Getting Started With A New Drone
I can’t believe how far we’ve come. I mean, think about it, ten years ago did we really have an idea of the type of radio controlled flying machines, we would be using today?
I don’t think so.
Yet drones are everywhere today.
Drones Bring A New Reality
You see, one of the best things that you could do today is go out and grab yourself a new drone with an FPV system. The FPV system stands for first person view and what it essentially means is that you get to see what the drone sees. That means you could fly around the house, through tight corridors and above and beyond what you would normally think is possible.
Just imagine, you’re 300 feet above the earth and you’re looking down at your house. This can be your new reality if you pick up one of these new drones. Out of the drones that I have flown, there are a few that I would recommend. One of them is the Hubsan drone because it is so affordable and easy to get started with. The other one is the DJI drone that provides an easy to use interface that will allow beginners to fully experience video flight for the first time.
Once you’ve experienced the pre-made kits, you might be tempted to build your drone. If so, the Internet is currently exploding with resources to help you get started. Not only are there communities that are growing around the hobby of drone flying, there is also an enthusiast that are there to help you build the drone of your dreams.
Performance, durability, Price and Features
Of course, building your drone might take a while, and it will be a challenging experience but the rewards are numerous. You get to decide exactly what you want in terms of performance, durability, price and, of course, features.
I have been shopping for parts for the past six months and that I have put together my ideal shopping list. One of the things that you need to know when you’re putting a drone together, And this was a big one for me, is that you need to match the radio frequencies with legal frequencies allowed in your country or state. Depending on where you live, you’ll need to get different radio transmitters in order to be legal. However, different radio frequencies offer different performance in terms of range and penetration.
Radio signal when building your drone
Radio signal range is pretty obvious; it’s how far you can control your drone from. What people don’t realize is that the radio frequency can also influence your video signal when your drone is flying behind obstacles. Although most people tend to use 2.4 Ghz frequencies, I prefer to use the special 1.2Ghz frequency because it allows me to fly within forests with little interference.
So get out there and go experience your first drone. You’ll thank me later when you’re soaring above your city and looking down at yourself. It’s as close as it gets the flying and it’s affordable to everyone. If you want to learn more about building or flying your drone, I put together some drone resources which include drone reviews, flying guides and other tips to make your first experience a memorable one.