We’ve gone a long way from the “dark ages” where Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones as it’s more commonly referred to, were mostly associated with the military. Nowadays you can find someone flying a drone just about anywhere. From scenic travel destinations to frolicking music festivals, to beautiful weddings and even your local park, drones are starting to be a ubiquitous part of our daily life.

Making that first leap into the world of drones can be quite harrowing. Is it worth it? Will I even use it? Won’t I just lose or wreck it after a few days? Isn’t flying a drone a bit too complicated for me?

All of these and a whole host of other things might pop up in your head before you even consider buying a UAV. Like most things, though things are always more complicated then they seem.Here’s a quick and handy guide to getting the right drone for you.

On the level

You’ve got to crawl before you walk and walk before you fly. Even with technology how it is now, there’s still a learning curve with flying drones. There are varying degrees of difficulty depending on the drone’s features and use. It’s always good to start with the smaller, simpler drones before you move on to the more premium, advanced ones.

Entry Level

These are the beginner drones, usually the micro drones. They don’t cost as much and don’t have much in terms of features. You can liken them to driving with a manual transmission, not too much on the bells and whistles but the perfect piece to for your first time flying. It might be a bit difficult at first to fly a micro drone, but once you get the hang of it, moving over to the bigger drones will be much easier.

Mid Tier

These are more of your hobby drones. A mixture of toy drones and mid-level video
drones. They hold a variety of fixtures and gimmicks, albeit not the top of the line, these are sure to hold any enthusiasts interest.

Professional Grade

These are your heavy duty drones The quality of these products is only matched by their price tag. Most of these drones are for commercial use. These are your drones that have a number of different features and accessories. A good investment for any experienced pilot or those who would like to make a bit of profit from their drone. Part of the fun of it all is the learning how to fly. Don’t rush and enjoy the ride.

Money talks

 

Drone’s come in all shapes and sizes as well as varying price points. Figuring out how much you are willing to shell out would be important in getting the most bang for your buck. It can be broken down mostly by:

Premium

These are the drones that cost upwards of 500 dollars, some even costing more than a grand. These may cost a pretty penny but you can really feel the difference in the quality of these drones compared to the others in the market.

Mid-Priced

You can get these drones for a little more than a 100 dollars. You won’t break the bank for these drones while still getting a variety of different features to make use of.

Low Cost

These are your basic drones. These are what you usually start flying with as a beginner and would only set you back about less than 50 dollars.With the array of drones out in the market, you don’t have to worry, you're bound to find a drone that fits your budget. The right tool for the job

Are you in the market for the latest video drone that you’d like to use for your business or are you just looking to mess around and impress your friends with the number of tricks and stunts you can pull off? You have to ask yourself what is my goal? What do I want to get out of this experience? These questions can be answered by,

Knowing what you want out of your drone

Battle Drones

These are, so far, a Propel specific type of drones. Beginning with their Star Wars line, these are every kid, and kids at heart, dream drone.

Video/Photography

These are what most drones are known for these days. Be it used for films, events, or simply a different perspective, these are the drones you’ll need to get the perfect shot.

FPV Racing

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With the Drone Racing League getting some air time on ESPN, there’s been a surge of popularity on these type of races as of late. Though most of these drones are of the build it yourself variety, you can still find a number of off the shelf racing drones if you don’t have the patience to work on one your own.

Figuring out what do you really want to do with your drone is paramount deciding what the right drone is for you. Propel RC, one of the emerging players in the drones game, has drones that would fit anyone’s budget, level, and use.


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