Reasons not to travel with a drone!

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I travel a lot, and I have been a big fan of photos and videos for many years.

The drone has been in my eye for a long time, but I finally gave up taking one with me on my trips. It is not a matter of budget or technology, but for many other reasons. In this article, I tell you why I do not travel with a drone.

1. A drone takes up space and weighs!

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If you already do photo and video with me, you know that your backpack quickly fills up with devices and accessories of all kinds!

So is there room for a drone in this whole mess?

With a minimum of organization and a bag a little bigger, I think I could fit a small drone like the DJI Mavic. It will also need to consider keeping a little room for batteries and remote control. With all its accessories, count between 1 and 1.3 kilos to add a drone to your bag. And again, it was because we chose the DJI Mavic. The drones of competitors are bigger and heavier, as are the older versions of DJI and its Phantom. So we have to compromise because we can not wear everything.

2. The legal aspect can be a pain!

In Europe, legislation on drones is beginning to be structured, and many rules are being put in place.

quadricopter shot over a beach in australiaMany countries have followed this route of laws and are sometimes much more severe than in Europe. For example, in Belgium a permit is required, even for a leisure flight, in Germany it is necessary to have an accurate insurance according to the region and Morocco, or Brazil confiscates the drones when entering the territory. Of course, we need to check his information because we are not specialists.

You will understand, you will not be able to do anything, anywhere with a drone. You even risk a confiscation at the border.

3. The drone shots do not represent what I see in real life!

I have to admit that drones make great shots. I recognize it without a problem, and I will even tell you more, I am sometimes jealous of the shootings made by some other bloggers travelers I greet in passing. Nevertheless, it disturbs me because ultimately the views taken by my drone will have been seen only by my drone itself and not by me.

4. The safety of drone flights!

I did some drone flights with a friend, and I think it takes a minimum of training to master the craft perfectly. It is essential when traveling because we often go to places.

A mini drone might be a better option for you on the long term if you travel a lot. Click here to find more!