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Drones have come a long way since they were first invented. But the amazing capabilities you see on the more expensive drones aren’t just on professional models. They’ve trickled down to the recreational models as well.
These drones are smaller in size, but they can come with some pretty advanced features as well (like cameras and FPV capability).
If you’ve been looking for a fun drone that won’t break the bank, this article reviews 10 of the best nano drones for sale in 2017.
You will find cheap nano quadcopters that any pilot can fly and have fun with. These drones are perfect for learning how to fly, building your skills, and having fun.
Scroll down to start from the beginning, or use the table below to get an overview of each nano drone.
UDI U839 Nano
Coolmade FY603 w/ FPV
GoolRC T10 Nano
Eachine E010 Mini
Estes Proto X
Eachine E10WD w/ FPV
SKEYE Pico Drone
The UDI U839 is one of the best nano drones for beginners. First off, it comes with a propeller guard that surrounds the entire quadcopter.
This is the best feature a new pilot can have, because it will help protect your drone and the objects around you from braking. It will also reduce the number of replacement propellers needed.
The controller fits in your hand nicely, and the quad itself is easy to fly. The U839 can do 360 degree flips with the push of a button, and it’s extremely affordable (under $30).
The U839 is a great all-around nano quadcopter.
Looking for a nano drone with a camera? Look no further than the Eachine E10C.
This little guy comes with a 2 megapixel camera. This is the most powerful camera we’ve seen on a nano quadcopter. The drone also comes with 3 different speed modes. These allow you to increase both speed and turn radius as your skills improve.
It can do 360-degree flips in any direction, and it comes with LED lights for flying in low light conditions. The E10C also has a built-in 6 axis gyro to help with stability.
If you’re interested in trying out aerial photography, and you want a fun little flyer, check out the Eachine E10C.
The Cheerson CX-10 is one of the cheapest nano drones available and one of the most fun to fly.
At a size of 4.2cm x 4.2cm x 2cm, it’s great for indoor flying. With its 3 speed levels, the CX-10 can also handle outdoor flight in moderate winds.
It can perform 360 degree flips in either direction, and you can buy a propeller guard to protect it during crashes.
For the money, the Cheerson CX-10 makes building your initial pilot skills very affordable.
Have you ever seen a drone like this before? It’s doubtful, because we hadn’t when we first laid eyes on it.
This is the Coolmade FY603. And it has got far more going for it than just its looks.
Most notably, it’s one of the few nano drones with FPV capability. This allows you to get a first person view of what the drone’s camera is seeing. The drone sends a real time video feed to your mobile device (pictured above).
The quadcopter also comes with altitude hold mode (the drone will hold its altitude so you can focus on the camera), hand launching, multiple speed modes, and a unique propeller guard setup to protect it from almost all angles.
For a drone of this size, the FY603 packs in a ton of great features.
The GoolRC T10 Nano is a fun cheap nano quadcopter. And it comes with a surprising amount of features.
First off, it is 7.1 x 3.8 x 3.1 inches in size, so it can be flown indoors no problem. It also comes with headless mode, meaning there is no need to adjust the drone’s position before flying. And with One Key Return you can bring the drone back to you with the push of a button.
The T10 Nano can do 360 degree flips in any direction, has two speed settings, and it comes with a 6-axis gyro flight control system to help with stability.
It also an excellent drone for kids to learn with.
The EACHINE E010 is a fantastic little quad.
For less than $20, it’s one of the cheapest drones you can buy. It also comes with strong propeller guards built into the frame. This helps reduce the impact of crashes when first getting the hang of the controls.
The E010 comes with One Key Course Reversal — with a push of the button the quadcopter returns back to you. But our favorite feature is Compass Mode. In this mode, the drone will change directions as you change the direction of the remote control.
For an inexpensive flying quadcopter, the E010 comes with a nice set of fun features.
At around the size of quarter, the Estes Proto X is one of the smallest drones available. It’s also one of the most purchased drones ever (with over 1,400 people reviewing it on Amazon).
The Proto X is just a simple, fun little quad that’s great for zooming around the house. It’s a great first drone for anyone to have fun with.
The Eachine E10WD comes packed with amazing features:
Put simply, the E10WD is a fantastic all-around drone rig.
This version comes with a built-in camera that can take both photos and videos. The quadcopter comes with 3 speed modes, so as your skills improve you can bump up the speed and turn radius.
It also comes with a low-battery alarm, which is extremely helpful for flying safely and making sure you land before the battery runs out. It comes with LED lights for low light conditions, can do 360 degree flips, and you can launch it from your hand.
The CX-10C is a nice little camera nano drone.
The SKEYE Pico is a great beginner nano quadcopter.
It’s small yet powerful enough to handle moderate outdoor winds with its three speed settings. And it offers trim settings, allowing you to re-stabilize the quadcopter mid-flight if it’s off center.
The SKEYE Pico‘s controller also doubles as a carrying case. It’s an excellent training multirotor.