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Shooting Motocross with a Drone

Shooting Motocross with a Drone

Our own Senior Editor, John Reid talks to Chris Barrett, to learn some new techniques for shooting winning aerial shots when filming Motocross with a drone.  
Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case

Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case

Good news for all drone pilots   By Jeffrey Antonelli In June, licensed drone pilot Jerrick Hakim flew his DJI Inspire 2 for one solitary flight on Chicago’s lakefront. A slow, cinematic flight, the drone flew above Lake Michigan perhaps several hundred feet from shore. After about 15 minutes, the professional photographer landed his drone […]

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UAV Education Programs Reach New Heights

UAV Education Programs Reach New Heights

We devote pages and pages in every issue of RotorDrone to the ever-expanding role that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) of all types play in our world. Much of our focus is recreational, but increasingly you see us documenting (and celebrating!) the commercial, environmental, and public-safety advancements that drones are ushering in. UAS is far and […]
A Guide to NOTAMs, TFRs and Airspace Classification

A Guide to NOTAMs, TFRs and Airspace Classification

If flying a drone/UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) commercially under Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules is your first foray into the aviation world, the alphabet soup of information you need to know can be intimidating. Reading sectional charts or deciphering NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen) and TFRs (Temporary Flight Restrictions) can send chills […]

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UAS for Search and Rescue

UAS for Search and Rescue

Looking through the Trees When an autistic 11-year-old on his bike went missing with his dad’s rifle this past August, Alaska State Troopers had a problem. They couldn’t activate their normal search-and-rescue protocols because a gun was involved; they didn’t want to take a chance of putting search crews in danger. They instead called the […]
Part 107 Study Guide

Part 107 Study Guide

This video is part of a free comprehensive study guide for the FAA Part 107 sUAS Drone Certification offered by Tony &Chelsea Northrup.  Be sure to check out their website for more information.  http://sdp.io/107

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Composition Aerial Photography

Composition Aerial Photography

Taking photos from dizzying heights doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be interesting or effective. Once you’ve located yourself on a high altitude with a drone, aimlessly shooting will not guarantee you any visually pleasing results. In fact, the most common problem I’ve observed with amateur photographers is that, once they’ve made their drone airborne, […]
ImiTec’s Radiation-Mapping Drones

ImiTec’s Radiation-Mapping Drones

At 3:46 p.m. (local time) on March 11, 2011, a 14-meter, earthquake-triggered tsunami hit land in Japan. Unfortunately for the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, it struck the coastal nuclear-power station, Fukushima Daiichi, causing huge volumes of radiation to be released into the environment. The disaster was quickly compared in scale to that of the 1986 […]

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Our top 25 Apps

Our top 25 Apps

Apps and drones go hand in hand, and most drone manufacturers offer apps that are specific to their aerial platforms to enhance their flight capabilities. There are also hundreds of other apps available for use with all types of drones, from ones that tell you where to fly to flight planning to networking with other […]
Getting Your First Pair of Drone Goggles

Getting Your First Pair of Drone Goggles

The Question:  I am getting ready to buy my first pair of drone goggles. What should I look for so that I don’t have to upgrade in the very near future? Answer: First-person-view (FPV) goggles enable drone enthusiasts to experience a first-person view in exciting new ways. When drone pilots, whether professional or hobbyist, are […]
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