There are many classes of drones on the market. There are large military craft, passenger carrying drones, commercial drones for inspection services, professional drones for photography, smaller camera drones, all the way down to some fun toy drones. We explore most of these machines on the site, and today is about the small toy-class drones, fun machines for children and adults alike, but basic machines for beginner flight.

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    Syma X5C

    (7.8)
    $45.99 BUY
    • 10 - Minutes
    • 720p - 30FPS
    • 11 - MPH
    • 100 - ft
    An excellent starter drone, the Syma X5C is resilient, reliable and easy to operate. Nothing fancy here, just a simple toy-class drone to practice flying...
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    Ryze Tello

    (8.4)
    $99.00+ BUY
    • 13 - Minutes
    • 720p - 30FPS
    • 18 - MPH
    • 100 - Meters
    The Ryze Tello is one of the most capable and versatile mini drones around, enjoy different designs, code your own flight features, or just fly...
  • Hubsan H111

    (8.2)
    $18.00 BUY
    • 5 - Minutes
    • No camera
    • 7 - MPH
    • 150 - ft
    The Hubsan H111 is one of the best nano drones for flying around the house. It is a tiny machine that fits in the palm...
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    Hubsan H107

    (6.8)
    $30.00 $23.00+ BUY
    • 10 - Minutes
    • Optional
    • 11 - MPH
    • 100 - Meters
    If you are looking for a solid starter drone, an inexpensive quadcopter for beginners, the Hubsan H107 series of drones is a great start.
  • Hubsan H502S Desire

    (7.1)
    $100.00 BUY
    • 10 - Minutes
    • 720p - 30FPS
    • 11 - MPH
    • 300 - Meters
    The Hubsan H502S Desire is a great starter drone. It offers stable basic flight and some GPS functionality, usually unheard of in a sub-$100 drone.
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Jonathan Feist, Drone PilotJonathan Feist

Why trust Drone Rush?

I’ve been a fan of flight since a young age; while I’ve had few opportunities at the helm of manned aircraft, the hours on my fleet of drones continue to grow. I enjoy putting cameras into the sky, silky smooth aerial imagery makes me happy. My goal is to help all pilots enjoy flight legally and safely.

 

Fun toy drones

1. Syma X5C

Syma X5C: Affordable starter drone

Syma X5C

January 2015

Release Date

The Syma X5C was one of our first drones. A toy-class machine that is very resilient, fairly stable and easy to operate. We knew we needed something inexpensive to learn how to fly in the beginning, and this machine was our choice. The quirks of this simple drone taught us about basic flight mistakes, how to control a machine and much more.

The Syma X5C runs about $30 for the drone, a little more with extra batteries and parts.

2. Ryze Tello

Ryze Tello: Educational starter drone

Ryze Tello

March 2018

Release Date

Built using many DJI parts, and sold on the DJI site in partnership with DJI, it is a common misunderstanding that this is a DJI drone. The Ryze Tello is a fun little machine that serves many purposes. On the surface, it's a functional and capable high-end, toy-class drone. You can fly by mobile device, remote control or, in the case of the Educational versions of this machine, you can code your own functionality.

The Ryze Tello is an attractive first drone for many pilots and parents of potential pilots. There are even a few different partnerships, like the Iron Man edition Tello.

Check out the Ryze Tello alone for about $99, upgrade to the Ryze Tello with remote for around $129 and explore the other options from there.

3. Hubsan H111

Hubsan H111: Nano drone for indoor flight

Hubsan H111

2014

Release Date

One of our favorite drones for flying around the house is the tiny Hubsan H111. This is an entry level toy drone that usually sells for around $20. It flies quite well, all things considered, and is a superb machine to practice on during the winter months or before you dive into a larger machine. The built in battery only provides about 5 minute of flight time, there is no camera and no fancy flight features, it's a raw flight experience - which is what we love about it.

It's not lost on us that it comes in Drone Rush colors as well, thank you Hubsan!

Check out the Hubsan H111 for about $18 today.

4. Hubsan H107

Hubsan H107: Reliable toy drones

Hubsan H107

September 2014

Release Date

Getting into the toy range here, the Hubsan H107 is a series of drones, one of the main models is the Hubsan H107L. These are fairly entry level drones, great for those learning to fly or that are not in need of a robust machine to take to the skies. Also great for those with very little time on their hands, this little drone has no camera, cannot carry the GoPro and has battery enough for about 5-10 minutes of flight, depending on how you push it.

We all have to start somewhere, and the Hubsan H107L for about $30 sounds like a smart price to do so.

5. Eachine Paraglider

Eachine E019 Paraglider: G.I. Joe + drone

Eachine E019 Paraglider