Thanks to a boom in the commercial drones industry and its impressive growth rate (20% annually), there are now diverse drone kits in the market. With the high level of research and development, you can obtain a wide variety of drones at inexpensive price tags. While, at the same time, being able to access top quality designs, which come with handy features. When contemplating to buy a drone, there are a couple of issues you will have to reflect on.
To begin with, you shouldn’t get caught up with the intricate terminologies that are bandied left, front and center. You will be bombarded with acronyms like ARF, BNF or even RFT. Still, once you fully understand what they refer to, you will be able to pick the right drone for your needs. RTF means ‘ready to fly’ and this category can be ideal for novices. This is because these drones necessitate lesser assembly and can be made functional in a rapid manner. RFT drones usually require some charging and connections with controllers. Sometimes, they may also need propeller installations. Apart from this, these varieties are always ready to go.
BNF, on its part, stands for ‘bind and fly’ and these types come without controllers. This can be an excellent bargain if you possess a hand-held controller, and you don’t wish to foot extra costs for a drone whose package includes one. However, you will have to determine if the drone is seamlessly compatible with your existing controller. Some can refuse to work as expected even if they utilize similar channels or frequencies with the drone you bought.
On the other hand, ARF means ‘almost ready to fly.’ This particular category is somewhat wide, and might imply various different things for different drones. So, always take all the time you need to fully ascertain what the ARF really means prior to committing yourself to any given product. Some ARF drones kits can include everything you need, with the exclusion transmitters or even receivers. While there are yet others that might not even come with a battery.
The internet has significantly contributed to the boom of the commercial drone business. You can now obtain these products from virtually anywhere globally through the main online retailers. The best of these online retailing outlets are based in the USA and even China, with both been able to ship to any part of the world. With some effort, you can get these products from a retailer much nearer to your given location, but you should always go for the more established stores.
Hobby King is indeed one of the leading dealers of drone kits. It produces its own products and is also authorized to produce those of other companies. Hobby King also sells a good number of kits from the leading brands in this business. While the variety is good, some components and even the drones may not be of a good quality. Therefore, always go through product reviews, prior to making your purchase.
www.RCGroups.com is another notable retailer and provides a large selection of drones and drone components. As with Hobby King, you will have to be cautious to avoid scams. Always ensure you chat with the seller and get a good glimpse of the product in question. DJI, www.quadrocopter.com and www.amazon.com are also excellent sources of drones and drone components. Still, never expose yourself to scams, and at all costs, never advance any money if you aren’t comfortable with the arrangement.