If this is your first look at drones your in for a treat. You can find a very good beginner drone for a very reasonable price. The price of drones has decreased over the years and technology has improved. That’s a nice combo if I may say so. You don’t have to have a huge salary in order to own one now days.
Drones come in a wide variety range. Some have cameras some do not. I made out a list of what I believe to be great choices for anyone looking to buy for there kids or maybe a adult who doesn’t want to take a chance on a more expensive drone just in case you crash into a tree because you may lack the flying experience. Every drone on this list falls in the under $50 range. You should find what your looking for on my site. You feel like you might want to go up in price and features? Check out the drones I chose for best drones under $100 here.
ARE THESE DRONES FOR KIDS?
Yes, they sure are! Every drone I listed below is kid friendly and safe to use. Children younger than 6 are probably not the most suitable age group. So its safe to say anyone above the age of 6 will have a safe fun time with these flying machines.
The features on these drones are safe for kids and wont be too complex to figure out how to fly. They have a controller that has 4 motors attached to it with the along with LED lights on some drones. You can find cameras on a few models but usually you would have to upgrade to the drones under $100 range.
So basically it comes down to simple controllers and features for the youngsters and these drones all fall into that category. So, with that said, these drones will keep your kids active and wanting to play outside instead of being stuck in the house starring at the boob tube!
What Do I Need To Fly These Drones?
All the drones listed come ready to fly as soon as you take them out the box! In some cases you have to provide the AA or AAA batteries for the remote controllers.
Some also include spare parts! Just in case a propeller breaks they are easy to replace with a new one. You never know when the time will come when one finally gives out.
Here is my top 10 list of the best drones under $50 in no particular order.
Top drones of 2017 for under $1000
|Cheerson CX-10||N/A||6 mins||See Price|
|Eachine H8||N/A||7 mins||See Price|
|MJX X902||N/A||6 mins||See Price|
|JJRC H36||N/A||5 mins||See Price|
|Hubsan X4 (H107C)||3MP||7 mins||See Price|
|Holy Stone HS170||N/A||8 mins||See Price|
|RC Stunt Drone||N/A||6 mins||See Price|
|UFO 3000||N/A||5 mins||See Price|
|Cheerwing Syma X5 SW-V3||3 MP||7 mins||See Price|
|Goolsky FQ17W RC MINI||3 MP||8 mins||See Price|
One of the cheapest drone I have listed is the Cheerson CX-10. This guy is one of the more popular drones for kids. Its size is one thing kids love so much. They like that small look.
For the low price you will get a super small drone that you’re able to fly around indoors. It can fly it outdoors too, but it’s really lightweight and if there’s even a smallest of breezes, it will tamper with its sensors and render it un-sturdy and possibly crash.
Its fly time is up to 6 minutes in midair which is great considering it needs to charge for just over half an hour. Its control range is great too – it can reach up to 30 meters but more then likely you wont let it wander off that far away because you won’t be able to see it at such a huge distance. So if you want a small drone that you can use for practicing without having to worry about breaking it, Id choose one of these
The Eachine H8 is the second drone on this list and is also a mini drone however a bit bigger than CX-10 because of the prop gaurds that stand out. It comes with headless mode and can do 360 flips with the push of a button. Very nice features for a cheap affordable drone.
The Eachine H8 is extremely lightweight which can be a problem if you are planning on flying it outdoor.Flight time is around 7 minutes and the flying distance is about 30 meters away from the user. How do you like this drone under $50?
Because of hoe light weight it is it is also very nimble and maneuverable. The controller is even small so it fits a childs hand perfectly.
The MJX X902 comes with 2.4Ghz wireless technology, has well performance on resisting disturbance and rapid response speed, it will not cause shared frequency interference even multiple quad copters are playing at the same time. Build-in with the latest 6-axis flight control system, super stable during flying, easy operation for beginners.
Remote controller designed with One key 3D flips and rolls provide you great fun playing and challenges. There are 2 flight speed available for choosing. L is low speed; H is high speed.Colorful LED searchlight makes you flight much easier at nighttime, also makes the quad copter much more attractive.
The JJRC H36 has headless mode, a function through which the aircraft will consider the direction opposite to that of the remote control as the correct one by default when it flies to a height where the operator is not able to judge the direction of the aircraft head with bare eyes, so that you can go on with the remaining positions. Can do a 3D roll with just pressing the button on transmitter, and you get 360-degrees Flip, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
Equipped with a 6-Axis gyroscope for strong stability, allowing for various flight movements implementation with stronger wind resistance and ease of control.LED Lights: The creatively designed LED lights are fitted for night flight possibilities, leaving a beautiful landscape in the night sky.Function:a key return/ Up / down / left turn / right turn / forward / back / left side fly / right side fly / speed file/ 360 ° flip / headless mode / memory function
Hubsan X4 (H107C)
Hubsan is always coming out with amazing drones that will amaze you. Also has the standard 6-axis gyro, but in addition to that, it is equipped with a VGA camera module that is able to record quality footage from any where.
The Hubsan X4 H107C sports a miniature camera! Very light weight and sturdy but still just enough power to keep things fun and exciting. Still, don’t expect it to reach speeds of racing drones but if thats what you want I have a list of those as well.
The Hubsan X4 H107C can last up to 7 minutes in air and can stray around 90 meters away from the user. You can consider the Hubsan X4 H107C as a dirt cheap fun drone.
Holy Stone HS170
HEADLESS SECURITY SYSTEM enable Any Level of Players to fly the Holy Stone HS170 easily. Has a 2.4GHz Technology Adopted for Anti-Interference. This drone is more Stable and Flexible with 6-Axis Gyro Stablization System then some of the others.
Overall very good Performance of Wind-Resistant Control & Range thats at bout 30-50 Meters. You can fly this one about 6-8 minutes before it needs to be charged. Charging Time is about 60-80 minutes (Under currents input 0.5A-1A)
RC Stunt Drone
2 Li-Polymer rechargeable drone batteries, 2 USB charger, replacement blades and practice landing pad. The RC Stunt Drone is durable & crash proof w/ screw reinforced 3 bladed propellers for better thrust and energy efficiency compared to 2 bladed propellers. Flight time is ~6 minutes with flight distance of 50 feet. Charge time is 60 minutes per battery.
Double flight time with 2 fully charged batteries give you a total flight time of ~12 minutes. Drone batteries are Li-polymer 3.7V 300mAh. Designed for all users and easy for beginners: 6-axis design makes the gyroscope adjustable & stable. Controller uses 2.4GHz frequency for quicker and improved control while consuming less battery. This guy will also do 360 degree flips, has adjustable speed mode function & LED Lights. This is a very fun one for sure!!
The UFO 3000 is what your looking to get all the on lookers in awe! They will think a real UFO is in their backyard. Most drones today have led light on them but the UFO 3000 is loaded with them! The UFO 3000 definitely takes it to the next level . Your kids will love putting on there own personal light show for their friends in the neighborhood at night.
Besides all the lights you can do 3D stunts, one key 360 flips, and 2 speed modes. This guy will surprise you by its speed. Although its fast its not to fast so thats where the two speed control helps adjust to the flaying ability of the user. Another great virtue of the UFO 3000 is its flight time which goes around 7 minutes. Considering the fact that it comes with 2 batteries, that means you will get a total 14 minutes of flight time if you fully charge both of them. This guy cant go farther then 30 meters however.
Cheerwing Syma X5 SW-V3
The next drone is also fetured with the Headless/IOC function. Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction. By using Headless/IOC, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction. This lessens the steepness of the learning curve and allows the pilot to enjoy flight while slowly learning each specific orientation of the Cheerwing Syma X5 SW-V3.
The Cheerwing Syma X5 SW-V3 is equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems, 3D lock, More scheduled flight, operating more to the force! Equipped with HD camera to take photos and videos while flying! Bring a new perspective to your photos and videos from the air. Wifi FPV allows you to view photos & video while flying It supports any IOS and Android phones. The cell phone holder keeps your phone secure all the timeOne key 360° roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
Goolsky FQ17W RC MINI
The Goolsky is equipped with camera FPV (first person view) ,it allows you to see what the Goolsky FQ17W RC MINI sees, monitor real-time video with your Phone directly. The gravity indication mode allows you to fly the drone forward/backward/left/right in correspondence to the angle of the mobile phone. Its also fold-able & flexible which is handy for camping trips or storage purposes and blades not only make the palm-sized drone compact, small and portable but also prevent users from being cut and provide better and safer using experience.
The powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows you to release the throttle stick and the Goolsky FQ17W RC MINI will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos. Its very easy and fun to fly! 3D flips function ,headless mode , fpv function,ensure you fly at ease, fun and safe, no worry about the Goolsky FQ17W RC MINI flying away. This drone has a TON to offer!!