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14 VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) Hybrid Drones Available For Sale Today.

VTOL hybrid remotely piloted air systems (RPAS) have become increasingly popular over the past few years. For the past decade or so the majority of aerial platforms (drones) have been the ubiquitous quadcopters such as the DJI Phantom and Mavic series, Yuneec hexacopters and other similar setups.  Quadcopters are great in that they can takeoff…

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Drone Rental Programs (USA, Canada and the UK)

11 Places to Rent Drones (UAVS/RPAS) in the USA, Canada and UK.  One of the questions we often get through our blog and classifieds platform is “where can I rent a drone” or “what does it cost to rent drones?”. We’ve compiled a list of 10 different places you can rent drones and have included…

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Drones in Cold Weather: 11 Tips for Flying UAVs in Freezing Temperatures.

In many areas winter offers up stunning vistas for photographers. This is especially true for drone aerial photography! But flying in cold weather does come with some increased risks to both the drone and pilot.  Over the years we’ve experienced many of these first hand (remember, DroneTrader.com was started by commercial UAV pilots and drone…

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4 Drone Tethering Systems Worth Checking Out

Over the past few years there has been an uptick in UAV power tether systems coming to market. The concept is great: simply plug your drone into a ground based power pack with an extension cable that attaches to the drone and your UAV should be able to fly indefinitely.  Folks that are flying at…

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16 Incredible Uses for Drones You’ve Probably Never Thought Of…

[DroneTrader.com was started by professional UAV operators and drone shop owners that have been involved in the unmanned aerial vehicle business for close to a decade. Over the past few years we’ve come across some incredible folks in this industry. We wanted to share some of these stories with you in the hopes that they…

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Here are 14 Drone Insurance Providers for USA and Canada:

When flying a drone recreationally in both the USA and Canada it is recommended to have liability insurance in place when flying. Should your UAV (or RPAS as they are sometimes called) fall out of the sky and cause damage to people or property, you will want to ensure you are properly covered for both…

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Skylum AirMagic Drone Photo Enhancing Software: A Comprehensive Review

When we came across the AirMagic software a few weeks ago we were pretty skeptical. Most of these types of software are pretty basic in functionality and typically have lackluster results. Well, we were wrong this time! After using the software for the past few days we have been very impressed with the quality of…

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16 Cool Drone Apps and Software You Should Know About

Over the past decade drones have rapidly gone from ultra-niche to mainstream, and the technology shows no signs of slowing down. With the rise in popularity has come an increase in attention from software developers looking to add functionality to existing UAV platforms and ultimately sell apps and drone software to end users. We have…

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Search Used Drones by State or Province

Great news DroneTrader users! We’ve finally added the “Search by State” option (or “Search by Province” for our Canadian DroneTrader users) to the DroneTrader classifieds engine! This will allow users to search for all the second hand drones available in their state and province. We originally went with a search radius system where customers could…

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Are “Featured Ads” on DroneTrader Worth It?

To sell a used drone on DroneTrader.com is completely free. Simply go to “Post Ad“, fill out the details, add a few photos and click “Create Ad”. After you post your ad we do however offer a few options for customers to “upgrade” their ad. One of these options is a “Homepage Featured Ad”. What…

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Where to Buy and Sell Broken Drones

Although drones are becoming safer all the time crashes are almost inevitable, especially for first time flyers. The obstacle avoidance technology is getting better and better, however experienced users are still crashing as they often turn off the obstacle avoidance sensors to increase the agility and speed of their UAV or RPAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

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“How Much Should I Sell My Used Drone For On DroneTrader?”

Whether it is via our Facebook page or via email, we tend to get this question from sellers a lot. The market for second hand drones is quite new, and not everyone knows how to properly price their used drones. It is a bit of a tricky question, but after seeing many UAVs being bought…

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What you need to know about buying and selling drones on DroneTrader…

From time to time we get questions such as “How do I know that the seller I’m buying from is legitimate?” or “What is the safest form of payment to use when sending someone money for their drone?” These are valid and important questions that we would like to discuss in the following post.  First,…

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7 Places to Buy Refurbished Drones

DroneTrader is a great place for people looking to pick up a used drone or to sell off their old UAV. But some customers are looking for refurbished drones, not just used ones. A refurbished drone can be a great idea. Although typically more expensive than buying used, refurbished drones typically come with full manufacturers…

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Top 10 Drone Mapping Apps and Software (Updated September 2019)

Looking to do a basic elevation map of your farm to assess drainage patterns? Wanting to measure the volume of a gravel pile with your DJI Phantom? Needing to generate a detailed 3D model of a building using just a Mavic Pro? You will need two things: a drone, and some robust drone mapping apps…

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The Top 10 Passenger Drones and Drone Taxis (Updated February 2019)

One of the reasons we launched DroneTrader was to not only provide a listing service for used UAVs but to also one day have a platform ready where people can go to list their used manned passenger drones. We feel that the future of drones is not just for taking great aerial photos and gathering data. It’s also finally giving…

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Sell Your Used (or Broken) Drone For The Most Money: 8 Things To Consider.

Let me guess: you are looking for a little help to sell your used drone. Every time another UAV is released you want to have the latest and greatest. You crave the extra range, the bigger camera sensor, the fancy new obstacle avoidance system… Alternatively, you may have recently crashed your drone, and want (or need) a…

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Sell Used Drones

“Help Me Sell My Drone!”-Top 10 Sites to List Your Used Drones for Sale

“Where can I sell my drone?” It is a question many of you looking to upgrade to the latest technology might be asking… Over the past years the UAV market has gone from niche to mainstream, with many titans of industry now integrating drones into their everyday operations. With cutting edge technology comes a frequent upgrade…

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How to Sell A used Drone

How to Sell A Used Drone: Make Your Listing Stand Out

Looking to sell a used drone? When posting an ad on DroneTrader it is important to make sure your ad stands out, especially if your drone is one of many listed in a similar category. When selling a used drone there are three things you can do to help your listing stand out: #1. A sharp…

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Used Drone Listing Marketplace

Buying a used drone? 20 things you should check before you do.

The drone market has exploded in growth over the past few years. Manufacturers have had a fast product refresh cycle and subsequently there has been a rapid uptick in used and refurbished drones for sale. Inversely, there has also been an increase in people buying used drones.  People eager to upgrade to the latest and greatest…

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