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So, you’ve decided to get yourself a drone for Christmas ah?! What a great idea! A drone is a fantastic option either for yourself or as a gift, and I’m sure you really deserve it.

Just curious…

You already know how to buy one, right? Drones can be expensive gadgets and the last thing you want is to overspend money on the wrong drone for you.

For instance, do you need one with a camera attached to it or not? Maybe you want it just for selfies? Are you considering spare parts within your budget? How long do you need the drone to be in operation?

These are just a few questions that can help you determine the type of drone you need, and luckily, the guide we have for you covers the basics (and a bit more) of all those things you have to consider (and most people don’t know about) when getting your multi rotor.

Truth is that not all drones are created equal, and while you may think that in order to get one you need a big budget, the reality is that depending on some key factors, you may fulfill your needs with a drone under 100 dollars.

Let’s face it, the Holiday shopping is already overwhelming, and a crazy thing to do. And getting the best drone for you or as a gift should not add stress to it.

This is why today, we are featuring a 9-simple-steps-checklist to give you great advice to find the best and cheapest drone, so that buying a quadcopter does not become another headache.

Also (and here is the sweetest thing about this checklist), these 9 steps were put together in the form of an infographic to simplify the process even more.

The infographic that will help you get the best drone for you

Here is what to do next

Follow this checklist to be in a better position to define what is the best drone for you. Also, let us know how it goes. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and add to the conversation.

Last but not least, share this infographic with anyone you know is having a hard time choosing the right drone.

Happy flying!

By Jose Lozano

New emerging technologies have changed the way police and law enforcement professionals fight crime and maintain law and order. Guns, patrol cars, and radios aren’t the only tools police use to do their work. See how drones help public safety agencies.

As shown in the following Infographic, around 347 U.S. agencies are currently using drones as part of their approach to public safety and law enforcement and even accounted for a 518 percent increase in drone use over 24 months.

The Six Key Uses

Search and Rescue – In most terrains that are hard to reach, a drone fitted with a zoom and/or thermal camera can easily give a real-time view of the situation of lost or injured people even at night.

Traffic Collision Reconstruction – A combination of mapping software and aerial photography offers investigators a better way to analyze and present accident reports.

Active Shooter Investigation – When investigating a highly-dangerous active shooter scenario, deploying a drone is a safer way to get a real-time intel that can be used to assess the situation.

Crime Scene Analysis – With an aerial view of the crime scene, investigators can check other angles that they might have missed, allowing them to have a deeper analysis of the events that happened.

Surveillance – Drones equipped with zoom cameras offer a new point of view for investigating illegal operations or people of interest without compromising safety.

Crowd monitoring – In situations of large gatherings or events, a live aerial view from a drone allows law enforcement to check suspicious characters through the crowd, or see if anyone in the crowd needs assistance.

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Getting into the drone hobby can sometimes be a bit daunting, with loads of terms and phrases being thrown around, it can be a bit tricky.

That’s why our friends over at created this drone buyers guide info graphic, to give you all the information you need to get started.




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You’ve probably already heard about the incredible drone revolution.

As drones become more popular, their price is driven down, their technology becomes better and simply put, they become more accessible.

But the commercial and consumer drone revolution has both an interesting, a curious and even a more terrifying past – the history of drones is extremely interesting.

It’s interesting to read and understand how drones technology has come about and how it has matured over the years. Quite a lot of different technologies had to come together to eventually enable the current version of drones.

And drones, like most pieces of technology start with military use first and then trickle down into everyday use, both commercial and consumer.

The following Infographic from fully explains the history of drones as it happened through the ages, from the initial unmanned flight, to the current usage of consumer and commercial drones.

But let me ask you a few questions to tickle your curiosity!

  • Did you know that the first unmanned vehicle flight took place in 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers?
  • Did you know that military use of drones first occurred in 1848 in Austria?
  • Did you know that Nikolo Tesla played an important part in the evolution of the history of drones?
  • Did you know that the first drone with a “camera” was deployed at the end of the 19th century?
  • Did you know that Marilyn Monroe was discovered when working within a military drone facility?
  • Did you know that these days drones are being used to create spectacular lighting effects in concerts such as the Super Bowl by artists such as Lady Gaga?

Have a look at the infographic below, or click on the link to the infographic to read the full article on the history of drones.




Previous articleHelp us Understand Drone Surveying

Many leading construction companies and Facilities Managers are reaping the rewards that come with drone surveying, but some are still seeking guidance on how drones help improve their business processes.

So say the results of Sky Revolutions’ first interrogation of the market. Their Drone Effectiveness Study was implemented to get a better understanding of what the construction sector thinks of commercial drone services.

Sky’s Director Ben Gorham: “The market for commercial drone services has boomed in the last 12 months with an ever-growing number of drone operators offering specialist aerial surveying. Early adopters that have understood the benefits for construction are now reaping the rewards.”

And the rewards are great – when it comes to commercial drone services, the case for return on investment is obvious. Drones are faster, safer and more cost-effective than manual systems, and they can collect more data too. From large scale capital projects and major infrastructure surveys to single roof and building inspections – asset managers, project managers, and maintenance personnel in-the-know are having a field day with drones.

But with new market development comes that inevitable explosion in service providers – should buyers proceed with caution when it comes to employing drone operators? And are service providers clear how best to support those buyers?

Sky Revolutions decided to go straight to their markets and ask the question directly – what do they think of commercial drone surveys, and what do they need from a service provider? Respondents were asked for their views on a range of questions from their perceptions of drones, to the support they need to make clear decisions.

The study also touches on the recent government consultation (and potential new legislation). The results throw sharp focus on pilot competency and mandatory drone registration, suggesting a desire for enforced sector professionalism.

Key results can be reviewed in the following infographic. Sky Revolutions intends to repeat the study next year in order to monitor how market needs develop.

Drones have flown in and the future of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) appears promising. The drone revolution has redefined the way technology is employed in various industries and sectors. The range of drone payloads and their applications span across various verticals and create endless creative opportunities for usage. The advanced technology behind payload devices has scaled immense heights and works in perfect compatibility with these UAVs for achieving impressive aerial feats. What makes these flying machines even more lucrative is the fact that there has been a decline in its prices, making it more accessible for purchase by a large number of customers.

Equipped with the next generation cameras, sensors, radars, and communication gadgets, it is a common myth that defense sector is the largest user of these drones. It is indeed true that many military services employ the drone payload equipment for state-of-the-art weaponry drones for aiding in defense requirements. However, the versatility of the drone and its payload combinations point towards a diverse range of applications in other industries as well. The media and entertainment industry reap major benefits by deploying drone payloads in their technical work, thus proving to be a money-spinning investment for product manufacturers.

According to expert analysts at Allied Market Research, the drone payload market exhibits a profitable growth in recent years. It is expected to reach a value of $7,018 million by 2022. This will be supported by a CAGR of 5.5% during the period 2016–2022. This is a testimony to the opportunity the market proposes for a significant growth in the immediate future.

Sports broadcasters: Flying sky high with HD cameras

The entertainment and media industry is raving about the number of ways in which drones equipped with cameras and equipment have made it easier for shooting. Capturing footage with camera-laden UAVs has created new avenues for photographers and directors in their work fields. However, sports broadcasters are quick to catch up with the drone trend and send up UAVs carrying cameras, sensors and telecommunication equipment for sending sports-related data back to the sports broadcaster.

The ability of the next-generation cameras that capture HD images of sport events with high-precision shots of crucial game moments propose an enticing opportunity for sports media. The use of high-definition cameras that are lightweight and compact, as well as aid in relaying of live and clear quality images, are ruling the roost in the market. Manufacturers are developing special payload cameras that can give a bird’s-eye view of the entire sports action on the field. For example, Fox Sports is one of the first channels who has taken a pioneering step by bringing in their own broadcasting drones to the field.

Camera-equipped drones take real estate to whole new level

Another set of customers fast catching up in the market are the realtors. The real estate business is booming at an exponential rate, keeping in tandem with rapid globalization and urbanization. All over the idea of drones, realtors and estate holders have been quick in the adoption of UAVs equipped with cameras and mapping equipment. A drone tour is usually doing the rounds along with property listings. By capturing unique stills and videos of real estate properties, realtors and agents are attracting potential clients with images that project a pretty good idea of the property and its surrounding areas.

Overall, the use of drone payloads with mapping equipment and other technologies will help estate agents map out their property listings precisely on the GPS, with a fair view of each property in its entirety. The drone payload market is expected to witness a major growth spurt owing to the rising demand from entertainment and media industry, especially in real estate.

The global drone payload market grows rapidly in various regions of the world. Keeping in mind the technological advancements in the field, various companies are setting trends with their progressive models and varied used of lightweight drone that can hover for longer periods of time and distances. Green mapping, precision agriculture, telecommunications, and military services are just some of the many fields where drones and related equipment are coming in handy. Technologically advanced nations, such as the U.S., Japan, and South Korea are cashing in on the trend by investing heavily in the best R&D projects for furthering the use of a drone. Emerging countries of the Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe are catching up on the trend, and this has made the technical know-how behind the making of drones even more inexpensive. All these factors are set to propel the market’s growth in the international trade.

The drone revolution could potentially reshape environmental, technological, and commercial landscapes with the advent of time. The drone payloads are transforming how humans use their technology and scaling new heights with innovative uses of equipment-laden UAVs.  

Guest Post by Mufassira Fathima

Mufassira is a content writer at Allied Analytic LLP. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management. Mufassira closely follows the market insights of the robotic revolution. She has an active interest in analyzing key industry trends and researches and writes actively on the corporate approach and growth trends of advanced technologies.