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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 […]
Kitty Hawk Flyer

Kitty Hawk Flyer

Want to fly your own drone, now you can with the Kitty Hawk Flyer.   This bird was unveiled in April and will be available by the end of the year. No price has been announced but if you become a member of their community ($100 one time fee) you will get access to behind-the-scenes action, […]

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The Worlds First Drone Jump

The Worlds First Drone Jump

Watch as a 28-rotor drone lifts a man about 1,000 feet in the air before he lets go and skydives down to earth.  While this is obviously a stuntman doing this, it does show how drones could be used for rescue operations or quick placement of a person in an area they are needed. ABC […]
Big Fly show reel

Big Fly show reel

This is one of the nicest show reels we seen for a drone company and we are not the only one to think so.  Here is just a partial list of some of the awards they won with this video: Festival : – Festival du Film Professionnel de Drone / Drone Experience (FRANCE) – 2016 […]

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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 […]
Raphael “Trappy” Pirker, midflight
in Venice. Testing and
incorporating new technology is
key to building better products,
but sometimes that involves
modifying what’s available—including
ski masks, apparently.

Aerial rebels with a cause

Raphael Pirker and Team BlackSheep Back in 2003, first-person view (FPV) was little more than a half-baked idea in the mind of a young Swiss- Austrian student studying at the University of Zurich. But it was a potent mixture of “why not” attitude, plenty of spare time, and living in a scenic area that led […]

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A drone view of a blue whale feeding

A drone view of a blue whale feeding

Oregon State scientists now have a new tool to study the behavior of whales, in this case the feeding habits of the blue whale.  While the blue whale is one of the largest creatures on earth, they get all of their energy from consuming the smallest creatures on earth, krill.  Watch as a blue whale […]
Drone used for the first time in a major search at Grand Canyon

Drone used for the first time in a major search at Grand Canyon

This story from the AP shows just how far drones have come in helping out search and rescue efforts.  Please know that drones are still not legal for use in any National Park by the public, so don’t fly your  drones in any National Park, you will be fined.     PHOENIX (AP) — The […]

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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 […]
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 […]
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