Testing search-and-rescue drones that may soon save lives Text & photos by Romeo Durscher I had always envisioned that drone technology could be used in first res ponder situations, but for that to really happen, the technology had to mature a little more. In late 2014, at the brink of the release of the Phantom […]
The new Mavic Air is a small, compact drone that is the perfect companion for those looking to take a flying camera with them everywhere to capture all their activities. The drone is well built and comes pre-assembled, ready for flight. Beginner pilots could easily learn how to fly the Mavic Air as long as […]
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) has worked with the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) to execute its first missions under the master agreement with the Devils Lake based-Camp Grafton Training Center facilities signed last month. This first project supported efforts for […]
The AUVSI XPONENTIAL is one of the leading drone expos, and it will be happening from April 30 – May 3 in Denver, Colorado. If you are looking forward to cutting-edge content of unmanned use within the aerospace on topics like UAS in the NAS integration efforts, cyber security vulnerabilities then this is the show […]
One simple pro mod for better aerial images Multirotors and sports cameras are very nearly synonymous at this point in time. The popularity of one has undoubtedly boosted the popularity of the other. I bought my first DJI Phantom in part because I already owned a GoPro and wanted to see if I could make […]
Text & photos by Joe West Very early on, I became fascinated with the possibility of using drones to create island-wide panoramas and unique perspectives of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. I learned some hard lessons about how to research and prepare for each flight, when I would fly my drone into the very unforgiving environment […]
All drones have to take off and land, so what is sitting under them will make a difference in the long run. Senior Editor, John Reid, talks about what you should know and have at your takeoff and landing locations.
Jeff Dunham and the AMA have a good message for you about flying drones. All of these are very good rules to fly by and be sure to check out the know before you fly website at: http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/
Finding the right position to stand when flying your drone can make the difference between a great aerial video and a crashed drone. Here are a few quick tips on finding the perfect location to make it easy to see your drone and any obstacles that may hinder your flight.