If you’re looking to buy a drone or RC toy, consider checking out GearBest’s ongoing Mid Year Sale which currently offers exciting discounts of over 50%. A wide range of drones ranging from toy grade quadcopters to professional aerial photography drones such as the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum are currently on offer.
Not only that, GearBest has also lined up an impressive range of FPV racers, toy robots, RC boats and camera gimbals for the sale.
First, let’s take a look at the toy drones on offer. There are a number of sub-$100 drones on sale including the popular MJX Bugs 3 brushless mini quadcopter at $83.99.
The Bugs 3 (pictured below) and its brushless motors is a very nice drone to have if you’re into freestyle flying. Due its brushless motors, the Bugs 3 is a lot more powerful in the air and more durable than most sub-$100 toy drones that make use of cheaper coreless motors.
Coreless motors are not only less powerful, they tend to wear off faster and need frequent replacement.
Also in the sub-$100 range is the Xiaomi MITU (BNF kit) at $67.99. At this price point, it is one of the best deals you can get online for the MITU — a drone for those who are into aerial drone combat (at least two or more are required).
Drone gaming isn’t exactly new and has been around since the release of drones such as the Walkera Aibao but the Xiaomi MITU (pictured below) brings drone gaming to a whole new level with its affordability.
Get two MITU drones for about $140 and you’re ready for an aerial duel with a friend. The MITU makes use of infrared lights that function as “weapons”. Using the accompanying smartphone app, you can pilot a MITU to fire the infrared canon at another MITU drone. Each MITU drone is equipped with infrared sensors which are used to detect hits.
If you’re into professional aerial photography, then check out the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K (pictured above) which is currently available for $459. Since it’s been around for some time, the Mi Drone may seem a bit long in the tooth but it’s still a very capable aerial photography drone that offers plenty of value.
It is capable of taking 4K video at 30fps and features GPS positioning and a 3-axis camera gimbal system — just what any pro aerial photographer needs for taking great aerial videos and stills. At just $459 shipped, GearBest has one of the best prices you can find online for the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K which normally sells for well over $500.
If you’re looking for even more advanced features, there is the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum which is on offer for $1099 shipped. This price matches what DJI has on offer at its official store but bear in mind that the DJI Store does not ship to certain countries while GearBest ships to a wider range of countries which includes countries not covered by the DJI Store.