If you’re new to drones, don’t go buying that large camera drone (or FPV racer) before you learn the basics. A cheap toy drone is perfect for doing such, and will not hurt your pocketbook if you crash it. This one is only $19 https://goo.gl/RGqQfk

And before listing the pros and cons, don’t make the most common beginner’s mistake of sending the drone up to see how high it will go. This almost always ends in a lost drone.

– It’s cheap. As a beginner, you are going to crash, crash hard, and crash often as you learn what not to do. Would you want to do such with a $19 drone, or one that costs hundreds of dollars?
– It’s a good and maneuverable flier. It will hold on to your interest as you progress in your skills.
– Large enough to not be too skittish for a beginner (as compared to nano and micro drones). Yet small enough to not cause harm if you crash into property or worse yet, pets or people.
– Uses very common and cheap 3.7V 400mah battery. You should easily find spare batteries.
– Headless mode and one key return.

– Brushed motors. They will fail eventually. But hopefully by then you should be ready to progress to better drones.
– The motors keep running if you lose connection with the transmitter. There is a potential for flyaway if you fly out of range of the transmitter. But if you keep the drone close enough to see it, then you shouldn’t have a problem.

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