Whether you’re just starting out on your drone-flying adventure, or are already a dab hand in the skies, we’ve rounded up some of the best drones you can buy.
Drones have really advanced over the past few years, with anyone now able to try their hands at piloting a device. Mini-drones are a great first dip in the water, with plenty of fun to be had piloting and racing. Larger quadcopters practically fly themselves these days, with a raft of automated flight modes featuring on models.
Not only are drones great fun to fly, many are equipped with fantastic cameras to capture stunning aerial views that would be impossible to achieve via any other device. Some are even capable of recording 4K video. For those who are after a truly immersive experience, there are even drones that support First Person View (FPV) goggles, allowing you a bird’s eye view of the world.
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However, you need to fly sensibly, so be sure to read the Drone Code that provides all the information you need to fly safely. Below you’ll find some of the best drones available on the market right now, from palm-sized mini-drones to 4K-recording advanced quadcopters.
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DJI recently announced the DJI Mavic Air, the follow-up to the excellent DJI Mavic Pro. The Mavic Air is more compact, folding down to almost the size of a large smartphone, meaning you can pop it in a pocket for transportation. It features the automated flight modes of the DJI Spark and also the 4K video capabilities of the Mavic Pro. We took it for a test flight and came away seriously impressed. Be sure to check back for a full review once we can spend more time in the skies with this new diminutive folding drone.