Drone 101: The Buyer’s Guide

by Nils Granholm – Cavus Media LLC

You know for certain you want to buy a drone.  You’ve seen them on the news, in the park, at a friend’s and even your neighbor’s kid is flying them. It is great to have so many choices, but which one should you buy? Like any other purchase, you need to come up with a list of what is important to you and with that, we can narrow down your choice.

  • How much do you want to spend?
  • What do you want out of your drone?
  • Do you want video footage of your flight?
  • Do you want indoor/outdoor flights?
  • Do you want a drone ready to fly or do you want to build it to grow with your abilities?

A great way to start is by window shopping. As of today, July 1, 2016, Adorama.com has 236 variations of drones from which to choose ranging from $18.99 – $31,721.82. That is a crazy span of prices, but those prices mean everything when it comes to your mission. If your mission is to play in the house, annoy the cat, and blow papers off your wife’s desk, then you will most likely spend under $100 for tons of fun. If your mission is to fly your DSLR with a great lens 240 feet up because you have Spielberg on speed dial then you will be spending a great deal more. But if you are like most of us you will be somewhere in the $500 – $5000 range. Let’s start with some tried and true drones that are considered entry level and work up from there.

Click here for the in-depth article by Nils.


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