Drone Light Painting – The Christmas Edit

Drone Light Painting – The Christmas Edit

The Drone Light Painting Video is world’s first drone light painting project of that quality. For this purpose a high-tech drone mounted with a LED was controlled by the flight planning software AscTec Navigator. After some testing all the light painting flights could be performed quite quickly and fully automated. Due to the excellent flight characteristics of the AscTec Falcon 8 it was possible to fly such complex lines through […]

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Shotover Launches U1 Professional Aerial Cinematography Drone

Shotover Launches U1 Professional Aerial Cinematography Drone

Shotover , a manufacturer of high-performance stabilization platforms, has announced the debut of the Shotover U1, a professional-grade unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the broadcast, motion picture, law enforcement and industrial survey markets. The U1 accommodates cinema-quality cameras and lenses including the 6K RED Weapon, ARRI Alexa Mini, Phantom Flex4K and Sony F55 cameras and the Canon 17-120mm, Fujinon 85-300 and Optimo 28-76 lenses. This flexibility allows operators to carry […]

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Know your Transmitter

Know your Transmitter

In Drone School 1 we looked at how to choose a good beginner quadcopter . Now it’s time to take a look at your quadcopter controller. In Drone School 2 we look at transmitter modes 1 and 2, different flight modes you might encounter, trim controls and what the two main sticks do. Transmitter modes Most transmitters, even for small, cheap drones, offer at least two control modes, mode 1 […]

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Santa Delivering Drones Amid Rising Concern

Santa Delivering Drones Amid Rising Concern

If you find a drone under the Christmas tree next week, it may also come with a list of U.S. government guidelines for safe flying and even software to keep the device away from airports. Sales of the small, unmanned aircraft are soaring this holiday season, prompting fears that first-time users could accidentally crash them into people, buildings or even aircraft. Retailers, including Amazon.com Inc., are taking steps to educate […]

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Mandatory UAV Registration

Mandatory UAV Registration

FAA gets tough on drones with mandatory UAV registration Drone pilots in the US have until February 19, 2016 to register their aircraft, with the FAA announcing mandatory licensing with fines or even prison time for those who refuse. The database, which opened its digital doors today, is the Federal Aviation Administration’s response to the huge upswing in UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) ownership, with increasingly capable drones able to travel […]

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