If you’re buying your first quadcopter, you may be overwhelmed by the choices. With each model being built using a different design and approach along with unique features, it often feels like comparing apples with oranges. In order to help you find the best drone for you at a great price, we’ve combed the internet to find not only the cheapest quadcopter, but the absolute best drone deals.
Hottest drone deals & promo codes for April 2018
Chinese retailers like Banggood, Gearbest, Geekbuying and HobbyWOW almost always have plenty of drone deals. With the right offer you’ll be able to pick up a DJI machine with 4K camera for around $869 instead of $1099, for example. Not bad!
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1. DJI Mavic Air, now only $869.99 with remote controller and flight battery
Type: Cruising | Skills: Intermediate | Camera: 4K with 3-axis gimbal | FPV: WiFi | Flight time: 21 minutes | Features: 3-Directional Environment Sensing, SmartCapture, ActiveTrack and QuickShots | Package: RTF
The Mavic Air is DJI’s smallest 4K drone. As size and features is located between the Mavic Pro and the DJI Spark. It became quickly popular due to its good image quality and portability. Personalty, I’m seriously thinking to switch from the Phantom series to a Mavic drone. They are just perfect for every day usage.
Currently, you can find the DJI Mavic Air in multiple package combinations. From basic RTF package to Fly More Combo in bundle with DJI Goggles. You can also opt for 3 different colors (Arctic White, Onyx Black or Flame Red) View deal
2. Xiaomi Mi drone with 20% off (both 1080p and 4K camera versions)
Type: Aerial filming | Skills: Intermediate | Camera: 4K or 1080P | FPV: WiFi | Flight time: 27 minutes | Features: GPS, Way-points flight, No-fly zones and Circle hovering | Package: RTF
Xiaomi claims their Mi drone to be an easy to learn and very safe WIFI FPV quadcopter. In order to make things easier for beginners, its controller has a dedicated button for take off and landing.
According to the raw specs, the Xiaomi MI can spend up to 27 minutes in air with one time full charging. Of course this can be less if you fly fast with mounted propeller protectors. Anyway, its average flight time is still pretty impressive for a 4K drone under $500.
The Xiaomi Mi is available with two type of cameras (Ultra HD 4K or Full HD 1080P).
3. Eachine M80S RTF, now only 94.99 with 3 batteries
Type: FPV | Skills: All kind | Camera: 600TVL | FPV: 5.8G | Flight time: 6 minutes | Features: Altitude hold, Anti-Turtle, Acro and Angle flight modes | Package: RTF
Our pick from the many micro FPV drone deals is the Eachine M80S. It features the same time Altitude hold, Angle and Acro flight modes. From newbies to advanced pilots, all can have fun playing with this little quadcopter.
Thanks to the large propeller protectors it is safe for indoor indoor flights. Measuring just 100 x 100 x 50 mm, it easily fits into your pocket.
According to the specs, with a fully charged battery you can have up to 6 minutes of play time. Eachine advertises their M80S quadcopter with one, two or three flight batteries.
4. Eachine QX90C, now during April’s drone sales is only $62.99 in bundle with FrSky radio receiver
Type: FPV | Skills: Intermediate and Advanced | Camera: 600TVL | FPV: 5.8G | Flight time: 5 minutes | Features: BetaFlight firmware, Acro, Horizon and Angle flight modes | Package: BNF
The QX90C is a small, brushed FPV quadcopter with fully programmable flight controller. It comes by default with the popular BetaFlight firmware.
In many terms the Eachine QX90C is among the numerous cheap Tiny Whoop clones. It has great power and excellent flight characteristics. In addition to the fact that is great learning drone for pilots looking to step up from toy quads, but not yet ready for larger FPV racing drones, it will definitively satisfy the expectations of more experienced pilots as well.
According to your budget, you can find the QX90C FPV drone in 3 package combinations (Basic, Standard and Fly More Combo)