it to your Smartphone or tablet through the free application FreeFlight 3.

This application offers tactile, super-intuitive driving control and is compatible with iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets, and is available on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 as well. With it, you will also have a control range of up to 20 meters/65 ft.

You can have a lot of fun with this quadcopter’s incredible acrobatics. Just with one click you can flip it 360° and with...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Cheerson CX-10C Mini RC Quadcopter With camera 1 x 2.4G transmitter 1 x 3.7V 120mah Battery 1 x USB charging cable 4 x spare blades 1 x User Manual

Body Size: 

62 x 62 x 20mm

Battery Flight Time: 

2.5 to 4 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

0.30

Range: 

15 to 30 meters

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

25 minutes

Weight (KG): 

0.02

The Cheerson CX-10 has been around for a while and drone enthusiasts everywhere are aware of this mini quadcopter . The company has now upgraded it and added a camera, making this one of the smallest quadcopters to have a camera.

At just 62x62x20 mm and 15 g, the Cheerson CX-10C is made from ABS material that is sturdy and has good durability. Its orange and silver color is eye catching making its tiny body noticeable in the distance.

It is a 4 channel mini quadcopter and features a 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity. It has 3 flight speed mode...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

1*Transmitter 6*Propeller Guard 2*Landing Gear 1*7.4V 700mAh Lithium Battery 6*Spare Propeller Blades 12*Screws 1*Screwdriver 1*Battery Charger 1*Camera and components 1*User Manual

Body Size: 

15.2 x 5.3 x 2.4 inches

Battery Flight Time: 

8-10 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

0.30

Range: 

100 meters

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

120 min

The DBPOWER X600C FPV Hexacopter is an inexpensive and durable hexacopter that is safe, fun and easy to fly. While it is $5 over the limit of the article, those five dollars are well spent since it is a great quadcopter to buy specially if you are just learning how to fly drones and can help beginners pick up flying easily!

This hexacoter features a 6-axis gyro system that provides a stable flight, even in strong winds, and its headless mode function makes it easier to figure out its positioning automatically. That along with the 7.4V 700mAh Lithium Battery allows the users to have...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

3.7V 150mA battery, Transmitter, USB cable, Screwdriver, 6 x extra propellers, user manual

Body Size: 

16 x 14.4 x 7.4 cm

Battery Flight Time: 

4.5 to 5 minutes

Range: 

30 meters

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

35 minutes

Weight (KG): 

0.14

The JJRC H20 Hexacopter Drone is a nano drone that is known for its powerful flight features even though it has a small body and size. Packed with a number of great features, this drone is a favorite among fliers and they swear by its performance.

Specifications

The JJRC H20 Hexacopter Drone features a compact and lightweight design that makes maneuvering the drone very easy, along with the 6-axis gyro that provides additional stable flying and easy control. It is equipped with 4 LED lights that are great for flying it at nighttime and makes it easy to detect in the distance. It...

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I am a freelance writer who is always on the hunt for cool new gadgets and products on the internet. With never ending love for animals and a new found interest in drones, I enjoy writing about all things Apple, quadcopters and the newest tech accessories.