Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100

Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100

We’ve searched high and low, far and wide to find the best ready to fly nano drones for sale under £100 and we’ve listed them out with the main features and specs of each from best down. These are not mostly for sale on Amazon and eBay but also from some other sources too so you can buy directly from them if you want. It’s another top 10 list like our last post Top 10 Best RTF FPV Drones 2 Buy 4 Christmas. For your own informational needs a list of 10 cool RTF nano drones for sale to buy under £100.00. So if you’ve got a 100 quid to spend/invest and want to buy one of the best nano drones that £100 can buy, you’re in the right place as we fly through the top 10 nano drones for sale under 100 right now this summer and into winter 2015 that make you want to say just shut up and take my money!

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What Are Nano Drones And Why Buy One?

Nanodrones are basically micro-sized RC UAV’s (Remote Controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) as opposed to most normal sized drones that are much bigger. And some nano drones are as small as 4CM or less! If they are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, then they and considered a “nano drone” or “mini drone” or “micro drone”, same thing really. Nano drones are fun to fly and play with, if you’ve never had the chance then you might jump at it if the chance was given you right? You’ll probably have a little fly enjoying the novelty factor about it as you try impress people with your superior flight control skills and that little flying gizmo you got. And for most cases, that’s how nano drones are to be taken, more as a fun office toy or boredom breaker, but never as a serious UAV flight tool! — That said, some nano drones are getting quite professional now and can do the same things as normal or larger sized quadcopters, hexacopters & multiroters can! Some Nanodrones are pretty basic with a very basic controller and simple up down / left right controls. And some have better controllers and more flight controls like yaw and pitch etc. Some have a longer flight time (battery life) than others and some have a longer range, some look cool with LED lights on them that blink in the dark. All that really matters is what you like the look of and what specs appeal to you the most. These are the top 10 Nano drones to buy at the moment (or eventually) at both ends of the line so you will not get the same advanced technology or features of a drone like the Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone will have. Most of these mini drones were found on eBay and Amazon and prices were correct as of posting. You can actually buy a very good UAV drone for under £100 with lots of features like digital camera, 6-Axis gyro stabilization, LED lights etc. and some have a longer controller range and longer flight times than Nano drones under £100 do. Let the Nanodrones speak for them selves!

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Top 10 Cool Fun Nanodrones to Buy Under £100.00

From best first!

1. The Zano Nano Drone (best nano drone 2015)

ZANO drone 300x260 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100Meet ZANO the world’s most sophisticated nano drone – aerial photo and HD video capture platform. Autonomous, Intelligent, Developable. The ZANO nano camera drone is simply, no doubt about it, the worlds best, smartest nano drone!  You’ll be able to control the Zano on your mobile via WiFi or it can follow you at a certain distance and height if you want. The features of the Zano make it what it is. It’s more than a piece of tech. It’s like one of the family. A pet you keep that has a mind of its own and can think for itself. It’s Intelligent Autonomous Flight System with IR Obstacle Avoidance prevents collisions and crashes. It moves out the way on its own! Lightweight and tough and durable. It’s your instant nano camera drone buddy that can take high resolution 5 megapixel images and and HD video and instantly share them on you social networks, Facebook, YouTube etc. Get clear and precise footage and photography with the Digital Image Stabilization control. Failsafe features mean the ZANO will automatically return home to you if it thinks its gone out of range or the battery is getting low. Onscreen virtual joysticks give you completely accurate and responsive control. The 5 megapixel HD video camera has Facial Recognition Capability for that perfect shot! MicroSD slot for data storage. Bidirectional motor control with Echo Sonar and an Air Pressure Sensor altitude controller and a top speed of 25 mph. And that only covers the basic features! It’s not built for doing stunts and tricks, flips, rolls etc but is the best nano camera drone 2015. Flight time is said to be between 10-15 minutes. It’s just one amazing nano drone and you want it don’t you!? We do! It’s not currently available to buy right now but is a project on Kick Starter that you can back and pre-order from. When its released, it will be one of the best nano camera drones you can buy! Even if the price is a little over our £100 budget. 🙂

  • Charging time: 15-20 minutes.
  • Flight time: 10-15 minutes.
  • Controller range: 15 – 30 meters.
  • Cost: £169.95. Pre-order from www.flyzano.com or back the Zano Kickstarter Campaign.

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2. The WALLET Drone

wallet drone 300x180 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100The WALLET Drone (aptly named because its small enough to fit into your back pocket) might not even be available to purchase now until July. You can still back the Axis Drones Indie Go Go Campaign though. The makers of the WALLET Drone are claiming it’s the smallest nano quadcopter drone yet! It’s a tiny quadcopter that docks AND charges INSIDE of a wallet sized controller that fits in your pocket! The nano WALLET drone is one of smallest and best nano drones we’ve seen yet. This thing flies and it flies well. It can do most things that the latest nano drones can do. But what makes it so unique is that its small size is small enough to fit into your back pocket like a wallet would. It’s size is only 4cm x 4cm x 1.75 cm. It has a 2.4 GHz controller and docking station. It has 3 flight modes for beginners to advanced pilots. It uses a 6-Axis gyro for stabilization. It can do flips and rolls and other acrobatic tricks. It charges in about 20 minutes by USB cable and has around 5-7 minutes flight time. If you want it, you can make a small contribution to their Indie Go Go Wallet Drone Campaign or get in on their KINDA EARLY SALE for $40 + $12 International Shipping outside of the U.S. The fact that this nano drone can be stored INSIDE the actual controller which also acts as a charger as well is just incredible. A truly portable and fun nano drone.

  • Charging time: 20 minutes.
  • Flight time: 5-7 minutes.
  • Controller range: 50 meters.
  • Cost: $40 or make a donation on the Indie Go Go funding campaign page.

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3. SKEYE Nano Drone

skeye nano drone 300x214 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100The SKEYE Nano Drone measures at 4cm x 4cm (just under 2 inches). It’s so small that it can fit on the tip of your finger or in the palm of your hand and still have space left. The SKEYE Nano Drone can do acrobatic tricks, rolls, flips, barrel rolls etc but is also super accurate in flight for indoor flying and has LED lights for night time flights. It also has 3 flight modes for beginners to advanced pilots. Its super stable with high tech piezoelectric gyros and accelerometers for stabilization. It’s powered by a 3.7V 100mAh LiPo battery that can be charged by USB in 30 minutes and provides you with 7-8 minutes flight time. The 4-Channel 2.4Ghz Transmitter controller provides you with a range of up to 50 meters. It has “throw to fly” ability, meaning, you can literally throw it and it will automatically start flying and hovering on the spot waiting for your commands.

4. Headless Nanodrone V2

Headless Nanodrone V2 300x188 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100The Headless Nanodrone V2 has a “Headless Mode” which basically means you can fly the drone forward in any direction without needing to turn it forward (yaw rotation). The Headless Nanodrone V2 is a 6-Axis gyro mini quadcopter with a flight time of 5-8 minutes and a controller range of up to 20 meters. It too can also do 360 flips and aerial acrobatics and also has 3 speeds to fly in. The Headless Nanodrone V2 is perfect for those new to flying drones and want to learn without worrying about crashing and breaking it and your bank at the same time. Its a lot of fun to fly indoors and outside and will turn heads wherever you go. Especially at night with its bright LED lights! It’s available in 4 different colours of black or white, silver & gold. Tons of extras, add-ons and accessories are available for it. Spare blades, blade protectors and gift boxes.

  • Charging time: 20-30 minutes.
  • Flight time: 5-8 minutes.
  • Controller range: 20 meters.
  • Cost: $39.99

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5. Cheerson CX – 10A

Cheerson CX 10A Nano Drone 300x255 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100The Cheerson CX – 10A Portable Headless Mode Nano Quadcopter Drone is small in size but big in personality! It’s also a “headless mode” nano drone meaning that you don’t have to readjust the position its in to fly in the direction. Just choose your direction and it will fly in that direction no matter what way its facing. The Cheerson CX Nano Drone can fly up down, left, right, forwards, backwards etc and can also be thrown to fly. The 6-Axis gyro provides smooth and stable flight and near perfect hovering. And yes it can do 360 flips on command. There are 3 speeds and is self adjusting which is ideal for new beginners. It can do 3D tumbling and has cool LED lights for night time flying. The  2.4G RC controller has a range of up to 20 meters and the built in 3.7V 100MAH battery provides up to 5 minutes flight time on a 30 minute charge. Also available in black, white, silver or gold colours.

  • Charging time: 30 minutes.
  • Flight time: 5 minutes.
  • Controller range: 20 meters.
  •  One of the cheapest and best on this list!

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6. Axis Nano Drone™

Axis Nano Drone 300x209 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100Made by the same people that made the WALLET DroneMorrison Innovations. The Axis Nano Drone™ is designed to be stable, forgiving and fun. A perfect quadcopter for people learning to fly. This nano drone has tons of features like side and top impact protection guards to minimize blade damage. Landing skids to keep the blades off the ground (or carpet). 3 different speed settings for smooth lift and calibration. 6-Axis stabilization for super stable hovering. And it’s ready to fly from the box. Charging can be done by USB in 15-20 minutes and provides you with 5-7 minutes flight time and the 4 channel 2.5 GHZ controller has a range of about 50 meters. This nano drone has been designed for beginners especially to help you get used to the mechanics of quadcopter flight before you move onto a larger, much more expensive drone. The top features include: 6-Axis gyro flight system. Removable blade guards and skids. 360 flips and rolls. 4 LED lights. Super ultra lightweight design at just 0.5 oz.

  • Charging time: 15-20 minutes.
  • Flight time: 5-7 minutes.
  • Controller range: 50 meters.

 

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7. Sky Viper Nano Drone M200

We covered the Sky Viper M200 Nano Drone back in March as one to watch out for. It’s a high performance nano drone with a tiny 3″ blade-to-blade span as is made ideally for people that want to get into flying inside. It’s still not available until the Summer 2015 from the Skyrocket Toys website. This is not to be confused with the Sky Viper Camera Drone. But if that’s anything to go by the Sky Viper Nano Drone will have some of the same technology onboard only minus the camera. With 6-Axis gyroscope and accelerometer it will be able to do aerial stunts, tricks, rolls and flips at the press of a button and have a range on up to 30 meters on a 2.4GHz controller. Sky Viper quadcopter drones are known for building sport performance stunt drones like their X-Quad Stunt Quadcopter and the Sky Viper Camera Quadcopter Drone. They are available now on the Sky Viper site and Toysrus. And you can find the Sky Rocket X-Quad Stunt Quadcopter drone on Amazon and other retailers sites.

  • Charging time: Unknown. Predicted: 30 minutes.
  • Flight time: Unknown. Predicted: 8 minutes.
  • Controller range: Unknown. Predicted: 50 meters.
  • Cost: $29.99.

 

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8. Blade Nano QX

Blade Nano QX 300x185 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100Another throw to fly, ready to fly, easy to fly, fun sized nano drone. The Blade Nano QX is an excellent nanoquad for beginners because its SAFE. That means it has Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope which lets it hover perfectly so its ideal for indoor use especially. Think you’re loosing control or going to crash? Just letting go of the controls and it will auto hover for you saving you from crashes many times over. Turn off SAFE mode and get full control making it much more agile and lets you do many tricks and stunts with it. The Blade QX only weighs 16 grams so is almost gravity defiant even though its not. But its tough durable design means that it doesn’t break easy in ground crashes and collisions although it will if you crash hard enough eventually, blade guards minimize blade snaps but Blade NANO QX blade replacements are available to buy separately. But it’s so much fun to fly for beginners and novices and even expert drone pilots alike. Whether you’re flying on your own or with other people that also have a Blade QX. You get around 6-8 minutes flight time on a 30-40 minute charge which is about standard for nano quadcopters in its class. But it’s the SAFE technology that makes it perfect for beginners or those that want intelligent flight control and agile flying abilities.

  • Charging time: 30-40 minutes.
  • Flight time: 6-8 minutes.
  • Controller range: 50 meters.
  • Cost: £89.90 on Amazon.

 

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9. Hubsan X4 V2 FPV Nanodrone

Hubsan X4 V2 300x162 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100It doesn’t have all the same flight technologies and agility as the Blade QX does other than auto leveling but its still pretty fast and maneuverable. The Hubsan X4 V2 FPV Nanodrone will let you do FPV flight on a 720p camera. Not the smallest nano drone but one of the smallest FPV nano drones. You can see what it sees on the same controller with built in LCD screen in real time from up to 100 meters range. It also has a durable design with thick propeller blades. There’s a 6-Axis gyro sensor for improved flight control both indoors and out. 4 LED lights light up so you can fly at night and it has soft rubber feet for cushioned landings. It’s one of the best selling FPV nano drones that fits into the palm of your hand and has a real time video feedback that’s sent to the LCD screen on the  2.4GHZ controller. That’s what makes it so unique. The Vs Hubsan X4 is a better nano quadcopter in every way. Better LED’s, better pads, better oscillator, better anti-flip, better rotors, better frame. It’s been completely redefined.

  • Charging time: 30 minutes.
  • Flight time: 9 minutes.
  • Controller range: 50 meters.

 

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10. UDI U839 Nano Quadcopter Drone

UDI U839 Nano Quadcopter Drone 300x189 - Top 10 Best RTF Nano Drones To Buy Under £100This little puppy is one of UDI‘s best nanoquads. Measuring just 3.5″ and weighing only 36g. It has a fairly robust and durable frame with 4 propellers guards for extra safety. It comes with a fun sized RC 2.4 Ghz controller too. It can do 360˚ flips and rolls by clicking down on the right stick. The U839 nano drone is quite fast and good for fun high speed outdoor racing. 3 gyros and accelerometers provide stable flight and responsive accurate and sharp movements. LED lights show it up at night and provide a better visual. The drones battery can be charged by USB in 40 minutes and the and provides around 5-7 minutes flight time. With this version, you should get 2 batteries for the drone and the controller and USB charging cable. And 4 spare blades and a prop removal tool and instruction manual. Most usually come with these as standard. Will come in handy should you snap or break a propeller blade and need to replace it with a new one. You can fly the UDI U839 both indoors and out on its  fun sized 2.4GHz controller that provides a range of up to 50 meters. An impact resistant, compact modular design, 6 axis gyro for precise flight control.

  • Charging time: 40 minutes.
  • Flight time: 5-7 minutes.
  • Controller range: 50 meters.
  • Cost: £41.94 on Amazon.

And there we have them. 10 of what are probably the best nano drones that your 100 squid can buy on the commercial, civilian drone market place today. Oh there are quite a few more out there like those on this list. As we’ve said before, it’s a technology where smaller, cheaper companies can copy the designs of bigger companies originals and make their own versions of them that are often cheaper. And its a growing technology too. What you are looking at now is like the 1st generation nano drones. Soon in the future as the technology merges with other technology, flight time will improve from minutes to hours. Especially when they start using graphene batteries which charge instantly and will last for months instead of days. I predict we’ll see them in use during the 2nd generation of nano drones. We’ll probably start seeing them near the end of 2016 but technology doubles in speed every year so maybe sooner. Fingers crossed. They will probably make these nano drones seem very primitive and retro like. Even though if it wasn’t for these paving the way then those dreams and predictions would never have a chance.

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  1. Monster High
    May 12, 01:08 Monster High

    Never seen that Wallet drone before. Looks very small but not the most tech but very unique how it folds away into the controller that acts as a case though and then charges it at same time right clever that is like.

  2. Dr Watchdog
    May 12, 01:11 Dr Watchdog

    Yes its pretty special think that is a good angle for them and one that people will appreciate. Definitely we are backing the WALLET Drone project here and will hopefully do a full unboxing and flying review once we have one and test it. 😀

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    July 07, 22:31 Drone Listr

    Very nice nano list by the way. I’ve bought that Cheerson CX10A headless mode nano quadcopter drone and its a great fun to fly. Make sure theres no wind though. Its meant for indoor flight really but its better outside to fly around for a few mins as a laugh. No Parrot Rolling Spider minidrone mentioned here. Its a good minidrone for beginners. 😉

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