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The Top 5 Best Fixed Wing Drones – 2017

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The rotary wing drone is now competing against its new sibling – the fixed wing drone (yeah, we’re gonna pretend RC planes have never existed!). However, some fixed wing drones on the market do have the ability to hover like a helicopter and glide like planes, so this separates them from most other fixed wing remote control planes. Rotary wing drones are the most popular – and will likely remain the most popular type of drone. Their ability for vertical taking off and landings being the main benefit . Fixed-wing drones have the greatest advantages in regards to power efficiency. Fixed wing drones have far superior flight time due to their gliding capabilities. More weight can also be carried due to the higher power to weight ratio that wings provide when compared to rotor blades.  Here is our top 5 list of the best fixed wing drones that are currently available on the market in 2017.

5) VolantexRC Ranger Fixed Wing Drone

Key Features:

  • Like the RangerEX, it’s fully design for FPV
  • Easy to mount all kind of camera, Big space in the fuselage for carrying big battery
  • Quick, easy assembly, no glue required
  • Powerful brushless out-runner motor
  • Easy to fly like a trainer, 11.1V Li-Po 2000mAh Battery Included

 

4) Parrot Swing Fixed Wing Drone

Key Features:

  • EPP
  • Imported
  • Dual Flight mode (Quad/Plane): designed for aerial acrobatics and high-speed racing with friends
  • Achieve speeds up to 19mph in plane mode
  • Unique acrobatics such as loops, 180 degree turns, barrel rolls
  • Increase piloting range with the included Parrot Flypad (works with or without smartphone)

Parrot Swing + Flypad
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3) Xcraft XPlusOne (Basic) Fixed Wing Drone

Key Features:

  • Fully Autonomous Flight Plans: Plan your missions using Mission Planner/QGroundControl software and let the craft fly the entire mission, takeoff to landing, without any user input. Connect the X PlusOne to your smartphone via included telemetry module and have the X PlusOne follow along on your adventuresFollow-Me: Connect the X PlusOne to your smartphone via included telemetry module and have the X PlusOne follow along on your adventures!
  • Return-to-Launch: At any point during the mission, the pilot can call the craft back home. The X PlusOne will auto-land itself from where it took off. When the battery is low or the radio signal is lost, the X PlusOne will again Return-to-Launch.
  • Fly By Wire: Great for beginners. Direct the X PlusOne by simply moving one control stick regardless of the craft’s orientation. In the field, direct the X PlusOne from your laptop or tablet using Mission Planner/QGroundControl software.
  • Fly First-Person-View: See what the drone sees using a GoPro Hero 3+ or newer and our optional FPV goggles or monitor.
  • Breaks down for easy transportation: Disassemble the X PlusOne with four simple screws and fold it flat for easy storage or transportation. And Much More!

 

2) Xcraft XPlusOne (advanced) Fixed Wing Drone

Key Features:

  • Fully Autonomous Flight Plans: Plan your missions using Mission Planner/QGroundControl software and let the craft fly the entire mission, takeoff to landing, without any user input. Connect the X PlusOne to your smartphone via included telemetry module and have the X PlusOne follow along on your adventuresFollow-Me: Connect the X PlusOne to your smartphone via included telemetry module and have the X PlusOne follow along on your adventures!
  • Return-to-Launch: At any point during the mission, the pilot can call the craft back home. The X PlusOne will auto-land itself from where it took off. When the battery is low or the radio signal is lost, the X PlusOne will again Return-to-Launch.
  • Fly By Wire: Great for beginners. Direct the X PlusOne by simply moving one control stick regardless of the craft’s orientation. In the field, direct the X PlusOne from your laptop or tablet using Mission Planner/QGroundControl software.
  • Fly First-Person-View: See what the drone sees using a GoPro Hero 3+ or newer and our optional FPV goggles or monitor.
  • Breaks down for easy transportation: Disassemble the X PlusOne with four simple screws and fold it flat for easy storage or transportation. And Much More!

 

1) Parrot Disco Fixed Wing Drone

Key Features:

  • Disco Fixed-Wing Drone
  • Cockpit glasses FPV Headset
  • Sky controller 2 Remote Control
  • Unified FPV System
  • Traditional FPV Experience

Parrot Disco
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