Drone Black Friday 2018 Deals (DJI, Parrot, more)

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The biggest drone brands including DJI, Parrot, Yuneec, and Autel Robotics have all released Black Friday sales. You can save several hundred dollars on the most popular models. We have compiled a list of all of the major drones that are on sale. More deals may be coming out in the next few days, and you can count on us to keep you updated.

With the holidays coming up, this Black Friday is the perfect time to stock up gifts. Drones are always a good choice whether you are looking for gifts for others or yourself. All types of drones will be discounted for Black Friday including premium camera drones and cheap toy-grade versions.

DJI

DJI offers the easiest to use and most powerful drones, but they are more expensive than other options.

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$899DJI Mavic Air Fly More ComboDJI$1159
$699DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote ControllerDJI$799
$359DJI Spark Portable Mini DroneDJI$399
$459DJI Spark Fly More ComboDJI$549
$79DJI Ryze TelloDJI$99
$99DJI Ryze Tello BoostDJI$140
$764.99DJI Phantom 4 Pro Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 4K Video Camera (DJI Certified Refurbish)Newegg$959

* Get $90 Kohl’s cash

Parrot

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$249.99Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter with Skycontroller 2 and Cockpit FPV Glasses – WhiteBest Buy$399.99
$549.99Parrot AnafiParrot$699.99
$59.99Parrot MamboAmazon$109.99
$299.99Parrot Bebop 2 FPVAmazon$599.99

Yuneec

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$699.99Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter with 4K CameraNewegg$1499

GoPro

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$699.99GoPro Karma Quadcopter with Hero6 Black-WhiteBest Buy$999.99

Sharper Image

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$38Sharper Image 14.4” Large Drone with CameraWalmart$49.99
$79.99Sharper Image 14.4” Lunar Drone with HD Camera and Virtual Reality Smartphone ViewerKohl’s$169.99

Propel

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$49.99Propel Sky Rider 2.4GHz Quadcopter with CameraKohl’s$149.99
$39.98Propel Sky Force Battle DronesSam’s Club$49.98

Autel Robotics

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$1250Autel Robotics EVO RC Quadcopter with HD Camera Rugged Bundle – includes Additional Batteries and Waterproof CaseNewegg$1350

DROCON

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$23.99DROCON GD60 Mini Drone RC Quadcopter with 720p HD CameraAmazon$34.99
$39.99DROCON Ninja Foldable Drone for Kids with 720p FPV HD CameraAmazon$59.99
$63.99DROCON U818Plus WiFi FPV Drone with Wide-Angle HD 2MP CameraAmazon$129.99

Holy Stone

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$31.99Holy Stone HS170G Night Elven Mini RC Quadcopter DroneAmazon$39.99
$67.49Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD WiFi CameraAmazon$229.99
$103.99Holy Stone HS230 RC Racing FPV DroneAmazon$199.99

Hubsan

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$79.20Hubsan H216A X4 Drone with 1080p CameraAmazon$99.00 

Syma

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$143.98Syma GPS FPV RC Drone with 720p HD CameraAmazon$179.98

Other brands

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$69Vivitar AeroView Drone with CameraWalmart$129
$42.49HAOXIN F21G IELLO FPV RC Drone Quadcopter with 720p HD CameraAmazon$69.99
$29.99Sky Viper HD Video DroneFleet Farm$49.99
60% offAll Protocol dronesMacy’sVaried
$44.99World Tech Toys 4.5-Channel Striker Glow-in-the-Dark Spy DroneOverstock$66.49
$29.97Bass Pro Shops Rogue Remote-Control Camo Quadcopter DroneAAFES$39.99
$39.99Sky Rider Harrier Pro Drone with WiFi CameraShopko$79.99
$19.19Metakoo RC Drone with WiFi FPV HD CameraAmazon$25.97
$55.99DBPOWER Discovery WiFi FPV Camera DroneAmazon$109.99

Choosing the right drone for you

With so many drones to choose from, how do you decide which one to buy? Drones can be classified roughly into 4 categories: toy drones, hobby drones, camera drones, and racing drones. Depending on your level of experience, desired application, and budget, you may pick a drone from any of these categories

Toy drones

Toy drones are mostly recommended for kids and beginners. Most toy drones are micro or nano drones that can be safely flown indoors. Designed for ease of use, the control mechanics of toy drones are simple and intuitive. Since they do not have sophisticated features, they are also some of the most affordable drone models.

Hobby drones

Hobby drones are a step up from the toy drones in terms of features and flight experience. Although most hobby drones are equipped with cameras, these cameras do not have high enough specs for them to be considered camera drones. Hobby drones are great for flying around for pure leisure. Some are even equipped with FPV technology, which makes drone flight more immersive and entertaining.

Camera drones

Camera drones come with high-quality cameras, capable of capturing videos with at least 1080p resolution. They also come with gimbals so that they can capture perfectly leveled and stable videos. Most camera drones are professional-grade, meaning you would frequently find them being used in commercial drone photography jobs. With sophisticated technology such as automated flight modes and obstacle avoidance systems, camera drones are much more expensive compared to toy drones and beginner drones.

Racing drones

Racing drones are built for speed. Mostly built with lightweight and aerodynamic frames, racing drones eliminate all other features that are deemed unnecessary to achieve the fastest speeds that a drone can achieve. Most racing drone kits are designed for customization. As such, the most successful drone racers are those that can make small tweaks and adjustments to their drone setups to achieve incremental improvements in performance. This field is reserved for the most technically experienced drone pilots.

Final thoughts

Drones have been massively popular for several years, and this popularity has not appeared to die down this year. With so many great deals available this Black Friday, this is the perfect time to buy a drone.