In recent times there has been a lot of talk about drones. But what exactly are these drones? How many types are there? And, again, what are the rules that the law imposes for their use on Italian territory?

If you take a few minutes of your time, I will try to explain it to you and advise you which drone is best suited to your needs, if you want to buy one.

Here we had listed out the latest and advanced quality drones that are listed below.

RANK NO. 1
DJI Mini 2 – Ultralight and Foldable Drone Quadcopter, 3-Axis Gimbal with 4K...
  • 【PACK LIGHT, FLY FREE】: at less than 249 g, it weighs about as much as an apple and fits in the palm of your hand. compact and...
  • 【3-AXIS GIMBAL WITH 4K CAMERA】: a 12mp camera in the sky delivers content guaranteed to impress. along with 4k/30fps video and...
  • 【OCUSYNC 2.0 VIDEO TRANSMISSION】: mini 2 supports up to 10km of hd video transmission and has excellent anti-interference...
  • 【POWERFUL PERFORMANCE】: with a max battery life of 31 minutes, dji mini 2 grants more than enough time to compose the perfect...
  • 【4X ZOOM】: there’s no need to get so close for your dream shot. 4x digital zoom makes it safer and more convenient when...
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DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo - Drone with 3-Axis Gimbal Camera, 5.4K Video, 1-Inch...
  • 【1-INCH IMAGE SENSOR】Equipped with a 1-inch image sensor and large 2.4μm pixels, DJI Air 2S is capable of 5.4K/30fps and...
  • 【MASTERSHOTS】The next evolution of QuickShots, MasterShots is an advanced intelligent feature that gives users the best shots...
  • 【THE CENTER OF ATTENTION】FocusTrack features Spotlight 2.0, ActiveTrack 4.0, and Point of Interest 3.0, making it a breeze for...
  • 【ONE BILLION COLORS】The 10-bit Dlog-M color profile can record up to one billion colors while retaining all the little details...
  • 【7.5 MILES MAX VIDEO TRANSMISSION】DJI Air 2S features DJI's most advanced O3 (OcuSync 3.0) image transmission technology,...
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Holy Stone GPS Drone with 1080P HD Camera FPV Live Video for Adults and Kids,...
  • GPS Auto Return: Equipped with GPS Location, the drone can memorize the “HOME” point and return automatically whenever the...
  • Intelligent Features: You may set a Customer Flight Path at your will or instruct the drone to Follow You automatically.
  • Upgraded Configuration: The carrying bag makes it convenient to take the drone out; 2 Modular Batteries prolong flight time to 26...
  • 1080P HD FPV Camera: The HS110G drone with 1080P HD camera can record images and voice at the same time. And you may share them on...
  • Easy for Beginners: The latest Altitude Control System enable stable flight. There are considerate icon on the Controller and App...
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Ruko Drones with Camera for Adults 4k, 40 Mins Flight Time, Foldable FPV GPS...
  • 【𝟗𝟎° 𝐀𝐝𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝟒𝐊 𝐔𝐇𝐃 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚】4K camera with...
  • 【𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞】An intelligent flight battery...
  • 【𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞】Auto return home includes three modes which...
  • 【𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐅𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧...
  • 【𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 & 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 & 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞】The drone comes with a...
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SYMA X600W Foldable Drone with 1080P HD FPV Camera for Adults, RC Quadcopter for...
  • 1080P HD Camera & WiFi FPV Live Video: 1080P HD Camera allows you to capture high-quality video and clear aerial photos. You can...
  • Smart SYMA APP Control: You can control the FPV drone not only by remote control but by SYMA APP. Connect the SYMA APP easily by...
  • Designed for Recording and Photography: With altitude hold and stable hover flight, this aircraft supports to hold its position at...
  • Friendly for Beginners: It’s easy to control SYMA X600W, just press the key Takeoff/Landing to start or land. And Headless Mode...
  • Safe and Long Flight Time: Features with 4 propeller guards to ensure a safe flight, and 2 rechargeable and powerful batteries...
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Holy Stone HS260 Drone for Kids Adults with 1080P HD Camera Adjustable, Foldable...
  • 【FHD 1080P Camera 】HS260 drone records every memorable moment of your life. Its wifi camera supports remote control of 90° up...
  • 【Share Fun with You】FPV drone capturing this impressive footage during flight, it is possible to share it instantly with your...
  • 【Beginner Friendly】 Optical Flow Positioning fixed point height, and it can shoot more easily and steadily. Equipped with an...
  • 【More Features in APP Control】 HS260 drone could be controlled by remote and App. There 4 main highlight features in APP...
  • 【Gesture Activate Shooting】 Free up your hands to catch a moment and get together to take group photos and videos.
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DEERC Drone with Camera 2K HD FPV Live Video 2 Batteries and Carrying Case, RC...
  • User-Friendly: D10 is extremely user-friendly that comes with one key start/landing, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Speed...
  • Farther and Clearer: This drone provides smooth FPV transmission within a range of up to 80m. You can capture and record 2K HD...
  • Considerate Design: D10 drone can be folded up into a compact and portable shape, fit easily into a backpack, perfect to take it...
  • Advance Features: Waypoints flying is the newest technology that by drawing a flight course on your smartphone, the drone will fly...
  • Intelligent Control: You can control the drone through the built-in G-sensor, adjusting the vertical and horizontal of on...
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Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video 120°Wide-Angle...
  • 1080P FOV 120° HD FPV Camera: You can capture memorable moments with distortion-free and view images on your phone from the...
  • Altitude hold: When you focus on shooting images, you may set your hands off the joystick and the drone still suspend in mid-air...
  • Headless Mode: The pilot will feel easier to control, especially when the drone is out of sight, under headless mode while the...
  • Mobile Control: Through the APP, multiple functions, Voice Control, Gestures Control, Trajectory Flight and Gravity Sensor Control...
  • 2 Modular Battries: 2 batteries can support a 20 Minutes flight which makes it easy to replace battery and safe to charge battery.
RANK NO. 9
DJI Mavic Air 2 - Drone Quadcopter UAV with 48MP Camera 4K Video 8K Hyperlapse...
  • 【UP YOUR GAME】: The Mavic Air 2 camera drone takes power and portability to the next level. It combines a powerful camera with...
  • 【NEXT-LEVEL CONTENT】: Capture impressive 48MP photos with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor while the 3-axis gimbal provides 4K/60fps...
  • 【IMPROVED FLIGHT】: An impressive flight time of up to 34 minutes allows you to pull off epic, fast-paced shots. Obstacle...
  • 【INTELLIGENT TRACKING】: Mavic Air 2 features intuitive shooting functions that make aerial photography easier than ever....
  • 【APP COMPATIBILITY】: The DJI Fly app requires iOS v10.0, Android v6.0, or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone (11 Pro...
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Potensic P4 Foldable Drone with Camera for Adults Beginners, FPV 1080P HD WiFi...
  • FPV 1080P HD Camera Drone: you can view farther and clear scenery with WiFi real time transmission by First Person View (camera...
  • Outstanding 40 Minutes Flying Time: Potensic P4 is equipped with 2021 upgraded batteries to extend flight time to double. Enjoy...
  • Abundant Functions, Funny Flight: You can easily remote control drone to any directions under phone gravity-sensor control mode....
  • Easy to Control for Beginners: Features 3 djustable speeds, Headless mode, One-key Start and Landing, Emergency Stop, Low-battery...
  • Compact Foldable Drone: With stylish foldable design, it's easy to carry around anywhere. It is 5.43x3.35x1.97 inch mini size...
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Holy Stone GPS Drone with 4K Camera for Adults - HS175D RC Quadcopter with Auto...
  • 4K Ultra Clear Camera: 4K camera with 110° wide-angle and 90° adjustable provides a high resolution picture, enable to capture a...
  • GPS Auto Return: GPS assisted flight, it can perform automatically return home when the drone lost signal, out of range or low...
  • Better Flight Experience: 2 batteries give you up to 46 minutes flight experience. And functions like Altitude Hold, Optical Flow,...
  • Considerate Design: This drone comes with a carrying case, and the foldable fuselage design allows it easy to store and more...
  • More Intelligent Functions: This drone can trace and follow you automatically, flying along a path you set, or fly around a point...
SaleRANK NO. 12
Ruko F11 Pro Drones with Camera for Adults 4K UHD Camera Live Video 30 Mins...
  • 【𝟒𝐊 𝐔𝐇𝐃 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚】Experience splendid 4k Ultra HD picture quality and 2.9k video for stunning...
  • 【3𝟎 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞】Equipped with one upgraded 2500mAh intelligent battery...
  • 【𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐮𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐅𝐥𝐲】It comes with beginner...
  • 【𝐆𝐏𝐒 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐄𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐅𝐥𝐲...
  • 【𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞】 Ruko promises 30...

How to Choose a Drone?

How and When to Use Drones 

Before analyzing the characteristics of the drones and finding out which ones are most suitable for you, let’s try to understand what are the rules that ENAC, the National Civil Aviation Authority, provides for the use of these means.

Well yes! If you think of buying a drone, take it out of the box and let it roam freely in your city – perhaps making video footage here and there – you’re wrong! The use of drones is governed by stringent rules that must be respected slavishly.

If you do not comply with these rules, you will face the payment of very high fines and, above all, you risk causing accidents to people or things. If you don’t want to take unnecessary risks, respect these rules.

  • Recreational or Professional Purpose – drones can be used for recreational purposes (e.g. in model airfields) or professional goals. Drones intended for recreational use do not require authorizations from ENAC to be used and must not be registered in the national register (i.e. on the D-Flight website). Drones intended for professional use, on the other hand, must be logged in the National Register and can be used only upon presentation of a specific declaration (if used for non-critical operations) or after obtaining a special authorization (if used for critical services). Also, to use drones in the professional field you must get a certificate from ENAC (which requires participation in paid theoretical and practical courses), you must ensure the vehicle and certify it at a suitable company. For some particular airspace, then, clearance to the occupation of the air is necessary.
  • Flight Rules– flight operations performed outside the model airfields are classified as critical and non-critical. Technicalities aside, we can say that it is NOT possible to fly drones over people’s heads; near urban agglomerations, near telecommunications or electricity supply infrastructures and in other areas considered sensitive. These rules always apply, even in the event of a drone failure or malfunction. Also, it must be emphasized that for most flight operations (i.e. non-critical operations) the visual flight mode (VLOS or EVLOS) is required, even for landing. Therefore the vehicle must be brought back to the ground seeing it person, without using cameras or other devices mounted on it. The usable flight space provides a maximum altitude of 70 meters and 500 meters away from the pilot. If the pilot has a model aircraft certificate issued by the Aero Club of Italy, the maximum altitude rises to 150 meters.
  • Weight Limits – drones are also classified by their weight. To pilot a professional drone with a load of 2-25 kg, you need a certificate issued by an ENAC-authorized Training Center and a LAPL medical certificate (Light aircraft pilot license) issued by an authorized doctor. Flight operations carried out by drones weighing 2 kg, or less are always considered non-critical (as long as they respect the characteristics of harmlessnessdictated by ENAC). Drones weighing less than 300 grams, have a maximum speed of 60 km/hour and recognize the symptoms of harmlessness foreseen by ENAC can also be used in the city (provided they do not fly over people’s heads) and do not require the certificate even if used for professional purposes.

These are just some of the points of the (controversial) ENAC regulation concerning the use of drones. To learn more and learn more about all the aspects relating to the use of these vehicles, consult the FAQ section of the ENAC website, the document containing the regulation on remotely piloted aircraft and the ENAC website page which contains all the latest regulations—related to drones.

Note: the rules relating to the use of remotely piloted systems are subject to changes and additions. To stay up to date on the topic, consult the ENAC website from time to time and follow some site or blog dedicated exclusively to drones.

How to Choose a Drone

Without a little clarity on the ENAC regulation on the use of drones, we can move on to the features to be taken into consideration before buying a vehicle of this type.

  • Dimensions and Weight – as already said, drones differ in their weight and size. My advice is to start with a tiny and very cheap drone, maybe a mini-drone, so that you can practice flying at home (or in the courtyard) and not risk destroying a device that knows who knows how much money. Many drones, in the event of an accident, can be repaired thanks to special kits that can be purchased online. Still, for cheaper drones, the game is usually not worth the candle (instead, protect the vehicle adequately during the first flights).
  • Autonomy – this is one of the sore points of drones. Most drones suitable for non-professional use have freedom of 10-30 minutes per charge. My advice is to buy a drone equipped with an interchangeable battery. In this way, you can take spare batteries with you and get greater autonomy. Keep in mind the fact that a more powerful battery (therefore with a higher amperage) also equates to a greater weight of the cell, and hence of the drone. Also find out about battery charging times, which can be very long.
  • Maximum Height and Distance – taking into account the above ENAC regulations, before purchasing a drone, also check the height and the maximum length that it can reach during flight operations.
  • Control System – drones can be controlled via Bluetooth (in this case they have a range of 10-20 meters), via Wi-Fi network (with a maximum range of 50 meters) or via radio frequency (with a maximum distance that can vary from model to model). To control them via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, individual smartphone apps can also be used. For drones that have a range of over 50 meters, GPS support can be useful, thanks to which the vehicle can use satellite coordinates to find your way around and easily reach your destination. Features that can be useful when you are a beginner with drones, however, are the automatic management of take-off and landing and the mechanical maintenance of the height in flight.
  • Camera Support– the use of drones to take photos and aerial shots is continually growing. If you are interested in solutions of this type, check the type of digital camera integrated with the drone, the resolution of photos and videos that the device can achieve (e.g. VGA, Full HD or 4K) and the type of stabilization applied to the image. The more advanced drones, in addition to having a camera stabilization system (a sort of plate with shock absorbers that absorb vibrations), have an instrument called Gimbal that keeps the camera aligned on its axis, thus ensuring maximum stability of the images obtained. Drones with FPV (First Person View) function allow you to see the photos they are shooting in real-time. The more advanced drones also allow
  • Stunts – many drones are programmed to perform tricks in flight. If you are interested in this feature, inquire about the type of tricks supported by the drone you intend to buy.
  • Gps – Gps –equipped drones can intelligently understand where they are and where to go. They also can follow the user automatically.
  • Led – some drones are equipped with LED lights that increase visibility and make their stunts more spectacular.
  • Accessories – before buying a drone, you might also want to take a look at their accessories. Some toy drones, for example, can be customized by adding pliers or cannons to challenge friends’ drones.
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