A Consumer Drone is also known as personal or hobby drone. It is a form of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). These are designed for the mass market. The consumer drones market has a utility for both public as well as private sector. The drones have easy control features and can also fly vertically with the long and durable flight time that optimizes the power source. The consumer drones have the capacity to carry out more weight may also broad the array of activities to search, weather monitoring, surveillance, traffic monitoring, fire fighting, geographical mapping, agriculture along with the other delivery of services. The consumer drones are either controlled autonomously (via onboard computer) or may further be controlled by the remote control (ground or another vehicle) or based on the range which from large to small size. The Large-sized drones are used for the tactical missions which are motorized by the internal combustion engine.
According to study, “Global Consumer Drones Market Size study, by Product (Multi-Rotor, Nano, Other Product), by Application (Prosumer, Toy, Photogrammetry) and Regional Forecasts 2018-2025” some of the major companies that are currently working in the global consumer drones market are 3D Robotics Inc., Cheerson, Blade, AeroVironment, Inc. Eachine, JJRC, Hubsan, Aeryon Labs, Airware, Inc., AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., Dajiang Innovation Technology Inc. (DJI), Ascending Technologies GmbH, Draganfly Innovations, EHANG, Inc., Drone Deploy, Guangdong Syma Model Aircraft Industrial Co., Ltd., Guangdong Cheerson Hobby Technology Co., Ltd., GoPro, Inc., Hobbico, Inc., PrecisionHawk, senseFly/Parrot, Hubsan Technology Co., Ltd., Skycatch Inc., Shenzhen Zero UAV Tech. Co., TSHobby GAUI, Walkera, UDIRC Toys Industrial Co., Yuneec International.
Based on type, global consumer drone market is segmented into nano, multi-rotor and other product. Based on type of wing, market is divided into fixed wing, rotary wing and hybrid wing. Based on the technologies, the market is alienated into autonomous technology, semi-autonomous technology and remotely operated technology. Based on application, the market is breakdown into hobbyist or toys, prosumer and photogrammetry.
The market of global consumer drones is primarily driven by increasing adoption by photography enthusiasts, followed by rising disposable income of the individual, advancement & emergence of low-cost drones and ease of operation. Apart from benefits, existence of certain rules or regulations associated with drone, lack of proper training to fly drone and high costs are few of the restraining factors for market.
North America is the leading region due to increase in adoption of technology for new capturing & discovering new video, films, and the aerial photography. In the U.S. relaxation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the use of the drone for recreational & non-recreational purposes is also expected to have a considerable impact on the expansion of market. In addition, the European market is further expected to grow owing to the decrease in regulations & in increase in use of drones for the agricultural and the law enforcements. Further the Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness rise in demand of drones due to expansion in retail sector and the continuous initiatives supported by the government. In near future, it is anticipated that the global consumer drones market to reach at a fast pace due to supportive government initiatives and increase in investments in the industry.
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