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Phantom 4 Pro
- 30 Minute Flight Time
- 7km Control Range
- 72km/h Flight Speed
- 4K 60fps Video
- 30M Sensor Range
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is engineered for excellence. If you’re looking for a dynamic alpha drone that out-performs its competition, you’ve found it. It takes everything we loved about the Phantom 4, and then gives it a shot of steroids. With integrated DJI-intelligent technology, the Phantom 4 Pro comes with autonomous features like position lock, follow me, active track, draw (new), and return home (the pro optimizes all of these flight modes as well). Its built-in FlightAutonomy system adds various new sensors and increases their range. The new and improved Lightbridge technology also allows for FPV to stream in HD almost double the distance as its predecessor. Along with that, the Phantom 4 Pro comes with two modes; beginner and advanced. It can fly up to 44mph and its smart-tech-guts allows for it to stabilize on its own. Yet, this master of crafting is not only an ace in the skies, but it’s also a highly capable camera. Equipped with a camera that shoots in gorgeous 4k, the Phantom 4 Pro can shoot stills and capture aerial footage for up to thirty minutes at a time (and at 30fps!). They call it the ‘drone anyone can fly on’ and that’s not because it’s the easiest, but the most intelligent. You can even download the DJI application and manage everything right there from a tap of your finger. The Phantom 4 Pro is a staple of sUAV design and performance.
The Phantom 4 makes you a promise: user-friendly, yet sophisticated – highly flight-capable, yet keeping the integrity of its camera. This upper end DJI drone has taken the market by storm. Filled with DJI-intelligent technology, the Phantom 4 is stacked with autonomous elements. From return home, active track, position lock, collision avoidance, and more – this drone is practically autonomous. It has a maximum flight time of twenty eight minutes with a controlled range of 5km. It can fly up to 44mph and has smart-flight-technology that allows it to self-stabilize. Along with that, it comes with two modes; one is a beginner mode meant to assist newbie pilots in the learning process, and the other is for more advanced, comfortable pilots that want complete control and to fly at higher speeds. However – even more so the Phantom 4 is a spectacular camera. It’s equipped with a camera (supported by an integrated gimbal) that can shoot in crystal clear 4k. Paired with the DJI application, you can literally fly and capture aerial footage at the tap of a finger. The Phantom 4 is engineered for performance and usability; it certainly hits its mark.
- 4k capable Ultra HD camera
- FPV livestream at distances up to 1.2miles
- Autonomous Flight Features
- Starlink Application for Mobile Device
- GPS unit integrated
- Incredible Customer Service
- Starpoint Positioning System
The Autel X-Star Premium is the offspring of sophistication and performance. Equipped with a 4k camera that can take stunning videos and 12MP stills, this drone has zero difficulty capturing amazing aerial footage. With its intelligent technology it can livestream FPV in high-definition at distances up to 1.2 miles. Due to satellite-guided navigation and Autel’s Starpoint Positioning System, the X-Star premium has a stomach full of autonomous features: waypoint navigation, mobile tracking, and position lock. It comes with two different flight modes; one to assist beginners learn to pilot and another for advanced pilots who want full control of the drone. Along with the above mentioned features, it also comes with a controller that has a built in LCD display (where the FPV is streamed to). It comes with an integrated GPS unit and you can download their ‘starlink’ application to connect the drone to your mobile device or tablet. It’s intelligent, sleek, and highly capable. The X-Star premium is perfect for both the enthusiast and professional that crave a professional machine that will fly-intelligently, and capture amazing aerial footage.
- Flight time 25-27 mins
- Control range 7km
- Speeds up to 94km/h
- 5.2K/4K Video
- 30m Sensory range
- 1080p Live view
At first we thought the Inspire 1 was the new model of excellence for industrial camera drones. Then came DJI’s Inspire 2; the new and improved Inspire. This beauty hits 60mph in only five seconds. It has a camera that shoots in 5.2k CinemaDNG RAW that’s supported by its own gimbal. It highly optimizes two person operations and has multiple autonomous elements due to integrated DJI-intelligent technology (active tracking, return home, position lock, collision avoidance, and more). Not only that, the soon-to-come Inspire 2 has new features never before seen in this line of drones. One of which that allows the camera to lock onto an object and capture footage regardless of the way the drone is flying (something that usually required a dedicated camera operator to do before – there’s now a dedicated FPV camera and a main camera).Its improved battery allows for it to fly up to thirty minutes. The upgraded Lightbridge technology allows for FPV to livestream at distances over 4 miles. The Inspire 2 is the future of drones. It’s an enthusiasts dream come-to-life and a professional’s best tool. All that, and it’ll be here soon.
Inspire 1 Pro
- 4k Camera with 3-Axis 360 Gimbal
- Comes with remote and lens!
- Ready to fly right out of box!
- Carbon fiber arms retract
- Vision Positioning
- 720p FPV stream
- Over a mile radio range
The DJI Inspire 1 pro is the mix between dynamism and creativity. With the Zenmuse X5, the first ever mirrorless camera designed specifically for aerial photography, the Inspire 1 Pro captures the type of photography we never thought possible. Add that camera to the 3-Axis gimbal which can rotate 360 degrees, then factor in the sleek design of the Inspire 1 pro, the retractable carbon fiber arms, GPS systems, DJI smart-technology, and you have a machine built as the pinnacle of drone photography. Yes, it’s certainly a drone meant for intermediate/professional pilots – but with a stomach full of autonomous components, and the beautiful HD FPV, you won’t have much trouble zipping around and taking crystal clear footage. The DJI Inspire 1 Pro is modern, impressive, and the perfect drone for pilots who want to capture the most beautiful, clear, and advanced aerial photography. The DJI Inspire 1 Pro is waiting for you.
- Flight time of 27 minutes
- Shoots in stunning 4k
- Shoots 12MP Stills
- 3-Axis Gimbal supports and stabilizes camera
- Full of DJI-intelligent autonomous features
- Speeds up to 40mph~
- Sensor-smart technology
The DJI Mavic Pro is an incredible beginner/intermediate drone for those who want to learns the ropes of aerial photography; it has all the specs and features of higher end drones, and yet isn’t as pricy as some of the bigger camera rigs. Equipped with a camera that shoots in gorgeous 4k, capturing high-quality aerial photography will be a breeze. It’s filled with DJI-intelligent technology, means it comes with a list of autonomous features, smart sensors, and self-stabilizing flight-systems. It can fly just under thirty minutes at a time and comes with a 3-axis gimbal that supports/stabilizes the camera. All the while the Mavic Pro can shoot 12MP stills and fly at speeds up to 40mph, transmit up to 4.3 miles, and fly via mobile device (if the correct application is installed). It’s small enough to fold into the size of a water bottle and easily transported. The Mavic Pro is designed to be highly capable in the smallest, sleekest chassis. Not only is it an ace in the skies, but it also takes stunning footage effortlessly. It’s one of our favorite drones to recommend to those who want to learn aerial photography. It’s DJI-intelligent, nimble, fit with an incredible camera, and packs a huge punch for the convenient size.
DJI Phantom 3
- Maker: DJI
- Type: Quadcopter
- Battery: 15.2V 4480 mAh LiPo 4S
- Maximum flight time: 23 minutes
- Transmitter maximum distance: 2000m
- Weight: 1280 grams
- Gimbal: 3-axis DJI Phantom Gimbal
The DJI Phantom 3 is the next installment in the Phantom series from DJI and an impressive aerial vehicle to add to any drone arsenal. The Phantom 3 knocks the Phantom 2 right off its feet. For about the same price you’re getting a far more user-friendly and adept machine. Think of the Phantom 3 as the Phantom 2’s smarter and stronger older brother. DJI did a phenomenal job of improving upon the Phantom 2 and continuing the Phantom’s legacy for being one of the best drones to buy on the market. The transmitter has a lightning cable connector built in, meaning within minutes you can be streaming live HD video onto your iOS device and tapping into your drone’s aerial photography capabilities today. The transmitter also has a multitude of other advancements. There are options for camera and gimbal control, auto-takeoff and landing, and real-time video editing. The transmitter gives you the ability to bookmark parts of your video and access them instantly later. You can literally have a full video edited and ready for posting by the time you are ready to land. One of the most noteworthy improvements of the Phantom 3 is the ability to fly indoors. The Phantom 2 used a GPS system that prevented stabilization indoors. The Phantom 3 now has ultrasonic sensors that keep the drone level. Note: The DJI Phantom 3 has three different versions. Check out our full DJI Phantom 3 Review to choose the right one for your needs.
Walkera QR X350 Pro
- Maker: Walkera
- Battery: 11.1V 5200mAh LiPo
- Frequency: 2.4G
- Full charge flight time: About 25 minutes
- Gimbal: G-2D Brushless Gimbal attached
Usually compared to the Phantom series, the X350 Pro is a top contender in the consumer drone market and a RC multicopter that continues to impress. If you’ve had any experience with the original X350 like us, you’ll remember that it was a wreck. The technical issues made long-term flight nearly impossible and the repair process was horrendous. The X350 Pro did an excellent job in fixing most of the major issues with the original. The battery length is one of our favorite features. You get a lot of flight time with just one charge. We also found that even after a good amount of use, the battery maintains its durability. A lot of pilots complain that their DJI Phantom 2 can’t maintain long levels of flight after using the same battery repeatedly. The QR X350 actually exceeds the Phantom 2 in this sense. Another amazing feature of this drone for sale is the transmitter. It has a built-in GPS that accesses satellites to return home if strays out of range or if its battery does become depleted. One of the major downfalls of this Walkera model is the overall difficult of use. The instructions contain a lot of industry jargon that almost make this a more advanced model than it is. New users find they’re overwhelmed while struggling through the preparation process. Even though this is a ready-to-fly model, it does require some calibration and preparation to fly properly. Keep this in mind before you make your purchase. If you think this might be the right drone for you, check out our full Walkera QR X350 Review to make sure.
The Parrot AR Drone 2.0
- Maker: Parrot
- Camera: HD Camera 720p
- Battery: 1000 mAh
- Full charge flight time: About 15-20 minutes
The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is an excellent choice for intermediates. It’s durable, sleek, and efficient. We’re not saying it has the video or the capabilities of the higher end models, but it does pull its weight when it comes to an overall flight experience and ease of use. One major flaw is the customization on the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is pretty limited. This quadcopter comes ready to fly right out the box. One thing we do particularly like about this Parrot model is the iOS and Android pairing capabilities. This remote control drone for sale doesn’t use a transmitter. The drone can be controlled from any smart device, including a tablet. It even runs Linux and has an open API platform, meaning you can essentially make it do whatever you want. Videos are streamed directly to your mobile device and then can be instantaneously uploaded to any social media channel. Keep in mind that learning to fly on the Parrot AR Drone won’t help you fly other standard drones because you’re not using a transmitter, you’re only controlling it on your phone. Another incredible feature of the Parrot 2.0 is the ultrasonic sensors underneath. They measure height from the ground and keep the drone stabilized at all time. Rather than standard calibration, the Parrot 2.0 uses the ground to maintain its level of flight. Not the best pilot but still looking for the best drone? Check out our full Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Review.
Phantom 2 Vision+
- Weight: 1284 grams
- Gimbal Pitch Control: 0-90 degrees
- Video quality: 14 megapixels/1080p
- Dimensions: 20 x 10 x 14 inches
- Max flight speed: 15 m/s
- Max tilt axis: 35 degrees
- Controller communication distance: 800m
Possibly the most popular drone out there from the most trusted drone manufacturer, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus is for any drone enthusiast looking to capture high-quality and entertaining videos. Everyone in the drone industry has heard of the Phantom 2 series, and for good reason. They’re the best. But why? The DJI Phantom 2 is one of the easiest drones to fly on the market. One of the best features about the DJI Phantom 2 Plus is that it’s actually made by DJI, meaning this one falls under the ‘brand’ pillar. DJI is hands-down leading the race when it comes to innovation in the drone market. They’re working on creating a universal platform, are always updating bugs and glitches, and they even used their software to ban individuals from flying too close to airports after there were security scares in New York City. Another great thing about this model is the amount of information and help on the internet about it. Due to its popularity, a lot of pilots are sharing their experiences and tips on YouTube and other websites. This also means there’s a lot of upgrades available like carrying cases and parts. If you think you’re ready for the best, check out the full DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus Review.
The Blade 350 QX has more than a snazzy name, it’s got some serious power. For the price, you get a powerful piece of equipment that can support a large payload. You also get a drone that has the capabilities to make experts happy, but the features to keep beginners from crashing or hurting themselves. One of our favorite features about the 350 QX is that it has a SAFE mode. This mode prevents the drone from coming within a certain radius of the pilot. Unlike other drones for sale, the 350 QX is incredible for someone with little or no flight experience. While in safe mode the drone uses GPS technology to maintain a steady position in adverse conditions, like high winds. Although this drone has a high level of durability and can take a beating, once it does break it’s virtually impossible to fix. You’ll have to remove the entire body and rebuild the entire thing from scratch. Unless you’re a skilled technician you better hope that your flight skills are good enough to land this guy safely. If you think the Blade is right for you, check out our Blade 350 QX Review.
Parrot Bebop 2 FPV
- Maker: Parrot
- Built-in GPS
- 14 megapixel Full HD 1080p “fisheye” Camera for FPV
- Full charge flight time: About 5-10 minutes
- 25 minute flight time
Parrot is a legendary name in the drone game. We’ve been a huge fan of their Parrot AR Drone 2.0 for some time now, and we finally got our hands on their newest toy. The BeBop is just as fun as its name promises it to be. A stunning design scheme and solid flight physics make this one of our top picks. This drone has a ton of benefits. First, the built in WiFi hotspot sets it apart from other drones as it is actually flown using this connection. This allows for a smooth connection between the pilot and the drone throughout flight. Additionally, it is compatible with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz MIMO frequencies, giving the flyer multiple options for optimum flight. It’s easy to assemble and the seamless integration with the FreeFlight3 app really adds to the appeal of this machine. There have, however, been some complaints about the range of the Parrot BeBop using the WiFi control setting. There have also been some bugs in the firmware, causing a few pilots to experience motor stalls. This isn’t a common occurrence though, so check out our full Parrot Bebop Review and find out for yourself if you think this is one of the best drones for sale.