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Top 8 Drones with Longest Control Range

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Hello, fellow drone lovers! Today we bring you a fascinating drone-related topic. Today, we focus on the long-range drones, the furthest control distance. These are some of the most amazing and powerful drones capable of flying far away from eyesight. Operating range is a vital specification to many drone enthusiasts. Some need a control long range for job-related reasons, others for the pure enjoyment of piloting a long-range drone.

Our Top 8 Drones with Longest Control Range list is organized from shortest range to longest range. As always our aim here at DronesWorld is to provide you the best and most informative details about these drones. The goal is for you to have enough information to make the wisest choice, to find the drone which best fits your needs. This being said let us move on to our Top 8 Drones with Longest Control Range available in the consumer market.

Before we start discussing the drones on our top 8 list, it is crucial to mention one thing: low-cost toy drones with above average control range. You may be looking for a cheap toy drone instead of a higher-budget drone; therefore we have taken you into consideration too.

There is a brand which manufactures toy drones which are known to have an incredible control range considering their price. I’m talking about JJRC drones. This toy drone company aims for extended range in every single one of their products, so if you wish to feel free to check: JJRC X1 with 400 meters maximum range, JJRC H26D with 300 meters. Now let’s move on to our Top 8 list by order of range!

8- Walkera Scout X4

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Scout X4 is Walkera’s transformative drone. It can be both a quadcopter and octocopter; it is entire to pilot’s needs. When Scout X4 first came out it was meant to compete with DJI Phantom 2, not only it succeeded it actually surpassed it regarding features and specifications. With Walkera Scout X4 you can carry heavy weights, since it’s a heavy drone with four powerful motors which can also be customized to add four more motors, thus increasing payload capacity.

Walkera Scout x4 has a maximum control range of 1.5Km. You will be able to fly it way past eyesight. But worry not, Scout X4 has a unique waypoint mapping feature. It enables the pilot to designate a flight route for the quadcopter by just tapping the destinations on his smartphone or tablet. More features include Follow Me mode, in which the drone follows you while recording video or taking photos. The ideal drone to explore the area around you, thus the name Scout, it uses GPS coordinates to be aware of its position.

Walkera Scout X4 includes a 3D gimbal compatible with GoPro cameras, but it also comes with its own iLook+ camera with 720p resolution and 30 FPS. Scout X4 makes use of the powerful Devo F12E FPV Transmitter, which allows it to display real time video on its built-in screen. For more features and specifications such as flight hours, please check the table below.

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Features:Specifications:
iLook+ 720p 30fps camera
8 Motors Customization Option
2.4 GHz remote frequency
GPS1.5Km Maximum Control Range
Auto-Pilot25 Minutes Flight Time
Altitude Hold2 Hours Charging Time
Follow Me
Position Hold
Return to Home
Flight Planning
Automatic Landing
Flight Live Data
Real Time Video Transmission

7- DJI Phantom 3

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This is without any doubt, one of DJI’s most successful drones. The Phantom 3 is the third version of Phantom, and it represented a huge upgrade to the commercial drone. DJI Phantom 3 comes in three different versions: standard, professional and advanced. Phantom 3 is one of the easiest to pilot high-budget quadcopters. It is aimed at both beginner and expert. It is a very autonomous drone, packed with amazing features, camera, and top of the line specifications.

DJI Phantom 3 has an astonishing control range of 2.5km (although advertised as between 3 to 5km that’s not accurate). Still, it is an incredible maximum control distance. DJI Phantom 3 will fly way past eyesight; fortunately, it supports real-time video transmission. Live video is displayed directly on your smartphone or tablet via WiFi through a free app available for both Android and iOS. Therefore you don’t need to worry about losing your drone. Also, among its features there is Home Return, meaning the drone will automatically return to the pilot when commanded.

Each Phantom 3 version, comes with a different camera (manufactured by DJI itself), check table below for more information about features and specifications of the long-range drone DJI Phantom 3!

 

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Features:Specifications:
12MP 2.7K / 12.4MP 4K camera2.4 GHz remote frequency
GPS2.5Km Maximum Control Range
Auto-Pilot25 Minutes Flight Time
Point of Interest2 Hours Charging Time
Follow Me
Home Lock
Return to Home
Flight Planning
Automatic Landing
Vision Position System
Flight Live Data
Real Time Video Transmission

6- Walkera QR X350 Pro

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You may be familiar with Walkera products and QR X350 quadcopter, it was a very successful drone released on the market a few years ago.

Now available on the market there is the upgraded version of this commercial hit, I present you the Walkera QR X350 Pro. An amazingly affordable quadcopter with all you need to fly right out of the box. It is ideal for practice and learning, while still packing impressive features and specifications. It is used by many experts and casual flyers for photography and videography. It includes a gimbal compatible with GoPro cameras and other action cameras. It features a maximum control range of 3.2Km, which is amazing considering the small price range of this quadcopter.

If you want a long range quadcopter, with great features and specifications for a very affordable price than you will love Walkera QR X350 Pro. Please check the table below to see more information regarding the very affordable long range Walkera QR X350 Pro.

 

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Features:Specifications:
iLook camera and Gimbal which supports GoPro2.4 GHz remote frequency
GPS3.2Km Maximum Control Range
Altitude Hold
Position Hold25 Minutes Flight Time
Auto-Pilot2 Hours Charging Time
Automatic Landing
Return to Home
Automatic Landing
Collision Avoidance
Flight Planning

5- DJI Matrice 100

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DJI Matrice 100 is aimed at developers, a fully programmable drone which can be efficiently adapted to best fit your needs. Much like Matrice 600 and all Matrice line of drones it is aimed at a specific audience and is not for the average consumer. But if you are a developer you will quickly fall in love with this drone packing all the high-end technology that DJI has to offer!

Customize and tailor your Matrice 100 flight platform by using the DJI SDK. Develop a system for your particular need. Teach your Matrice 100 how to behave and what to do. Program customized commands, tell it how and where to fly, and gather information from the entire system in real time.

Matrice 100 is an outstanding drone with 40 minutes flight time and 5km range! So, how will you change the industry with this bad boy? Please check the table below for more information regarding DJI Matrice 100.

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Features:Specifications:
Fully Programmable2.4 GHz remote frequency
GPS5Km Maximum Control Range
Altitude Hold
Position Hold40 Minutes Flight Time
Follow Me2 Hours Charging Time
Flight PlanningPayload of 1kg
Return to Home
A3 and Lightbridge 2 built-in
Automatic Landing

4- DJI Matrice 600

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DJI Matrice 600 is DJI’s newest professional video and industrial drone. If you are wondering why the industrial usage? It is because Matrice 600 is a hexacopter ideal for mapping and carrying heavy objects. This high payload capacity also allows him to take a broad range of high-end professional cameras that other drones can’t.

As expected DJI Matrice 600 is not aimed at beginners and requires a more experienced set of skills to control it fully. DJI Matrice 600 has a fantastic power range of 5km, which pilot’s find very useful for professional photography and videography. It has six very powerful and durable brushless motors. Due to its above average flight speed and control range Matrice 600 is often used to record car races and other types of events where payload capacity and speed is essential.

Please check our table below for more information regarding this top of the line hexacopter the DJI Matrice 600.

 

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Features:Specifications:
Supports wide variety of professional Gimbals and Cameras2.4 GHz remote frequency
GPS5Km Maximum Control Range
Altitude Hold2.5Km Maximum Flight Altitude
Position Hold16 Minutes Flight Time
Follow Me2 Hours Charging Time
Automatic LandingPayload of 6kgs
Return to Home
A3 and Lightbridge 2 built-in
Automatic Landing

3- Blade 350 QX2

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You may not be familiar with HorizonHobby drone manufacturer company, or perhaps you are. They have released an extensive set of amazingly powerful and well-designed drones in the market, always ranking among the best. Blade 350 QX2 is one of the most affordable drones in this list featuring the highest maximum control distance also on the list, an incredible 5km! Yes, this small and powerful drone can fly as far as 5000 meters!

Blade 350 QX2 is aimed at film and photography purposes but also functions well for recreational use. Blade 350 QX2 works amazingly well with GoPro 3 and Hero 3+ cameras, in fact, it includes an anti-vibration mount specific for this types of action camera. Blade 250 QX2 has an extensive set of modes which enhance the flight experience and film and photography experience. These modes are Smart Mode, Stability Mode, Aerial Photography Mode, Agility Mode, Return Home and Land and SAFE technology.

The drone also makes use of the Spektrum™ DX4 control remote. You will find it very easy to use. Definitely a good quadcopter for learning and practicing. It packs all the essentials and incredible 5km range. Please check the table below for more information regarding Blade 350 QX2.

 

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Features:Specifications:
C-GO1 HD Camera and GoPro Hero 3 and 3+ Compatible Gimbal2.4 GHz remote frequency
GPS5Km Maximum Control Range
Smart Mode15 Minutes Flight Time
Stability Mode2 Hours Charging Time
Aerial Photography Mode
Agility Mode
Return to Home and Land
SAFE Technology

2- DJI Inspire 1 Pro

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Inspire 1 Pro is DJI’s high-end drone, a powerful quadcopter with a transformative design to best adapt to your needs. Every drone enthusiast dreams about owning one of these beauties.

Inspire 1 Pro is the recently upgraded version of Inspire 1. The quadcopter arms are capable of remotely moving according to pilot’s inputs on the remote controller. This allows the drone to acquire different flight forms, enabling the pilot to find the best angle for flying as well as filming. Talking about filming, this high-end drone comes with a 16MP 4K camera, capable of recording amazing aerial footage; this is used by many professionals. The camera can also rotate 360º while on the air, to allow the pilot to have different Points of View.

DJI Inspire 1 Pro as the same maximum control range of its brother DJI Phantom 4, an astonishing 5Km! DJI Inspire 1 Pro is mostly used for professional film and photography, but it can also be used as recreational drone as the others on this list due to its ease of use. Much like Phantom 4, Inspire 1 Pro is also very autonomous, featuring an amazing set of features and specifications which you can check on the table below.

 

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Features:Specifications:
16MP 4K camera
Transform Design
2.4 GHz remote frequency
GPS5Km Maximum Control Range
Auto-Pilot15 Minutes Flight Time
Altitude Hold2 Hours Charging Time
Follow Me
Position Hold
Flight Live Data
Real Time Video Transmission
Auto Safe Home Return
Automatic Landing
Flight Planning

1- DJI Phantom 4 

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The most amazing quadcopter release by DJI, this beauty is fully autonomous and can be piloted by pretty much everyone. A brilliant piece of hardware combined with a smooth, user-friendly software. This is one of the most sought drones in the market and definitely one of the best value for your money.

DJI Phantom 4 is the ultimate smart drone, both features and specifications are top of the line innovation. Phantom 4 is extremely lightweight and crash resistant, the body of the quadcopter is made of magnesium, one of the strongest and most light types of material, while the motors are carbon fiber. But of course, you are here to know how far this drone can fly, prepare yourself you are about to be amazed: 5 kilometers! Yes! DJI Phantom 4 actually has a maximum control distance of 5000 meters, something we have never seen before on a drone within this price range. Don’t be afraid to lose it.

DJI Phantom 4 will automatically return to pilot on command or as a safety measure in one of these particular situations: when low on battery, when it loses connection to the remote controller or GPS. This means Phantom 4 can be as far as 5km from you and when it loses connection it will safely return without any pilot’s need for input. If you are worried about Phantom 4 colliding with other objects during flight, even autonomous flight, don’t worry! DJI Phantom 4 features Collision Avoidance and is capable of detecting and avoiding objects such as trees that it finds in its flight path.

As mentioned previously DJI Phantom 4 comes with a broad range of useful, powerful and groundbreaking features such as Swipe and Fly. This feature allows the pilot to swipe with its finger on the screen, and the drone will fly towards that direction automatically. Besides all of this DJI Phantom 4 also comes with a brand new 12MP 4K resolution camera capable of recording high-quality video and also transmit it in real time. Real time video transmission, FPV, is displayed directly on the built-in screen on the remote controller. For more specifications such as Flight Time and other unusual features of DJI Phantom 4 please check the table below.

 

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Features:Specifications:
12.4MP 4K camera2.4 GHz remote frequency
GPS5Km Maximum Control Range
Auto-Pilot6Km Maximum Flight Altitude
Point of Interest28 Minutes Flight Time
Follow Me2 Hours Charging Time
Home Lock
Vision Position System
Flight Live Data
Real Time Video Transmission
Swipe and Fly
Auto Safe Home Return

Now you know the Top 8 Drones with Longest Control Range in the market! Which one best fits your needs? Which one will you conquer the sky with? Pilot it far away from eyesight, amaze the crowds, enhance your profession or just have fun flying. Are you considering buying one? Do you already own a long-range drone but wish to upgrade to a more recent and powerful product? Let us know in the comment section below, we at Drones World are always happy to read from you. Don’t forget to link this article to any of your friends looking for a long range drone too. Happy flying!

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  1. db November 30, 2016

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