Do you think that big drones will always be a better buy than small drones? Sure, bigger drones may boast of more features than their smaller counterparts. A big drone may accommodate a camera. Or it may be more stable in the air.
But smaller drones have their merits as well. For one, a small drone can be easily placed inside a bag or pocket. It can also be flown indoors which make it ideal for novice pilots. And small drones are also a lot cheaper than bigger drones.
There’s no shortage of good-quality small drones today. Here are some of the best small drones that you can buy right now:
- Sky Viper M200
Measuring 2.75 x 2.75 inches, the Sky Viper M200 Nano is very lightweight at slightly over 3 ounces. It is so small that it can fit in the palm of your hand. Despite being small, this drone is very easy to fly and durable.
The controls of the M200 can be calibrated so that you can have a more immersive flying experience. You can make this drone perform stunts with a simple touch of a button. It can be flown at a maximum distance of 200 feet. It is also housed in a lightweight yet durable frame.
- Holy Stone F180C
This mini RC quadcopter is a great choice if you’re on the hunt for a small drone with a camera. It weighs about 14 ounces and measures 5 x 5 inches. The camera integrated into this small drone can take 720pixel photos and videos while in mid-flight.
Aside from the camera, there are other nice features in this drone. Its six-axis gyro control, for one, adds stability to the drone. There are also four flight modes incorporated into this drone.
- Traxxas 6608
Traxxas is a name that’s more known for its RC vehicles. But it also has its drone like the small and solidly built 6608. It isn’t the smallest in this list with a 12 inch width but it is lightweight at about 3.5 ounces.
It has a powerful motor and a lightweight but durable frame. There are four rotors in this drone, which work with the six-axis flight system to stabilize it while in flight. It also features a flight control system that enables it to move faster and even do acrobatic maneuvers.
The Traxxas 6608 is a good choice if you want a drone that’s fast but very stable.
- UDI U818A
It has a wingspan of 18 inches yet the UDI U818A is still lightweight at 1.7 inches. It is regarded as one of the top drones with camera for novice pilots.
The wide design of the drone, coupled with its six-axis gyro system, ensures that it remains stable when flying. It can also be flown outdoors although its weight can make it an easy victim of strong winds.
The 640p camera included in this drone won’t wow you with its photos and videos but it’s pretty solid for a cheap and small drone like the UDI U818A.