Things to Consider When Getting A Drone

Getting your first drone might seem like an easy task. After all, it’s just a toy helicopter with a camera, right? No, it isn’t. A toy helicopter wouldn’t cost you more than $200, while a drone is much more expensive and requires more understanding and maintenance. Still doesn’t know much about drones? Read more of this article because we’re about to tell you what you should consider before getting a drone.

drone mountain A Compatible Mobile Device

The first thing you’ll need to know is if your mobile device is compatible with the drone you’re going to get. Higher quality drones require the most updated smartphones. Usually, people would go for Android phones such as the latest Samsung Galaxy S9, because it has the right ratio and specs to receive images from the drone. You can also use an IOS phone, but a lot of reviews have stated that it is much more complicated since the only apps available there are the ones that are partnered with Apple. Apple phones are also known to run out of storage quickly, even with the 64 GB phone, because of its dependence to iCloud.

Flying Guidelines and Registration

You should also read on flying guidelines for drones. There is even a registration that you need to have to fly drones in some parts of the State. Be sure to check on this and get your registration before buying your drone, or not too long after. There is also a flying etiquette you have to follow when flying drones in an area where other people would fly drones as well. In concerts, for example, you should be aware of those who are flying their drones and make arrangements so your drone doesn’t crash to another. Avoid flying your drone too close to other people, as it is very dangerous. There have been cases of people’s hair getting stuck or chopped because a drone got too close to them.

drone skyType of Drone and Quality

This is not the last thing you should consider, it has to be one of the firsts. The type of drone you get and the quality it has will determine everything, from flying guidelines to the ease of control to the type of footage you’ll be able to get. There are small drones that cannot fly very far away from the remote, so you won’t be able to get footages of the mountain or the sunset from high above. There are bigger drones that can get a bird’s eye point of view type of footage, but requires more skill to control because it has to go against strong wind and avoid birds.

Drone Buying Guide

A drone also is known as a quadcopter or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is a remote controlled aerial device. There are various reasons and purpose that people decide to own such a gadget. This could be for professional purposes or recreation reasons. No matter what the reason may, when it comes to purchasing a drone, it is important to consider a few factors. Likewise, with so many models available in the market it can be confusing when buying one. How does one buy the best drone? Below is a guide to buying drones.

Buying Drones

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The type of drone one purchases will depend on their skill set. Drones range from entry level to high and advanced drones. This varies from speed and cost. Knowing your skill set will help you buy the quadcopter that is best suited for you to operate. They type of drones available as per user skill set include.
• Beginner drones – These drones are small, light in weight and have the very basic technology. They fly at low levels and can be flown indoors. The basic technology makes them difficult to control in the outdoors particularly when it is windy. Beginners best use them and also children, to help them understand how to maneuver and use drones.
• Intermediate drones – These drones are more stable and heavier, are bigger and designed to be more stable when used outdoors. These drones can be used for recreational purposes like flying around the park or taking a video while on holiday.
• Advanced drones – These are highly advanced in technology and features. They are very powerful, stable and are used by professional in different fields. This could be photographers or videographers.

Flight performance

This is also known as the flight time and is the period of time a drone takes per flight in the air. Various factors can determine flight performance. This can be the size of the battery, the kind of maneuvering being done and also the weight of the drone. Most drones have relatively short flight performance time that may range from 10 to 25 minutes. Many people prefer carrying more batteries to be able to switch them to have more flight time.


The controller or transmitter is the device that sends the action command to the drone. Most drones will have a controller that has an analog stick however some will also have an LCD screen and others buttons that one can use to achieve various maneuvers.

Other Features

Drones will coflying droneme with a variety of features depending on the intended purpose. Some will have cameras that will also vary in specs. Others will have GPS sensors, that one can program for specific directions. It is also important to consider getting spare parts for the drone. This can include batteries and spare rotors.