Most Popular Drones 2016


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Drones have been invented sometime back, and mainly used for carrying out risky military operations in spots where manned flights are dangerous. These days, personal drones are available and these allow even normal flyers to get the taste of flying unmanned aerial vehicles and even compete with each other. These are mini copters which look like helicopters and can be sold like toys to teens and grown-ups with a taste for adventure. These come often in the form of project kits which can be assembled for flying and even disassembled after use.

Whether you intend to capture videos or photos from high above the sky, enhance your scientific knowledge or start with an interesting project, here are 8 of the most popular drones which can be used for varied purposes.

Hero RC XQ-5 V626 Quadcopter

It has been simply designed for people who are eager to know about drones. This lightweight model is equipped with a camera, and can easily be set up. There are various optional accessories, such as bubble blower, basket, hook, water cannon and missile launcher which are compatible with this copter. The evolution of drone technology has allowed the integration of various compatible devices.

Syma X5C 4 Channel Quadcopter

This is a basic drone which lets new pilots hone their skills. When the skills are fine-tuned, pilots can disable the in-built stabilization settings. There is also an HD camera in the copter, which can be flown just out of the package with the necessary charger and battery. The quadcopter allows capturing images and videos in high definition quality, which makes it perfect for people who love to record amazing aerial footage for hobby or serious photography needs.

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter

It is integrated with a 14MP camera which can record live videos in HD quality and stream it directly to a smartphone. Although other drones can stream videos like this, they have more extensive setup processes. The copter is dependable, can be used easily and can capture photos and video footage easily from the air. The ease of use and convenience make this quadcopter ideal for beginners, although aces and experienced flyers are likely to love it too.

3D Robotics IRIS Quadcopter

This quadcopter from 3D Robotics is perfect for people who love to fly customizable drones as a hobby. It is perfect for experienced flyers and can be flown straight out of the package. This is a sophisticated device which needs firmware updates. Customizable potentiality and varied settings are the prominent features of this drone. It can be customized according to personal needs.

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter

It comes with advanced technology and has been constructed to be long-lasting in form. The drone can be used quite conveniently and a tablet or smartphone can control it. The quadcopter is perfect for flyers with intermediate level of flying experience. It is available in 3 camouflaged version, jungle, sand or snow.


This is an excellent drone which is perfect for beginner level flyers. It is also ideal for flyers who want to practice prior to moving to models of a more sophisticated type. It draws electric power from an onboard battery, and is controlled with the help of radio controller. 360 degree flips, backward, forward, right, left, down and up are the different control options in this model.

Hubsan X4 H107C Minidrone

This simple drone is available with 2 basic modes, Advanced and Basic. This makes it perfect for beginners as well as those who want to hone their flying skills. It is small in size and can be maneuvered with ease. Users are recommended to buy the Hubsan H107C Quadcopter Protection Cover, a separate accessory, which can make the device bounce off various obstacles unscathed.

Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter

This small-sized drone can perform various maneuvers with ease. It has a weight of 0.4 ounces and measures just 2.5 inches in length. Users are advised to fly the drone only in indoor surroundings due to its weight and size. There are 4 replacement rotor blades, a radio transmitter, a USB charging cable and LED lights. For its remote, users have to buy dual AAA batteries.