With drones getting cheaper by the day and the industry making its way towards reaching the billion mark, acquiring and using a drone has become easier than before.
With low end models receiving features comparable to high end models, the day isn’t far when altitude hold mode becomes a standard feature on every drone.
To know more about what altitude hold mode is, check out this link: What is Altitude Hold Mode on Drones?
We decided to compile a list of the top 5 drones with altitude hold mode. So here it goes!
Top 5 Drones with Altitude Hold Mode
Here are the top 5 drones with altitude hold mode, in no particular order.
1. Cheerson CX-10D:
At $17.49, the cheapest and the smallest of the lot, the Cheerson CX-10D is the colourful successor to the CX-10.
What sets it apart is the addition of a barometer that allows it to fly at a consistent altitude. The CX-10D has a 4-channel transmitter with 6 axis gyro.
Weighing in at 15g, it is one of the lightest copters available in the market. Powered by a 3.7V 150mAh battery, it gives you a flying time of 5 mins on a 30 minute charge.
Check out our unboxing here.
2. Hubsan H501S:
Coupled with a 1080p camera and FPV monitor, the Hubsan H501S is a small package with ton of features. With a flight time of over 20 minutes, coupled with global GPS and barometer, it provides a “follow me” feature.
It has a 4 channel transmitter with a 6 axis gyro. Powered by a 7.4V 2700mAh Lipo, it provides a flight time of 18-20 mins over a charge time of 150 minutes. It weighs in at 1.7 kg. It retails at a price of $271.99.
3. Huajun W606-3
Retailing at $128.99, the Huajun W606-3’s build reminds us of the Lily drone. Powered by a 7.4V 1800mAh Li-ion Battery, it gives you a flight time of 8-10 minutes, with a steep charging time of 150-180 minutes.
It has a 2 mega-pixel camera with real time video transmission. The blue lights make it a great drone to fly at night!
4. Cheerson CX-33S
This is a drone with the most unconventional design. As you can see in the picture, it’s difficult to determine whether it is a hexacopter or a tricopter… while it is neither; it’s a Y6 design!
It has a altitude hold mode and 5.8GHz video transmission system with a 2 mega-pixel camera. Powered by a 7.4V 450mAh battery, it has a flight time of 6-7 minutes with a charging time of 210 minutes. It has a 4 channel transmitter with 6 axis gyro and weighs just 164g at $99.99.
5. Cheerson CX-22
The most advanced and bulkiest of this lot, the Cheerson CX-22 is not a drone for beginners. It comes with a dual GPS system (GPS sensors in both the drone and the remote for the follow me feature). It has a 1080p remote still/video camera with a 7″ dual receiver screen. It also houses a 2 axis remotely controlled Gimbal system with support for external cameras.
It is powered by a 11.1V 5400 mAh rechargeable and removable battery and weighs in at 0.980kg. Retailing at $749.99, it isn’t the cheapest drone around.
Top 5 Drones with Altitude Hold Mode: Conclusion
With altitude hold mode helping beginners and experienced pilots fly their drones much better, the feature is here to stay. Some thought it would only be the $500 and above drones that could incorporate the feature, but they were wrong, and the $19.99 CX-10D is testimony to that!
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So these are what we think are the top 5 drones with Altitude Hold mode. Pretty sure you have suggestions for this list, so do leave a note in the comments section below!