Drones have become a popular hobby for many and not just among aerial photography enthusiasts, some people actually enjoy just the thrill of mastering the controls of a quadcopter. A certain amount of skill is required to fly these four-propeller drones but thankfully there is enough choice out there for all pilot abilities. Before flying your drone it’s important to take a look at the rules and regulations issued by the FAA. For example, you have to keep your drone away from manned aircraft (a bit obvious really) and it must stay in sight at all times. Some of the drones have features designed to help you adhere to these rules, like the Return Home settings, so it’s worth finding the right model for you before taking your first flight. Here are our pick of some of the best drones you can get right now.

Hubsan H107L X4 Mini

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If you're an absolute beginner as far as drones are concerned, then you won't want to be spending large amounts of money"http://www.amazon.com/Hubsan-H107L-Channel-2-4GHz-Quadcopter/dp/B00IZC6C8E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423043833&sr=8-1&keywords=Hubsan+H107L+X4+Mini" target="_blank">Hubsan H107L X4 Mini. It can be used either indoors or outdoors and features a six-axis gyro for stabilization. Although you may not worry as much as crashing the device, you might not get much chance to crash it, as it only has five minutes of flying time on a full charge. It doesn't have a removable battery, so you will have to wait until it finishes USB charging before you get your next five minute stint. That said, it's a great, inexpensive option for beginners.