We have put together a list of the best RC toy gifts for 2015. Our list is based on the best selling toy grade electric radio controlled vehicles that have earned review ratings of 4 stars and above.
This list is to help you, parents, grandparents, and spouses choose the best remote controlled gifts for your loved ones.
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Top 9 RC Gifts 2015 | Flying Toy Grade RC’s
Syma X5C-1 Quadcopter with camera
The number one RC Gift this year is a toy quadcopter with a camera. The prices keep falling and are currently under $70.
Eight to ten minutes flight time. Has simple indicator lights on remote control and the quad letting you know once it’s armed and ready to go. There is a camera button on the upper right side of the radio control.
Comparable to WL toys V222. The Syma has an HD camera vs WL toys lower resolution VGA camera. Although the WLtoys is not on the top 10 best seller list it flies better.
Whichever one you decide on make sure to get 4 extra batteries with a 4 way charger. The batteries take a while to charge and will leave your loved one antsy waiting for just one battery to charge.
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Syma S107G Indoor RC Helicopter
Mini RC Helicopters are still a great top 10 gift 4 years Running. My friends fly these around the office.
They are easy to fly and great for beginners.
These use infrared like your TV remote so they will loose control outside unlike the more expensive 2.4GHZ 4 channel copters which are harder to fly.
They are excellent RC gifts for under 25 bucks. The batteries are not interchangeable so get two so one can be flown while the other is charging.
This quad has a camera and it is comparable to the Syma X5C with a lower resolution camera and a durable crash able frame with prop guards.
It will not handle the wind as well unless you remove the protective outer frame.
I recommend this as a great child’s first rc quad copter gift since it’s better suited for crashes with the durable prop guards.
It also makes a great practice quad for new flyer’s.
Hubsan X4 H107L
You can buy this micro for under 50 bucks on Amazon.
Everyone loves these tiny little Hubsan micro quadcopters. You can’t go wrong with one of these palm sized babies.
This makes an excellent indoor flier due to it’s small size. It’s 2.4GHZ 4 channel so it will perform well outside as well.
Flight time is about 5 minutes. There are warning lights that flash when the battery gets low or you are getting out of range. These little props make a higher pitched buzzing sound and the quad is lightning fast and responsive.
Hubsan also makes a micro sized quadcopter with a camera as well. The H107C is the model with a camera.
The x4’s are too small to carry a high quality 808 V16 keychain camera like the larger ones. I recomend purchasing the L model without the camera since it’s really low quality any way.
If video is important then a micro quad might not be the best choice. Micros do make great practice quads due to their high speed and agility which is more similar to full size hobby grade quads.
Maisto Rock Crawler RC Truck
Priced under $35
This is the only land vehicle so far to make our top kids RC toy gift list.
My son likes cars and trucks better than flying RC vehicles.
It takes 6 AA batteries and two AAA’s. I recommend getting NiMH rechargeable batteries and a charger along with this gift.
This uses inexpensive older style MHZ Radio with a choice of three channels allowing up to three trucks to run together without interference.
Parents and grandparents I recommend this as a great gift for boys. My little girl likes boy toys as well so if he has a younger sister you may want to order two.
Next on our gift list is another nano quadcopter.
This is about half the price of the more popular Hubsan. It’s not quite as durable make sure to order plenty of extra propellers.
The battery is not removable so you’ll need to plug the usb charger into the quad between flights.
It does do great programmed flips.
This makes a great cheap RC gift designed for indoor flying. If you can spare the extra money I recommend the Hubsan as a better all around micro quadrotor.
KiiToys Micro Drone
This is pretty much the same as the X-10 shown above. It has better reviews and is a little more expensive than the Cheerson version.
Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter
Price around $35
This is a higher quality nano quad recommended for indoor use only. It has bright lights and hovers well.
It comes with a full set of extra props and is really durable.
The quality is on par with the Hubsan however you cannot change the built in battery for extra flying time. The transmitter is also on the small side.
It’s about half the size of the Hubsan and is billed as the worlds smallest quad.
The transmitter’s on the Estes and the Hubsan are inter changeable. This would make a great gift for anyone who already has the X-4 which has a better larger transmitter.
DJI Phantom 2 Vision V3
This is the only hobby grade quadcopter that made our best selling gift list.
It costs twenty times as much as our other picks which were chosen based on popularity and reviews.
The Phantom makes a great expensive flying camera adult gift for aerial photography and video enthusiasts.
It comes ready to fly right out of the box with little setup required. It is by far the best selling quad in the world.
Syma S102G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro
Lower down on our list is another infrared controlled helicopter.
This one is styled after a military heli which would make a great addition to a toy soldier set.