“FUN AFFORDABLE DRONES UNDER $200”

Welcome again to another one of my review, I think it is important that we can all have some fun with drones.

The only thing that would stop people is the price so I have put this post together full of some fun affordable drone that anyone can buy, great for kids or adults.

This is one brand that I like “Holy Stone”

You will see 3 different Holy Stone models $39.99 to 139.99 that I have reviewed starting from the low end to mid affordable.

 

 


Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Drone

This little beauty is one of the cheapest drones and has a starting price of $39.99

Some features that this drone has

Features :

1. HEADLESS FLIGHT SYSTEM orients the quadcopter’s flight on the controller

(instead of always on the drone’s “head”), making it more interesting to fly and easier to master

2. Low-interference 2.4GHz technology

3. 6-Axis gyro stabilization system for effortless recovery after stunts and sudden moves

4. Wind-resistant

5. Control range: 30-50 Meters

6. Flying time: 6-8 minutes

7. Charging time: 45-60 minutes (under current input 0.5A-1A)

Important Tips :

1. Suitable for pilots aged 14 years or elder (please follow the instruction manual carefully)

2. This quadcopter has powerful, ultra-responsive motors. Adjust the throttle slowly to maintain control

3. The motors and circuit board may heat up with use. Take a 10-minute cool-down break between flights

to ensure your parts last as long as possible

4. The USB charger should be used with a current input under 0.5A, or you could use an upgraded 5 in 1

battery charger ( B00QHUONLE )

5. The weight of the quadcopter is less than 0.55lb, so no FAA registration is required

Headless Mode 3D FLIP Different speed mode LED lights
Headless Mode

Headless Mode brings much more confidence for the beginners and young children, under which no matter what direction the aircraft is facing, forward stick is forward, and back stick is backward.

6-Axis Gyro Technology

6-Axis Gyro Technology enables the drone to flip and role by a simple push of the button. Hold down the right direction stick to perform a cool roll in any direction.

3 Different Speed Modes

3 Different Speed Modes for beginners to more advanced pilots. Super fast in the highest speed for a micro quad.

The Colorful LED lights

The Colorful LED lights make it easy to identify the front and back so as to make the quad a great night flyer.

 

Conclusion

Pros

  • It is very cheap so anyone can afford it.
  • Headless Mode.
  • 6-Axis Gyro Technology.
  • 3 Different Speed Modes
  • Great for stunts.
  • Great for beginners who would like to start off.

Cons

  • It doesn’t have a camera.
  • Harder to control.
  • No anti collision.
  • No return home button.
  • Only has 4 to 6 minutes of run time.

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Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone

HD FPV CAMERA: First Person View 720P HD REAL TIME Video Camera (2MP, 1280×720 Pixel) enable you

to take aerial videos and photos with your iPhone or Android phone device.

  • ALTITUDE HOLD: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hover at it’s current height.                                                                                                   Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • MOBILE CONTROL: Control the drone with a smart phone App to activate multiple functions such as Gravity SENSOR Mode which allows the user to                                                                                             control the flight by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly. Operate the drone on the App interface.
  • HEADLESS MODE AND ONE KEY RETURN HOME FUNCTION: Orientation of the drone in relation to the pilot. Great function when the drone                                                                                                is out of sight. The function is dependent on the direction of the user when paired; One Key Return Home Function:                                                                                                                                                                Avoid losing the drone, and fly the drone back with the simple click of a button.
  • 2.4G 4CHANEL 6-AXIS GYRO TECHNOLOGY: 2.4G technology makes it possible for several models being played at the same time without interference;                                                                                        6 AXIS GYRO STABILITY: The multi-axis gyro offers extra stability for easy handling and 360° flips.

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

HS200 drone

Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD Wifi Camera Live Feed 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter with Altitude Hold,                                                                                                                                                            Gravity Sensor and Headless Mode RTF Helicopter, Color Red

Main Features:

  • FPV: Pairing your RC drone with your iOS or Android smart phone lets stream a live video and/or photo feed while flying!

 

  • Altitude Hold Function: When you release the throttle stick, the drone will maintain altitude.
  • APP Control: Control the drone with the App to activate multiple functions such as Gravity SENSOR Mode allowing you to                                                                                                                                                         fly by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly.(Note: hold the phone horizontally)
  • One Button Take off/Landing: Once the drone is paired to the remote control, simply press the “One button take-off/Landing”                                                                                                                                         button and the drone will take off automatically; Press the button again and it will slowly land to ground
  • 4 Speed Adjustment: 4 speed modes from low to high suitable for beginners and experts.
  • Easy to Charge: Integrated with a USB power charger port on the drone for you to charge the battery without taking it out.
  • Lighting System: Equipped with LED navigation lights and remote control indicator light for night flight.

Note:

  • Kindly be advised that the camera footage will be affected by the shake of the drone during the flight.
  • This drone is Not quite Wind-Resistant. Please fly when wind is minimum.
  • Gyro may get messed up with Magnetic Field Effect on the way when it is shipped to Amazon Fullfiment Center.                                                                                                                                                                               Please do re-calibration as manual before first flight.
fpv drone Headless Mode one key start or landing
FPV Real-Time Transmission:

FPV is short for the First Person View. It is a wireless transmission device that is added to the remote control aerial model. All the real time view can be seen through the screen on the ground. It provides real-word experiences and more excitement to players.

Headless Mode

Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction. In headless mode, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction, the direction will be the same as your transmitter.

One Key Takeoff / Landing

Take control quickly and easily with one key takeoff and landing, perfect for beginners. It also built with One Key Return Home function, the drone would be able to fly back to the direction of the transmitter.

Drone for beginners

How to pair the drone to controller and reset Gyro:

  • 1. Make sure the drone and controller are fully charged
  • 2. Place the drone on a flat ground surface.
  • 3.Turn on the drone then turn on the controller, push the left joy-stick up and down quickly to pair the drone until the lights                                                                                                                                                      on the remote control are solid and the lights on the drone turn solid.
  • 4. Now the drone is communicated with success.
  • 5. Long press “one key return” button to re calibrate your drone. When you re calibrate it successfully, you would see the                                                                                                                                                          lights on the drone flash about 2 seconds and it will flash slowly again.

Drone for adults

How to connect the camera with Wi-Fi camera:

  • 1. Make sure you are in non WIFI interference environment
  • 2. Download the APP by scanning the QR code in the manual.
  • 3. Turn on the drone, then go into your phone setting, select WIFI and connect to the signal “HolyStoneFPV***”
  • 4. Once WIFI is successfully connected, open the APP. To see real time images from the drone; please press the play button in the APP.

Drone for Kids

How to use One Key Return:

Under One Key Return Function, the quadcopter will return along the direction where the tail of the quad-copter pointed to where it                                                                                                                                                      was paired to the remote. When flying, the flier should not move around. That said, we suggest pilot to stay stationary and face the same                                                                                                                                      direction in which he set the head of the quadcopter to face when binding the remote.Note:1.The pilot should stay stationary during                                                                                                                                     flights.2. The drone will not stop by itself. The pilot should stop the drone manually when the drone flies back.3. If a pilot uses the                                                                                                                                          headless mode, please make sure the head of the drone faces forward when the pilot presses down the headless mode button during                                                                                                                                            flight. Otherwise, one key return function could no work well.

Best Gifts

 

Conclusion

Pros

  • Great value for money “anyone can afford”.
  • It has FPV Real-Time Transmission.
  • Headless Mode.
  • One Key Takeoff / Landing.
  • 4 Speed Adjustment.
  • Altitude Hold Function.
  • Has a camera and video 720p and 480p
  • Great for beginners who would like to start off.
  • Great for stunts.
  • Lots of fun.

Cons

  • No anti collision.
  • Only has 10 minute flight time.
  • Only has 120 metre range.
  • Picture is shutter as it has no gimble.
  • Video is not very clear (but OK for beginner).

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Holy Stone HS230 RC Racing FPV Drone

  • 5.8G FPV REAL TIME TRANSMISSION: Due to the 5.8GHz Analog Signal and 2.4GHz operating frequency,                                                                                                                                                                        the live video can be transmitted quite fluently and quickly. You can watch the video on the LCD Screen and record                                                                                                                                                                       or take photos with stable signal and far transmission distance.
  • 120° WIDE-ANGLE 720P HD MODULAR CAMERA: Equipped with the advanced camera, you can record and                                                                                                                                                                 take beautiful, high definition and memorable videos and pictures at a special angle. Modular camera is easy to install and move.
  • HIGH SPEED RACING DRONE: Not For Beginners. Powerful motors installed for quick acceleration; the highest speed can                                                                                                                                          reach 45km/h within seconds No Auto Hovering.
  • HEADLESS MODE AND 3D FLIP: Making flying easier and no worry about drone direction when flying. The drone can                                                                                                                                                        entertain you with its powerful 3D Rolls by pressing only one button. Bring more happiness to you.
  • MODULAR BONUS BATTERIES: There are 2 powerful modular batteries with 2 USB charging cables for the HS230 racing                                                                                                                                                drone and 1 strong battery with 1 charging cable for the transmitter. You can enjoy longer flying time.

Holy Stone HS230 RC Racing Quadcopter – A Great Racing Drone That Can’t Be Missed.HS230 was created with high power acceleration,                                                                                                                    whose speed is up to 45km/h.

Much fun for experienced pilots. With the Modular 720P 120° FOV HD camera and 5.8GHz real-time Image transfer, you can watch a live                                                                                                                                  video from the LED screen and snap wonderful photos when competing in high-speed racing.

For beginners, it would difficult at the beginning. You can get confidence by using a low speed mode, then switch to a high speed mode for a bigger challenge.

NO Altitude Holds! NO Auto Hovering! Are you READY to take a challenge?

MAIN FEATURES

  • 5.8GHz FPV Real Time Transmission and 2.4GHz Operating Frequency–The 5.8GHz Analog Signal Receiver and 2.4GHz Operating                                                                                                                             Frequency provides more stabilization and zero-latency; enjoy real time video from the longest sight distance.
  • 720P FOV 120° HD Modular Camera for Aerial Photography —LCD Monitor is equipped with Transmitter. No phone required.
  • 3 Speed Modes Racing Drone
  • Headless Mode
  • 360° Rolls
  • Modular Extra Batteries– Design to ensure safety for both usage and charging; 2pcs of high performance batteries double your flight time.
  • Bright LED Lights–LED navigation lights and remote control indicator light for night flight.
  • Low Power Alert– Enable pilot time to solve any potential problem in time and make sure that the racing drone is always under control.
5.8GHz 720P FOV Camera with LCD Screen

The 5.8GHz is a higher and open ISM frequency band than 2.4 GHz. It is less likely to be disturbed and more stable than 2.4GHz. You can see more Fluent and Clear live video on equipped LCD Screen Monitor.

3 Speed Modes

There are 3 Speed Modes from low to high, suitable for both beginners, intermediates and experts ; the maximum speed can reach 45km/h. Bonus battery can support longer flight time for 14-20mintues in total.

Design for Racing

Fluent and clean drone body designed to reduce wind resistance and heighten sensation in the air, offering a more immersive experience, great to be an enter-level racing drone. NO ALTITUDE HOLD

Racing Drone

Motor Maintenance

Take a 10-minute cool down break between flights to ensure your parts last as long as possible. Stop the drone immediately                                                                                                                                                              once the drone get struck or crashed.

Drone Drifts Adjustment

  • Please try to reset the Gyro and use trimmer when the drone drifts to one side. T
  • o ensure a stable flight, we do suggest the pilot re-calibrate the gyro each time after a crash. But please do not re-calibrate                                                                                                                                                          the GYRO during flight, otherwise it will LOSE control or fall down to the ground directly.

How To Rest Gyro

  • 1. Place the quad on a flat and level surface.
  • 2. Quickly shift the left stick up and down to bind the quad copter to the remote.
  • 3. Pull the both joysticks down to the bottom left at the same time. A beeping sound will be heard from the transmitter                                                                                                                                                              and the LED lights in the drone will flash quickly, and turn solid again.
  • 4. The Gyro should be reset now.

SPECIFICATION

  • Quadcopter Weight: 116g / 4.1oz ( No FAA registration was required. )
  • Operation And FPV Range: About 328 feet / 100 meters
  • Flying Time: About 7-10 Minutes
  • Charging Time: About 60-90 minutes
  • Camera: 1280 x 720P, FOV 120° Wide-angle; Max Video Bitrate: 25Mbps
  • Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Real-time Transmission Frequency: 5.8GHz Analog Signal

Conclusion

Pros

  • Great value for money “anyone can afford”.
  • HIGH SPEED RACING DRONE.
  • 5.8G FPV REAL TIME TRANSMISSION.
  • 120° WIDE-ANGLE 720P HD MODULAR CAMERA.
  • HEADLESS MODE AND 3D FLIP
  • Built in screen on the receiver.
  • It has FPV Real-Time Transmission.
  • One Key Takeoff / Landing.
  • 3 Speed Adjustment.
  • Has a camera and video 1280p x 720p
  • Great for stunts.
  • Lots of fun.

Cons

  • No anti collision.
  • Only has 7-10 minute flight time.
  • Only has 100 metre range.
  • Picture is shutter as it has no gimble.

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2 thoughts on ““FUN AFFORDABLE DRONES UNDER $200”

  1. Great web site, as i’m already an owner of all these drones, I can recommend that everyone should get them. they are among the best drones for the price.

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