A few years ago, when I heard drones were deployed by the U.S army to some part of the world; I use to think drones were some specially trained secret agents with advanced technology. lol
Now I know better…
In 2015, the United Arab Emirate kick-started an annual international competition and award tagged “Drone for Good”.
This competition enables technology companies from all part of the world to showcase their ideas on how technologies behind civilian drones can be transformed into practical solutions to improve human lives.
At this point, you might want to know…
What Exactly is a Drone?
A drone is an aircraft which can be remotely controlled via radio signals or autonomously by onboard sensors.
A drone is formally known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Unnamed Aerial System (UAS). It can be fully controlled, semi-autonomous, or autonomous.
Different models of drones have been created for different uses and capabilities. For example, Loon Copter which won the “Drone for Good” award in 2015 has aerial flight, on-water surface operation, and underwater operation capabilities.
Uses of Drones
Drones are used for a whole lot of things that one could write a book on the uses of drones. Here’s a list of few of the most important uses.
- Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Cargo Delivery
- Search and Rescue
- Law Enforcement
- Film Making
- Military Uses
- Scientific Research
- Disaster Relief
Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is a drone?
The speed of a drone depends on several factors. It depends on the battery, size of the device, rotors, wind direction, and direction you’re moving your device.
For example, your device will be faster when you’re moving it on a straight line than when you’re moving it up a mountain.
How high can a drone fly?
The maximum height of flight depends on some factors like battery life, radio range, video range, and legal flight range.
As a Nigerian, you might be wondering what legal flight range means.
Well, in countries like the US, the government is working on creating laws to guide drone users; so that owners don’t invade the privacy of others.
How long can a drone fly?
You probably don’t know this, but drones don’t fly for as long as you might be imagining.
Those with small multi rotors fly for 10 – 15 minutes while those with bigger multi-rotors fly for 20 – 40 minutes or even 1 hour.
Where to Buy Cheap Drones in Nigeria
Drones can be purchased in Nigeria on Konga, a famous and trusted online store in the country.
Choose any model of your choice here and pay online or when it is delivered to your doorstep.
Models and Prices of Drones in Nigeria
Below is a list of drones in Nigeria and their prices.
- Parrot Bebop Drone – ₦295,000
- DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone – ₦280,000
- DJI Phantom 3 4K Drone – ₦375,000
- DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Drone – ₦375,000
- Typhoon Q500 4K Drone – ₦423,500
- 3 Professional RC Drone QuadCopter 2 Battery COMBO W/ GPS 4K Camera – ₦560,000
- DJI Phantom 3 Advanced with Extra Battery and Phantom Backpack – ₦715,511
- DJI Phantom 3 Professional RC Drone QuadCopter 2 Battery COMBO W/ GPS 4K Camera – ₦550,500
- DJI Phantom 4 Drone – ₦670,000
- Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone+4k UHD Video+Film+Survellance Camera – ₦638,900
- Typhoon Q500 4K Pro Drone with Aluminum Case – ₦548,150
- Phantom 3 Professional Aerial Drones – ₦593,018
- Phantom 3 Drone – ₦569,000
- DJI Phantom 3 Professional with Extra Battery and Phantom Backpack – ₦995,339
- DJI – Inspire 1 V2.0 – ₦1,579,941
- DJI Inspire 1 Pro Drones – ₦1,720,000
Cheap Drones in Nigeria
- 2.4Ghz Aeroblade Drone Quadcopter – ₦15,050
- X4 -H107L- 4 Channel -2.4GHz RC Quadcopter – ₦15,050
- HT Fashion Quadcopter Drone with WIFI Camera (FPV) One key Return – ₦35,860
- Axis Gyto Remote Controlled Drone Quadcopter – JJRC JJ669 6CH 6 – ₦42,100
- Multicopter RC Drone with Quadcopter Radio Control – LH-X6 INTRUDER 6-Axis Gyro – ₦43,980
- Syma x5c Quadcopter Six Axis Flying Drone with HD Camera – ₦45,000
- Quadcopter Drone with Live Video and Automatic Return – ₦54,000