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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 […]
ImiTec’s Radiation-Mapping Drones

ImiTec’s Radiation-Mapping Drones

At 3:46 p.m. (local time) on March 11, 2011, a 14-meter, earthquake-triggered tsunami hit land in Japan. Unfortunately for the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, it struck the coastal nuclear-power station, Fukushima Daiichi, causing huge volumes of radiation to be released into the environment. The disaster was quickly compared in scale to that of the 1986 […]

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Using Left- and Right-Hand Antennae

Using Left- and Right-Hand Antennae

Some antennae have LHCP and other have RHCP. What does that mean? Can they be used together, and is one better than the other?   “LHCP” stands for “left-hand circular polarized,” and “RHCP” stands for “right-hand circular polarized.” A LHCP antenna will produce a left-hand corkscrew pattern from the wire lobes, and a RHCP antenna […]
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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The Worlds First Drone Jump

The Worlds First Drone Jump

Watch as a 28-rotor drone lifts a man about 1,000 feet in the air before he lets go and skydives down to earth.  While this is obviously a stuntman doing this, it does show how drones could be used for rescue operations or quick placement of a person in an area they are needed. ABC […]
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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Drone used for the first time in a major search at Grand Canyon

Drone used for the first time in a major search at Grand Canyon

This story from the AP shows just how far drones have come in helping out search and rescue efforts.  Please know that drones are still not legal for use in any National Park by the public, so don’t fly your  drones in any National Park, you will be fined.     PHOENIX (AP) — The […]
Aerial Photography 101

Aerial Photography 101

Thanks to the advent of smaller and lighter cameras that can easily be attached to our multirotors, more and more pilots are getting their high-quality shots and HD video from the sky. Let’s discuss lifting cameras into the sky by multirotor and how to guide your camera through the air. Be sure to also stay tuned for […]

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The Rise RXS270

The Rise RXS270

Getting into the world of drone racing often requires building the quad from a kit and soldering all of the ESCs and motors to the flight controller. The new RISE RXS270 is attempting to change all of that with an almost-ready-to-fly racer. It is designed with lightweight carbon-fiber construction and made for the intermediate to expert pilot. To read more on […]
Filters and a GoPro

Filters and a GoPro

When I fly my racing quad I use a GoPro camera on it, and on most of my videos, I have some wavy lines running on the outside of the frame. Is there any way to get rid of these?—Luis Gonzalez, Sun City, CA   Answer: What you might be experiencing is the effects of rolling shutter, also called “jello” or […]
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