Wildfires have be decimating Northern California and continue to cause a lot of issues around the state. While the devastation is obvious on the ground, the extend is not realized until you see it from the air. These drone videos really give a you feeling as to just how enormous these fires were.
Today’s multirotors have evolved into amazing “very smart” aircraft, and they have a lot to offer. Whether you are just looking to try something new, get some really cool digital aerial photos and video, or want to experience the excitement of drone racing, there are plenty of choices available. Let’s see what all the excitement […]
Here is a nice write-up by Markus Waibel about the project Verity Studios has put together to perform at Metallica concerts. Metallica’s European WorldWired tour, which opened to an ecstatic crowd of 15,000 in Copenhagen’s sold-out Royal Arena this Saturday, features a swarm of micro drones flying above the band. Shortly after the band breaks […]
From Spektrum: The Spektrum VM435C headset is an affordable FPV headset/monitor combo that is loaded with features. The VM435C uses a 5.8 GHz frequency with a built in receiver, displaying real-time FPV video from a FPV camera mounted in an aircraft or vehicle. View the monitor in the headset, or carry the screen around using […]
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, […]
From Dromida: Get sucked into off the hook FPV action with the KODO FPV. With everything you need to get in the air virtually instantly, the KODO FPV pack from Dromida is your step up into a whole world of in your face RC action. Strap it on, cue it up, and roar out! Visit […]
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 […]
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 […]
When DJI comes out with something new, it always makes news, and its new Inspire 2 is the hot ticket right now. Improving on a well-built and tested design, the Inspire 2 is a little bigger and faster than its predecessor. We tested out the package that came with the Zenmuse X5S and two transmitters.