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Set a budget
First and foremost prior to buying anything in life -you need to set a budget. The same applies to buying a drone as well, otherwise you will have an empty bank before you know it! There are so many different types out there that it is very easy to go and buy the most expensive one because it does EVERYTHING.
The drone industry today provides an assorted range of unmanned aircraft right from the industrial / military type to cheap toys. As with just any new purchase – establishing a budget range and sticking to it is crucial, as having all the bells and whistles may look cool yet it will quickly add up, especially if you are never going to use it.
All the gear… no idea.
Each drone has its own set of accessories to supplement your operations, some vary from a prop guard all the way through to several payload options.
To give you an idea of drones available, we have a small selection on our shop.
Know the purpose
To determine which drone model will best suffice one’s needs will rest on a couple of factors, of which the most important is in recognising the purpose for which it is needed.
Is it for a drone selfie on holiday? Occasional backyard spin? Surveying? Farming? Live streaming video right inside of a burning building or something out of the box?
Once the purpose is recognised the process to select the right drone will become easy. Be realistic.
Today, there is such a wide variety of drones to fit your needs, we’ve done another post to give you our advice… Which Drone?
Akin to any vocation or a new hobby, to learn how to fly a drone needs the right skill that in turn needs education. Be it a thorough conversation with a professional, such as us or reading forums?
Some training is advised, be it through a 1-1 session with us or watching YouTube videos. Luckily the increase in the demand of drones has initiated lots of learning sessions hence educating oneself on drones is not difficult.
It is important to not disregard the Drone Code ‘because you’re a hobbyist’. Disobeying these rules can have huge repercussions. You may also be required to complete the CAA’s registration to gain your Flyer ID – CAA Test in order to be legal and compliant with the law – there are consequences to not displaying the correct information!