Buying Your First Drone

Have you been considering buying a drone but are unsure if it would be worth the money? Do you maybe want to purchase a drone to incorporate into your photography business but  are unsure of how to choose the right drone for you? Here you will learn a number of features and functions that can greatly aid you in the purchase of your first drone.

Learn About The Regulations

Prior to even choosing a drone to purchase you will want to know all regulations and rules that apply to your area. Educate yourself on where you can fly your drone, how high you can fly it and if you need to register the drone you purchase. Knowing as much as possible about what you can legally do with your drone may have you rethink if buying one is the best option.

Ease Of Flying

Every drone is going to have varying levels of flying difficulty and this should be considered when you purchase your first drone. Quadcopter drones are actually only able to fly because of the computer or flight controller in the drone. There are however a number of variations of this drone that make it easier to fly. These modification come at a price though so the easier to fly drones tend to cost more that the more difficult quadcopter.

Ready To Fly Drones?

Ready to fly drones do not require and assembly necessary but not all drones are sold as ready to fly. Drones can come in some other forms that will require you to assemble some of the features.

Bind and Fly drones (BNF) are drones that are already assembled but lack a controller. This means you will need to use one you already have or purchase one to fly your drone. You will want to ensure that the controller and drone are able to communicate and work with one another.

Almost ready to fly drones (ARF) typically come in kits and may require a number of additional parts. The kits do not come with a receiver or transmitter but may also not include motors, flight controllers, batteries or ESC's. When you come across an ARF drone kit you will want to read the full descriptions to know just exactly what is and is not included.

You Will Want To Get The Most For Your Money

When purchasing a drone you are going to spend a good amount of money and you will want to make sure you are paying the right price for the more important features. Some of the things you will want to invest in the quality of include the controller and charger. Investing in a high quality controller can benefit you when you want to upgrade to a better drone in the future.

You will also want to invest your time into doing a good amount of research. Researching a learning as much as you can about drones and their parts will ensure that you purchase exactly what you want and know what all the parts are suppose to do.

Whether you want to buy one to enjoy with your kids, want to start taking some amazing aerial shots for your photography business or just looking to find something to play around with in your free time buying a drone can meet all of these needs. Here you have learned about a few important bits of information that you should consider when you want to purchase your first drone.


Carter is a lead product reviewer and content producer at LemonDrone. Send him products to test or content to publish via the Facebook page!

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