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Deal Addict
Oct 9, 2014
1239 posts
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Mississauga
The range and general quality might be crap. You could be flying one day and this thing will come falling out of the sky.
I paid ~$249 for a Parrot drone and I still feel it's mediocre compared to the Phantom drones.
As to where to get them, I got mine from Apple but many places such as Best Buy has them. Also many indie places can make you a drone to spec, but that's a little pricey.
Just a personal thought, I feel Parrot makes good starter drones; worth a try if you can get your hands on one as they do have cheaper options too.
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Nov 21, 2007
1213 posts
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Kitchener
I started with a hubsan x4 that I paid about $90 for from amazon. In my opinion it's a great starter and will teach you to fly. It's small but powerful enough to fly outside. It's also got tons of spare parts available cheaply if you crash it.

I just got my Blade 350 qx3 last week. It's a huge step up but I have yet to take it out of safe mode where the GPS protects it. Crashing it would be a whole lot more expensive than crashing my hubsan. The blade is on sale right now for $500 down from $640.
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Jul 22, 2014
2251 posts
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Ottawa, ON
tjayl wrote: I started with a hubsan x4 that I paid about $90 for from amazon. In my opinion it's a great starter and will teach you to fly. It's small but powerful enough to fly outside. It's also got tons of spare parts available cheaply if you crash it.

I just got my Blade 350 qx3 last week. It's a huge step up but I have yet to take it out of safe mode where the GPS protects it. Crashing it would be a whole lot more expensive than crashing my hubsan. The blade is on sale right now for $500 down from $640.
x2 on the hubsan x4. Arguably the best starter drone available. Powerful enough for outdoors is an understatement, in "pro" mode that thing can fly in a windstorm. Also, compared to other cheap drones (like the on in OP) hubsan feels like it's "on rails", super precise, responds to controls very well etc..

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