A few years ago drones were bulky and expensive products that were only used by flying enthusiasts. Fast forward to the present day and it seems like drones are taking over the world. More importantly, they are getting smaller and cheaper, which means just about everyone can afford to buy one and then use it in their house or back garden.
So what about drones for kids? What are the makes and models of drones that are suitable to buy for your children? Let’s take a closer look below…
A mini drone that is perfect for kids is the Rolling Spider. Made by the same company that produces the massively popular AR Drone 2.0, this particular model allows the user to take photos and video footage and then download everything instantly to a smartphone or tablet.
Not only that, but it is controlled by an App that is downloaded for free, which means getting to grips with the drone and taking to the skies is not that complicated at all.
Blade 180 QX
One of the main reasons why the Blade 180 QX drone is perfect for kids is because it features SAFE technology that limits the range of motion of the machine, which ultimately makes it very hard to crash. Think of it like stabilisers for a drone.
A child will also have a great time just allowing the drone to hover a few metres above in the air, giving them the perfect opportunity to take a selfie!
If you don’t want to spend much money then why not give the Hubsan X4 Quadcopter a try? It’s only small and is the perfect drone for kids to fly indoors or out in the garden.
You can also buy a separate SD card in order to take pictures and video footage, and extra propellers in case the quadcopter is crashed on a regular basis.
Don’t buy a drone for your kid until you read this…
While drones can be a lot of fun for kids and supply them with hours of entertainment it’s important that you pay attention to the following information before making a purchase.
Understand the law
It doesn’t matter if you are flying a £50 drone or a $5000 drone, everybody who takes to the air must obey the UK drone laws. Failure to do so could mean that you get into trouble with the police so make sure you take the time to read them. Luckily, we have laws here on this website – [LINK]
Respect the neighbours
One of the great things about drones is that you can take pictures and video of just about anything. However, your neighbours might not appreciate being photographed while they are sunbathing in the garden or getting changed in the bedroom, so make sure you respect their privacy.
At first flying a drone might seem complicated, but after a bit of practice you soon pick it up. The best place to take kids to fly their drone is somewhere that has a lot of open spaces like a field in the countryside. This gives them ample space to fly and improve their skills.