How to choose the best drone for beginners
Which is the best drone for beginners ?
- Size – Your first drone should be small. It doesn’t need to be nano but a 4-7 inch (10-17cm) is a good size. When learning how to fly your quadcopter you will have lots of bad landings and crushes. Bigger and heavier quads get damaged much easier. They also break your house much faster when flying them indoor. Last but not least, they will create more damage to yourself or other people in case you crash into them.
- Price – Keep it cheap. We think not more than 50$. If you train every day it will take you less than a month to crash it to death. Don’t get upset when that happens. It’s all a part of your learning curve.
- Range – Don’t worry about it. Learning how to fly a drone happens next to you, not 200 feet away. 100 feet (30 meters) will do fine.
- Camera – Great addition. It will add you a lot of fun and let you train at using it. You don’t need a fancy one. Basic is fine for your first drone.
- Propeller guards – A must.
- DJI Phantom – Great choice for a second or third drone.
- FPV – First Person View also known as video piloting is cute but not very recommended. When learning how to fly your drone you need to look at it, not at a cell phone screen. The FPV will only confuse you. It also makes the drone price higher. Keep it for your second drone.
- Flying Time – 5-8 minutes is great. Your flying time while on your learning curve will be in the seconds, not in the minutes.
- Night flying, LEDs etc. - Not really needed. This drone is for learning how to fly and having fun. Proper night flight requires many things and is something to do with your third drone.