Black Friday Drone Deals
Black Friday will be here before you know it. Many of us drone hobbyist are already making our holiday wish list and looking forward to getting the best black Friday drone deals available. Below is a list of some of the top drones you will want to keep an eye out for this black Friday in 2018. Be sure to bookmark this page as we will be updating it regularly as we receive updates on the top drone deals. You can also check this page for Cyber Monday drone deals.
Black Friday DJI Drone Deals
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
This drone can fly for miles, the remote is pocket-sized, so it can be easily carried around. It is part of the Ocusync transmission technology with a range of up to 4.3 miles and full HD 1080p video streaming. This drone is able to fold down to the size of a bottle of water, so you can easily take it with you anywhere.
The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum can fly as fast as 40 miles per hour, or for up to 27 minutes. It has True 4K, it is completely stabilized, so this means you are guaranteed smooth footage. along with Active Track and TapFly and additional smart features included inside of this drone you will be making professional looking footage easily.
There is obstacle avoidance along with sensor redundancy, this helps to increase the reliability and the safety of each flight. You will be guaranteed precise positioning both indoors and outdoors thanks to vision positioning and GPS with GLONASS. You can even fly by your phone through Wi-Fi for the easiest possible flight.
To get your drone to take a picture, all it takes is a simple gesture. With Gesture Mode, you can simply wave or gesture towards your drone for it to take a picture. While taking pictures, you want to be sure they are clear and of the right subject, to do this, you will put it on tripod mode. The Mavic will slow down and each move becomes very precise, ensuring the best possible picture. If you are lucky enough to get a black Friday deal on this drone, then consider yourself the envy of your friends and family.
DJI Mavic Pro
This drone is small but very powerful and one of the best portable drones for black friday that you don’t want to miss. This is one of the more sophisticated cameras that DJI makes. There is a 4K camera that is stabilized by a mechanical gimbal that is 30axis. There are 5 vision sensors and 24 high-performance computing cores.
The transmission system is completely new and has a 4.3-mile range. There is an HD 720p long range as well as a 1080p short range video streaming. When it is FCC compliant it is unobstructed and free of interference.
The Mavic has Flight Autonomy technology. This means that it can sense obstacles that are up to 49 feet away which will reduce accidents. Allowing the Mavic to brake, hover, or bypass any other drones or obstacles. You will be able to use the Mavic both indoors and outdoors without the use of a GPS as it has both downward and forward vision sensors.
Because this drone is so much smaller than the others, the Mavic can fly much longer. You can fly your drone for up to 27 minutes and up to 8 miles. This is made possible because of its high-efficiency and powerful motor.
The Mavic can support 4K video at 30 fps. There is no electronic image stabilization that is used. This means that all the footage you get is 4K. There is a miniaturized 3-axis gimbal that is extremely precise and can keep the camera stabilized even when the drone is moving at a high speed. This will guarantee you both smooth video and sharp pictures.
DJI Mavic Air
This drone is the most portable drone to have a 3-axis mechanical gimbal. Because the gimbal is set in a triangular formation, you can expect even steadier shots. The Mavic Air can shoot 180-degree panoramas, horizontal and vertical shots, and can stitch together 25 photos in 8 seconds. This will create 32 MP sphere panoramas that are crystal clear.
This drone can shoot video at RK 30 fps and can record at 100 Mbps with UHD quality. It can record 1080p 120 fps slow motion videos as well. The Mavic Air has new HDR algorithms which will help you to get just the right exposure settings according to the lighting conditions. Both dark and overexposed areas are then processed for a more natural transition between the shadows and highlights.
There is DSP acceleration which will allow for much more efficient shooting. The Mavic Air has a flight time of 21 minutes and a max speed of 68.4 kph. Advanced VIO technology is used with this drone, meaning there is a powerful sensor system. This drone consists of a primary gimbal camera, backward, downward, and forward dual vision sensors, as well as a downward infrared sensing system, is used.
There are IMU redundancies as well as a group of computing cores. When put together, they will collect and then transmit the information from their surrounding environment to the processor that is high performance. This will allow you to get a better flight performance and much more precise hovering. The Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems will allow your drone to bypass any obstacles that are both in front and behind it.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
This drone has a camera that has a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor that is capable of shooting 4K/60fps video. It also offers burst mode stills at 14 frames per second. This is a lightweight drone as it is made from titanium alloy as well as magnesium alloy. There is a flight autonomy system that adds both infrared sensing systems and dual rear vision sensors. This means there is a total of 5 directions of obstacle sensing as well as 4 directions of obstacle avoidance.
The Phantom 4 Pro has a flight time of 30 minutes and 4.3-mile long range control. This drone has a custom engineered lens that is made up of 8 elements and is arranged into seven groups. It is the first of the DJI drone cameras to use a mechanical shutter. This will eliminate the rolling shutter distortion that can take place when the subjects are fast moving or when the drone is flying at a high speed.
The screen is 5.5 inches and is 1080p and offers 1000 cd/m^2 of brightness. This is twice as bright as most conventional smart devices. The app is built into the screen and both the software and hardware can be fully optimized. This will allow you to edit your video and then share it instantly. The battery has a 5-hour life, and the Lightbridge HD video transmission system can support dual frequencies which mean better interference resistance as well as a video transmission range of up to 4.3 miles.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
This drone offers an OcuSync HD transmission system. It has a flight time of 30 minutes and offers dual coding. It is the first DJI camera to use a mechanical shutter, this can help to eliminate any shutter distortion when taking pictures of fast subjects or when the drone is flying at a high speed.
This drone has backward, downward, and forward vision. This means it has a 5-direction sensing system with dual rear vision sensors as well as infrared sensing systems. There is also 4 direction obstacle avoidance, allowing you to capture much more complex images while keeping your drone protected. It also has a 1 inch 20 MP image sensor that can shoot 4K/60fps video. It also offers burst mode stills that are 14 fps.
This drone has Draw technology. This means you can draw a route on the screen and the drone will move in the direction of where you have drawn while it keeps its altitude locked. The drone will only move along the drawn route when it is instructed to do so. The camera can face in any direction during these flights.
There is front and rear obstacle avoidance as well as left and right infrared obstacle avoidance. This is guaranteed to keep your drone safe while in the sky. This drone has a custom engineered lens that is made up of 8 different elements and is also arranged into 7 different groups.
This drone is the first of its kind to connect to the DJI Goggles RE wirelessly. This dual LTPS display will provide you with a high quality 1080p live camera view along with an 85-degree FOV. Check out this quick review on the Phantom 4 Pro v2.
This is the smallest drone that DJI has ever built, but it still has a lot of benefits and smart features that you can have some fun with. It is only 300 grams, this includes the propellers and battery. It can go as fast as 31mph when it is in sports mode. The HD camera can take 12 MP still images and record 1080p 30 fps video.
This drone is mounted on a two-axis mechanical gimbal that uses UltraSmooth technology. Even in wind speeds as high as 20 mph, the video footage will remain stable. You can fly this drone with your tablet or phone, so there is no need for a separate remote control. The app is available for both Android and iOS. When flying the Spark with your phone with WiFi, the max transmission range is 262 feet in distance and 164 in height.
The app has some bonus features such as one button both takeoff and landing as well as return to home mode and full camera exposure controls. Should the drone fly out of sight or if it disconnects, then it automatically comes back and lands in the same place where it took off.
This drone has a 12 MP camera and 1080p video. It also has smart shooting modes, one of them is Active Track. This mode will follow around the subject and keep it in the frame, even if the subject is moving around. It will even auto-rotate around the subject while moving and tracking at the same time.
These goggles are designed to be comfortable and allow for seamless FPV flying with DJI merchandise. Together they are a pair of ultra high-quality large screens as well as low lag long-range wireless connectivity. It also has direct control of both video and photo capture. It has intelligent flight modes such as terrain flow, active track, tap fly, cinematic mode as well as tripod mod.
These goggles have an operation time of up to 6 hours. They offer a viewing of 720p/60 fps and close range 1080p/300 fps. There is a very low latency of 110 ms. You can build antennas into the headband so that you can get 360 degrees of coverage with a strong and reliable connection, even if the drone is flying behind you.
There is no latticing as each screen packs each pixel in tightly so there is a clean and solid image. There are two 1920x1080 screens that give you more than twice the pixels of a 2K single screen that you typically get inside other goggles.
These goggles use a beam splitter. This is done to help display an image that is in front of each eye. They also provide polarization, this helps to prevent any type of image overlap. Your head movements can control both the camera tilt and the aircraft yaw when you are in head tracking flight mode along with remote controller sticks. If you want to stop turning, then simply straighten your head. There is also fixed-wing mode, which is best used in complex environments as it does not turn right or left. It instead flies forward with just enough rotational movement to ensure a flight simulation that is incredibly realistic.
Autel Black Friday Deals
This drone is the leader in the industry when it comes to its camera. It captures 4K at 60fps with Ultra HD video as well as 12 MP photos that are mounted on a three-axis stabilized gimbal. It provides autonomous flight modes as well as HD live view. This is done through the Explorer app that comes free with the drone. It works for iOS and Android phones. The Evo has dual GPS/GLONASS satellite positioning as well as a very advanced computer vision system that will help you to avoid any obstacles and keep your flights safe and secure.
The remote control is intuitive and has a 3.3 inch OLED display along with a one-touch action button that allows you to control the drone from over four miles away. This drone comes with a full one-year warranty and there is customer support available to you 7 days a week. This drone uses real glass optics and also, the Ambarella H2 image processor. You can easily capture wide-angle perspectives with a 94-degree field of view.
The Evo has built-in failsafe features. These features include Return to Home for times when the batteries get low or the remote-control signal is lost or interrupted. It uses two cameras in the front which gives it binocular vision. This drone provides a 3D environment and will react when there are obstacles in its way. Flight time for this drone is up to 30 minutes. The drone will prevent itself from landing on uneven surfaces with its two ultrasonic sensors along with two additional computer vision cameras on the bottom.
Other Drone Deals for Black Friday
Parrot Bebop 2 with Sky Controller
This drone has an enhanced 14-megapixel fisheye lens and has 1080p video and image with a 25-minute flight time. It comes with a 2700 powerful mAh battery and comes with sturdy motors. It also comes with a rear flash LED which allows for one to fly in greater altitudes and have better visibility. You can immediately connect this Parrot to your phone or your tablet. There are 2 joysticks that make piloting this drone very easy. With the WiFi, you will have a range of up to 1.25 miles.
You will have to register this drone with the FAA. The controller provides the phone or tablet will provide you with a longer range along with a real feel of a remote control with push buttons and levers. The drone can reach a little over 37 mph horizontally and right above 13 mph vertically without the image quality becoming affected.
There is a return home button and the drone will also return home if it loses a link for a time-frame that you set. You are able to set up a maximum distance and height in order to prevent the link loss from taking place. This is an extremely stable and ergonomic drone that makes flying easy and fun. It is perfect for someone who has never had a drone before.
This flying camera is compact and can be controlled by an iOS or Android device. It weighs at right under one pound and has 4K ultra high definition. The Yuneec Breeze has five automated flight modes. This is to help you get the most exceptional shots. You can take group photos with Orbit or Selfie mode. There is also a Follow Me mode to allow you to catch action footage of you playing sports.
This drone has an optical flow as well as infrared positioning sensors. This will allow it to hold its position both inside and outside. This means it is safe for any occasion that may come up. You will be confident in your flying as the Yuneec Breeze does not drift regardless of its environment. There is also an auto return to home and auto landing feature. This is a perfect drone for someone who has never flown before as no flight experience is necessary.
This drone provides 13-megapixel stills and a 720 HD live stream available on your smartphone. After you have obtained your videos and pictures you can download and share through any social media site as this is done very quickly and easily. You can share instantly, or write a message without ever leaving the app interface. The flight time of this drone is up to 12 minutes; however, this will depend on the conditions. It takes around 35 minutes to charge. There are three different options on the video resolution. You can change it from UHD (4K) 2160p at 30 fps to FHD 1080p at 30 fps with Digital Stabilization and HD 720p at 60 fps with Digital Stabilization.
MJX Bugs 3
This is a relatively unknown drone (at least to non-hobbyist); however, it holds its own up against the competition when it comes to performance and price. The flight time on this drone is up to 20 minutes at moderate speed levels and its motor type is brushless motors. The MJX Bugs 3 provides 3D stunts, sideward flight, automatic lock protection, low voltage protection, and high-temperature lock protection.
This drone has a 180mAh battery. It can go up to 500 meters, or 1640 feet from the controller without losing its signal. It has the latest 6 axis flight control system. This will give you a stable flight. You can fly up along any other RC vehicles without worrying about any type of interference. There are no rogue radio frequencies that will present themselves as you fly your drone.
The MJX Bugs 3 has a smart remote control that has an alarm function. This means the transmitter buzzer will receive the voltage status of your drone and will send out a beep when the drone is experiencing low voltage. This means your drone is always under control. You have two flight modes that you can choose from, high and low speed.
Force 1 Drone (Bugs 2)
This drone has brushless motors, a 1080p camera, and a return home feature. It also has live video available. This drone can go as far as 500 meters, or 1640 feet with the return home feature still working. However, keep in mind that if you are in heavily wooded areas it can greatly affect the range of the signal. The return home feature will work even if the drone loses signal or if it gets low power. This is a great drone for those who have never flown before as it has 1 key lift, altitude, land, and hold. It has a headless mode as well.
This drone has night flight LED lights so you can fly in the dark. The drone weighs one pound and the flight time is at about 15 minutes. However, you can easily double that should you have the second battery charged and ready to go as well. You have the capability to record video straight onto your phone. It is recommended that you have a smartphone to see the images, however, there is a slot for an SD card. It will require a micro SD card.
This drone will have to be in GPS mode for the return function to work. You do not have to have WiFi to use this drone. The Force 1 Drone works best with a VR headset.
Force 1 F100 Ghost Drone
This drone has a 1080p HD Camera and is GoPro ready. There is an included drone camera that you can use with GoPro Hero three and four with this drone as there is a GoPro mount. It has a 500 meter or 1640 feet range and provides 100% control when it comes to long-distance HD video drone recon. It comes with two batteries, allowing you to fly for twice as long. It has a brushless motor and two speeds. It also can do 360 flips.
It is a very easy to fly drone and is great for pros as well as beginners. This drone weighs right over two pounds. The flight time on this drone is 15 minutes, however, this can be doubled if the second battery is fully charged as well.