It’s always fun to see a stunt drone take to the sky. There are many styles of stunts to behold, but from a retail sense, you should expect a machine that flips in the air. Sometimes they call it 360 aversion, or you might consider it a barrel roll, no matter, it’s a stunt and it’s fun to see.
There are other tricks that drones can perform these days, we’ll leave the technical merit of each up to you. For now, these are some great drones that perform some sort of aerial maneuver to bewilder an audience, the best stunt drones.
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DJI FPV: High-speed camera drone
The DJI FPV is not really a stunt drone, no more so than any racing drone, but the capabilities of this hybrid camera-racing drone make it a fantastic choice for high-speed pilots. Paired with the FPV Goggles V2.0, flips and other stunts will feel crazy, but even just flying around will be great fun. Work through the flight modes to learn how to fly a racing drone.
- Up to 87MPH
- 4K stabilized camera
- Easy to fly
- Multiple flight modes
- Optional Motion Controller
- Far more expensive than most race drones
- 2-axis camera is weird for some
Eachine Paraglider: Fun toy drone
The Eachine Paraglider is a fun little toy. Equipped with an action hero, put your little army man to work using this aircraft as either a paraglider or as a hoverboard. Please do not expect much from this machine, it’s a low-power toy that looks cooler than it flies, but a ten-year-old me would have loved to give this paraglider a go.
- Short flight time
- No appreciable flight features
- Limited range
Air Hogs 360 Hoverblade: Flying boomerang
The dream of extended boomerang flight is made possible with the Air Hogs 360 Hoverblade. This small foam toy is safe for most children, and offers plenty of battery life for those sunny afternoons in the park. This simple three-blade boomerang has just one little motor and propeller that drive the rotation of the boomerang itself, relying on the body of the craft to create lift.
- Long battery life
- It’s just a foam toy boomerang
DJI Mavic Air: hand gesture controls
The DJI Mavic Air is an older DJI drone at this point, but it launched with an extended feature initial launched with the Spark, hand gesture controls. Many drones offer the ability to trigger a photo capture, but you could entirely take-off, navigate, and land the Mavic Air with your Jedi mind tricks! Plus, the Mavic Air was one of the best consumer-class camera drones on the market at launch.
- Good camera
- Fun hand gestures
- Stable GPS-enabled flight
- Easy to fly DJI drone
- No real stunts, just the hand gestures
- There are better camera drones now
Yuneec Mantis G: Voice controls
The Yuneec Mantis G is a decent little camera drone, with a fun trick, voice controls. Speak commands into the remote and it translates those into flight controls. Enjoy your entire flight via spoken word.
- Reliable drone
- Voice controls are fun
- Mediocre camera results
- Availability issues