Published on May 26th, 2017 | by Guest0
The Best Toy Drones to Try and Enjoy
Technology has come an insanely impressive long way with improvements that leave the public in shock and awe practically every day. Drones are just one prime example of how far we’ve come where science and impressive technology pairing up are concerned.
Toy drones would definitely have to be the most underappreciated category of drones of all time. Most invest in larger, more professional drones and assume that toy drones are pieces of junk that will fall out of the sky. This assumption could not be further from the truth.
Learning about toy drones and looking at mini quads to try are the first steps in what will be love at first sight. Toy drones prove that great things really do come in small packages.
Hubsan X4 H107L
This toy drone is a great option for those who have little to no experience in flying a drone. You can choose whether or not you want a built-in camera, which is a great option for those who are also interested in aerial photography but want a cheaper drone compared to photography drones that cost hundreds of dollars.
The controller looks a lot like the one you’d use with a video game console. You can charge it using a USB charger, which means you could use something as easy as a phone charger, for example, to charge the battery.
Speaking of which, the battery gives you up to 7 minutes of flight time. This toy drone recently underwent upgrades that added bright LED lights for flying in a low visibility setting.
Sky Viper HD V950
This toy drone comes with a camera that can capture photos and record videos in 720p resolution. It comes with some interesting features that give the camera a boost, including the feature that allows you to take panoramic photos.
You get a 4GB MicroSD card that can hold up to 20 minutes of recorded or captured footage. If an onboard camera isn’t your thing, or you just want to focus on flying, you can remove the camera from the drone.
Another neat feature is that you have one-button tricks, which allows you to perform stunts and flips in the air by pushing a single button. It also has resistance to impact to help protect the drone should a crash occur. It can also withstand any adverse flying conditions such as wind, for example.
Parrot Hydrofoil Mini
This toy drone is definitely one that’s incredibly interesting. It comes with studs that allow you to attach a mini figure, such as the floating base that allows you to glide the drone safely on the water.
It has an impressive extended transmission range, sensors located at the bottom to help it hover without your intervention, and is able to take off and land using one tap.
This toy drone is controlled using a smart device, such as a smartphone, tablet, iPad, etc. It uses Bluetooth as the connection source. The battery lasts for up to 7 minutes and it can zip around at a speed of up to 6 mph, or 10 kph.
Air Hogs Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon
Fans of the Force will definitely enjoy the authentic sounds that this toy drone has to offer. The controller has sound effects that sound just like the real Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. For those who have little to no experience with flying a drone, or are prone to crashes and bumps, this toy drone is the ultimate choice.
It’s made mostly of Styrofoam so it won’t damage your furniture or your walls, but it’s best either as a novelty or an indoor-only drone. It doesn’t have much resistance to the elements, especially wind, so it’s very vulnerable in an outdoor setting.
The battery lasts for up to 5 minutes and is charged through a USB cable, so phone and block chargers are relevant and work well in this case. You cannot remove the battery from this toy drone, however.
Syma X5C Explorer
If you’re looking for the cheapest aerial photography toy drone on the market, you’ve found it. This toy drone includes a 4GB MicroSD card and an onboard camera that boasts 720p resolution.
The battery lasts for up to 10 minutes of flight time, the body can take a serious beating, and it flies surprisingly well for its tiny size. The camera cannot be removed from the drone, though.
Traxxas 6608 LaTrax Alias RTF Heli
Where major players in the market of toy drones are concerned, this one is in the big leagues. It has an auto-leveling system that pairs with the 6-axis stabilization system, which ensures anyone can fly it with ease, even if you’ve never even touched a drone before.
The battery is a powerful high-capacity 650mAh LiPo that lasts for up to 10 minutes. It has colorful LED lights for flying in a low visibility setting and charges at a high speed, using a USB cable, which is definitely beneficial for those who are impatient.
You can choose from a handful of colors to suit your personal style, red is the general favorite, and, depending on where you purchase it from, you get 4 AAA batteries for the transmitter.
UTO U960 MJX X600 Hexacopter
This toy drone has first-person view capabilities, which lets you see through the eyes of the drone while you’re flying it – the eyes being the camera, of course. It comes with built-in WiFi, an onboard camera, and works through the relevant application with your smartphone or any other smart device’s
Once you have the application set up on your smart device you will be able to launch the FPV feature and you’re ready to go. Toy drones generally don’t have FPV capabilities and features, which is why this one is definitely one of the best.
Toy Drones – The Ultimate Small Package
Toy drones are hands down some of the coolest pieces of technology to date. They are small in size but don’t let that fool you, they have some big features going on and are larger than life.
Jack is a true drone passionate and he focused his education on this amazing field. Thus, he graduated the Drone/UAV Pilot Training Certificate program and now he’s a member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. His main purpose right now is to find and develop new features and help others discover the wonderful experience of flying a drone. For this, he is the main editor and content creator at MyDroneLab Blog where you can find everything you want to know about drones.