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Best Beginner Quadcopters Guide for 2017

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If you are thinking of getting into the world of drones, then having the best beginner quadcopter is definitely on your mind right now. You need something that is easy to play around with, something that is light and can be used to learn the different flying techniques involved to successfully maneuver and familiarize yourself with the world of multi-rotors.

Having a good start

Having the best beginner quadcopter is definitely the right approach if you are thinking of practicing your flying skills. The problem is that there are so many different models and types of quadcopters, which makes it a hard task to choose the best one to start off and train with. We have compiled a short list of some of the best beginner quadcopters on the market right now.

Size Matters

Take note that these quadcopters are not similar in any way shape or form, which is why if you pick a certain type of quadcopter, the experience is going to be different from others, unless you pick a similar style. Be aware of their size and features so you know what is the next quadcopter to get after you think that you are comfortable enough to venture to bigger and better quadcopters in the future. Let us get started!

1. MJX X300

The MJX X300 is a quadcopter that gives you an ability to fly with first person view, while being relatively smaller than its X400 counterpart, except for the landing skids. It has a built-in HD camera that is great for capturing still images and video with a 6-axis gyro. The video feed can be hooked to any Wi-Fi connection so you have a live feed of it through any of your smartphone devices by using their free app. It comes with a transmitter that also has a phone holder on the top of it, and it can be flown outdoors, thanks to its large-enough size.

  • Flight time: 15 minutes
  • Flight environment: indoor and outdoor
  • Max control range: 100m
  • Camera: Yes
  • Battery: 3.7V 750mAh LiPo
  • Charging time: 1 hour to 2 hours
  • Dimensions: 24cm
  • Weight: 102g

2. Cheerson CX-10

If you are looking for an inexpensive quadcopter to start off with, then the Cheerson CX-10 is the best beginner quadcopter for you. It only costs around $20, but you have a great transmitter design which is also available in different colors. This micro-quadcopter is not what we would normally recommend if you are trying to practice your flying skills, since they are very difficult to maneuver and maintain, even if you use them indoors where there is no wind.

  • Flight time: 8 minutes
  • Flight environment: Indoor 90%
  • Max control range: 50m
  • Camera: No
  • Battery: 3.7V 100mHn
  • Charging time: 30 to 45 minutes
  • Dimensions: 40mm x 40mm x22mm
  • Weight: 12g

3. Yizhan Tarantula X6

The Yizhan Tarantula X6 is what you go for if you want something that looks badass. Designed to look like a flying arachnid, it comes with a 6-axis gyro, prop guards and LED lights installed right out of the box. You will be able to do flips, provided that you have enough space, which is why you should always fly this bad boy outdoors if you are serious about improving your quadcopter flight skills.

Due to its size, you get a lot more power with the motors, which generate a lot more noise. It has a dual-camera system available if you are willing to shell out $100 to $110, but if you are not thinking of taking aerial photographs then this one will do just fine for you.

  • Flight time: 8 minutes
  • Flight environment: Indoor and outdoor
  • Max control range: 100m
  • Camera: no
  • Battery: 7.4V 1200mAh Li-Po 30C
  • Charging time: 1 hour to 2 hours
  • Dimensions: 47.5cm x 25.3cm (with cover)
  • Weight: 280g (with battery)

4. Husban X4

The Hubsan X4 is a small quadcopter that can easily fit in the palm of your hand. It features a 6-axis gyro which means that it is stable whenever it is in the air, and you have a sensitive control system that can be adjusted to fit your flying style or skill level in maneuvering drones.

You can turn the sensitivity either up or down to your own preference, and even make this small drone flip mid-air. It comes installed with LED lights so you can find it easier in low light conditions, and the motors are exposed for easy cleaning and maintenance. Due to its size, we recommend that you only practice flying the Hubsan X4 indoors to prevent any damages.

  • Flight time: 8 minutes
  • Flight environment: indoor
  • Max control range: 100m
  • Camera: No
  • Battery: 3.7v 240mAh battery
  • Charging time: 40 minutes
  • Dimensions: 60mm x 60mm

5. Blade Nano QX

The small Blade Nano QX is more powerful than it looks. Even though it is a tiny drone, you will have a lot of fun flying it around and practicing your skills without worrying about damaging something that costs too much. Its humble asking price of around $90 makes it easy to set up and practice with at any time.

It is mostly flown indoors, but if there is not a lot of wind and the weather is calm, then you can probably try flying it outdoors as long as you keep it within reach. You have two flight modes available for the Blade Nano QX: stability and agility. This makes it one of the most versatile and affordable quadcopters for beginners.

  • Flight time: 10 minutes
  • Flight environment: indoor
  • Camera: No
  • Battery: 1S 3.7V 150mAh 25C Li-Po Battery
  • Dimensions: 140mm

Conclusion

There are too many drones available on the market to truly pick out which one is the best beginner quadcopter. We have given you a rough idea of what features to look for when picking a quadcopter that you want to play around with, and we wish you the best of luck in your next purchase.

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