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The Dronethusiast Mission

Dronethusiast is dedicated to providing its readers with the best information on all things drones. Our team of experts have years of experience studying and flying drones and are here to provide you with their expertise. Through the latest industry news and product reviews, Dronethusiast has built a passionate following of like-minded drone enthusiasts.

Dronethusiast.com was founded in 2012 by Zsolt Vaszary, a writer and quadcopter pilot from Budapest, Hungary who saw the need for an enthusiast press covering the drone hobby he knew would continue to grow in popularity. After two years running the site on his own, Zsolt sold the site to and has since gone on to do some of the drone camerawork you may have seen in major Hollywood films, the new Dronethusiast team has remained dedicated to our founder’s core mission: To be the premier site for drone news, reviews, and buyer’s guides.

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Drones are one of the fastest-growing technology industries in the world, and new innovations are being developed in the quadcopter space every month. It’s one of the things that makes these vehicles such a joy to write about, and keeping up with the constant stream of information is something that we at Dronethusiast take very seriously.

Our expert news team checks every single news story that appears online about drones or quadcopters. First, we double-check the veracity of the information being reported. Then, we assess the importance of the story. Is this something that’s going to change the world? Is this something that enriches our readers’ knowledge of drones?

If so, we get one of our top writers to cover it in an article. We cite all our sources in-text so that you can double-check our reporting. And we always make sure to add additional context and information to make sure that the piece is interesting and informative. If we post a video or photo, we’re going to post about what kind of camera techniques were used to take it and what budding photographers can learn from it. If we post about a new technology, we’re going to talk about its limitations – not just gush over the possibilities. And if we post about a new piece of drone legislation, we’re going to make sure our readers understand how it affects their lives.

Facts you can trust, news you can learn from – that’s the Dronethusiast promise.

Reviews And Buyer’s Guides

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Our reviews and buyer’s guides are written with a single guiding principle in mind: BY experts, FOR laypersons.

If our reviews aren’t being written by experts with years of experience and a strong understanding of the totality of the modern drone market, they’re not going to be of any use to a consumer. But too many sites get caught up in the technical jargon and use “number of features” as their only benchmark for quality.

We know that many of our site’s visitors may be reading about drones for the first time, and we welcome them – we firmly believe that an open and welcoming drone community is a stronger drone community. That’s why each of our product guides comes with an easy-to-read set of Frequently Asked Questions, as well as explanations of any technical terms used and recommendations for beginners and advanced pilots alike.

So if you’ve never heard the words “FPV”, don’t worry – we’ll make sure you can find a drone that’s right for you. And if you’ve been flying drones since before the first Phantom, we’re confident that our expert analysis will teach you something, too.

Through our reviews and buyer guides, readers are able to purchase products through the links we provide. With these, we do earn a commission on the sales that we generate. This revenue helps us grow and share our passion for drones by discovering new products and allowing our experts to give readers the best experience possible.

Meet The Team:

We know our site is only strong if we have a smart, dedicated team with a passion for drones and an in-depth knowledge of technology and commerce. Here’s the expert team that’s bringing you daily drone news and keeping our massive site updated with reviews of every quad that matters:

Justin Ford

Justin is a 2002 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where he studied Electronic Media and Communications. After spending some time in Los Angeles after college, Justin moved back to his roots in the Midwest and began working as a marketing professional and writer.

When drones began to take off around 2010, Justin took a keen interest in flying his first quadcopter and his passion for flying has only grown from there. What first was just a hobby soon grew into a full time job that married his love of marketing to the new joys of getting a birds eye view while on a hike or at a new vacation spot.

Justin and his wife Beth enjoy traveling with friends and evenings at home with their Pekingese pup Mickey.

Andrei Makarik

Andrei is the lead technical developer on the Dronethusiast website. He makes sure that our online presence is always running smoothly, looking great, and easy for anyone to access. In the most literal sense (as well as the more heartfelt metaphorical one), there would be no Dronethusiast without Andrei.

Luis Torio

Luis is Dronethusiast’s head writer and editor – an expert in web content who’s spent four years writing for Dronethusiast and nearly a decade writing for the Internet at large. Luis has had a hand in nearly every article on the site and helps maintain our Spanish language translations. But his main role is to cultivate the famous Dronethusiast news section. When it comes to finding the best stories and writing them in informative, well-sourced ways, there’s simply no one more qualified than Luis.

Kennedy Martinez

Kennedy Martinez is a resident writer who joined Dronethusiast at the beginning of 2019. She has years of experience reviewing drones and other tech products. When it comes to flying drones, Kennedy loves the ability to create artistic videos from a unique point of view. Kennedy enjoys researching new drones and other exciting products that are available to consumers which is why she is committed to creating the best buyer’s guides for our readers.


Marisol Ramos

If you’ve spent any time at all on the Dronethusiast site, you’ve no doubt noticed the striking header images and infographics found on every article. That visual feast is the hard work of Marisol Ramos, a veteran graphic designer and web developer who makes sure every article on the site is eye-catching and easy to read for mobile and desktop users alike!

There are 12 comments:

  • Brent D. at 5:25 am

    Great website, keep up the good work.

  • capt.spaulding at 8:04 am

    I dont care how old i get, i always want a R/C copter for christmas and this would be the best one yet! Not to mention this will come in handy to scope out clear escape routes when the zombie apocolypse starts.

  • Arnie at 12:58 pm

    Enjoy your informed and well researched articles. I have just read your article on Lipos and learnt soo much. I had an expensive lesson trying to flatten my Phantom battry . Hovering about 8 my above ground it just cut and quad dropped to ground breaking my gimbal. Bought 2 new battries . One a phantom model 753496 which is the old version and another model PHD which I am assuming self discharges if not used for a week. am i correct? What light bulb should I use to discharge battery if fully charged and not going to fly son?

  • Dave at 1:25 am

    Hi from the UK, great site guys. I’ve just got into drones and really liked your article on “Quadcopter Beginner’s Guide” I’ll be back for more.

  • C Florida at 10:15 pm

    Love your site! Are there any articles that cover heavy duty drones that are capable of lifting, moving and dropping objects? Thanks!

  • Jason C. at 3:08 am

    Dronethusiast has perhaps the most well rounded and extensive content about drones on the web. The wealth of knowledge presented on Dronethusiast has done so much to help further my drone knowledge base. I’m proud to tell others about Dronethusiast on my site and what you guys have done for me. I cannot thank you guys enough!

  • Stephen Oberan at 4:09 am

    Like the individual (Alex) that presented his achievements and this amazing information I am also from Arizona but now reside in Oregon. We had a need for aerial photography with a drone on some property outside of Wickenburg which captured my attention. I am very excited about what you have opened my mind to with the aspects of drone flying and photography. I am a new member of the Civil Air Patrol and have in the last two years taking classes to certify in camera and editing at our local CCTV studio.

  • Zach Rotwein at 4:28 am

    I’m looking for a drone to assist my commercial crab fishing business off the Pacific Northwest. The purpose would be to check on my crab buoys to see if there floating or sinking because of strong currents. This could save a lot of fuel and time. I want to be able to launch it from my boat in storm conditions. A round trip would be under 20 miles. 10 each way. Any recommendations?

  • Alan Wlasuk at 6:09 am

    I am looking for a RC boat that can be configured with a video camera.
    I would like to cruise the shoreline of our small lake, taking videos of birds and turtles.

    This can two separate components.

    Can you offer suggestions?

  • Mike Wilding at 10:44 pm

    Hi guys, I am writing a novel in which drones/ quadcopters play a part. I am trying to show the progression of drones/ quad copters from 2010 to present day. Can you recommend any websites that can help me. There is a lot of sites that describe today’s options, but none that describe what flying a drone was like 10 years ago.


    Mike Wilding

  • James Patton at 9:21 pm

    Great site, I really appreciate the work you are all doing! It is invaluable for new-to-drones people like me to be able to go to one site, learn, and see what the community says about things. Thanks so much.

    James Patton

  • Victor Reyes at 1:56 am

    Hello Team,

    I was wondering if I could ask you a quick question. I don’t know much about drones, and I’ve been searching and reading all over the web looking for what I want. I would like a drone with the following features:

    1 – A good camera that can take shots or videos days and nights, although nights is not a true requirement.
    2 – A good range of 2km to 4km is fine for me.
    3 – GPS
    4 – Good battery life, minimum 25 minutes.
    5 – Controllable from behind a wall, and not necessarily from open view. There is a big building being built near me and I want the drone to fly over a wall to inspect the other side of the wall.
    6 – Should return to me automatically.
    7 – Nice to have “follow me”, but not necessary.
    8 – Controllable from Android phone.
    9 – MUST have object/collision avoidance.
    10 – Must be under $700 dollars.

    If you know a website where I can enter all my desired features to get a recommendation please let me know. Amazon search engine does not do it, nor other sites I’d checked.

    Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you


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