The JJPRO X5 Epik is one of our favorite beginner drones. It is a GPS drone with a handful of intelligent flight modes and an adjustable camera. Right now you can get this drone with three batteries and a case for just $159.99.
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There are a handful of different versions of this drone. The MJX Bugs 5W and the Helifar B3 are both clone versions of the JJPRO X5 Epik. All three of these drones have identical components but have their own unique look. Some people decide based on looks, others on price. Right now that $159.99 Epik bundle deal looks pretty solid.
The camera on the JJPRO EPIK is pretty good for the price point. It is a 1080p camera that is adjustable with a servo motor. It sits on an isolation mount so that helps a lot in reducing jello.
Because of the way the drone is built it is easy to remove the camera and add your own. I would recommend using an inexpensive action camera or a GoPro. I have even used my DJI Osmo Pocket on this drone. That was a lot of fun.
The GPS modes on this drone work quite well. Return to home, follow me and orbit are incredibly useful. It also has a waypoints feature, but that is not a feature I would recommend using on a drone like this.
Expect to get around 15 minutes of flight time on each battery and a range of around 200 meters. Flight times vary greatly depending on how and where you fly. The FPV from the drone works via a 5G WiFi connection, so make sure you have a compatible phone.
Overall the JJRC JJPRO X5 Epik is an excellent beginner drone. Getting extra batteries and a carrying case for $159.99 is a heck of a deal.
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What Is the BEST Drone?
So what is the absolute best drone out there? That question isn’t as easy to answer as you’d think. BUT…for most people the answer is the DJI Mavic Air. It is portable, has an awesome camera and excellent flight modes. Learn more about the Mavic Air HERE.
What Is Our FAVORITE Drone?
The Mavic Air is great but the drone that has us excited to go fly the most right now is the Parrot Anafi. The camera and gimbal setup on this drone allow it to do things that no other drone can. Plus, having the ability to zoom in on what you are filming is priceless. Learn more about the Parrot Anafi HERE.
What Drone Is the Best VALUE?
The best value on the market today has to be the DJI Spark. Now under $400, this little dynamo can do things that once upon a time cost over $1000. Learn more about the DJI Spark HERE. Still too much money for you? There are still some great options. Check out our list of the best drones under $200.
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