A List of the Best Drones of 2018 Under $500

A List of the Best Drones of 2018 Under $500

Here is a list of the best drones you can buy in 2018 that range from $50 to $500 dollars.

This list was created in May 2018. After watching more youtube videos than I would like to admit on drones, here is a list of the drones that I constantly see getting high marks. This list does include some racing drones.

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Syma Toys X5C-1 Explorers 4 CH Remote Control Quadcopter, 2015 Version
534 Reviews
Syma Toys X5C-1 Explorers 4 CH Remote Control Quadcopter, 2015 Version
  • X5C has a high degree camera and a unique look, Easy to use.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems
  • Highly elastic plastic protective circle, preventing the blades in flight Cause wear, anti-collision anti-fall performance further enhanced
  • Battery: 3.7V 500 Mah Li-poly Charging time: About 100 minutes (USB Charging) Flying time: About 7 minutes
  • 2.4GHz remote control
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GoolRC T32 FPV Drone Foldable with WiFi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Channel 6 Axis RTF Height Hold RC Quadcopter (White)
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GoolRC T32 FPV Drone Foldable with WiFi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Channel 6 Axis RTF Height Hold RC Quadcopter (White)
  • FPV REAL TIME TRANSMISSION WITH 720 HD CAMERA: Connect your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, 720P high definition camera,easy to shoot quality images or videos with WIFI Real-Time HD carmera,just see the world from...
  • FOLDABLE DESIGN:Foldable arm design provides great portability,Bring it anywhere,saves the space with folding size: 122×94×57mm.
  • HEADLESS MODE: Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction, by using Headless, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction, the direction will be the same as your remote controller.
  • ONE KEY 3D ROLL: With the latest technology of 6-Axis Gyro flying control system, it can fly very stable and take better pictures and it can finish the 3D roll with one key, it is very easy to use even for the beginner
  • AFTER-SALES SERVICE:Please feel free to contact us by email directly when any problem happens to you. No matter how serious the problem is, we will try our best to help you fix the problem, and make you satisfied with our service, don't worry. All emails...
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DROCON U31W Navigator FPV Drone for Beginners with 2MP HD WI-FI Camera RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold and Headless Mode
203 Reviews
DROCON U31W Navigator FPV Drone for Beginners with 2MP HD WI-FI Camera RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold and Headless Mode
  • OPTIMIZED 2MP 120° FOV FPV WI-FI CAMERA: The DROCON NAVIGATOR will be your eye in the sky, providing you with real-time HD footage direct to your mobile device. Together with the advanced altitude hold mode, you can take awesome selfies and catch every...
  • ALTITUDE HOLD MODE FOR BEGINNERS AND KIDS: The altitude hold mode lets you fly the drone at a specified altitude and it utilizes a barometer to achieve this. This feature means you can fly or hover the drone at a fixed height, making the drone much more...
  • ONE KEY TAKE-OFF AND LANDING: This function allows a user of any level (beginner, intermediate or expert) to take-off and land like a pro! Simply press this button and watch the drone seamlessly land or take-off at your desire.
  • HEADLESS MODE PERFECT FOR NEW USERS: Are you worried about controlling or losing the drone?? With the headless mode, you can completely avoid these problems as the direction of the drone will always be the same as the controller.
  • ONE-YEAR WARRANTY GUARANTEE: If you encounter any problem with the drone, need spare accessories or some advice about flying the drone, feel free to contact us directly. Backed by a 12-month warranty and with our Customer Care Team on standby, you can...
Tello Quadcopter Drone
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Tello Quadcopter Drone
  • Learn about drones, shoot video and easily perform impressive tricks with this lightweight Ryze Tello drone
  • The 5-megapixel camera records JPEG photos and 720p MP4 video, and the Tello flies up to 10m vertically and up to 100m away
  • This Ryze Tello drone operates up to 13 minutes per charge
  • DJI flight tech - High-quality components ensure stable flights
  • VR headset compatibility - Fly with a breathtaking first-person view
KINGKONG/LDARC TINY7 75mm Micro FPV Quadcopter With 720 Brushed Motors Baced on F3 Brush Flight Controller
  • Decription: Brand:KINGKONG Item NO:TINY7 Battery Power:3.7V 450mAh 80C Wheelbase:75mm Propeller size:40mm (FC): Micro F3(Betaflight): click here VTX: 25mW/16CH Camera:800TVL/150? Frame:ABS high-quality Motor:720 Brushed Charger:200mah/500mah
  • Basic version:Switchable 1s One -way Charger USB Powered Advanced vesion:Switchable 1s Five -way Charger USB or 2~6s Lipo Powered Weight: 31.3g (without Receiver and Battery) Receiver: AC800(Frsky D8R, Frsky:X9D X9E X12S) FM800(Futaba Fasst) FS PPM(Flysky...
  • Note :the Battery upgrade power is 3.7V 450mAh 80C Package included: Basic version: 1x 75mm Frame 4x 40mm Propellers 1x Cover 1x FC+VTX+Brushed+ESC+AIO PCB 1x 800TVL 150? camera 1x 3.7V 450mAh 80C Battery 1x 1s One -way Charger USB Powered 4x 720 Brushed...
  • Advanced vesion: 1x 75mm Frame 16x 40mm Propellers(4* red, 4 *white, 4*pink ,4*yellow) 4x Covers(1*red, 1*white, 1*pink ,1*yellow) 1x FC+VTX+Brushed+ESC+AIO PCB 1x 800TVL 150? camera 5x 3.7V 450mAh 80C Battery 1x 1s Five -way Charger USB or 2~6s Lipo...
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XFUNY MJX Bugs 8 Pro RC Quadcopter 5.8G 720P Camera Live Video 2.4GHz High Speed RC Racing Helicopter 6-Axis Gyro Aircraft B8pro FPV Drone with RX Display, 2 Battery (B8 Pro)
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XFUNY MJX Bugs 8 Pro RC Quadcopter 5.8G 720P Camera Live Video 2.4GHz High Speed RC Racing Helicopter 6-Axis Gyro Aircraft B8pro FPV Drone with RX Display, 2 Battery (B8 Pro)
  • Strong Performance: Brushless motor and 2.4GHz two-way communication technology, with Angle mode and Acro mode, the maximum speed up to 28 mph, control range up to 300-500 meters.
  • Acro Mode: After switching to Acro mode, it is necessary to continuously perform flexible manual manipulation during flight, otherwise the aircraft will not fly smoothly. This mode is more responsive and suitable for a variety of aerobatic flight. After...
  • Racing Helicopter: Bugs 8 PRO equipped with racing optimized propulsion system, it brings the racing aircraft excellent power and maneuverability. The MT 2204 1800KV brushless motor, designed for B8 Pro, allows the aircraft to reach a maximum speed of 28...
  • Immersive Flight: The RX display can be placed at the top of the remote control or in the VR glasses (need extra purchase).The 4.3-inch screen delivers the best image display effect, allowing the player to experience a better immersive flight. See the...
  • WARRANTY: If You're Not Completely Satisfied with Your Purchase Simply Let us Know and You'll be Offered 180-Day FULL Refund or Replacement, No Questions Asked. Enjoy this Absolutely RISK FREE and Lifetime Limited Product Warranty. Purchase Today by...
Bolt Drone FPV Racing Drone Carbon Fiber with First Person View Goggles 5.8 Ghz Ready to Fly Package
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Bolt Drone FPV Racing Drone Carbon Fiber with First Person View Goggles 5.8 Ghz Ready to Fly Package
  • 3 WAYS TO FLY From line of sight, to screen controller, to FPV, there are 3 ways to fly the Bolt Drone. Included is an HD camera that will sync with the screen and broadcast a live HD feed. For those ready for the full First Person View experience, swap...
  • INNOVATIVE VIEWING The Bolt features a unique and innovative FPV viewing system that allows seamless transition from traditional viewing on controller to FPV viewing using goggles. Simply slide the screen into the goggles for FPV piloting & racing, or...
  • Carbon Fiber Frame - durable and lightweight HD Photo and Video recording 5.8 ghz receiver/transmitter for reliable and clear performance
  • Complete Ready to Fly Racing Drone Set includes: Goggles, Screen, Carbon Fiber Drone, Battery and accessories
  • The Bolt is a carbon fiber drone that introduces the exciting world of First Person View (FPV) piloting and racing to everyone.
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Force1 Drones with Camera and GPS - “MJX Bugs 2 Shadow” Camera Drone and WiFi FPV Drone with Camera Live Video + Drone 1080p Camera
193 Reviews
Force1 Drones with Camera and GPS - “MJX Bugs 2 Shadow” Camera Drone and WiFi FPV Drone with Camera Live Video + Drone 1080p Camera
  • 1080P HD DRONE CAMERA: Fly in drone Wi-Fi FPV with your iPhone or Android device and see what the Shadow (advanced MJX Bugs 2) RC drone sees in crisp drone 1080p; mount your device directly to the quad copter drone controller remote
  • 3 RETURN-HOME MODES: One of our best drones with camera for adults and racing drones for beginners; drone will race home on auto from up to 500 meters
  • 1-BUTTON CONTROL: Great camera drone for kids and newbies with 1-Key Lift/Land, Altitude Hold + Headless Mode for stable camera drone flight; men, women, boys and girls can snap a selfie or explore drone photography with this cool drone
  • MAX POWER + BONUS BATTERY: Brushless motors, a bonus battery + electronic speed control give this quadcopter drone more range and flight time; fly like a professional with this top drone
  • QUALITY ASSURED: Force 1 wants you flying happy, and we'll provide a full refund if you're not 100% tickled pink with the Shadow RC quadcopter drone racing kit
Walkera Rodeo 110 Racing Drone with Devo 7 Pro Racer Pack Plus Case, Extra Battery, And One Year Warranty Extension
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Walkera Rodeo 110 Racing Drone with Devo 7 Pro Racer Pack Plus Case, Extra Battery, And One Year Warranty Extension
  • Walkera's Rodeo 110 Allows You To Indulge in Flight Indoors and Outdoors
  • Walkera Rodeo 110 Racing Drone with Devo 7 Pro Racer Pack
  • Rodeo 110 is the fusion of Walkera's powerful technical capabilities and insights from Walkera fans
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: Rodeo 110 Drone | 2 Li-Polymer Batteries | Power Cables | Propellers | Manual | Remote Control
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Rodeo 110 Drone | 1 Year Extended Warranty | Battery for Rodeo 110 Drone | Vivitar Polyester Medium Gadget Bag
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DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (White)
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DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (White)
  • DJI Spark Remote Control Combo Includes Remote controller and standard Spark accessory kit (See Details Below)
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera 12MP Still Photos / 1080p/30 Video Gesture and TapFly Control
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection Subject Tracking from Various Angles GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • Top Speed of 31 mph in Sport Mode Up to 16 Minutes Flying Time
  • Up to 1.2 Mile Control Range Control, Edit, Share with DJI GO App

Last update on 2018-10-16 / Affiliate links / Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

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