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February 24, 2016
Powervision Robot PowerEgg

Powervision Robot Unveils First Consumer Drone

Powervision Robot Inc., a leader in robotics and big data best known for its industrial drones, announced their first consumer drone, the “PowerEgg” today. The PowerEgg features an innovative egg shape which, in addition to being aesthetically different than the many X-shape four-axis drones currently on the market, makes it […]
July 16, 2015
Designer Drone

What’s in a Drone?

Quadcopter design A torque free architecture Whilst the main frame (hub) houses all the electronics, four radiating arms (booms) provide stable mounting positions for 4 rotors. Each rotor consists of a propeller driven by a motor controlled by an ESC (electronic speed controller) which is usually located on a ventilated […]
July 16, 2015
Hands manipulate the radio-control for toy

Controlling the Beast

Controlling the Beast RC Controllers Basic quadcopter controls A RC Quadcopter is piloted via a transmitter radio’s joysticks and switches. These instructions are then transmitted and received by a receiver on the quadcopter. The quadcopter flight controller serves as the central station where all incoming information is processed. An advanced […]
July 16, 2015
drone aerial photography concept

Everybody’s a Photographer

Camera mounts & gimbals How can such a simple device play a critical role? Well, having a super stable quadcopter without a good camera mount is analogous to a good camera with lousy lenses. Premium video can be easily compromised by a wobbly camera mount with sluggish controls, often a […]
July 2, 2015
Lily Camera

Game of Drones. What’s in store for the future?

The drone market is really starting to heat up with the impending release of 3 to-die-for new quadcopters. First up is the Lily Camera
May 18, 2015
B Flying Car

B Gone. What happened to the B flying car?

B Gone. What happened to the B flying car? It looked so promising. A genius invention that could have taken off in a big way. We brought ours via its Kickstarter program and after much delay it finally arrived. Out of the box it’s an impressive bit of kit, but wait, […]
March 12, 2015
Drone and Buildings

Is it legal to fly my quadcopter in Australia?

So, what are the rules? Is it legal to fly my quadcopter in Australia? That seems to be one of the first questions we’re asked. The straight answer according to the CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) is that it is illegal to fly an RPA (Remote Piloted Aircraft) for commercial […]
October 1, 2014
Broken Quadcopter

Crashing and breaking your quadcopter is bound to happen.

If you crashed while flying, you might have broken some of the quadcopter’s arms. There’s no easy way to fix this, so just disassemble the frame and replace the arm with a spare. After crashing, check if the battery is damaged. A damaged lithium polymer battery can explode! Immediately after […]
September 15, 2014
control drone

Flight Training 101

Pilot training for the newby Kick start pilot training with fun and motivation. Although simulators offers a controlled environment, it should only play a supplemental role in pilot training. The primary training tool should be an inexpensive small to midsized quadcopter (e.g. L6036, 998s, Evo Flyer and X-Drone Nano for […]