Martine Deblois Dji Phantom June 13th, 2018 - 17:36:29
Beyond micro quads there is a lot of space to grow in terms of cost and abilities however lets focus on the next logical step. The DJI Phantom is a very popular quad that is capable of carrying a GoPro cam. If you select to buy a Phantom I believe you will concur that it is considerably simpler to fly than a micro quad. Ive discovered the Phantoms stabilization and position-holding capability to be rock solid. I can park it in the sky and take my hands off of the joysticks. Even if there is a light breeze the Phantom will remain in location until I regulate it to go elsewhere.
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!
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.
Some appear to be authentic while others are obvious knock-offs of popular hobby-grade quads. There are other quads of even more questionable pedigree. Buying a micro quad with a gamepad-like transmitter or one that is controlled by an iPhone wont truly help you transition to bigger more capable quads. A neat aspect of micro quads is that you can fly them inside your home. Foul weather and darkness require not hamper your training. As I said you will run into things as you find out (and beyond). So be reasonable and stay away from animals kids the plasma screen Aunt Ediths urn... you get the concept.