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Posted: 4/18/2016 12:02:23 AM EDT
Was perusing Amazon and would like to snag one to tinker with and see if I enjoy it.

Any recommendations on a sub 100 dollar drone?

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 12:54:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 1:10:48 AM EDT
If you mean quadcopter, then I have also been looking.

I bought a Cheerson CX-10 based on good reviews.  Was cheap, 16 bucks, but terrible to fly.  VERY SMALL!!!!  I thought that I just had to learn how to fly it.  I never really did.  Was very sensitive to any wind b/c of its size.  Battery life fairly terrible b/c it was so small.  

Second one was this:  U818A-1

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It is 100x easier to fly.  It has a fast/slow mode so you can learn on slow then transition to fast speeds.  Comes with 2 batteries.  They last about 7-10 minutes.  USB charger.  Has a camera built into the drone, records to a micro SD.  Decent camera, nothing spectacular.  Can take stills and video.  Weighs 0.26 pounds.  Very light, so that if it falls, it basically just bounces.  I haven't even replaced the propellers at all, although it does come with extras.

Is great fun.  Would definitely recommend.  I even took it to church and let the youth group play with it some.  It is still in one piece and has handled some rough falls.  

Link Posted: 4/18/2016 1:13:59 AM EDT
A freakin drone for under $100.

It's crazy to think about not only what awesome stuff we'll have in 10-20 years, but how relatively cheap it'll be.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 3:31:40 AM EDT
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A freakin drone for under $100.

It's crazy to think about not only what awesome stuff we'll have in 10-20 years, but how relatively cheap it'll be.
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They'll be banned by then.

Link Posted: 4/18/2016 3:29:23 PM EDT
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If you mean quadcopter, then I have also been looking.

I bought a Cheerson CX-10 based on good reviews.  Was cheap, 16 bucks, but terrible to fly.  VERY SMALL!!!!  I thought that I just had to learn how to fly it.  I never really did.  Was very sensitive to any wind b/c of its size.  Battery life fairly terrible b/c it was so small.  

Second one was this:  U818A-1

link

It is 100x easier to fly.  It has a fast/slow mode so you can learn on slow then transition to fast speeds.  Comes with 2 batteries.  They last about 7-10 minutes.  USB charger.  Has a camera built into the drone, records to a micro SD.  Decent camera, nothing spectacular.  Can take stills and video.  Weighs 0.26 pounds.  Very light, so that if it falls, it basically just bounces.  I haven't even replaced the propellers at all, although it does come with extras.

Is great fun.  Would definitely recommend.  I even took it to church and let the youth group play with it some.  It is still in one piece and has handled some rough falls.  

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Ordered.  Thank you.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 3:35:34 PM EDT
Blade nano qx are really great, can buy parts at local hobbytowns, have easy and advanced modes and can be bought with fpv cameras. I have two and love them
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 3:38:29 PM EDT
Syma x8
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 3:40:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 3:43:32 PM EDT
$38.95 free shipping with prime. Flies great and has a camera for some fun.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:29:07 PM EDT
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Ordered.  Thank you.
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If you mean quadcopter, then I have also been looking.

I bought a Cheerson CX-10 based on good reviews.  Was cheap, 16 bucks, but terrible to fly.  VERY SMALL!!!!  I thought that I just had to learn how to fly it.  I never really did.  Was very sensitive to any wind b/c of its size.  Battery life fairly terrible b/c it was so small.  

Second one was this:  U818A-1

link

It is 100x easier to fly.  It has a fast/slow mode so you can learn on slow then transition to fast speeds.  Comes with 2 batteries.  They last about 7-10 minutes.  USB charger.  Has a camera built into the drone, records to a micro SD.  Decent camera, nothing spectacular.  Can take stills and video.  Weighs 0.26 pounds.  Very light, so that if it falls, it basically just bounces.  I haven't even replaced the propellers at all, although it does come with extras.

Is great fun.  Would definitely recommend.  I even took it to church and let the youth group play with it some.  It is still in one piece and has handled some rough falls.  




Ordered.  Thank you.


Let us know how you like it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 1:05:35 AM EDT
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