Christmas 2018 – The most epic drone crashes

It's 2018 and it seems that more and more people are buying drones for their kids for Christmas. You know what that means!
Paul Archer
Chief Gator

Naughty and curious kids always destroy their Christmas Toys in a matter of days.

It’s pretty much a general rule of thumb when it comes to experimenting with fragile new things that can be thrown or chewed. 

This year, millions of drone have been bought just to satisfy some kids or husband wish to fly. Most thought it would be easy and that they have the upper hand… but failed miserably.

Charshes on youtube

TIP: Watch a video or two online that teach you how to fly drones and then check the manual carefully.Flying drones is hard, don’t think you’ll handle just because you’ve flown an RC car last Christmas without crashing too bad.

Here’s a few of those fails from only this Christmas.

Seems like Jeff got a cool new Quadcopter this year. He’s showing off in front of his wife and doesn’t have a care in the world, his skills are impressive and he’s flying smooth. 

That until he goes out of the control area for the drone and he loses it. His wife’s reaction is really understanding but you can tell by his voice that he’s really disappointed.

Let’s blow $1,000 in under a minute

This guy just had some bad luck… or didn’t prepare properly( propellers pun).I would never fly my expensive new drone over a lake but you have to admit the splash at the end was really something

Here are a few other articles you may be interested in, and maybe try flying a drone yourself!

When did this huge tree grow in the way of my new drone? Jeez

A fabulous example of man vs machine vs nature. Spoiler: Nature wins

Dog vs Drone

I don’t know what those people thought when doing that but they deserve it. I hope that dog likes plastic for food.

Lucky save by the net but he still got wet

Well, at least the drone is safe and sound… and this winter was pretty hot, so a bath was well received this time.

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:


1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

types of drones

2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.


How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

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