Remote controlled planes and helicopters have been around for many years but they never caused the frenzy that we have seen with drones. They have invaded our psyche and become a part of our culture. This is the year that drones have emerged as a cultural phenomenon. You can quickly become the envy of your friends if you win one of the 3 incredible drones that Best Buy is awarding as prizes in this contest.
I am currently reading Dickens’ Bleak House, an amazing story that includes many references to 19th century culture. For example, on page 344 Dickens includes in his descriptions of the Smallweed family, a family that is basically born adult, presumably skipping childhood and childish things, numerous childish games and toys that were popular in his day:
|“… her twin brother couldn’t wind up a top for his life. He knows no more of Jack the Giant Killer or of Sinbad the Sailor than he knows of the people in the stars. He could as soon play at leap-frog or at cricket as change into a cricket or a frog himself.”|
I am sure that if Dickens was writing in 2016 he would include references to flying a drone. They are here to stay as more and more people are using them for more and more things. Here are the incredible drones we are offering as prizes in this contest and some of their key features:
|DJI Phantom3 Standard: easy to fly, travels up to 57.6km/h, 2.7 k HD video, 12 megapixel photos, stream video to your phone, up to 25 minutes of flight time per charge|
|DJI MAVIC Foldable Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Camera & Controller: Foldable, lightweight, travels up to 65km/h, easy to fly front obstacle avoidance, 4K video and photos|
|DJI Phantom 4 4K: visual tracking, travel up to 72 km/h, obstacle avoidance sensing system, 4k video or full HD at 120 fps, built in Wi-Fi|
How to enter
You are permitted to enter once by leaving a comment at the bottom of this blog article. In that comment, tell us which feature of the drones described above is your favourite.
What you can win
We will draw 3 comments from all of the eligible entries. Each winner will be awarded one of the 3 DJI drones available as prizes. Complete contest details can be found in the rules and regulations document located at the bottom of this article.
The contest runs from December 2nd until December 16th.
You can enter once, so be sure to tell your friends and family to enter too. If they win after you told them about the contest they would have to share … don’t you agree?
Win a drone contest rules and regulations
This was a very fun contest. Best Buy certainly had some amazing prizes in 2016 and these drones were a great way to end the year. I am very happy to announce the winners of the Amazing Drone Contest:
Linda K of Surrey BC
Wayne C of Calgary AB
Sonia C of Toronto ON
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For me , the Best drone is the Maverick. It’s so easy to control and take pictures or video like a real professional
The ability of following objects animals and people is something remarkable.
The compact Mavic with all it’s features has me sold. As an avid outdoor person , the active track feature as well as the gesture for automatic pics is amazing. I need one of these!
fold them wings!!
my favourite is the DJI MAVIC because of it’s portability. It would be great to be able to take a flying camera anywhere I go.
My favorite feature of the DJI Mavic Pro would have to be the Tripod Mode, which allows me to use the Mavic indoors and capture family photos that used to always have me missing in them!
I also love how I could use the Tripod Mode on the Mavic to be creative by producing slow panos around the city. I think its amazing by letting me capture really dynamics stills using this feature of the Mavic.
obstacle avoidance sensing system is like having an insurance policy. Protects against harm while traveling!
Would love to have one of these for my reno business for checking roofs.
Phantom for sure wi fi
l definitely like the phantom sounds and looks like a great spymaster
I love the 4K video – simply amazing quality video that you are able to take from even more amazing angles!
My favourite is the phantom it just sounds cool and very spymaster
This is a great give away. All the drones and cool but having them do 4k video is sweet. Imagine the views. Epic
The DJI Phantom 4’s 4K and built in WiFi feature.
The obstacle avoidance and tracking feature on the DJI Phantom 4. I have read it is better than some of the pro series.
I like the DJI Phantom 4 with its 4k and visual tracking feature.
built in wifi
my favourite feature is the DJI Phantom 4 4K’s obstacle avoidance system. It would be foolish to count on me to handle that .
The wifi for sure!
As a drone newbie, I like that the Phantom 3 is “easy to fly” which hopefully means I’ll have early success and a lower likelihood of crashing it!
DJI Phantom 4 4K’s obstacle avoidance sensing system
The DJI Phantom 4’s visual tracking, and 75km/h feature is an excellent gift for my daughter.
I like the obstacle avoidance. Also the 4k uhd video sounds great too.
All three are great, but the like the Mavic due to it being lightweight and foldable!
It can take 12 megapixel photos! Awesome!
built in wifi
I like that the DJI MAVIC Foldable Quadcopter Drone has a 4K UHD Camera & Controller.
I like that the DJI Phantom 4 has an obstacle avoidance sensing system.
DJI Phantom 4 4K: the obstacle avoidance sensing system got my attention
The best one overall looks like the DJI Phantom 4 4K for distance and picture quality
DJI Phantom 4 4K – most range
The wifi feature stands out to me!
4k video and photos
Watched alot of reviews the DJI Phantom 4 4K is pretty amazing with camera and range
DJI Phantom3 Standard: Because it;s easy to fly and looks like it has less moving parts than the others
My favourite feature is the obstacle avoidance.
The best feature of the drones from Best Buy is affordability.
I love the obstacle avoidance sensing system! A great way to avoid crashes!
The Mavic sounds great — the foldable feature so as to be compact and lightweight to carry easily (really? the size of a water bottle?!), plus the fact it still has a 4K camera built in; that’s what drew my attention.
The portability of the mavic and the 4k camera
My favourite one is DJi Phamtom 3. I like the streaming video ad I am amazed at how fast they go.
DJI MAVIC Foldable Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Camera & Controller: Foldable, lightweight, travels up to 65km/h, easy to fly front obstacle avoidance, 4K video and photos
This would be the best feature I can see as the photos and videos produced are likely amazing. I love taking photos in different locations with all the kids in the family and this would be an awesome prize.
DJI Phantom 4 4K with visual tracking and traveling up to 72 km/h
The obstacle avoidance is the best new feature for DJI!
full HD at 120 fps
4k video is really a great feature, you can do slow motion.
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