Top 5 drones for beginner flyers

Dan Westrop
Dan Westrop
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Top 5 cheap drones for the beginner flyer

So you want to get into flying but you are not sure which drone to start with? We have had hands-on action with all the drones below and it’s time to share the information we have collected.

If you have never flew a drone before we would recommend you start with something a bit cheaper until you get the feel of things. You don’t want to go all out and spend thousands only to find out that flying is not for you. Not to mention as a beginner flyer you are more prone to have a crash. Picking a drone for the first time can be a bit of a tricky process, this article should clear up the basics and have you well on your way to buying a beginner drone.

How to pick your drone

When buying your first drone there are a few main factors to take into account, below we will show you what to look out for when making your first purchase.

When looking for a beginner drone speed is not the main factor. However, speed = FUN, it’s good to settle for something in the middle[

Drones are meant for exploring places, find a drone which has a good range even for beginner flyers.

A return to home feature can be very handy for first-time flyers, you might end up paying a little extra but we would say it’s definitely worth it.

Try to find a drone which has a long flight time, especially if you are a beginner. More flight time = more practice! Tip: Buy extra batteries

In most cases the beginner drones do not have an onboard camera, although it is a great feature to have they can bump the price up a fair amount

Crashing your drone can be very scary, we recommend buying something that is strong and made from good plastics. Especially for new flyers

Top tips for the beginner flyers

Operating a drone for the first time can sometimes be quite tricky, to avoid any silly mistakes we will list a few tips you should follow before you take the leash off.

Read the manual: We know it’s tempting to get your drone right out of the box and take it for a fly but don’t. Just spend a few minutes to read through the manual to get the grips of things.

Practice in an open field: Take your time to find a suitable location, find an open field with no obstacles in the way. TIP: longer grass can help stop the impact of a crash. We recommend you stay away from open car parks.

Slow and low: Start off by flying slow and low, you want to get the hang of all the controls before flying any higher.

Check the weather: Make sure to choose the right day when flying, watch out for strong winds, especially if you are flying lighter beginner drones.

The top 5 drones for beginners


Holy Stone F181W


With hands-on action of all the following drones, the Holy Stone F181W has to take first place! It might be a bit more expensive but if you have that little bit extra budget this is a must buy for any beginner.

This is one of the best feature packed drones you can buy for this price, it includes a 720p FPV (First Person View) camera which means you can see a live view of the camera,


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Dan Westrop, founder and Executive Editor for GadgetGang. Loves getting hands-on with the latest tech and only writes true, honest, and unbiased reviews.
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