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Recreational drones are the next big thing and we are getting everyone in on them! These small helicopter inspired vehicles usually come equipped with cameras and many can be controlled by smartphones. Four propeller drones are often referred to as quadcopters, six propeller as hexacopters, and eight propellers octocopters. Their sizes can range anywhere from palm sized to basketball sized, and can cost anywhere from $30 to a couple thousand dollars.

These flying gadgets can legally roam the skies under 400 ft. for recreational purposes and are providing vantage points never been seen before. Here at Drone Lifestyle, we strive to provide professional reviews and informative interest pieces to help you navigate the rapidly evolving drone world. Whether you are looking for you first drone to learn on or are looking to find a drone for specific needs, we are your one-stop shop. In addition to reviews, you can also find helpful tutorials and articles on the latest industry trends.

People are finding new uses for drones every day. It is an exciting and growing industry to be a part of! Ariel photographers are now capturing landscapes from previously impossible to reach altitudes, real-estate agents are showcasing properties from breathtaking perspectives, farmers are utilizing 3D mapping to diagnose crop health and optimize growing potential, and companies like Google and Amazon are experimenting with drone delivery. Maybe you will be the next person to come up with an innovative use for drones!

With so many pilots taking to the skies, it is important that we remember to fly cautiously and with safety in mind. When flying, it is crucial to stay below 400 feet, keep at least five miles away of airports, and never fly above people. Regardless of how much research you have done on a specific drone, it is absolutely necessary to read the owner’s manual from start to finish before flying . Every drone is different and requires a thorough understanding in order to fly safely.

The good news is that drones are pretty easy to learn how to fly! You can get the hang of it with a little bit of practice. With that being said, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, we recommend starting with a small and relatively inexpensive drone. When learning you are bound to crash a few times and beginner drones like the UDI U818A are durable enough to sustain crashes in the grass without breaking. This will save you money and future headaches. As your skills improve you can then move on to more advanced drones with confidence.

If you have any questions or would like more information on anything… just drop us a line! We are here to help!

Happy flying,
Drone Lifestyle

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