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A few words from the creator: What a creation, it's a unhinged flying bike/human blender but unbelievably it gets off the ground and actually FLIES. #Unlearn what a plumber can do in a shed eh? Considering the amount of time I've spent on this and the fact this is my first EVER attempt at making ...
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While many people use their drones to shoot dynamic videos, I prefer taking still photography. To me the DJI Phantom is the ideal platform to do aerial photography in general and archaeological pictures in particular: Historic ruins are often not very impressive seen from the ground, ...
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How do I know if I am flying my drone too close to an airport? Answer: In a perfect world, all of your flight planning should be done well ahead of time. Finding out if you are near an airport environment should be your first priority. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ...
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Aerial exploration of a gold rush ghost town. The folks at Monarch, Inc., and their precision multirotors have surveyed everything from agricultural crops to crime scenes and everything between. When a call came in from the California State Parks system asking if they could fly over a historic ...
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How would pilot training help me fly my drone more safely? Answer: Every day, we see new products and new technology that promise to improve flight safety. Despite all these advancements, one thing remains the same: the human factor. In the world of manned aviation, the human factor leads to ...
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Flying with first-person-view (FPV) goggles is a completely immersive experience that makes you feel like you're moving through the air. All the external light is blocked out, and you feel as if you're inside the aircraft. Because there are so many different types of goggles available, ...
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This was published a little over a year ago, but is still one of the best video clips from a drone. Here is the background story on that video clip that you most likely have seen many times. Video technology and science converge on an active volcano in Vanuatu, where explorer Sam Cossman ...
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(Photo by Brent Paull). The beach was clear of ice and snow, and the gray rocks and gravel were drying in the warm sun. Nearby grass was showing hints of green, early for this Alaska spring. Drifting on its back in Kachemak Bay, near the town of Homer, Alaska, a sea otter ate morsels of food ...
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Most of the videos that you view online today have a lot in common: They are shot on a digital video camera, are cut together to some music, have had some titles added, and are compressed and then uploaded. The online audience has an insatiable appetite for aerial footage, and you want to make ...
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Question: I was flying my drone the other day when it started flying erratically. What could have caused that? Answer: Experiencing a sudden loss of control while flying your drone is not uncommon. Sometimes while navigating your drone, you might have seen it drift in the opposite direction and ...
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What do you do if you wear glasses but still want that total immersion feel you get from wearing goggles? You have two choices, get a large screen set of goggles or try this. Updated: July 14, 2016 — 4:57 pm. Tags: drone, FPV, FPV Racing, goggles, multirotor, quads, RotorDrone Magazine, Tech, ...
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This is some very cool drone footage taken by Skynamic of the 2015 Ironman in Frankfurt. There are a lot of people competing in this event, and that is really noticeable from the Arial view. IRONMAN Frankfurt 2015 – Skynamic Drone Footage for Hessischer Rundfunk from skynamic.net on Vimeo.
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The first magazine of its kind, RotorDrone lets you pilot your adventure by showcasing all types of multirotor aircraft, from easy-to-fly micros to sophisticated giants as well as all the latest accessories and must-have gear. Get professional-quality photos and video with our expert tips and insider flight secrets. Each issue of RotorDrone is filled with the latest multirotors and gear as well as interviews with people who are using these machines everywhere from Hollywood movie sets to action sports arenas.