How To Buy Your First Drone

By Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on 15 March 2020

Drones are essentially unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that 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 the 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
  • average flight duration before recharging
  • compatibility with tablet or smartphone

You might have grand plans for drones, but they are challenging to fly and navigate. I recommend practising on a friend’s drone or purchasing 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

Laws for Drone Flying

Please be mindful of where and when you fly your drone. The laws vary from country to county. If you live in Australia, then you may like to view the Australian 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?

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