This is a pretty ghetto build, but the author uses all reclaimed parts. And besides, he’s got a cool German accent 😉
It’s not everyday you get invited to Sir Richard Branson’s private Island, Necker, so why not film it? That’s exactly what Chris Anderson and his team from 3D Robotics did… and the footage is amazing.
While this commercial is obviously mocking Amazon’s delivery drone program, it also makes multirotors look pretty scary, particularly when they’re swarming around humans trying to escape a building.
Check out this spectacular video of Niagara Falls, taken by pilot Matt Quest from his DJI Phantom.
This is a tiny high quality cube-shaped camera, called the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. It’s specifically designed for remote shooting and at $995 it’s a serious option for Aerial UAV Cinematographers.
The Blackmagic Micro records to SD card and although there’s no built-in monitor there’s a full-size HDMI port so you can attach one to see what you’re shooting.
An ‘expansion’ port that will allow the use of PWM and S.Bus remote controls that are usually found in model aeroplanes and drones. Different functions can be mapped to different channels: for example iris, focus and record start/stop can all be controlled via remote transmitter.
Visit the Blackmagic website for more.
If you’re thinking about getting the new DJI Phantom 3, think again! 3D Robotics have just released Solo, “the world’s first smart drone and with a price tag of $999 and with it’s open source flight controller, this UAV could take some market share away from DJI.
Solo is a breakthrough in intelligent flight. It’s not just smarter so that it can do more; it’s smarter so that you have to do less. We’ve turned the Hollywood toolkit into software, and allowed everyone to experience epic video, both behind and in front of the camera. — Chris Anderson.
The 3DR Solo is available for pre-order via 3DR’s store.
You have to take your hat off to this guy who braves what appears to be icy water, tring to save his DJI Phantom before it descends into the murky depths.
You might be looking to get into mini FPV quad without having to spend a fortune and without having to build your own from scratch. If that’s the case, this Plug ‘N’ Fly 250 quad from HobbyKing could be worth considering.
The DYS 250 PNF quadcopter has all of the functionality and flexibility of a DIY frame and the ease of use of a PNF. The latest DYS offering incorporates quality BE series brushless motors, fully licensed open pilot CC3D flight control board (pre-tuned), BLheli speed controllers and a folding frame design which neatly folds into the supplied storage case.
The CC3D Flight controller provides a crisp feel when flying tricopters, quads, hexcopters, octocopters, and even fixed wing planes and has been specifically selected for this PNF quadcopter to bring you a super stable quadcopter straight out of the box.
- PNF format add your receiver and let the fun begin
- 20A Opto BLHeli Speed controllers
- Powerful DYS BE series 2300kv motors
- Pre-tuned CC3D flight control system
- Open pilot cloud configured and pre-tuned
- Folding portable frame
- Handy carrying case included
- Extremely durable carbon fiber construction
For more details, visit the HobbyKing product page.
Swiss professional drone manufacturer, senseFly, has optimised its eBee Ag drone solution, adding powerful new software that makes it easy for agricultural professionals to capture high-resolution photos of their fields, analyse crop health and create accurate prescriptions to load into their precision farming equipment.
Visit the SenseFly website here.
Displaying an aggressive attitude and a misunderstanding of the law, a man claiming to work for a condo building in Orange Beach, Alabama angrily confronted Kevin Henderson for flying a quadcopter and recording video on a public beach.