The most popular model on the market, the quadcopter uses 4 rotors positioned at the ends of a square on the drone body. This design is used to create toy drones as well as bigger, worker drones.
These drones are linked to satellites via GPS. The drones makes use of the satellite to decide the direction of their flight, and return to the owner after running out of battery.
Ready-to-fly drones are quick and easy to use. Simply buy the drone, take it out of the box fully assembled, and charge it up. A great point of introduction to the world of drone flying!
Small, fast and maneuverable, trick drones are usually used as toys, and can perform barrel rolls, flips and other flashy and entertaining moves in the air. They do not usually come with extra accessories that might weight them down.
This model uses a single rotor to stay up in the air. It resembles a remote-control helicopter that can stay in the air for a long time.
These are fast becoming a popular choice with companies that need to move inventory. Delivery drones have an anchor or basket attached to their body where the package can be affixed and transported by the drone. While today’s drones are limited in terms of the size of the package that they can carry, researchers are working round the clock to create bigger and better delivery drones for transporting larger goods.
These drones have a camera/video camera attached to their body. These accessories can take HD quality snaps and videos of the world from the drone’s perspective, and are specially built to withstand the damage done by harsh weather to the cameras.
Fast and agile, these drones are short of any unnecessary additions to keep their shapes streamlined and free of excess weight. Racing drones can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and are used in competition and championships by drone enthusiasts.
Not all drones are powered by electricity. A class of drones exist which run on gas power, while nitro-fuel powered drones have also been developed, usually for racing purposes.
The best drones for flying far and long. Endurance drones can stay in the air for three consecutive days, and can reach mid-boggling heights of 30,000 feet above sea level.