Drones are mostly designed for children ages 14 and above. But some drones are an exception. Drones are being more and more affordable and advanced than ever, therefore they can be great presents for your kids when it comes to birthdays or Christmas. It’s just a huge headache when there are so many of them to choose from. We understand that safety is number one on your list if you are considering whether or not your kid is safe with the drone, therefore we picked some kid-friendly drones as well as being able to bring them fun.
Here are the 5 drones for kids:
UDI RC U818A Gyro Quadcopter Drone
- Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 13.3 inches
- Weight: 119g
- Camera resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
- Battery: 3.7V 500mAh LiPo
- Charging time: 60 minutes
- Flight time: 7 to 9 minutes
- Range: 300ft
- Transmitter power: 4 AA batteries (included)
The Chinese drone company, UDI RC is known for their quality and affordable drones, which includes the UDI RC U818A quad. This drone is great for kids, as you do not need any practice or experience to fly it and is really easy to control. The 2.4 GHz remoter control is small enough to fit into your kids’ palms and with only two joysticks, making the quad easy to fly. UDI RC U818A Gyro is also lightweight, allowing your child to carry it without any difficulty. Also, with frames surrounding the rotors, which protect both you and the drone, you don’t have to worry about getting your kid’s fingers cut or damages to the rotors itself.
Syma X5C Explorer Quadcopter Drone
- Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.2 x 3.8 inches
- Weight: 726g
- Camera: no camera
- Battery: 3.7V 500mAh LiPo
- Charging time: 100 minutes
- Flight time: 7 minutes
- Transmitter power: 1 lithium ion batteries (not included)
At only $40-$50, the Syma X5C Explorer is an affordable drone and works like a pro. Since this model of Syma is considered a small quadcopter, it has very high speed and agility. You can even perform a 360-degree flip with ease. Despite the small and delicate size of Syma X5C, a 10mph wind did not even affect the video footage; the drone was able to stabilize itself. Great gift for your child as this camera drone is equipped with LED lights and can be flown at night. With this feature, you can spend more time with your kids, day and night.
Cheerson CX-10WD Drone
- Dimensions: 62 x 62 x 28mm
- Weight: 18g
- Camera resolution: 0.3MP (720 x 576)
- Battery: 3.7V 150mAh LiPo
- Charging time: 30 minutes
- Flight time: 5 minutes
- Range: 20 to 50m
- Transmitter power: 2 AAA batteries (not included)
This miniature drone is great for kids. the aircraft was incredibly facilitating and hassle-free to use, and stayed under my control for more than ninety percent of the time. This is owed to the fact that this version has an altitude control mode- meaning you can forget about the height that the aircraft is present on and only focus on the basic right-left or forward-backward movements. The camera is only 0.3 MP, reasonable considering the size of the aircraft, and there are quite a few blurs and distortions in the images and videos you might take using the quadcopter. Yet the quality is more than acceptable when taken into consideration that this mini copter costs less than even $60.
AKASO K88 Quadcopter Drone
- Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 2.5 inches
- Weight: 108g
- Camera resolution: 480p
- Battery: 3.7V 850mAh LiPo
- Charging time: 100-120 minutes
- Flight time: 5-7 minutes
- Range: 50-100m
The AKASO K88 drone is a really kid-friendly drone, and is also suitable for beginners. It performed incredibly well and flew smoothly. It has a built-in camera, so your kids can play and take pictures and videos with them, maybe unveiling their inner passion for photography. The drone has a 360-degrees flip function that allows kids to try various new tricks, including mid-air rolls and flips, with just a push of a button. Similar to the Syma X5C Explorer quad, it is also equipped with LED lights which make nighttime flying much easier. Overall, the drone is very affordable and an awesome choice as presents for kids or for fellow novices who enjoy doing stunts with drones.
Hero RC XQ-5 Quadcopter
- Dimensions: 55 x 55 x 5 cm
- Weight: 4.35 pounds
- Battery: 7.4V 850mAh LiPo
- Charging time: 60-90 minutes
- Flight time: 8-10 minutes
- Range: 100-150m
- Transmitter power: 6 AA batteries
This Hero RC drone is mainly to be flown at night, showing off the magnificent colours that it has. The LED light is wrapped around the frame of the rotors, providing you with high visibility even at night. You can bring your child to the park during the night to fly their drone. The drone can be seen at ten to hundreds of meters away. Similar to previous models, the Hero RC XQ-5 has a frame made up of foam, making it suitable for flying indoors and at the same time, resistant to crashes. With 8 to 10 minutes of flight time, it has a 2.0 MP camera and a remote control with range somewhere between 100 and 150m.