What is the most common type of drone?

Multirotor drones, also known as swivel wing drones, are the type of drones most used for recreational and professional use. Their small size and excellent control make multirotor drones the best choice for aerial photography. Multirotor drones are the easiest and most affordable option for taking a look at the sky. They are called multirotors because they have more than one motor, most commonly tricopters (3 rotors), quadcopters (4 rotors), hexacopters (6 rotors) and octocopters (8 rotors), among others.

Quadcopters are by far the most popular multirotor drones. Drones come in a variety of types, each adapted to the unique demands of different industries. For example, some people need lightweight drones to hold a camera for photographic purposes, while others need rugged drones to carry heavy medical supplies. As a result, companies produce drones that come in four main types: single-rotor helicopters, multirotor, fixed-wing VTOL, and fixed-wing hybrids.

Drones are often referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), while the entire system that allows a drone to work is a UAS (unmanned aerial system).

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