Are you one of the many budding drone enthusiasts? If you are then you have landed at the right place. Drones have seen an upward trajectory in demand over the past few years. They are no longer just used by the select few in the society for professional purposes. Now, you can grab one of the best drones purely for recreational purposes. Speaking of the best drones, some of these drones do not come cheap as you are about to find out. We take an in-depth look at some of the most expensive drones of 2017.
1. Lockheed Martin Indago ($25,000)
The Lockheed Indago is priced at $25,000 and weighs just above 4.9 pounds. This drone can carry weights of not more than 0.44 pounds and has a flight duration of about 45 minutes. It is estimated to fly up to a height of 500 feet with a flight range of 1.2 miles. The average speed for this drone is about 45 mph and has a powerful in-built camera that can capture high quality HD videos and images. It is mainly used by the military for their covert operations.
2. Multirotor G$ Surveying Drone ($25420)
With an average weight of about 6 pounds, this powerful multi rotor drone was built for one specific purpose: surveillance. It can fly up to a height of about 500 feet in the air and has an estimated horizontal speed of 19mph. It also comes with a flight range of about 1.8 miles which is decent for a drone its value. This drone costs $25,420.
3. Multirotor G4 Eagle ($28,260)
This is one of the largest multirotor drones and weighs up to 5.5 pounds in weight. It can support additional weight of up to 5.5 pounds and can be used for several purposes. With a flight time of about 30 minutes, the drone can attain speeds of up to 37 mph and has a flight range of 1.2 miles. It comes with a powerful in-built camera and can also support additional cameras on its frame depending on the purpose of the flight. This drone is priced at $28,260.
4. Multirotor Eagle V2 + FreeFly MoVI M5 ($33,940)
This drone is one of the many heavy drones of 2017 priced at $33,940. It weighs about 9.9 pounds in weight and can carry additional weight of about 5 pounds. It only has a flight time of about 10 minutes and can sustain speeds of up to 36 mph. the Eagle V2 has a flight range of 0.6. miles. It does not come with an in-built camera but a camera can be attached. While it lacks some of the basic features, this drone is quite pricey.
5. Multirotor G4 Eagle V2 cargo ($35,360)
This drone is not only pricy but it is also powerful and it is mainly used for carrying loads in the sky. It has a flight range of about 1.2 miles and a flight time of about 30 minutes. The drone is designed with a cargo gimbal that can hold cargo of up to 4 pounds in weight. There is no in-built camera but one can be attached to it. It costs a whopping $35,360.
6. AEE F50 ($37,000)
The AEE F50 is a powerful drone that weighs about 4.4 pounds. It has an in-built camera that is arguably one of the best there is in the market. It is pricey owing to the fact that it has a flight range of about 12 miles and a flight time of 40 minutes. With a flight altitude of 2952 feet, you can be sure to capture some of the best images from high up in the sky. It costs $37,000.
7. Sci.Aero Cyberquad ($37,000)
Weighing just about 4 pounds, the Sci.Aero is not the heaviest in the market. However, it has an average speed of about 37 mph and operates at 1640 feet high. With a flight time of 25 minutes, this drone is mainly used for photography, mapping, surveillance and public safety. It goes for $37,000.
8. AEE F100 ($58,000)
This is among the heaviest drones weighing about 13 pounds in weight. It can fly as fast as 65 mph and can sustain flight for up to 70 minutes. It has very powerful in-built cameras that can capture high quality images and videos from as high up as 4,921 feet. No wonder it costs $58,000.
9. XactSense Titan ($120,000)
The Titan, as it is famously known is one of the most expensive drones. It has a flight range of 9.9 miles and can sustain flight for up to 30 minutes non-stop. It is known to carry loads of up to 50 pounds which is why it is used for a variety of purposes. It does not come with an in-built camera but the price? It costs $120,000.