Drones & Quadcopters

There are several reasons why you would want to buy a drone and one of them is because your child has suddenly become an RC enthusiast. We tend to think a lot when it comes to drones, but these are also meant for recreation. These, of course, have professional uses as well and are used by photographers too. However, drones have become extremely popular among children of all ages because of the sense of power and accomplishment associated with these toys. Because the market for recreational drones is still nascent, you can get some fantastic deals on your purchase. Read buying guide

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Buying guide

 

 

Choosing your Drone

 

droneThe different types of drones

First and foremost, it is important for you to understand the complexities associated with maneuvering a drone. There are different levels of drones available in the market and you need to choose as per the level of expertise you (or your child) have.

 

The entry-level drones are for beginners and can be bought for as less as $50. These are lightweight and small gadgets and can be flown indoors as well. Because these drones are basic, they can pose challenges when you try to manoeuver them outside, especially when the wind speed is high. The cameras in these drones are also basic, but that is expected. These drones are more for you to get used to the concept.

 

The intermediate drones can be bought for a price between $300 and $1,000. These are bigger in size and heavier and thus offer more stability outdoors. You can expect a 720p camera (or better) on these drones. Action cameras can also be used on these drones so that you can capture fantastic moments while the drone takes its flight outside your home.

 

The advanced drones cost more than $1,000 and have complex features including multiple rotors that can range between 4 and 8. The latter ones offer more stability and lift. The cameras on these drones are typically 1080p or better. You can also add action cameras to these drones and also use a stabilizing mount for better videos. You can take complete control of your drone using GPS and flight controllers. These drones even allow you to chart a flight path and manage your drone automatically!

 

droneReadymade or installable drone?

As far as the models are concerned, there are far more than you can imagine. There are drones that are readymade – these are the ones that you need to take out from the package and start flying. However, if you love to assemble and install stuff, then you may also opt for the drones where the parts are packaged and sent to you and you are supposed to assemble the drone. Just keep in mind that you should opt for the latter option only when you are confident about your DIY abilities.

 

Get the right drone accessories

A drone is as good as its accessories and there are some accessories that you cannot do without. Action cameras allow you to capture images and videos when your drone is in flight. Some of the drones have cameras pre-installed but you have the option to add your own. To ensure that you are able to capture stable videos and images, it is a good idea to opt for a gimbal.

 

The other accessories you should consider are spare propellers (drones have the habit of crashing and causing damage to their propellers), an advanced remote controller that allows you to fly your drone the way you would want to and also spare batteries (in case you run out of batteries when your drone is in flight).

 

Software compatibility of drones should be considered

The advanced drones have software programs manning them and these software programs can be installed in your laptop or handheld device. Needless to say, you will have to consider the software compatibility. Make sure you get a drone with compatible software and your flying experience is bound to be fantastic!

 

Which drones for which use?

If you are interested in the best drones available in the market, opt for the professional ones. The best models to look at include DJI Inspire 1, DJI Phantom 3 Professional and GoProfessional Cases.

 

If you are planning to get started with a drone, opt for a standard gadget. The one model for you to look at is ZooomElectronics DJI Phantom 3 Standard.

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For the best possible action capturing using your drone, opt for those drones that come equipped with 1080p cameras. These cameras can capture HD images and videos to mesmerize anyone. The top models to consider in drones with 1080p camera are DJI Phantom 2 Vision, Parrot Bebop Drone, Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter, Cheerson CX-10 Mini Quadcopter 2.4GHz RTF RC Drone and AEE Toruk AP10 Drone.

 

720p cameras, however, also offer fantastic images and the best drone models with 720p camera include Parrot MiniDrones Jumping Sumo, Walkera TALI H500 Hexacopter, Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Quadcopter, 3D Robotics 3DR IRIS+ Multicopter 915 MHz Aircraft Drone and Cheerson CX-20 2.4GHZ RC 6-AXIS Gyro Quadcopter.

 

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