Top 10 Best Drones For Sale
April 2018

Are you sick of looking for a good drone? Want to find the best of the best? We picked just a few drones from our larger drone list and ranked them by popularity. These are just 10 of the best drones for sale for this month. We've also created an FAQ section to answer any common questions you might have.

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Camera Drones
Toy Drones
FPV Drones

Camera Drones

Want to take amazing videos and photos? If so then camera drones are the way to go. They're easy to fly and come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They also have lots of technology that make them Intelligent.

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Racing Drones

Take your drone flying experience to the next level with FPV racing and freestyle drones. Racing drones are extremely fast and fun. You can compete with other racers, or fly solo. Your choice

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Toy Drones

If you've never seen a drone before, or maybe you're buying for someone else and have a tight budget, toy drones are the best place to start. They're cheap, easy to fly and super fun.

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Frequently Asked Drone Questions

What is the best drone for beginners?

For a beginner, there are a few drones that stand out on this list, but the drone you get heavily depends on what kind of beginner you are. If you’re looking at getting into drones because you like flying things and you want something to learn on, the Bugs 3 is a great choice. If you’re just looking for something to fly for fun around the house and bash around, you will probably want to look at the Mambo FPV.

There’s one other type of beginner that isn’t looking for either of those things. Some beginners just want a drone to take pictures and videos with. They need whatever drone they get to be easy to fly and have decent specs, but not break the bank. For those people, the DJI Spark is going to be the best option. There’s no reason to buy the other two drones I mentioned if you want to shoot videos and take pictures. The Spark is actually easier to fly than the Bugs 3 and Mambo FPV, so you don’t have to worry as much about the flying part.

How do you fly a drone?

Most drones are pretty easy to fly, but the controls will be slightly different depending on what kind of drone you get. Camera drones are the easiest drones to fly, while toy drones can be harder (because of their lack of sensors and flying aids). To fly a camera drone, people usually use a controller with their smartphone attached to it. The smartphone will let you see a live video feed and all of the most important flight data you need. Some drones like the DJI Mavic Air, DJI Spark, and Yuneec breeze allow you to fly just using your smartphone.

All drones that have 4 rotors (quadcopters) will have 4 main controls spread between two joysticks, Sometimes, the joysticks can have custom mappings, but most will be set with the throttle and yaw (move up/down and rotate left/right ) on the left joystick. The Right joystick will then control the forward/backward movement and left/right movement.

What is the best camera drone?

If you’re looking for quality, the Inspire 2 is the best camera drone you can buy that comes ready to fly out of the box. The next best option is the Phantom 4 Pro and after that, the Mavic Pro. If you’re concerned about video quality, just pick one of the three drones mentioned above (which ever one matches your price point) and you’ll be more than satisfied. There are really no other drones that come close to what these three can do. Some people who shoot videos for a living will buy the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, and the Inspire 2, because each of them can be useful for different situations.

What is the difference between a camera drone and a toy drone?

The main difference between a camera drone and a toy drone, is that camera drones are capable of recording videos and images that are worth putting on the internet. Toy drones can’t capture good videos or photos because they lack high quality components like gimbals for stabilization, or fast image processors for capturing high resolution video.

Camera drones usually have more flight time, better range, better video quality, better image quality, and more autonomous features. This makes them much more expensive, but at the end of the day, you get what you’re paying for.

How do you register a drone?

Registering is easy. If you have a toy drone, you probably don’t need to register it, but for those of you buying camera drones, here’s how it works. You just go to registermyuas.faa.gov, fill out a few important questions like what model drone you have, where you live, and your email address. Then you pay a small license fee, print out your new registration number, and attach it to your drone in a place where it can be seen.

What do I need to get a drone?

The main thing that you will need is a relatively new IOS or android device. Usually you can use any iPad or iPhone made in the last 3 years. However, some drones don’t have controllers that were designed to hold tablets, so keep that in mind. If you’re buying the bugs 3, you won’t need a smartphone since it doesn’t have a built-in camera that you can control. All of the drones in this list come with batteries, chargers, controllers (if needed), extra propellers, and anything else you might need to go for your first flight.

What is a drone?

The word “drone” has taken on a few different meanings over the years. Some people think of a drone as a bee, others might think of those predator drones that the military uses. The drones that most people talk about today are simply radio controlled aircraft that have some level of autonomous features. A drone can be a plane, a helicopter, a quadcopter, or any combination in-between. Most of the drones sold today are quadcopters. They have 4 rotors and a flight controller that is used to stabilize the lift from the each propeller.

Do all drones have cameras?

Not all drones have cameras, but most do. All camera drones have cameras built into them, but most toy drones don’t have cameras. You should also consider that the cameras on toy drones are not equal to the cameras found on a true camera drone. Toy drones are not capable of recording high quality video or images.

DJI

Mavic Air

  • Flight time
    21
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
    60FPS 2.7K
  • Video resolution
    3840 x 2160
  • Control range
    4
    km
  • Gimbal
    3 Axis
  • Camera resolution
    3840 x 2160
9
Rating
camera
drone
1
Retail Price
$
799

DJI

Spark

  • Flight time
    16
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
    30FPS (no slow motion)
  • Video resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Control range
    2
    km
  • Gimbal
    2-axis
  • Camera resolution
    1920 x 1080
7.8
Rating
camera
drone
2
Retail Price
$
399

DJI

Mavic Pro

  • Flight time
    30
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
    96FPS 1080p
  • Video resolution
    4096 x 2160
  • Control range
    7
    km
  • Gimbal
    3-axis
  • Camera resolution
    4096 x 2160
8.4
Rating
camera
drone
3
Retail Price
$
999

DJI

Phantom 4 Pro

  • Flight time
    30
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
    60FPS 4K
  • Video resolution
    4096 x 2160
  • Control range
    7
    km
  • Gimbal
    3-axis
  • Camera resolution
    4096 x 2160
8.1
Rating
camera
drone
4
Retail Price
$
1499

DROCON

Bugs 3

  • Flight time
    18
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
  • Video resolution
  • Control range
    0.5
    km
  • Gimbal
  • Camera resolution
5.6
Rating
toy
drone
5
Retail Price
$
129.99

DJI

Phantom 3 SE

  • Flight time
    25
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
    60FPS 1080p
  • Video resolution
    4096 x 2160
  • Control range
    4
    km
  • Gimbal
    3-axis
  • Camera resolution
    4096 x 2160
6.6
Rating
camera
drone
6
Retail Price
$
599.99

DJI

Phantom 3 Standard

  • Flight time
    25
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
    60FPS 720p
  • Video resolution
    2704 x 1520
  • Control range
    1
    km
  • Gimbal
    3-axis
  • Camera resolution
    2704 x 1520
6.4
Rating
camera
drone
7
Retail Price
$
499

Parrot

Mambo FPV

  • Flight time
    8
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
  • Video resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Control range
    0.1
    km
  • Gimbal
  • Camera resolution
    1920 x 1080
4.9
Rating
toy
drone
8
Retail Price
$
179.99

DJI

Inspire 2

  • Flight time
    27
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
    60FPS 4K
  • Video resolution
    6016 x 3200
  • Control range
    7
    km
  • Gimbal
    3-axis 360°
  • Camera resolution
    6016 x 3200
7.6
Rating
camera
drone
9
Retail Price
$
2999.95

Parrot

Bebop 2 Power

  • Flight time
    30
    minutes
  • Slow-mo resolution
    30FPS (no slow motion)
  • Video resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Control range
    2
    km
  • Gimbal
    simulated gimbal
  • Camera resolution
    1920 x 1080
6.8
Rating
camera
drone
10
Retail Price
$
599.95

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