DROCON Blue Bugs: Drone for GoPro under $200

DROCON Blue Bugs aka MJX Bugs 3

DROCON Blue Bugs 3 drone quadcopter

At first sight, the DROCON Blue Bugs with reliable brushless motors seems to be one of the best drone under $200 for GoPro and alike action cameras.

Doing some research, I found some pretty nice aerial footage using the Blue Bugs and various action cameras (like: SJCam, Xiaomi and GitUp). Cheap cameras are OK, but honestly, the lack of GPS positioning system is a big cons that would stop me hang on it an expensive camera like the GoPro Hero6 Black.

The 1800KV brush-less motors generate enough lifting power to carry an about 80 grams action camera. Some dudes, in order to obtain stabilized videos, went even further and mounted a 2-axis gimbal on the drone. Of course, the extra weight will slow down the drone and also dramatically decrease the flight time.

DROCON Blue Bugs features and specs

  • Realiable brushless motors;
  • Independent ESCs
  • Excellent lifting power;
  • Smart remote control alarm function;
  • Dual speed rates (High and Low);
  • GoPro compatible camera mount;
  • Removable blade protectors;
  • Super bright LED lights;
  • About 300~500 meters control range;
  • Generous up to 18 minutes flight autonomy;
  • Wheelbase of 310 mm.

Unlike other toy quadcopters, this Drocon has some weight which makes it easier to control even if there is light wind.

Unfortunately, being an older model, does not feature altitude-hold nor headless flight mode.

DROCON Blue Bugs drone for GoPro

You can check the actual price on Amazon. A set of two Bugs 3 spare batteries are available for $28.99.

Included with the DROCON Blue Bugs 3 drone

  • 2.4G remote controller;
  • 2s 25C 1800 mAh Li-Po battery;
  • Battery charger;
  • 2 pairs of spare propellers;
  • 1 set of blade protectors;
  • 4 pieces of landing gears;
  • Propeller installation tool
  • GoPro compatible camera mount;
  • User manual.


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