Drones are basically unmanned aerial vehicle. Though they have been around for many years, their application has increased rapidly in the recent years. Drones In View have a wide range of sizes, shapes and with interesting features which have made picking the right one quite a daunting task. If you are looking for an amazing drone, here are some of the basic features that you should look out for.
This feature lets the drone fly around the transmitter while recording a video. This is done by setting the radius of flight, and in some drones, you can simply set it to circle far away or close to you.
An almost similar feature is a safe circle which is ideal for beginners. With this features, a drone cannot fly too close to the pilot. The radius of the circle depends on the drone’s brand but if often ranges about 8 meters (26-foot) from the transmitter.
No Fly Zone
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), drones should not fly higher than 400ft. Therefore, when buying a drone, pay attention to this feature and check if the manufacturer has complied with the set regulations.
This feature also limits the drone from flying over restricted areas such as near the white house or airports. The limitations are pre-programmed, so you should ensure that your drone is always updated to the latest firmware.
Some drones have an additional feature known as Geo-Fence which is almost similar to No Fly Zone but it does not follow the regulations. It is recommended for beginners as it sets a boundary so that the drone cannot fly further than a set distance from the pilot’s position.
Selfie mode; Look-down mode; tracking mode; watch me; Follow mode
All these names refer to almost the same features. They primarily work in a way that you can set the drone to spot an object, record videos or take photos.
Some drones have both follow me and tracking mode options. The difference is that in the first one, the drone automatically chases you while recording a video while in the second, you have to pre-set the altitude as well as the distance from where the drone will follow you.
Most people have lost their drones especially those using mini drones hence the need to ensure that your drone to has this feature. It automatically makes the drone return back home. However, this can differ from one brand to another. Some drones will return where they took off while more professional ones will return where the transmitter is located.
Failure to have this features can lead to the loss of your drone forever when it flies to somewhere you did not expect.
This feature is almost similar to Failsafe. The only difference is that the controller has a button that allows you to call your drone back home. The more professional a drone is, the closer it will land to where it started or close to the transmitter, but some drones have the tendency of landing farther away and giving you a hard time tracing it.
Having a drone with the above features enhances your safety and makes it easy to control your drone.