10 most popular drones with the longest control range

If you are looking for a good quality long range quadcopter that is able to maintain quite a distance without receiving any control lag, then you have come to the right place because this list is just about to cover that. I am sure most of you are well aware of the fact that control range is one of the most important specifications of modern day drones. It represents the area around you (while holding the controller of course) inside of which the drone will have no lag issues. This control distance is a very important aspect of every drone and as such it should not be taken lightly. That’s exactly why we are going to be showing you some of the best drones with longest range that are currently available on the market. All of them are sorted by their price, starting from the cheapest and aiming towards the most expensive ones. Without further adue, let us start with our list of drones with the longest range:

Table : Long Range Drones

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Under $200

PowerLead Pqad D015

powerlead-pqad-d015Let’s start off our list of drones with long range by this drone. This little fella is all about budget friendliness! It comes with a lot of features that are not so commonly seen with drones in this price range, which is obviously a great think if you are on a strict budget. With a solid 2MP HD camera capable of providing you with live HD FPV feed up to 150 meters away, it shows that cheap drones can be just as good as some of the mid-tier ones. Truth be told, its camera is not exactly brilliant as it can shoot 720p at only 30 frames per second… But still, you cannot expect anything more from a drone that will cost you just a tad bit more than a regular video game.

Specifications:
Max distance – 150 meters
Flight duration – up to 8 minutes

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JJRC X1

jjrc-x1JJRC X1 will set you back for around $120 (the price of 2 AAA video game titles) and is also a great choice for a budget friendly long range quadcopter that has a lot of stuff to showcase. For example, it is equipped with extraordinary powerful brushless motors that are more than enough to power the propellers of this bad boy. Its 6-axis gyro system makes the flying experience much more fun and immersive than its competition due to the fact that it has beginner friendly controls along with a safety protection function. What’s amazing about this drone is its maximum control distance which swings around 400 meters which is absolutely crazy for this price range. It sets it high up above its competitors and is the main selling point for this drone without a single doubt.

Specifications:
Max distance – up to 400 meters
Flight duration – up to 15 minutes

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HUBSAN H107D X4

hubsan-h107d-x4Hubsan is a well known name in the drone industry due to the fact that they have released a couple of top quality long range drones for sale at rather competitive prices. Nothing different cannot be said about their newest one, the H107D X4. It is an interesting quadcopter that also sports a 720p camera capable of providing you with live FPV feed. Even though its flight time is not exactly the best on the market (just 7 minutes), you will be surprised with the quality of its dedicated controller. It has a built in 4.3” LCD screen for FPV feed and can control your device up to 150 meters (even though the specification claim only 100) with an occasional lag spike… but nothing that renders the flight unenjoyable. This is one of few affordable drones with the best range.

Specifications:
Max distance – 100 meters
Flight duration – 8 minutes

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$200 to $400

FUAV Seraphi

fuav-seraphiSeraphi is indeed a very beautiful looking long range drone with camera, awfully resembling DJI’s line of Phantom ones. With its smooth white and silver finishing touches and an extremely easy on the eyes landing stands, it is by far the most premium looking drone in this price range. Other than its dashing good looks, this drone is equipped with a wide variety of extra features ranging from one key takeoff and landing, GPS based failsafe systems, GPS/GLONASS position lock and one key return. Specifications-wise, it is able to travel up to half a kilometer distance and has a flight duration of up to 25 minutes per single fully charged battery (2 included in the package). This is one of the best choices when looking for a long range camera drone.

Specifications:
Max distance – 300 to 500 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes

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Traxxas Aton

traxxas-atonWithout this long range quadcopter, our list of long range drones simply wouldn’t be complete. One of drones with the longest range is Traxxas Aton,  a familiar name in the drones industry. It stands for a top quality drone that is available for a quite a competitive price tag of only $300. With a great set of specifications and features to behold upon, it comes as no surprise that this is one of the best selling drones within this price range. With its 50 miles per hour top speed and amazing altitude holding capabilities accompanied by a top-of-the-class stabilization system, this bad boy is the best of both worlds – speed and photography. If you want a drone that can do both equally good then the Traxxas Aton is the right choice for you!

Specifications:
Max distance – 200 to 300 meters
Flight duration – up to 20 minutes

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AEE Technology AP10 Pro

aee-technology-ap10-proEven though this is not exactly the prettiest drone currently available on the market, it still gets the job done better than most would expect, especially considering its humble price tag of only $400. It sports a great 16MP full HD camera which is able to record exceptional 1080p footage in smooth 60 frames per second. In addition to this, it is also able to provide you with crispy clear HD FPV live feed up to 500 meters away from you. Pretty good, eh? Well that’s not all. It uses GPS systems for stabilization and semi-autonomous flight (read altitude hover and position holding) which is always good to have in a mid tier drone. All things considered, if you want a “full package” drone with an amazing camera then look no further because AEE Tech has the right one for you!

Specifications:
Max distance – 500 to 700 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes

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$400 to $600

EHANG GhostDrone 2.0

ehang-ghostdrone-2EHANG’s drone is another unique looking one. With a silky black finish accompanied by red propellers and simplistically designed landing stands, this bad boy is going to turn quite a few heads around when you start flying with it around your neighborhood. For just $400 you will get a 4K action camera that is able to record outstanding aerial videos and still images. It is quite easy to pair it with your smartphone or tablet (works with both iOS and Android devices) and you will be able to get it up and running in no time at all. When it comes to it specifications, you will be amazed when you find out that it is able to fly up to 1000 meters without any sort of control lag. Combine that with its juicy battery that is able to endure 25 minutes in midair and you got yourself one of the best price / performance drones currently available on the market. So, are you still interested in this long range camera drone?

Specifications:
Max distance – 1000 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes

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DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0

dji-phantom-2-vision-v3-0At last, we have come to the first DJI’s Phantom drone in this list. To be quite honest with you guys, it took us quite a while but we made it… and since we are here, let’s take a closer look at this beast to see why exactly is everyone amazed by it. The upgraded V3.0 version comes with a better controller with rechargeable batteries along with a gimbal dial and propellers with much better efficiency than before. In addition to that, this little guy has a whole heap of additional features, but what matters the most is its ability to fly without any lag for up to 700 meters. When it comes to flight duration, its smart 5,200mAh battery is able to withstand about 25 minutes of flight which is among the best durations on the market. You won’t find a better drone for this price, that’s for sure!

Specifications:
Max range – up to 700 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes

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$600 to $1000

DJI Phantom 3 Professional

dji-phantom-3-professionalThere is one drone that must be included on all lists about drones with long range. What is there to be said about the all-time bestselling drone except that it’s… simply awesome! The Phantom 3 Professional has a ton of amazing features that will give you a whole heap of bragging rights in front of your friends, that’s for sure. Keep in mind that this beast is made for men and not boys. It is not a toy and as such it should not be taken for a joke. In other words, it is a fully-fledged UAV capable of flying up to 5 kilometers away from its control point which is just absurd. Please note that, according to FAA’s regulation, you should always have your drone in your sight which means you should never allow it to go anywhere close to its max range… But then again, should, would, could… J

Specifications:
Max range – 5 kilometers
Flight duration – 25 minutes

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Autel Robotics X-Star Premium

autel-robotics-x-star-premiumThis drone might not be your cup of tea mostly because of its appearance. At first, it looks like a giant toy drone due to the fact that it has a shiny orange frame with black propellers accompanied by a motorized gimbal and camera sporting the same exact color. The camera itself is able to produce a high quality 4K videos and provide you with a crystal-clear HD FPV feed up to 2 kilometers away. All things considered, this is a great drone with dual GPS and GLONASS outdoor navigation system, auto takeoff, hover, return home, auto land and several other quite convenient functions.

Specifications:
Max range – 2 kilometers
Flight duration – around 25 minutes

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Over $1000

Yuneec Typhoon H

yuneec-typhoon-hIf you are looking for a top notch drones with the best range and with a whole bunch of additional equipment and accessories then you cannot go wrong if you opt for the Typhoon H Collision Avoidance Hexacopter. This drone represents the first try of Yuneec with building a premium quality drone, and oh boy haven’t they done an amazing job. This hexacopter has everything you need and a little bit of extra stuff on top of it. With its 3 axis gimbal stabilization system (capable of panning for full 360 degrees), ST16 transmitter, 7 inch touchscreen that serves as a FPV monitor, and a lots of additional things such as extra batteries, spare propellers, card reader, micro SD cards and what not… this should be your drone of choice if you are willing to spend slightly more than $1,229 on a single piece of tech gadgetry.

Specifications:
Max range – 1000 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes

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DJI Phantom 4

phantom-4And finally, we have come to the ultimate drone experience – DJI’s Phantom 4 V2.0 Executive Kit. This bundle includes a lot of additional accessories among which are the following… Keep in mind that these are just some of the accessories that you will get within the package. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at its main specifications. As you can see down below, this beast is an absolute king when it comes to raw performance. It is able to fly up to 5 kilometers away and can remain in midair for up to half an hour. In other words, if you are looking for a premium drone with lots of accessories and you are not afraid of spending around 2 grand for it… Then you should definitely invest in the DJI Phantom 4 Executive Kit… It will be worth every penny, I guarantee it… If, by any chance, it does not, I will give you my address so you can send one my way. I’ll take good care of it, don’t you worry! J

Specifications:
Max range – around 5 kilometers
Flight duration – up to half an hour

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Conclusion

I am sorry to inform you that our Top 12 list is finished. You could have read a lot of useful information about the longest-range drones. While you can get a solid 100-300 meters from budget ones, you are bound to splash quite a bit of cash if you want to go more than a kilometer with your brand new aerial toy!

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