We talk to lots of people who want to start flying but find it hard to know where to begin. So we've made step by step guides, based around the budget you want to spend and how hands-on you're keen to get.
These will tell you exactly what to buy and how to get started.
Level 1 - Cheap and fun. Mini drone under $300 and less than 10 minutes set up.
A great place to start, these drones are super fun indoors or in low wind conditions outdoors. Very easy to get setup and designed to be crazy durable to learn on with no prior experience needed. Check out our blog which covers some of the best ready to fly beginner kits. These make for a great gift or a first drone for someone looking to get into flying FPV (first person view).
Here are some beginner drones kits we would recommend:
Level 2 - Start Racing. Pre-built basic racing drone. About $700 - $950 and about an hour to set up.
A very versatile drone, suitable for any outdoor flying from FPV racing to freestyling and park flying. Decent parts for the price of the drone and almost all of the parts can up replaced or upgraded at a later stage as you learn and develop. These ones come totally pre-built, so no experience necessary, allowing you to start learning the ropes and having fun quickly! Read our blog that covers the best drone we recommend for park flying.
Level 3 - I want a challenge! Build your own racing drone. About $700 - $950 and about 1 day to get going.
We'll point you in the direction of some sweet parts and how to guides that will get you building yourself an awesome racer. This is the most fun, but you have to be willing to learn some new things like soldering and customising your drone's software. Check out our build guide for a SourceOne which covers everything you'll need and a video series on actually building and setting up the drone itself.
If you still have any questions, we'd love to hear from you whether by email, facebook, or even just a quick phone call to the shop. We also have a retail located in West Gosford, NSW so come in and say hello and we can guide you through what you need to get flying. We pride ourselves on being one of the few stores where you can call or come in-store and talk to a real and passionate drone expert instantly.