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Top 5 Low-Cost Drones

I am glad to share the following guest article by Julio Ventura from Drones World that focuses on 5 quite affordable consumer drone models. Fun flying everyone!


By Julio Ventura

Hello fellow drone lovers! Today we bring five of the best low-cost drones currently available in the market. We have compiled a list of five drones with above average specifications and features (regarding its price range). If you are looking for a good quality drone at an affordable price, you will surely find it on this list. These are some of the best and affordable drones for learning and practicing, and the all five are a good value for your money. Without further due let’s move on to our Top 5 Low-Cost Drones list!

5- FY326 Q7

FY326 Q7 drone
The FY326 Q7 drone

Our first drone on this list is the FY326, a very affordable toy quadcopter that was one of drone beginners’ top choices back in 2016 and 2015. Why? Well, besides being extremely affordable and packing all you need to fly right out of the box. Continue reading Top 5 Low-Cost Drones

Should I buy a drone as a christmas gift for my kids?

Thank you to Ante Tatarović, owner of  Dronesglobe, a nice website about drones you should really pay a visit to, for providing this insightful article with many interesting aspects to consider on the topic of buying drones for kids. 


With the holiday season being just around the corner, many parents are coming up with the perfect gift for their little ones. In the sea of awesome new toys that have hit the market in recent times, there are some of them that your kids will appreciate more than others. I am, of course, talking about drones here. The newly hyped tech gadgets that have found their place in millions of homes worldwide. Along with hoverboards, they are this summer’s tech trend and considering the fact that youngsters are rather influenced by trends, there’s a high chance your little ones most likely secretly wish for one as their Christmas gift…


How to find the best drone for my kid?

It may not seem so at first, but drone shopping can turn into a really frustrating scenario. Continue reading Should I buy a drone as a christmas gift for my kids?

Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Video with Jeff Foster

This Monday on Treasure Island CreativeLive (founded by well known photographer Chase Jarvis) is broadcasting a live-streaming workshop with Drones to teach the world about safe and effective flying techniques for Drone photography and video.


Here is some info, make sure you check out the official website for full details

Capture stunning aerial shots

Aerial photography and videography captures some of the most stunning images out there, but the tools, techniques, and gadgets used to capture the action are often confusing and difficult to master. Join Jeff Foster and special guests for an exciting and highly informative class and get a running start at unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photography.

In this course, you’ll learn how to capture stunning aerial shots with an impressive range of aerial gear – including; 3D Robotics multicopters, DJI multirotors, GoPros, DSLRs and more. You’ll get an introduction to the best tools for beginners and see demonstrations of the sophisticated gear used by the most in-demand professional photographers and filmmakers. You’ll learn essential skills for controlling a UAV flight; basic flight controls, necessary equipment for successful shooting, planning and lining up the perfect shots, flight prep and safety, waypoint navigation and more. You’ll gain an understanding of the production and post-production techniques unique and essential to aerial photography – including how to stabilize video, create stunning panoramic photos, and remove lens distortion in your photos and videos.

If you’re ready to explore this wonderful world from a new elevated visual perspective, then this is the course for you!

Guests include:
Colin Guinn – 3drobotics.com
Mark Johnson and Romeo Dursher – www.visual-aerials.com
Stephen Wheatcraft – www.aerovisionpro.com
Peter Sachs – dronelawjournal.com
Russell Brown – russellbrown.com

Drone Life launches the Drone Configurator

Drone life has now launched the drone configurator, that allows to locate the ideal drone on the market based on a number of requirements. Here are a few words about this new tool, from Drone Life:

“Commercial drones are gaining in popularity every day. As more people understand the infinite possibilities this new technology presents, the demand for accessible drone hardware, software and services will increase exponentially.
In order to help consumers find the right drone, Dronelife has created the first drone product configurator!

Whatever your needs, whatever your budget, we want to connect you with the aerial system that fits your particular personal or professional needs.

The new tool is accessible by clicking on the Products tab on Dronelife.com or by going to droneconfigurator.com.

If you know the drone you are looking for, you can easily find it by sorting our database by manufacturer.”

Here’s what the tool looks like right now, click on the image to go to the web site:

Drone configurator interface, by Drone Life
Drone configurator interface, by Drone Life

The Senate of the State of Hawaii issues a bill that would severely restrict drone photography and videography

The Senate of the state of Hawaii issued a bill for an act that would severely restricts the possibility to use drone for taking aerial pictures or video.

The main concern seems to be related to the protection of Hawaii citizens privacy. The title of the document is “Unmanned Aircrafts; Right to Privacy“. Using drones for video application would be restricted to just a few selected cases.

Use of unmanned aircrafts prohibited.  Except as provided under this part, it shall be unlawful for any law enforcement agency, state or local public agency, person, or entity to use an unmanned aircraft to gather information, including but not limited to images, photographs, or recordings.Continue reading The Senate of the State of Hawaii issues a bill that would severely restrict drone photography and videography

Breaking news: pink drone threatening US Senator’s privacy crashes – #droneparanoia

A recent episode is raising concerns about the issue of personal drones and the protection of privacy.

As reported in this article from the Washington Times, while some protestors were manifesting outside her house, US Senator Dianne Feinstein spotted a drone, right outside her window, staring a her. We see how this must have been a terrifying experience.

“I went to the window to peek out and see who was there, and there was a drone right there at the window, looking out at me” the senator said.

For a specialized blog such as Personal Drones, it is of interest to ascertain which kind of drone was used to spy on Senator Feinstein’s privacy.

Was it a predator drone?

Predator drone
Predator drone

Or maybe an octocopter equipped with a big camera?

Octocopter with big video camera - Source
Octocopter with big video camera – Source

Continue reading Breaking news: pink drone threatening US Senator’s privacy crashes – #droneparanoia

British Army and the Black Hornet PD-100 UAV

We recently made a post on the Black Hornet military drone.

The Black Hornet mini UAV
The Black Hornet mini UAV

It is a mini helicopter equipped with 3 cameras and a GPS, weighting 16 grams, that can can autonomously fly and broadcast aerial video for 20+ minutes.

PD-100 Black Hornet
PD-100 Black Hornet

Because of the size and weight, it is apparently strongly affected by wind.

According to the soldier in the video, “a life saver”, as it basically allows to see what’s ahead, before you actually get there.

Continue reading British Army and the Black Hornet PD-100 UAV

Citizens take down police drones to avoid aerial surveillance

In the following video, a Drone in a police mission in the city of San Francisco, shown performing a number of surveillance tasks

A screenshot from Alan Cornell's  "our drone future" video
A screenshot from Alex Cornell’s “our drone future” video

is taken down by a shooting citizen, specifically a blonde woman.

Citizen takes down drone - From "our drone future" video
Citizen takes down drone – From “our drone future” video

Continue reading Citizens take down police drones to avoid aerial surveillance