The kids from 90’s have seen the transition through the time that had happened. We have lived through the time when flying paper plane and paper rocket was fun, was part of the creativity and the most wonderful thing is they were free. The toys we played with were mostly self-made and showcased the creativity within ourselves. Now, the world is changing, there are DIY stuffs available but the creativity is limited within the instruction manuals. It is free to assemble, empties our pocket to bring it home. The old paper plane now has been replaced by RC Drones.
Drones in typical language are the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is capable of flying from a remote control or control center for bigger and special purpose ones. Drones are available for many purposes, entertainment, for transferring loads, military purpose, spying etc. According to their purpose, comes their price. Some drones are commercially available whereas other are for special usage and out of normal users reach.
Top 10 Most Expensive Drones and Their Prices are as follows:
Top 10 commercially available drone and their prices as stated are given below. The availability of the drones might be different due to different rules and regulations followed by different countries.
- LanLan DJI S1000
DJI S1000 is perfect for the situation when you literally just want to take the drone out and fly. S1000 just has few steps to actually ready it for the flight. Take the drone out, lock the arms in place and turn the power on. It weighs 4kg only and has max takeoff weight of 11kg which gives you a clear idea about how powerful the drone is. It is liked by both who likes flying for fun and professionals who actually have the use of the drone’s stability and amazingly stable camera.
The DJI S1000 is priced at $1,500 which is pretty fair for what else we have in the list. It sits at number 10 in our list.
- DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro is equipped with 2 ultrasonic range finders with vison sensors to eagerly detect obstacles and give it an obstacle free flight and a spectacular aerial view. It is designed with 5 cameras though it is compact and foldable for the convenience of portability and use. It can be operated over 7km range with FCC-compliant remote. Mavic Pro has sharp focusing camera and amazing stability which gives the flying experience a please to eyes.
It is priced at $1,900 which is still in affordable range and at number 9 in our list.
- DJI Inspire 1 Pro
At number 8 sits DJI Inspire 1 Pro, one of the smallest and easiest filmmaking platforms for a drone. Whatever you are planning on to do with the cameras of DJI Inspire, you are sure to have amazing quality and stability delivered. The cameras on the drone are smallest of its kind, the Zenmuse X5 and X5R made specially for the aerial captures and with 16MP raw capturing capability. You have wireless control over the aperture, focus of the cameras and they come with choices of lens too. The price is relatively fair for what it has to offer at $3,400.
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- Yuneec Tornado H900
You get a flight time of 24 minutes with the full charge but its enough to reach the flight altitude of 4000m and horizontal speed of 47 mph. Almost after 2 decades of research and development, the drone it brought to the market built uniquely for the photography and videography with the ease of operation and stability thanks to its 4 modes of flight, Smart, Angle, Throttle and home modes. It never disappoints the user with the quality of work it provides. Priced at $3,500 it is placed at number 7.
Ouku Unique OEM DJI Inspire 1
This drone is pretty light weight and has all the features you would want in a drone. You can be up and ready to fly in almost no time. Its carbon-fiber arms provide the rigidity and maneuverability required to have a stable flight and high-end camera actions. The drone has been put with awesome features which justify the price of $3,600. It is at number 6 in our list.
DJI CP BX 000198 Professional Drone
Being developed version of Inspire 1, the cameras are equipped with more features for awesome filmmaking. The Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras are capable of recording 5.2Kin cinemadng raw. It has the top speed of 67 mph. DJI Drones have self-heating and dual battery system to keep it running in any conditions. It is designed specially for filmmaking and is priced at $4,000 which is not bad compared to what output it delivers.
This Drone is ranked number 5 in our list.
DJI Inspire RAW
Sitting on number 4 is another superb drone with amazing camera, DJI Inspire Raw designed and engineered specially for amazing photography and videography. The drone is designed with foot under its propellers which retract during flight. It has full 360 degree view and 3-axis gimbal to hold the camera steady despite whatever maneuver the drone is making. It comes with 2 transmitters for very experienced drone pilots to operate. One is for the operation of camera and other for the drone. The price sits at $5,400 which is again affordable if you are into a serious business.
Faucon’s Drone Lifter Series V1.0 Octocopter
At number 3, Faucon’s drone from lifter series v1.0 is drone made not for sports but rather designed for videography, SAR and commercial-type use in some hard and challenging environments. The testing for the drone has also been rigorous and harsh. This Faucon model flies with 8 propellers, two per arms, hence the name octocopter. It has wide range of spare parts and the availability of the parts is also great. This is the toughest drone on the market presently and comes with a price of $6,995.
AZ 4K UHD Camera Drone
Coming at 2nd is another drone made completely for professional drone pilots as the newbies cannot get a hang of the controls because of the huge frame. It is equipped with built-in 4K UHD camera secured and stabilized using duralumin for the arms and giving stability during sudden changes. It has a max payload of 20kg which is highest a drone can offer currently. The drone is intended solely for the professional photographers and videographers who also have to be an experienced drone pilot. Offering price for the drone is $9,000 which is on the heavier side but with the budgets and quality of films being made currently, it is a good investment to make.
Freefly Alta 8/8 Rotor Aerial Drone UAV Optimized
All hail the almighty of the drones sitting at 1st position is Freefly Alta 8. If you are serious about you results with having big budget, you will just not want to moss this drone. With the ability of loading gears in and out of this system in no time, and providing a payload of 20lbs, it is one of its kind drones. You can mount MOVI on top. It can hold its position on the most difficult situations thanks to its swan-neck design, carbon booms and proprietary carbon propellers. The flight is controlled with SYNAPSE Flight Controller with the ease of loading and unloading the equipment. This drone offers much more than any other drone can offer and over a wide range. Hence the price point is fixed at $17,495.
Hence, these are the top 10 most expensive drones that you can buy at present. Although all these drones are focused on cameras, there is a separate segment for other purpose drones with costs way more than a normal person can afford.