2016 premises amazing drones being released in the market. As any proud drone enthusiast our aim is to always be informed on what the industry has to offer and consequently form our opinion. Today at TechFunology we analyse the Top 5 First Person View (real-time video transmission) drones, suitable to both beginners and experts. Have you ever wondered how it feels to fly a drone while sitting in your couch just looking at the real-time video display? Now it’s possible, for a very affordable price anyone can enrol in this new technological era. Follow us as we take a deeper look into some of the best 5 drones, mini, micro and nano drones for 2016!
5- Cheerson CX-10W
Most likely you already are familiar with Cheerson drones. They have manufactured commercial hits such as the Cheerson CX-20 and the Cheerson CX-10. Following its success, Cheerson, has decided to produce a FPV version of the CX-10 and CX-10C. I present you the recently released CX-10W, a nano drone especially good for indoor flights (also decent in outdoor flights). It uses your Android or iOS device as both controller and monitor. By making use of your device (through a free application which connects via WiFi) Cheerson was able to effectively reduce the cost of CX-10W. Therefore, drone enthusiasts can enjoy an extremely fun and reliable FPV nano drone for a very low price. CX-10W has a control distance of 30 meters and flight time around 5 minutes. Its features include a built-in 0.3MP camera capable of recording in 720 x 576 pixel resolution, Headless Mode (for easier orientation) and One-Key Return (returns to pilot). For more detailed informations of the Cheerson CX-10W please check our review. You can buy it here.
4- WLToys Q242G
WLToysis one of the most active and renowned companies in the RC market. When commercial drones were first introduced WLToys was one of the first companies to accede the low-cost industry. They have recently released Q242G a micro drone with a complete FPV (First person View) package. The 2.4GHz controller remote resembles a gaming remote.It has a built-in live video monitor with a decent transmission working at 5.8 GHz frequency. Q242G has a built-in 2MP camera with good quality, transmission has almost no delay. A very stable flier with a smooth hover. Q242G has a 30 meter range same has Cheerson CX-10W. However it does not have no Headless Mode and One-Key Return. You can buy it here.
3- JJRC H20W
JJRC has been one of the most active companies in the low-cost drone market. H20W is no exception, this is the only hexacopter (6 motors) on our list and with reason to be. H20W live video transmission is done with no delay it is actual real time video. JJRC also saved buyers some money by using pilot’s mobile device as a FPV monitor through a free application available for both Android and iOS. The video display in the mobile’s screen includes an on screen alert that informs pilot when battery runs low. Transmission is done via Wifi. The built-in camera is 2MP and records in 720p resolution. Much like other same price drones on this list this mini hexacopter has a 30 meter range and a flight time between 4 to 6 minutes. JJRC H20W features Headless Mode for easier orientation and a quick responsive One-Key Return (H20W returns back to pilot fairly quickly). You can buy it here.
2- BLADE Glimpse (BLH2200)
Blade is a manufacturer of high-quality RC products. Relatively more expensive than the other drones on this list. BLH2200 also uses pilot’s mobile device (Android or iOS) as a FPV monitor. The 2.4 GHz controller remote (with Spektrum DSMX technology) it has a phone holder for you to attach your phone. This lightweight quadcopter, is very easy to fly and extremely responsive. It has an integrated HD 1MP camera capable of recording video in 720p resolution with good quality. The live video via 480p Wi-Fi transmits to multiple smart-devices. BLH2200 has a control range of 24 meters; the 500mAh 1S Li-Po battery powers up to 8 minutes of flight time. The powerful motors enable great performance flights with very low noise. This quadcopter is viable for both indoor and outdoor.
1- Hubsan X4 H107D+
Hubsan is one of those companies you have probably already heard of. Probably because of the previously version of this quadcopter has been a global success in the market. Following such success Hubsan has upgraded the model. I present you Hubsan X4 H107D+ one of the most promising mini quadcopters in 2016. Hubsan X4 H107D+ has a built-in 2MP camera with a wide angle, great for amazing photographs and video. H107D+ best feature is the Altitude Holder, this feature is more common in high-budget quadcopters, however Hubsan has included in this fairly low price drone (way to go Hubsan!). Altitude Holder allows the drone to maintain height while pilot focus on the videography or photography. Control distance is a good 100 meters (above average for quadcopters of this size) and flight time is around 7 minutes thanks to its 3.7V 520mAh li-po battery with auto cut off safety PCB. Charging time is only 30 minutes. This quadcopter is suitable for all beginners and it’s a great indoor and outdoor flier. You can buy it here.
Do you agree with our Top 5 FPV Mini, Micro and Nano Drones list? What products do you think should be on this list? Are you considering buying one of this amazing drones? Let us know in the comment section below! We at TechFunology are always happy to know your opinion on the matter. Happy flying!