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Why are drones so popular and what does the future of drones look like?

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their versatility, ease of use, and affordability for both consumer and professional grade drones. Here are some of the reasons why drones are so popular:

Drone Photography of Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral

Aerial Photography and Videography

Drones are capable of capturing stunning aerial footage and photographs that were once only possible with expensive helicopters or airplanes. This has opened up new possibilities in industries such as real estate, film and television production, and surveying.

Quary Survey in Edinburgh
Quarry Survey

Commercial Applications

Drones can be used for a variety of commercial applications, such as delivering packages, monitoring crops, inspecting infrastructure, and even search and rescue operations.

FPV Racing Drone
FPV Racing Drone


Drones are also popular among hobbyists who enjoy flying and taking aerial photographs or videos.

Black Hornet Drone for Army
Black Hornet Drone

Military Applications

Drones are widely used by militaries around the world for reconnaissance, surveillance, and targeted strikes.


As for the future of drones, it is expected that they will continue to play an increasingly important role in various industries and will soon become the 'norm'. Some potential developments that we may see in the coming years;

Improved Battery Life

Longer battery life will enable drones to stay in the air for longer periods of time, increasing their range and ability to complete more complex tasks.

Autonomous Flight

Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning could make it possible for drones to fly autonomously, without requiring human intervention.

Increased Payload Capacity

Drones may become capable of carrying heavier payloads, allowing them to deliver larger packages, become a modern taxi drone service or perform more complex tasks.

Improved Safety

Safety features such as collision avoidance systems and parachute deployment could reduce the risk of accidents and make drones safer to operate.

The future of drones is likely to be characterized by continued innovation and the development of new applications in various industries.


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