How To Buy Your First Drone

Emma Crameri navigates the world of drones and gives her top tips for beginners...

How to buy a drone.

Drones are essentially unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which are operated with a remote control by a pilot. They can have rotors (usually four) or fixed wings. Some are even able to ride on water as a watercraft.

Which model to buy?

Before you spend large amounts of money on a drone, you’ll need to consider a few factors:

* racing drones need lots of power

* drone camera have different resolutions and video capabilities

* flight duration before recharging

* compatibility with tablet or smartphone

You might have grand plans for drones, but they are difficult to fly and navigate. My recommendation is to practice on a friend’s drone or purchase an inexpensive one to learn how good your spatial awareness and pilot abilities are before you splash out on an expensive model.

For your first drone, I recommend purchasing extra propellers and a crash kit, to allow for quick repairs after the inevitable crash.

How To Buy Your First Drone: Drones to Consider Buying

* Axis Aerius – 

* Parrots Hydrofoil –

* Phantom 3 –

* Tello –

Laws for Drone Flying

Please be mindful of where and when you fly your drone. Check the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website for the latest rules and laws:

Drones can be a great hobby to improve your own spatial awareness, and to teach your children and yourself perseverance.

How was your first time flying a drone? What model drone did you start with?

Emma Crameri is a freelance digital content and marketing professional. I have experience working in ICT and online education industries. I can turn your ideas into engaging and shareable online content. I'm an early adopter with both Android and Apple devices. I'm also the Editor of the Brisbanista website.


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