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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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Have DartGun, Will Travel!

Have DartGun, Will Travel!

South Africa’s Super Drone Advanced drones armed with double-barrel dart guns—that sounds like a scifi movie if ever I heard one. But it’s true—and not in a sinister way. In fact, such helpful drones could actually be coming to the United States very soon. The aptly named DartGun is the latest development from Haevic, a […]
The Drone Racing League (DRL) built the fastest racing drone, DRL RacerX (PRNewsfoto/Drone Racing League)

DRL Racer sets new world speed record!

Earlier this month, the Drone Racing League (DRL) set a world record while testing one of their new racing drones! With a top speed of 163.5mph, the 1.76-pound DRL RacerX set the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Ground Speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.  Drones used for the DRL racing league are all build by hand, just […]

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Intro to Thermal Imageing

Intro to Thermal Imageing

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 […]
DJI Mavic Pro Review

DJI Mavic Pro Review

All the power of the DJI Phantom in a foldable package The first thing you see when opening the box is that this bird is all preassembled and ready to go. Charge the battery and controller, download the app, and you are off and flying. The Mavic is constructed really well and when the arms […]
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