Top 10 Best Drones Under $50 Of 2017

One thing we’ve come to love about drones is how accessible they now are to the masses. What once used to be seen as a professional hobby can now be taken up by practically anyone. The constant progressive innovation with today’s drones have turned them into a commodity we can now afford to buy at all price ranges.

In today’s post, we’ll be focusing on what we feel are the best drones you can buy under $50. From miniature nano-sized drones to drones that light up the sky like never before, we’ve carefully hand-picked some of the most affordable and most favorite drones of early 2017. So sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy what we’ve got in store!

 

10. CHEERSON CX-10Cheerson CX-10 Mini

Here at QuadFlying, we recently discussed the top 10 Cheerson drones for 2017 and it was very apparent as to why the CX-10 has remained as one of the best drones you can buy under $50. For beginners, the Cheerson CX-10 is a near-perfect choice due to its specs, durability, and incredible levels of fun the CX-10 is able to provide.

While there are a number of CX-10 versions to choose from, the CX-10WD is the most advanced of them all due to its WIFI FPV capability. But regardless of which one you choose, the Cheerson CX-10 model is generally one of today’s smallest and most enjoyable drones you can buy at this price range.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 4 to 8 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 40 Meters
  • Charge Time: 30 to 40 Minutes
  • Camera: Available in CX10C, CX-10W, & CX-10WD models

9. HASAKEE MINI

The beautifully looking drone by Hasakee and its superior build quality is one you’ll never forget. Otherwise known as the “Blue Bee,” the drone comes with its own 0.3MP camera capable of taking both images and video. Its 6-axis gyro will give your drone the necessary stability and flexibility while flying, further enhancing its 360-degree continuous flips and rolls.

Its high & low speed option coupled with the amazing headless mode makes the Hasakee Mini a near-perfect drone for beginners under $50. With only a 40-minute charge time, 5 to 7 minutes of flight, and an ability to reach up to 50 meters in transmission, the Hasakee Mini easily makes this years top 10 list.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 5 to 7 Minutes
  • Flying Distance:  30 to 50 Meters
  • Charge Time: 40 Minutes
  • Camera: 0.3MP

8. TARANTULA X6

Tarantula X6 (Under $50)No other drone looks as ready to take on the skies than the Tarantula X6. With up to 10 minutes in flight time and amazingly strong wind resistance and stability, the Tarantula X6 should not be overlooked.

It is sleek and beautiful on almost every level and although, you can expect a longer charge time, the X6 is by far one of the fastest drones you can fly on this list. It’s also more fragile, which is why its recommended you have some experience flying drones if you intend on going with the X6.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 5 to 7 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 100 Meters
  • Charge Time: 60 Minutes
  • Camera: No

7. UFO 3000

UFO 3000 (Under $50)If you find yourself with an admiration for ultra-bright LED lights, than the UFO 3000 will fascinate you. This drones amazing appeal is derived from its very lively and energetic lighting, which surrounds each one of its 4 propellers.

This beautifully visible drone can last up to 9 minutes in the air and is capable of both a low and high speed mode. Its light-weight nature further helps to accelerate its top speeds, but unfortunately compromises the drones overall durability.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 5 to 7 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 30 Meters
  • Charge Time: 90 Minutes
  • Camera: No

6. SKY VIPER S1700

Sky Viper S1700 (Under $50)If you love performing tricks, then you’re going to love the Sky Viper S1700. It’s an amazingly fast and agile quadcopter that can reach up to 20 MPH in speed and allow you to perform more kinds of tricks than any other drone on this list. From barrel rolls, flips, spins, and more, the Sky Viper allows you to perform 8 tricks in total.

If you’re looking for a drone you can show off to your friends with, the Sky Viper might be the one for you. Providing nearly 10 minutes and more in flight time, and features like auto launch, land, and hover, it’s easy to see why this light-framed quadcopter is moving up the ranks as one of this years best-sellers.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 10 to 15 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 30 Meters
  • Charge Time: 60 Minutes
  • Camera: No

 

 

5. GOOLRC T6

Looking for a drone that can survive in water? Try the T6 drone, which has more features than you could possibly expect at this price point. Not only is the T6 waterproof, but includes a headless mode for beginners, as well as a one key return for whenever you need your quadcopter to come flying back to you.

Its got a very stable flight system and might just be one of the most durable and reliable drones on this list. But if there is one aspect that stands out most about the T6, it’s the drones wonderfully professional and beautiful appeal.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 8 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 80 Meters
  • Charge Time: 60 Minutes
  • Camera: No, but can be attached.

 

4. RC STUNT DRONE

RC Stunt Drone (Under $50)Perfect for both indoor and outdoor flight, this drones outstanding level of design and construction allows it to surpass many other drones at this price range.

Despite a somewhat low 50 foot transmission range, the RC Stunt is the perfect drone for those looking to perform amazing 360-degree tricks, which is illuminated by its bright LED lights.

The drone does not include a camera however, and that’s all due to the fact this drone was made for your pure enjoyment. With 5 to 8 minutes of flight time and a relatively low 60 minute charge time, the RC stunt drone is plenty of fun to fly.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 6 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 20 Meters
  • Charge Time: 60 Minutes
  • Camera: No

3. UDI U818A

UDI U818A (Under $50)Despite its similarities in appearance and design to the RC Stunt Drone, the UDI U818A differs in many respects. Its a drone I consider to be superior due to its inclusion of a camera and a much longer flight time.

Lasting up to 9 minutes in the air, the drone requires almost double the charge time than the RC Stunt. The U818A’s longer flight time comes from its higher capacity powered battery, thus requiring a longer charge time.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 7 to 9 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 30 Meters
  • Charge Time: 120 Minutes
  • Camera: Yes

2. SYMA X5C

Syma X5C Drone (Under $50)Equipped with an HD camera and an ability to be flown both indoors and outdoors, the X5C is another one of today’s most popular drones under $50. Despite its bland outward appearance, the X5C’s illuminating LED lights will surprise you.

Its strong wind resistant nature and ability to be flown up to 7 minutes at a time places the X5C high on our list.

This popular and highly renowned drone will give you a flying experience, most other drones on this list is not capable of due to its longer than average transmission range and HD camera capabilities. The only drawback of the X5C is the lack of a headless mode option.

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 7 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 100 Meters
  • Charge Time: 100 Minutes
  • Camera: 0.3MP

1. HOLY STONE HS170

Holy Stone HS170 ReviewEasily taking the top spot of our list is the HS170 Predator Mini. Standing as one of Holy Stone’s latest and finest quadcopter, the HS170 has become one of this years most popular drones.

It’s beautiful in many respects, but its the amazing specs and easy to fly nature of the HS170 that makes it the amazing drone that it is. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, the HS170 is inclusive of 3 speed modes that you can master and a headless mode for beginners. The HS170 truly comes with everything you could expect for a drone under $50!

Specs:

  • Flying Time: 7 Minutes
  • Flying Distance: 50 Meters
  • Charge Time: 60 to 80 Minutes
  • Camera: No

 

Which one of these drones under $50 is your favorite and why? We would love to hear them. Please leave all comments and questions down below!

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