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The Physics of Multirotor Drone Flight

Since there are no control surfaces on a typical multirotor, the only way you can maneuver the craft is by changing the speeds of the motors. This, in turn, changes the amount of thrust produced by the motors. This imbalance in thrust is what makes the …

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Easy-to-Fly, High-Performance 4K Aerial Video Drone: Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K

Typhoon Q500 4K Main

Building off of the success of the wildly popular Typhoon Q500 and Q500+, the designers went back to the drawing board to not only keep up with the industry standards, but to surpass them. The new Typhoon 4K uses many of the same features as the …

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Using Your GoPro – Part 3

Using Your GoPro - Part 3

To finish up this series on the GoPro, I will share some tips and tricks to help you get the most from your camera. These are some things that I’ve learned over the years. While this article is directed toward the GoPro cameras, these are good guidelines for any camera you use...

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Using Your GoPro – Part 2

GoPro Tips and Tricks

In this article, we will go over the rest of the options in the camera such as white balance, field of views and when you are going to want to enable Protune. Also, we will go over how to upload your footage onto your computer using the GoPro Studio computer application and how to get started editing. So grab your GoPro, a fresh battery and an empty memory card and let’s get started!

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Shooting a BMW Commercial

Shooting a BMW Commercial

One thing we’d like to bring to our readers is the opportunity to experience the trenches of working professionally. Recently in up state New York, BMW set out to capture the ultimate driving machine, using the ultimate aerial platform. Their goal was to leave viewers thrilled and amazed, and we set out to make that a reality.

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An Interview with Brendan Schulman

An Interview with Brendan Schulman

Brendan Schulman is an avid RC hobbyist and perhaps the most prominent drone-lawyer of our time, a very active RC and UAV advocate. It may be safe to say that when, in a few years or even decades, we look back at this “infancy” period of our industry, his name will be remembered as someone whose work influenced and helped shape the entire industry...

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Prevent a Crash with Telemetry

Prevent a Crash with Telemetry

Taking the controls of a multirotor can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences available in RC. Unfortunately, new pilots can get overwhelmed while trying to fly, control a camera and monitor their surroundings. Most crashes can be avoided and anything that helps avoid a crash, protects your investment and keeps you having fun is well worth looking into...

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Using Your GoPro – Part 1

Frame Rates & Resolutions

Let’s take a brief look over all the settings, break it down, and learn which settings are better for your environment. You are going to want to make sure you are using your GoPro Hero3+ with a fast microSD card. If you don’t have a fast enough card, a GoPro camera starts to reduce the bit rate (read: quality) to compensate for the lack of write speed and in some cases the camera won’t even record. GoPro recommends...

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An Interview with “Drone Lawyer” Peter Sachs

Interview with Peter Sachs

Peter Sachs was recently named as one of the eight most influential people in drones by industry-specialized website Drone Definition.com, earning himself a spot with the likes of Brendan Schulman (attorney and hobby advocate), Jeff Bezos (CEO, amazon.com), Nick Woodman (CEO, GoPro), and Michael Huerta (Administrator, FAA). Peter is a Connecticut-based attorney...

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Zeiss Cinemizer OLED: Virtual Reality Video Glasses

Zeiss Cinemizer OLED

In the world of FPV (First Person View) flying, image quality is everything. There is nothing worse than straining your eyes to make out objects and landscapes in your field of view. Poor quality video goggles can mean the difference between a fun flight and getting hung up in the trees. There are a lot of good quality goggles on the market, but I recently had the opportunity to get some FPV flying in with the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED video glasses and I was really blown away by how much of a different experience it was compared to other goggles...

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Drone Pilot Rescues Flood Victims

As Reported by BY CATHY FREE @cathyjfree Bill Kastel and his wife, Tracey, were hoping to catch some extra Sunday morning shuteye when they were awakened early on May 25 by a loud clanking. Opening the front door of the mobile home …

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Drones Used To Prevent Chinese Exam Cheaters

This time each year, more than 9 million Chinese teenagers are packed into examination halls to take the “gaokao,” a grueling, memorization-heavy, two-day exam that determines which universities they go to. At least two million of them won’t get in …

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Drone Hobby Turns Side Business

As reported by the Lansing State Journal The drone’s whirling blades sound like a nest of angry bees as it lifts off the pavement. The strange craft is bigger than a dinner plate and weighs nine pounds. It hovers in …

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