Top Quadcopters for Beginners in 2016


We made a list of some of the best quadcopters to buy in 2016. For 11.11 promotion from november 9th to 15th there will be some great discounts at Gearbest. I will show you some of my favorite drones that you can get from Gearbest and their discounted prices for 11.11.

1.JJRC H36

image003Link: JJRC H36

Price:$12.99   (original price:$17.99)

It is a surprising drone considering its price.  It’s a super small drone that is durable and has great speed and it turns and handles great. This is a great drone for indoor flying especially when there is bad weather.

2.4GHz control system: Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal

360-degree flip: The quadcopter will flip forward / backward / leftward / rightward according to your instructions

6 axis gyro: Provides the best stability during indoor and outdoor flight

Colorful LED light: The drone will shine in the darkness, shows you the right flying direction and gives you a special look

Super mini design: Easy to carry, takes it into your pocket and enjoys flight anywhere anytime

Tumbling skill: It can realize 3D tumbling in four directions with colorful LED lights

Speed switch: High-low speed modes can be changed by the transmitter

Longer propeller usage life: 4 safety guard-protected propellers prevent collision and damage

Available @ Gearbest

2.JJRC H31

image005Link: JJRC H31

Price $24.99     (original price:$34.99)

It’s a larger drone approximately 30×30 cm. Extraordinary waterproof ability enables 50cm depth underwater, while built-in LEDs are perfect for flying in the dark. It’s a quick flying super stable drone and is one of the funniest drones to fly because you can fly it right into water! The yaw rate of this drone is super-fast in high rates. This drone is very fast and fin to fly. It also features headless mode and one key return as well but my favorite feature is how quick of a flyer it is!

Waterproof: Enjoy the fun near a pool, lake, river, even drop into the water. Quadcopter’s circuit board supports waterproof function, although quadcopter is submerged in the water, it can work well after picking it up from water
2.4GHz control system: Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal
Headless intelligent orientation control: This feature means that the direction of the drone depends on the user rather than the drone itself
6 axis gyro: Providing the awesome stability during indoor and outdoor flight
LCD display: It shows more details for your convenience to control this quadcopter
360 degrees rotation: Professional cool and excellent flight action
Experience level: For beginner player
Cool: It can flight with deformed propeller
Changeable battery: Easy to charge and replace, enjoy your long flight experience without the worry of battery power shortage
Colorful LED light: Suitable for flying in the dark at night.

Available @ Gearbest

3. JXD 509W

image007Link: JXD 509W
Price: $47.62 (original price:$60.46)

It features altitude hold height control, headless mode and one key return. It is pretty fast and has very smooth almost elegant like flights. This drone has a camera that features an FPV experience using Wi-Fi. You can use your mobile phone to view the FPV experience though the Wi-Fi connection.

Type: Quadcopter,RC Simulators
Features: Barometer Set Height
Motor Type: Brushed Motor
Functions: 3D rollover,Camera,Forward/backward,FPV,Headless Mode,Height Holding,One Key Automatic Return,One Key Landing,One Key Taking Off,Sideward flight,Turn left/right,Up/down,WiFi Connection,With light
Built-in Gyro: Yes

Available @ Gearbest

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4. LiDiRC L15FW


Link: LiDiRC L15FW
Price $28.57 (original price is :$43.42)

It’s a waterproof drone that has good impact resistance. It has good flight characteristics and average speed. Its perfect drone to begin with. It’s a perfect drone to start off with before venturing into more quadcopters.It comes equipped with a 720p Wi-Fi camera. You can record video through the mobile app on your smart device.

– The headless mode allows you to ignore the front of drone because it takes your front as its own.
– With one-key-return function and the built-in identification system, it is facile for you to recall your drone.
3D aerobatic flight can be easily realized, because the UAV can not only roll forward, backward, towards left and right but also do 360-degree rotations.
– The 720P HD FPV transmits in the real time through WiFi. Record every precious moment with your fingertip tapping on your phone.
Amazingly waterproof, it can stand being soaked in the water for 5 hours. However, waterproofness is just a special function. No dropping it into the water on purpose. Staying in water for a long time will affect the metallic parts of the copter and reduce its life span.
– The impressive LED lighting effect at night. Four beautiful LED lights at the bottom shine with dreamy colors.
Adjustable flying speed. Push the speed button, and you can accelerate or slow down according to different surroundings.
Steady flight. The 6-axis gyro system guarantees the steady flight and roll, launch by hand and hovering. It is prominent in wind resistance and equilibrium.
2.4GHz spread spectrum communication. The high-frequency signals feature fast response and anti-interference. The control distance reaches up to 100m.

Available @ Gearbest

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5.JJRC H20

image011Link: JJRC H20

Price: $15.99   (original price:$21.98)

It’s an awesome looking almost mythical styled drone. It’s a small flyer that is stable and has great speed and yaw is super-fast. This drone is a small Hexacopter and for quite some time has been one of the most popular funny looking drones in the Chinese Market. It also has headless mode and one key return as well which is great for beginners.

2.4GHz transmitter power assures about 100 meters control distance.
Adjustment of each trim could help the hexacopter doing left / right / forward / backward adjustments.
With attractive headless model, completely solving pilot “loss of orientation” problems.
3D rollover of H20 was never been said so-so but amazing.
One press automatic return ensure that you can call back your quadcopter without any delay.
It can realize 3D tumbling  in four directions with 4 LED lights.

Available @ Gearbest

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6. Hubsan H501S advanced version

image013Link: Hubsan H501S
Price:$250.59   (original price is:$335.59)

Hubsan H501S X4 is a brand new 5.8G FPV drone with brushless motors. It’s a quadcopter with a lot of advanced features, like a 1080p HD camera, GPS and sensors that allow the Automatic Return to Home, the Altitude Mode, the Follow Me mode. It can reach 300m and has a pretty good flight time of 18-20 minutes. It also have a 5.8G FPV Real-time Video Transmission, to watch live what the drone is seeing and recording directly on the RC.
This is the ADVANCED VERSION, with an advanced RC control, with longer control distance.

5.8G FPV Real-time Video Transmission:
Share the videos and photos to the 3.7 inch LCD display at anytime anywhere

1080P HD Camera:
You can use it to capture specific details and findings as you like. Record the wonderful moment in your life

Available @ Gearbest

Full review:


image016Link: JJRC H11WH

Price:$53.60 (original price is:$71.00)

It uses altitude hold height control. It’s a very tough drone with very good flight capabilities making it perfect for beginner quadcopter pilots. It also has an FPV camera that uses Wi-Fi. It allows you to see what the drone records right from you mobile phone through the App. You can even fly the drone through the App on your phone!

Air press eight hold: Improves the stability of flight and aerial photography and video recording performance.
WiFi FPV system: Allows real time image transmission when you connect your quadcopter and phone via WiFi.
HD camera: Capture and record every beautiful and unforgettable moment with high quality.
360-degree rollover function: Makes your aircraft turning around and around like an excited bird, let’s enjoy more fun of rolling ( this function is not available when flying with camera ).
Headless mode: Completely solves pilot “loss of orientation” problems.
One key reset: You can only press one key to reset your quadcopter if it deviates the original way because of the complex operation.
One press automatic return: Ensures that you can call back your quadcopter without any delay.
6 axis gyro chip: Providing best stability during indoor and outdoor flight.
2.4GHz control system: Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal.

Available @ Gearbest

Full review:

8.XK X251

image020Link: XK X251
Price: $106.64 after coupon:rc18off   (original price:129.99)

This is one of my favorite quadcopters to date. It’s a drone that has impressed me from day one right out of the box, it’s super-fast and I mean FAST! Yet it’s very easy to fly and handles like a dream. This drone can fly about 300 meters and you can also get a 5.8 GHZ FPV kit for it to really turn it into a great drone racing beginner kit.

XK X251 is a budget quadcopter drone, very light with a weight of just 205g that can easily perform many 3D evolutions and can fly safely even in interiors. This is a new brushless model from the deluxe division of WLtoys. Both are racer and have Futaba based radio protocol. The X252 also includes a 5.8G FPV kit.

X251 has brushless motors, it means they are more reliable and durable. It’s really fast and can reach 21m/s. It features a 6 axis gyro that allows strong stability, stronger wind resistance, easier control. It has a 3K carbon fiber arm and landing gear, for better intensity and lighter weight. Can be mounted a 5.8GHz 720P HD miniature camera, video and real-time image transmission (optional). 4 Channel RC which can do ascend, descend, forward, backward, left sideward fly, right sideward fly. It is compatible with FUTABA S-FHSS communication protocol. It met my expectations and beyond!

Get it on Gearbest

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These are all incredible opportunities. With a wide range of options you can choose what will suite your wants and needs. Have fun and start flying!

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