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 – http://aerixdrones.com/
* Parrots Hydrofoil – https://www.parrot.com/us/drones
* Phantom 3 – https://www.dji.com/au/phantom-3-standard
* Tello – https://www.ryzerobotics.com/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: https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft/landing-page/flying-drones-australia
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?