A Revolution at Hand.
Starting in 2010 a number of technology and engineering factors came together – all leading to almost unlimited possibilities in lower cost and more capable flying drones for consumers, hobbyists, photographers and other possible light commercial uses.
This site is all about helping beginning and intermediate pilots with buying and flying quadcopters and other multirotors. In general, we will focus on “toy grade”, “hobby grade” and “prosumer” models costing from as little as $20 up to a maximum of $3000. We cover RTF and ARF (ready to fly and almost ready to fly) machines and leave the more technical “build your own” and “DIY” stuff to other sites.
We also cover the business aspects of the consumer drone sector and do consulting in the field. For some examples of our business articles, check out this section.
The site is run by CHI Associates (Craig Issod), who has decades of experience in building online communities and forums. Starting in April of 2013, a number of major upgrades and features were introduced and Droneflyers.com became a go-to site for consumers desiring information and education on the new drones.
Craig has written 3 best sellers on Drones.
Lest you think Craig started flying or having such interests recently, here are a couple shots from almost 50 years ago! Seems flying is in his blood!
Drone Flyers attempts to be a “drone” (multirotor, quadcopter) site “for the rest of us”. That little saying, “for the rest of us” , come from Apple Computer and refers to the Mac being the computer that more people can understand and use! In the same way, will attempt to be educational and informative but NOT be a clone of what other sites already do well. As examples, there are amazing forums at sites like DIYdrones and RCgroups in which you can delve into the finest detail of soldering a resistor onto a circuit board, programming and many other facets of the “old” R/C hobby or the semi-pro Drone experimentation industry.
Major breakthroughs in this industry have brought millions of new customers into the fold – customers who need a basic education, buying choices, reviews and more – but who may never or rarely want to pull out a soldering iron.
Note – we are not paid or officially endorsed or related to any UAV (drone) manufacturer. We do make some income through various affiliate and advertising programs such as those from Amazon, Google, Shareasale, DJI and others.
The drones we review are usually purchased by us at full retail price – however, occasionally we will be offered a review model from a manufacturer (which we have to return or buy after review).
Note – our Amazon or other affiliate income does not cost you, the customer, anything. We try to promote the lowest prices when we find them. In other words, when you click our links and shop/buy you are helping this site thrive while not paying anything from your pocket!
Have some comments? Want to help or get involved? Send a note in the forum below….or come help out in our forums!
Note: Craig is available to do consulting work and public speaking in the field. Please email to cissod (at) gmail.com with your inquiry.
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