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Making Money in Real Estate Using Your Drone

Making Money in Real Estate Using Your Drone

You’re Hired! We are often asked, “How can I make money flying a drone?” While there are many different ways to cash in using your aircraft, one that is available to new pilots in almost every city is real-estate photography/videography. Because getting started can be a challenge, we asked our good friend Joe McBride, owner […]
Drone Pilot Position

Drone Pilot Position

Finding the right position to stand when flying your drone can make the difference between a great aerial video and a crashed drone.  Here are a few quick tips on finding the perfect location to make it easy to see your drone and any obstacles that may hinder your flight.

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C Rating for Drone LiPo Battery Packs

C Rating for Drone LiPo Battery Packs

The short answer is that when it comes to flight times and motor performance, the higher a battery’s C rating, the more likely it will make you smile. A 45C pack makes a joke of a 10C pack when it comes to power delivery. The C rating for a LiPo battery, quite simply, refers to […]
How many people do you need to fly a commercial drone safely?

How many people do you need to fly a commercial drone safely?

When working as a commercial drone pilot shooting footage for TV commercials and movies, pilots have to be able to fly their multirotors in a wide array of  circumstances. This includes flying indoors and outside under various weather and lighting conditions. Needless to say, this can create a stressful environment for pilots, who can have […]

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8 Top Drone Battery Chargers

8 Top Drone Battery Chargers

Multifunction chargers, an essential part of any drone flier’s collection of gear, are an excellent investment that pays back great dividends when it comes to managing the health of your battery packs. This guide includes some of the best single-, dual-, and quad-output chargers available, and all of them are loaded with easy-to-use features that […]
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

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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.
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]
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