Drones are increasingly becoming popular as a result of their usability and application in different fields. In 2015, more than 1 million drones /UAVs were sold in the United States which represented an unexpected increase in the number of model aircraft taking into the skies. An even higher number of drones are expected to be purchased in 2016 with more and more people falling for the technology.
However, despite their immense popularity, buying a drone has proven to be a doubting task for most consumers because of the varying types of drones in the market as well as the lack of technical understanding that is required when making a decision on which drone to buy.
Buying a remote controlled drone
When buying remote a controlled drone, consumers should consider the range and where to fly, flight time, the number of cameras, the cost of buying and maintaining the drone, and the availability of spares.
Range & where to fly
It is quite difficult to fly a drone indoors, and most people prefer flying the drone outdoors where there is more fun. When flying a drone outdoors, various regulations have been put in place to ensure that the drones do not cause any harm to people as well as the environment.
As a result, it is essential to ensure that one complies with the set regulations to avoid getting into trouble with the authorities. Some manufacturers claim that their drones can produce a chive a range of over 100 meters. However, the most recommended range should be between 50 and 100M.
Flight time determines how much you will enjoy using the drone and its application in some areas such as photography. Most of the drones in the market have a flight time of 5 to 15 minutes, after which the drone takes 1 hour to recharge.
Some manufacturers sell their drones with multiple batteries to enable the operator to be charging one battery, while the drone is in flight. The number of batteries and the durability is another important factor to consider when buying a remote controlled drone Cameras.
Not all drones come with the camera despite the existence of regulations that requires one to have the drone at sight whenever it is flying. Some more advanced drones have a real-time video stream which enables the operator to fly the drone without having it in sight. For those people who want to buy drones for photography, it’s advisable to buy drones with gimbal since they produce the best pictures.
After putting all the above factors into consideration, one should consider the cost of buying a drone. One should select a drone that has the above best features and has a pocket-friendly price. When reviewing the cost of buying the drone, it is also important to check whether the drone has a warranty and availability of its spare parts.