Cheerson CX60 Fighting Drones Review

Drone Buying Guide – Beginner To Expert

With so many new quadcopters and drones entering the market on a daily basis, we have put together the following to help with choosing the right drone for you.

The products below have been chosen as a result of a poll in the DroningON Discussion Group. We asked members to add and vote for drones for which they were most satisfied. We only list drones which are tested, proven, reliable.

Best Current All-Rounder Drone…

► DJI Mavic Pro – £920/$1000
Available from [DJI] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]

Last updated: 27th January 2017 – pricing/availability correct at time of publishing

Budget Entry Level Drones ($0-$250)…

If you’re looking to enter the world of drones and need something cheap, simple and primarily fun, then these drones are for you.

Basic autonomy, primarily manual control, beginners…
Hubsan H002 Q4 – £25/$30 – [BangGood] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
JJRC H31 (waterproof) – £25/$32 – [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
Eachine E50/JJRC H37 – £35/$40 – [BangGood] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]

► Blade Inductrix – £40/$50 – [available from various retailers]
► Blade 180QX – £100/$120 – [available from various retailers]

GPS Hold + Altitude Hold + Return To Home…
Hubsan H502E – £75/$100 – [BangGood] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
Hubsan H501C – £130/$150 – [BangGood] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
► Hubsan H502S – £150/$215 – [BangGood] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]

Intermediate-Level Drones ($250-$750)…

If you have more available budget, are still a beginner or intermediate drone pilot, then consider one of the following.

Small, lightweight and portable but fixed non-gimbal cameras…
► ZeroTech Dobby 
– £270/$325 – [BangGood] [HobbyWow] [GearBest]

► Yuneec Breeze 4K – £415/$475 – [BangGood] [HobbyWow] [GearBest]
► Parrot Bebop 2 – £430/$500 – [available from various retailers]

Larger platforms, more stable video, higher quality cameras…
► DJI Phantom 3 Standard
(500m range) – £500/$600 –
► DJI Phantom 3 Advanced – £600/$750 – [DJI] [HobbyWow] [GearBest]
► Yuneec Typhoon Q500 – £640/$750  [BangGood] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]

High-End Drones ($750-$1000)…

If you have available budget and wish to jump in at the deep end with a high quality camera, gimbal and an impressive feature list, then one of the following will be perfect for you.

► DJI Phantom 3 Professional – £700/$800 – [DJI] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
► DJI Phantom 4
– £900/$1100 –  [DJI] [HobbyWow] [GearBest]
► DJI Mavic Pro 
– £920/$1000- [DJI] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]

► Yuneec Typhoon H – £1299/$1298- [UK] [USA]

Ultra High-End…

If money is no object or you’re a seasoned veteran in flying drones and need a stable and impressive professional platform, then consider one of the following.

► DJI Phantom 4 Pro – £1200/$1750 – [DJI] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
► DJI Inspire 1 v2.0
– £1769/$2600 – [DJI
► DJI Inspire 1 Pro – £3299/$4800 – [DJI]

Budget Entry Level FPV Drones/Quads…

An FPV drone is a different type of drone as it is not for aerial photography or video, instead it is for drone racing, flying around whilst wearing a special headset known as ‘goggles’.

► Eachine QX90C – £45/$55 – [BangGood]
► Walkera Rodeo 110 RTF – £130/$150 – [GearBest] [HobbyWow] [BangGood]
► Walkera Rodeo 150 RTF – £145/$120 – [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
► Blade Inductrix FPV RTF – £150/$180 – [available from various retailers]

Fun/Novelty/2-Player Drones…

Cheerson CX60 Fighting Drones Review

Droning is not just about capturing photography and video, there is a new genre of drone-games.

► Cheerson CX60 Fighting Drones – £60/$80 – [BangGood] [GearBest] [HobbyWow] [TomTop]

Drone Accessories

To fly drones, some accessories are mandatory, others are optional. Below follows a selection of useful accessories to accompany your drone-fleet.

► DJI FPV Goggles – £499/$450 – [DJI] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]

Contact us if you have a recommendation for additional drones to be listed on this page.