Which Drone For Me?
Drones are the latest just produced technology to enter the market. With so many drones entering the market with a myriad of different features knowing which drone to buy can seem a bit daunting. If you will be a first time drone owner perhaps an entry level drone will suit you until your skill set advances and you can progress to a more advanced drone. Below is a guide to assist you in your drone purchase.
What is a drone?
A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and are in essence a flying robot. Drones fall into two categories – ready to fly drones come with everything you need to start flying and may need a small amount of assembling. A bind and fly drone comes with everything you need but you need to bind your drone to a controller before you can start flying. General features of drones include GPS navigation, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and cameras that can take photos and videos.
Why buy a drone?
A drone is the perfect gift for the man who has everything. Especially if he loves the outdoors, adventure, photography or videography or is simply a technology geek. If he already has the remote control car, boat, plane why not add a drone to the collection with the added benefits of take photos and videos.
What do you need your drone to do?
Drones are like any other just produced technology that come onto the market. They come with a multiple features and specifications suitable for different usage. Do you simply what an entry level drone that you use only for flying then there’s no need to purchase a drone with additional features such as cameras.
How long a period and how far do you want your drone to fly? If you’re looking for a drone to fly for extended periods and/or cover a wide area of space then you need to consider motor size, battery length and the length of ground your control can cope with. Will you need a backup battery?
First time drone buyers
Cut your teeth on a drone that’s small and easy to control. For first time drone buyers who may have a budget on the lower end then the following drones are suitable: Blade Nano QX, Dromida Vista UAV, HobbyZone Faze. These drones come ready to fly and are easy to start drone flying with. Also look for just produced technology such as SAFE that makes it easy to start flying your drone.
Looking for a drone that can perform tricks?
If you love the thrill of performing aerial stunts such as flips, spin and roll or participate in drone races then look for a 3D and aerobatic drone. Look for a drone that has independent motors that are connected to fixed propellers than can reverse direction quickly to perform your aerobatics. The following drones are great for both drone racing and aerobatics: JR Ninja and Blade Nano QX 3D.
Drones for the photographer and videographer
Do you want a drone with a built in camera or a drone that comes with a camera mount so you can add your GoPro camera to it for videography? Another consideration is what output you need which will depend on where you would like your photos and videos download to – will they be viewed on your Iphone or YouTube. Will you need high resolution or ultra HD? The following drones are great for all your photographic needs: Typhone G, DJI, Phantom 3 Standard, Inspire, Matrice.
Are you feeling the need for speed?
If you love the thrill of speed and just produced technology combined then why not try First Person View (FPV) racing. Footage can be watched at a later date so you can brag to friends about your expertise. You can also increase the sensory experience by using goggles to help you feel in the midst of the race. Great drones for racing are: Spedix S250 BNF, Dualsky Hornet Mini ARF and the Blade Glimpse.
Remember start small and work your way up. Start with a basic drone to master your skills and progress to a more advance drone that suits your need. There will be less heartache if you damage a cheaper drone.
With just product technology always coming onto the market drone design has only just begun. As your skills develop you should keep informed of just produced technology for drones so that when you’re ready to upscale you will be buying the latest just produced technology drone.
Author: Diane Klem-Goode
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