Tips from CoDA Training #6: Choosing your First Drone

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Hello, Nikki here with a fun tip from our recent Introduction to Drones and Archaeology Webinar with Sean Adams. Drone technology can be a useful addition to many archaeology projects, but if you are like me and have never flown one before, it can be daunting to invest in expensive technology. Sean’s recommendation for us novice pilots is to start with an inexpensive drone that will be less disappointing to crash. 

One option Sean suggested is the small copter-type drones that are meant to be flown indoors for leisure. They are inexpensive, but also tend to be more difficult to control than their pricier counterparts. Sean pointed out that the difficulty in flight control may actually be a good challenge for intensive pilot training!