Drones are now becoming more popular than ever. It seems like everyone wants a piece of the action — from aerial videography to manufacturing to innovations in drone technology. Unlike couple of years ago, these days drones are extremely affordable and equipped with awesome and new technology. There were times, when drones were expensive toys and not anymore. These drones are capable of advanced maneuvers, but they won’t leave you in tears if they crash and don’t come back to life. So it’s important to start off with a cheap quadcopter before you move on to more expensive ones. YES!, now you can buy an excellent drone which has camera under 50 bucks!
- Floureon H101 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter
Floureon H101 is the cheapest inverted flying drone. Heck, it’s cheaper than the Eachine H8 3D Mini. The Floureon H101 is made out of high grade plastic which is hard and bendy where it should be. The H101 is also the first quadcopter drone I’ve seen that can do flips in inverted as well as non-inverted modes. It’s a hell lot of fun! Floureon H101 needs for full charging 50 – 60mins, can fly for 5 – 7mins for about 20m. H101 is equipped with a 3.7V 150mAh Li-Po battery. You can grab it from here at a low price.
- JJRC H31 Waterproof Drone
Waterproof quadcopter means that the aircraft can be immersed underwater. Usually, waterproof drones are extremely expensive because they have different design and require special components. JJRC Toys claims that their H31 quad can be submerged in water and still be able to fly. H31 is reasonably fast and has decent durability (plastic seems more flexible than the stuff they’re usually made of). The cons are that gets blown around by wind since it’s so light and highest speed setting very difficult to control. You must know that once you hit water there is no recovering without physically getting it yourself. The H31 drops when it hits low battery rather than lowering to ground. H31 is equipped with headless flight mode and one key return to home ability. You can get it for $29.37 by using this coupon RC15OFF
- Syma X5HW
Syma X5HW is a very affordable drone, easy to control, it makes a good learning and practicing quadcopter. Features Altitude Holder which is very uncommon to find among drones of this budget. If you are looking for a cheap drone with this specific feature you won’t find a cheaper one currently in the market. 2MP camera is decent quality considering the overall drone price, the live video quality will please casual flyers. The cons for Syma X5HW are the very low range of 30 to 50 meters, which is very disappointing to see in a newly released quadcopter nowadays and the slightly below average flight time of 5 to 7 minutes powered by the 600mAh battery. Overall if you seek a WiFi FPV quadcopter with Altitude Holder at a very a low price with all you need to fly straight out of the box, than Syma X5HW is a good option, you won’t find a cheapest FPV drone with this feature. The advertised control range of 50 meters is surprisingly very below expectations. However it still makes a good gift to offer a drone beginner or a kid but don’t expect it to be a high-performance drone. It’s a decent product for casual flyers. You can get it from here.
- JJRC H20 Hexacopter
This is a micro hexacopter just slightly too large to be considered a nano. It has three rates, which I would consider to be slow, medium, and fast. It seems to have good power and a strong battery. This could be a good hexacopter for beginners because it has a decent transmitter and a good selection of rates, from slow to fast. The JJRC H20 hexacopter comes with a flip feature that is activated by clicking the right shoulder button, and then moving the right stick in the direction in which you want the hexacopter to flip. The range with no modifications is about 30 meters, which is decent for a nano. You can grab it with the coupon RC15OFF for only $16.86. And you can enjoy the coupon code: RC15OFF the latest version of JJRC H20 with Two Batteries to get it at $17.82.
- Cheerson CX – 10
Cheerson is one of the better-known Chinese manufacturers in the hobby drone industry today, and the CX-10 is definitely one of the more popular models in their lineup. It’s an excellent starter drone, particularly because it’s so cheap. Because it’s so inexpensive, you can fly it without constantly feeling worried about crashing. A neat feature about the Cheerson CX-10 is that it comes with three different “Flight Modes” (which can be adjusted based on how experienced you are). The flight modes are as followed: you have beginner mode, intermediate mode, and advanced mode. Once the battery is fully charged, which takes about 30 minutes, the CX-10 will be capable of flying for 4-8 minutes. The Cheerson CX-10 does NOT come with prop guards (they are sold separately). Although they do decrease flight time slightly, they are highly recommended for beginners. Cheerson CX-10 is a very good mini drone, that needs no experience to fly it, is very cheap so you won’t worry for broken propellers and is fun to play with.
Pick one drone from the list above and start flying without any worries. The low price, makes it more simple for that.