One of the best things about buying a drone is the freedom you get in taking to the skies. With the ability to maneuver both vertically and horizontally, some people want to buy a drone that will let them do awesome tricks easily. While many drone manufacturers focus on features like video support, there are some drones for sale that will give you the ability to do aerial flips and tricks easily (sometimes with the just push of a button). Below are two drones that are great buys for those looking to hit the sky at a fast and furious pace.


UDI U818A

The UDI U818A drone quadcopter is a lightweight and agile drone built for beginner and intermediate skill-level flyers. While its overall weight limits its use to indoors or outdoors with light winds only, it’s the drone’s flexible, plastic exterior frame and easy-to-use controls that makes it a great stunt drone buy for the price.

With the U818A’s plastic bumpers, you are free to attempt daredevil tricks without the fear of destroying your drone in a crash. Another great feature is the drone’s built-in LED lights, which offer excellent flight orientation tracking at a distance or even at night.

The U818A offers two flight modes (easy & extreme), which allows for even the most beginner pilots to conduct aerial acrobatics with ease. When switched into “extreme” mode, you have the option of manually conducting flips with the joystick or, if you’re not ready to trust yourself just yet, you can simply press the special 360 eversion button and let the drone do all the hard work.

Coupled with a fixed SD camera and remote video/photo trigger buttons on the controller, the UDI U818A is an ideal quadcopter for anyone looking to buy a drone that offers both acrobatic ability and onboard camera capabilities.

UDI has released an updated model of this drone. While it does include new features like auto return home, it costs about double the old model. Be sure to check it out here and weigh the costs vs. benefits of old and new.

Blade Nano QX 3D

Blade Nano QX 3D

If you’re looking for a fast and nimble drone to do tricks and flips with, the Blade Nano QX 3D is the drone to go with. Designed specifically with aerobatics in mind, the Blade Nano QX 3D is one of the few ready-to-fly quadcopter drones on the market that can be flown upside down!

Most drones will crash and burn if they go topsy turvy, but the QX 3D has special sensors and reversible motors that provide upward or downward thrust depending on its orientation. With three different flight modes, this nimble drone can perform hairpin turns, 180-degree flips, or full 360-degree rolls with the flick of a joystick or the press of a button. The Blade Nano QX 3D’s smart control scheme makes is simple to fly, no matter what orientation the drone is in.

Built specifically to be lightweight and agile, the Blade Nano QX 3D offers unparalleled speed and maneuverability compared to most drones its size. The ability to fly right-side up or upside down also makes recovery from crashes extremely easy. No more worrying about flipping your drone or resetting its calibrations. Just take off and fly.

While the Blade Nano QX 3D doesn’t include any camera functionality, it offers a unique level of aerobatic ability that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

 

COST
~ $50
SKILL LEVEL
Beginner
FLIGHT TIME
~ 10 min
TOTAL RATING
8 out of 10

Key Features

  • Ready to Fly
  • Built-in Camera
  • Colored Orientation LEDS
  • Easy Acrobatic Tricks
  • 360 Eversion Button
  • Remote Camera Trigger
  • 2.4 GHz Controller
COST
~ $70
SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
FLIGHT TIME
~ 6 min
TOTAL RATING
8.5 out of 10

Key Features

  • Ready to Fly
  • Can Fly Upside Down
  • Easy Acrobatic Tricks
  • 180 or 360 Flip Button
  • Colored Orientation LEDs
  • Adjustable trim settings
  • 2.4 GHz Controller