Originally drones were invented for military use and aerospace industries for certain functions. As for the military, drones are used for surveillance and gathering intelligence while for the aerospace industry, they function as a device to provide inspections of commercial aircraft.
However, as time goes by, drones have met high demands from multiple industries including broadcasting, film making, and also travelling purposes.
Listed down is the average price for drones in our market according to 4 categories:
For Toy and Fun: RM100 to RM 400
For Hobbyists: Start from RM500
For Prosumer: Between RM5,000 and RM8,000.
For Professional: Between RM20,000 to RM 50,000
For the third category; the hobbyist; a photography drone would be fun and challenging all at one time.
Best For Most People: DJI Mavic Air
Best Budget Drone: DJI Mini 2
Best Luxury Drone: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Best Video On Budget: Parrot Anafi
Stable Stalwart: DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
Best Toy Drone: Syma X20 Mini Drone
Drone To Avoid: DJI Mavic Mini
Here are some elements that you should look for when buying a drone camera:
Get To Know The Types Of Drones
There are several types of drones such as Ready To Fly (RTF), Bind And Fly (BNF), Plug And Play (PNP), and Almost Ready To Fly (ARF).
RTF is the model which comes with a complete set and with everything you need to get started. It is suitable for beginners as it is the easiest type to start and operate with.
BNF is completed with everything you need except for a transmitter. This type allows you to use any transmitter of your choice and all you need is just bind it to the receiver with the model.
PNP comes with everything except for a transmitter, receiver battery and charger. But, it does equip servos, motor and ESC.
ARF is the model that is ‘partially’ completed. This is because you need some additional items in order to make it complete before you fly it. Normally you would need servos, motor, electronics, batteries and even glue.
Consider Certain Features
Different drones are equipped with different features in order to meet certain demands and functions. You must know your purpose in buying a drone and recce with type is the most suitable for you and your needs.
Key Features To Consider
There are some features for you to check for before buying your first drone.
The first one is the material used - whether it is plastic, fibreglass or even carbon fibre. The cheapest drones are made of plastic. Although it is lightweight, it is not always durable.
The next feature is flying time and camera. You would want a long-lasting drone with a high quality of camera if you are planning to shoot a long video and fascinating views.
High Tech Features To Consider
You may also look for these extra features for example GPS Navigation, GPS Home Function, and 3-Axis Gimbal.
Buy From A Trusted Website Or At The Right Place
It can be purchased via online retailers like our website and authorized DJI stores in Klang Valley and Penang. Do not forget to look for the warranty of the device as well.
Based on Malaysia’s National Aviation Authority; the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), it is legal to fly a drone in our country. However, there are several things that one should know before flying one such as being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations.
One does not really need a license to fly a drone, however, one must make sure that he is following the drone laws like you cannot fly the drone higher than 122 meters or 400 feet. Another regulation is one needs to hold a private pilot license if his drone weighs more than 20kg.
Regardless of any reasons you have to fly a drone, always remember to abide by the rules and regulations of flying a drone in our country safely.