10 Best Hexacopters | April 2017

10 Best Hexacopters | April 2017
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We spent 19 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. When it comes to power, maneuverability, and high-altitude flying, six rotors are better than four. From dodging airborne obstructions to staying aloft with a broken rotor, these agile hexcopters are equipped to overcome the hazards of remote operation and let your wildest piloting dreams take flight from the relative safety of a virtual cockpit. Skip to the best hexacopter on Amazon.
A solid entry-level choice for remote-controlled flying practice indoors or out, the compact and versatile Top Race TR-MQ6 has three speed settings and can do 360-degree flips and rolls for 6-7 minutes per 15-minute charge within a range of up to 65 feet.
  • replacement rotors included
  • not compatible with go-pro cameras
  • the controller is rather bulky
Brand Top Race
Model pending
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 3.7 / 5.0
The diminutive and affordable JJRC H20 sports LEDs to show off its performance of a modest repertoire of aerial acrobatics within a limited range, and it holds up remarkably well to the usual bumps and bashes of in-air collisions and hard landings.
  • one-key automatic return feature
  • 5-7 minutes of flying time
  • battery life could be better
Brand JJRC
Model pending
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0
Ready to fly right out of the box, the WLToys Skywalker V323 features foam blade guards, headless mode operation and full eversion capabilities. It's sturdily built to withstand occasional impacts and hefty enough to be fitted with a camera for airborne photography.
  • 32 inches in diameter
  • camera sold separately
  • no gimbal for camera attachment
Brand WLtoys
Model SWL-V323
Weight 5.6 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0
Coming from one of the biggest names in consumer drone technology, it's no surprise that the DJI Spreading Wings S900 with A2 controller and Z15 gimbal packs a wallop in terms of both quality and cost, but if money's no object, it may just be the drone you're looking for.
  • retractable landing gear
  • carbon fiber airframe
  • camera not included
Brand DJI
Model S900
Weight pending
Rating 3.8 / 5.0
Constructed from sturdy plastic, the TRNDLabs Skeye Hexa offers a super compact and lightweight profile that easily fits into the palm of your hand. Noisy, but fun to fly, this brightly colored minidrone is a great way to get the hang of remote-controlled flight.
  • 6-axis gyroscopic stabilization
  • throw-to-fly functionality
  • throttle controls are a bit finicky
Brand TRNDlabs
Model pending
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0
While building multirotors from scratch isn't for everyone, for DIY-minded drone enthusiasts, a kit like the Tarot 680 Pro is the only way to fly. With a carbon fiber folding airframe and adjustable motor mount, it can be built to the intrepid operator's specifications.
  • gold-plated pcb connections
  • sturdy and portable
  • electronics sold separately
Brand HobbyKing
Model pending
Weight 5.5 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0
Featuring 6-axis gyroscopic stabilization, headless mode operation and one-key return, the MJX X800 can perform flips, rolls and other stunts with ease. And with the addition of the HD FPV camera unit (sold separately), you can capture all the action live on film.
  • ios and android compatible
  • 150-meter control range
  • throttle limits are adjustable
Brand Voomall
Model pending
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0
The UDI RC U845, equipped with an onboard HD WiFi camera, offers real-time FPV flying via smartphone integration with your iOS or Android phone. It can be flown in headless mode for less-experienced operators and performs 360-degree eversions with ease.
  • comes with extra quick-swap battery
  • 6-9 minutes flying time per charge
  • no faa registration required
Brand UDI RC
Model U845
Weight 1.5 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0
A drone that can live-stream its high-flying stunts to your smartphone in real time without emptying your wallet, the reasonably priced MJX X600C FPV comes with an onboard 0.3 megapixel WiFi-enabled camera that's compatible with your iOS or Android device.
  • up to 10 minutes of flying time
  • headless mode operation
  • one-key return function
Model MJX X600C
Weight 2.4 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0
With GPS-based stabilization and flight control, 360° gimbal-mounted ultra HD 4K camera, and RealSense technology to map its surroundings in 3D, the Yuneec Typhoon H Pro gives amateur photographers and filmmakers of modest means the power of professional filmmaking.
  • up to 25 minutes flying time
  • retractable landing gear
  • can keep flying with a broken rotor
Brand Yuneec
Weight 17.1 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on April 28 2017 by Lydia Chipman

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