Top 10 Best Drones
Drones are going viral nowadays, and many companies are competing to create the best drones.It is not easy to pick the Top 10 Best Drones list as there are many different types of drones nowadays, and to decide which ones are the best in markets we should consider major factors such as: The Functionality of the Drone, The Flight Control System, the Durability of the drone materials, the Quality of the Camera (if the drones has Camera), the Battery Time and the Price of the Drone. Researches point out this Top 10 Best Drones in the year 2016:
# 10 : Hubsan H109S X4 PRO
The Hubsan X4 Pro has a large rechargeable battery of 7000mAh which can keep the Drone flying up to 25 minutes . As its name suggests, this Quadcopter has 4 brushless motors which allow the drone to reach a max speed of 9 MPH (Miles Per hour).
Concerning the design, the Hubsan X4 Pro has a cool stylish design with an aerodynamic lightweight design, usually with a mixture of Orange and Black colors. This Drone has a high-end 1080p HD Camera which can record videos up to 30 FPS (Frames Per Second) as well as High Resolution pictures up to 12.2 MP. The HD camera also has 0.33 Inch Sensor with wild angle lens which allows a large field of vision up to 170 degrees, this will help you to get your target easily in the view.The weight of the Hubsan X4 Quadcopter is 1.4 kg, but the Camera can be detached in order to make the Drone light as well as to increase the flight time.
Finally, this Professional drone has a quite durable and strong plastic body shell along with Removable Prop Guards to protect the Drone’s propellers from collisions, and even if a collision happens guess what? the Drone will automatically deploy a Parachute to prevent extra damages when falling.
# 9 : 3DR Solo Quadcopter
The 3DR Solo Quadcopter is designed with four of 10-inche diameter propellers which allow the drone to reach a max speed of 55 MPH , a large battery 5.200mAh that provides between 20 and 25 minutes of flight time. The 3DR Solo is accompanied with a GoPro HD Camera with different Smart Shot Technologies and different sets of angles to choose from in order to record the perfect footage.
Another feature for this drone is alongside with the Remote controller that looks like a Video Game controller, you can download a free App for both IOS and Android devices in order to access even more functionalities and most of all the make the Control Flight system easier.
# 8 : Parrot Bebop 2
The new Parrot Bebop released in 2016 is one of the most advanced drones to buy especially for Photography purposes, as it has a HD Camera of 14 MP and a Fish-Eye lens which is designed to produce stabilized range of pictures. This drone has 4 Brush-less and Out-runner engines that give enough power to the Parrot Bebop 2 to reach 37 MPH speed Horizontally, and about 13 MPH
Vertically. Also these Engine has an Emergency Cut-Out feature in case of contact or damage to keep the Drone safe.
The weight of the Parrot Bebop 2 is only 500 grams which makes this drone very easy to control. You can control it with WIFI by using a Free App called “FreeFlight 3” on your Smartphone or Tablet to gain easy and full control over this amazing drone.
# 7 : Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
The Parrot 2.0 is the Second Generation of the AR.Drones with smaller size and lighter weight (about 380 Grams) compared to the first Generation. This drone has a Built-in HD Camera with 92 Degrees Wide Angle Lens which is optimized for High Quality Video Recordings.
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 has 4 motors with max speed of 25 mph, two 1.000mAh Batteries that can provide up to 36 minutes of Flight Time.
One of the best features of this Drone is the Multi-Player option: you can race with other Similar drones using AR.Pursuit feature (only available for the IOS platforms), which can be lot of fun with family or friends.
# 6 : DJI Phantom 3 Professional
The DJI Phantom 3 is considered as one of the Top Best Camera Drones, with a 12 MP HD Camera capable of recording up to 60 FPS in full HD Resolutions. There is a second version for more Professional Photography which can record 4K Videos up to 30 FPS but it is more expensive.
The Weight of this Phantom 3 is about 1.28 Kg and it has a 4.480mAh Battery that can last up to 23 minutes of Flight Time. The 4 rotors generate enough power to reach max speed of 35 MPH.
The main feature that makes this drone unique is the Complete Easy Control: you can set Way-points, specific Altitudes or even order the drone to go Home Automatically.
# 5 : Lily Camera Drones (Pre-order now)
Even though this Lily Camera Drone is not released yet (scheduled in Summer 2016) , still the pre-orders that reached over 35 millions number so far is quite interesting to include it in the Top 10 List.
The Lily Camera Drone has a 12 MP Water-Proof HD Camera which can record Videos up to 60 FPS, also can record in Slow Motion mode up to 30 FPS. The Digital Gimballing technology provides smooth and Sharp images.
You may wonder what makes this Drone so special? well it is the No Remote Control feature: you just need to launch the Lily Camera in the Air and the Tracking GPS will do the rest, they say that you can throw this Drone in the river and it will catch you up soon without any Flight Control System.
The Lily Camera is available to Pr-Order Online Now in the United States for 600$, check this link if you want to pre-order: https://www.lily.camera/ .
# 4 : Horizon Blade Nano QX
As its name suggests, the Blade Nano QS is one of the Smallest Drones in the Market which is built from a Light-weight and Flexible Plastic to make it very light (only 18 Grams). This drone is mainly used for Fun and tricks.
The Nano QX Quadcopter is equipped with strong and durable plastic bumpers to protect it from scrapes and bangs. This little Drone can be used Indoor safely as it has the SAFE ( Sensor Assisted Flight Envelop) which makes the drone stable up in the air even when you lose the control and it will bring it back home safe. The Blade Nano QX has a 150mAh Battery which allows around 7 minutes of flight time.
There is another Mode which is the Agility mode wherein you have more control, especially for advanced users.
# 3 : Syma X5 Explorer
There are 2 versions: the SYMA X5 with no Camera just for Fun and the X5S with a 2 MP Camera to take photos and videos. Both Drones are built for Beginners who have no Experience with Flight Controls as they have 6-Axis Gyro Stabilizer and also the “3D Lock” option in order to make it very easy to control.
The SYMA X5 has a 500mAh Battery that allows up to 7 minutes of Flight Time and 4 Flashing Lights under the rotors that will flash when the battery is running low, giving you enough time to land the Drone safely.
One of the best features of this SYMA drone is the “3D Eversion” button. That button allows you to perform cool 360° Rolls and Stunts automatically, which adds lot of fun to this cheap Drone.
# 2 : Air Hogs Helix X4
The Air Hogs Helix X4 is a unique Quadcopter mainly built for Fun and Beginners. This drone is known for its super durability as it has an Exoframe Desing that covers the 4 propellers, the soft plastic body will prevent damage to both your Drone and Property.
The Battery allows up to 8 minutes of Flight time and it is connected to the LEDs in front of the Drone which will flash Red and Yellow to remind you of the Battery Status.
This Air Hogs Drone has a “Stunt” button allowing the drone to perform Barrel Rolls or 180° Flips, also there is a range of different tricks you can perform and they are randomly picked.
There are 2 Systems to choose from: the Novice mode for the first time experience learning, and the Expert mode which gives access to more speed and wider range of tricks and Stunts.
# 1 : Turbo Ace Matrix (Currently Out of Stock)
The Turbo Ace Matrix is the number 1 Drone so far for many reasons: First of all this Drone is a Dynamic Drone which means you can modify it (using the On-Board Autopilot) from a basic light flying drone to a Professional drone for High Photography ends. This Turbo Ace Drone is made of Carbon fiber and Aluminum components, it is capable of recording videos at speeds in exceed of 60 MPH and 18.000 feet Altitude.
You can choose also which type of Camera: GoPro or DSLR and both are mounted on an Auto-Stabilized Gyro based Gimbal which makes the camera very stable and results in very sharp and smooth footage.
Finally, the Turbo Ace Matrix -as its name implies- has very powerful motors, and the Battery provides up to 3 times Flight time compared to other small Camera Drones. That is quite reasonable that this Turbo Ace Matrix is the number 1 in this Top 10 Best Drones article.