Buying a Drone

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The popularity of drones has increased over the last couple of years. Their prices have also gone down quite significantly thanks to improvements in technology. This has resulted in a variety of drone types and new brands being introduced in the market. Choosing one that suits your needs can be a bit challenging due to the many options. You need to put a variety of factors into consideration to help make the right choice. Some of the top factors to consider are highlighted below.

Flight Time

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Batteries usually power drones. This means that the drone can remain in the air for as long as the battery is not drained out. You should, therefore, consider the battery rating of the drone. A battery that lasts longer will allow you to maximize the range of the drone, which means that you can do a lot more with it. Check the time it takes to recharge the batteries as well, as this may influence the number of extra batteries that you need to have for the drone. However, you should keep in mind that the battery discharge time and life cycle will be directly proportional to the price of the drone.


Range refers to the maximum radius that the drone can fly without you losing control over it. What you intend to use the drone for is what should determine the range of the drone that you should go for. If it is to be used as a toy, for example, you will probably save some money by choosing a short-ranged drone. If it is for taking professional images, you may be better off choosing one that has a long range to be able to cover a wide area.


drone cameraOne of the primary uses of a drone is to take aerial videos and images. This means that you have to consider the camera specifications that come with the drone. Some of the things to check when shopping for a 4k drone include megapixels, frame rate, and shutter speed among others. You can also choose a drone that allows you to install your camera, which is relatively cheaper. For such, ensure that they can support the camera that you intend to use with it in terms of weight and operational compatibility.

Return Home Function

This is a feature that allows you to return the drone to you with the press of a button. The feature is also activated when you lose control over the drone, perhaps when it goes out of range.