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What should you pay attention to when buying drones?

 

As controversial as there might be, military drones have many useful applications in civilian use as well.

 

For modelers, they are the purest happiness. The robust Multicopters are inherently stable in flight. Thanks to modern electronic stabilization control, flying drones is hardly harder than driving a car. More experienced pilots are of course always up for a more risky manouver. Equipped with a photo or film camera Multicopter are even more fun.

All about buying a drone:

On these pages you will find all the information about buying, building and flying drones, about useful accessories and gear and how to use them.

Here you will find news and interesting facts about Multicopters such as Tricopter, Quadrocopter, Hexacopter and Octocopter. A knowledgeable guide through the vast world of drones from A-Home to Z-axis.

Looking at the type of remote control shows you where the journey could go. Models with fixed paired transmitters are ready to go and do not require any special pre-knowledge. There models are aiming at a fast flying fun, and more advanced pilots will soon miss the lack of features and expandability. Transmitter independent drones, offer more of everything, longer flight times, additional features, custom configurations. A relatively new type of drones are smartphone or tablet-controlled drones. The corresponding apps connect the UAV to the Internet. Share flight photos and videos directly with others or live-transfer the images – everything is possible with today’s drones with camera.

Would you just fly a drone? Or feel like a real pilot with video goggles? Are you a tech geek and gladly fiddle around with gadgets? Or you want to try a completely new form of holiday memories? Multicopter are so simple and more versatile than any other model UAV. More about Quadrocopters with camera >>

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Drones for total beginners, beginners or hobby-pilots

Once you discover the Hobby Multicopter-flying, the idea of buying a drone or quadrocopter follows quite quickly. However, the variety of drones is huge and especially drone-beginners lose the overview quickly. Therefore it is necessary to get answers t a few questions before the purchase in order to find, a suitable drone, which meets your ideas and requirements also in the long run.

 

These questions are:

 

Would you like to fly the drone only outdoor or indoor?

Would you like to fly purely for fun or should the drone also be able to produce picture and video recordings?

Do you need a device that also allows FPV flight?

In which price segment should the drone be?

Especially in the beginner area, the number of drones for small money is immense, as long as the fun is in the foreground and the demands on the future Multicopter are not too high.

Drones for professionals

As soon as you gather enough flying experience or you decided to pursue a professional career in flying drones, drone models of your interest change significantly.

 

High recording quality for pictures and video recordings, all kinds of supporting functions for a safe and stable flight and a high material quality naturally demand higher price. Thus, drones with cameras in the professional/advanced region are far more costly than entry-level models.

 

In particular, the manufacturer DJI has dominated this segment for years with the Inspire and Phantom series and has been offering high-quality drones with less or more equipment, as required.

 

The new high-end drone DJI Mavic Pro, however, has once again revolutionized this market and surpasses its predecessors enormously in terms of functions and flight behavior. In our test, it even knocks the socks off of even experienced Quadrocopter  pilots..

Video About the New DJI Mavic Pro

Tricopter

The so-called tricopter is a subcategory of the multicopter. The tricopter consists of three rotors, each driven by a motor. Depending on the speed of the motor, the tricopter can be controlled in a desired direction. In the so-called tricopter, the three rotors are arranged in a equilateral triangle.

Quadrocopter

The Quadrocopter is divided into different categories. The categories Nano and Mini-Quadrocopter are, as the name implies, much smaller than the standard version. A quadrocopter consists of four rotors which are driven by one motor and rotate in opposite directions. The rotors in quadrocopters are arranged in a quadrangle.

Hexacopter

The Hexacopter is a multicopter consisting of six rotors each with one motor. The rotors are arranged in a hexagon.

Thanks to the six independently controllable motors, this type of drone is very easy to control and is very stable in the air.

Octocopter

The octocopter consists of a total of eight rotors, each driven by a motor. This aircraft is suitable for very fine maneuvers, because thanks to the eight engines, which are arranged in an octagon, a fine control is also made possible. In addition, thanks to the numerous engines, an octocopter offers great power. It is suitable for fast and complex maneuvers, which require particularly high precision during the flight.

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