We all like to spend time outdoors we often go to the park and see kids and even adults playing with drones. You may have wondered what it is like to fly one of these futuristic looking aerial units. Unlike remote controlled planes; drones are much more fun, and they have more maneuvering capabilities.
What is a drone?
A drone is a remotely controlled flying device that has either, 4, 6 or even 8 rotors. You can say that they are a hybrid of an RC plane and helicopter. They can perform complicated movements and even carry heavy loads. They are ideal for taking aerial photographs and videos. A drone can be operated by using a remote control unit or a smartphone. They can give you the feeling of real flying as you can see a live stream of video from the drone as you are flying it.
How to buy a drone
If you search online, you will see thousands of drones for sale, and buying one which one will suit you can be really confusing. However, if you click here and continue reading, we will give you some tips on how to make the right choice for you.
If this is going to be your first drone and you want to learn how to pilot one, you should not purchase an expensive model. You must go for a basic one that will be your training drone. In this way, even if you lose the unit due to it crashing or getting stuck in a tree, you will not have lost too much money.
The cheap basic models will not have many features and will give you about 10 minutes of flying time per charge. Once you have mastered the controls and moves, then you can go for a more advanced model.
There are so many models that are coming out each day, and they are packed with great features. Many of the new ones, will sport an HD camera which can take still photos and video. The will also have an inbuilt GPS receiver that will help you controls it without actually having to look at the drone. The GPS will also have a feature of return to base in case the battery runs critically low, and you cannot communicate with the unit.
The advanced models will also have a larger battery pack and wider range. There are many that will have a flying time of 30 minutes and a range of up to 3km’s. These features will give you more freedom and also the capability to fly it to places that you simply cannot reach with a basic model.