More and more adults are getting into toys and gaming nowadays, giving toy and game manufacturers the extra challenge to continuously improve on their products so that not only children, but adults of all ages, would also get into it. One of the best toys adults enjoy is the micro quadcopter which is basically a toy helicopter with four rotors. There is a wide selection of these in the market and finding the best micro quadcopter may take a while so let’s narrow down the best sellers.
Holy Stone HS170 Predator Micro Quadcopter
Let’ start off this list with the best-selling micro quadcopter available in the market. Holy Stone’s HS170 Predator Mirco Quadcopter. Judging from the name itself, I think this is one of the most powerful quadcopters available in the market. Well, for starters, it actually uses 2.4GHz technology which enables it to fly flawlessly (even on windy days!) up to heights of 50 meters. Youngsters as young as 14 years may have such an easy time to fly this drone because it has different speed modes, perfectly fit for beginners, novice and advanced pilots. In fact, the quadcopter also has a headless security system which makes flying and controlling it a breeze.
Not only is this quadcopter wind resistant, but it’s also stable and flexible to use because it’s equipped with a 6-Axis Gyro Stabilization System. It gives great stability in recovering from stunts performed in the air. Charging time only takes about 60-80 minutes and you can use it for up to 8 minutes without any problems. It’s also designed with LED lights that make it brighter and colourful and easier to play with even during the night time. It also comes with extra 4 rotator blades just in case you’re the adventurous and extreme type who likes to try out stunts and turns.
Hubsan X4 Micro Quadcopter
The Hubsan X4 Quadcopter comes in 2 different colors. It has a base colour of black but the cheaper alternative has green highlights and design while the more expensive one has red tones. The black and red coloured one has actually been discontinued by the manufacturer but there are still a few stocks available in the market. Who knows? This might just be a collector’s item in the distant future, right? Better take care of that quadcopter well, then.
What’s great about the Hubsan X4 Quadcopter is that it has a built-in camera. Even though it can only take shots at a straight angle, it’s still quite a steal considering its price. You have to shell out a few more extra bucks, though, before being able to take advantage of the camera. You need to plug in a Micro SDHC card first wherein your video recordings would be saved. Not bad since the memory card only costs a few bucks. With its lightweight frame and well-built structure, you could easily do 4 directions of flip – front, back, left and right. You will also get an average of 7 minutes flight time, which isn’t bad considering that you would also be able to record 0.3MP videos along the way. This is the best micro quadcopter for people who love the outdoors!
Estes Proto X Micro Quadcopter
If you want more variety when choosing for the best micro quadcopter, then the Estes Proto X should be considered. They offer 6 different colours: black, green, purple, red, white, and yellow. They also have the 4606 Proto X version which only has a few stocks left as it got discontinued by the manufacturer. You’d surely stand out more with the 4606 Proto X with lesser chances of having the same Quadcopter with anyone else. Estes’ version of the micro quadcopter could easily fit in the palm of your hand, making it easier to bring around and play with it wherever you are. You won’t have to worry about it toppling over some delicate items indoors as well.
One 2.4GHz controller is loyally dedicated to a single aircraft making it easier for a group of friends to play together. Much so, that each person has a wide variety of colours to choose from so that exchanging of quadcopters won’t easily happen. You can easily recharge your aircraft with the USB charge cord that comes with it, but you still need 2 triple A batteries for the remote controller. There are built-in lights so that you can easily spot your quadcopter most especially during night time flight. The Estes Proto X is definitely one of the most flexible to flight conditions and spaces.
Cheerson CX-10 Micro Quadcopter
If you want to first try out and test the enjoyment of using a quadcopter, then the cheapest among the other brands on this list is just right for you. Introducing, Cheerson’s CX-10 Micro Quadcopter. Don’t be taken aback by its body material. Even though it’s just made out of ABS Plastic, you’re still sure about its quality because of the high quality design it has. It also boasts as having one of the fastest charging times of as fast as 20-40 minutes. The average flight time you could get is around 4-8 minutes, almost having a similar average flight time as those which require a longer charging period and even costs at least double Cheerson’s CX-10. It also comes in 4 different colours which only slightly vary in price each. The colours available are: blue, green, orange, and purple. It can serve as a perfect gift for boys and girls alike.
The aircraft is rechargeable and the remote controller needs 2 triple A batteries which isn’t included in the package. You can control the quadcopter for as far away from the controller as 40 meters. Not too bad for the price! If you’re looking to share the quadcopter experience with the whole family or the whole gang, then the CX-10 is probably your best bet among the quadcopters on this list.
Syma X11 Micro Quadcopter
The Syma X11 Micro Quadcopter is great to use indoors and even outdoors. It has a sturdy remote controller which is very receptive and can flawlessly reach your aircraft in distances of 40 meters and a bit more. Although, the batteries needed for the controller would cost more than the other quadcopters mentioned on this list because it needs 4 double A batteries, which is double the number of batteries needed for the others’ controllers. But this is because Syma really made sure that they do not only have the best quadcopter, but they also promise that they provide you with the best controllers you could use for maximum enjoyment.
It comes in 3 basic colours: black, red and white. It fairs bigger than its competitors on this list but that doesn’t make it lesser. Smaller isn’t always better because with its size compared to others, you’ll be able to difference when it comes to the power consumption and the throttle of the aircraft itself. If you want a quadcopter that doesn’t get bullied around easily and gives the maximum power, then Syma X11 is definitely the choice for you.
Hubsan X4 H107L Micro Quadcopter
Hubsan’s X4 H107L Micro Quadcopter is one of the best value for money micro quadcopters available in the market that comes with a reasonable price. It has a sleek one-piece frame design which has a base colour of black but have hints of white and gray on its body and propellers. It looks very macho and modern that you would enjoy playing it with your friends and other people so much. It’s always ready to fly because of its high capacity battery. It gives the most flight time experience compared to the others on this list. It may even outweigh those which have higher price tags on the list when it comes to the average flight time it could deliver.
With its classic and perfect design, you could easily think that the Hubsan X4 H107L Micro Quadcopter comes with a hefty price tag as it comes off as one of the most luxuriously designed quadcopters on this list. If you want something durable and high-grade but don’t necessarily want to shell out too much money, then the Hubsan X4 H107L Micro Quadcopter is exactly what you’re looking for since it can actually go head to head with the others worth around double its price.
KiiToys X-10 Micro Quadcopter
If you want the smallest yet still terrible Micro Quadcopter in the world, then you’d want to get your hands on KiiToys’ X-10 Mirco Quadcopter. Even though it only comes in 1.5 x 1.5 inch frame, the quality of its build and structure most definitely does not suffer as it can come to par with each and every other micro quadcopter mentioned on this list. Size really doesn’t guarantee high quality when it comes to the new technology and designs toy manufacturers come up these days. As a matter of fact, due to its size, it’s actually one of the best micro quadcopters to use even indoors. But don’t hesitate to take outdoors, even during the night, because it has built in LED lights which make it easier to spot. It’s also available in 3 wonderful colours: blue, orange and white.
Not only is the aircraft itself one of the most powerful quadcopters there is, but the remote controller also packs a great deal with 2.4GHz. It can easily fly a number of quadcopters at the same time. You can even give a quadcopter show with your multiple quadcopters and show off their beautiful LED lights. It has 3 levels of speed and its size makes it easier to maneuver and do a lot of tricks and spins. You can easily seem like a pro at flying quadcopters with the X-10!
Hubsan X4 Micro Quadcopter with FPV Camera
If you loved the Hubsan X4 H107L previously mentioned in this article, then you’ll surely love its more high-end yet high tech counterpart even more. I know you’re a bit surprised with more than doubled price compared to the H107L but Hubsan definitely has their reasons. First of all, they installed a built-in camera which could record videos that are transferrable to an SD card. Although the camera only comes in a single straight angle, it’s still one of the few quadcopters which has an installed camera on it. Is it still too weak for an argument? Well, did you know that you could actually have instant preview of the video your quadcopter is capturing through the heavy duty and high tech remote controller. Yes, you read that right!
The Hubsan team surely worked on perfecting their remote controller as they give its users one of the highest control flight distance compared to other available quadcopters in the market. You could both take and preview live videos and still have full control of your quadcopter with distances as far as 100 meters! That’s almost doubling the standard control distance of the other 7 quadcopters on this list. If you’re really passionate about quadcopters, want the best experience and probably have a few extra dollars to spend for your enjoyment then it doesn’t hurt to get the Hubsan X4 Micro Quadcopter with FPV Camera to play with. I’m sure it’ll be an experience worth remembering – and even capturing via video!
Most of the time, for adults, toys aren’t just toys which we use for our pleasure and enjoyment. That’s why it’s harder to satisfy toy-buying adults than of course, children. It’s also because we know how it feels to earn money and we wouldn’t want to just spend it on something that we aren’t sure of, will not last and will not give us the maximum experience we desire.
The most important thing to consider when buying a micro quadcopter is if it actually fits into your daily living budget. Added bonuses are the extra features such as having a built-in camera or a more powerful remote. It’s not pretty bad to treat ourselves once in a while; especially if it lessens ours stress and makes us happy. We just have to make sure that it’s a 100% value for money purchase. The best micro quadcopter doesn’t need to come with a hefty price tag – just be sure to get the one you’d have an easy time operating and yet enjoy the most.