Drone Buyers Guide 2017

Countless hours of research and hands-on testing help weed through the options to figure out what drone is right for your needs and budget.

Let me guess: You’re thinking about buying a drone?

You’ve double tapped countless drone photos on Instagram, you’ve re-watched a million different drone videos on YouTube, and you’ve already planned out the first dozen places you’re going to fly!

But then you started to look at prices, and tried to compare features, and stumbled across a DIY post that promised you could easily build an amazing drone for 1/2 the price, and… you got stuck.

What drone is right for me?

Do I really need those advanced features?

Should I really spend $1,000+ on something that might fly into the nearest lake?

All valid questions, which is why I decided to put together this buyer’s guide. I recently went through the exact same thought process, and did countless hours of research and hands-on testing to help weed through the options and figure out what drone is right for different needs and budget.

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Real-Life Space Invaders Video Game Uses Drones And Lasers

For GeekCon 2016, Tomer Daniel and a crew of twelve hackers, welders, and coders built a real-life version of Space Invaders using drones as targets!

Players of Space Invaders with Drones sit on a turret that slides back and forth on rails, and they take aim at flying drones with their laser canon. When a drone is hit, the alien lights turn off, and the drone automatically returns to the ground and lands.

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DJI Phantom 4 Review Roundup

The DJI Phantom 4 is now shipping, which means it’s a great time to do a review roundup and see what everyone thinks.

There are a lot of drone-specific sites that have published their review of the DJI Phantom 4, but what does the mainstream media think?

Here is a roundup of the best reviews of the Phantom 4, including videos that show off what DJI’s new drone is capable of:

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Can You Catch A Fish With A Drone?

With a drone, some fishing gear, and a little luck, it is possible to catch a fish with a drone!

Many people who like to fish and own a drone have probably asked themselves, “Can you catch a fish with a drone?”

Surprisingly, the answer is yes!

Here are a few examples of ingenious fishermen who used their drone to reel in a keeper:

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5 Drones That Tried To Go Swimming

It’s a drone flyer’s worst nightmare: Dying battery, dropping altitude, and a large puddle/pond/lake/ocean of water that will determine whether the drone lives to see another flight, or dies in a watery grave.

There’s just something about drones and water.

They love it!

Ok, so most drones are pretty much destroyed the second they touch water, but that doesn’t stop them from heading towards water when something goes wrong. It’s like a moth to a flame.

Here are five flyers that know firsthand the peril of drones and water:

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