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Best quad for less than $100?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by REBELimgs, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. REBELimgs

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    After buying a P3P for actually recording with it (it seems like so many bought them to fly for fun), I want something cheap I can just fly for fun.

    I set the bar at $100 because I know I can get out of hand and start justifying adding more and more to the cost so I figured I'd set a limit. I know $100 doesn't buy much but I'd like to hear some recommendations. I've seen so many in amazon but I'd like to hear from some of you guys.
     
  2. dspear237

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    I'm partial to the Syma X5SC and Hubsan X4 myself.
     
  3. REBELimgs

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    The Hubsan is too small. How's the Syma? I've seen it but I Kea how good is it... Relative to the price and others in that range. There are so many.
     
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  5. REBELimgs

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    Well that looks cool.
     
  6. Monte55

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    I have two of them. They are fun. Use brushed motors. Has gyro. Can be had for less than $75 if you search. Amazon has them.
     
  7. REBELimgs

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    What's the significance of motor type?
     
  8. dspear237

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    Syma makes a good quadcopter. Also, you can get a 5-pack of batteries for about $20. It's small enough to fly safely around the house, but large enough to handle a breeze outside. The X5C is cheaper, but the X5SC has a slightly thicker shell; its sturdier. Flight time is about 7 minutes, which is why I'd recommend a 5-pack. I fly mine around the house lately when it's too hot to fly the Phantom outside.
     
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    Syma all day long.. you can get a few of them and fight each other.. they don't really break easily.. you just wipe them off and change the rotors. batteries are cheap... 6-7 minutes each. The camera is technically 1080.. but it is very cheap and bad quality video... it is more for flying for fun.
     
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    Brushed motors have a limited life but are cheap.
     
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    hubsan x4 very durable..when in not flying one of my big ships, im staying sharp with the hubsan!
     
  12. REBELimgs

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    Yeah, I should have added that I don't care for a camera. They're obviously of low quality and just weigh down the quad. Definitely don't need that.