DRONES: USE, SAFETY & REGULATION
Drones are unmanned remotely controlled flying vehicle that also can be used for certain work in addition to just having the ability to fly around. Regardless of whether larger or mini drones, a couple of criteria below will help you understand what is the best for you.
- Ease of Use (How easy is it to fly?)
- Dimensions (The very best drone in general isn’t the perfect mini drone, and the best mini drone isn’t the perfect micro drone – these things can get real small)
- Battery Life
- Safety (Many drones have soft external parts to avoid, say, a cracked TV screen)
- Camera (Some drones come with cameras, and cameras can be attached to most of the ones that don’t)
- Value for money (We expect performance to increase along with price)
- Capabilities (the least essential criteria – because you might if you prefer a really solid mini drone with lesser features to one that can’t fly well but has a lot of extra functionality)
- Other variations between drones consists of the flying range; 25 minutes on a battery charge for the Parrot and up to 40 minutes for the DJI Phantom. The DJI Phantom is also a bit heavier and some reports say that it gives much better stability in windy circumstances, but both drones are moderately stable for that. Replacement parts are easily available to buy from Amazon or here at Holland Drones for both models.
Drones have already been becoming more popular and more and more commercial applications have developed for them. The 2 main competitors are Parrot who has now released the 2.0 version of their AR Drone for amateurs, and DJI Phantom which releases PRO drone versions.
Are you intrigued about being able to fly it around your city and take pictures from perspectives and angles you can not access before?
- The good news is that HD video cameras have become increasingly less expensive nowadays and both the Parrot AR Drone and also the DJI Phantom have them.
- The updated versions come with GPS capability and a ‘return home’ function.
- They can be your Wi-Fi hotspot which links into your Smartphone or tablet and this enables it to stream HD video straight to your device. Additionally you can control the drone by tilting your phone forward, backwards, left or right, just as you would in a flying game. The basic technology in a drone consist of some kind of power plant, some propulsion, some type of steering mechanism, some kind of sensors to recognize place and path along with a sender-receiver unit to transmit and receive signals for steering and recording. Drones are found in all shapes you can find in greater airplanes, and also in all type of exotic shapes, like oblong airships, disks, triangles, donuts, stars or can resemble big insects or birds.
Since most uses of drones are held secret or simply not announced publicly, it is difficult to offer a full account of the extent of their use and who are using them, however a fairly clear picture emerges according to official sources, journalistic and scientific articles, commercials from drone producers, and stories of people coming in touch with drones in use.
Considering that bigger drones are similar to other air Traficant’s, these are obliged to keep lanterns and other way to warn against the possibility for collision, but since government instances operating drones typically want to keep the flight secret, such lanterns will possibly be lit only when other traffic is in the neighbourhood, or when the operators want visual contact.