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Getting Started in Commercial Flying

Looking for commercial work

Looking for commercial work

What recommendations would you give to an aspiring drone operator who has a Part 107 certification and is looking for commercial work? Answer: Having the certification is a good starting point, but there is a lot more to becoming a competent commercial drone pilot. Prospective pilots must have additional training in the various platforms, payloads, […]
Using the Right Thread-Locker on Your Drone

Using the Right Thread-Locker on Your Drone

There are several types of thread-lock at the hardware store; which is best for our drones? Answer: Thread-lock, as the name implies, keeps threaded parts from coming apart under most conditions. There are two types: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical thread-lock includes split washers, star washers, and nylon-insert nuts. Chemical thread-lock can be both anaerobic and […]

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Picking Out a Travel Case for Your Drone

Picking Out a Travel Case for Your Drone

What’s the best type of case for traveling with drones and accessories? Answer: A hard-shell, polyethylene case is superior for both transit and shipping. Look for name brands with strong replacement warranties in the event of freak failures in the handles or otherwise. Also look for optional or included locking mechanisms and  ergonomic features, such […]
Yuneec H520 Commercial UAV Now Available

Yuneec H520 Commercial UAV Now Available

From Yuneec: Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of the H520 sUAS, the company’s first product offering dedicated to commercial use. The H520 system utilizes Yuneec’s proven six-rotor platform and incorporates enterprise-grade cameras and mission planning software for high-end commercial use in verticals such as public safety, construction, inspection, […]

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Yuneec Announces New Customer Service Program

Yuneec Announces New Customer Service Program

From Yuneec: Yuneec, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced its all-new Yuneec Extended Service (YES!) plan, offering unlimited manufacturer defect repairs. Yuneec Extended Service plans were created to serve a range of service needs. From free shipping, to non-warranty repairs, YES! plans ensure that you keep flying worry free. YES! Is available as […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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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Intro to Thermal Imaging

Intro to Thermal Imaging

See the World in a Different Light   Equipping your drone with a thermal-imaging camera is exactly the same as mounting an ordinary visible-light camera, with one crucial difference: the wavelengths of the photons its sensor detects. Apart from that, everything else works exactly the same, even though you are seeing the world in a […]
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 […]
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