DJI unveiled its new Spark drone this week. The DJI Spark is a consumer-oriented drone that runs $500 and comes in several body colors. It can be controlled by gestures, your smartphone or the DJI controller. [Read more…]
In 2015, the FAA passed a Registration Rule that required drone pilots to register their drones with the FAA, which included drones weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds. Unfortunately for the FAA, they didn’t count on drone enthusiast and fellow attorney John A. Taylor. [Read more…]
DJI has grown to be the 800 lb gorilla in the drone industry. Other challengers like Yuneec, 3DR and GoPro appear to be in a race for a distant second-place spot.
We thought GoPro might be able to make a big splash and a bit of a comeback with its Karma drone last year. Of course, we all know how that went.
GoPro’s Karma looked great with a collapsible form factor. Then, DJI dropped the Mavic Pro on us a few days later that made the Karma look much less attractive. It was smaller, lighter and cheaper, as well as having an arguably better spec list. And then, to top it off, GoPro issued a recall for the Karma drones that it had sold because they kept falling out of the sky – thanks to a faulty battery latch. [Read more…]
DJI just announced its new Phantom 4 Advanced quadcopter to serve as a replacement for the original Phantom 4.
The new Phantom 4 Advanced is a slight step down from the Phantom 4 Pro and offers some pretty special features, including a 1-inch 20MP sensor that shoots 4K video at up to 60fps with a 100Mbps bitrate. [Read more…]
GoPro’s Karma drone raised some eyebrows after it was announced last month. Then, DJI came along a few days later and dropped the Mavic drone on everyone and raised even more eyebrows. Now, we have a pair of impressive, compact drones from which to choose.
Some of the specs look better for one drone over the other. It just depends on what your specific needs are. Which drone is better for you? [Read more…]
Yuneec recently launched its compact Breeze drone that is controlled by an app on a mobile device. The target audience is clearance the novice user with its five automatic modes that essentially allow the drone to fly itself. [Read more…]
While not quite as gruesome as it sounds, this video shows what could happen from a drone impacting humans in a sort of “worst case scenario” crash.
Below is the normal speed video that puts the super slow motion clip above in a little better context. [Read more…]