Looking to get into flying with your kids? Considering buying a drone for a young person you know? Check out this list of the best drones for kids, specially selected based on several criteria!
Drones, or more properly “quadcopters”, are 4-rotor flying machines known for their variety of uses, extreme maneuvering capability, and fun to fly.
There are many thousands of drones out there to choose from, but most of them are neither kid-safe nor easy to fly. To help you narrow down your options, we’ve created a list of must-haves and handy features for any drone that will be handled by children:
In our experience, headless mode isn’t all that helpful, but for many users it is a good way to learn how to fly, eliminating the need to keep track of the “front” of the drone. Lastly, app control is really handy for novice flyers, as it generally allows for simple, steady flight without much skill, and for many has a gentler learning curve than a dedicated controller.
Below are 5 drones that stood out to us as being good options for kid-friendly flight in a variety of situations, based on the above.
Likely one of the most popular beginner drones of all time, theline does not disappoint. This drone is fairly large — which is best for outdoor flight — but with that size comes added stability, more wind resistance, and many other helpful features.
Another brand well-known for good beginner quadcopters, Holy Stone has a large collection of kid-friendly drones to choose from. Theis one of their larger, more expensive models, but comes packed with epic features for flyers of any skill level, especially beginners.
Although smaller and good for indoor flight, mini drones tend to be harder to fly outdoors than large drones. However, theaims to change that, adding in some handy features that you wouldn’t expect from a drone of its size.
Another mini drone, thehas many of the same features as the previous DC-65. However, what makes it unique is the built-in blade guards that completely surround the rotors, making it nearly impossible to get small fingers or other objects in the way of harm.
Thisis mid-sized and will work both indoors and outdoors with equal ease. Featuring brilliantly illuminated built-in LED blade guards, this drone has plenty of fun features to keep you interested.
Feature image source: Jack Brown / Drone Lab
License: The text of "Drones for Kids – 5 Best Flying Machines for Children in 2019" by All3DP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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