With advances in technology and engineering, quadcopters have become one of the fascinating playthings (or tools) to hit the market. The typical quadcopter boasts a total of four arms with their comparable propellers and motors. And each opposing set of rotors whirls with one set spinning in a clockwise manner while the other turns in a counter-clockwise direction, in precisely the same way.
Many of them are first generation models which don’t stand up well to the newer versions although there are many quadcopters on the marketplace today. Some have longer flight times than many others; some have a camera while others do not. But the top rated quadcopters are frequently assembled with a very simple layout, making them simple to construct and fix. Likewise, the price of mending crashed quadcopters is much more affordable than that of other elaborate UAVs.
Not only are quads taken for leisure activities, however, they are also adopted for commercial purposes, along with for military and law enforcement use, making them perfect for a broad range of consumers.
We show you a quick list of our top 5 for 2017:
For customers in search of a futuristic design and excellent camera all in one, the UDI U818A revealed above is just the right option. Unlike other versions, this craft features a 6 AXIS GYRO with an integrated design that ensures precise positioning of the aircraft and bearing control. Flying is made easier and longer (up to 30 meters) as a result of the integration of high capacity batteries and efficient motors.
Devotees love it since it’s long-lasting, flies rather quickly and even does flips! The onboard 640×480 camera also sports white balance and decent color for regular use.
Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Station 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter
This version sports a durable one-piece main framework, complemented by a 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity, which makes it ideal for both indoor and outside use. Moreover, its overall equilibrium promotes ease of use.
Other specific attributes comprise a full four-channel 2.4Ghz control and a high capacity LiPO battery that drives four powerful coreless motors. A USB charger is used for recharging the LiPO battery.
DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone
We are stepping up the cost and functionality with this specific quad. This craft is by far one of the very impressive when it comes to design and performance. A high-definition GoPro camera comes with this quadcopter to film the action below from a bird’s eye view.
Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Quadricopter
This innovative quad is intended to work smoothly with Android device, and your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, making it appropriate for a broad range of users who own these gadgets. Furthermore, using simple devices to control this quadcopter remotely makes it easier for users to master the art of flying this UAV.
RC pilots may enjoy the delight of getting HD live video streaming to their tablet or smart phones while the Parrot AR Drone is in full flight. The bundle carries a unique that allows for fast sharing of photos and videos with friends. Another significant characteristic is the autopilot mechanism that reduces the total pressure and concentration level needed to steer this quadcopter.
DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Incorporated FPV Camcorder
As the name implies, this UAV is fitted with a 14MP camera with 1080p High Definition video recording on a micro SD card with Wi-Fi streaming of video and telemetry to a free Vision program which can be controlled using Android and iOS devices.
A Final Word
This review can help you make an educated choice on your next RC aircraft purchase. Any among these quads would be a reliable addition to your flying group or just a beginner machine for newbies. Certainly, I’d recommend the lower priced UDI or Hubsan for first-timers, thus in case of a deadly crash, a sizable amount of cash is not lost! No matter your option. Happy flying!