Drones to Buy
Drones to Buy
The hardest part about buying anything is figuring out which brand or type is worth your time and money. With so many drone companies out there boasting their drone is the best, it’s hard to find the truth. I’ve given a list and description here of five drones that are pretty affordable and you can’t go wrong with.
Walkera QR X350 Pro
Depending on where you buy it from, this Walkera model costs around $300. You do have to buy a camera separately from the drone, but this would still be a cheaper alternative to the Phantom drones. It does come with a two-axis gimbal, and its battery life is just as impressive as the Phantom 2, giving you about 25 minutes of flight time. Its speed is even more impressive as it can reach up to 45mph. If you want a durable and efficient camera drone that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, the Walkera QR X350 Pro GPS is a good option.
Blade 350 QX2 AP
The Blade 350 costs about $499. It already comes with a camera, two-axis gimbal, and a GPS, so you don’t have to worry about adding on those extra expenses. It has four different flight modes, which is great for beginners and experienced flyers. It has an average flight time of about 10 to 15 minutes, and it can reach speeds up to 40mph, which makes the Blade 350 a very competitive model.
Parrot AR. Drone 2.0
The Parrot is arguably the most popular drone on the market and, depending on where you buy it, costs about $300. It already comes with a quality camera. It is equipped with barriers around the propellers to reduce damage to itself and the environment. It has incredible maneuverability, making it fun to fly. The Parrot can get up to about 11mph, has about 20 minutes of flight time, and its sensors allow for smooth flying and increased control.
If you want to buy something a little smoother, a little more sophisticated, and a little more awe-inspiring, there’s always the DJI Phantom. All Phantom models are great options for quadcopter enthusiasts and are at the top of the market in helping with any photography needs. With a Phantom model, you will have complete control, and each one is easy to use. Not to mention these drones are skilled at flying where other drones cannot. They are very popular and are frequently rated as some the best drones available.
Saying you want the DJI Inspire 1 is like saying you want perfection. This drone has everything you could ever want in a quadcopter. The 4k camera, Lightbridge system, decent flight time, and smooth controls. Really, what more could you want? It helps, too, that the Inspire looks like it’s visiting from the future. With a price of $2,899, it’s understandable if you would prefer to buy one of the cheaper drones I’ve listed above. But you can’t question if the price is too much for this advanced drone.
- Ashley Smith