For the first time, hobby drones, or FPV planes, are among the top autofill responses when users type “I want to buy” on the Google search bar, joining regulars such as “house,” “car,” and “stock” in the top four.
If you are planning to purchase a hobby drone as a gift this year without breaking the bank, we’d like recommend six most popular multirotors under $200 in the market for you:
ZMR250 ARF & RTF Combo
Selling Price: US$199.99
An affordable Mini ARF package that comes complete with heat shrink, cable sheathing, FC w/ PID settings and full FPV gear for the quad frame.
ZMR250 ARF from FPV Model offers ZMR250 FPV RTF combo now. FPV Model will help with the assembly that everything had been tuned (controller,radio,TX etc), you just need connect to your battery then you are ready to fly.
You can now DIY with this ZMR250 ARF combo, or simply use it as RTF. Suits for both FPV starters and advanced users.
Selling Price: US$50.00
The Hubsan X4 is sold at a price around $50.00. With the purchase, you’ll get the quadcopter and flight controller. It is a perfect multirotor for FPV starters.
Since the size for Hubsan X4 is quite small and it is very light, it’s not advisable to fly the X4 outside on a windy day, it is a sturdy little drone that is perfectly suited to be flown (and crashed) all over your home or office.
Micro Drone 2.0
Micro Drone 2.0 from Extreme Fliers is the next iteration of the hit sensation Quad-copter, currently it’s the ONLY MICRO drone in the world that can carry a camera for videography and photography function.
Micro Drone 2.0 was original sold at a price of US$169.00, now Extreme Fliers has just lowered down the price to £69.99. If you only have a low budget, it is a good choice to own one.
180 QX HD RTF
The 180 QX HD operates with bank limiting and SAFE™ technology enhanced self-leveling characteristics. Two Stability modes provide the pilot with a high and low angle setting allowing the quadcopter to be flown smoothly or more aggressively depending on your video needs.
The reviews for Walerka’s QR W100S are sort of a mixed bag. The only feature this model has that the others on this list do not is the ability to stream video from the camera to multiple smartphones.