10 Melhores Drones de 2014

10 Best Drones of 2014
Consumer drones have exploded onto the scene over the past year, giving everyone a chance to take to the skies and see what it would look like to get some perspective on the world from hundreds of feet in the air. But it’s not just photographers and people with bird envy who are flying drones.

Many hobbyists love the challenge of flying quadcopters — drones with four propellers — which take a significant amount of skill to fly. An overwhelming majority of today’s drones are quadcopters, due to their relative mechanical simplicity compared with the more stable helicopter design.

As drone ownership has grown in popularity, so has the number of rules and restrictions involving drone flight. The FAA has a set of guidelines for recreational flying, which include staying away from manned aircrafts, keeping the drone in sight and not charging people money for your flights. You’ll also want to keep your flying under about 500 feet, since any higher than that can bring you into airspace shared with manned helicopters and aircrafts.

The National Park Service (NPS) has also banned drones in all national parks in the United States, citing concerns about the negative impact that flying unmanned aircraft is having in parks.

But there are still plenty of spaces to fly your drone — anywhere from your own backyard to nearly any city and state park. Drone owners can also seek out their nearest RC club, where they can share reserved flight areas and meet other flying enthusiasts.

If you’re ready to dive into the world of unmanned aircraft, here are the best drones.

1. Phantom 2 Vision+

Best Drone for Experts
Is the drone that has it all. It’s good for beginners and experts alike, thanks to preprogrammed flight controls that help keep the aircraft from crashing and burning in the hands of a novice. This drone benefits from a large 5,200-mAh battery, allowing for up to 25 minutes of flight — nearly double the category average. Photographers will also love the camera, which takes excellent, image-stabilized pictures and video, which can even be previewed on your smartphone from 2,000 feet away. 

The Phantom 2 Vision+ is definitely the most expensive drone on this list, but it’s well worth the money. The Vision+ comes ready to fly (RTF), but even if you bought comparable components and built the drone yourself, you wouldn't save much money. For those serious about drones, the Phantom 2 Vision+ is the best overall drone you can buy.

2. Hubsan H107D FPV X4 Mini RTF Quadcopter

Best Drone for the Money
There are definitely cheaper drones, but the Hubsan H107D FPV X4 Mini RTF quadcopter is an unmanned aircraft that offers many of the same features as planes that are more than double the price. This drone’s biggest premium feature is that it transmits first-person-view (FPV) video, which can be viewed directly on the controller. This video can also be captured directly to an SD Card. 

The battery lasts about 8 to 10 minutes, and that number is significantly reduced if you're viewing the live FPV video the entire time. The Hubsan is roughly palm-size, so it’s much smaller than some of the more expensive drones and might be harder to spot at farther distances. You won’t find such fancy features as Return to Home, but there’s a six-axis gyro stabilization function to keep the plane level.

3. Hubsan H107L X4 Mini RTF RC Quadcopter

Best Drone for Beginners
You don’t need to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars when you’re just getting started with drones. The inexpensive Hubsan H107L X4 Mini RTF RC quadcopter is a fun way to dip a toe into the world of drones without fronting a huge investment on an untested hobby. 

The H107L comes ready to fly and includes a precision six-axis gyro to help keep the drone stabilized, but you can still expect a bit of a learning curve if this is your first time flying. You can use this quadcopter both indoors and outdoors, and the cheap price tag will make beginners feel less worried about the financial ramifications of crashing and burning. 

Flying time is about 5 minutes, and the battery isn’t removable, so an afternoon of fun will involve short spurts of flying sandwiched between lengthy periods of USB charging.

4. DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter

Best Drone for Aerial Photography
If you want a drone that takes high-quality pictures and videos, but you’re not quite ready to spend a thousand dollars on an unmanned aircraft and accompanying camera, the DJI Phantom FC40 quadcopter is your best option. The quadcopter includes a 720p HD video recorder that records straight to an SD Card, and it includes Wi-Fi streaming directly to a free iOS and Android app. 

The FC40 can fly for about 11 minutes per charge, about average for the category, and users can add advanced GPS features such as Return to Home via software downloads made available by DJI. 

Like the more advanced models, the FC40 also includes advanced flight controls that help keep the aircraft stabilized and in flight regardless of the pilot’s experience level.

5. Nano QX RTF with SAFE

Best Quadcopter Under $100
The Nano QX RTF with SAFE is the perfect practice drone for new flyers who want something a little nicer than the Hubsan H107L X4 Mini, yet still don’t want to cross the $100 barrier. Unlike the H107L, the Nano QX includes Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope (SAFE) technology, which limits the ability of the drone’s controller in order to provide both stability and agility modes to this tiny aircraft. 

Like the Hubsan H107L X4 Mini, the battery on the Nano QX can’t be removed and lasts about 5 minutes per charge. It’s a great drone for practicing your quadcopter flying skills, but don’t let the aircraft get too far away unless you want to go hunting.

6. Walkera QR X350 Pro

Best Drone for GOPRO®
The GOPRO® Hero 3 camera captures beautiful photos and videos, so it only makes sense to attach one to a drone and take it for a flight. The Walkera QR X350 Pro includes a decent camera of its own, but the real draw is the ability to attach your own high-quality GOPRO® to the X350 Pro’s gimbal right out of the box. 

Like the Phantom 2 Vision+, the Walkera QR X350 Pro can fly for about 25 minutes on a single battery, and includes GPS position holding and other preprogrammed flight controls that make flying a little easier. There’s even a Failsafe function that will return and land your plane when needed.

7. Storm Drone 4 Flying Platform

We love aerial filming, but of course Helipal is no professional filming agency, we just do it for fun. At first we want to develop a Quadcopter which is stable enough to fly around and do some relaxing flying, during our development we keep pushing the limit like eliminating the vibration and increasing stability, one day we found that we have "gone too far" and accidentally created something which is much better than original, with such performance it is capable for serious aerial filming! The Storm Drone 4 is able to carry a GOPRO® camera for 6-7 minutes of flight time, this is amazing considering how small the Storm Drone 4 is and still having good agility, this is totally beyond our expectation. When we saw the video taken by GOPRO®.... "Wow"... it's like watching on TV, we couldn't believe it was taken with this Storm Drone - "It took that image?!?!" the stability is off the scale, the GOPRO® Hero 2 camera running at 120fps filtered out all the high frequency vibration, the image is crystal clear. So anyone who wants to have the best result, Storm Drone 4 and GOPRO® camera are best buddies, you will not believe how well they are when working together.

8. UDI U818A

Best Drone for Kids
Flying a drone is a little like playing a video game, which is why some kids can pick up the necessary skills long before their adult supervisors. But you’ll still want to make sure the aircraft is durable and easy to repair if you’re giving it to a kid, just in case there’s an unexpected gust of wind and a nearby tree branch. 


The UDI U818A has a modular design that makes it easy to repair in case of an unsuccessful emergency landing. It also has built-in flight stability, which makes the craft easier to control, and even a first-person camera to capture all the action to a microSD Card. The included battery charges in about 2 hours, which supports 6 to 9 minutes of flight, so it might be a good idea to stock up on extras to swap out as needed.

9. Parrot Rolling Spider

If you’re looking for a drone with a sleek design, tight controls and a lot of pep, the Parrot Rolling Spider is for you. This drone comes with an embedded camera and can perform quick flips and turns with its four propellers, but its most distinct feature is the one for which it gets its name: its two detachable wheels. With these, the Rolling Spider can roll around on the floor or seem to roll up walls. Because the wheels are larger than the drone’s body and are made of flexible plastic, they also serve as bumpers to keep the drone from getting battered and damaged. The one downside is the Rolling Spider’s short battery life: just 8 minutes of flight.

10. Fineco FX-1 Nano Drone

Best in smaller size
It's not always we can take a drone outdoor and enjoy flying because of weather or other reasons.... we we want something to play indoor. So how about a palm size drone? Of course that is good, but let's try something new, "smaller" than palm size, what do you think?

Thee Fineco FX-1 is a Nano size drone, which still flies as stable as a big one, but looks more interesting to fly. When we first receive the FX-1 sample, everyone in the shop wants to fly it, so we charged up the drone and gave it a test fly, wow.... it's super stable, it stays right there and not moving at all, such a well made little bird! And then everyone wants to order one, and that goes our first batch order...

Just checkout the photos below and you'll know how small it is, it's about the size of a match box, weight just 12 grams. Besides, it's not really a Toy Grade stuff, it came with a 2.4Ghz RC transmitter which have 2-30m range, not those toys with Infra Red, with this 2.4Ghz transmitter you can play everywhere, indoor or outdoor (daylight), it's a reliable RC controller. Charge with a USB cable about 30 minutes, each charge gives you 5-6 minutes of flight time, with this small size you don't get stress flying it, even if it's your First Drone to play. Because it's so light (just 12 grams), it just won't break in any crash, it's basically a 1mm thick PCB circuit board with 4 motors on it, say if you bent a small PCB board, it's not that easy.... ok... you may need some spare propellers in a crash, which they came with the box too! So we recommenced this drone for first time flyer, adults or kids.

Source: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-drones,review-2412.html

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