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An artistic rotordrone?

An artistic rotordrone?

Check it out: graffiti artist KATSU uses a multirotor to create art, which will be featured in a gallery in San Jose, CA. According to The Hole gallery, which will be hosting the works at the first Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair, KATSU spent several months experimenting with different weights of paint and different methods […]
Super Shooter: Video & Photo tips, part 1

Super Shooter: Video & Photo tips, part 1

In the first of three videos on aerial photography, RotorDrone contributor Gus Calderon offers some important preflight checks to ensure your success. Don’t miss his “Super Shooter” article in the inaugural issue of RotorDrone for even more aerial photo and video advice! This issue goes on sale April 22. video platform video management video solutions video player

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Rotordrone Rescue! Quadcopter saves beagle puppy

Rotordrone Rescue! Quadcopter saves beagle puppy

A one-year-old beagle named “Harley” is home safe with his family, thanks to the Branford, CT firefighting team and their DJI Phantom quadcopter! He wandered into a swamp with high cattails in frigid weather and had been missing for over 24 hours. Laura Burban, the director of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, recounts the story: […]
Drone aids archeological dig

Drone aids archeological dig

Dr. Neil Smith (right), UC San Diego alumnus and Research Scientist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), supervises test of a 4-rotor drone with KAUST graduate student, Luca Passone, in the al-Ula oasis, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi project followed expeditions earlier in the year to a site in southern Jordan, and in both places, Tom […]

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Dirt ‘n’ Drones Video

Dirt ‘n’ Drones Video

We recently caught up with Mike and Chris Barrett, longtime dirt bike riders who have an expensive hobby of filming their friends on the track using multi-rotor drones! They only shoot during practice runs and say that the key is to keep the multirotor in one spot and catch the rider going over a jump […]
Home-Brewed Quads

Home-Brewed Quads

I’ll admit that multi-rotors haven’t really been my thing. I’m not heavily into aerial photography, and helicopters are just more interesting to me. I do get a kick out of the remarkable work some of the AP wizards have produced, particularly Gary Graf’s amazing flight videos (see Gary’s YouTube channel, FPVFlightSchool, for some examples of […]

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When the Volcano Blows!

When the Volcano Blows!

Spectacular footage a DJI Phantom captured over the (very!) active Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.  I’m pleased to note that no drones were harmed during the shoot, although those red-hot embers and ash look like they come too close for comfort! payday loans payday loans online title loans paydayloans16 http://www.paydayloans16.com quick […]
Drone with a Stun Gun Tested …

Drone with a Stun Gun Tested …

The Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone (CUPID) from Chaotic Moon can shoot a 80,000-volt charge to incapacitate targets, as demonstrated in this video (which uses an intern as the target!). While discussing possible uses for CUPID, company co-founder William Hurley said, “Perhaps there’s a raid on a house and somebody runs. Why send somebody with […]

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View from above

View from above

This video from the French Aerofilm Photo Services is a highlight reel that includes castles, racetracks, architecture, military “SWAT” team and much more! All of their footage is taken from above by drone.
Drone Pilot Wins in Court

Drone Pilot Wins in Court

Aerial photographers, surveyors and filmmakers who want to fly small drones in U.S. airspace are able to rejoice after a judge dealt a setback to efforts by federal regulators to rein in use of the unmanned aircraft. Raphael Pirker (left in photo), had been fined $10,000 by the Federal Aviation Administration filming a promotional video […]
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