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July 13, 2017updated 20 Jul 2017 1:03pm

5 most expensive drones in the world

Don't buy any old drone, have a look at these expensive ones.

By Hannah Williams

Drones have soared in popularity over the past months which has led to various different drone designs being released by companies in order to stand out in the drone market.

The most popular type being camera drones, however, standard remote control drones have been identified for common use among professionals.

With drones becoming more popular there’s some that have been created that are designed to really appeal to the upper end of the market. CBR lists of the most expensive drones to date.

1. DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5S – £3,059

DJI’s Inspire 2 is an improvement of all the good features in Inspire 1. It includes a new and updated image processing system, with records reaching up to 5.2k in CinemaDNG RAW.

The drone records up to 4k-resolution video with a bit rate of up to 100Mbps and also streams video at broadcast standards of 1080i50/720p60.

The Inspire 2 supports control over 4G with 4G-LTE network connection, ground filming, and remote controller GPS accessory.

DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5S

DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5S

This includes a dual battery system which prolongs the flight time to a maximum of 27 minutes, while its self-heating technology allows it to fly in all temperatures.

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The addition of FlightAutonomy was revised and specifically developed for the device, providing two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy.

The optional accessories, which are offered to enhance the drone performance, include; DJI Cinessd station, DJI Cinessd, DJI License keys, CrystalSky, DJI Focus, and Battery charging station.

DJI Inspire 2 is available to purchase online at the DJI store from £3,059.00.


You could create a storm with pictures taken from the next drone in this list

2. Yuneec Tornado H920 – £3,449

The Hexacopter Tornado H920 which is a multi-rotor aerial photography and videography drone, making it significantly easier for users to capture impressive photographs and video footage.

It is compatible with two camera options, one of which includes Panasonic GH4 and the

Yuneec Tornado H920

Yuneec Tornado H920

other is Yuneec’s CGO4 gimbal camera.

The CGO4 camera features a 3x optical zoom lens, 16-megapixel photos and a 4k-resolution video and distortion-free picture quality.

This also includes a carbon fiber frame, retractable landing gear, fail-safe folding arms, return-to-home, and auto landing capabilities.

The drone has been optimised for use in industrial and commercial environments, offering a 360-degree view.

The Tornado H920 is available to buy on Amazon for £3449.00.


The next drone lets you stream video in-flight

3. DJI Inspire 1 Pro Quadcopter – £3,355

For users who would like a drone that comes with the ability to include all modification into its expansion bay, this drone may just be for you.

The Inspire 1 Pro is fitted with a shell, controller, and battery in high-quality matte black. Also built with DJI’s  Micro Four Thirds camera, the Zenmuse X5, the device is

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Quadcopter

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Quadcopter

described as the ‘eagle eye.’

Key features of the device also include a ready-to-fly aerial system, which DJI says is inspired by high-end film making equipment.

A ‘follow me’ feature is included to allow users to track their mobile device, with the option of an HDMI output through its transmitter.

The device can be tracked and operated with an app, and also works with solo gimbal, which is offered as an optional feature.

The Inspire 1 Pro Quadcopter is available to purchase online, such as Amazon and is priced at £3355.71.


Next up is a drone perfectly suited for videography


4. Faucon’s Drone Lifter Series – £5,590

Mainly intended for videography use, the Faucon drone includes a highly advanced stability system with an air-frame which is highly shock resistant.

It also includes retractable landing gear that is made of carbon fiber, which enables its shock resistance and also makes it close to weightless.

This drone, in particular, is one of the most suited Remote Control (RC) drones in the drone flights market and is used by a number of quadcopter professionals around the world.

The Drone Lifter is available for purchase online at £5590.19.


Next drone on the list is described as the ‘eagle eye.’


5. Freefly Systems ALTA UAV Drone – £13,981

Freefly’s latest release of the ALTA UAV drone comes with added features such as the ability to fold up tightly for the benefit of travel users.

The ALTA 8 edition includes eight motors and props, providing a much better lifting power than the previous ALTA drone. The latest device carries up to 20lbs vs the original ALTA’s 15lb limit.

Freefly Systems ALTA UAV Drone

Freefly Systems ALTA UAV Drone

The ALTA 8 is also built-in with a ready-to-fly system but uniquely includes a multi-rotor, pelican case, a quick release top handle, inverted landing gear for top mounting drone and the Freefly ALTA app which is available for download to work combined with the use of the drone.

The ALTA 8 is sold fully assembled and includes all necessary tools and accessories needed when in use, such as a Quick release top handle, Inverted landing gear, FPV mount plate, cables to connect personal receivers or FPV system and other mechanical tools.

Freefly Systems ALTA UAV Drone is available to purchase on the Freefly website for £13981.46.




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