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Aerial Photography 101

Aerial Photography 101

Getting Started With Aerial Photography Many drone pilots will begin the process of moving from just flying drones to flying drones with some purpose, and there are two directions you can go. For sports and enjoyment, many will head toward drone racing, while others will want to document their flight through photography or videos. We […]
Yuneec H520 Drone, a quick look – review

Yuneec H520 Drone, a quick look – review

This is the latest offering by Yuneec, their new H520 commercial drone. Although this is a first look at this nice bird, we are very impressed at what we were able to do with it on our first outing.  There will be a full review in the next issue of RotorDrone Magazine.

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Drones that kill, SlaughterBots

Drones that kill, SlaughterBots

Could this be the future?  We hope not, but it is something we need to look at.  Be warned, this video could keep you up at night.
Drone Swarm

Drone Swarm

Networking Nanobots Take to the Sky By Michael York The word “swarm” conjures up images of thousands of bees getting ready to launch an attack to protect their hive. Add the word “drone” and that image turns into something from a sci-fi horror flick. That same combination, however, is actually the very thing that’s starting […]

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How to Pass the Part 107 Exemption Exam

How to Pass the Part 107 Exemption Exam

How to study for and pass the FAA’s Part 107 Exemption exam TEXT By JOHN REID   When I tell fellow drone pilots that I have my remote pilot’s license, the first question they usually ask is “Was the unmanned aircraft test hard?” This is a subjective question, and much will depend on your background […]
Los Angeles Drone Film Festival

Los Angeles Drone Film Festival

The Los Angeles Drone Film Festival is the sister of the NEW YORK CITY DRONE FILM FESTIVAL.  The Los Angeles Drone Film Festival will bring the world’s best drone films to the big screen with a distinctive LA twist. The day of the festival will also be rounded out with a series of panel discussions geared […]

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Drone Parachutes, A safety device that could save the day

Drone Parachutes, A safety device that could save the day

One thing that all pilots fear is their drone falling out of the sky. This could happen for a number of reasons, and if it should, there is a lot of money riding up there on that aircraft and in camera gear. One company has developed a way to save your equipment by developing a […]
Amazon Drone that can juice up your EV on the road

Amazon Drone that can juice up your EV on the road

Amazon was recently granted US patent number 9,778,653,  known as “Systems, devices and methods delivering energy using an uncrewed autonomous vehicle.” what this means it that i, it’s a drone that can juice up your EV’s battery while you’re on the move. This was first applied for back in June 2014, but was granted this […]

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Drones Video California on fire!

Drones Video California on fire!

Wildfires have be decimating Northern California and continue to cause a lot of issues around the state.  While the devastation is obvious on the ground, the extend is not realized until you see it from the air.  These drone videos really give a you feeling as to just how enormous these fires were.
New Drone? What You Need to Know

New Drone? What You Need to Know

Today’s multirotors have evolved into amazing “very smart” aircraft, and they have a lot to offer. Whether you are just looking to try something new, get some really cool digital aerial photos and video, or want to experience the excitement of drone racing, there are plenty of choices available. Let’s see what all the excitement […]
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