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 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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Drone X Pro LIMITLESS 4 GPS 4K UHD Camera Drone for Adults with EVO Obstacle...
  • OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE & UPGRADED 2.5 MILE LONG FLIGHT RANGE: Finally fly worry-free! The obstacle avoider uses a laser to scan all...
  • GPS with AUTO RETURN HOME: LIMITLESS 4 has a Precise GPS System on-board which allows you to TRACK & RECORD your flight! A Map...
  • 30 MIN LONG FLIGHT TIME PER BATTERY: Equipped with a high capacity upgraded 5,000mAh battery providing 30 minutes of flight time...
  • 3-AXIS GIMBAL, 4K UHD RESOLUTION, EIS & ANTI-SHAKE: There's no denying that you absolutely NEED a drone equipped with a 3-axis...
  • FOLLOW ME MODE: Drop the remote--let the drone follow your every move as it automatically captures & records every moment on film....
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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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DJI Mini SE - Camera Drone with 3-Axis Gimbal, 2.7K Camera, GPS, 30-min Flight...
  • Light as a Smartphone - Weighing less than 0 55lbs / 249 grams, DJI Mini SE is roughly the same weight as the smartphone. In the...
  • Capture on the Go - The lightweight and powerful DJI Mini SE camera drone is the ideal for creators on the move. The...
  • More Time in the Sky - DJI Mini SE's weight allows it to stay in the air longer than similar consumer drones on the market. Enjoy...
  • Capture the Detail - DJI Mini SE supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K HD videos. A 3-axis motorized gimbal provides superior...
  • Upgraded Wind Resistance - DJI Mini SE can resist 29-38kph winds and take off at a max altitude of 4,000 meters, so your footage...
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DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo - Camera Drone with 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera, 5.1K...
  • Imaging Above Everything - With a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera, the sensor provides a 12.8-stop dynamic range that retains more...
  • 46 Minutes of Flight Time - Stay in the air longer and capture more with a breathtaking max flight time of 46 minutes. This lets...
  • Fly Safer - DJI Mavic 3 drone with camera is equipped with advanced Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing. This lets you fly...
  • Explore and Capture more - the DJI Mavic 3 drone offers a 15-kilometer max transmission range, which means you can fly farther to...
  • Smart Return to Home - With a new Advanced RTH system, Mavic 3 camera drone can return to its home point on a fast, safe, and...
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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...
SaleRANK NO. 8
Holy Stone HS710 Drones with Camera for Adults 4K, GPS FPV Foldable 5G...
  • [4K Camera with 5G FPV Transmission] HS710 is a camera drones for adults. The UHD 4K camera captures your wonderful moments with...
  • [Intelligent Flight Features] GPS drones for adults, multiple GPS functions such as Follow Me, Waypoint Flight, Tap Fly, and Point...
  • [Easy to fly] Altitude Hold makes the drone hover in the air without throttle control; Smart Return to Home and Emergency Stop...
  • [Triple Stability Guarantee] The GPS and GLONASS dual-mode global positioning system combined with Optical Flow Positioning keeps...
  • [Lasting and Powerful] It holds a position quite stable even in wind with the powerful Brushless Motors better than other...
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Holy Stone HS720 Foldable GPS Drone with 4K UHD Camera for Adults, Quadcopter...
  • 4K UHD Camera with Image Stabilization: The optimized full HD Camera built with Shock Absorption holder ensures shooting 3840 x...
  • GPS Assisted Intelligent Flight: Never lose the drone. It returns automatically whenever battery is low, signal is lost or you...
  • Configuration Upgrade: The 2 intelligent batteries works for 26 Mins/per battery for each charge; 52 Mins in total with 2...
  • Simple Operation: Equipped Multi Sensors guarantee hovering with great stability and high quality pics taken under different...
  • Considerate Controller: The control range of 2.4GHz transmitter reaches to 3000 feet high range; battery level and GPS signal...
SaleRANK NO. 10
aovo Drones with Camera for Adults 4K UHD, 60 Minutes Flight Time Quadcopter...
  • 【4K UHD Camera Drone】Experience breathtaking 4K Ultra HD picture (3840 x 2160) quality and 2.7K video for stunning clarity,...
  • 【IMPROVED 60 Minutes Flight Time】With a max battery life of 30 minutes, our drone is equipped with 2 batteries, granting 60...
  • 【Intelligent Flight with GPS Assisted】With the strong GPS positioning and a double stable system, aovo drone provides a very...
  • 【Easy and fun to fly】Equipped with functions like Auto Return, FPV, Follow Me, Tap Fly and One Key Take Off/Landing, our drone...
  • 【Customer Service】We promise a 30-day return or exchange and a 90-day free warranty. Customer service and support by email or...
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Ruko F11GIM Drones with Camera for Adults, 2-Axis Gimbal 4K EIS Camera, 2...
  • FLY LONGER: Ruko F11GIM drone with camera comes with two intelligent batteries, with an impressive battery life of up to 56...
  • EASY TO CARRY & FLY: It's easy to carry the drone everywhere with the high-quality sturdy carry bag. The advanced features...
  • SMART FLIGHT FEATURES: GPS smart features such as Gesture Shooting/ VR Mode/ Filter/ Follow Me/ Point of Interest/ Fly Around,...
  • HIGH-QUALITY 4K PERFORMANCE: This 4K drone is capable of 4K/30fps video and 4K pictures, offering higher-quality footable. The...
  • ONE TAP TO SHARE: The improved fly app offers a simple and intuitive user experience, you can share your adventure with just one...
SaleRANK NO. 12
AVIALOGIC Mini Drone with Camera for Kids, Remote Control Helicopter Toys Gifts...
  • 1080P HD FPV Camera Drone: Mini drone equipped with 90°manual adjustable 1080P HD Wi-Fi camera to take better aerial photos and...
  • Best Drone Toy for Kids: Fly this kids drone is magically simple, just tap the One Key Start/Landing button to start the fly;...
  • Safe Design & Long Flying Time: Features with low power alarm, emergency stop, and 4 propeller guards to ensure a safe flight of...
  • Multiple Fun Flights Mode and Voice Gesture Control: FPV drone can perform impressive 3D flip; Drawing a unique flight path on...
  • Advanced Flight Function: The kids drones have 3 control modes: remote controller/APP/voice control. Using the App can experience...

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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