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We are happy to present you our favorite affordable drones on the market. On this page, you will find the top list of the best affordable drones. Any option is available at marketplace, so you can order it in mere minutes.

We considered many things while creating this buying guide. Our team compared price, review score, material, brand, and other specifications of each affordable drones. We think that our list of the best affordable drones is impeccable, but if you know how to improve it — feel free to contact us and share your ideas.

9 Best Affordable Drones of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
5.0
Mini Foldable Rc Drone 1. Mini Foldable Rc Drone (Editor’s Choice)
Put your phone into the vr box or wear vr glasses to experience a different perspective.
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4.5
Hubsan X4 H502e Desire Gps Quadcopter Rc Drone 2. Hubsan X4 H502e Desire Gps Quadcopter Rc Drone
Locks on up to 12 satellites for excellent position locking and tracking.
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4.3
Guardian Drones 3. Guardian Drones (Most Durable)
With 2.4ghz technology, 6 axis gyro system for stability and enabling various flight movements.
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4.3
Altair Aa108 Camera Drone 4. Altair Aa108 Camera Drone
The altair quadcopter is easily piloted & has headless mode, altitude hold & 1-button takeoff & landing.
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3.8
World Tech Toys Elite Raptor HD Gimbal Video Camera 2.4GHz 4.5 Channel RC Quadcopter 5. World Tech Toys Elite Raptor HD Gimbal Video Camera 2.4GHz 4.5 Channel RC Quadcopter
Live-feed lcd screen.
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3.5
Guardian Drones 6. Guardian Drones
This enables you to experience two different ways to fly.
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3.5
Sky Viper 01602 Pro Series Streaming Video Drone 7. Sky Viper 01602 Pro Series Streaming Video Drone
With the all new geo-fencing feature quickly and easily establish a safe perimeter for flying.
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3.3
Skyco Foldable Rc Wifi Fpv Wifi Drone 8. Skyco Foldable Rc Wifi Fpv Wifi Drone
With fantastic light to fly at night, do not need to worry about lost catch for the quadcopter.
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3.3
Ionic Stratus Drone 9. Ionic Stratus Drone
Compatible with all models of go pro hero, this quadcopter comes equipped with the attachment in which you can attach your go pro camera and it supports the headless mode, in which you don’t have to worry about the orientation of the quadcopter when it is flying.
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№ 1. Mini Foldable Rc Drone, Rabing Wifi Fpv Vr Remote Control Drone Rc Quadcopter Helicopter with 720p Hd Camera
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
Rabing BG1601425 1.9 x 1.9 x 1 inches 10.4 ounces
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The 2.4ghz remote control frequency will transfer longer and more hard to be interferenced. Put your phone into the vr box or wear vr glasses to experience a different perspective. A foldable four-axis drone allows you to keep your pocket at all times, ship it from us, only need 3-5 days. Real-time image/video transmission: linking to the drone wifi and begin to control fly and take pictures at same time.

 

 
Pros
A foldable four-axis drone allows you
Real-time image/video transmission
Put your phone in
The 2.4ghz remote control frequency will transfer longer
Cons
It does not have serious flaws.
 

 

 
№ 2. Hubsan X4 H502e Desire Gps Quadcopter Rc Drone W 720p Hp Camera, 4 Channel Transmitter, 6 Axis Quadcopter, Altitude Holding, Auto Return and More
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
HUBSAN H502E 6.5 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches 1.5 pounds
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High performance brushed dc motors providing longer run time and last longer. Built-in 720p hd camera captures sharp and vivid videos and photos. Record moments that you want to remember forever and share those moments in an unforgettable way. Locks on up to 12 satellites for excellent position locking and tracking. Worlds first brushed gps quadcopter – most affordable rc drone that is fully equipped with gps functions and brushed coreless geared dc motors. Fully loaded gps assisted functions: precise satellite positioning, altitude holding, and auto return.

 

 
Pros
High performance brushed dc motors providing longer run time
Built-in 720p hd camera captures sharp
Fully loaded gps assisted functions
Worlds first brushed gps quadcopter
Locks on up
Cons
May be too heavy for some people.
 

 

 
№ 3. Guardian Drones Puma Mini Quadcopter Drone 2.4 Ghz 4 Channels 6 Axis Remote Control Nano Drone
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Guardian Drones 6.1 x 3.4 x 4.3 inches 6.4 ounces
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Leds two color leds so you always know where the front of your guardian is going. Flying time of 4-6 minutes with a charge time of 30-40min. Just recharge the battery and its ready to fly again. Stable flights: with 2.4ghz technology.6 axis gyro system for stability and enabling various flight movements. 3d flips: this drone can perform the 360-degree flip rollovers with one key. You can combo flips if the drone has the right altitude. Fast/slow mode: this enables you to experience two different ways to fly.

 

 
Pros
Stable flights
Fast/slow mode
Flying time
Cons
Was not delivered in time.
 

 

 
№ 4. Altair Aa108 Camera Drone, Rc Quadcopter W 720p Hd Fpv Camera Vr, Headless Mode, Altitude Hold, 3 Skill Modes, Great for Kids and Beginners, Easy Fly Indoor Drone, 2 Batteries
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Altair Aerial 1.65 pounds
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Long range & flight time – 100 meters / up to 10 minutes.720p real time fpv (first person view) great drone for beginners. Also includes advanced remote control technology, no smartphone required, out of range alarm, emergency landing function, and low battery alarm will keep the pilot and your altair drone safe. Premium 720p camera drone w realtime video: the aerial aa108 comes with a 120 degree wide-angle 720p hd camera that takes amazing photos and videos in birds eye view right from your phone. Great christmas drone gift for beginners, kids & all skill levels – 3 flight skill levels: 1 (great drone for kids & beginners).2 mid level.3 advanced, comes with bonus battery for extra flight time.

Easy to fly – the altair quadcopter is easily piloted & has headless mode, altitude hold & 1-button takeoff & landing. This is a great drone with camera for kids, beginners and pro pilots, easy to fly indoors as well. Stable flight & durable construction for long lasting fun. The altair also has custom route modes, use your smartphone to draw a custom flight line on your mobile screen and the drone will fly according to your flight line.

 

 
Pros
Premium 720p camera drone w realtime video
Long range & flight time
Stable flight & durable construction
Easy to fly
Great christmas drone gift
Cons
Has an uncomfortable construction.
 

What is the average warranty period for a affordable drones?

You should consider a affordable drones with a good warranty period to protect yourself from defective products. Purchase from trustworthy dealers with a high rating if you do not want to have any problems with your affordable drones. Most of the manufacturers offer at least a two-year warranty.

 

 
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
World Tech Toys 33836 12.5 x 7.2 x 12.5 inches 8.9 pounds
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Gps positioning; multiple flight modes; return home mode; point of interest mode; 3-axis camera gimbal; smart battery pack; built-in on screen display for lcd screen; 2.4ghz 10 channel transmitter; . Battery requirements: vehicle: 5200mah lipo rechargeable battery (included); transmitter: 6 aa batteries (not included); memory card: 8 gb memory card (not included). Wgt: 2.4lb; propeller: 1045; wheelbase: 390mm; motor: 2212; max asc speed: 7mph; max desc speed: 5mph; max angle inclination: 30 /s; max angle rotation: 60 /s; max horizontal speed (gps mode): 40mph. Camera: still photo res: 4-megapixel; max res: 1920 x 1080; hd video: hd 1080p 30 or 720p 60; wireless video transmission: 5.8ghz; max signal distance (outdoor): 1969ft; micro sd card (not incl).

Live-feed lcd screen; 1080p full hd video; 5.8ghz live feed video; remote control: maximum signal distance (outdoor): 2625ft; working frequency: 2.4ghz.

 

 
Pros
Battery requirements
Live-feed lcd screen
Gps positioning
Cons
Not suitable for long work.
 

 

 
№ 6. Guardian Drones Spectre Quadcopter Drone 2.4 Ghz 4 Channels 6 Axis Remote Control Drone
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Guardian Drones 13.8 ounces
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Stable flights: with 2.4ghz technology.6 axis gyro system for stability and enabling various flight movements. Fast/slow mode: this enables you to experience two different ways to fly. 3d flips: this drone can perform the 360-degree flip rollovers with one key. You can combo flips if the drone has the right altitude. Leds – two color leds so you always know where the front of your guardian is going even at night. Charging time: 60 minutes range: 30-45 meters.

 

 
Pros
Stable flights
Fast/slow mode
Flight time
Cons
The housing looks too cheap despite the price.
The price is not exceptionally high, but there are many cheaper options.
 

 

 
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
2/5
 

Price
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Skyrocket Toys 01721 17 x 17 x 3.2 inches 4.35 pounds
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Experience state-of-the-art flight technology and shoot aerial video like a pro. With the simple press of a button, the v2900 will automatically return and land in the same spot from which you launched. With the all new geo-fencing feature quickly and easily establish a safe perimeter for flying. The v2900 will only fly within the boundary you create. Position lock keeps your drone from slowly drifting away when placed in a stationary hover. Pov flying mode is perfect for beginners. Fly in whatever direction you push the joystick as it relates to you, regardless of which direction the v2900 is actually facing.

 

 
Pros
Pov flying mode is perfect
Experience state-of-the-art flight technology
Cons
Handles may break if you push them too hard.
 

 

 
№ 8. Skyco Foldable Rc Wifi Fpv Wifi Drone Quadcopter with Hd Camera Live Video One-key-return Rft Headless Helicopter Altitude Hold
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
2/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
SkyCo 1.98 pounds
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2.4ghz wide-range frequency for better control and simultaneous flights. Does not require faa drone registration. Ultra-bright led lights around the protective frame, high-capacity li-po battery. With fantastic light to fly at night, do not need to worry about lost catch for the quadcopter. Controlled both cell phone or remote control. Optimum charge time: 30-45 minutes, flight time: 7-9 minutes, flight range: up to 350 feet. Color may vary in red and black colors.

 

 
Pros
Optimum charge time
Does not require faa drone registration
Color may vary in red
With fantastic light
2.4ghz wide-range frequency
Cons
Hard to transport.
 

 

 
№ 9. Ionic Stratus Drone Quadcopter for Gopro with 6-axis Gyro System, One-key Return, Headless Mode, Shock Absorption Cradle Head (silver)(compatible with Hero4)
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Ionic 3.8 pounds
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Please follow these instructions carefully for syncing the remote: place the two extreme left and extreme right keys to either up or down position. Note that both needs to be either up or both needs to be down. The remote won’t sync if one is up and one is down. The ionic s900 quadcopter supports the 1-button 3d roll function – just press that buttom and see the quadcopter perform a 3d roll. Also supports 1-button roll forward and roll back function – details described in the instruction manual that comes with the drone. Ionic stratus drone quadcopter for gopro with 6-axis gyro system, one-key return, headless mode, shock absorption cradle head (silver)(compatible with hero – the first affordable highly versatile 6-axis gyro-system based drone quadcopter capable of carrying a go pro hero camera.

Compatible with all models of go pro hero, this quadcopter comes equipped with the attachment in which you can attach your go pro camera and it supports the headless mode, in which you don’t have to worry about the orientation of the quadcopter when it is flying. It is very easy to get in and out of headless mode while the quadcopter is still flying. Syncing step 2: after following the step above, turn on the control on the remote and pull the throttle stick first up and then down – it should emit a beep sound to confirm syncing. At this point slowly pull the throttle stick up to start the rotors.

 

 
Pros
The ionic s900 quadcopter supports
Ionic stratus drone quadcopter
Syncing step 2
Cons
Looks awful.
 

What to check before buying a new affordable drones?

Before making a purchase, you can use marketplace to find out everything you want to know about any specific affordable drones. We like this marketplace for a good reason: this website has a great interface and a “Compare” feature, which makes the process of finding the best affordable drones a lot easier. Do not forget about user reviews: read them to understand whether the chosen affordable drones is suitable for you.

How much money does a good affordable drones cost?

Obviously, the price of a affordable drones is one the most important factors and you should take it into account. In most cases, the higher the cost the better the quality. Despite that, you need to consider all specification of a affordable drones if you want to get the most value out of your money. Many cheap affordable drones can compete with their more expensive counterparts.

How did you come up with this rating list of the best affordable drones?

Our team had to test hundreds of affordable drones while creating this rating list. We compared models from various manufacturers and picked models with the optimal price to quality ratio. Our team wanted to create the list of affordable drones from every price range that offer the best value. We have managed to do this, which made this buying guide useful for all readers.

What factors did you consider to make the list of the best affordable drones?

Our team took so many factors into account that it is would be impossible to describe every detail. Rest assured we considered every important factor. Cost, housing material, average user score, and many other specifications of each affordable drones were used to make the TOP list of the best products. We did everything possible to help you choose the best affordable drones!

Whether the lifetime warranty for a affordable drones is useful?

The recommended warranty period for any product, including affordable drones, depends on various factors, such as the use frequency, price, materials, and other details. Brands sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the cheapest options come without any protection. We think that the optimal warranty period for a good affordable drones should not be longer than five years.

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