Had you thought about purchasing a drone a few years earlier, lots of people would have said you were crazy! However, nowadays, over the past couple of years that’s exactly what the buzz has been about.
They have been gaining in appeal, and more and more commercial applications have developed for them.
The AR Drone is priced at about $300 and up depending upon whether you opt to choose any additional features like auto-pilot, an extra battery or extra memory in the form of a USB plug-in stick. They have become more affordable, and no doubt was a popular Christmas gift last December.
So which drone should You buy?
Say you’re a beginner; you have seen a few drone videos you are now all excited to have a drone of your own. You want to fly it around at the park and take pictures while flying which was something you could not have done in the past.
Among the most crucial features, nowadays is the ability to film high definition video; if you want to display your drone video to your friends, then this is important. Fortunately, HD video cameras are less expensive and more affordable nowadays, and many drones are equipped with them.
GPS navigation is optional for many Drones and can be added by purchasing a ‘flight recorder’ for about $140 off Amazon. Some Drones have the return home GPS function built into them.
Remote Control Ability
Apart from the price difference between drones, the way they are controlled is the other big distinction. Some have developed quite an intuitive app for iOS and Android. Whilst others, act as a WiFi hotspot which connects to your smartphone or tablet, and this allows it to stream HD video straight to your device.
You can also manage the drone by tilting your phone forward, backwards, left or right, simply as you would in racing or flying video games on the Phone.
There is a lot of fun that you can have with drones. However, one should always be cautious when using them in public places.