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Should You Buy a Drone?

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A drone is an ideal piece of equipment for travelers and photographers, as it allows you to capture unique views of your place. Since drones are so advanced and simple to fly the majority of people use for their travels. However, before buying one, it is important to think about some of the disadvantages (cons) in addition to the benefits of buying one.

A drone can open up an array of possibilities for photography, that weren’t previously possible without having a way to go airborne. The models currently available, such as Mavic Air and the Mavic Air and Mavic Spark are also extremely small lightweight and light making them ideal to take for trips. They also have high-quality software, cameras with built-in stabilisation, and a host of other great features.


Fun to use Drones are a lot of fun to operate and can be similar to controlling cars with remotes, however they are in the air.
Unique and cool perspectives Drones let you take amazing photos. It could be a great selfie or an aerial photo of a scene.
Accessing difficult to access places with your drone, you’ll have access into places that otherwise would not be feasible such as the top of a rock landscape or in the middle of the lake.
Built-in guidance systems with built-in guidance – Due to advances in technology, drones have built-in guidance systems that make it simple to fly, navigate around obstacles, and return to where you began later on.
A wide range of options There’s a wide market for drones that has a range of brands like those from DJI that can be used for various budgets, and also SIMREX as well as Holy Stone, to name the few choices.
HD videos and pictures The majority of drones available today have amazing cameras that have built-in stabilizers which allow you to shoot crisp and high-quality pictures and videos. Based on the model you choose, you could be able take 4k photos and 20MP or more images.

The problems with drones

Why would you want to purchase drones? Because of some individuals being reckless for example, like the Gatwick closure in the year 2018, along with other problems (see the cons below) In the meantime, there are more regulation and limitations in place. For instance, in the UK it is now mandatory to obtain an operator and flyer identification. If you do not have one and If you operate drones (above 250g) and not have this ID, you may be subject to a fine. It is controlled in the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority and the test is quite simple to pass. The CAA offers around five webpages of information to assist you, and the majority of it is just common sense. But, after you’ve passed you could encounter additional restrictions regarding where you can fly. Like many stunning natural spots in England that are owned through National Trust National Trust have bylaws which exclude many locations where you could fly.

This means that you might have to choose where you are able to use your drone. This is only an example from England however you’ll likely see similar restrictions appearing in other countries too including Canada as well as the USA. Alongside the restrictions, there are other disadvantages when purchasing a drone, which are listed below. They raise you to ask… do you think it’s worth the cost of drones?


They can be costly It is possible to pay a high price Drones can be costly especially if you opt for the mid-range or higher models of the DJI range. In addition to the drone, you may also require extra batteries, a bag and other accessories. If you decide to purchase a larger drone, such as the Phantom then you may have to purchase additional baggage when traveling.
Laws and restrictions – Many countries require that you pass a test of theory or be licensed to fly. As well , you could encounter local laws and regulations that make flying prohibited.
Privacy issues Privacy Concerns Drones can create new privacy concerns because they can gain access to previously unaccessible areas. Like windows or in gardens.
Wildlife isn’t happy – The drone sound can be a nuisance for wildlife, and there have been reports of people who are cruel and even chasing wild animals even though they’re obviously scared of the sound.
Still a risk Even with the safety measures built into them, drones remain extremely hazardous. The propellers travel at a very high resolution and if they accidentally impact someone, they could cause real harm. In addition, when a drone is malfunctioning and flies off the ground and falls on someone it could cause injury.
It could be difficult to carry – Finally the transportation of your drone may be much easier said than done Although some drones can be tiny (such like the Spark) but they do require space.

You should ask yourself these questions prior to purchasing drones.

What are you planning to use the drone to do?
How often are you most likely to take it on?
Where will you fly the drone, and will there be any restrictions?
If you are traveling using a drone How simple will it be to pack it?
Do you plan to earn some money from your pictures or videos? Do you know if there are laws that govern this?


These are our opinions as well as some of the pros and cons of purchasing drones. We suggest that you take the time to consider what you’ll use your drone for , and the places you’ll be going and take that into consideration as the base for your decision. For instance, if you’re going to be visiting nature areas where there aren’t any restrictions , then it could be a fantastic investment. If you’re only planning to travel to cities where you’re unlikely to be permitted to use it legally or use it, it may not be worth the investment. We hope this will help, If you decide to purchase one, make sure you fly in a safe manner and have a lot of fun.