Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Aerial Drones
November 13, 2012
Make Magazine asked me to write a short online gift buying guide on aerial drones. I really didn't know much about the topic going in, but a lot of research later, and here is the Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Aerial Drones.
I want to thank everyone who commented or emailed me input. I really, really appreciated it!
I've been asked to write a short online gift buying guide on aerial drones. I only have a couple of days to do it, so any advice is appreciated.
I'm taking the approach of classifying gifts as follows. Any suggestions on other categories or ideas for good aerial drone related gifts would be appreciated.
For the Toy and Gadget Loving Crowd
- Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
- Extra batteries for the AR.Drone
For the DIY Folks
- ArduPlane (I'm recommending the SkyFun and the Bixler 2.)
- ArduCopter (I'm looking at the 3D Robotics and jDrones multicopters listed here. Open to any feedback.)
- Add-ons like the 3DR Radio Telemetry Kit
For the Budget Conscious
- Research in progress - looking at various RC helicopters with included video camera
- Syma S107C Camera 3 Channel Remote Control Helicopter
- Big Size SPY HAWK 3.5CH Metal RC helicopter
- Keen Eye K9C 3.5 Channel Digital Camera Gyro RTF RC Helicopter
- Research TBD