Admit it, no matter how old you are, LEGO always brings out the inner kid in you. And this is why you’ll love this drone accessory. It’s simple, lightweight and lets you firmly attach your favorite LEGO figurine onto your drone. Perfect, I know!
DJI wants people to learn how to fly so they opened a drone school
DJI, manufacturer of the very popular series of Phantom drones, have opened up a new facility in South Korea. Named the DJI Arena, it allows drone owners to learn more about how to fly their craft. It’s a fairly substantial size, with 1,395 square metres (15,015 sq ft.) of space. It also offers an obstacle course, for those wanting to test their aerial prowess.
Their goal is to “help foster the local drone culture and play an important role in building a healthy UAV ecosystem in Korea”. A noble goal, but I do hope they consider doing this in other parts of the world, too.
Xiaomi’s new Mi Drone boasts 4K Video and RAW for only $460
Xiaomi have been teasing us about their foray into the drone market for a little while now. Now they have officially announced the Mi Drone, a 4K quadcopter which also shoots RAW stills, for a mere $460.
Boasting an array of impressive features, the Chinese electronics company looks all set to take on the big boys at a fraction of the price.
You can now put a parachute on your drone
While drones are no doubt getting smarter and smarter with each new generation, the unexpected can happen. Motors can burn out, you can lose control, there’s accidental or intentional interference to worry about, but whatever the reason, stories of drones falling out of the sky and crashing to earth or spinning wildly out of control and hitting the sides of buildings are becoming more common.
A company called ParaZero have come up with a solution that seems like such an obvious idea, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for it to happen. Parachutes!
Here is the First Footage Shot with the GoPro Drone
Exactly five months after GoPro announced it is developing a quadcopter the company shared the first teaser video.
There’s a lot we don’t know when it comes to GoPro’s drone, like exactly when it will be released, how much it will cost or what features it will have. What we do know now though, thanks to the video below, is that stabilization in post production might soon be a thing of the past.
Although this footage is from a prototype drone, aerial footage doesn’t get much smoother than this.
‘The Drone’ is a Parody Trailer That Will Make You Lock Up Your Drone and Throw Away the Key
A vast segment of the general public and the media might consider drones to be dangerous, privacy-invading-little-buggers, but any drone owner knows that they are what their operator makes of them.
A drone can’t be blamed for flying onto the Japanese Prime Minister’s roof or over the White House fence. It won’t randomly turn on its camera and spy on you or follow you around the house when you’re not paying attention. It probably won’t kill your dog, either. Then again, maybe your drone has been doing these things all along and you just haven’t noticed it yet. (OK, you’d probably notice the dead dog, but the rest…)
“Don’t you hate it when drones become sentient?,” asked Jordan Rubin, the director, producer and one of the writers behind this awesome movie trailer when he shared it on Facebook.
Watch the trailer below; just make sure your drone isn’t watching it with you.
This DIY Chocolate Drone Will Give You an Appetite for Flying
The Phantom 3 might have a fancy built-in 4K camera and 3D Robotics’ Solo can orbit around you, but when you’re feeling a bit peckish at the end of a shoot these drones have nothing on the Chocolate Copter.
This airborne dessert is made of homemade chocolate and electronics available online, and flies surprisingly well. Just don’t fly it on a hot day.
DJI Announces New 4k Capable Drone – Competition Is Silent
DJI recently announced the new “Inspire Quadcopter” that is capable of shooting 4k video and 12mp stills. The relatively affordable sub- 3000$ drone is DJI’s second drone with an integrated camera and gimbal.
Some Product Highlights:
- Integrated camera shoots 4k video and 12mp stills
- 3- Axis gimbal
- 360° shooting that is possible due to retractable carbon fiber arms
- Live 720p monitoring with DJI’s Lightbridge
- GPS- based stabilisation system
- Up to 1,2 miles radio range
- Camera is detachable for future upgrades
DJI’s Newest UAV Adresses Function Over Form, and Manages to Keep its Form As Well
As UAV photography continues to become more prevalent in today’s technology, DJI is undoubtedly the leader in the field. With how many times its products have popped up in news stories and controversies in the past few months alone, it’s clear that photographers have spoken on who they choose to shoot their aerial footage. So when DJI makes announcements for a new model, you can bet on a lack of gimmicks. This isn’t a trend, and DJI knows it; they’re ready to bring improvements to UAV photography, and they’re ready to become its household name.
This isn’t the DJI Phantom that many of you may have come to know. With the Phantom lineup categorized for “Everyone” on the company’s website, this one is placed under the “Experts” tab, and rightfully so. Meet the new Spreading Wings S900 Hexacopter.
Woman Who Assaulted Boy With a Quadcopter Gets Probation
Last month, a video was uploaded online by 17 year-old Austin Haughwout, showing the assault carried out on him by 23 year-old Andrea Mears after she saw him using a quadcopter at a beach. After assaulting him, she lies to the police that arrive on the scene by claiming that he attacked her. Police chose not to arrest Austin only when he showed them that he has video evidence.
Andrea faced up to one year in jail with the charges brought against her. Last Wednesday, she was instead granted Accelerated Rehabilitation, and put two years of probation.
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