The drone you want to buy flies very fast, but you should take it easier if you want to make a good choice. Here are the 10 tips to buy a drone you need to avoid crashing.
Save the card and take out the pen: until you have crossed out all these tips for buying a drone, don’t spend anything. We liven up your reading with some videos of the mistakes that you should NOT make with your new toy.
1. Be clear what you want it for
In recent years, the drone market has spread widely among those who use them to hang out. They are often called recreational drones, and you’re going to get dizzy from the amount there is to choose from.
However, if you may use it because of your work, you may be interested in searching in a semi-professional or professional category. In areas such as the study of nature, architecture, maps, civil engineering or, of course, photography, the use of drones is increasingly integrated.
2. Set yourself a budget before falling in love with one
Probably the most obvious (and most important) of these tips for buying a drone: don’t spend what you can’t! With the diversity of models that exist today, you have the option of paying from less than € 100 to thousands and thousands and thousands of euros there are many other option you can find for Beginner Drones under $200.
Think about how often you are going to use it, how suddenly you think you will get tired of it (let’s be honest: it will most likely not last long) and the quality you want it to have. And then yes, compare prices to see which one fits you best.
3. Calculate how long your flight sessions will last
Here we bring bad news: this is not like your mobile. If the smartphone in your hand barely lasts a day without charging, with the drone battery you will be stunned. Most non-professionals move between 12 and 26 minutes of autonomy in flight.
Complementary batteries are sold that will serve to double the time you can use the drone. Depending on where you intend to fly the clunker, it may be helpful for you to get one. And that brings us to the next point…
4. Decide where you are going to fly it (not everything goes!)
It is said that in recent years the density of lost drones in the tops of Spanish pines has increased by 10. Well, ok, we made it up, but it is true that it is not uncommon to meet someone who has lost their drone on a reckless flight.
That is why you must decide where you are going to fly it, if at home, in a ship, in the park, in the field … And, based on that, you can determine the autonomy and range that the device needs.
5. Choose how you are going to handle it
There are two types of schools: mobile app schools and lifelong commanding schools. The advantage of the first is clear, because you save space (since we do not have appliances today …) and batteries!
However, if you are a beginner in this, with a controller it is much easier to learn. Leave the mobile for minimalist professionals.
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6. Think about how you are going to learn
Piloting a drone is not as easy as it may seem, and if not tell the pines where thousands of lost drones rest. So this is one of the tips to buy a more important drone: think about how you are going to learn how to use it.
In the 21st century it is easier than ever to be self-taught, with the number of online tutorials there are. Buy the model you buy, on the internet you will find guides on how to use it; But if you prefer, there are intensive drone piloting courses and they will surely be very close to you.
7. Decide if you want to record videos or photos
There is an unofficial distinction in the world of the drone: those who use it for fun piloting it, and those who want to take videos or aerial photos. And there are more and more incredible photos made by drones, and it is normal that you want to try it yourself.
Keep in mind that not all drones support a camera, and that not all drone cameras are going to get the result you want. Check megapixels, zoom options, stabilizer … If not, you can always keep taking photons with your mobile.
8. Check the laws before flying
Something that many people not initiated in this of the drones are unaware is that the legislation in Spain is quite strict with them. It seems logical, since for security reasons it is not reassuring to see a lot of anonymous drones flying over the cities.
At the moment you can only fly your recreational drone outside of urban environments during the day and a maximum of 120 meters in height. Here is more information from the State Aviation Safety Agency.
9. Always have it ready
If you are a bit of a crazy goat, you will most likely lose the drone in some wasteland in the Spanish steppe, but the intention is that it will last a long time, right? Like any appliance, it also requires maintenance.
There are basic things like not charging the batteries more than necessary, cleaning it when you return from the field or checking that everything is fine before flying it. It will save you more than a scare.
10. Think twice
We don’t want to take your idea from you, really. But we also do not want you to make a purchase of those that you regret after two weeks. Drones are in fashion, and when something is trending we all want to have one.
If you think it is a good investment, you get well informed and you will take care of it, go ahead! Send us some pictures when you have it