Christmas Buyers Guide – Best Drones & Quadcopters 2017
Quadcopters, drones or multi-rotors have grown and grown in popularity over the past few years. Whether you want to fly around your living room for fun or create some fantastic aerial photography, this guide is intended to show you the most popular and best quadcopters available for Christmas 2017.
There is a huge range of drones to choose from that vary in prices, skill level and usability. Our range goes from the nifty little Hubsan X4 at only £34.99 that is great to use inside or outdoors to the DJI Inspire made for aerial filming professionals.
All the drones listed below are tried and tested by our staff at RC Geeks. There may be others available but this is the best of the bunch. Our list below starts with the lowest price and works up to the higher end drones.
Fancy something that drives? Check out our Christmas remote control car buyers guide.
Christmas Drones up to £100
These quadcopters are the most popular remote control gifts we have available, they are very affordable and make a great present for anyone over 14 years old.
- Easy to fly
- Suitable indoors and outdoors
- Adjustable skill level
- Capable of acrobatics
The Hubsan X4 is small in size and extremely fun! Featuring LED’s, 100 meter range, precise control and select-able skill levels, this is a great quadcopter to get you started. Included is a battery and USB charger, as well as spare propellers in case of mishaps.
- Easy to fly
- Capture aerial video
- Stunt ready
Still small and extremely fun, the Hubsan X4 with camera can record your flights thanks to the front mounted camera. Included as well as the battery and charger is a handy propeller guard, so protect the propellers from hitting the walls.
- New redesigned body
- 720P Camera
- Altitude hold feature
- Super bright LED’s
Upgraded just in time for Christmas, this new model features a re-design that makes the drone sturdier and more robust. Also it features 4 cool built in lights to allow nighttime flight. The Hubsan X4 Camera Plus features a 720P camera and will provide hours of fun.
Christmas Drones from £100 to £500
These drones are a little bit more expensive, but offer great value and are superb gifts. These would make any child or grown-up happy.
- Live video streaming
- Very affordable for an FPV quadcopter
- Redesigned body
- Built in monitor
The new Hubsan H107D plus features a screen built in to the transmitter to allow a live video feed from the on board camera. Fly high and capture awesome video right to the transmitter! Record the footage from the transmitter with a Micro SD memory card.
- Serious FPV Racer
- Super agile
- Many hop-ups available
Want something faster? Then get in-to FPV Racing! Capable of breathtaking speeds, FPV Racers allow you to use First-Person-View goggles to remotely pilot your quadcopter around a course, racing other pilots! This sport is becoming hugely popular and the Emax Nighthawk is pre-built. Just plug in your own battery and it’s ready to fly.
- Top of the range FPV Racer
- Foldable Arms
- Ready to fly
- Many hop-ups available
Want one of the best FPV Racers? The Vortex is made by the leaders in FPV, it features foldable arms, a durable body and is ready to fly out of the box. Used by many of the best pilots, just add a battery and it’s ready to fly.
Christmas Drones from £500 to £1,200
Now we’re getting serious, these are professional quality aerial filming platforms. If you want to give the best gift, any model in the Phantom 3 range is sure to make someone’s Christmas.
- The most popular aerial photography drones available
- Capture 4k video
- Link to your smart phone or tablet
- Very easy to fly
Flying for aerial filming and photography? Then the DJI Phantom 3 range features 3 fantastic models. All drones designed to be incredibly easy to fly so the pilot can concentrate on taking photo’s and super smooth videos.
Christmas Drones over £1,200
These professional level quadcopters are suitable for high-level cinematography. If you want the best then this is what you should go for.
- Professional aerial quadcopter
- Raising landing gear
- Can be controlled by 2 persons
- Available with a MFT Zenmuse camera
Designed for aerial filming professionals, the DJI Inspire 1 is the coolest looking drone out there. Not only does it look good, it takes fantastic broadcast-standard aerial photos and videos. You’ll be very lucky if you get one of these for Christmas!
Where to buy quadcopters?
RC Geeks has a wealth of experience with all of the above quadcopters, if you need any advice please get in touch via e-mail or phone. Our staff own and fly all of the above and we rate them all very highly!
We also support all of the above with a range of spare parts and hop-ups.