To summarize my UAV blog
are weapons. The UAVs for sale
offered on this site, and every other site, are rc helicopters with cameras, not real UAVs
. It seems like the word “UAV
” is turning out to be one of the best marketing gimmicks of all times! RC mini helicopters, tiny rc helicopters and palm size rc helicopters are usually too small to carry cameras or vide
o cameras. But all other kinds of remote control helicopters, regardless if they ar
e indoor rc helicopters or outdoor remote controlled helicopters usually have the ability to carry a camera or a video camera. Once an rc helicopter for sale has a camera attached to it, it becomes a “UAV
“. Some of these “UAVs
” are just rc toys for sale, and some are a more sophisticated hobby model flying rc helicopter for sale with a better overall quality, but do not confuse rc helicopters for sale with real UAVs for sale
. Every “UAV for sale
” on this page and on the market is just an rc helicopter for sale, real UAVs
are not for sale on consumer websites!
Originally the only kind of UAVs were military UAVs. But these days UAVs have become very popular, and include multiple kinds and categories of UAVs, like: rc UAVs, toy UAVs, hobby UAVs, commercial UAVs and professional UAVs, and they vary in quality and equipment from UAVs that are just toys, to real aircraft quality. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a Drone and referred to as a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. If a UAV does not have a camera or video capabilities it is not considered to be a real UAV. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. The typical launch and recovery method of an unmanned aircraft (UAV) is by the function of an automatic system or an external operator on the ground. Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed. UAVs are usually deployed for military and special operation applications, but also used in a small but growing number of civil applications, such as search and rescue, policing and firefighting, and nonmilitary security work, such as surveillance of pipelines or bridges. UAVs are often preferred for missions that are too “dull, dirty or dangerous” for manned aircraft. The toy and hobby industries went through an “earthquake” in 2005 when the first rc helicopters came on the market. Once the action moved up into the air, it was obvious that rc helicopters were the most exciting and most fun kind of toys, and the mini rc helicopters became hot and popular toys. From that moment onward, rc helicopters continued to EVOLVE in quality, precision and equipment. Moving from a remote control helicopter to a UAV was a natural step. Take a radio controlled helicopter, put a camera on it, and now it is a…UAV. The line between rc helicopters and UAVs is a thin line. Any rc helicopter with a camera or a video is in fact a UAV. UAVs appeal to the mass market as rc toys, and will no doubt continue to be the hottest toys forever, as nothing beats a flying helicopter with a video camera. What makes the UAVs so unique is the fact they come in so many shapes and sizes, and vary in quality from rc toys all the way to aircraft quality….real airplanes! And besides being very exciting and fun to fly toys, UAVs have so many useful practices. UAVs are and will be a very hot selling product forever!
I was in the toy manufacturing business for about 25 years. At a certain point it became obvious that the best selling category of toys is the rc toys, also known as remote control toys or radio control toys. Kids love rc cars, particularly rc stunt cars, but also rc boats, rc trucks, and of course rc airplanes. Flying an rc airplane is a lot more exciting than playing on the ground with an rc toy, but, it is still somewhat boring, similar to flying a kite that just sits there. When the rc helicopters came out in 2005, they came as a tsunami….The factories in China were not able to produce enough to supply the demand: mini rc helicopters, tiny rc helicopters, palm size rc helicopters, indoor rc helicopters and outdoor rc helicopters….it just went on and on. It was crystal clear that remote control helicopters and radio controlled helicopters are the next big thing…for a very long time. But who could imagine that the craze of flying rc toys, would turn into the “UAV craze”? All the toy factories in China need to do is attach a camera or a video camera to an rc helicopter, and this helicopter now becomes a UAV. The number of uses for UAVs is unimaginable and unlimited. First, just like the rc helicopters, the UAVs come in multiple sizes and shapes. Large UAVs, mini UAVs, outdoor UAVs, indoor UAVs, expensive UAVs, cheap UAVs, it just goes on and on. Now I tell my dog to fetch the newspaper, it is just a question of time before indoor tiny UAVs will be able to fetch and move things from one place to another inside a house. Just think of all the aerial photography opportunities the UAVs offer! Land surveys, agriculture use, search and rescue, spying and tracking movements, delivery of goods, and last but not least, just fun….As time goes by, the UAVs will be put to use more and more for commercial and professional use, but the largest sector using UAVs will always be the consumer market, UAVs are the ultimate toys!