Buying a drone can be confusing since there are so many options. We Talk UAV is here with an exclusive video to give you five tips for your next drone purchase.
Purpose for Buying a Drone
There are different types of drones for all kinds of situations, so make sure to consider the main purpose for your drone purchase. Even though most drones fall under the categories of consumer or professional grade drones, there are now UAVs geared towards travelling and selfies.
Depending on where you live, drone laws vary. Some countries require droners to register their drone. Unauthorized drone flights near airports are also becoming a problem, so make sure you know how far you have to be before you fly near an airport. Each country and even each city may have their own specific laws for drone flights, so do some research and abide by those laws. This tip is especially important for travelers going to different cities.
Besides the drone, you may need to dish out some cash to buy extra batteries, filters and cases. This gets more expensive with professional grade drones, so be prepared with a budget for drone accessories. If your final budget is $1000, then buying a drone around $500 is more reasonable since the extra batteries and ND filters can cost you a few hundred dollars. If you have a 4K capable drone, then make sure your computer can handle that. Nowadays, you might be able to get away with editing on the Iphone X. Just make sure you have enough for a computer or mobile device than can edit videos and photos according to the highest quality of your drone. Also, an editing program can be a costly yet rewarding investment. Make sure to factor in all these variables before throwing everything you have for just the drone.
Easy to Fly
Drones these days are user-friendly, especially for first time pilots. With return-to-home and other safety features, most consumer drones are made easy to fly. Don’t be afraid and give it a go!
It takes skill to process and edit your photos and videos. Before you can get those cinematic shots seen on YouTube, you must learn how to properly fly and edit your footage. Make sure to use the intelligent flight modes to get different angles. There will be a learning curve for every new editing software, so be patient and have fun when you create your unique videos.