So if you can bump your price range up to 200 from 100 you’re gon na get some things on these drones. That just make them better. First motors a lot of times, they’re going to be brushless brushless motors are more efficient and more powerful. You don’t typically find them on drones that are less than 200. Once you get in that 200 up range, make sure you have brushless motors, also you’re gon na start to get some image stabilization, whether it’s using a gimbal or electronically it’s, going to start to smooth out some of that and we’re not talking about professional grade footage. But it is something you can be proud of if you’re, showing your friends and family, but when you’re spending two hundred dollars instead of four hundred dollars. Again, there are some trade offs, sometimes you’re gon na get some propellers in the shots, specifically up in the corners and some of these companies aren’t known for the quality control. So sometimes you get a really good product and sometimes not so much, but i do think these drones that i’m talking about today are pretty solid and they’re, really good tools to start to learn on now. If you’re thinking about um, you know upgrading in the future. This is a decent place to start so stay tuned. We’Ll talk about my five favorite drones. You can get for less than 200 bucks, Music. All right, let’s start with this guy. This is the zl beast pro max and it is a solid drone.
Actually has a three axis: gimbal pretty decent, now again, not professional grade quality, but pretty good pictures and video. Now the beast pro max here starts at just under 200 and that’s, with this obstacle avoidance sensor now, it’s not really super practical. It kind of keeps it from flying anywhere, so i would save 20 bucks and get this drone without it now has a range of up to 1200 meters. That is our c link really about a quarter of a mile. What you’re gon na get video for and it does have a flight time of about 25 minutes. The video is 4k, but the sensor isn’t fantastic. So you know don’t get caught up in 4k um. You know it’s going to be a good 1080p, more or less. I actually kind of prefer the pictures coming out of this thing rather than the video it does come in a nice carrying case and you get a couple extra goodies when you buy a drone like this overall, the zll is a decent place to start all right. The next one on my list is the femi a3. Now i really like this drone out of xiaomi it’s a little bit older and was definitely more than two hundred dollars when it was released. Now it does have a two axis: gimbal in the third axis is stabilized electronically and it is 1080p but don’t. Let that fool you again. This 1080p is going to be just as good, if not better a lot of the 4k drones in the same price range.
This one, unlike most of the other ones i’m talking about, has its own dedicated video screen it’s, actually an analog video signal which is kind of nice. You can even fly this thing with fat sharks. If you want, plus, you have to worry about bringing your phone along for the ride, it does have a handful of intelligent flight modes and, if you’re thinking about getting this drone, i’d snap it up before they disappear as femi’s kind of focusing on their mini line Of drones, and not this one, which is part of the reason, this thing is less than two hundred dollars: okay, my next drawing list isn’t actually a drone, but if you’re thinking about getting into fpv what i suggest you do, isn’t buy a drone it’s by remote Controller – and this is the radio master tx16s it’s kind of the blinged out version, which you don’t necessarily have to get, but if you want to learn how to fly fpv, the best way to do it is to buy a radio that is solid and works really. Well, this is my favorite i’ve flown a ton of them, and i love this thing plus it’s multi protocol. So you can fly all sorts of different drones with this thing, whether it’s a tiny e010 hubsyn fly sky, fr sky spectrum, you name it. This thing can fly it. You can get a standard, looking one and save a few extra dollars, but make sure you get one with hall sensor: gimbals they’re, just really nice.
Now, after you picked up your radio, find a good, simulator and download it on your computer. I’Ve tried a few fpv free rider, veloster drone, but my favorite is liftoff. I just feel like it’s the most real to life and you can do some customization. There are lots of different tracks. You can fly freestyle racing, all sorts of good stuff, but if you’re thinking about getting an fpv grab a radio get a simulator and get to work that’s the best way to do it, but if you’re like jack, no, i don’t want to fly on a computer. I want a real fpv drone. Then i’d look into one of the beta fpv kits. There are three of them. You can get brushless 65 millimeter, 75 millimeter drones or now they even have a brush motor drone. Uh called the cetus that has optical flow and it’s. Really easy to fly all three of these are good beginner packages. You get the drone, you get the remote, you get the goggles, you get batteries, you get a charger. You can get a case to bring it all with you and they’re all less than 200. So if you’re thinking about getting into flying fpv and you don’t want to go this simulator route, get a tiny whoop, definitely a good place to start and gon na be less than 200 all right. The next drone on my list actually appeared in the under 100. Drone category and it’s the ryze tello, this thing is actually just really nice.
I love this drone. It is what i recommend to most people, yeah it’s 99, still under 200. It has image stabilization, it’s rock solid, steady. This is just a really fun drone to fly. You can program it to fly autonomously. You learn, learn how to code with this it’s a great little drone. Now it is limited in range to you, know, to wi fi connected to your phone, so really like a hundred meters is probably about. As far as you can go, if that on a good day, but it’s still a fun little drone now it is a brushed motor drone. So it isn’t going to be quite as efficient, but you still get about 10 minutes of flight time. Out of one of these things, this is definitely something you might want to consider. Okay, these next two drones – they didn’t quite make the cup but i’m going to talk about it anyway, because i do like them they’re, just not one of my five favorites. This is the zl108 pro or the yan2 and it’s kind of like a mini style drone. It does have brushless motors handful of intelligent flight modes, it’s fun to fly, get a flight time of about 25 minutes and a range of almost half a mile, probably quarter miles a little bit more realistic. Now it does have a gimbal here, but it doesn’t work. Quite as well so it’s not going to be nearly as stable as some of the other drones plus it’s smaller, so it gets tossed around in the wind a little bit.
But if you want something small decent option, a little bit bigger than the telo, this here is a drone that goes by a whole lot of different names, contexto ruku f11, but really it’s made by sjrc. The sjrc f11 pro is a quote. Unquote. 4K drone does have brushless motors intelligent flight modes, just like everything else, it’s, actually very similar to the beast pro that i talked about at the start of this video. The flight time on this thing is going to be about 25 minutes and you get a range of almost half a mile. Again, i think a quarter mile actually for most of these drones is probably about where you’re going to max out. Femi a3 does a little bit better, but not a whole lot. Okay, so the last drone on my list is probably my favorite and i’m kind of cheating a little. This is the mjx bugs 16 pro and right now, it’s 240 dollars, but i do suspect the price on this is going to drop a little bit. So if you can stretch your budget just a little bit, you’re gon na get a full three access. Gimbal electronic image stabilization as well and it’s got a really good 4k camera. Now it is definitely better in terms of camera quality than the other drones on this list. This is a more stable drone. Now the flight time is about 28 minutes and the range again shy of half a mile.
I think this one is actually 600 meters um, but i really do like this drone it’s, probably my favorite mgx product, and i really like a lot of the drones that mjx built. But if i had to stay under 200 i’d actually still choose an mjx drone. As my favorite as the mjx bugs 12., like the bug 16, the bugs 12 is a foldable drone and it doesn’t have a gimbal, but it does have electronic image stabilization and actually does a really good job. Now the specs on the bugs 12 are comparable to the other ones in this price range. Again, i do like the camera a little bit better flight time is about 21 minutes and the range is about 400 500 meters. So, at the end of the day, if your budget is 200, these are all pretty decent options. You know you got to kind of figure out which one you like, which one looks best, which one suits your needs, but there’s also other options out there. Now, if you can find a dji mini that’s used, maybe a spark. I i like those drones, they’re pretty solid. You know i’m, not a big fan of the hubsan xeno, but for 200 bucks. If you can find one of those that’s a deal as well. So there are a lot of good drones out there for about 200 bucks. Now, if you can stretch your budget to three or four hundred dollars, you’re really going to get a better drone right, that’s, just kind of how these things work right, it’s, just out of reach, you got to spend a little bit more money to get a little Bit more quality, but at the end of the day, if you’re, just looking for something to start on, these are all good starter drones.
So what do you guys think? Did i miss something? Is there a drone on this list that i didn’t include, leave it in the comments below and let me know if you like this video, give it a thumbs up, if not thumb it down, tell us what we did wrong and we’ll do better next time now, If you’re thinking about buying any of these products, there are links down below to all of them, gather affiliate links but that’s how you can help support this channel doesn’t cost you anything, but it will help us. We do give away a drone, at least once a month to a lucky, patreon subscriber details on that again in the video description and if you haven’t already check us out on halfchrome.com, where we have more detailed information on all of these drones plus others.