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October 30, 2015

TankCopter: The Quadcopter + Tank Hybrid Called B-Unstoppable

The Unstoppable Drone! I don’t know about you but many of us RC lover has probably had something like this in mind. In fact, Parrot (a major player in the drone game) has a few hybrids of their own, like the Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider But this is different. Here we […]
October 29, 2015

Altura Zenith

Altura Zenith Review Made by a Dutch company (Aerialtronics), the Altura Zenith ATX4 and ATX8 drones are very identical in terms of design and features, however there are just a few but important differences that I’m going to cover further on this review. In general, The Altura Zenith is an high-end drone […]
October 29, 2015

GoPro’s Experimental Drone Footage Looks Pretty Damn Good

GoPro is developing a drone. That much we know; what we don’t is how much it will cost or what it’s like to fly. What we do know, however, is that the footage looks pretty darn great. In a YouTube video, GoPro has shown off some demo video from its […]
October 29, 2015

Building The Future (Literally) With Drone Construction Teams

The following guest post was submitted by Andrew Armstrong. Photo courtesy of Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control and Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich Drones and drone technology are being employed to help with not just inspecting construction sites, but also doing the construction themselves. ETH Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems […]
October 28, 2015
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How Much Power Is Needed To Hover ?

This article is a theoretical venture that aims to answer a series of practical questions, such as: – given a certain electrical setup that can generate a certain power, what is the maximum thrust that we can achieve ? – can a human-powered aircraft be built ? – can I […]
October 28, 2015

Drone As A Service – Great Opportunity But Changes On The Horizon

Part 1 – Introduction, Market opportunity, and some current risks & opportunities Part 2 – Coming next, financial model considerations, how-to get started, managing risks Introduction – Drone technology is changing our future. We can now digitize the physical world better, faster, and cheaper than ever before. Data that was historically […]
October 26, 2015

Hyperion Vengeance PNF 280 Racing Quad

Christmas must be coming new FPV racers are coming out thick and fast. This one from Hyperion raises the bar by including a gimbal. In theory that means you can go nose down flat out and as you bring the nose up to hover, you have a standard picture. Until […]
October 23, 2015
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Walkera Scout X4 FPV Quadcopter Drone Review

If you are looking for a good drone with an FPV support, the Walkera Scout X4 FPV Quadcopter is a good pick. Some says that this is a good alternative for some of the costly high-end DJI drones with the exception of DJI Phantom 2 drone which is also good. […]
October 22, 2015

Drone Photos Reveal a Rebounding Killer Whale Community

The newest member of the Southern Resident killer whale population, L122, just days after being born to first-time mother L91. Thanks to a drone, researchers received good news about a beloved, yet endangered, killer whale community in the United States. High-definition photographs of 81 endangered southern resident killer whales revealed […]
October 21, 2015

Cheerson CX-22

Cheerson CX-22 Review Cheerson Hobby have been producing RC toys for about a decade. If you are a fan of mini drones, then you probably know about Cheerson products, especially the little famous CX-10 drone that comes in fancy colors. However, the company found their way up to build bigger quads to compete with professional […]
October 21, 2015

Own a Drone? You’ll Probably Need to Register It

The recreational drone industry is in for shake-up. The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday that it would require all drones to be registered with the federal government. After hundreds of close calls with commercial aircraft this year, the use of drones near airports has spurred a crackdown on recreational […]
October 19, 2015

Align M480L

Align M480L Review The Taiwanese based company Align have long been producing multicopters and are famous for their unique design and the art of engineering. You can rarely catch the company’s name out there in the market, but this is not because they have flaw in their products or bad reputation, […]
October 18, 2015
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Freak Out Your Friends With These 6 Spooky Drone Mods

Drones, or more properly “multicopters,” can be lots of fun. They are entertaining when flown in a traditional manner, but when dressed up (or towing) a halloween prop, things get much crazier. Check out these six drones in action creeping the neighbours out! GHOST QUADCOPTER This video is literally called “Ghost […]
October 12, 2015

IdeaFly Storm 800

IdeaFly Storm 800 Review IdeaFly is the ShenZhen based company specializing in in R&D, manufacture and sales of drones. With their main focus on aerial photography and videography, so far, they have produced quadcopters for drone hobbyists. However, by introducing the Storm 800, the hexacopter, IdeaFly have shown interest in the field of commercial […]
October 11, 2015

Drones Could Make Australia’s Fire Season Even Riskier

Besides high temperatures, wind and dry conditions, Australian firefighters have one more thing to worry about this summer: Drones. A mid-air collision between a civilian drone and a firefighting plane or helicopter could be devastating, and drones spotted in the airspace around fires could force aircraft to be grounded, suspending […]