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What is the best mini/nano drone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Maverick81, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Maverick81

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    What is the best mini/nano drone preferably with FPV/cam but not a must? Really just want something to fly around the house with my baby boy!


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  2. J Dot

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    Hello,
    You'll get many opinions with this thread.

    But I like this one ( no FPV, but does have a camera, it is like $70 us from ( banggood.com )

    WlToys V222

    Look it up, it is cheap, flies GREAT, parts are cheap, super easy to work on or fix, and there are several SWEET attachments.
    1) water canon ( shoots a stream of water from bird
    2) bubble blower ( self explanatory )
    3) missle gattling gun
    4) hook and basket ( hook goes up-down to pick stuff up )
    5) projector
    6) camera w/ sd card
    Ect, attachments are like $7 each

    I learned on one, now have 3 of them, 6 axis gyro.

    Just a suggestion!

    Good luck
    J Dot

    Ps/ wanted to add if you buy it with missle launcher, BUY EXTRA MISSLES! Lol shoots 6 at a time, and they fly everywhere!
     
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  3. DroneDestination

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    Any variant of the Hubsan X4!

    There is a basic one ($30-40), several different resolution cameras ($50-80), and a few real-time FPV models ($110+).
    Great little quad, super-maneuverable and has replaceable cheap batteries.
     
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  4. RedHotPoker

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    Check my SIG. ;-)

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  5. Maverick81

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    ???...


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  6. RedHotPoker

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    Was that too difficult for you to read? ;-) I'm not sure what the question is... Anyway, if you are completely new to this hobby:
    Blade mQX
    Heli-Max 1SQ
    Traxxas QR-1

    So Yes three Q's, for the three ???. ;-)

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  7. Maverick81

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    must be a newbie thing because i was completely lost when you wrote check my SIG... still don't get it but thanks anyway lol


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    Check his signature at the bottom of his post. (It is somewhat like learning a new language, ain't it)
     
  9. Maverick81

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    so.... what does redhotpoker have to do with my question in this thread?


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  10. fordruid

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    His signature lists several good drones that might fit your need.
     
  11. Maverick81

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    gotchya thanks! lol yeah i would have never guessed


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  13. DroneDestination

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    BTW the Traxxas QR-1 is just a rebranded Hubsan X4, compare the bodies and controllers... lol
     
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    Or the other way around... I Think the Traxxas was released first.
    Anyway, if you buy a train car full, you can have your own name on them... Hahaha There were three or four mini models that had that exact same design. "Great Hobbies", carry Traxxas.
    I bought a toaster in Eatons once, and there were two on the shelf, they looked identical, except the leaver to push down the toast were different colours and the brand names were too. I bought the cheaper priced one. ;-)

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  15. Maverick81

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    which do you like best out of the 3? Which ones battery lasts the longest?


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  16. Maverick81

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    Ended up going with this one. Hope it's decent. It has the FPV on cell phone feature which i liked and its really small. Thanks for all the other suggestions!

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  17. RedHotPoker

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    Glad you have it all sorted out. Batteries in these micro drones, are not for a long term flight plan. ;-)
    You might get three or four happy minutes, before the lights blink, or it simply lands. Buy several batteries, for extended fun... Haha

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    Protocol has lots.., they are a bit pricy but indistuctable tho lol
     
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    Strongly recommend Blade Nano Qx. Hovers like it had gps, almost unbreakable.
    I have never broken a prop or motor and I fly it every day
     
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    It's not a nano but I would get the Syma. It won't hurt him if it hits him and it's fun and easy to fly.

    I also have the Proto X and the Hubsan nano one and a couple other nanos but my favorite to break out with my little 3.5 year old girl is still the Syma (I have the X5SW, and they make one for like $20 that has crappy FPV). I absolutely love that quad. You can get it for $50. Pound for pound, or I should say dollar for dollar, I don't think there is a more fun drone to fly. So simple and easy to fix if you break motors and stuff. I love it.

    EDIT: I just saw the one you went with. It definitely looks cool and if it's a good one, it's good for the money. Just a heads up, those little ones are not easy to fly IMHO. First just try hovering and move from there. Don't forget trim.

    What was I thinking? You are definitely right. This is the best nano. This thing is so fun and it lands inverted and keeps flying. So awesome.