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RealFlight 8 Rebate: Now Through December 31st

RealFlight 8 Rebate: Now Through December 31st

From Futaba: Now through December 31st, Hobbico is rewarding RealFlight fans with an exclusive offer. If you’ve purchased a copy of RF7, 7.5, RF Drone, or RFX in the past, you can get a $20 Merchandise Certificate with your qualified purchase of RF8! Use this link to download the rebate form: http://downloads.hobbico.com/rebates/3158586-rf8-rebate-form.pdf Visit FutabaRC.com
Yuneec H520 Drone, a quick look – review

Yuneec H520 Drone, a quick look – review

This is the latest offering by Yuneec, their new H520 commercial drone. Although this is a first look at this nice bird, we are very impressed at what we were able to do with it on our first outing.  There will be a full review in the next issue of RotorDrone Magazine.

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Commercial Drone Insurance from the AMA

Commercial Drone Insurance from the AMA

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is now serving the commercial drone community and pilots by offering membership benefits for those who fly for business. Now AMA members can purchase commercial drone insurance at a special low rate. “For more than 40 years, AMA has provided its members with liability insurance for recreational flying. Our new […]
Drone Insurance for Commercial Operations

Drone Insurance for Commercial Operations

When first starting out as a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator, many business owners and pilots do not know where to begin to locate an insurance provider. Many “standard” insurance companies do not insure—and may specifically exclude from their policies—an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). To properly insure your commercial operations, start by contacting aviation-specific […]

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Drone Parachutes, A safety device that could save the day

Drone Parachutes, A safety device that could save the day

One thing that all pilots fear is their drone falling out of the sky. This could happen for a number of reasons, and if it should, there is a lot of money riding up there on that aircraft and in camera gear. One company has developed a way to save your equipment by developing a […]
Put Your Drone To Work

Put Your Drone To 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, […]

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Drone Assembly: Thread-Lock Types

Drone Assembly: Thread-Lock Types

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 […]
Drone Travel: Picking a Case

Drone Travel: Picking a Case

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 […]

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Yuneec H520 Commercial UAV Drone is Now Available

Yuneec H520 Commercial UAV Drone is 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, […]
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 […]
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