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Lumenier Chief Racing Quadcopter Build Log Let's walk through building the Chief, and we're going to be using the new Lumenier LUX Mini F7 stack and the durable and lightweight Lumenier ZIP motors. I've selected 2750kv motors for a screaming 4S setup.
Edgybees Helps Australia's Firefighters As fires rage across Australia, devastating regions and endangering wildlife, drones and related technologies have stepped up to help first response teams to combat and mitigate loss from the deadly flames.
A Day In the Life of a Commercial Drone Operator Within the past few years, drones have become just another tool in the toolbox for movie creators, both big and small. The next time you finish watching your favorite feature film or TV show, pay attention to the credits at the end. More than likely, you will see the names of a drone pilot and gimbal operator in the list.
Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Sim: Drone Racing League Launches 2020 Think you have what it takes to be the next Michael Jordan of drone racing? Then the Drone Racing League wants you - to try out in the 2020 Online Simulation Tournament. The league announced tryouts last week for a $50,000 season contract. In total, the DRL is awarding $75,000 in prizes over the two-month seasons.
Autel Robotics & FoxFury Join Drone Donation Program Last spring, the Starr County Sheriff's Office made application to the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program /Airborne Works for a Free Drone. NPS-DDP was founded by Airborne Works.
Drone Racing Market Could Triple in Size by 2027, Report Says Drone racing may elevate to a half-billion-dollar market in less than 5 years, according to a recent marketing study. Transparency Market Research this week released a projection report predicting the drone-racing market will reach $237 million by the end of this year and launch into three-fold growth to $786 million by 2027.
DRL Sim Tryouts 2020: The Chance to Become a Pro Pilot With $75k in Prizes To Be Won Drones Monthly Magazine covers the latest news, product releases, reviews and projects for consumer and commercial users.
FoxFury D3060 If you're looking for a way to add a light to your small drone, the new D3060 from FoxFury is worth a look. From FoxFury:. "Dual LEDs give the D3060 360-degree lighting. There is 30-degree light on the front and a 60-degree light on the top of the unit.
Getting Your Ham Radio License Do I really need to get a Ham Radio license in order to fly FPV?” A ham radio license is required in order to transmit on common FPV frequencies.
Ten Tech Huracán Ten Tech LLC, a provider of aerospace and defense engineering services, has announced the launch of its Huracán Multi-Purpose Aerial Drone, a quadcopter UAV flight demonstrator platform designed for sensor testing, environmental data acquisition, communication and processing.
Rush Tank Racing Edition VTX Review The Rush Tank Race doesn't have one spec that's better than all other offerings, but it's a great mix of features, performance, and price. It stood up well to our testing, so it's a great choice for flying with others. That's good news for racing, but just as much for freestyle pilots who enjoy going out with others.
FPV Drone Maintenance and Cleaning Guide Compare the play to a new motor. If the play is significantly larger than a new motor, bearing or motor replacement should be considered. Take a multi-meter and set it to continuity mode. Touch one prong to one of the motor wire/ESC solder joints and the other prong to the drone frame.
Federal Aviation Administration's Remote ID Proposal The FAA may drastically change the rights and responsibilities of model aircraft pilots by enacting new rules that may effect the future of the hobby.
Best of CES: Top Drones & Tech At the 2020 CES event in Las Vegas, we were blown away by the new, innovative drones and gear on display! Here are RotorDrone Pro's award winners from the event. AUTEL EVO 2: Autel Robotics set a new standard for the functionality of compact, foldable drones at CES 2020 with the release of the Evo 2.
Mystery Drones Stump Colorado Officials On a chilly January night, and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is prepping for calls. "Drone activity reported just now, Highway 71 and County Road 4D," Deputy Justin Allen says in a text message to a Denver Post reporter, who's on the hunt for drones hovering over the Eastern Plains.
Flash Forest to Plant 1 Billion Trees This Canadian drone reforestation company modifies drones to fire rapidly-germinating tree seeds into the soil: "We merge technology, software and ecological science to surpass traditional tree-planting efforts and rapidly accelerate global reforestation efforts.
Engineering Students to Build a Human-Carrying Drone Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project, with help from a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA.
Ding Dong. Pizza Drone Delivery! Ever wondered what pizza delivery by drone might look like? Check out this video from Uber Eats! Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
FAA Remote ID and our Sport Recent FAA announcements have stated plans for a Remote ID system to be required for drones to operate safely in the airspace.
FAA Proposed Rules For Drone ID Get ready for the next exciting step in safe drone integration! The Federal Aviation Administration has issued the proposed rule for remote identification of drones.
The 2020 MultiGP Mega Series Begins! Welcome to the fourth installment of MultiGP Mega News. 2020 is here, and with the new year MultiGP is excited to commence our first ever official season of Mega Class giant drone racing. The first official race of the season series kicks off on January 5th, organized by the giant drone racing fanatics at Dallas Drone Racing.
6S Drone Batteries VS 4S: Making The Move 6S drone batteries have seen a significant usage increase over the past year. The rising hardware availability has prompted many pilots including me to make the switch. In an earlier article, I explored the physics behind 6S drone batteries.
FPV Skill Deterioration from Lack of Flight Time Lack of flight drone flight time can have major impacts on a pilot's FPV skill. This article discusses FPV skill deterioration and how to reduce its impact.
Fat Shark HDO2 vs ORQA FPV.One However, they are cost prohibitive to put into a pair of FPV goggles. Unless you're using a full HD system, the better displays would be all but wasted. Both Fat Shark and ORQA chose these screens due to the supply cost and the great specs they offer.
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