Do camera drones intrigue you but also confuse you? Here you will find all the specs and interesting comments to help you choose the perfect drone.
It seems that every time you watch a news channel or read the newspaper these days there is a story about a camera drone. Either drones have been spotted flying close to airplanes or someone is complaining about a drone photographing them over the garden fence.
The technology has improved by leaps and bounds and the prices have fallen dramatically, making these UAVs available to many.
Some models can be controlled with a smart phone, some need a remote control, similar or sometimes identical to an RC transmitter and some don,t need a controller at all!
Here we will try to sort things out and make it easier for you to make your choice.
Before you fly, please check the laws and restrictions that apply in your area. Basically every country has restrictions on maximum weight, maximum height and how close to an airport flying is permitted. Almost all say that you must keep the drone within line-of-site at all times and stay away from people.
In Canada you can take a look here.
If you live in the USA, then the F.A.A will be the place to look
For those of you from the UK, this link will be useful
The first copter we will look at is a micro sized model that can fly indoors or outdoors (on a really calm day)
The weight is just 3.35oz. and is available with (RTF) and without (BNF) a transmitter
Has HD video and image capture capabilities and it is capable of aerobatics.
Price of the BNF version is less than $160.00
Visit this page for more information.
We are still with the Blade family by Horizon Hobbies. Now we are a little larger and can carry a larger payload such as a GoPro camera.
This model is available in RTF mode (Ready To Fly)for less than $400.00 or as a BNF (Bind And Fly)-that requires a transmitter for less than $350.00.
Note that either version does not come with the camera.(Available separately)
It does come with GPS and "Return to Home" feature along with "Auto Land".
For more information on the Blade 350 QX3 RTF and BNF version please CLICK HERE
If you would like to see the type that comes complete with a video camera and a 3-axis gimbal
3D Robotics have developed the IRIS+ for the discerning photographer.
It comes with the possibility of incorporating a sophisticated camera gimbal that will produce rock steady videos.
As well as "Return Home"and "Auto Land" features it also has "Follow Me" software.
Prices start at less than $600 for the basic model.
Click here or on the image to visit Amazon and see more details