5 awesome drones South Africans can buy on Cyber Monday 2017

While Black Friday has come and gone, South Africans are already preparing themselves for awesome Cyber Monday deals.

A number of online stores will be holding deals on tech, gadgets, and toys. One of the biggest sellers will undoubtedly be remote-control drones as people plot out their holiday wishlists.

BusinessTech looked at some of the best drone deals available across South Africa on Cyber Monday.

Parrot Disco FPV – R14,997

The Parrot DISCO FPV combines all the latest high-tech essentials for exceptionally real flights.

This includes goggles for immersion flights as well as the Parrot Skycontroller 2 to see from your drone’s point of view.

The Parrot DISCO FPV is also the first smart flying wing to reach 80km/h.


Parrot Airborne Night Minidrone – R1,746

The Parrot Airborne Night Minidrone is one of the few drones capable of nighttime flying with powerful white LED lights.

This will allow you to explore areas that are dim and only accessible by air.

The minidrone is also always on alert, meaning its engines will immediately kick in upon tossing the drone into the air.

DJI Spark Quadcopter Drone – R6,999

The DJI Spark is the smallest quadcopter in DJI’s drone range and features a 2-axis stabilised 12MP/Full HD camera.

This means that it is easy to transport thanks to a compact size of 143×143×55mm and light weight of 300g.

Although the Spark is much smaller than any other DJI drone; it still packs a powerful 12 megapixel / Full HD 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, as well as autonomous tracking, obstacle avoidance, a mechanical 2-axis gimbal (pitch & roll), Intelligent Flight modes, and a 50kph flight speed in sport mode.

FQ17W Foldable Mini RC Pocket Drone – R280

An awesome low-cost option, the pocket drone features foldable arms and propellers, and a 0.3MP WiFi camera.

The WIFI enabled FPV camera is mounted on the aircraft, to broadcast the live video to the pilot on the ground, so that the pilot is flying the aircraft as if he/she is onboard the aircraft instead of looking at the it from the pilots actual ground position.

Aww Industries Quadrone I-Sight – R2,700

The Quadrone I-Sight gives you bang for your buck, including all the bells and whistles of top grade drone flying at an affordable cost.

It’s controllable with a traditional remote, or test your skills by using your iPhone as a remote via, the the I-Sight App that turns your phone into a remote.

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