What you need to know about Drones

What you need to know about Drones

What you need to know about Drones: Over the years, in the photography and videography industry, there existed a dire need for a device of cameras that could capture objects from a high altitude unmanned. Though there have been in existence before now a piece of equipment known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. 

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is seen as a powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and can take a lethal or nonlethal payload. This is an equipment that was used some decades back during the world war to bolster military intelligence. 

Recently, in contrast to its military use the equipment has now been redesigned into smaller and portable ones that have high-resolution cameras attached to them for agricultural applications, scientific researches, policing and surveillance, recreational activities, photography and videography purposes, amongst others.

In 2015, the drone equipment achieved massive acceptability in the global market and having manufacturers having done in-depth researches in its application areas in our day to day activities. They manufactured drones that are less than a hundred dollars so it could be affordable to all and sundry.

Drones have three general categories; consumer, commercial as well as military-grade drones. All drones have the RTF (Ready to fly) mark on them, but the consumer-grade drones are not as sophisticated as the commercial and military-grade drones. The former could be used for recreational acts and has essential functions on them in contrast with the high precision drones. 

The latter requires a higher precision level in their application areas hence they have features such as geotagging function, post-processed kinematics, camera stabilization, sensor trigger, telemetry information, Autotrigger, POI navigation, Live video link, Dynamic position hold, camera controllers, GNSS navigation tools, Auto take-off & landing, Click and fly option, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), Autogrid, Terrain following, Altitude hold, Boat mode, Nano-scale sensors, Modular infrastructure, Rational design, Motors and Electronic speed controllers, etc.


  • Standard propeller
  • Pusher Propeller
  • level flight
  • Brushless motors
  • Motor Mount
  • Landing Gear
  • Boom
  • Main Drone body part
  • Electronic speed controllers (ESC)
  • Flight controller
  • GPS Module
  • Receiver
  • Antenna
  • Battery 
  • Battery Monitor
  • Gimbal
  • Gimbal motor
  • Gimbal controller unit
  • Camera
  • Sensors
  • Collision Avoidance Sensors


They come in various kinds of sizes, but the largest ones are used for military intelligence, e.g. the Predator drone. Then the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that require short or no runways, e.g. the consumer and commercial types. There are various manufacturing companies producing the drone device; the most popular being the DJI Phantom.


  • Rescue.
  • Site surveying.
  • Counting Stockpiles.
  • Search and rescue.
  • Policing.
  • Sports.
  • Family Fun Occasions.
  • Parcel Deliveries.
  • Imaging structures.
  • Precision agriculture.
  • Lighting Concert Shows.
  • Marketing.
  • Environmental.
  • Conservation.
  • Insurance.
  • Film making.
  • Fire Fighting.
  • Weather patterns

Looking at purchasing a drone device? You need to spell out your requirements and what application areas are you looking at to make the right choice. Drones have helped overcome a series of problems in their application areas.