Martine Deblois Dji Phantom June 13th, 2018 - 17:29:22
The two main competitors are Parrot who have now released the 2.0 version of their AR Drone for amateurs and DJI Phantom which priced at over $1000 is for the more serious players in the drone arena. The AR Drone is priced at about $300 and up depending on whether you opt to go for any extra features such as GPS based auto-pilot an extra battery or extra memory in the form of a USB plug-in stick. This makes it more affordable and it would not surprise me if it becomes one of the top Christmas gifts this year!
You will appreciate the breathing space up until you get comfortable flying the Phantom. Even later you should always ask yourself "Is it safe to fly here?". DJI and other business provide numerous quads in kit form. Taking the DIY route likewise offers you with an intimate knowledge of how the various parts of a quad work in unison to achieve controlled air travel. Had you considered buying a drone about two years ago most people would have labelled you as crazy. But nowadays over the past year at least thats what the buzz is all about. They have been gaining in popularity and more and more commercial applications have developed for them.
Say youre a beginner; you watched a few drone videos and are all excited about being able to fly it around your city and take pictures from perspectives and angles you could not access before. One of the most important features nowadays is the ability to film high definition video; if you wish to display your drone video art to friends then this is essential. The good news is that HD video cameras have become cheaper and cheaper nowadays and both the Parrot AR Drone and the DJI Phantom have them. As previously mentioned GPS is optional for the AR Drone and can be had by buying a flight recorder for about $140 off Amazon.
Since it is for the wild a drone too big in size will be hard to handle in the absence of landing point and runway. The best bet is to go for something smaller in size that would be easy to carry around and has a smaller launching time. Those who had been dealing in drones and has the experience of handling the kinds like the much celebrated DJI Phantom 2 will point out that drones since meant to undertake long flying hours and cover large distances are best purchased when they can be operated either autonomously or via remote control.