Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
Flight time of the most expensive drones can last for more than 25 or 30 minutes but sub-200 drones will never be able to fly for that long. You can expect average batteries in these drones to last for between 7 and 12 minutes of flight time. Buy backup batteries and have them all fully charged. When initial flight time is up change to the next set to play with your drone longer without needing to recharge anything. Another important feature to consider is the range that the drone can cover. Range is how far the drone can fly from the controller. While models at the top end of this price point many be able to fly up to 500 meters most will top out around 100 meters. How many meters do you want to cover with your drone? Decide this and then narrow your selections.
The battery life on this drone is better than many others at this price point though it still isnt the number one option. You can fly the drone for 10 plus minutes without issue. With an extra battery or two youll be able to fly to your hearts content. One big negative on this model is the camera quality. At only 0.5MPs the quality of any video and photos captured will not be very good. Still the camera can be used for FPV viewing via the app on a phone which is a nice touch. The Kidcia quadcopter has foldable arms making it the most portable drone at this price point. Use it to explore the world and learn how to fly anywhere you go. The best drones under 200 can offer the beginner and intermediate drone pilot a unique experience. These drones are easier to fly than cheaper or more expensive drones because of their simplified but sturdy features. Additionally they have enough durability to let you learn how to fly even if you crash a few times.
FPV flying is much more than just going faster than other drones participating in the race. Its about the feeling the thrill and the excitement that comes with flying successfully right from the beginning till end. With a racing drone in your hand its not necessary that you always have to take part in a racing contest to enjoy it. You can also try freestyle drone flying just to get that same feeling which usually comes as a result of drone racing. In fact it is recommended that you first experiment with all the controls at home and once you have complete confidence over your skills at drone flying should you take part in a racing tournament. Try experimenting with speed more than 50mph to see how your drone reacts. Also test various other functions and combine them to have more fun and excitement. If you want to be a part of this entire thrill and pure excitement simply buy a racing drone and first master the art of drone flying through online courses and training videos. After that enroll into one of the drone racing tournaments and practice till you meet the world-class top drone pilots in a contest and beat them with your extraordinary skills!