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Updated on April 15, 2017

Types of Drones

There are certainly many drones in the world and also they are gaining popularity.

There are may types of drones :-

  1. Military
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle - Used for surveillance
  • Unmanned aerial combat vehicle - Used for remote attacks which have high risk of losing men.

2. Commercial

  • Aerial Photography
  • Science and research
  • Monitoring
  • delivering cargo
  • As toys for children



Commercial Uses

I can't tell you about the military purpose as I also don't know the accurate news and it also harms the nation's security.

So, what about the commercial uses?

Drones have gained so much popularity that they are being manufactured in high quantities for different purpose.

We will be discussing what are the names of drones which are available for different commercial uses.

  1. Aerial photography - If you are interested in photography and want to take pictures of wonderful places but can't reach there due to some factors, you may use drones.

So, what are the best drones for photography ?

DJI Mavic Pro

Pros :-

  • Incredible portability
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Superb 4K and HD footage

Cons :-

  • Not pocket-money priced

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Pros :-

  • Superb camera with one-inch sensor
  • Four-sided obstacle avoidance
  • Comprehensive flight programmes
  • Excellent battery life

Cons :-

  • Pricey
  • Not as portable as the Mavic

GoPro Karma

Pros :-

  • Easily portable
  • Excellent navigation and editing apps
  • Comes with handheld image stabiliser

Cons :-

  • Slightly limited range
  • Low battery life

Parrot Mambo

Pros :-

  • Cheap and cheerful
  • Rock-steady indoor flight
  • It shoots stuff and picks things up!
  • Gaming novelty can wear a little thin

Revell Nano Quadcopter

Pros :-

  • Easy to fly
  • Decent little 720p camera

Cons :-

  • Not that stable in a static hover


DJI Inspire 2

Pros :-

  • Sensational camera system
  • Dual controller option
  • 58mph top speed

Cons :-

  • Heavy for trekking with
  • Inevitably expensive, especially with dual controllers

Parrot Bebop 2

Pros :-

  • Very stable
  • Excellent value

Cons :-

  • In-app purchases
  • Limited range

Helipal Storm SRD 280 racing drone

Pros :-

  • High speed fun
  • Robust carbon fibre frame
  • Crashes are inevitable

Micro Drone 3.0

Pros :-

  • Pocket sized
  • VR control on the cheap

Cons :-

  • Tough to control
  • Poor camera, no gimbal

AirSelfie

Pros :-

  • Tiny and very pocketable
  • Quick to charge
  • Takes great selfie snaps and 1080p video

Cons :-

  • Three-minute flight time

Done, Now who are for Beginners (toys for children) ?

National Geographic Quadcopter Drone:

Pros :-

  • Very easy to fly due to auto orients and one button flips buttons.
  • Works great both indoors and outdoors thanks to its 6-gyro stabilization with altitude holding function. Good control range up to 400 feet

Cons :-

  • 10 minute flights on a single charge.

Syma X8C Venture:

Pros :-

  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems and 3D lock
  • Syma X8C has an Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) function
  • 2MP HD Camera.. Equipped with HD camera

Cons :-

  • 7 minute flight time

UFO 3000 LED Drone:

Pros :-

  • Designed with vibrant LEDs all over so that you can fly at night in the dark. 3D stunts are possible
  • Great for beginners due to its Low/High Speed mode and high visibility.
  • Includes bonus battery.

Cons :-

  • Batteries last 7-9 mins

Hubsan X4

Pros :-

  • is light, easy to handle and very similar to certain larger copters.
  • It has the latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity

UDI U845 WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera:

Pros :-

  • 2.4GHz 4CH 6 Axis Gyro RTF UFO RC Quadcopter with Headless Mode Gravity Induction and Low Voltage Alarm.
  • The U845 includes a HD WiFi Camera that will allow us to achieve real-time FPV by connecting with IOS or Android via quadcopter wifi real-time video transmission.
  • The “Gravity Induction” mode allows you to fly the drone forward, backward, left or right in correspondence to the angle at which you hold your mobile device

Cons :-

  • Each battery lasts 6-9 minutes per flight.

I hope that you have got the perfect information.

If going to buy a new quadcopter, refer this. Please.


How does a quadcopter work ?

The working of quadcopter is simple when you have Ready To Fly quadcopter, but still people find it difficult to fly.

Now, you would be thinking the number of propellers doesn't matter, but it is the only thing which matters the most.

  1. Tricopter - Copter with 3 blades is not that balanced and doesn't have a stable flight.
  2. Quadcopter - Copter with 4 blades, is the most popular but it's also not the most stable.
  3. Hexacopter - Copter with 6 blades, is least common but is quite stable and perfect for a beginner
  4. Octacopter - Copter with 8 blades, is not too much common but provides great stability and in case any motor fails, the other are there to keep the copter flying.

This shows that the number of propellers matters the most.

What about the frame ?

The lighter the frame, great is the flight time.

Mainly plastic frames are used for recreational purpose but I tell you carbon fibre frame and propellers are the best we can get.


Now the working :-

When the flight controller receives a command in form of a signal, it interprets it and follows the command. Such as you have given a command of increased throttle, the flight controller will interpret it and run the motors fast.

This would generate more thrust and higher speed which means less maneuverability.

Last words

If you want to buy a new drone, refer my blog and if you want to get to know how to fly a copter, just send me a mail and I will reply you within 2 Days.

Good Luck !!!

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