Flying drones and learning how to control and maneuver them is a lot of fun. However, buying some of the best drones out there can be quite an expensive proposition, especially if you are still new to drone flying and are prone to crashing or losing it. What if you could learn how to fly a drone first and then invest in a brand new drone once you know how to control it well? If this is an idea that interests you, then read on.
What to look for in secondhand drones
Quadcopters are the most common kind of drones, and they are the ones your will find the most when searching for used drones. If you are looking for fixed wing drones, you might have to search harder and longer, since they are not very common. Used fixed wings can be a bit more difficult to find because of this.
Here, we will discuss mainly about quadcopters, since they are most popular and widely sold drones as of 2015. If you are thinking about buying a used drone, here are a few questions you should ask:
How long can the drone fly on a single charge?
What conditions can change the flight time?
How big or small is the drone on sale?
How heavy is the drone with and without a camera?
What is the wingspan? How long are the rotor blades?
Where to buy secondhand drones
Online marketplaces are the best when it comes to finding good second hand drones for sale. There are a number of websites that are dedicated to reselling and buying of commercial and recreational drones, and that is where you can start looking for what you want. These websites have filters for price range, brand and other parameters to help you search better and find what you are looking for.
Ensure there are enough photos and a detailed explanation of the product being resold. If the seller is close to where you live, ask if you can come by and take a look at the drone before buying.
Tips to buy a used drone for yourself
Try to look for sellers in locations close to you, so you can go take a look at the UAV before buying it.
Have a good idea of what you intend to use the drone for, and look for sellers accordingly.
Set a budget, or at least a price range, and then stick to it.
These tips can help you get better search results for used drones on sale, and make a purchase that you will be happy with. The purpose of buying a second hand drone is to save money without compromising on quality or functionality, so knowing your requirements beforehand is beneficial.