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Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

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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Drone Training for Educators – Back to School!

Drone Training for Educators – Back to School!

At Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon education professionals gathered on campus for the state’s first Drone Training for Educators conference. “We had 30 educators from public and private schools all around the state come out to participate, including a teacher from the Oregon School for the Deaf and a program in central Oregon that serves […]
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 […]

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Drone Reviews: Hitec Vektor 280

Drone Reviews: Hitec Vektor 280

Hitec has released a new airframe with an aggressive look and some cool features. When you receive yours, you’ll be happy to see that there is little to do to get it flying. Simply add your radio and receiver, set up the included flight controller, and install the included propellers. And yes, a charged battery […]
Drone Review: TobyRich SmartPlane Pro FPV

Drone Review: TobyRich SmartPlane Pro FPV

The SmartPlane Pro FPV represents a blend of cutting-edge FPV tech with a traditional winged park-flier airframe and smartphone control interface to create a new kind of flying experience. Constructed primarily out of Durinum, a high-tech foam, the SmartPlane Pro comes completely assembled and includes everything you need to get in the air. Highlights Included […]

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Drone Review: NewBeeDrone AcroBee

Drone Review: NewBeeDrone AcroBee

A tiny racer that handles like a larger drone. When opening the package of this com­pact first-person-view (FPV) drone, the first thing I noticed was just how small everything is, and I knew that it was going to be a lot of fun flying around the house. Built out of durable plastic, the frame and […]
Drone Reviews: Hobbico Flitt

Drone Reviews: Hobbico Flitt

A pocket-size drone that is perfect for all those selfies The best camera is one that you can easily have on hand to get the shot when it happens. The new Flitt camera drone is small and easy to carry, so you can always be ready for those aerial selfies. Highlights Intended for first-time pilots, […]

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8 Top Drone Battery Chargers

8 Top Drone Battery Chargers

Multifunction chargers, an essential part of any drone flier’s collection of gear, are an excellent investment that pays back great dividends when it comes to managing the health of your battery packs. This guide includes some of the best single-, dual-, and quad-output chargers available, and all of them are loaded with easy-to-use features that […]
Drones & Conservation: Monitoring Arctic Sea Ice

Drones & Conservation: Monitoring Arctic Sea Ice

Flying the Ptarmigan hexacopter in challenging conditions Springtime in northern Alaska is the right time for a whale hunt. Vast sheets of sea ice crumble together into huge masses that grind into the ocean floor, anchoring it for a time. To get to open water to hunt whales, Inupiat whaling crews will break miles of […]
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