Top 10 R/C Helicopters and Quadcopters 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Kids’ and Hobbyists’ RC Heli’s and Quads

 
Teen flying RC quadcopterOne unique “feature” regarding the top 10 R/C helicopters this year is the variety of ages of people who love them — both young and old “heli” fans tend to enjoy the vast majority, or perhaps even all of them.

Note: With this past year’s huge wave of popularity in RC quad-copters, we are now including them as an “official” part of this category on our site. 🙂

What’s here:  On this page are the ten best remote control helicopters and quadcopters for kids and teens (many also loved by adult “kids”) for the Christmas holidays of 2016 and into 2017. These are the picks that are not only popular, but also have at least an above-average overall rating.

For shoppers:  For each of the RC helicopters on this page, multiple shopping resources are recommended to buy it online. Each recommendation is known for its lower price as well as its ease of shopping and trusted on-site security. Links to reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. MOTA Jetjat Ultra Drone
2. Air Hogs Switchblade Ground and Air Race RC Helicopter
3. Syma S107/S107G R/C Helicopter
4. Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Millennium Falcon Quadcopter
5. MOTA Jetjat Nano Camera Video Drone
6. Air Hogs Mission Alpha Ultimate Mission RC Helicopter
7. Syma X9 RC Fly Car Quadcopter
8. WebRC X-Drone Pro RC Helicopter
9. Dromida Ominus Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Quadcopter
10. WebRC Red Eagle RC Helicopter

1. MOTA Jetjat Ultra Drone

Price: $102.00
You save: $27.99 (22 %)
38 new from $60.100 used

Ages: 8 and up

Pretty amazing stuff – the MOTA Jetjat Ultra Drone holds a deserved #1 spot of the 2016-2017 top 10 helicopters and quadcopters.

Considered a first-class drone with all of the proverbial bells and whistles. The Ultra Drone is high-tech with a smooth auto-landing feature, photo and video capabilities, and smartphone compatibilities. It hovers, soars, takes off in quick launches, and lands soundlessly.

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MOTA Jetjat Ultra Drone with One Touch Take-Off & Landing, Black

$100.61
End Date: Thursday Feb-23-2017 7:33:49 PST
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MOTA JETJAT Ultra Drone with One Touch Take-Off & Landing, Black

$99.14
End Date: Friday Feb-24-2017 19:02:35 PST
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MOTA Jetjat Ultra Camera Drone Smartphone Compatable One Touch Take-Off /Landing

$75.00
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 6:13:25 PDT
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2. Air Hogs Switchblade Ground and Air Race RC Helicopter

Ages: 8 and up

Air Hogs Switchblade Ground and Air Race holds the next spot of the ten best R/C helicopters for kids this year.

In cool blue or vivid red, the Switchblade from Air Hogs is a crash-resistant must-have for RC chopper fans. You can expect a smooth landing with gyro-stabilization mode, as well as a steady takeoff. Converts to ground-bound, all-terrain drive mode.

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Air Hogs Switchblade Ground and Air Heli

$24.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-21-2017 13:36:47 PST
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Air Hogs, Switchblade Ground and Air Race RC Heli - Red

$29.65
End Date: Sunday Mar-5-2017 10:31:43 PST
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Air Hogs, Switchblade Ground And Air Race RC Heli -Blue ~ FOR REPAIR PARTS ONLY

$19.99
End Date: Friday Mar-3-2017 10:25:46 PST
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3. Syma S107/S107G R/C Helicopter

Ages: 14 and up

A long-standing favorite makes it as 3rd of the best remote control helicopters for 2016 and into 2017 — Syma S107/S107G.

This bright red chopper is a classic. One that is great for beginners because of the crash-resistance and overall ease of navigation. It boasts stable flight elements, like double blades for a steadier mid-air hover. Powered with long-lasting LiPO batteries.

(Available in several other colors as well.)

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Syma S107/S107G 3-Channel 3.5CH Mini Remote Control RC Helicopter Gyro Genuine

$19.98
End Date: Thursday Feb-16-2017 17:17:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.98
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SYMA S107G Phantom 3.5CH Mini Metal Remote Control RC Helicopter GYRO Genuine

$21.74
End Date: Wednesday Mar-15-2017 11:28:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.74
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Syma S107G 3.5CH Phantom Mini Metal Remote Control RC Helicopter GYRO LED Red

$19.98
End Date: Friday Mar-17-2017 2:29:52 PDT
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4. Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Millennium Falcon Quadcopter

Price: $64.39
You save: $45.60 (41 %)
36 new from $58.910 used

Ages: 10 and up

Next up on the list – Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Millennium Falcon Quadcopter.

Another awesome choice from Air Hogs. This Star Wars collectible is a Millennium Falcon replica with LED lights, authentic Star Wars sounds, and 4 concealed, quiet rotors. The best part is a hyper-drive performance, activated with a secret RC button.

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Air Hogs Star Wars Millennium Falcon Quad Remote Controlled Drone new

$47.00
End Date: Tuesday Mar-7-2017 7:37:26 PST
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NEW! Air Hogs Star Wars Millennium Falcon XL Radio Commande Drone Factory Sealed

$109.95
End Date: Wednesday Mar-15-2017 10:21:58 PDT
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Air Hogs Star Wars Millennium Falcon Quad Remote Control Drone NEW IN BOX

$46.97
End Date: Saturday Mar-11-2017 13:18:14 PST
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5. MOTA Jetjat Nano Camera Video Drone

Ages: 12 and up

Another from MOTA holds the 5th spot of the top kids and hobbyists’ RC helicopters and quadcopters – Jetjat Nano Camera Video Drone.

The video-camera drone is an insta-classic, especially for kiddos who love high-flying adventures with mid-air views. Includes a 2GB memory card. Which is over 30-minutes of recordable space. Other features are a four-channel controller and 80-foot straight-up flight distance guarantees.

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Mota Jetjat Nano-c Camera And Video Drone With Expandable Microsd Slot - Battery

$45.56
End Date: Friday Mar-17-2017 5:16:34 PDT
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Mota Jetjat Nano-c Camera And Video Drone With Expandable Microsd Slot - Battery

$45.56
End Date: Friday Mar-17-2017 0:43:44 PDT
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MOTA JetJat Nano with Red Drone & Black Controller

$47.62
End Date: Tuesday Mar-7-2017 14:29:21 PST
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6. Air Hogs Mission Alpha Ultimate Mission RC Helicopter

Price: $34.11
You save: $15.88 (32 %)
25 new from $34.115 used from $27.97

Ages: 8 and up

And 6th up on the list is Air Hogs Mission Alpha Ultimate Mission RC Helicopter.

Air Hogs really takes the cake when it comes to awesome, high-flying toys. This one, for example, is pint-sized but powerful and strong. It comes with a helipad and practice boxes, plus a hook and crane for picking up materials.

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Air Hogs, Mission Alpha Ultimate Mission RC Helicopter - White

$36.99
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 6:49:01 PDT
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Air Hogs, Mission Alpha Ultimate Mission RC Helicopter - Black

$38.99
End Date: Monday Mar-13-2017 7:10:21 PDT
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Air Hogs Mission Alpha Ultimate Mission RC Helicopter - Black and Yellow - NIB

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Feb-16-2017 9:11:44 PST
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7. Syma X9 RC Fly Car Quadcopter

Ages: 12 and up

Love it! The Syma X9 RC Fly Car Quadcopter is another worthy addition to the best RC helicopters for 2016-2017.

High-flying and ground-bound all at once. This Quadcopter has unique features that make it a favorite in my book. There is a cool “throwing flight” mode, for example. This means you can literally toss it up for instant mid-air soaring.

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Syma X9S 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis RC Remote Control Flying Car Quadcopter 3D Land Sky New

$36.95
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 19:20:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $36.95
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Syma X9 Flying Quadcopter Car Remote Control Car and Quadcopter Drone Exclusive

$44.33
End Date: Tuesday Feb-28-2017 9:03:50 PST
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Syma X9S 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis RC Remote Control Flying Car Quadcopter 3D Land Sky New

$36.95
End Date: Wednesday Mar-8-2017 19:19:47 PST
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8. WebRC X-Drone Pro RC Helicopter

Price: $96.98
You save: $13.01 (12 %)
12 new from $94.410 used

Ages: 14 and up

For more advanced heli lovers – WebRC X-Drone Pro holds the #8 spot on the list.

Professional flying at its best. The X-Drone soars to new heights of 150-feet outdoors, but it can be a great hovering gadget for indoor flights too. It does amazing tricks, like barrel rolls, with the flip of a few buttons.

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WebRC X-Drone Pro RC Helicopter

$137.45
End Date: Tuesday Mar-14-2017 11:04:28 PDT
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WebRC X-Drone Pro RC Helicopter

$135.88
End Date: Monday Feb-20-2017 10:05:49 PST
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9. Dromida Ominus Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Quadcopter

Ages: 12 and up

The Dromida Ominus Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Quadcopter comes in at the 9th spot of the best RC helicopters this year.

In your choice of blue, green, yellow, or red, this chopper is a quad with a built-in bounce back feature that makes it both resistant to crashes and ideal for beginners. Also included are super-bright LED lights and auto-flip buttons.

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Dromida 2.4GHz Transmitter Ominus Quadcopter DIDJ1100 SLT Q100 Tx

$15.99
End Date: Sunday Mar-5-2017 3:18:46 PST
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Dromida Ominus FPV UAV Quadcopter - Yellow DIDE02YY

$99.61
End Date: Sunday Feb-19-2017 22:08:07 PST
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NEW Dromida - Ominus UAV Drone Quadcopter RTF White

$33.99
End Date: Friday Mar-17-2017 8:43:51 PDT
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10. WebRC Red Eagle RC Helicopter

Price: --
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Ages: 14 and up

Another from WebRC marks the final spot of the top ten RC helicopters this year with the Red Eagle.

First off, I absolutely love the rich crimson color of the Red Eagle. Fierce, for sure. The chopper itself is awesome, decked out with an infrared RC and four-way controls. Plus, the body is flexible for optimum crash resistance. Additionally, the RC features a 3-band selector for high-flying multiples simultaneously.

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WEBRC Red Eagle Remote Control Helicopter

$8.95
End Date: Friday Mar-10-2017 11:53:15 PST
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WebRC Red Eagle Helicopter Remote Control Air Model Toy Kits RC Toy Kit Teens

$36.88
End Date: Monday Mar-6-2017 5:27:53 PST
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/29/16.

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