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Drones are now more trend-driven, let alone consumer-grade. With a fairly affordable price and ready-to-use products (Ready-To-Fly / RTF, so we do not have to raft ourselves anymore), we can learn to fly drones and take aerial photography / videography. With so many drones on the market, how do we choose the right drone when we're new to learning to fly the drones?
Airframe is the body of the drone. By the time we just learned to fly the drones, want to buy any sophisticated drone, it will SURE will crash / fall. Look at the news about friends who buy drones are quite expensive but nabrak building. Therefore, when we are just learning to fly the drones, we need to choose a drone that has a lightweight but tough airframe. If it's hard to fly. And if not tough, the airframe can tear / break when a collision or crash / fall.
Propeller / propeller
Since we are definitely crash / crash time just learning, we must mastiin security propeller at the time of collision / crash. Kan fitted again flying, propeller spun at very high speed. If the propeller is not protected, then when the collision / crash, the propeller can be broken because it hit the goods / building / tree / ground at high speed rotation. If the propeller is broken at the time of drone again in the air, so surely the drone will fall due to loss of lift (lift). So choose a drone that has a propeller protector. If possible, the propeller shield must be strong but flexible. Powerful to protect propeller. Flexible so that its own propeller protector is not damaged during a collision.
It would be great if his drones had included a free propeller backup in the box, so if the propeller is broken, friends can easily change propeller and fly again 🙂
Photo / video camera
One of the preoccupations of drones is that we can take photographs or videos from the air (aerial photography / videography). We recommend that you select a beginner drone that includes a camera. So do not have to spend money again buy a camera separately. With this camera, friends can practice aerial photo / video basics first before buying a drone for professional photography / videography. But to be able to take aerial photo / video of interest, my friends have to practice a lot of basic flight (basic flight) drone first. After you can do a sophisticated maneuver new aerial photo / video can be interesting
Flight control system
Flight control system point is to help the stability of the drone when flying. At least choose a drone equipped with flight control system based on 6-axis gyroscope (actually 3 axis gyro + 3 axis compass). Thus, at least in ideal conditions such as no wind, the drones can hover (fly in place) stable without needing much input from friends
For consumer-grade drones, usually the battery is not up to half an hour. It would be nice if the drones that friends buy already include a second battery for free, so friends can fly longer 🙂
Headless mode & automatic return home
Imagine the moment we are facing the drone while the head of the drone is facing to the right side. So every time we press "forward" on the remote control, dronenya not forward, even the way to the right. Create an advanced, this is not a problem. But for a beginner, this can be very confusing. If dronenya have headless mode, then in any direction head of drone facing, when we press forward, drone will forward. Very helpful for beginners.
Automatic return home will make the drone fly automatically back to the take-off place, so we do not have to do it manually.
To help us choose drone, there are some reviews that have been done lover drone. For example a review of Tom's Hardware and Business Insider. In this review, the best drone for beginners / rehearsals is UDI U818A which is also mentioned in Kompas article. U818A is already available in Indonesia.