Updated: June 25, 2019
Amazon Prime Day will begin July 15th at Midnight (Pacific Time) and will run for 48 hours this year!! If you’ve never participated in the event before, think of it as “Black Friday” for online shopping. This year, Amazon has extended the sale an additional 12 hours which makes it the perfect time to take advantage of some great deals on drones.
These often expensive toys will become much more affordable on Prime Day 2019. We’ve scoured the web and hit up our industry connections to bring you what we think might be some of the best Prime Day drone deals. These UAVs should definitely be on your wishlist this July!
TOP PRIME DAY DRONE DEALS 2019
#1 Beginner Drone
AA200 with AHP
- Range:100 M
- Time:10 Min
Mavic 2 Pro
- Camera:20 MP photo/4K video
- Range:8 miles
- Time:31 minutes
#1 Budget HD Camera
Altair Outlaw SE
- Range:600 M
- Time:18 Min
#1 Budget GPS
- Range:150 M
- Time:15 Min
Best Amazon Prime Day Drone Deals
Be sure to come back and check this page regularly throughout the actual Prime Day event, as we will be updating prices to reflect flash sales and to keep you posted on what is and isn’t in stock.
Prime Day Drone Deals For Hobbyists
Altair Aerial makes some of our favorite drones for beginners and hobbyists. Last year, Altair featured some amazing discounts on their drones and we would expect them to do something similar this year with their new offerings. Here are three new drones from Altair to keep an eye on for this years Prime Day.
#1. AA200 with AHP – #1 Prime Day Beginner Drone
The first is the Altair Aerial AA200 with AHP, which you can find at this Amazon link. The AA200 is an exciting new drone that you can shop for on Amazon this Prime Day. It’s an outstanding beginner drone that is perfect for kids. It’s easy to control and has an autonomous hovering & positioning that will keep the drone in place even if your hands come off of the controller. It’s affordable, compact, and great for anyone just learning to fly.
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#2. Altair Outlaw SE – #1 Prime Day Budget HD Camera Drone
The second drone on our list is the Altair Outlaw SE. Not only is the Outlaw SE one of the most exciting drones from Altair Aerial, it’s also their most professional model that they sell and comes equipped with a high-quality 1080p camera. This GPS drone includes several return to home functions and multiple flight modes. It has an outstanding flight range of 600 plus meters and a flight time of 20 minutes. You’ll have a ton of fun flying this high-speed and exciting GPS drone.
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#3. AA300 – #1 Prime Day Budget GPS Drone
The third Altair Aerial drone that we expect to see on sale this Prime day is the AA300. The AA300 is a new GPS drone that both beginners and advanced pilots will love. It has an HD 1080p built-in camera to capture the best aerial photos and videos. Plus, it comes with follow-me mode, so you can walk on the ground and have the drone follow where you go. It’s compact yet durable and is a fun drone to pass the time with.
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Another company that always participates in Prime Day is Holy Stone. A good starting point for their line of beginner drones is the F181C RC Quadcopter. This drone is a bit large, and it has a bit of a disappointing range (50 meters) and battery life (7 minutes.) But it’s not at all bad for its low price – equipped with an HD camera,a 360 degree flip button, and a return-to-home feature. A solid low-end beginner quad for anyone who’s worried about breaking the bank.
Note that the deal for this drone takes the form of a coupon instead of just a different sales price. Prime Day coupons on Amazon will look something like the image below:
All you have to do is click the checkbox next to the orange “Coupon” description to take advantage of the sale!
Finally, if you’re just looking for the cheapest beginner drone around, the EACHINE E010 Mini Ufo Drone is available for only $25 USD as part of the Prime Day sales event. We’ve previously listed this UAV as one of the best drones for kids thanks to its durability and stunt features. Plus, this mini quad is small enough to be flown indoors! If you just want the cheapest and most basic RC UAV available, the E010 will give you a very solid product for an extremely reasonable price.
Prime Day Drone Deals For Pros
Of course, we all love DJI, and they’ve participated in plenty of Prime Day drone deals in the past. This year, perhaps to build hype for the upcoming Mavic 2, DJI’s biggest drone sale is the Mavic Pro. The Pro is one of the gold standards for professional-quality camera drones – a portable folding drone that takes cinema-quality video and usually costs $1000 USD. That makes this two hundred dollar discount a Prime Day drone deal you can’t afford to miss out on!
DJI is also selling their legendary Phantom 4 for 36 percent off the usual price. This is probably the best-known (and in our estimation, simply the best) high-end camera drone for sale in 2018. Get it for a steal while you still can!
(The PRO and PRO+ versions of this drone are also on sale for Prime Day, but only for 17 percent off and 7 percent off, respectively.)
If you’re looking for a good alternative to the DJI Phantom, the Yuneec Typhoon H Pro is available for a few hundred dollars more. Despite initially claiming that there would be no Prime Day sale on this drone, Yuneec has dropped $500 off the price of the Typhoon in honor of the event. So get this deal while you still can!
Finally, we can’t forget our drone racer friends! There are lots of great racing drones on sale, but the Walkera F210 is one of our very favorites, and it’s also one of the best sales with $100 off the usual price. This drone comes with everything you need included right out of the box and is one of the absolute fastest drones for sale, so check it out if you’ve got a race to win coming up!
Prime Day Drone Accessory Deals
It’s not just drones that go on sale on Amazon Prime Day. Pretty much every department on the site will have at least some kind of sale. Here’s a few neat accessories that have gone on sale in previous years which our readers might be interested in.
First: SanDisk memory cards. Most drones that capture video will require you to buy an SD card or TF Flash Card separately. Even if one comes with the drone, you might want to upgrade to something with a bit more room. Here’s the Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Card, which has a ton of space and works with most video drones:
Next: AAA and AA batteries. Most remote drone transmitters, particularly those featured in our beginner section above, require AA and AAA batteries. These will get used up pretty quick when they have to power something as powerful as a quadcopter remote, so now’s a good time to stock up:
Amazon Prime Day FAQ
When is Prime Day 2019?
Last year, Prime Day was a 36 hour extraveganza that lasted from July 16th – July 18th. That’s a whole lotta Christmas in July! All signals are pointing to another Mid-July Prime Day and we’ll keep you posted!
Do I need to be an Amazon Prime member to enjoy Prime Day drone deals?
As you might be able to guess from the name, yes, you need to be a member of Amazon Prime in order to enjoy the Prime Day sales event. However, some people get around this requirement without spending any money by taking advantage of Amazon’s 30 day free trial at the beginning of July. However, you might want to just consider getting a Prime account, because you’ll get additional deals and free shipping year-round (and every bit counts when you’re getting into an expensive hobby like drone piloting.) It’s up to you and your budget!
What countries does Amazon Prime Day take place in?
In 2019, we expect Amazon Prime Day deals will go live in at least 17 countries: Mexico, China, Spain, India, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Belgium, Austria, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and the United States! Last year, Amazon added 4 new countries to the list. Will they add more for Prime Day in 2019? Stay tuned.
How can I get the best drone deals on Amazon Prime Day?
First, you can use an Amazon price tracker to check the historical price of an item and make sure that you’re getting a genuine deal. Some Amazon sellers will increase the price of their product right before it goes on sale to trick you into buying an item at full price and thinking that it’s a deal.
Secondly, keep an eye out for “Lightning Deals,” which will take place over a short amount of time and for a limited amount of supply. If a Lightning Deal you’re interested in is ongoing but Amazon says the product is completely sold out, add it to your watchlist anyway. Someone may fail to make a purchase within the allotted time, giving you a chance to jump in and grab the item as soon as it becomes available.
Finally, make sure you read reviews to ensure that you’re getting a high-quality product. If you’re looking for the best reviews on drones, we’re partial to a little site called “Dronethusiast.” You may have heard of it. Here’s our complete guide to the best drones for sale as a starting point.
We hope this guide has been helpful as you look for the best Prime Day drone deals on Amazon. If you know of a great deal we’ve missed, be sure to let our readers know in the comments so that they can jump on it right away! Remember to keep an eye out for Lightning Deals, to make sure you’re getting a genuinely good product, and – most importantly – have fun shopping!
Kennedy Martinez is a resident writer who joined Dronethusiast at the beginning of 2019. She has years of experience reviewing drones and other tech products. When it comes to flying drones, Kennedy loves the ability to create artistic videos from a unique point of view. Kennedy enjoys researching new drones and other exciting products that are available to consumers which is why she is committed to creating the best buyer’s guides for our readers.