Drones are the type of toys that people of age group love to play with. There are sophisticated drones that have some important applications. But we are talking here about the toy drones which are safe to play with without the risk of breaking any laws or breaking anyone’s privacy.
When it comes to buying a drone, especially for beginners and kids it is important to choose something that is easy to operate. There are a handful of other aspects to remember:
- Look for the controls:
There are many drones that come with automatic modes. These are best to start with. The auto mode can give the kid the feel of actually playing with a drone. Then the manual mode can slowly be introduced once the kid is confident about using the controls.
- Sensitivity of the controls:
Some drones come with very sensitive controls. These are great for those who are well experienced in flying drones. But while choosing drones for kids look for those that do not have any complicated controls that children might not understand. And this is the type of drone I bought for my child as easier controls are the best for the beginners to ensure safety as well.
- Additional features:
There are several types of drones. Some are the very basic ones that come with the remote and a wireless connectivity. You use the remote to control the drone’s flight. There are others that carry a lot of other features including camera, return home functions and tracking functions with the integrated GPS module and more. The type of features to look for is a matter of personal preference. But it is a good idea to avoid too many sophisticated features in the beginning. But having a tracking function would be useful while the child is learning to fly the drone.