It is recommended that, when you first stating to learn to fly the drone, use cheap practice drone. It is not recommend using expensive drone such as DJI Phantom which will cost over $1000.
Following drones are under $100. They are perfect drone for you to practice when you first starting out. Of course, you cannot expect these models to perform like DJI drones. But, you’ll be surprise that they are still uniquely good for its price. They have many of the features that expensive drones have.
NOTE: The drone price as of Jun 2018.
Holy Stone HS110D – $75
Holy Stone HS110D is equipped with 1080P 120° wide lens HD Camera. You can capture memorable moments with distortion-free and view images on your phone from the wide-angel lens.
Holy Stone HS110D is perfect drone for beginners, kids, starters, or newbies. You can focus on shooting images as the drone suspend in mid-air with locked altitude.
The pilot will feel easier to control, especially when the drone is out of sight, under headless mode while the orientation of the drone is in relation to the pilot.
Through the APP, multiple functions, Voice Control, Gestures Control, Trajectory Flight and Gravity Sensor Control can be activated. Instruct the camera to take photos by gestures of Scissor and videos by Paper.
It includes 2 batteries. It can support a 20 Minutes flight which makes it easy to replace battery and safe to charge battery.
SNAPTAIN S5C – $88
SNAPTAIN S5C drone is user-friendly. Simply press one button, it will take off, land or return to your command. It also has Smart voice control, and headless mode feature.
The SNAPTAIN S5C provides video transmission within a range of up to 80m. Edit and upload instantly your videos on Social Media by iPhone or a 1080P video transmission signal up to a scale of 80m, allowing you to fly farther.
Protective Propeller Guards to ensure a safe flight. High quality ABS material to free your worries of a sudden shock or drop.
Altitude-Hold function ensures a steady hover in the air at a certain altitude. Great aerial pictures and videos are feasible thanks to this function. Trajectory Flight function is the newest technology that by drawing a flight course on the touch screen on your smartphone, the drone will fly accordingly.
A built-in G-sensor is designed to allow controlling the drone by adjusting the vertical and horizontal position of your smartphone via the Snaptain Era App downloadable on iOS and Android App market.
SIMREX X900 – $80
SIMREX X900 can hold altitude in the air. You can release the throttle stick and the drone will keep the current height.
SIMREX X900 features one key take off and landing. It is super easy to fly and easy to shoot quality images or videos with 1080p HD camera.
SIMREX X900 features Headless Security Mode. The pilot can fly the drone to any location without worrying about which direction the drone is facing. Help beginner to prevent from losing the direction.
SIMREX X900 is foldable. Bring it anywhere, saves the space.
Flight Range: About 80-120 Meters.
Flight Time: About 12-15 Minutes.
XINGRUI H96 – $95
XINGRUI drone is great for beginner.
Come with 3 drone batteries in the package, your flight time is prolonged up to 60 (20+20+20) minutes.
The XINGRUI drone Equipped with high-quality 1080P HD camera. The 45-degree adjustable camera help you to take extensive wider view and sharper images. you can enjoy the real-time viewing right from your remote control.
Support mobile phone app to transfer the images captured by the aircraft in real time, the camera video is more intuitive, and the experience is better.
It features One-Button tak off and landing Mode, Joystick Remote, Headless Mode, and Altitude Hold
GoolRC Mini S161 – $69
CoolRC drone features 4K HD CAMERA. The high-resolution 4K camera with a 180-degree adjustable angle captures the most beautiful scenery and offers a super sharp image, retaining the most authentic details.
It’s allowed you to take a picture by posing Victory gestures while taking a video by posing Palm gestures which achieves great convenience in photography.
The drone allows you to set the desired flight path with a set of specific points, elevating the flight experience.
The live transmission system gives a high-quality image on a mobile device. The FPV range is up to 80m.
The drone can lock the altitude and position automatically and precisely, allowing you to focus on camera control.
The optical flow precisely brings on a stable hovering for aerial shooting.
AOKESI – $63
AOKESI is easy to operate and great for beginners.
AOKESI drone is equipped with 720P Wide Angle Camera.
AOKESI features Wi-fi based FPV, so you can enjoy the real-time viewing right from your remote control.
It comes with two batteries ensures long flight time. Flight time up to 24 minutes and up.
It features Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Take Off and Landing, and Trajectory flight.
Allow to control the drone through APP with simple Gestures Control , Altitude Hold and Gravity Sensor Control can be activated. You can draw a flight path on the app map interface and control it with gravity mode. It is very easy to use for even beginners.
The complete-cover outer case made by nontoxic soft plastic material perfectly decreases the impact of the falling aircraft Collision and avoids body injury in the course of playing. Wise choose for parents!