Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
Holy Stone HS200 - Best Budget Drone. In terms of budget the Holy Stone HS200 FPV drone is top among the best drones under 200. This drone does not cost much but it still has many features that every recreational drone pilot will want to try out.Many drones at this low of a price point do not have FPV first person view capabilities. This drone does. All you do is sync your phone or VR goggles to the drone and you can experience the cockpit view. This feature is very easy to use and makes piloting more fun. The HS200 comes equipped with extra features that are great for beginner and intermediate pilots. One button take-off is possible with this drone. Simply push the button and it will hover at 3 feet above the ground awaiting more commands.
Although there is not a limitation on the model or make of the drone you bring to the contest it is a good idea to see what other racers are using so that you can also get a suitable machine for this purpose. Here are some of the features you should consider when shopping for a racing drone: Speed: Anything that participates in a racing contest needs to be fast and agile. What good is an extremely sophisticated machine with all the latest features and a high-resolution camera which is not fast? A rule of thumb is to get a drone that can easily go over 35mph and in some situations even cross 50mph speed. To realize this level of speed you are also going to need powerful batteries and higher voltages than normal drones.
The MJX Bugs 3 has an amazing brushless motor. This prevents excess friction within the parts helping the motor last longer. Since you may be mounting an expensive camera on this drone the reliability from the brushless motor is very important. On negative of this particular drone is that there is no included camera. Rather than a camera this drone sports a camera holder. This is good and bad. You can choose what camera quality you want and attach it to the drone such as Gopro but that will be at your own additional expense. If youre looking for a drone that can fly far and for a long time this is the right choice. Many beginner drones cannot fly for more than 8 minutes. This drone nearly doubles both flight time and range from other sub-200 models.