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Last Updated: December 2016
As drone technology has evolved, we’ve been able to fit more capabilities into smaller and smaller packages.
We can now squeeze cameras, FPV (first person view) capability, and a bunch of other cool features into these miniature drones.
If you’ve been looking for a fun little flyer, you’re in the right place. This article reviews 15 of the best mini drones for sale.
You will small UAVs that any pilot can fly and have fun with for less than $100. They are great drones for building your skills.
Scroll down to start from the beginning, or use the table below to get a high-level look at each micro drone.
$15 - Check current price
GoolRC T10 Nano
$16 - Check current price
Hubsan X4 (H107C)
$39 - Check current price
TEC.BEAN Pocket Drone
$72 - Check current price
X-Drone Nano 2.0
$23 - Check current price
SKEYE Pico Drone
$49 - Check current price
UDI RC U27
$33 - Check current price
Quadpro Nc5 Nano Quadcopter
$29 - Check current price
Hubsan X4 (H107L)
$39 - Check current price
Holy Stone HS170 Predator
$42 - Check current price
Holy Stone F180C with Camera
$70 - Check current price
DBPOWER X400W FPV Quad
$70 - Check current price
Potensic Quad w/ Camera (FPV)
$61 - Check current price
DBPOWER Hawkeye-I Drone/Car
$80 - Check current price
Blade Nano QX
$109 - Check current price
The Cheerson CX-10 is the penultimate miniature drone. It’s one of the cheapest quadcopters 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. The CX-10 can also handle outdoor flight in moderate winds due to its 3 speed levels.
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 quite affordable.
The GoolRC T10 Nano is one of the least expensive mini quadcopter you can buy. 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.
The Hubsan X4 is widely regarded as one of the best mini drones for beginner pilots.
It’s small enough to fly indoors, but powerful enough to handle moderate wind outdoors. It’s also ridiculously cheap (under $50), as far as drones go.
The X4 is for sale in many versions, but the H107C comes with a camera as its defining feature. It can do 360 degree flips in either direction, and the 6-axis stabilization system helps new pilots get in the air quickly and efficiently.
This quadcopter is a great option for new pilots, and a fun one for more experienced flyers as well.
The TEC.BEAN Pocket Drone is a super cool drone.
This miniature quadcopter comes with a controller that doubles as a carrying case. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, backpack, bag, or anywhere you want to carry it.
It also comes with a propeller guard to protect your drone in crashes, and the Pocket Drone can be charged using a wall outlet or the USB port in your laptop/PC.
The X-Drone Nano 2.0 from 4DCopter comes equipped with a nice set of features.
This RC micro drone comes with three speed settings (low, medium, and fast). You can fly safely indoors on low, then kick it up a few notches to handle outdoor flying.
The X-Drone Nano 2.0 also comes with a handy propeller guard standard, it can do 360 degree flips, and 4DCopter paid specific attention to increasing flight time by giving it a lithium battery to deliver more power.
The SKEYE Pico is a great beginner mini drone.
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 also comes with a camera for taking aerial images, and it’s controller doubles as a carrying case. It’s an excellent training multirotor.
The UDI RC U27 is one of the coolest quadcopters in this list.
It’s the biggest one so far at slightly bigger than your palm. This gave UDI more room to add a bigger battery and stronger motors.
And it’s also one of the only drones that offers inverted flight. With “Inverted Mode” you can fly the quadcopter upside down. This makes it a cool gift and a nice sized drone for beginners.
The Quadpro Nc5 is a sweet minidrone.
It comes with stylish propeller guards to help keep the drone safe during flight, and it comes with LED lights for some fun indoor flying with the lights off.
The drone is small enough to fly comfortably in any indoor setting.
In comparison to the H107C, it does not come with a camera. However, it is the more powerful version and was manufactured to handle a heavier beating. The drone is also a bit more stable.
So if having a camera isn’t a big deal to you, and you want more power and durability, the Hubsan X4 H107L is a reliable choice.
The headless security system lowers the learning curve so that any level of drone pilot can fly it. It’s also powerful enough to be wind resistant outdoors, yet small enough for safe flight indoors. And it has a high top speed for the daredevils out there.
The HS170 Predator‘s three flight modes also mean that as your skills increase, you can continue training with this quadcopter for an extended period of time before upgrading to a new one.
The Holy Stone F180C is an awesome mini drone with a camera for sale.
It comes with a 1280×720 pixel photo/video camera standard, and its controller contains an LED screen for viewing flight telemetry data (like battery percentage).
The F180C also has a solid 15-minute flight time to maximize your sessions. It’s small enough to fly indoors, and big/powerful enough to take videos and pictures outdoors.
For less than $100, the F180C is one of the top small camera drones.
The DBPOWER MJX X400W is a #1 best seller on Amazon, with 4.5 stars and over 200 reviews.
It’s one of the only mini quadcopters with FPV capability. You can connect the drone’s camera to your phone via WiFi and see what your drone sees in real time, via the MJX FPV app. Or you can use your own VR (virtual reality) headset.
The MJX X400W also has a control distance of 100 meters, giving you ample range to get an aerial view of the world around you.
The Potensic Headless FPV Quadcopter is the second drone in this list with FPV capability.
Using the built-in camera, you can get a live feed from the drone’s camera to your smartphone. The controller also comes with a screen that shows you flight data (like battery life) and a phone holder that clips onto the top.
And like the DBPOWER MJX X400W, you can also use your own VR headset to get a first person view experience.
The DBPOWER Hawkeye-I doubles as a micro drone and remote control car.
Using attachments provided by DBPOWER, you can transform your quadcopter into a car for ground control and back into a drone for aerial flight.
The car comes in two forms: 4 wheels for flat ground and 2 big wheels for climbing walls (while engaging the propellers to fly at the same time). This is similar to Parrot’s popular minidrone, the Rolling Spider.
And with a 2MP built-in camera, you can also use the Hawkeye-I to take aerial photos and videos.
The Blade Nano QX is one of the most popular small drones.
It comes with brushed motors that provide a powerful lift, while being smooth enough for newer pilots. The quadcopter also comes with propeller guards standard to help minimize the number of replacement props you may need to buy.
The Blade Nano QX offers two flight modes, Stability and Agility, to switch between depending on your flight preference, and it is priced nicely at under $100.
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