The Best RC Deals at the GearBest Double 11 Sale
It’s that time of the year again and the GearBest 11.11 Sale is back with a wide range of exciting deals and games for all. If you’re not already familiar with it, Double 11 which falls on November 11 is celebrated annually in China as Singles’ Day which typically sees an increase in online retail spending.
In recent years, Double 11 has in some ways morphed into a global shopping extravaganza which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Chinese Black Friday. This is the time of the year when businesses come up with all kinds of shopping deals and discounts.
And GearBest is just one of the many Chinese online stores that offer big and exciting deals every Double 11. Here’s a rundown of some of the best drone, RC and 3D printer deals on GearBest for Double 11. Since there are just so many Double 11 deals right now, I’ve decided to summarize the best deals into carousels soon. This makes it easier for you, the buyer, to get the gist of it all. However, there are just some very good deals that simply need to be mentioned here. These selected products have the best prices that are mostly unbeaten by any other online seller and are genuinely good deals.
Featured RC Products and 3D Printers
Aerial Photography Drones
First up are aerial photography drones and GearBest has a few highly popular entry-level models on offer. The most exciting model I can see right now is the new BayangToys X21 (Double GPS version) which is available for just $165.99 shipped. This is an incredibly good deal for a drone that comes with brushless motors and a 2-axis camera gimbal system capable of taking HD 1080P videos and 8MP stills.
It can transmit a 720P WiFi FPV feed up to a distance of 300m which can be viewed using your smartphone with the correct app installed. It also has all the staple GPS features for drones such as position hold, follow me, return to home and point of interest (orbit). It even has altitude hold — a must-have feature if you intend to do aerial photography. The X21 may not be a Phantom 4 Pro but at $166 it offers fantastic value for anyone who wants to buy their first aerial photography drone.
For those who are looking for a base to build a cheap aerial photography drone, there is the BayangToys X16 (without camera) which is now on offer for $99.99 shipped. The X16 (pictured above) is more like a basic and cheaper version of the newer X21. It features brushless motors, altitude hold and GPS. The GPS features on the X16 are not as advanced as on the X21 — it has only position hold and return-to-home.
Since the X16 featured here does not come with a camera, it makes a great base for users who want to build their own GPS aerial photography drone (AP) using their own camera gimbal systems.
Another nice AP drone on offer is the AOSENMA CG035 (pictured above) which is very similar to the X16 but has one extra feature — optical flow positioning. This feature allows the CG035 to hold its position when it’s flying at low altitude without the need for GPS. This is especially useful when you’re flying indoors where there are no GPS signals. Optical flow sensors at the bottom of the drone are able to sense the ground surface which gives the drone input to help maintain its position.
The AOSENMA CG035 is available for just $182.99.
GearBest is offering a $20 discount for any Creality3D purchase worth $400 or more with coupon code CREALITY11. The list of Creality3D products that qualify for this deal are the new CR-10S which is priced at $559.11, CR-10 ($379.11) and the CR-10mini ($359.11). There are also deals for other Creality3D printers. Click here to find out more.
Besides Creality3D products, there are also 3D printers from other brands such as Tevo. The Tevo Tarantula now has a discounted price of $189.99. There is also the Zonestar Z5F pre-assembled 3D printer which is now offered at just $209.99.
Other RC Stuff
The Taranis Q X7 is currently one of the most popular Taranis transmitters thanks mainly to its affordable price. And now GearBest is making it even more affordable at just $89.11 shipped. No other seller has a price this good and at press time, only 122 units remain in stock.
The X7 features gimbals with quad ball bearings, flight data logging and OpenTX firmware. It also has model configuration files that are compatible with the Taranis X9D, X9D Plus and X9E. Besides that, it looks great and is available in black or white.
Besides the X7, a number of foldable selfie drones and toy drones are also available on discount. GearBest is also offering a $10 discount off any purchase worth $200 or more from two very popular brands — FuriBee and Hubsan.
The Lucky Box Game
The Lucky Box is a game where you get to open 3 boxes each day to try your luck in winning prizes. Some of these prizes include gadgets and coupons. If you’ve used up all your 3 free daily chances, you can still earn up to 5 more chances daily if you share the contest on selected social media channels. The grand prize of this contest is a DYU electric bike worth over $300.
The Lucky Box contest has started and ends on November 13, so don’t miss out on your chances to win some exciting prizes. Click here for more details.
Besides the Lucky Box, you might also want to try your luck on the 11.11 Bags. An 11.11 Bag is a bag with an unspecified product and a price tag that GearBest claims to be a lot lower than the product’s normal selling price. You can only know the content of the bag after you’ve purchased it. For example, you might purchase an 11.11 Bag that has the name “Xiaomi Smartwatch” at $49.11 and end up getting a Xiaomi Huami Amazfit smartwatch that is worth about $115 or you might get a cheaper Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip Lite smartwatch that is worth $69.99. What you get really depends on your luck.
The 11.11 Bags promotion, like the Lucky Box game, has an element of gambling in it so if you’re not comfortable with this then just stick to the special deals that GearBest has on offer.
For more details on the GearBest Double 11 sale, click here.