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Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

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 […]
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Props for Racing and Camera Drones

What props would you use for a racing drone versus a camera drone? In general, are there particular things that a pilot should look for in a prop?   In answer to your first question, not all props are designed the same. The technology is so advanced that, nowadays, we develop specific props that are […]

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Ready, Set, Go! Setting Up Your Own Drone Race

Ready, Set, Go! Setting Up Your Own Drone Race

By John Reid Photos by Lesley Cunningham Greenlee & Cheryl Volmacka Maltby Most races are organized by people who just get together and set up their own event. To see how this is done, we followed a group of racers as they packed up and headed out to some old abandoned houses in the desert […]
Super-Fast Drone Fixes

Super-Fast Drone Fixes

Get your bird back in the air in a flash FPV drone racing is unlike anything else I have ever tried, and it is extremely addictive. But to be competitive, you have to push it to the limits, and that means crashes—and more crashes. While these drones are pretty tough, there are times that repairs […]

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Drone News: MultiGP Racing Update

Drone News: MultiGP Racing Update

Did you get a chance to go to the MultiGP Sebring Expo? If you didn’t, here is a great recap of the first big race of the season! Congrats to all the pilots, volunteers, and vendors who came out to make this race a huge success. Please stay tuned to see more of what happens […]
DJI Mavic Air [VIDEO]

DJI Mavic Air [VIDEO]

From DJI: A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this ultraportable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration. 32 MP Sphere Panoramas Foldable & Portable 3-Axis Gimbal & 4K Camera 3-Directional Environment Sensing […]

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Rotor Riot – YouTube’s FPV Lifestyle Show

Rotor Riot – YouTube’s FPV Lifestyle Show

In January 2016, an action-packed web show appeared on YouTube aimed specifically at the burgeoning first person- view (FPV) multirotor community. But unlike earlier attempts, this one eschewed technical language, avoided instructional videos, and circumnavigated hobbyist clichés, opting instead for something a lot more exciting. Taking cues from snowboarding and skating videos, it portrayed the […]
Prescription lenses for your FPV goggles

Prescription lenses for your FPV goggles

RHO-Lens Today’s FPV goggles offer amazing resolution for a truly immersive flying experience. Unfortunately, fliers with less-than-perfect distance vision may not get the most out of these outstanding headsets. While there are diopter-lens sets available to provide a measure of distance-vision correction, these can’t take the place of genuine prescription lenses.  RHOLens fills this need […]

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How to Solder Battery Connectors

How to Solder Battery Connectors

John Reid offers up some tips for soldering on a new connector to your flight battery. This video will take you from the start to the finish on a critical skill: soldering.  
C Rating for Drone LiPo Battery Packs

C Rating for Drone LiPo Battery Packs

The short answer is that when it comes to flight times and motor performance, the higher a battery’s C rating, the more likely it will make you smile. A 45C pack makes a joke of a 10C pack when it comes to power delivery. The C rating for a LiPo battery, quite simply, refers to […]
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