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Aerial Drone Photography: The Secret is in the Lens

Aerial Drone Photography: The Secret is in the Lens

One simple pro mod for better aerial images Multirotors and sports cameras are very nearly synonymous at this point in time. The popularity of one has undoubtedly boosted the popularity of the other. I bought my first DJI Phantom in part because I already owned a GoPro and wanted to see if I could make […]
How to Use a Drone Landing Pad

How to Use a Drone Landing Pad

All drones have to take off and land, so what is sitting under them will make a difference in the long run.  Senior Editor, John Reid, talks about what you should know and have at your takeoff and landing locations.

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Drone Safety, a message from Jeff Dunham and Bubba J

Drone Safety, a message from Jeff Dunham and Bubba J

Jeff Dunham and the AMA have a good message for you about flying drones.  All of these are very good rules to fly by and be sure to check out the know before you fly website at: http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

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Drone Pilot Position

Drone Pilot Position

Finding the right position to stand when flying your drone can make the difference between a great aerial video and a crashed drone.  Here are a few quick tips on finding the perfect location to make it easy to see your drone and any obstacles that may hinder your flight.
Hefty Fine for Drunk Drone Flying

Hefty Fine for Drunk Drone Flying

You would think this would be the last thing a governor would worry about on his last day in office, but it was one of Chris Christie’s last acts as governor Don’t drink and drone. That’s the message from the state of New Jersey, which passed a law on Monday that makes it illegal to […]

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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 […]
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.  

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Drone Flight Tips: Become a better pilot

Drone Flight Tips: Become a better pilot

Flying an aircraft is about maintaining control of its movement through the air. In aviation, pilots are taught to perform ground-reference maneuvers to sharpen their flying skills. When learning how to fly drones, there are similar maneuvers that you can do to improve your control of the aircraft. It’s important to know that having complete […]
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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