Good news for all drone pilots By Jeffrey Antonelli In June, licensed drone pilot Jerrick Hakim flew his DJI Inspire 2 for one solitary flight on Chicago’s lakefront. A slow, cinematic flight, the drone flew above Lake Michigan perhaps several hundred feet from shore. After about 15 minutes, the professional photographer landed his drone […]
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Earlier this month, the Drone Racing League (DRL) set a world record while testing one of their new racing drones! With a top speed of 163.5mph, the 1.76-pound DRL RacerX set the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Ground Speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. Drones used for the DRL racing league are all build by hand, just […]
All the power of the DJI Phantom in a foldable package The first thing you see when opening the box is that this bird is all preassembled and ready to go. Charge the battery and controller, download the app, and you are off and flying. The Mavic is constructed really well and when the arms […]
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 […]
This is an absolute mesmerizing video of a Whale in the middle of a Dolphin Pack. The whale appears to be playing with the dolphins as they swim just off the coast of Western Australia. Jamien Hudson filmed this unusual encounter and posted it on line.
Recently, we got a chance to talk to Nick Swartzendruber, who owns a successful drone company out of California: Drone Cowboys. Nick is also a part-time drone instructor at Drone Universities, which helps new pilots prepare for the FAA 107 test. Nick tells us a little about his company and what it is like behind […]
Here is a good example of a Hollywood director using a drone to film a music video. Brad Byrd’s new music video “Highest Mountain” was shot and directed by Dylan Kussman (Dead Poets Society, Jack Reacher, X-men) using a DJI Zenmuse X5 Video Drone. All aerial footage was shot over the Los Angeles Mountains.
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 […]