Chapter 2

Picking the Drone That’s Right for You

In This Chapter

arrow Starting the selection process

arrow Understanding the advantages of drones with integrated cameras

arrow Considering the benefits of drones with add-on camera support

arrow Accounting for batteries and flight controls

arrow Buying your drone

Shopping for a drone can be a daunting task. There are several types of drones to choose from, with jargon-rich names like DJI Phantom 2 Vision, or Parrot AR Drone 2.0. What’s more, you won’t find many physical locations designed specifically for trying before you buy. And there also are several different one-off startup companies out there offering great products, but they aren’t grouped into one location. You need to do some work to ensure that you buy the drone that best suits your needs.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to assume the crash position before we even get airborne! This chapter is designed to help you do the best research possible. First, you get your head around how you intend to use your ...

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