Best Drones For Beginners For Sale 2017

Best Drones For Beginners For Sale 2017

The passion and enthusiasm with which people have embraced drones and quadcopters is tremendous. With a number of cool and unique drones available in the market, and new and innovative designs released every day, the growth of the drone industry has been on an upward trajectory.

If you are finally convinced that this isn’t a passing gimmick and drones are here to stay, then this is as good a time as any to start taking up drone flying and videography! From drone racing leagues to jobs that require you to be a drone pilot, this industry has a lot to offer. Even if not as a profession and just as a fun activity, drone flying can provide you with hours of enjoyment.

How to pick the best drone for a beginner?

2017 is a great year to invest in a drone because the industry has some of the best aerial devices available right now. Taking into account portability, camera specs, flight features and price, we have selected some of the best choices for fliers who are just starting out.

Portability

Portability is a big factor to consider when buying a drone because it is easy to break the delicate parts of a drone, and thus a compact and sturdy drone will be easier to travel with. Check for foldable arms or a convenient carrying case.

Camera specs

Beginners may not have camera resolution as a very high feature on their list, but using a decent camera, if not a spectacular one, can add so much more fun to your flying sessions!

Flight features

One of the most necessary flight features to look for would be different speed modes to fly in. If you are just starting out, flying at a slow speed can help pick up drone flying faster. Other features such as obstacle avoidance and flying modes are also a good option.

Price

For a beginner, it may not make sense to buy a very expensive drone even if it incorporates all the features you need. Something that is budget friendly, has easily replaceable parts and great customer service will be good because crashing the first few times in inevitable.

Have a look at our list of the best drones for beginners for 2017. This selection contains drones from the best brands that come with advanced flight features and better flight control, while also suiting a number of budgets.

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Drone Features

Body Size: 

143×143×55 mm

Battery Flight Time: 

16 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

12.00

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 and 5.8 GHz

UPDATE 31/08/2017: The DJI Spark has got a new mode called the Sphere mode, recently released at the IFA convention held in Berlin. With this mode, fliers can get panoramic images with a fisheye effect that can also be shared directly to social media websites. Users can get this new mode by upgrading the firmware on their DJI GO 4 app.

The DJI Spark drone first came into light when pictures of the DJI drone were leaked a while ago. Touted as the DJI Mavic Pro ’s little brother, this drone has finally been released at the company’s 24 May event , and is everything that...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Transmitter 1 x Li-Po battery 1 x USB charging cable 4 x spare blades

Body Size: 

106 x 106 x 40 mm

Battery Flight Time: 

6 minutes

Max Video Resolution: 

720P 30 fps

Range: 

50 - 150 meters

Remote Frequency: 

2.4GHz + 5.8GHz Video

Battery Charge Time: 

60 minutes

Motor Type: 

0820 Coreless motors

The Hubsan H107D has been upgraded to Hubsan FPV X4 Plus H107D+ RC Quadcopter , which is part of the much-anticipated Hubsan Plus quadcopter series. Its upgrades include a massive redesign that makes the body of the drone sturdier and more robust.

The H107D+ quadcopter is equipped with a 720P camera that is great for recording videos and taking aerial shots, with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The camera functions include video recording and photo shooting module.

It features a new 6-axis flight control system that can be adjusted for gyro sensitivity. This also promotes a...

Drone Features

Body Size: 

10 in. tall (25 cm), 18 in. (46 cm) motor-to-motor

Battery Flight Time: 

up to 25 minutes

Range: 

8 km

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

1.5 hours

Weight (KG): 

1.50

3D Robotics (3DR) is releasing their most advanced consumer drone till date called the 3DR Solo drone and it is being touted as one of the best in the market right now.

Unlike the other quadcopters and drones available in the market, the Solo is equipped to directly stream video from a GoPro camera (Hero3+ and up) to your smartphone or tablet due to its new 3-axis Solo gimbal.

The drone can fly for about 20 minutes when using a camera and gimbal, while it can go around 25 minutes without them. It is equipped with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor inside the drone along with...

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

Body Size: 

14.4 x 13.2 x 3.8 in

Battery Flight Time: 

12

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

14.00

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps

Range: 

1.2 miles

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 and 5 GHz

Weight (KG): 

1.30

Parrot’s BeBop drone is a Wi-Fi-based, mobile device operated RC aircraft that can record 1080p aerial videos and take 14MP pictures. Its amazing camera evades the extra weight and power consumption of a motorized gimbal and has an electronic image stabilization system that works with a 3-axis motion sensor and a 180° fisheye lens.

This drone can be easily controlled using an Android or iOS mobile device that has the FreeFlight 3 App on it. This app will also show you real-time preview from the flight camera, and also let you record a low-resolution feed directly on your phone or...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

2.4 GHz Transmitter 4 AAA Batteries 650mAh LiPO Battery USB-Powered Battery Charger Spare Rotor Blades 1.5 mm Hex Wrench Thumb Pads Quick Start Guide Owners Manual

Body Size: 

30.6 cm x 4.3 cm x 30.6 cm

Battery Flight Time: 

12 minutes

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

Motor Type: 

Brushed, Coreless

Weight (KG): 

0.10

The LaTrax Alias Quadcopter offers a thrilling experience to the flier and has an acrobatic and high-speed flight. Great for use by both beginner and expert flyers, this RTF quadcopter features 3 customizable flight modes: Easy, Fast, Expert.

It is equipped with a quad-rotor thrust with auto-leveling 6-axis flight system and 4 high-output motors that provide almost 50% more power than normal ones. You can easily do one-button 3D flips, twists, rolls, manual maneuvers and one-button auto-leveling recovery.

The molded frame looks sleek and innovative and features...

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: 

Bumpers(4), Battery, Cannon accessory, Balls(50), Grabber accessory, Snap accessory, Stickers(3), USB cable, User Guide

Body Size: 

5.2 x 1.6 x 5.2 inches

Product Specifications: 

The Parrot Mambo Drone is a robust and easy to handle drone that is ready to take on any aerial combat! Equipped with 2 different functions – Cannon and Grabber, this drone allows users to have fun while flying. Fly at high speeds, race with friends or do cool stunts and tricks, the mambo is the perfect drone.

Cannon

Attach the Cannon to the Parrot Mambo to experience a playful time in the sky with friends or alone. This accessory lets you interact with other drones or people around you and can be filled with up to 6 pellets at a time. Test your aim and fire tiny balls at light...

Drone Features

Body Size: 

Unfolded: 290 * 290 * 90 mm

Battery Flight Time: 

8 to 10 minutes

Stills Resolution (megapixels): 

0.30

Max Video Resolution: 

720P 30 fps

Battery Charge Time: 

50 minutes

The JIE-STAR X8TW Foldable Drone is a 6-gyro drone that is easy to carry and is a convenient drone that can be taken along with you anytime you want. With great flight features, a decent camera and a stellar design, this is a good choice for a foldable drone in the market right now.

It uses a real-time 0.3MP camera to record 720p videos and take pictures, and users can see what is being recorded on their smartphone (iOS and Android) screen by connecting through W-Fi.

JIE-STAR X8TW Foldable Drone

The size of the drone is its best feature because it has a foldable...

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Arshiya

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.