CME GPS drone

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CME GPS drone

Battery Life

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Range

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Camera

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I know it looks small… but the CME GPS drone, well… actually is small.

However, that's why it's absolutely amazing that it has a1080p camera, GPS and can even follow you.

For what sacrifice? Basically well under $100.

There's really not much you can risk with this drone, but it has it's disadvantages. So read this article to figure things out yourself.

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What to look for in a camera drone

Image stability

A very important feat when choosing a camera drone, however always take note that you can stabilize the footage in post processing too, in programs like adobe premiere or even free ones.

CME does fly pretty steady, but the camera doesn't have any stabilization itself. The only thing you can do is stabilize the video in post processing.

You should look for the following in a drone if you want good image stability:

  • A 2 or preferably 3 axis gimbal is the best possible way to stabilize a camera. It's usually found in more expensive builds.
  • Electronic image stabilization. Drones like Parrot Bebop 2 or even the cheaper Tello have it.
  • Get yourself a GO Pro drone and use a very stable Action cam with electronic or optical image stabilization!

Battery Life

This is generally valid for any type of drone. How long it stays in the air is even more important for making sure you take a certain shot, usually with more expensive camera drones in professional setttings.

I generally recommend over 10 minutes of flight time for camera drones in case you want to take more calculated shots. But let's be real, the CME drone is basically a selfie drone with a pretty good camera, don't expect to do cinematic shots with it.

However, the battery life is quite nice for this range of price.

Drone GPS and stabile flight

You can take very nice shots with a drone that only has the previous items we've talked about, but if you want to be stress free… having a stable drone or GPS is the way to go.

The GPS of this drone does come with Return To home function, but to be real, you can only go a maximum of lets say about 50-100m of wifi range, so it's not like the GPS will help you a lot. 

But it's very good for flying steady and returning back home in case it has low battery.

Besides that, drones with GPS also come with useful functions like return to home and follow me, that can be super useful for saving time and money.

  • Drones with GPS
    • great for stability at higher altitudes and distances
    • Safer with RTH options and if battery is too low
  • Drones with Optical flow cameras
    • much cheaper
    • holds position pretty well under 20m height
    • can work indoors too
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Price and specs

The price is a very strong point of this drone, as there are better ones in my opinion, but you need to pay at least twice that amount.

A pretty impressive feature of this quadcopter is it's quite capable camera. A 1080p one that can be moved up or down before flying.

If this drone had slightly bigger range I would definitely pay more to have it. Maybe 5g wifi would do that?

 

Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 1080p
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushed
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 8
Flight Range: 50
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

When it comes to price, I'm not even sure how a drone like this could be even cheaper, but here's a timeframe of how the price evolved:

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Camera and app

The camera is what it is: a 1080p camera that can swivell up or down if you want to change the angle.

The signal is transmitted directly though your phone by wifi and you'll have to use the app that's available for both apple and android.

 

I think the app is quite well made, as it even has the ability to change the camera settings like brightness, contrast and things like that.

So, if you're willing to take your time beforehand you might be actually able to take some nice selfie and videos overall.

 

In case you want a picture sample, here it is compared with the DJI tello that is more expensive:

This last picture makes it look like a story where some old people moved from their crappy house to the city,lol.

CME Drone

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Flight functions

Think this drone only comes With simple Return to home? 

Think again!

It also has the following:

  • follow me (which basically follows the phone GPS)
  •  circle around me
  • waypoints
They are not very smooth so I don't really like using them in real life, but it's something fun to play with for sure.

 

The biggest disadvantage in my opinion is that the battery can't be removed, and that means you'll simply have to recharge it again when the quadcopter is out of it. I would have prefered to have it replaced so I can fly more.

8 Total Score
A GPS drone cheaper than you might expect

This might not be a long range quadcopter, but it still has GPS and it's pretty useful sometimes. The camera is also very high quality for the price and although it's controlled by phone it has a nice feeling to it.

Video Quality
8.5
Flight stability
8.5
Photo Quality
9.5
PROS
  • cheap gps drone
  • good camera
  • foldable design
  • flight modes
CONS
  • range is limited

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:

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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:

  1.  
  • 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 DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

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