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Best Drones Under 200 Dollars 2017

Drones Under 200 Dollars For Kids and Beginners

We all know how popular drones are getting. But did you know that you can get incredible drone experiences for cheap? There are drones under 200 dollars that are fun to fly offer great features for beginners and advanced fliers alike. Here are some mini-reviews of cheap drones under 200 bucks that can get you started…

Cheerson CX-10  Review

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It’s important to do your research when looking for a good quadcopter, either as a first foray into RC’s or as a new addition to your collection. Recently, I have come across the Cheerson CX-10 mini and since I like what I read about it, I would like to share my experience with you.

Description of the Cheerson

The Cheerson CX-10 mini is a 29mm 4ch 2.4GHZ 6-Axis Gyro LED RC is a lightweight quadcopter that provides great fun for beginners or experienced owners. It’s powered by a rechargeable 3.7 100mah lithium battery that can be fully charged in 30-40 minutes. It’s made from ABS plastic and comes in a range of colours including bright orange. It’s great for beginners and experienced hobbyists looking for a small stylish and well manufactured quad.

Features and Benefits

I must admit, the features and benefits are what caught my eyes. Here, let me share them with you:

  • The Cheerson CX-10 mini features a 6-axis gyroscope design making it adjustable and promoting good flying stability.
  • It has a built-in flip function with a 3 level adjustable speed offering good manoeuvrability.
  • The lightweight airframe of 29g offers nice durability.
  • Flight times are 4 – 8 minutes with a recharge time of 30 -40 minutes.
  • The control distance is good at 40m
  • Suitable for ages 14+ (even adults can have fun using this)

Pros and Cons

As with any product on the market, there are both pros and cons, this is something that cannot be overlooked. The defining feature of the Cheerson CX-10 mini is its tiny size and this is both a pro and a con. The size makes it both stylish and adaptable, able to fit in the palm of the hand to take anywhere. However due to its tiny size, the battery tends to overheat when used often, which can result in damage to the motors. The Package includes 4 extra rotor blades and these help with any crashes with this product, but it does have excellent durability and can bounce back from most minor crashes with no more than a scratch. Steering this tiny quad requires  tricky manoeuvres as it is difficult to distinguish between the back and front of the quad however the built-in LED lights can help with this. The lights themselves have a con, they blink when the product has low battery which is distracting to the flyer. This quad is extremely fast which is great for outdoor use, however indoors this speed was the culprit of more than one crash. The natural speed of the quad also makes the hover function difficult to use and requires practice from all users. It is extremely sensitive and will crash if tilted too far.

Conclusion

Whether a beginner or a seasoned helicopter hobbyist the Cheerson CX-10 mini can deliver fun for anyone. Great for teens and kids alike the nano-sized quad is affordable, comfortable and offers a good value investment. It’s extremely durable, lightweight and stylish and its 3 level speed function and easy to use controls makes it a good choice for flyers of all ability. It would be a great starting toy for anyone wanting to get in to RC’s and a great little quad for experienced flyers to add to their collection. I would personally recommend this product to flyers of all skill levels. So, are you ready to go out and have some fun flying a drone?

EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone

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$20.99 $69.99

A couple of years ago it was uncommon to hear about these little Nano or mini drones. Now days every kid on the block and many adults as well with have played with one of this fun little toys. Yes ‘toy’ that is what it is, this is an inexpensive toy made in China but that is not to detract from its value or definitely its fun. Basically the Eachine E010 is a great little indoor drone that is as good if not better than most of the small household drones that you can buy online.

Features

So let’s look at what the E010 can do and what you get for your money.

The quadcopter is ready to fly out of the box. It’s a tiny [one customer described it being like a humming-bird] fits the palm of your hand Nano quadcopter. It comes with a battery, USB Charging cable and transmitter as well as instructions. The flight time is around 5 minutes and it can take between 30 to 50 minutes to charge. We will talk more about this in the pros and cons.

PROS

  • Suitable for Beginners – The controls give you two flight modes normal speed or fast speed. This makes it easier for beginners to control and still fun for those with some experience.
  • Upgrades and Spare Parts – You can upgrade the drone by adding a camera to it, spare parts and batteries are readily available for a low-cost.
  • Durable – The E010 comes with propeller protectors which make the quadcopter a lot more durable than similar models. As mentioned earlier spare parts are easily purchased if you do need replacements.
  • Fun – the Quadcopter comes with LED lights and does flips and loops in the air, if you do happen to get bored with it, you can always upgrade it with a camera.

CONS

  • Short Battery Life – the battery only gives you around 5 minutes flying time. There is an easy solution to this though as you can buy a pack of 6 spare batteries for the price of a pizza! If you do the math that’s 30 minutes flying time total if you buy the spares.
  • Outdoor Flying – Unless it is a totally still day with no breeze you won’t get good results outdoors with this drone. The small light weight size makes it difficult to control or see if using outside. This is pretty much the same with any of these tiny drones. If you want an outdoor drone you will need to look for one a bit weightier and robust.
  • Wires coming loose – We haven’t found a drone at this price yet that doesn’t have some sort of production issue. The E010 seems to suffer from having loose wiring that can stop it from performing. Most customers have had zero issues but there is a chance you could be one of the lucky ones. Customer service seems good though and you may return it for a replacement or refund if you do get a defective product.

Conclusion

The EACHINE E010 Mini is a fun little indoor drone. If you are new to quadcopters and drones and want to see what all the fuss is about this would be a good starter model. Kids or adults would appreciate it. Cats love these little micro-drones as well! If you are looking for some fun on a budget look no further.

Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera

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$109.99 $199.99

For those of you that consider yourselves a master at flying drones, you’ll find interested in the Holy Stone F181 RC quadcopter drone with HD camera. This drone right here sports the latest technologies in regards to anti-heating and stabilization policies – this drone is capable of conquering even the toughest indoor and outdoor obstacles.

Holy Stone is well-known for manufacturing high-quality mini drones that are both resilient and maneuverable.

Product Specifications for the Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter

  • This drone is  a mid-range UAV – it balances aerial photography and maneuverability.
  • Four Brushless Coreless Engines
  • This drone has four brushless coreless engines. For those of you that aren’t familiar with this technology, this is something that prevents the motor assembly from getting too hot after it has been on an extended flight. The propeller blades on the drone have a curvature, which is responsible for decreasing air resistance.

Battery

The drone is powered by a 3.7 V 750 mAh battery – this will make sure your drone can stay in the air for a little over 8 minutes – the amount of time the drone can fly before you have to change or recharge the battery will all depend on the features you are using. For example, if you use the camera or do multiple evasions or rolls, the battery juice will run out quicker.

Video/Camera Capabilities

When it comes to the video/camera capabilities, this drone comes equipped with a good 2-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor. The camera is capable of recording and shooting the picture in HD quality. Even better, the imaging sensor has an auto-focus ability. With the auto-focus ability, the pictures won’t come out with that shaky/blurry appearance.

The Controller

The controller is compact and sleek. It is so small that it can fit comfortably in the palm of your hands, without giving you any problem. Looking at the controller, it is obvious that the company put a lot of thought into designing the controller. The controller doesn’t have any special anti-slipping materials like some of the other controllers have, but we didn’t notice any issues in this area. However, there are some consumers that weren’t a big fan of the pointy end of the stick-like controllers because the surface felt a little too sharp to the touch. However, the overall design was decent.

Flying the Drone

The drone may seem a bit on the bulky side and not recommended for flying inside, but it does exceed many expectations. It is capable of performing sharp and fast turns, easily, thanks to the 6-axis stabilization technology. The blade guard gives extra protection, which will come in handy if you crash the drone. If you fly the drone on a windy day, do not worry, because many people reported that they were able to fly it on windy days, without the drone giving problems.

Additional Features and Specs

  • Increase wind resistance
  • Holy stone f181 6-gyro headless system – this will help you keep track of your quadcopter
  • 4 GHz, 4-channels remote control with a small display
  • 360-degree flips simply by touching one bottom. This drone can do 4-way flips.
  • Transmission Range: from 50-100 meters
  • There’s plastic frames that are protecting the blades
  • Holy Stone F181 manual is useful and informative
  • 6-Axis gyro stabilization system
  • The drone has its own landing skids
  • Has a nice return home feature

Conclusion

The Holy Stone F181is  at the top of your list if you’re looking for a decent drone with a good price. The responsive controls, great maneuverability and attractive price tag is what made us want to tell everyone about this drone.

Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone

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Are you looking for an idea for a great gift? For that drone lover in your life, you should take a look at the Holy Stone Hs170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone, one of the more popular drones under 200 dollars. This drone is designed for flying enthusiasts that show interest in learning the ABC’s of flying around a little drone.

For those that don’t have any prior flying experience, the Holy Stone Predator doesn’t come with an instructions sections to help beginners get started. If you or the person you’re buying the drone for is a beginner, this is something you must keep in mind.

Basically, after you have unboxed the drone, you will need to figure out how to run it yourself. For some, it is challenging, but many were able to figure it out quickly.

Main Features of the Holy Stone HS170

The Holy Stone mini drone is a good start for those that have always wanted to see what the drone hype is all about. Looking at the user manual, the drone isn’t suitable for children that are under the age of 14, we recommend operating with an adult present.

The size, weight and transmission range are all in accordance with FAA’s drone regulations. This means you won’t have to go through the trouble of registering the drone before you’re able to fly it.

Suitable for Indoors and Outdoors

This mini drone is suitable for both indoor and outdoor situations. It’s shockproof and windproof design will make sure you have the best flying experience, regardless of where you fly it.

Isn’t as Fragile as it Looks

This drone may look fragile, but don’t let that fool you. It has a chassis that is made out of grade-A polycarbonate material. This way, you can rest with the satisfaction of knowing the drone is not only aerodynamic, but resistant as well.

Four High-Powered Engines

The Holy Stone Predator Drone consists of four high-powered engines and a 6-axis gyro stabilization system that is responsible for keeping the drone steady while it is flying through the air.

Headless Mode Technology

This drone has headless mode technology. With this type of technology, the drone will be oriented in the direction of the controller, instead of going with the direction of the drones head. With the headless mode, navigating the environment is easy, even if you have never used a drone before. The controls are smooth and responsive – it feels a lot like piloting an RC car.

Remote Control

Thanks to the 2.4 Ghz Remote control, keeping the drone in the air will be easy. It sports out the digital proportional radio control system. The drone responds to the remote control quite well.

Pros

  • Great for beginners
  • Decent flight time
  • Easy to use
  • You can upgrade the battery
  • Can do stunts
  • No FAA registration required
  • Shock proofed
  • Wind proofed

Cons

  • The motor assembly could break easily
  • Poor battery life
  • High recharge time
  • No inscriptions on the remote control
  • Doesn’t have a camera

Conclusion

Looking through all the reviews on Amazon, the Holy Stone HS170 has a lot going for it – the rating is well above average. This mini drone has a nice design, good endurance and an amazing response time to controls, making this one of the top mini drones for beginners now on the market.

Hubsan X4 H107L

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Many individuals are starting to take an interest in the world of RC devices and if you’re a beginner, you may get lost in this world, because there are so many objects now on the market. If you are looking for a quality quadcopter then doing the right research is imperative. I recently discovered the Hubsan X4 and I would like to share my findings with you.

Description of the Hubsan

The Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter is a great model for a beginner quad hobbyist. It’s powered by a high-capacity LiPo battery with a durable 1 piece main frame. The palm sized nature makes it a great practice quad, and it’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor flights. Its expert mode also makes it a great addition to a seasoned professional’s collection.

Features and Benefits

The Hubsan X4 RC quadcopter features a durable 1 piece mainframe with a precision 6 axis gyro that is adjustable for added stability. It offers two flight modes, beginner and expert. The beginner mode restricts some of the advanced flying controls to cut the risk of crashing, making it a great device for beginners, in my opinion. It certainly is one of the most popular drones under 200 dollars.

It’s a lightweight model with 10 minutes of flight time at full charge. Full charge takes 50 – 60 minutes to finish.

  • It comes with a stunt mode enabling the user to do 3D stunts and Rolls.
  • It also comes with an auto stabilization and hover consistency feature.
  • 4 powerful core less motors energize this product.
  • It has a control distance of 30m
  • It comes with a ready to fly feature making it ready  for use straight out of the box.

Pros and Cons

As with any product there are pros and cons to the Hubsan X4. The auto stabilization feature is a great addition that makes it easy to fly this quad in light wind, and the addition of LED lights on the front and back of the product (Blue at the front, white at the back) enable use in dim conditions. This product is perfect for beginners, however the expert setting and the stunt mode make it a great product for experienced flyers as well. Also, the ready to fly feature takes away additional setup requirements every time it’s used. However, wings comprise of somewhat light weight plastic and are susceptible to breakage after a few crashes. The product doesn’t include replacement propellers in the package which is not great for beginners as some damage to the propellers might be expected when learning. It also tends to emit a very high-pitched noise which is annoying when using outside. As well as, the motors do tend to overheat, although replacement parts are easily found they are not easily replaced as the new motor will need soldering.

Conclusion

The Hubsan X4 is one of the smallest quadcopters on the market to get into the leisure activity and its beginner setting and precision 6 axis gyro make it a great choice for a beginner. The controls are relatively easy to use and ready to fly feature makes it useable straight out the box. However it can still be a fun product for experienced flyers, as the expert setting and stunt mode can give an extra challenge. I would definitely recommend this product to any beginner quadcopter flyers who are looking for a fun learning experience.  So, what are you waiting for? Aren’t you ready to take flight today?

Syma X5C

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Syma X5C Quadcopter equipped with HD cameras, 2.4G 6 Axis Gyro

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When someone first starts to take part in the wonders that the RC world has to offer and gain an interest in drones, they may find it difficult to find a drone that is good for beginners. With that in mind, I would like to point out the Syma X5C.

Description

The Syma X5C 4 channel 2.4GHz RC Explorers Quadcopter is a lightweight quadcopter perfect for beginners.  This quad is advertised as a toy quad but stands a step above that and is loaded with all the features and benefits someone just starting out could ask for.  It’s powered by a rechargeable LiPO battery and comes equipped with a camera for taking both video and snapshots.  It’s easy to control and works well both indoors and outdoors.  This quad is the ideal starting point for anyone who wants to purchase their first quadcopter.

Features and Benefits

The Syma X5C features a 6 axis gyroscope for precise hovering and more stability.  The 4 channel function provides stable flying and easy operation that is perfect for beginners.  This quad isn’t made just with beginners in mind, though, featuring two fly modes: beginner and advanced.  The lightweight, quad comes equipped with rechargeable LiPo battery.

The Typical Flight Times

Typical flight times for the Syma X5C are about 7-10 minutes with a 100 minute recharge time.

The Remote Distance

The remote distance is about 30 meters in all directions, but the spread spectrum technology allows for greater remote distance.  This quad offers full flight with up/down, left/right, forward/back, and leftward flying/rightward flying controls.  In addition the controls include suspension and a 360 degree roll with continuous roll action.

Camera Included

The quad comes equipped with an HD camera that can take still shots as well as video and includes a 2GB Micro SD card.

Pros and Cons

The Syma X5C comes with a variety of pros and cons.  Due to its extremely light weight, it can be temperamental when faced with wind, but it handles decently in different conditions.  The quad functions perfectly indoors and outdoors with little to no wind, and has the power to deal with breezy weather and light wind.  Despite its light weight build, the Syma X5C is incredibly durable and is able to survive crashes into all kinds of surfaces including trees, grass, and pavement.

The X5C proves easy to assemble, easy to sync, and easy to fly, even for beginners.  Conveniently, the quad recharges through a USB, meaning that it has the optional feature of charging on the road through the car.  Unfortunately, although the LiPO batter for the quadcopter itself comes with the unit, batteries for the remote are not.

The camera is advertised as HD, but the pictures do not live up to this.  In good lighting, the pictures and videos are decent, but they are also clearly not HD quality.  A nice feature of the camera, though, is that it does record sound on its videos.  The included Micro SD has 2GB and can easily hold images from a full flight.  The 6 axis gyroscope provides for easy, stable hovering which can help with the camera issues as well.

Conclusion

For a beginner looking to try out their first quadcopter or an enthusiast looking to add a simple quad to their collection, the pros of the Syma X5C definitely outweigh the cons.  It’s a nice quad with easy controls for a first time buys as well as an advanced flying mode for those with more experience.  As an added bonus, there is a camera attached to it, which offers both video and still shots. Point blank, whether you’re a beginner or advanced flyer, this one right here is a good deal.

TDR Robin Pro 5.8G FPV with Built-in 4.3” LCD and Pop-up Sunshade Drone

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With all the different drones now on the market, sorting through all of them to find one that is suitable for you may become more of a headache than you asked for. If you’re on the lookout for a nice beginner drone, then the TDR Robin Pro 5.8G FPV with Built-in 4.3” LCD and Pop-up Sunshade drone might just be a viable option.

Features

Take a look at the following features of the TDR Robin Pro …

  • 6-Axis Flight Control System with Adjustable Sensitivity – With a 6-axis flight control system, it should be easy to control this drone. It offers greater stability and stronger wind resistance.
  • 3D 360 Degree Stunt Rolls – This drone right here is capable of performing stunts with one touch – that’s right, a single touch. With one touch, you can make the drone roll 360 degrees in any direction.
  • LiPo Battery Powered Transmitter – With the LiPo battery powered transmitter, you won’t need a NiMH or Alkaline cells to increase the total runtime.
  • Palm-Size Lightweight Airframe with Unique Rubber Feet – The rubber feet have a nice unique touch to it. These rubber feet help to absorb the impact from a hard landing – again, making it a great drone for beginners. This way, if you land too hard, you’re not going to severely damage the unit. Due to these rubber feet, the lifespan of your quadcopter is going to increase.

Package Contents

  • 1 x 2.4 GHz Controller with a built in 4.3 inch LCD screen with pop-up
  • 1 x TDR Robin Pro 5.8G FPV Quadcoper with protection guard
  • 1 x 3.7V 500mAh 1.9WH LIPO battery for controller
  • 1 x 3.7 380mAh 1.4Wh LIPO battery for Robin Pro
  • 1 x 3-port USB charger
  • 1 x 8GB Micro SD card
  • 1 x USB card reader
  • 4 x replacement blades
  • 1 x instruction manual
  • 1 x screwdriver

Additional Features

  • Orbit Video (PRO feature) – With this feature, the drone will be able to fly in a circular path while recording video at the same time. This gives the user the opportunity to create an interesting, and unique video.
  • Auto Hovering Feature (Pro feature) – The auto hovering feature is really cool. Through this feature, your drone will be able to hover in mid-air.
  • 5.8G FPV with 720P HD Camera – There’s a 2MP HD camera that is capable of recording aerial videos 720P HD or snap JPEG photos up to 1600 x 1200 in real-time.
  • Modular Battery Design – The new hard case battery design will cut the exposed wires for a long-lasting, more durable battery.
  • Auto Return Function – Most good drones utilizing advanced features include an auto return function. Through the auto return function, you can set the drone to return back to the place it took off. This way, you won’t have to worry too much about losing the drone while it’s in flight.

Camera Specs:

  • Video Resolution: 1280 x 720 at 30 FPS
  • Photo Resolution: 1600 x 1200 (2MP)
  • Photo Format: JPEG
  • Video Format: AVI
  • Memory Card: MicroSD Card (can support up to 64G)
  • Video Transmission Frequency: 5.8GHz

Conclusion

For those of you that are looking for a drone, but you don’t have any experience, the TDR Robin Pro would be a good option – it’s also great for those who have experience with drones. With the camera, it would do great for taking aerial footage

WL Toys V262 Cyclone

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Quadcopters are quickly becoming one of those “must-have” toys, even for younger children, and though many different options  are available on the market today, none of them are as “beginner friendly” than the WL Toys V262 Cyclone.

Specifically designed for first-time drone pilots, kids, and enthusiasts that don’t want to spend a lot of money on a drone that they might not use all that much – or a drone that they might end up crashing – this quadcopter takes advantage of very lightweight construction materials and a powerful lithium-ion battery system that makes it a dream to fly in almost any condition.

Incredibly inexpensive (especially compared to the rest of the “beginner’s market” competition), this is exactly the kind of drone that you’re going to want to be piloting around when you are just getting started.

Special Features

The very first feature that we want to touch on that helps to separate the WL Toys V262 Cyclone from the rest of the pack as to be the inclusion of a full blown six axis gyroscope system. The inclusion of this gyroscope system is going to help you effortlessly pilot this drone in almost any outdoor weather condition (outside of gale force, of course) – but it also helps to make sure that jerky or some movements that are so common when you first start to pilot your quadcopter aren’t going to cause it to come tumbling out of the sky.

The 2.4 GHz radio command module also guarantees that you’ll be able to effortlessly – and almost instantly – command your new quadcopter all over the sky without any interference. Though it operates over the same radio frequency band that most older Wi-Fi networks do, it uses a secure channel and creates such a directional connection that you won’t have to worry about interference causing any issues while you’re up in the sky.

Lastly, because it is so lightweight (thanks to some of the construction materials that we’ll touch on in just a moment) and uses a lithium-ion battery pack you should be able to keep your WL Toys V262 Cyclone up in the sky for almost a half an hour on a single charge. There aren’t too terribly many other bargain-basement priced entry-level drones that offer this kind of capability.

Pros

Made out of the lightest weight materials possible (we’re talking about very lightweight rubbers, foam, and plastic), this drone is easy to command and control and can quickly recover from any and all “bumps” that might happen when you first begin to land it.

The lightweight materials are also going to help you avoid costly mistakes when you (inevitably) have to deal with a midair collision with a stationary object – something that happens to every first-time drone pilot out there.

Cons

There is no inclusion of a camera in this particular quadcopter, and that’s going to be a problem for those that want to be able to effortlessly aerial surveillance the area that they are flying in. It’s also going to be a bit of a sticky situation for those that want to pilot their quadcopter in urban areas, as you will have to “flying blind” once your WL Toys V262 Cyclone is up in the air.

For line of sight pilots, that isn’t going to be an issue.

Final Verdict

All things considered, there are many advantages to investing in this particular quadcopter when you’re serious about getting started with drones. Inexpensive, well-made, and easy to pilot (even with no real flight experience under your belt), there are a lot more reasons to move forward with this particular drone reasons not to!

WLToys V959 – What You Should Know About it Before You Buy it

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Are you a beginner who is looking for a drone to play around with? If so, you need to select one that is made for beginners. If you buy a drone that is made for advanced users, you may end up being turned away from drones completely, because the controls will be confusing. After doing some research (I love researching the different drones on the market), I came across the WLToys V959 and I personally believe it is perfect for beginners. Here’s what I have discovered about this drone …

The WLToys V959 Future Battleship Quadcopter is a great little toy quad that is perfect for beginners or those looking to practice multi-prop flight before upgrading.  This quad offers several different modes and an onboard camera as well as micro SD compatibility for easy uploading of pictures and videos.  The v959 is the perfect starter for a beginner looking to make aerial films.

Features and Benefits

The WLToys V959 Future Battleship Quadcopter comes equipped with a LiPo Batter and charger.  This toy quad has an onboard spy cam with adjustable lens and saves pictures and videos to a micro SD card.  The quad is made of durable elastic materials and comes with 4 rotors and 4 motors in protective plastic housing.  In addition, four replacement rotors are included in the package.  The rotors are gear driven which relieves motor stress.  On board gyro and adjustable control sensitivity makes this quad a good choice for beginner and experienced users alike.  This agile quad can do flips and tricks as well as maintaining stable flight.  AS an added bonus, the quad has LED lights to aid in orientation.

Pros and Cons

The WLToys V959 Future Battleship Quadcopter is a lightweight yet extremely durable toy quadcopter.  This quad has very stable and steady flight, although, due to is extreme lightweight, it is easily buffeted by the wind and will lose stability with more wind.  The included, rechargeable battery can sustain a flight time of about 8-10 minutes which is excellent for a quad and battery of that size.  Unfortunately, the battery has a long charge time of almost an hour and half, so purchase a spare battery.  The controls of the V959 are adjustable making it a fun quad for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.  In addition, the remote transmitter offers a very good range for a toy quad and can sustain flight up to at least 150 feet.  This quad also has a very easy set-up that is basically ready to fly straight out of the packaging.  The included camera is by no means professional or even anything special, but the adjustable lens is a nice feature, especially for flyers just looking to get some footage of the surrounding areas and experience something new.  Video and pictures are recorded on a micro SD card, but, unfortunately, this card is not included and must be purchased separately.

Conclusion

The WLToys V959 Future Battleship Quadcopter offers an amazing experience for beginner aerial RC enthusiasts.  Its simple design makes it easy to fly and grab aerial footage, which again, makes it great for the beginner aerial filmmaker.  For the more advanced flyer, the V959 is a great stepping stone quad.  It’s durable enough to practice with before upgrading to a professional quad with controls that are intuitive and similar to higher quality quads.  This is a great little toy quad for enthusiasts of all experience levels.

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