Scroll through Google News having searched for ‘Drone’ on any given day, and you’ll be faced with a list of articles from around the world. Drones are making headlines everywhere but, more often than not, it’s for all the wrong reasons. Whether it’s another near miss with a manned aircraft, a case of voyeurism or […] The post Why Do Drones Get Such Bad Press? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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In this industry, we all start out as beginners. Even if you’ve moved beyond hobby flights at the weekend to flying drones as part of your 9 to 5, this business doesn’t stand still for long enough for anyone to properly catch up. So what can you do to keep improving as a drone pilot? […] The post 5 Things You Can Do To Become A Better Drone Pilot appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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2018 was an interesting year in the consumer drone industry. DJI reinforced its domination at both ends of the market with the Mavic Air and the new Mavic 2 Pro; Parrot launched a solid contender in the shape of ANAFI, despite cutting its workforce after disappointing sales. And, of course, Skydio’s R1 finally hit the […] The post 2019 Consumer Drone Industry Predictions appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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In this age of everything (or nothing) is having a sale all the time,  DJI has just announced it’s black Friday deals today.  While focused on the consumer market and maybe will not overwhelm you with the discounts,  it provides a way to feel better about pulling the trigger on that new drone.  The focus […] The post Looking to buy a DJI Drone? Check out the Black Friday Deals Before You Do appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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By Malek Murison Depending on who you talk to, Chinese manufacturer DJI has a 60-80% share of the drone hardware market. And they dominate for a reason: DJI’s drones set the standard in terms of price, capability and ease of use. The company’s shadow over the drone space is self-perpetuating, putting competitors from the early […] The post The Best of the Rest: Which DJI Alternative Should You Consider? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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by Malek Murison We’re at a point in the drone hardware space where there’s plenty of choice for pilots. Although DJI have a firm hold over the market, there are loads of options for aerial photography and other niche uses. And that’s important, because no pilot chooses a drone based on capability alone. It’s more about […] The post The Best Drones of 2018, Ranked By Their Purpose appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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The following is a guest post from Ben Duke, training expert at UK-based commercial drone specialists Coptrz.   DJI have finally confirmed what we all already knew thanks to the months of leaks. During their “See the Bigger Picture” event in New York they confirmed the release of the brand new Mavic 2 range of drones. […] The post First Look: DJI Mavic 2 comes out appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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Mid-2018 State of the Drone Market – Predictions and more…. or, 2018 Drone Report… As of mid-2018 there are a number of factors affecting the current Consumer and “Consumer Enterprise” drone market – some of which we will explore in this article. Consumer Enterprise – what’s that? Oh, it’s just a term I made up […] The post Mid-2018 State of the Drone Market – Predictions and more… appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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The following is a guest post by Sasha Rezvina of leading aerial cinematography company Aerobo. Originally published on DroneLife.com Drones were introduced into filmmaking as cheaper and safer alternatives for some helicopter shots. They could pull off (1) high-and-wide shots, so long as they weren’t too high, (2) sweeping shots, so long as they weren’t out […] The post Drones are now a Filmmakers Tool: Can they make your video better? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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Following the launch of the new Anafi drone, Parrot has received some criticism for not including its Follow Me and Flight Plan features and making consumers pay extra for features that are standard in competing drones.  While included in the feature list they were priced as add-on’s that increased the price of the drone a […] The post Parrot Slashes Prices on Additional Anafi Flight Modes appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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DJI will reportedly offer discounts up to $300 for drones such as Spark and Mavic Pro as part of the Amazon Prime day promotion. These discounts will start on July 16 at 12 pm EDT and will be valid for 36 hours – discounts will be available on the DJI Store as well as on […] The post DJI PRIME DAY deals – and update on New DJI Mavic 2 (rumored)… appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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The 2018 consumer drone market is shaping up close to predictions. Sales have leveled off as many potential customers already have a camera drone which is functional enough to serve their needs. Our informal estimates still have this market (The $500-$2000 consumer camera drone mkt.) at these levels: 80% of sales (dollars spent) = DJI […] The post New Consumer Drones for Summer 2018, Parrot, Autel and DJI entries appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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