I’ve had a fascination with all things “flying” since I was little. Of course, back then (and it was a while ago), the only “toys” available were kites. I have to say
though, I did have a tremendous amount of fun with them since my father was also an enthusiast.
That said, I’m not here to reminisce about the old days, I’m here to tell all you fellow flying buffs out there about the latest in technology when looking for a new gadget to soar across the skies under your watchful eye.
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So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and try flying as a hobby, you’ve done some research, but it’s left you confused (I understand your frustration). The amount of
information out there let alone the amount of “toys” available is endless. You’ve probably come across the phrase drones, which might not make a lot of sense right
now. However, read on and it will.
The first thing you need to do is decide what sort of flying object you would like and there are (as I’ve said), many to choose from. Would you like a bog-standard
drone? Is it “choppers” you’re in to? The second question to think about is budget, and I know many people steer away from this type of hobby because they think they
can’t afford it – not true!
Affordable Technology on the tip of Your Wings!
I’m not going to lie, drones can cost a pretty penny. In fact, we’re talking thousands, and if you’re a beginner this is a frightening prospect (unless you have
unlimited funds). However, manufacturers haven’t forgotten that flying objects as a hobby should only be available to a few elite, and they’ve brought in some very
It doesn’t matter if you want a drone, drone with a camera or even a mini quadcoptor from Rotorcopters, you can find them at very reasonable prices, and many of the models are designed for beginners. If you’re anything like me, the idea of
taking off and landing is a real worry, but a lot of models on the market are built to be crashed, well, a few times anyway.
I’ll Stick to the Kite – i’m a Technophobe!
Don’t get me wrong, I still brush the dust off my kite now and again, but just because you don’t use say, a computer, it doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in the new technology that’s on offer. Again,
manufacturers appear to have thought about everything, and many beginner drones come with basic controls that are easy to understand.
If you’re willing to pay that little bit more, you can get models that have various flying levels on them. This means once you’ve mastered the art of taking off and
landing at beginner level, you can move up to the next with the same toy.
fly, fly Away and Have the Pictures to Prove it
Drones fitted with cameras have been around for a while now, and they’ve certainly helped some owners gather momentum on the internet, especially in social media. If
you have a camera fitted the possibilities are limitless. Again, you can get inexpensive drones with cameras designed specifically for beginners, so if you fancy
jumping straight into the art of aerial shots as well, you can!
If you’re still feeling a bit nervous about all this, and the idea of taking your new gadget outdoors is too much to bare, don’t worry. There are ranges that can be
used indoors, and once you’re comfortable with that you can take them outside (if it’s not blowing a gale)!
All that’s left to say is “enjoy”!