Why a DIY Drone may be Right for You

There are a lot of people that would like to own a drone so that they can take aerial pictures. However, if they’ve done any research at all, they know that it can take well over a thousand dollars to make this dream a reality. The truth is that there are a lot of cheap drones on the market. Local big box stores carry them for $50 to $500 and everything in between. But the fact is that these drones have limited flight capacity, sometimes as little as 3 minutes, before they need to be recharged again. The smaller ones are easily impacted by wind and humidity, ensuring that they crash before a good photo can ever be taken.

Additionally, they also have low quality cameras. This is a world of you get what you pay for, and a good quality digital camera costs more than some of the low-quality drones do. As such, a buyer shouldn’t expect too much in most cases. There are ways around spending money on a low-quality drone, or taking out a loan in order to buy one that has better flight standards and a better camera, and that’s with a DIY drone kit.

There are several options available to anyone that is willing to put a little time and effort into their drone. The cost ranges from $20 (frame only) to $600 (everything needed to complete a project) and what’s included in the kit will often depend on the price. In many cases, the kits don’t include cameras, but include a port so any 3rd party camera can be installed. Many people like the flexibility that DIY kits offer because many allow for variations in designs. This means that it’s possible to change colors or sometimes even the shape or size of the drone. DIY means that there are no standards that the builder has to follow they really don’t want to.

Of course, there’s always the option for someone to build their own drone from scratch. There are thousands of YouTube videos dedicated to this topic. There are also people that sell plans and designs so that someone willing to do a little work can go it on their own. So, whether you want a drone for fun, or it will benefit your business, there are options. If cost is an issue, a DIY kit may be the best choice for you.