How Much Weight Can A Small Drone Carry?

We are often asked by customers “How Much weight Can A Small Drone Carry?” For this question we are going to assume a small drone is anything from a Cheerson CX-10 that fits in the palm of your hand up to the larger Syma X8C.

Despite their size, many small drones are capable of carrying decent payloads. Below is a list of some of the most prominent small drones and the weight they can carry.

The Cheerson CX-10, is an affordable drone that fits in the palm of your hand and is perfect for those looking to practice and get into drones. Despite its size, this small drone can carry a payload of between 4 and 6 grams, or ~0.17oz.

Syma X5C/Syma X5SW

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The Syma X5C is an incredibly popular drone among beginners. This drone is a perfect balance between affordability while also giving you features that more expensive drones have, such as an onboard camera and rechargeable battery. They Syma X5SW is a similar model but comes with a camera that streams and records live footage and aerial photography directly to your smartphone. This popular but small beginner drone can carry a payload of around 70 grams or 2.7oz.

Syma X8C

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Finally, the Syma X8C is the most capable “small drone” out there at the moment. The Syma X8C can carry around 200 grams, allowing you to mount an action camera to it and capture professional quality photography. This drone is ideal for those looking to capture high quality aerial photography but do not need the more advanced features such as programmable flight plans that more expensive drones offer.

Hopefully this article gave you some insight into the range of weights that some of the most popular small drone can carry.

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