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Take the Test
Newer drones such as the DJI Phantom 3 or 3DR Solo are truly magical. Their capabilities are way beyond former models and they are effectively “miracle machines”.
However, the question remains – will YOU make a good drone owner, operator and pilot?
In order to test as to whether you are a potential Drone or Quadcopter pilot, we’ve made up the following short test. Consider these 7 statements:
“I spent $1K+ for this Quadcopter and it should just work no matter what.”
“Company X should be available to me by phone 24/7/365 and they should answer the phone with a live person who is capable of answering any question about my drone.”
“If there is any problem or fault with my drone, Company X should replace it – quickly, and with no (or few) questions asked.”
“I crashed (or lost) my Drone and I think it’s the fault of Company X – they should replace it or fix it quickly.”
“I should not have to rely on guesses and other users to provide me with technical support.”
“I use this drone for my work with photography/video and therefore cannot be without it. Lost revenues are the fault of Company X and therefore they should serve me even better and quicker”.
“I consider myself a tough customer and spend a decent amount of time on complaints, calls to manufacturers, lawsuits, etc. to make sure I get what I paid for”.
Think about these statements as a typical survey where you might answer True or False – or even with a 3-way answer such as Strongly Agree/Neutral/Strongly Disagree.