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DJI’s New Mini Drone, Spark

DJI’s New Mini Drone, Spark

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, Wednesday launched Spark, an easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go. Thanks to DJI’s powerful technology, Spark is the first drone that users can […]
News flash! Appeals court ends FAA drone registration rule

News flash! Appeals court ends FAA drone registration rule

Today, a federal appeals court struck down a federal rule that required operators of RC aircraft to register the devices with the Federal Aviation Administration. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that federal law prohibits the FAA from issuing any rules or regulations covering “model aircraft.” The ruling is a win for model […]

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Raphael “Trappy” Pirker, midflight
in Venice. Testing and
incorporating new technology is
key to building better products,
but sometimes that involves
modifying what’s available—including
ski masks, apparently.

Aerial rebels with a cause

Raphael Pirker and Team BlackSheep Back in 2003, first-person view (FPV) was little more than a half-baked idea in the mind of a young Swiss- Austrian student studying at the University of Zurich. But it was a potent mixture of “why not” attitude, plenty of spare time, and living in a scenic area that led […]
Drone used for the first time in a major search at Grand Canyon

Drone used for the first time in a major search at Grand Canyon

This story from the AP shows just how far drones have come in helping out search and rescue efforts.  Please know that drones are still not legal for use in any National Park by the public, so don’t fly your  drones in any National Park, you will be fined.     PHOENIX (AP) — The […]

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Anatomy of a Drone

Anatomy of a Drone

It happens a lot, we are on a photo shoot with a new rotordrone and a passerby will hang back a while and finally ask “Hey! That’s cool, how does your quadcopter work?” Well we give them the basic five n dime explaination, but it’s very hard to give the full-blown bells and whistles explaination. […]
Green Drones

Green Drones

Precision agriculture gets a boost from multirotors Here at the Roswell Flight Test Crew, we typically focus on the “sexy” applications for rotor drones: flying a First-Person View (FPV) machine over a burning building to support firefighters battling the blaze on the ground below, or using an aerial cinema rig to capture a dynamic shot […]

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The Secret is in the Lens

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 […]
Preserving the American West

Preserving the American West

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 gold-mining ghost town to analyze its structures, […]

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5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction

5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction

— BZ Media LLC announced today the first in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.   “A growing group of hardware and software […]
Win $5K with the House Racer Challenge

Win $5K with the House Racer Challenge

Hobbico announces the House Racer Challenge, a video contest featuring the recently-launched House Racer Indoor FPV Race Pack and House Racer FPV Race Gate System. The contest runs from March 8 through April 4 and features celebrity judges. The grand prize is $5,000. The winner will be announced on April 14, 2017. “Our House Racer […]
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