Drones or Quadcopters; whatever you call them, they’re the latest toys for grown-ups and they’re going to be sticking around. Technology has brought them even further than 2016 and with that in mind, if you pay peanuts, you’re going to finish up with monkeys. These ‘toys’ aren’t cheap and nor should they be when they produce some of the most stunning aerial video footage ever captured. And because they’re not cheap; some aren’t that seriously expensive either and we’ve done some of the foot work for you. In descending order, we’ve researched 10 of the top 10 best drone GoPros for 2017.
10. MJX X101 RC Quadcopter with Gimbal 2.4 Ghz 6-axis Rc Helicopter Drone with 1.0MP 720p HD FPV Real-Time C4008 Camera Compatible with 3D VR Headset
Affordably priced is this 2.4 Ghz 6-axis Rc Helicopter Drone. Complete with 1.0MP 720p HD FPV Real-Time C4008 Camera Compatible with 3D VR Headset you’re able to view what it views in real time. Using your phone with the forward motion, the drone is very easy to operate. With extra blades, it also comes with a remote that with a feature button, signals the drone to fly back to you. With a quick charge ability, you’ll have a unit that will allow you to become familiar and learn how to operate it.
9. MJX X101 2.4GHz 6 Axis Gyro Large Size RC Helicopter Quadcopter Extra 1 Battery X101 Drone
Another nicely priced unit that comes equipped with a night search light. Built with quality plastic, this drone is a solid model that operates with precise maneuvrability. With trim adjustments and mode selectors, this unit is priced for practice so that it can be used in ‘beginner’ mode and then advanced when the user feels confident. Flies a little further than 100m however, flying time is only about 8 to 10 minutes so it is advised that a secondary battery be on hand. With a nice gimble, there is less shake when taking shots. Equipped with headless mode if you lose direction and have difficulty returning it to you.
8. Holy Stone HS110 FPV Drone with 720P HD Live Video WiFi Camera 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor and Headless Mode Function RTF, Color Black
With a black presentation, this drones is a 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor and Headless Mode Function RTF. Real time video gives you an advantage over some of the other models available which enables aerial video and photographs via your iPhone or Android. With a throttle that releases, the drone hovers making it simple for shooting quality images. Operating the camera and flight on the app makes it simple to use. It also have a home return function bring it back to the pilot which is essential when the drone is out of sight. Priced accordingly and very affordable.
5. DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone with Wifi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Chanel 6 Axis Gyro RTF RC Quadcopter, Compatible with 3D VR Headset
Perfect for the beginner at a price that is nice, this unit comes with Wifi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Chanel 6 Axis Gyro RTF RC Quadcopter, Compatible with 3D VR Headset. Connect to your iPhone and you’ll be in touch with what the drone sees and you’ll get a full on view of the world from above. You’ll get about 8 to 10 minutes of flying time so it is advisable that you have access to a spare battery whilst your spent one is being charged. More accessories are available for this unit that can produce high quality images whilst its flight is stable and accurate.
3. DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro
This is the ‘Lamborghini’. Quality is capital and is equipped with a remote transmitter that is ready to use almost immediately. Propellers are detachable and so is the landing gear, but with 4 double A batteries installed in the remote control, you’re away in the clouds. This unit is exemplary with its high quality images and although Wi-Fi from camera may interfere with the remote, you’ve got a GPS and a fail-safe operating system that can be automatically configured if connection to the transmitter fails. The GPS enables a safe return to pilot function giving more enjoyment for a worry free flight. The craft stops and hovers giving a wide range of control instead of flying off into a tree. Hours of fun are guaranteed and a reminder to have another spare battery on hand is advisable.
2. Chroma Bind-N-Fly Drone with GoPro Ready Camera Mount, Flight Case, and Blade 6300mAh 11.1V LiPo Chroma Battery
One of the most attractive drones ever to appear is the Chroma Flight Ready Drone. Although the investment for this unit is a particularly large one, bear in mind you’re getting top quality. No experience is required for operating this drone which with its steady aerial, produces stunning pictures and videos. However, the GoPro camera is not included and is an accessory after the fact. It’s flight time is about a half hour so it would be well worth investing in a spare battery.
1. EARLY BLACK FRIDAY! Contixo F10++ Quadcopter RC Drone 720P HD Wifi FPV Video Camera Altitude Hold Headless Mode 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6 Axis Gyro 360° Stunts RTH GoPro HERO Action Camera Compatible (F10++
Well priced, this drone is equipped with adjustable gyro sensitivity. It will travel to a distance of 1000 feet and will fly effortlessly up to fifteen minutes. It does not come equipped with GoPro camera, but supports GoPro Hero4 camera and the accessory kit. The drone will barrel roll and sustain mid air hovering. With easy to control modes of adjustment, it comes with 3 gears. Used on uneven as well as level ground, the battery, lithium polymer is light weight giving the unit height capacity as well as ease of maneuvrability.
All the drones included here are well priced and are perfect for beginners. They all lend adoptability and most if not all, are automatically adjustable and a joy to operate.
Whilst they can be can be stopped in mid air where the quadcopter will hover making it perfect for quality pictures and stunning videos, the fun you’ll derive out of your investment will take you through years of enjoyment. As they say, whilst the cost is forgotten, the memory lingers.