Looking for the best drone gift in the new year? Check out this quick guide to find the best drones on the market for 2018! From beginner to advanced, read on to find out about 3 of the most cutting-edge drone out there!
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Many gifts come and go, but drones are only gaining in popularity. Everybody loves a holiday drone! They’re just fun to have around – to capture unique holiday photos and videos, to take turns play and having fun, and to even have holiday races.
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The Thunderbolt capitalizes on an already great design by adding amazing new features and upgraded components that make it a one-of-a-kind flying experience. This drone is sure to deliver for both pros and beginners with its unique features and easy-to-control flying experience. Read on to learn more about this great RTF (ready-to-fly) drone package!
Lots of current consumer drones place all the emphasis on complex FPV apps and put little emphasis on designing the physical components of a high-functioning drone.
Learn more about the Red Heron and what makes it a simple but powerfully diverse beginner quadcopter drone with some great functionality and an amazing HD Camera!
These days, just having a camera slapped on a drone may no longer be good enough to get the killer shots you want.
With the rising popularity of gimbal-stabilized camera drones, the quality of drone footage is getting better by the day; however, this also leads to higher prices. Thankfully, with the Blue Heron you can get great rubber-dampening camera stabilization for great video at a better price!
Plus, you also get an array of great features that make these great beginner drones – read on to find out more!
This camera quadcopter is a complete makeover of the already popular UDI HD+ U818 Discovery Drone. It keeps the already reliable and powerful features of the previous model, but adds an upgraded camera, high landing gear, way more flight time and much more!
This drone has received a total redesign of the exterior body, including sturdy heightened landing gear, a completely covered body for greater dust and landing protection, clear motor covers that allow you to see the motors and LEDs (even if it’s bright out) and ultra-thin yet protective propeller guards.
The prop guards make your drone extra safe, especially around obstacles, which makes learning to fly a breeze with no fear of ruining the propellers if you bump into something! This provides an extremely versatile flying experience, even if the space is somewhat limited.
These features are the epitome of form following function, and a new level of beauty design to an already extremely snazzy drone. The ultra-thin propeller guards give it a fancy and futuristic look while the matte black and blue complement the overall design.
Looks aside, this drone includes some killer functions that make this one of the best beginner drones you can buy!
Altitude hold is one of the best features of this drone line. Throttle control can be very difficult for kids or beginners, and this function eliminates the need to use it for stabilization. That makes flying much easier and more enjoyable, and makes image and video capture even smoother!
Don’t worry, though; you still have full control over the throttle – it simply stays at the altitude you set after releasing the throttle stick.
1-Key Lift/Land is another great feature in drones for kids or beginners, and even for pros. With a single button push the drone will smoothly take off or land. This means no crash landings and more pro-level takeoff and landings.
In the past, the problem of fly-away drones was rampant. Sometimes, when a drone gets far away, you can’t tell which way it’s facing, and so when you think you’re flying it back you’re really sending out even farther. Send it out too far and you’ll lose the signal – and the drone!
Headless Mode solves this problem by removing any need to remember which direction is the front.
You can calibrate the Blue Heron before takeoff so that it’s orientation is based on which way you’re facing, and will remain the same once it’s aloft. This means no matter which way the drone spins, it will always move the direction you want it to, rather than the direction it is facing. This makes it more fun to fly, without having to remember which direction is your “front”.
Wanna have even more fun? Fly in Headless Mode with the tilt-to-fly function! This means you can fly with your phone with no need worry about direction, leading to some super simple and fun flying for all ages and flying abilities.
In addition to making it easier for beginners, this also allows for some unique camera shots you couldn’t otherwise achieve, such as fly-aways (see here for an example), follow cams and more!
The camera is one of the best and most innovative components of this drone. Some drones are notorious for having practically unviewable video because of how shaky the end footage turns out. With this drone there is never a worry about vibrating video, as the live rubber damping reduces vibration substantially.
In addition to vibration damping, Altitude Hold and the changeable camera angle also help reduce video shakiness. They allow for ultra-smooth movement and achieving the perfect angle, which gives you superior video from a drone of this caliber!
In addition to a great camera for video, you have the option to fly FPV (first-person view) through your phone screen! And, if you like, you can use a VR headset to see what the drone sees through a more real-life perspective for some truly out-of-this world sky-high views.
The camera is full HD 720p; perfect for sharing on social media and viewing on your phone or computer! The 120° wide-angle camera allows you to capture a wide, but not fish-eyed, field of view.
This all adds up to even greater versatility and enjoyment from this drone. Not only do you get a powerful camera drone; you’re able to use it for FPV and VR applications as well!
The controller is often overlooked by first-time drone buyers, yet it is one of the most important parts of any drone package.
Some controllers overcomplicate things with complex buttons, switches and dials. This controller keeps things simple, feels nice and performs extremely well. With this package, you’ll be taking full advantage of all the features without having to think twice.
All the buttons are well labeled and intuitive; Headless Mode, 1-Key Lift/Land and more are all right at your fingertips.
The FPV app also boasts some amazingly advanced features that add to the Blue Herons’ overall value. This app comes free with all FPV-capable Force1 drones, and includes tilt-to-fly, onscreen controls, Custom Route Mode, photo and video functions, FPV screen, photo viewer and more!
One feature especially worth highlighting is Custom Route Mode. This allows you to literally draw a route on your phone and the drone will follow the course right before your eyes! This really pushes the boundaries for beginners and pros alike. For more in-depth information, see this video.
The bottom line is, if you’re looking for the absolute best camera quadcopter drone – this is it. It makes it easy for the beginner, yet has tons of features to take your drone photography and videography skills to the next level.
A lot of these features, especially the vibration damping and advanced-flight features, are hard to come by in a drone at this price. It’s truly intuitive with great operability for both beginners and advanced pilots.
Don’t wait to get your eyes in the sky and capture some killer footage – check out the Blue Heron today!
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Drones are becoming more commonplace in our world today, but there is a sea of subpar drones with wild claims that can make it hard to decide on “the best” consumer-level drone.
The good news is that USA Toyz tests every product they sell to ensure you’re getting the best drone for the price – or your money back.
This includes the U34W Dragonfly drone. Its perfect mix of compactness and power makes for a very fun and easy-to-fly beginner drone with the potential to take your piloting skills to the next level! Plus, it’s small enough to fly inside.
Read on to learn more!
This drone perfectly combines user friendliness with a powerful (yet not overwhelming) flight experience. Plus, it comes standard with an HD front-facing camera!
For many, this will mean a perfect balance of power, functionality and ease of use that provides an extremely easy and enjoyable flying experience. It also comes with two, 2-cell Li-Po batteries to double your flight time!
There are really so many things to love about this consumer-friendly quadcopter. Let’s take a deeper look at the details of this a top-tier beginner drone!
As you can see, this drone is sleek yet functionally powerful. The body is made of sturdy ABS plastic that can withstand the hardest crashes, especially while learning. This allows you to have an enjoyable worry-free learning experience as you get the hang of flying your dragonfly!
There are also prop guards included that make your drone extra safe, especially when flying inside or around others. But, they’re optional – you can take them off and fly with even more freedom if you choose.
The HD 120° front-facing FPV camera is also flawlessly integrated into the body of the drone, meaning there are no messy external wires or added drag. This is normally only seen in more advanced drones, and really adds a nice touch to the look and functionality of the Dragonfly drone.
Being a great beginner drone is one of this drone’s claims to fame, but what else can this quad do?
This drone design is perfect for any beginner, and it’s also paired with some killer functions!
One of the best features here is Altitude Hold, for easy hovering. If you’ve tried flying a drone, you know throttle control can be one of the hardest things to learn; either you end up not giving it enough for fear of flying away, or you give it to much and it inconveniently finds the closest tree branch.
Altitude Hold removes the learning curve, as it greatly assists in holding whatever altitude you set. This still allows you to control the altitude while keeping things simple for beginner flying and ultra-stable video.
Another great feature is the one-button takeoff and landing. This ensures you don’t overdo it on takeoff, resulting in an out-of-control start to your flight, as well as giving you the ability to land smoothly and gently every time – all at the push of a button.
Still want to take off or land manually or in an emergency? No problem! This drone also allows for manual motor start and stop, and auto-detects when it has reached original takeoff height and will turn off the motors while holding down the throttle.
Headless Mode is one of the best and, at times, underrated features of this drone. It means that, with the push of a button, your drone no longer responds to controls based on the position of the front of the drone. It instead uses your position relative to the drone to allow for easy control.
Remembering drone orientation is difficult for even more advanced pilots. This eliminates the need to be constantly keeping this in mind and makes the learning experience more enjoyable!
This feature has several other benefits, like allowing for advanced drone videos such as flyaway shots (see here for an example) or follow cams.
Finally, one of the most enjoyable ways to fly is when you use Headless Mode with your mobile device. This means you can fly with your phone with no need to heed direction, leading to some super simple and fun flying for all ages and flying abilities!
One of the most overlooked parts of any drone package is the controller. As this is the part you are interacting with the most, we went to extra measures to be sure it was comfortable, well-made, good-looking and gives you easy access to all the features without being overwhelming.
Some drones brag about advanced features, but often these often require intense skill to make them work.
With this package, you’ll be taking full advantage of all the features without thinking twice thanks to simple and intuitive. All buttons are labeled well and thoroughly explained in the manual: Headless Mode, auto landing and more are all easily operated and right at your fingertips.
The FPV app also boasts some amazingly advanced features that really adds to the overall value of this package. This app comes free with all FPV-capable UDI drones! You can check those out here. This includes tilt-to-fly, on-screen controls, Custom Route Mode, photo and video functions, FPV screen, photo viewer and all the functions found on your controller – plus more!
One feature worth highlighting is Custom Route Mode. This allows you to literally draw a route on your phone and the drone will follow the course right before your eyes!
With this feature, the sky really is the limit for what you can do with your drone. Watch this video for more in-depth information.
The camera is one of the coolest parts of this drone. While also being very easy to fly, you have the option to fly in FPV (first-person view) through your phone screen! This leads to some one-of-a-kind views and helps with framing the perfect picture or video!
The camera is full HD, perfect for sharing on social media and viewing on your phone or computer! The 120° angle camera makes sure you are capturing everything, and not leaving out the breathtaking views from the sky!
This is really a great feature as many beginner drones focus only on flight features, while this package gives you the best beginner features while also including a camera to let you soar into a full-fledged drone videographer!
To Sum Up…
Overall, this is the perfect drone for a beginner or near beginner-level pilot. It is truly intuitive with some great features that both beginners and advanced pilots alike will enjoy.
The drone build is aesthetically pleasing and sturdy. It houses a great HD camera for some unreal aerial footage and photos. And, best of all, it packs tons of features into a simple controller and app that will allow you to fly easily and enjoy the ride.
This is one of the best drones for a beginner and you won’t regret the exhilaration you feel zipping through the air, and the breathtaking footage that comes from soaring around with the Dragonfly.
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