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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 […]
Drone, Drone on the Range!

Drone, Drone on the Range!

  The first FAA-approved drone test range located on sovereign Native American territory This summ er, 10,000 years of history and culture met the cutting edge of the next great technological revolution in the high desert of central Oregon. “What we’re creating here is a destination training center,” said Aurolyn Stwyer, the Test Range Manager […]

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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, […]
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 […]

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Hobbico HR Instant FPV Fun V1 600x120

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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 […]
Future Tech, 3D printers to watch for

Future Tech, 3D printers to watch for

There is no denying that the consumer 3D printer is quickly coming of age. There is growing competition among companies to find new and less expensive ways of automating the process of making realworld objects out of virtual ones. But while for some companies the imperative is to improve quality and performance, others focus on […]

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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 […]
Five valuable lessons learned about drones in Mining

Five valuable lessons learned about drones in Mining

This is the third in a new series of Drone Analyst white papers intended to share lessons learned within specific industries. These reports will help you as a business owner in those industries maximize the value that drones can deliver. This year we are building on the analysis we did for the 2016 “Truth About” […]

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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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