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Good relatively cheap quad?

Hey guys im looking for a cheap quad copter but not a crappy quality one that will break after one fall.

Ive been looking at the hubsan x4 which is $85.

If there is a cheaper quad that you guys know of it will be greatly appreciated.

Im just looking to mess around with it, nothing serious. No payloads or anything like that.


Stuck in Sunny FL
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The syma X1 is available for around $40 on amazon with free shipping and everything you need to get it in the air. From what I have heard, it is one of the ultimate beginner quads in every respect, especially price, handling and durability. Check out some youtube vids of it and look here:


Stay away from newer mini quads from WLToys that have a model number starting with V2xx. They are plagued with "drop out" (as in from the sky) problems.


My second recommendation in the under $100 range is the Blade Nano QX.


This one costs more, but is equipped with SAFE technology, which has been demonstrated to be the ultimate in anti-crash technology. Again, see youtube vid reviews from many independent sources.
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I was able to bind my V959 with my Turnigy 9x though it's a bit screwy on start-up sometimes. The only problem is that I can't control the camera or lights.