3D Robotics has unveiled its previously teased quadcopter, Solo, here at NAB 2015. The company is referring to it as a smart drone and the demo videos it has released thus far lead some credence to that claim. [Read more…]
The DJI Phantom can be a blast to fly and you can get some great aerial photos and footage. However, setup and configuration can be intimidating for those new to radio controlled systems.
One problem I recently encountered with a DJI Phantom ver. 1.1.1 was the repeated flashing yellow lights on a brand new unit. Supposedly, these ship from the factory with the transmitter and onboard receiver already bound together and you should be able to pull it out of the box, go through rest of the setup processes and start flying. [Read more…]
Quadcopter maker 3D Robotics has a teaser of its own for the opening day of NAB 2015. The teaser, which you can see below, features a black quadcopter with a camera mounted on a gimbal, which is rumored to be called the SOLO. [Read more…]
The DJI Phantom combined with a GoPro HERO4 Black shooting 120fps HD footage looks pretty sweet. But what happens when you need to carry a 30 pound payload to shoot with the Phantom Flex4K and cinema lenses?
Well, that Phantom won’t cut it. Instead, you need a much larger drone that you trust to fly in the air and not crash $250,000 worth of equipment. [Read more…]
Last week, the FAA published its proposal for new drone regulations that would cover commercial use of drones for photographers, cinematographers and other commercial uses.
The basics of the proposed regulations points to a handful of key restrictions noted below. [Read more…]
In October 2011, the FAA fined Raphael Pirker $10,000 for flying a radio controlled Ritewing Zephyr glider (pictured above) and shooting footage for commercial use at the University of Virginia. That case has finally settled. [Read more…]
Earlier this week, a drone nearly collided with an in-bound LAX passenger jet at around 4000′ altitude as it made its approach to land. The pilot reported the near miss to the control tower, stating that “there was just one of those radio controlled helicopter things that went right over the top of us at 4,000.” [Read more…]