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You know for certain you want to buy a drone. You’ve seen them on the news, in the park, at a friend’s and even your neighbor’s kid is flying them. It is great to have so many choices, but which one should you buy? Like any other purchase, you need to come up with a list of what is important to you and with that, we can narrow down your choice.
A great way to start is by window shopping. As of today, July 1, 2016, Adorama.com has 236 variations of drones from which to choose ranging from $18.99 – $31,721.82. That is a crazy span of prices, but those prices mean everything when it comes to your mission. If your mission is to play in the house, annoy the cat, and blow papers off your wife’s desk, then you will most likely spend under $100 for tons of fun. If your mission is to fly your DSLR with a great lens 240 feet up because you have Spielberg on speed dial then you will be spending a great deal more. But if you are like most of us you will be somewhere in the $500 – $5000 range. Let’s start with some tried and true drones that are considered entry level and work up from there.
Click here for the in-depth article by Nils.
January 11, 2016
Back in December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its official registration rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the United States. It’s important that you register yourself as a user before you embark on your first flight.
The process takes about 5 minutes. Just create an account, fill out your profile, review the FAA safety guidelines, and boom — you’re officially equipped to recreationally operate a flying camera in the wild! You do not have to have your (drone) Camera in hand to register.
Until January 20th, 2016 you can register free of charge. After January 20th, all registrants may be subject to a $5 fee. That’s the equivalent of one fancy coffee you’d be missing out on.
You need to register your aircraft if it weighs between 0.55 lbs. (250 grams) and up to 55 lbs. (25 kg)
You will be subject to civil and criminal penalties if you meet the criteria to register a drone and do not register.
This registration site will allow you to register your UAS with the FAA
April 9, 2015
There will be two models of the new DJI Phantom 3: Professional $1250 and Advanced $999. DJI says both will start shipping by the end of April. Other than different colored bands and nameplate, it looks pretty much the same. There are several critical updates to the hardware and software, however, that make the Phantom 3 a serious upgrade.