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What to look for when choosing how to protect your drone

What to look for when choosing how to protect your drone

First and foremost, look for a drone case. It will give your drone the best all-around protection during storage and transport. Ideally, you want to find a case that’s designed specifically for your drone’s model; this ensures the best fit (and the best overall protection). Then you need to decide whether to go with a […]
Cloverleaf and Helical antenna explained

Cloverleaf and Helical antenna explained

A cloverleaf antenna is considered omnidirectional and a helical is directional. An omni-directional antenna sends and receives signals in all directions, so it’s a great choice for video transmitters. A helical antenna produces a cone-shaped signal in front of it and has a small pocket behind it to receive a signal. It will provide better […]

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Race to Win: Tips from Bapu Madhu

Race to Win: Tips from Bapu Madhu

When you think of all the racers out there that are making their mark on the droneracing circuit, one person that always seems to be in the thick of things is Bapu Madhu. He competes on both a national and international level with all of the top racers out there. He is known for his […]
Drone Racing Goes Mainstream

Drone Racing Goes Mainstream

“In three days, we probably did seven years’ worth of learning,” said Scot Refsland, the chairman of the Drone Sports Association (DSA) and the organizer of the U.S. National Drone Racing Championship. “From the perspective of some of the individual pilots, I understand that there was some real frustration, but as far as establishing drone […]

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Future Tech, 3D printers to watch for

Future Tech, 3D printers to watch for

There is no denying that the consumer 3D printer is quickly coming of age. There is growing competition among companies to find new and less expensive ways of automating the process of making realworld objects out of virtual ones. But while for some companies the imperative is to improve quality and performance, others focus on […]
Flight Modes for Videography

Flight Modes for Videography

What’s the best flight mode to use when doing videography/photography? This answer might be different for every pilot out there. Your choices are GPS Assist, also called “Smart mode,” and Angle/Attitude or “Pilot mode.” In Smart mode, the multirotor syncs with GPS satellites and uses the transmitter location as a point of reference for directional […]

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Frame Rates and Drones

Frame Rates and Drones

One of the questions we get all the time is why are there different frame rates for some of the screen resolutions on my camera?   And which frame rate should I use? Most cameras have the option for pilots to select not only the screen resolution—such as 640×480, 1280×720, or 1920×1080—but also different frame rates […]
Anatomy of a Drone

Anatomy of a Drone

It happens a lot, we are on a photo shoot with a new rotordrone and a passerby will hang back a while and finally ask “Hey! That’s cool, how does your quadcopter work?” Well we give them the basic five n dime explaination, but it’s very hard to give the full-blown bells and whistles explaination. […]

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Make Money with Your Drone

Make Money with Your Drone

Expert keys to a successful small business As the demand for the unique capabilities of drones soars ever higher, even as the advances in drone tech lower the barriers to meeting those demands, the chance for pilots to turn their skills and enthusiasm for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into business opportunities is exploding. But with […]
Green Drones

Green Drones

Precision agriculture gets a boost from multirotors Here at the Roswell Flight Test Crew, we typically focus on the “sexy” applications for rotor drones: flying a First-Person View (FPV) machine over a burning building to support firefighters battling the blaze on the ground below, or using an aerial cinema rig to capture a dynamic shot […]
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