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Aerial Drone Videos: Shooting Motocross

Aerial Drone Videos: Shooting Motocross

Our own Senior Editor, John Reid talks to Chris Barrett, to learn some new techniques for shooting winning aerial shots when filming Motocross with a drone.  
Drone footage of Chernobyl

Drone footage of Chernobyl

There have been a number of video’s to come from the aftermath of Chernobyl.  While all of them give a haunting look at what a disaster like this, can do.  None of them show the scope of the devastation that a drone view from above can reveal. Almost 30 years ago, Pripyat—a Ukranian city near […]

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Drones & Conservation: Monitoring Arctic Sea Ice

Drones & Conservation: Monitoring Arctic Sea Ice

Flying the Ptarmigan hexacopter in challenging conditions Springtime in northern Alaska is the right time for a whale hunt. Vast sheets of sea ice crumble together into huge masses that grind into the ocean floor, anchoring it for a time. To get to open water to hunt whales, Inupiat whaling crews will break miles of […]
Part 107 Study Guide

Part 107 Study Guide

This video is part of a free comprehensive study guide for the FAA Part 107 sUAS Drone Certification offered by Tony &Chelsea Northrup.  Be sure to check out their website for more information.  http://sdp.io/107

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Aerial Photography & Composition

Aerial Photography & Composition

Taking photos from dizzying heights doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be interesting or effective. Once you’ve located yourself on a high altitude with a drone, aimlessly shooting will not guarantee you any visually pleasing results. In fact, the most common problem I’ve observed with amateur photographers is that, once they’ve made their drone airborne, […]
Dromida KODO FPV Drone RTF Pack

Dromida KODO FPV Drone RTF Pack

From Dromida: The KODO FPV makes it easy for anyone to enjoy First Person View flight. This all-in-one pack comes with the essential gear you need to experience FPV out of the box. Put on the goggles, add your smartphone, connect it to the Wi-Fi camera and download the free app. See the world of […]

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Drones & Thermal Imaging

Drones & Thermal Imaging

Equipping your drone with a thermal-imaging camera is exactly the same as mounting an ordinary visible-light camera, with one crucial difference: the wavelengths of the photons its sensor detects. Apart from that, everything else works exactly the same, even though you are seeing the world in a whole new way. To understand the pictures produced […]
DJI Mavic Pro Review

DJI Mavic Pro Review

All the power of the DJI Phantom in a foldable package The first thing you see when opening the box is that this bird is all preassembled and ready to go. Charge the battery and controller, download the app, and you are off and flying. The Mavic is constructed really well and when the arms […]

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Drone Cowboys

Drone Cowboys

Recently, we got a chance to talk to Nick Swartzendruber, who owns a successful drone company out of California: Drone Cowboys. Nick is also a part-time drone instructor at Drone Universities, which helps new pilots prepare for the FAA 107 test. Nick tells us a little about his company and what it is like behind […]
Drone News: You Need to Fight This Summer—Or It’s All Over

Drone News: You Need to Fight This Summer—Or It’s All Over

If you like flying or doing business with drones in accordance with traditional federal authority, don’t want hobbyist regulation, and don’t want meddling local and state government regulating our airspace, call or write your congressional representatives in the U.S. House and Senate right now. Insist on crystal-clear express federal preemption in the 2017 FAA Reauthorization Act, and ask them to prevent […]
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