These low cost Drones have fewer features than the entry level Hobby Drones but they sure can be fun to fly!
Remember, if you buy a Drone that weighs less than seven ounces (200 grams) you do not have to register it with the FAA. Even if you don't have to have your Drone registered, it is a good idea to read the flying rules on the FAA Drone Zone website. https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/
The Drones in this category are deigned for beginners. Some have flight-control assistance and collision avoidance capability. Some have features that help the Drone pilot fly them and to take video or photos or more. Some of the Drones have onboard memory storage while others have the ability to use Smart SC chips for storage. Some Drones require a smartphone to serve as the controller. When drone operation requires using a smartphone, the phone is no longer able to stay in contact. For parents with teens, this may be a consideration as they're quick to learn that they can use the excuse that they could not answer a call from a parent because they were flying their drone.
The flight time for Drones in this category is anywhere from 7 to 15 minutes on a single battery charge. It is good to have spare batteries for more drone-flying enjoyment! One nice feature many of these drones have is what's called altitude-hold. This helps the drone fly level automatically making it easier for beginners to control. Another nice feature to have is headless-mode. This allows the operator to orient the controls in relation to the pilot's direction. With headless flying, when you move the control to the right, the drone goes to the right no matter which direction it is flying. This is very helpful for beginners.
Most of these beginner Drones have a safety feature that alerts you when the battery is running low. This gives you plenty of time to land safely. Adjustable speed controls are also very helpful as new users find it more comfortable to fly at slower speeds. Then, when they become more confident with their flying skills, they can increase the speed and let it rip!
Beginners and teens/children will like flying these drones! Supervise any children under 14 years of age. Have a great experience and fly your drone in a large, open area on a day with little to no wind and remember the Drone Codes for safety!