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Cloverleaf and Helical antenna explained

Cloverleaf and Helical antenna explained

A cloverleaf antenna is considered omnidirectional and a helical is directional. An omni-directional antenna sends and receives signals in all directions, so it’s a great choice for video transmitters. A helical antenna produces a cone-shaped signal in front of it and has a small pocket behind it to receive a signal. It will provide better […]
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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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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Hobbico HR Instant FPV Fun V1 600x120

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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 […]
The New Season of DRL has a New Racer

The New Season of DRL has a New Racer

The Drone Racing League (DRL) unveiled their 500+ drone fleet of the world’s most advanced FPV drone, the DRL Racer3, today. Each one is hand-built with improved speed, weight and durability by DRL’s team of engineers, the DRL Racer3 will serve as the backbone of the sport of the future — flown by the globe’s most elite racing […]

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Winners from the New York City Drone Film Festival!

Winners from the New York City Drone Film Festival!

Congratulations to all the winners at the New York City Drone Film Festival!  This year’s submissions have definitely raise the bar has to what can be done and what now will be expected from drone cinematographers around the world. Check out the winner in X-factor and Best in show, 2D Run Mixed Motion Project by […]
Winner Circle!

Winner Circle!

Fresh off the back of the biggest ever Drone Racing event in Dubai and with numerous leagues, competitions, and events to come, it seems like drone racing is here to stay. And like other elite sports, big-name pilots are emerging, wowing the crowds with their top-notch skills. But what does it take to fly with the best? What’s the […]

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HoverBike Scorpion-3, is it for real?

HoverBike Scorpion-3, is it for real?

Here is a Youtube video that caught our eye. This new Hoversurf scorpion-3 is a new personal flying bike. The hoverbike uses custom-built software that limits its range and velocity in order to assure a safe ride, the company says that the Scorpion’s design was “inspired by heavy-duty sport-utility motorbike frames”. On their website, the description of the Hoverbike states: SCORPION […]
Antarctic Adventure

Antarctic Adventure

Just a quick peek at a fantastic article on flying a drone in Antarctica. Adventure photographer and drone pilot Gavin Garrison talks about the challenges of flying over an iceberg-laden waters. Here is a little excerpt from that article that will appear in the March issue of RotorDrone Magazine. In late 2016, I was driving north […]
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