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$1 Million Race

$1 Million Race

Held in Dubai, the World Drone Prix offered a staggering $1 million prize pot, taking the emerging sport out of the backyard and onto the world stage. To ensure excitement on the track, the 12-lap races, which made the most of the custom-made, undulating  course, introduced new tactical considerations for which many pilots were little prepared, including battery-change pit […]

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of any weak cells.

LiPo Q&A

How can I get the most out of my LiPo battery, and when do I know that it’s time to replace it? Answer: LiPo batteries need special care in the way they are charged, discharged, and stored. High-quality LiPo compatible chargers can be expensive, but making the investment is worthwhile. LiPo batteries average about 400–500 cycles depending upon how they […]
Short film made entirely on the DJI Inspire 2

Short film made entirely on the DJI Inspire 2

If you were ever wondering how good the cameras are on our drones, well here is a good example of how fast they have improved.  This entire short film was shot with the camera that is mounted on the Inspire 2. Check out the movie and be sure to watch the behind-the-scenes to see just […]

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Voltaic Systems Array & OffGrid Solar Backpacks [VIDEO]

Voltaic Systems Array & OffGrid Solar Backpacks [VIDEO]

So, you’re flying a drone in the wilderness and you don’t want to carry a ton of battery packs. What’s a pilot to do? This solar backpack may be the answer! From Voltaic Systems: Voltaic, the creators of the original solar backpack, has gone back to its roots to completely reimagine its iconic pack. Today, […]
Understanding Kv Ratings

Understanding Kv Ratings

What is the Kv rating of an electric motor? Answer: “Kv” refers to the constant velocity of a motor (not to be confused with “kV,” the abbreviation for kilovolt). It is measured by the number of revolutions per minute (rpm) that a motor turns when 1V (one volt) is applied with no load attached to that motor. The Kv rating […]

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Charging several battery packs at once

Charging several battery packs at once

Are there ways to charge more than one battery at a time? Answer: Lithium battery chemistry is volatile. If one battery can catch fire and cause a lot of damage because of improper charging, imagine what several batteries hooked together and charging in close proximity to one another can do if anything goes wrong. Parallel charging might sound like a […]
Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

When cameras first started getting attached to drones, we saw how easy it was to get an aerial shot, but no one really planned out their camera moves. We were just so excited to finally be able to add aerial shots to our repertoire of camera angles that we didn’t consider the optimal ways to achieve various shots. Of course, it […]

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Submissions for the NYC Drone Film Festival

Submissions for the NYC Drone Film Festival

As a reminder, the NYC Drone Film Festival has Submission open until December, 31 2016. Here is a look at last years event. If you need a testament to the breakneck pace of evolution in the drone world, look no further than the marriage of artistry and technical achievement that was on display at the Second Annual New […]
Tactic FPV-C2 30 x 30mm Video Camera

Tactic FPV-C2 30 x 30mm Video Camera

From Tactic: The 30 x 30 mm FPV-C2 is an easy and affordable option that allows anyone to shoot exciting First Person View videos. Just mount this compact camera to your favorite drone, vehicle or airplane and you’ll be ready in no time. Use the FPV-C2 with Tactic 5.8GHz FPV gear to get the most […]
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