POPULAR CONSUMER DRONE MANUFACTURERS

DRONES… Who Makes These Flying Marvels?

According to the latest news reports the Air Drone Craze is in full swing in most countries and consumer DRONE MAKERS are introducing new 2019 Quadcopter models all the time.

If your interested in learning more about these drone companies, Compiled below is a list that you may find helpful, especially, If your just getting started with RC Drones, you’ve probably seen a few different models you are interested in buying, but you’re not familiar with the brand.

Use this list to visit their website and learn more. If you have a favorite brand use this list to see what popular models are currently available.

List includes the most popular consumer Drone manufacturers of both Hobby and Professional Drones, Also includes a link to some of the their Best Drones. This list is not complete, but will be updated as more reputable companies enter the market.

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Top Consumer Drone Manufacturers


DJI manufacturers

DJI Innovations is headquartered out of Shenzhen, China and they are the most popular Drone Makers in the industry. Their products are aimed at both hobbyists and professionals.

NEW to the line-up is the DJI Mavic mini drone, the smallest and lightest DJI drone ever made. An affordable drone with the quality and features you expect from a leader in the consumer drone market.

Other current models include the DJI Phamtom 4 Pro, the foldable DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic Air Drone models, along with the small DJI Spark.

When paired with the DJI FPV Fly More Combo, pilots can engage in an FPV experience like no other.

 

YUNEEC drone manufactuers

Yuneec is the world leader in electric aviation. Headquarters are in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

Yuneec manufactures over 1 million units a year that are sold under OEM/ODM brands. In 2014, Yuneec introduced the world’s first ready-to-fly, out-of-the-box drone, the Typhoon Q500 quadcopter.

Current models include the Typhoon H 4k , a Hexacopter with Collision Avoidance and the New Yuneec Breeze, a small compact Smart Drone.

New to the Yuneec line up is the Mantis-Q a foldable compact drone that can be used with some simple voice commands.

 

PARROT drone manufacturers
Parrot a French company, Headquartered in Paris, is a new entrant into the UAV/ quadcopter market, its main specialty is wireless devices for mobile phones and automobiles (i.e. Bluetooth hands free kits).

Surprisingly, it has seized a large part of the consumer UAV/ quadcopter market with the AR.Drone and its successor the AR.Drone 2.0 a mid- range hobby drone with integrated FPV system, controlled by a smartphone app.

New models include the Bebop 2 Drone, an advanced quadcopter with lots of features, the Parrot Disco FPV, a fixed wing drone that has 45 min battery life and FPV goggles. The Parrot Mambo mini drone that comes with a cannon that fires miniature balls and a Grabber claw to move objects through the air.

Their NEW ANAFI Drone has a 4K HDR camera with 2.8x lossless zoom and a 21MP sensor. The first drone equipped with a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer that offers 180 degrees of vertical tilt freedom. This means, not only can this drone look straight down, it can also look straight up.

 

Autel Robotics

Autel Robotics has U. S. headquarters in Bothell WA and is a subsidiary of Autel Intelligent Technology Company Ltd. Founded back in 2004 and based in Shenzhen, China. Autel is a company known for producing award winning automotive diagnostic tools and equipment.

Autel Robotics was founded  in 2014, whose main goal is to research and develop easy-to-use aerial drones for aerial photography and other industries.

They currently offer the X-Star Premium Drone with a 4K Camera, A orange color drone that is in line to compete with the popular Phantom 4 from DJI.

Autel has introduce their first small portable aircraft, The EVO, a compact aircraft packed full of intelligent flight features, equipped with a top quality camera, and foldable for maximum portability.

 

Holy Stone Drones

Holy Stone was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Zhangzhou, China. Currently one of the most popular drone brands and for good reason, they offer many good quality starter, novice and pro drones equipped with the latest features. Made with quality materials and available at a price point many consumers can afford.

They make the popular F181C and HS170 Predator Mini Drone for beginners, along with an array of other models with updated features.

Top rated models are the HS100 with Adjustable Wide-Angle 1080P HD Camera along with the HS165 compact foldabe drone with camera and HS700 FPV Drone with 1080p HD Removable Camera.

Latest Models include:

When it comes to quality and price, HOLY STONE DRONES are hard to beat.

 

Potensic Drones
Pontensic is another drone company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, and offer a range of beginner and professional drones for sale with great features.

The A20 model is a popular kid-friendly little quad that is easy to fly. They also make inexpensive beginner models like the T18 and T25 Drones, both have 1080P Cameras and updated features.

For those looking for an affordable camera drone with GPS, there is the D85 Drone with a 2K HD detachable Camera and the D88 Foldable Drone.

Potensic produces a nice assortment of consumer drones and are intent on providing great customer service.

 

HUBSAN Quadcopter manufacturers

Hubsan is based out of Dong, China and has become well known with its Hubsan X4 models, including the popular entry level Hubsan X4 H107C and the Hubsan H107D FPV X4 Mini RTF Quadcopter,

They also have 2 popular FPV models the H501S with brushless motors and the H502S, both have GPS Positioning, Follow Me, Headless and Altitude hold modes, they also feature a LED display built into the controller.

The latest addition to their line-up is the new HUBSAN Zino Drone with foldable arms and brushless motors. Equipped with a 4K UHD Video Camera mounted on a  3-axis gimbal.

Popular models and reasonable prices have helped make it a household name in the drone hobbyist market.

 

BLADE quadcopter manufacturers

Blade a hobby product distributor based out of Champaign, Illinois and is owned by Horizon Hobby, they manufacture the Blade range of Quadcopters. They offer some enhanced features such as SAFE to make flying their craft easier and safer.

From helicopters to multi-prop drones, Blade has many options available, its most popular model is the Blade Nano QX, a great beginner quadcopter.

The Blade Inductrix FPV is a popular model based on the Tiny Whoop racing craze, Now available in PRO and PLUS models.  It is the perfect beginner FPV drone designed for indoor flying.

 

JJRC (JJRC Toy Co. Ltd) is another Chinese toy manufacturer making robots, toy guns and remote-controlled vehicles of all types. They really have a very extensive collection of toys, the majority are remote-controlled kid and hobby drones.

The JJRC H36 Mini Quadcopter and the JJRC H20 Nano Hexacopter are some of the most popular. They are one company constantly presenting new models such as the JJR/C H47 Elfie  a Foldable Selfie Drone with a unique one hand G-sensor remote control and the JJRC H31 Waterproof Drone.
The new JJRC X5 FPV Drone which comes with a 90°Adjustable 1080P HD Camera and brushless motors. Offers many of the latest features such as Follow Me, Flight Surround Me and GPS Return Home modes.

 

SYMA drone manufacturers

Syma Toys is located in Shantou, China. This drone maker is best known for its remote controlled helicopters. They make the highly popular X5C a very good beginner drone.

The Upgraded version X5C-1 Explorer is one of Amazons best selling quadcopters. Other popular models include the small Syma X11 mini-quadcopter and the Syma X5SW Plus Quadcopter Drone with WiFi FPV Camera.

 

UDI RC Quadcopter manufacturers

UDI RC Toys is a manufacturer receiving good reviews for their products. Also based in China, they make all kinds of radio controlled craft, from cars and boats to helicopters and quadcopters.

Popular models include the UDI U818A RC Quadcopter and the new UDI U818A WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera.

The latest upgrade is the U818PLUS WIFI FPV Drone, which offers a Wide-Angle HD 2MP Camera and a 15 Min Flight Time. Also has Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, along with One-Button Take-off And Landing.

 

WALKERA drone manufacturers
Walkera has a drone factory located in Guangzhou City, China. Walkera is a drone manufacturer that offers a range of drone models, originally selling quadcopters like the QR LadyBird V2 Mini Quadcopter and Walkera QRX 350, but now seem to be concentrating more on Racing Drones.

Models Include:

 

cheerson quadcopters
Cheerson Hobby Technology Company Limited was established in 2011. They are based in China in the Guangdong province. Cheerson Hobby specialize in the design and manufacture of many kinds of remote-controlled toys.

Best known for the tiny CX-10 Mini Quadcopter. A new updated model is now available, the Cheerson CX-10WD that offers Altitude Hold and one Key Take Off/Landing.

 

Look for a lot more new designs and innovations in the near future. The FFA has given Drone technology a thumbs up and will start to allow it to show some of it’s real potential.

The Air Drone CRAZE is only going to get more momentum going forward…. slowed only by public perception and battery life.

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