Best Mini Quadcopter - The 5 Best Cheap Micro Quadcopters for 2017 Updated

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Choosing the best mini quadcopter can be a difficult task! Since there is so much information out there on micro quadcopters we wanted to help get all of that information in one location. You want to select the best mini quadcopter that suits your requirements and will be able to last you through more than a couple crashes!

We wanted to review the best mini quadcopters that are currently on the market for under $100. While we realize there are some many solid choices, we wanted to review some of the best mini quadcopters and update it for late 2016 going into 2017. So we've put together a list of some of the strong contenders that are great! If you have any other recommendations let us know in the comments below.

#5 Heli-Max 1SQ ~ Ready to Fly

Heli-max 1sq

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The Heli-Max 1SQ is a great mini quadcopter on the market for 2016. It is very durable, capable of outdoor flight in light winds and is ready to fly right out of the box. We think this is a decent quad but due to its pricing and the fact that it only has a 3-axis gyro system, we have to leave it as #5 on the list. It also tends to be a little more pricy when you are purchasing it ready to fly. Check out a more in depth review  here.

#4 Blade Nano QX ~Ready to Fly

Blade Nano QX

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This is a great little quad with great reviews all over Amazon. The tiny  Blade Nano QX is a little heavier than half an ounce and is small enough to fly in your bedroom. One thing that is really great about the Blade Nano QX is the fact that it already comes with attached rotor guards which are crucial when learning to fly. Overall the highlights are how easy it is to use, it is cost effective, and it already comes with the blade guard. Check out a more in depth video review here

#3 Estes 4606 Proto X Nano ~ Ready to Fly 

Estes 4606 Proto X Nano

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This is the smallest quadcopter available on the market at this time, which is a bit of a novelty factor that has us put this quad at #3. For the price, it is a simple and dependable quadcopter that's easy enough for beginners to pick up. The main issue with the  Estes 4606 Proto X Nano is the size of the controller which, if you have larger hands, is very hard to use. If you're looking for an R/C quadrotor with a number of cool features, then the Proto X is not going to be the best choice. However, if you are looking for a micro quadcopter that is fun to fly around your cubicle, then it should fit the bill perfectly. Check out a more in depth review here.

#2 Walkera Ladybird ~ Ready to Fly

Walkera Ladybird V2

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The  Walkera QR Ladybird Mini Quadcopter is only palm sized but it has a bit of a fun shape as it looks like a ladybug. This is very popular because the price point seems to be a bit lower than most mini quadcopters. It does have the advanced 6 Axis gyro controlled system which makes it very stable during flight and very easy to fly. Beyond being very stable, it is very fast and maneuverable and we love how it flies. Check out a more in depth review here

#1 Hubsan X4 H107L ~Ready to Fly - On Sale HERE

Hubsan X4 H107L

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This  Hubsan X4 H107L is a bulletproof mini copter and one that we personally love and the most cost effective starter quadcopter on the market today. It will take plenty of damage and keep on ticking which is why we love it! This mini drone is recommended for beginners as well as advanced fliers as it is fairly easy to learn on and super fun to fly. Whether you want to fly it inside or outside it will do well for any type of environment. Check out our review of the Hubsan X4 with tips for flying to get an idea of why we love it.

As the hobby continues to progress, so does the technology. If you are interested in doing photography with a quadcopter then we recommend you go with something bigger. The bigger drones have become much more easy to fly. We've put a list of  3 great camera drones here with different price points so you can find one that suits your needs if you need it for photography.

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We hope this gave you a good review of the best mini quadcopters on the market today. Regardless of your choice we hope you find a quadcopter that suits your needs. If you have any comments or recommendations on other great mini quadcopters or cheap drones with camera, please let us know in the comments below!

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