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5 of the best quadcopters for under $200

USA Toyz Discovery U818A

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Quadcopters can be a fantastic toy that provides exposure to the world of Remote Control (RC) without requiring the extensive training and licensing of RC airplanes or helicopters.

Despite their low price point, quadcopters can come with numerous accessories including training protective rings for the rotors, stabilisers, cameras for both filming and first person view (FPV). A simply charge of the batteries should be enough to have a decent 10-20 minutes of good fun both indoor or outdoor.

We review 5 of our favourite quadcopters for under $200 in this article. Each of these quadcopters comes with a number of features that sets it apart from other similar-priced quadcopters.

These quadcopters are cheap enough that you don't necessarily need a simulator first, but are still decent enough and some can be used for FPV racing as well.

So let's get into our review of the top 5 quadcopters for under $200!


Syma X8G Headless Quad
Syma X8G Headless drone
Syma X8G Headless 2.4Ghz 4CH RC Quadcopter with 8MP HD Camera

Pros:

  • Good value for money
  • 8 MP camera works well
  • Directionless flight is a great training tool

Cons:

  • Customers say the battery charging time is very long
  • Propeller guards could be more robust

A great drone to use for both video and decent flying. This quad from Syma comes with a very decent 8MP camera as well as spare blades and training frame. Comes with their Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) that disassociates the forward direction from the nose direction making for a quicker learning curve for flying.

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RC Quadcopter potensic
RC Quadcopter potensic
Potensic RC Quadcopter with 2MP camera and carrying case

Pros:

  • Realtime transmitter showing camera feedback
  • Sturdy case to protect your new toy
  • Comes with lots of extras including 2 additional batteries, a 5 battery charger and spare motors

Cons:

  • Some customers have had issues charging batteries
  • Some customers have noted they needed to replace motors

The Potensic drone comes with a host of extras that really make you feel you got your monies worth, all packaged snugly in a sturdy carrying case. For the price, there is little to fault this quadcopter and it looks to be the perfect accompanying drone for some FPV action.

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Holy Stone X400C drone
Holy Stone X400C drone
Holy Stone X400C FPV RC Quadcopter Drone

Pros:

  • Attractive pricing
  • Robust
  • Provides multiple control modes suitable for left and right-handed users

Cons:

  • Some customers report that the prop guards are of poor quality
  • Camera is a bit low quality

This quadcopter, for the price, provides a decent amount of entertainment. Comes with camera and the option to use FPV through a Smartphone App. Take it out for a spin, lots of fun at a decent price point.

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USA Toyz Discovery U818A
USA Toyz Discovery U818A
USA Toyz U818A FPV RC Quadcopter Drone HD Camera

Pros:

  • Pair the drone camera with FPV on your phone or goggles
  • Robust due to propeller guards
  • Easy to fly

Cons:

  • Some customers have had issues with the batteries
  • Some customers feel the manual is of poor quality

A great entry-level drone that appears to offer decent video and is able to take some punishment due to the frame. Great as a starter quad if you just want to have some fun and zoom around the outdoors.

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DBPower UFO
DBPower UFO
DBPower U845 WiFi FPV UFO 6-axis Drone

Pros:

  • Robust with protected blades
  • Extra batteries
  • FPV through your phone

Cons:

  • Some customers experienced some drifting and stability issues

This drone just looks cool, floating around like a UFO. The extra props make this technically a hexacopter. Buzzing around with something a little different is always cool and the UFOcopter lets you pretend a little, especially with all them flashy lights!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of 5 of the coolest Quadcopters for sale under $200. There are so many options so we hope we’ve narrowed it down to a few contenders!

Agree with our choices? Or have we missed an awesome option for under $200? Let us know in the comments below!​

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