Drones serve a variety of purposes. Some are big and robust enough to be used in delivering food, packages and other contents. There are also mini-drones that are so small you can place them in your pockets and bring them anywhere you wish. Mini-drones are small that they can fit in your hand. Despite their size, these drones offer several advantages to their users. One is mobility. Their size makes these drones easy to take anywhere.
Another advantage of mini-drones is that they can be flown indoors. Some drones can also be used outdoors, although flying them may prove to be difficult when it is windy. Of course, mini-drones are a lot cheaper than their bigger counterparts. In fact, you can snatch a good deal for less than $50. Mini-drones are thus ideal for those looking to improve their drone flying skills.
Top Five Mini-drones
There are plenty of high-rated mini-drones available in the market. Here is our list of the five best small drones today.
- Hubsan X4
The Hubsan X4 is one of the smallest and cheapest drones right now. It measures 3 x 3 x 1 inches. It weighs just one pound. Make no mistake about it—the Hubsan X4 is a very sturdy drone despite its size. It is equipped with a quad-rotor thrust that gives it enough power and stability to be flow outside. Flight time ranges from 6 to 8 minutes.
- Rabing Mini Foldable RC Drone
Another entry-level drone is this one from Rabing. It’s a mini, foldable RC drone equipped with a 0.3 megapixel camera. It weighs about 9.5 ounces and measures 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches x 1 inch. This drone has a flight time of 7 to 10 minutes. Charging time takes about half an hour. The remote control’s range is around 100 meters
- Holy Stone HS170
Only a few mini-drones can handle winds pretty well, and this one from Holy Stone is one of them. It measures 5.3 inches x 1.6 inches x 5.3 inches. Sure, it is a small drone but it is very much capable of maintaining its stability even during windy weather. Flight time is around 6 to 8 minutes as well.
- Zerotech Dobby
Small and lightweight, the Zerotech Dobby measures just 6 x 3 x 3 inches. It weighs just a pound. But its claim to fame, so to speak, is its very impressive 4K camera. With its size, this is the perfect drone for capturing ‘selfies.’ It can capture pro-quality videos and photos, although it is also one of the more expensive mini-drones today.
- Wingsland S6
Like the item preceding it, this drone is equipped with a 4K ultra high definition camera. It is also easy to fly with intuitive controls like return to home, course lock and follow me. It measures 1 x 3 x 5.4 inches and weighs a mere 1.2 pounds. Not surprisingly, it is also a very expensive mini-drone just like the Zerotech Dobby.