Learn to fly: Drone basics for new pilots

When it comes to learning to fly, and choosing the best cheap drone to learn on, it’s probably easier to just give you an idea of what to look for in the toy-class, inexpensive quadcopter market. Let’s call this a flight training document, but it’s also a cheap drones guide, a place to figure out what you need to know before you or your child take to the skies.

UVify Oori front camera

Please be aware, this is not a definitive guide, we just want to steer you in the right direction. Particularly with the ease of use and barrier to entry shrinking to the point that one can make an impulse purchase of unmanned aerial vehicles. Drones are easy to fly, but a few initial pointers can’t hurt.

What do you need: Accessories, pilot’s license?


What do I need to fly a drone?

The first question I had when diving into the drone market was simply to find out what I needed to fly. I was thinking just of the hardware here, as I knew from previous RC car experience that remote controls do not…