Finding a cheap VR drone is now easier than ever. Not long ago, they cost hundreds of dollars, required some skills to properly use, and weren’t as easily found as they now are. Thankfully, it’s now possible for those on even the most strict of budgets to buy and experience a VR drone in all their glory.
Top 5 Affordable VR Drones
With affordable VR drones in mind, we’ve tracked down the best of the best so you can have insight into the top 5 affordable VR drones of 2018.
Altair Aerial 818 Hornet – #1 Budget VR Drone
The 818 Hornet by Altair Aerial is currently on sale for only $160. While it doesn’t come with a VR headset, you can still find a compatible pair for a cheap price if you know where to look.
Once again, the 818 Hornet by Altair Aerial does not come with VR goggles. However, there are a ton of cheap VR goggles out there, so keep that in mind before you make your purchase.
Altair Aerial AA108
The AA108 by Altair Aerial is currently on sale for as little as $104. It doesn’t come with VR gear, but because it’s such a cheap VR drone, you should have no problem buying both at a more than reasonable price!
The AA108 by Altair Aerial is an exceptional VR drone that is great for beginners, thanks to the 3 Flight Skill Levels, but, remember, it does not come with the needed VR gear.
Holy Stone F181W
The F181W by Holy Stone is currently priced at around $120. Unfortunately, it does not come with a VR headset, so keep this in mind before you make a final purchase.
The F181W by Holy Stone doesn’t come with a pair of VR goggles, but it’s highly recommended that you pick up a pair. This is a fantastic featured drone that performs exceptionally well with VR.
IDS Home GordVE
The GordVE by IDS Home is our budget pick, coming in at only $65. While it’s the cheapest VR drone on our list, it doesn’t, unfortunately, come with a pair of VR goggles, so you will have to supply those yourself.
The GordVE by IDS Home has a neat foldable design and a price that you can’t turn down. Keep in mind, however, that it does not come with VR goggles, so you will have to get a pair yourself.
Force1 U45W Blue Jay
The U45W Blue Jay, another Force1 VR drone, is currently priced at $130. Also, like the other Force1 drone, it does not come with a VR headset.
The U45W Blue Jay by Force1 is another great VR drone, but it’s unfortunate that it doesn’t come with a pair of VR goggles. As we mentioned before, however, you can find a pair at a relatively cheap price on their own.
VR vs FPV – Differences and Benefits
VR and FPV are completely different concepts, but most don’t know or understand the difference between them. VR is generally for those who want the most immersive flight experience possible, while FPV puts you right into the cockpit and is best used for drone racing at high speeds.
One of the major pros that come with VR is the fact that head tracking will be done, which means that you can make the drone’s camera move, unless it’s fixed, giving you full 360-degree control of what you’re seeing. One of the major cons, however, is that some VR apps will split the screen. This lowers the overall quality, unfortunately.
Moving on to FPV, one of the major pros is that you don’t have to worry about any lag, whether it’s from the connection or the screen itself. However, one of the major cons is that battery life can really suck, requiring a bunch of batteries when you’re out in the field to gain any experience at all.
The Best VR Drone – Affordable and Enjoyable
There are a ton of awesome VR drones out there, especially when you compare them with the best cheap VR headset. Thankfully, they are more affordable and enjoyable than ever before!
FAQ About VR Drones
If you don’t see your question, or an answer to it, listed below in our FAQ section, get in touch with us and we’ll help you out!
What is a VR drone?
A VR drone combines the world of Virtual Reality and drones for an epic combination. The head-mounted displays brings you to an entirely new world, on a new level of flying a drone and everything that comes with it.
Are VR and FPV drones the same?
No, VR drones are different from FPV drones. FPV drones are more suited to racing, while VR drones are for an immersive flight experience like no other.
Where can I find a cheap VR drone?
You can find a cheap VR drone by simply scrolling up and taking a look at our drone reviews!
Justin is a certified Drone Enthusiast with several years experience piloting as many UAV aircraft as he can get his hands on. While shooting footage as a hobby has now become more of a full time job, Justin still enjoys the peaceful feeling of getting a birds eye view while hiking or on vacation with his family. Reach out to Justin by using the Dronethusiast Contact Page or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.