Over the years, drones have gone from being quite expensive and available to a selected group to being pretty affordable and accessible.
As a newbie, picking a drone to buy is no easy feat. This is because you might be looking for a drone that is affordable, easy to operate as well as excellent features especially the camera.
Here are a few best and affordable drones for a newbie you should consider.
Holy Stone F181C
One thing that might first get your attention is the beauty of the Holy Stone. But that is not all it has to offer. Its “Headless security system”, 4 channel transmitter as well as the “A key return” allows it move in 4 directions with much ease. This, in return, facilitates the drone’s continuous movement and enhances its performance.
The battery can run from about 7 to 9 minutes. Unfortunately, you will need to charge it for about 80 minutes. Its cooling system is also a little disappointing. What the manufacturer has done to make this much stressful is provide 2 batteries for the drone. When one drains, you at least have a back-up one.
With its flashlight, you can fly and operate the drone at night. The camera of the drone is 2MP, with the ability to take 780p still pictures. In case you need to store the pictures and videos, the drone comes with a 2GB SD card.
Parrot Mambo Mission
Weighing 64g, the Parrot Mambo Mission is one of the best drones to go for as a newbie. It is quite durable, with a battery life of 10 minutes. It is also easy to operate as a newbie. With the Bluetooth control option, you can easily operate it using your smartphone or tablet.
What makes it even better is the fact that it remains stable once you let go of the controls courtesy of auto-pilot function.
It has cannon accessory allowing you to fire up to 6 pellets on any target. Apart from this, it has grabber/ claw that allows it to grab and carry anything that weighs 4g and below.
The only problems with this drone are the instability when flying even on a day with light wind. Additionally, the pellets can easily be misplaced.
Okpow RC Drones Wide Angle
The Okpow RC Drone is simple in its build. This allows you as a newbie to fly it easily. As easy as it is to operate, it is also very portable, thanks to its foldable design.
The camera is 2.0MP and has a recording resolution of 720p. It has a 3.7V 900mAh Li-po Battery that lasts up to 10 minutes.
With it, you do not need to worry about its stability while flying. It is pretty much light, weighing 699g. Additionally, it has an installed barometer that facilitates its flight altitude and a 2.4 4CH transmitter for easy control.
The only issues with it is that it has to charge for an hour for better service and crashing easily if you do not operate it well. Other than that, it is a great drone to get as a newbie.