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California is on fire!

California is on fire!

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.
Micro Drones are now Swarming Above Metallica

Micro Drones are now Swarming Above Metallica

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 […]

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Spektrum 4.3″ FPV Video Monitor With DVR

Spektrum 4.3″ FPV Video Monitor With DVR

From Spektrum: The SPMVM435 4.3 inch full-color FPV monitor allows novice or even seasoned FPV enthusiasts the opportunity to experience FPV without the need for a traditional headset. The VM435 FPV monitor features an integrated Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Pilots can now record their inflight FPV footage straight to a micro SD card (32GB maximum), […]
Looking for commercial work

Looking for commercial work

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, […]

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Picking Out a Travel Case for Your Drone

Picking Out a Travel Case for Your Drone

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 […]
DJI Inspire 2

DJI Inspire 2

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.

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Drones Play Increasing Role in Harvey Recovery Efforts

Drones Play Increasing Role in Harvey Recovery Efforts

This is a very good short article from Drone University USA on the use of drones for hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.  Be sure to check out their website for more information:  droneuniversityusa.com For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become integral parts of government and corporate […]

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Yuneec H520 Commercial UAV

Yuneec H520 Commercial UAV

Here is the press release of the new H520 Commercial UAV   ONTARIO, CA  (August 29, 2017) — Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of the H520 sUAS, the company’s first product offering dedicated to commercial use. The H520 system utilizes Yuneec’s proven six-rotor platform and incorporates enterprise-grade cameras […]
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