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

Mini Quadcopters. The perfect choice for anyone who’s looking for a fun, cheap, and lightweight way to get into drones. And most of these drones can be flown indoors and outdoors, making them versatile additions to any drone enthusiast’s collection.

But how can you decide which one to buy? The drone market has boomed in recent years, and the amount of products out there can often be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top 5 best cheap micro quadcopters for 2017 and 2018. All of these quadcopters are durable and cost under $150 – and we’ve flown each one to make sure you can find the one that’s right for you.

#1 Altair Aerial AA108 ~Ready to Fly – On Sale HERE

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The Altair Aerial AA108 is the best mini quadcopter for users of all skill levels. It’s especially good for beginners, designed with a slow speed mode just for first-time fliers. It also has features like Headless Mode, Altitude Hold Mode, and one-touch takeoff and landing that make it easy to learn and to fly, even if you’ve never used a drone in your life! Most importantly, it’s very durable, capable of sustaining multiple crashes and easy to repair with replacement parts packed right into the box.

But it also has much faster speed settings for advanced pilots, moving very fast in top speeds and turning brilliantly thanks to a quick yaw and small size. Advanced users can also enjoy flying the drone in first-person using the UDIRc Flyingsee app and take advantage of the 720p HD camera (which none of the other micro quadcopters on this list have) to take incredible aerial video like this:

All in all, the AA108 is the best choice for anyone interested in Micro Quadcopters.

#2 Hubsan X4 H107L ~Ready to Fly

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The Hubsan X4 H107L is a bulletproof mini copter and the most cost effective starter quadcopter on the market today. Like the AA108, this drone is very durable and can fly even after multiple crashes (as long as you’re not, like, flying it straight into a wall repeatedly.) 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.

#3 Walkera Ladybird ~ Ready to Fly

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The Walkera QR Ladybird Mini Quadcopter is the cheapest drone on this list, and one of the cheapest drones you can get that’s still actually worth buying. It doesn’t have a lot of features, but it fits in the palm of your hand, flies well, and looks like a ladybug, which is very good. 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.

 

#4 Blade Nano QX ~Ready to Fly

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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

#5 Estes 4606 Proto X Nano ~ Ready to Fly

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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.

Best Cheap Micro Quadcopters

We hope this gave you a good review of the best mini quadcopters on the market today. Again, the AA108 is our top choice because of its camera, high durability, and overall wide range of features. But there’s no wrong decisions – feel free to pick the drone that’s right for you! 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!