Drone Buying Guide: 5 Factors To Look For Before Spending Your Money

 A drone is flown for recreational purposes in the sky above Old Bethpage, New York on September 5, 2015.

A drone is flown for recreational purposes in the sky above Old Bethpage, New York on September 5, 2015.
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Drone Buying has a gotten a bit complicated these days because of the numerous models and types out there in the market. Here are some factors prospective drone buyers should keep in mind before they spend their money on a particular drone model.

1. Drone Classifications – What Are They?

 There are three types of drones available in the market depending on their use and purpose. The drones are basically categorized into camera drones, First Person View (FPV) or racing drones and toy drones. Buyers should first determine what kind of drone they want, according to My First Drone.

2. Some Drones Are Harder To Pilot Than Others

Drones are not created equal. Some can be flown with ease while others require some serious amount of practice just to avoid crashing them. Veteran owners and users observed that the most expensive drones are the easiest to pilot while the cheaper ones are more difficult.

3. Some Drones Will Require Assembly

Buyers should know these three acronyms, RTF, BNF and ARF. The simplest drones to set up are the Ready to Fly or RTF models. Not much assembly is required except charging the battery or installing the propellers.

On the other hand, Bind And Fly or BNF are just like RTF drones except it doesn’t come with a controller. Owners should buy the controller separately or use a compatible one. Whereas, almost Ready to Fly or ARF drones will require assembly before it could be used.

4. Buyers Should Be Prepared to Spend Time And Effort

Buyers and first time users will need to spend not only money but also their time and effort in learning how to fly the drones. Learning the skills to fly the drones can also help owners avoid expensive repairs.

5. Be A Drone Community Member

 Joining a drone community can help new owners get some invaluable help and tips from the veterans. New drone owners should not hesitate to ask and always be polite when in need of assistance.

Drones are also being groomed for delivery services right now. This could be a potential source of income for Drone pilots in the foreseeable future.

From: http://www.itechpost.com/articles/24413/20160815/drone-buying-guide-5-factors-look-before-spending-money.htm