Which Flying Drone Do I Buy?


Had you considered buying a drone about couple of years ago, the general public would've labelled you as crazy. But nowadays, in the last year certainly, that is what the excitement is dependant on. They are becoming more popular and a lot more and a lot more commercial applications have developed for them. The two main competitors are Parrot that have now released the 2.0 sort of their AR Drone for amateurs, and DJI Phantom which pricing over $1,000 is designed for slightly more serious players in the drone arena.


The AR Drone costs about $300 and up depending on regardless of whether you opt to choose any extra features such as GPS based auto-pilot, an additional battery or extra memory in the form of a USB plug-in stick. This makes it less costly and it also would not surprise me if it becomes one of the top Christmas gifts this year!

So which drone should I buy? Say you are a beginner; you watched a couple of drone videos and they are all excited about having the capacity to fly it around your city and take pictures from perspectives and angles you might not access before.

HD Video One of the most important features nowadays is the chance to film hi-def resolution video; if you wish to display your drone video art to friends, then an is essential. The good news is that HD camcorders have grown to be cheaper and cheaper nowadays and the Parrot AR Drone as well as the DJI Phantom ask them to.

Gps Device As mentioned before GPS is optional for the AR Drone and can be had by buying a 'flight recorder' for about $140 off Amazon. However, the DJI Phantom comes with GPS capability and a 'return home' feature built in.


Remote Device Capability Independent of the price difference between those two drones, the direction they are controlled could be the next largest difference. Parrot, with help from French scientific study has created quite an intuitive app for android and ios, called Parrot Freeflight. The AR Parrot 2.0 drone basically provides WiFi hotspot which connects to your smartphone or tablet this also allows it to stream HD video straight to your device. You can even control the drone by tilting your phone forward, backwards, right or left, just as you should in a racing or flying game on the iPhone. The Freeflight app also permits you to directly share the videos to Facebook, YouTube or Vimeo directly from within the app.

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