The drone market has really exploded over the past two years, so with more models than ever before, just how do you go about selecting the right drone for you? or someone else if it is a gift for that matter? There are new models coming in as global trade continues to blossom and some of them are relatively cheap compared to the original giants among the radio-controlled
Had you considered buying a drone about two years ago, most people would have
What to look for when buying a drone
Know the purpose of the drone
To do this, you must first decide on what it is that you want to do with your drone, is it a toy drone you are after then this process is a little easier but you still need to know if it is just a bare drone you need then you go for what suits your pocket, but if you want a camera then decide if you are wanting the camera to shoot single images or video, or do you need to see through the lens? Using a smartphone, you can do this and most kids do have a smartphone these days.
Size and speed
The main causes of accidents with drones are the size and speed factors. Ensure you buy a smaller one especially if you are buying for children. This drone should also be made of plastic that is durable. This greatly reduces accidents. Damage will be greater when you choose to buy big ones. Smaller drones tend to be harmless. Consider the speed when you are getting that
The flying environment
It is important to consider the flying environment too. There are those that are suitable for indoors while others are best outdoors. You can settle for a drone that can be used in both environments. For the outdoors, the drone needs adequate motor power as well as wind resistance so as to make sure it is stable as it hovers. If you want an indoor one, make sure it is much smaller so as to lower breakages.
Most of the manufacturers set the age for drone flying to be 8 years. However, it is only the parent who understands when maybe if it for kids when they are ready for a drone. There are those who may choose to buy it even though the child is over 8 years. It is all about how children handle things. If your kid is familiar, then they may be allowed to fly even when they are a bit younger. To fly a drone, make sure the child is responsible, skilled and mature enough to control it. Larger drones have a more powerful motor. They also have bigger propellers and higher payloads.