Which Flying Drone Do I Buy?

Had you considered buying a drone about two years ago, many people would have labelled you as crazy. But nowadays, within the last few year no less than, that is what the excitement is all about. They have been increasing in popularity plus much more and much more commercial applications have developed on their behalf. The two main competition is Parrot with now released the 2.0 version of their AR Drone for amateurs, and DJI Phantom which pricing over $1,000 is designed for very serious players in the drone arena.

The AR Drone is priced at about $300 or more based on whether you decide to select any other features including GPS based auto-pilot, another battery or extra memory in the form of a USB plug-in stick. It is then less expensive and yes it may not surprise me if it becomes one of the top Christmas gifts this year!

So which drone do I need to buy? Say you are a beginner; you watched a few drone videos and they are all excited about to be able to fly it around your city and take pictures from perspectives and angles you could potentially not access before.

HD Video Probably the most important features nowadays is the capability to film high definition video; in order to display your drone video art to friends, than the is vital. Thankfully that HD camcorders are getting to be increasingly less expensive nowadays and the Parrot AR Drone and also the DJI Phantom you can keep them.

Gps System As above mentioned 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.

Handy Remote Control Capability Aside from the price among those two drones, the way they are controlled is 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 a WiFi hotspot which connects for your smartphone or tablet and this allows it to stream HD video directly to your device. You can also 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 inside app.

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