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 guide 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.


Best Current All-Rounder Drone…

► DJI Mavic Pro – £920/$1000
[DJI] [GearBest] [HobbyWow] [TomTop] [BangGood]

Last updated: 12th July 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]
► Eachine E012 Ducted – £12/$15 – [BangGood]
JJRC H31 (waterproof) – £25/$32 – [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
Eachine E50/JJRC H37 – £35/$40 – [BangGood] [GearBest] [HobbyWow]
Eachine E52-TX – £25/$30 – [BangGood]

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…
► DJI Spark 
– £500/$499 – [BangGood] [HobbyWow] [GearBest]

► 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]
► 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]
► Eachine Aurora 100 – £100/$130 – [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.

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