Frequently Asked Questions About Drones
Currently, on our catalog, the cheapest drone you can rent is the DJI Mavic 3 for only 100 EUR a week. The DJI Matrice 300 RTK, including all necessary equipment, currently costs 1.800 EUR. The rental price always depends on the value of the product. On average, renting a drone is 40% cheaper than buying one.
Depending on the rental service, you may need a valid pilot’s license, proof of insurance, and/or a background check. Additionally, some rental services may require some experience flying drones. Drone-rental.com requires every pilot to have a valid EU A2 license. Expired or provisional licenses will not be accepted. And as for the insurance, we ask you to hold comprehensive general liability insurance (including product liability) during the rental period. Drone-Rental.com must receive a certificate of insurance before any equipment is shipped.
The minimum rental period is seven days, but you can rent a drone or a drone fleet for as long as you need. You can only book up to a week before your required rental period starts. That way, we secure that the drone or equipment gets to you in time, and the rental period only starts when you have received the products. You need to return the devices latest on the last day of your rental period by postal service. You can find your return labels already in the shipment. So please keep them for the return.
In the case of a breakdown or mechanical difficulties, please inform us about it. Our customer support will get back to you as quickly as possible. You must hold comprehensive general liability insurance (including product liability) during the rental period. Drone-Rental.com must receive a certificate of insurance before any equipment is shipped. If you damage a drone, your insurance will take over, and you will be protected per the terms of your contract.
If you don’t have valid insurance yet, our friends at Coverdrone can help you and issue a suitable contract in no time.
Yes, there are. You are not allowed to fly our drones in no-fly zones. Please make yourself familiar with the area you plan to fly beforehand. Please, also note that every pilot flying within the European Union must have a valid EU A2 license. When you rent a drone with Drone-Rental.com, you will need to provide proof of your valid pilot license. Expired or provisional licenses will not be accepted.
Please read the specific terms & conditions relating to your hire, which you will see during the booking process. You will find all the information on the drone page when you select the equipment to rent.
A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remotely controlled by a pilot or an onboard computer. An autonomous drone is a drone that is programmed to fly and perform tasks without any human intervention. Autonomous drones can fly and complete tasks independently, such as mapping, surveying, as well as search and rescue operations.
An autonomous drone or drone-in-a-box is a self-contained system that includes a drone, a charging station, and a control center. The autonomous drone is housed in the box when not in use and can be deployed automatically or remotely when needed. The charging station keeps the drone powered up and ready for action. The control center manages the drone’s flight path and mission parameters. Autonomous drones use a combination of sensors, cameras, and artificial intelligence (AI) to navigate and complete missions autonomously.
Autonomous drones navigate using a combination of sensors, cameras, and GPS. The sensors detect obstacles, and the cameras provide visual data to the drone. The GPS provides the drone with its location. The drone uses this information to plan its route and navigate around obstacles. Autonomous drones also use artificial intelligence (AI) to make decisions and take actions without any human input.
Level 5 autonomy drones are drones that are able to fly and complete tasks without any human intervention. These drones are programmed to fly and complete tasks on their own, such as mapping, surveying, and search and rescue operations. Level 5 autonomy drones are the most advanced type of autonomous drones and are capable of making decisions and taking actions without any human input.
The benefits of using autonomous drones over traditional drones include increased safety, reliability, and efficiency. One of the biggest advantages of a DIB system is that it allows for autonomous operation. This means that the drone can be programmed to complete a specific mission without the need for a human pilot.
Another advantage of an autonomous drone-in-a-box system is that it can reduce the risk of human error or accidents. With a fully automated system, there is no need for a human pilot. This means there is less risk of the drone crashing or getting lost. Additionally, since the drone can be programmed to follow a specific route, there is less risk of it straying off course or running into obstacles.
Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the drone-in-a-box concept is the potential for scalability. With a fully automated system, it becomes much easier to deploy multiple drones simultaneously. This means that large-scale missions can be completed more quickly and efficiently.
Read more on our blog, What is Drone in a Box and also 5 reasons Why Autonomous Drone in a Box is a Game Changer
Autonomous drones differ from manned aircraft in capabilities and applications, as they are typically smaller, lighter, and more agile. Autonomous drones are currently being used in various industries, such as agriculture, construction, and logistics, and have the potential for many more applications in the future.
Essentially, autonomous drones will be remarkably relevant when deployed in a recurring and consistent framework. For example, if scheduled to fly and take pictures every day at the same time, from the same angles, your autonomous drone will provide you with relevant data allowing you to assess a situation more clearly (a problem on an industrial site for example or the development or growth of a culture or a construction project). Furthermore, it will also help you create a consistent portfolio of real estate properties, streamlining the visual content production and delivering a consistent set of stunning images taken from the same angles.
At Drone-rental.com, we use DJI’s Dock, equipped with the DJI Matrice 30 that lands, recharges, takes off, and executes missions programmed in DJI FlightHub 2. It can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the world. You might also be interested in this page to see DJI Dock in action for the first time (Video) and to learn more about our drone-in-a-box service.
As of now, it seems unlikely. AI will not replace drone pilots. While AI can automate certain tasks, such as obstacle avoidance and object tracking, it cannot replace the human element of drone piloting. Drone pilots still need to make decisions and take actions that require human judgment and experience.
The brief answer is yes, DJI uses AI in its drones. DJI’s drones have advanced AI capabilities, such as obstacle avoidance, facial recognition, and object tracking. DJI also uses AI to improve its flight control systems’ accuracy and optimize its drones’ performance. For more information about our DJI drones, please browse our DJI drone rentals or our autonomous docked drone service.
There are some security concerns around the use of docked drones. However, manufacturers such as DJI have considered those and implemented several measures, such as tamper-evident features, cameras, and sensors, as well as highly secure encryptions and communication protocols. You can find more information on this in our blog post Security Concern: Is Drone-in-a-box really safe?.
Additionally, we at Drone-Rental have implemented our own security measures to protect our platform. Furthermore, the users of docked drones provided on our platform are experienced and licensed to control the devices.