Today’s show is about the current drone industry trend that has become really popular lately.
Our caller for today, Tom has come up with a great question that has not been asked on Ask Drone U before. Tom’s question is about the current drone industry trend where manufacturers are charging extra for add-on services and accessories. While this trend is now catching on in the drone industry, subscription-based services are already popular in industries like automobiles and OTT. In today’s show, we discuss the pros and cons of this lease/subscription-based model.
While this model might save you money if you plan on using a drone/software for a short period of time, are drone manufacturers going overboard with this? Are you okay with paying extra for software, third-party apps, and accessories? Let us know your thoughts!
Thanks for the great question, Tom.
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