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Flying High | 4 ESSENTIAL facts before buying ANY drone

Flying High | 4 ESSENTIAL facts before buying ANY drone

By  GB Blog Official 2016-10-30 4167 0

The time has come to buy a drone? Then you must read this guide first.

If you want get the best bang for your buck, and spend the least money for the maximum enjoyment, you better follow this advice before buy your drone!

1. Understand what a drone actually is

In a technology context, drones are unmanned aircraft. They are more formally known as UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles).

Basically, drones are like flying robots. They may be remotely controlled by people or can fly automatically through software-control and also internal hardware, such as GPS systems.

2. Distinguish between different motor types

When you are going to buy a multicopter, you will find that there are many options for you to choose from:

Tricopter: Good for smooth flying with fast response of yaw control.


Quadcopter: The most common drone in the market. The quadcopter has more lifting power than a helicopter or tricopter.


Hexacopter: It can keep flying even if one propeller blade fails. More power than quadcopter with better yaw control.


Octocopter: Its eight motors allow for stable, high altitude imagery of anything from wildlife, landscapes and events.


3. Recognize the different drone flying versions

The same drone in the market can often be purchased in various combinations and varying prices. Most often you will see a drone in RTF, BNF, PNP or ARF version, etc.

RTF (Ready-to-fly):

Usually speaking, an RTF quadcopter means that you don't need to purchase any additional accessory to be able to fly the drone. It's ready right out of the box.

BNF (Bind-to-fly):

In general, a BNF quadcopter comes with everything you need except for a transmitter. You will have to use the transmitter that you already have (if it is compatible) or buy a totally new one which is sold separately.

PNP (Plug-and-play):

In most cases, a PNP quadcopter comes with everything you need expect a controller, charger and receiver battery.

ARF (Almost-ready-to-fly):

Normally, an ARF quadcopter means that the model needs some additional items before you can start flying. Some common additional items can include: Servo, motor, electronics and batteries, etc.

4. You need to train before buying a big copter

Once you know which flying version to buy, it's time to decide what drone size and functions you will need.

It is always a good idea to get a cheap mini copter with RTF version to start with. A smaller drone is also much easier to manipulate than a bigger one.

We highly recommend small copters as your first choice, such as Floureon H101 or JJRC H31. They are suitable for beginners learning to fly.

That's all for now.

We hope these tips are helpful for buying your first drone. Furthermore, after reading this article, if you want to buy any of the products I talked about, please feel free to contact us.

 You may also want to read:
 3 factors that affect your drone flight time
 6 essential tips for buying your first drone


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