Drones have taken over the market for the past decade as the top toy to have. However, the advantages to this machine go way beyond the enjoyment of a child. Many businesses, the military, and other professional organizations are finding these machines to be the perfect pathway to future efficiency. Let’s take a look at the different types of drones that are out there.


When you think of a drone, this is probably the first thing that comes to your mind. Quadcopters were the initial types of drones the were released to the public. These are headless models that can be flown in any direction the user wants. The four-corner square design allows for a propeller to accompany each corner. The drones come with rechargeable batteries and many have onboard camera attachments so you can film your drone’s flight.

GPS Drones

These drones can be preprogrammed to identify their location and return to a docking station. The GPS drone uses a satellite signal to identify its location. If the battery gets low or the controller goes out of range, the GPS drone will return to its point of takeoff. This type of drone helps to ensure the owner doesn’t lose it.

Helicopter Drones 

These have to be one of the coolest looking drones on the market. Helicopter drones are setup just like helicopters, with one rotor instead of four rotors like many other drones. These are ideal for staying in the air for long period of times. Unlike the quadcopters, these do have a forward head direction that you will need to steer and they aren’t as agile as the other types of drones.

Racing Drones 

The best racing drones are those that can travel about 40 to 60 miles per hour. These are extremely fun to play with but are more technical to use. They require their own radio connections as to avoid any interferences with other users. These drones are sleek and withstand wind impact very well.

Photography Drones 

While many drones allow you to install an onboard camera to take videos and stills, they are not typically the best quality. Photography drones are designed with HD quality in mind. The still images these drones produce are much better quality than you can get from a traditional drone.

These are designed to keep the built-in camera safe from weather, such as rain. They are meant to be easy to keep steady so clear pictures are capable of being taken by the user. Realize that the larger photography drones may require you to get a license to fly them. The smaller ones do not require a license, but may not have such as high-quality pictures as the bigger ones.

Delivery Drones 

These are being highly developed by Amazon to make their deliveries more streamline. Delivery drones allow for an anchor or basket attachment that can transport a few pounds over a reasonable distance. Some of the more prominent drones are being developed to handle up to thirty pounds of weight.