A Guide: Top 6 Different ways to use a Drone

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With giants like Amazon, UPS and NASA all investing in drone fleets and with drone sales set to soar even more this year, let's discuss below the endless possibilities of your drone.

For private use

Racing Groups

First consider joining a Drone Racing Leagues groups that have sprung up around the U.S.. With The Drone Racing Leagues as a professional outfit. Professional pilots are competing for a $75,000 contract to fly for the DRL in the 2018 season.

Drone Selfies

Your drone comes equipped with a high resolution camera, use that to get an aerial view of your next event! With the ability to navigate your drone anywhere, even you will be surprised at the endless possibilities.

Check if your home needs repairs

Why call down a handyman to do a maintenance check, if your drone can? Send your drone hovering around your home to check on roof tiles, chimney, trees possibly drooping on your roof, or just to take a general video of your property.

Make 3D Models

Drones can take pictures from all angles, use that to create a 3D model of your home, or anything else. You can use programs such as https://pix4d.com/ to create it.

Start a Drone Business

Drones are being used in businesses like aerial surveying, crop management, commercial aerial videography, and small package delivery. You’ll need a remote pilot airman certificate, (check out https://www.aopa.org on how to get it) and then the sky is the limit!

Drones in business

When Typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines in Dec 2014, Aeryon Labs offered a drone to Global Medic-a disaster response charity. Global Medic was able to capture series of detailed images and create maps to target victims in the affected areas with relief.

Researchers in Zurich came up with idea to use drones to build suspension bridges, strong enough for someone to walk across. The Team equipped the drones with ropes, and working in harmony, they weaved the bridge.

Amazon is working on Amazon Prime Air to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using drones. They are testing it in Chiba City, Japan.

Drones are fast changing delivery, photography and other industries. Readers how have your lives been changed by your drone? Share with us below.

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