The newly released T-28 Naval from Durafly isn’t a new model design, but it does sport a lively new US Navy colour scheme. Its predecessor has been through a lot with me since I got my hands on it back in May 2017 so I was keen to get the new one to replace it when it’s finally retired. Continue reading Review: Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation
HP had recently announced the new HP Metal Jet at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018. HP Metal Jet is a manufacturing technology that will allow mass production of metal parts which is significantly faster and cheaper to make than other 3D printing methods. HP have labelled as being ‘50x more productive’. Continue reading HP Announces 3D Printing for Mass Production
In a new research project, called Cyber-Physical Macro Material, conducted by the University of Stuttgart, researchers have created what is known as a ‘live’ shapeshifting canopy which uses drones to keep people in the shade. As the sun moves through the sky, the drones ‘actively rebuild itself’ by changing its configuration to constantly ensure that it is providing adequate shade. Continue reading Forget Trees, Now Drones Can Provide Shade!
Over the weekend, Model Aeronautical Association Australia (MAAA) in association with The Royal Adelaide Show (RA&HS) held the FPV World Cup in Adelaide. An estimated 10,000 spectators were in attendance for the drone racing event at the showground. Continue reading Team Multistar wins big at FPV World Cup!
First Person View (FPV) is now the most popular way for pilots to fly the majority of multirotor and fixed wing ‘drones’. The cost of a camera, video transmitter and some entry level goggles or FPV screen is now so low that many traditional Line of sight (LOS) pilots have tried it for themselves and become hooked. Continue reading Want to try FPV?
A few days ago we shared the first article in a short series about the challenges and considerations when building larger multi-rotors for taking video or photos. In case you missed it, you can read it here. Continue reading Building a Big Multirotor : Part Two
Silicon Valley, located in the Southern San Franciso Bay Area, is renowned as the tech capital of the world. A hub for tech startups and tech giants alike. Google, Apple and Facebook are among those that reside in Silicon Valley. With drone innovation becoming a rapidly growing industry, a team of drone researchers in Switzerland have created their own innovative hub, known as ‘Drone Valley’. Continue reading Drone Valley: The Drone Capital of the World
The humble Bixler has been around for a long time and it’s no doubt helped tens of thousands of people to take to the skies and the newly released Bixler 1.1 is no exception to that.
The Bixler is well known as one of the best gliders on the market today. Although I love warbirds and larger scale planes I still have a Bixler. Continue reading Bixler 1.1: Excellent Beginner Plane
If you look for information about what to consider and the parts to look at if you are considering building a larger quad, hex or octocopter to carry a camera and gimbal then it can be tricky. Continue reading Building a Big Multirotor Part One: The Basics and Power System
So you may have noticed that on Friday HobbyKing mysteriously went down for a few hours and all that was left was a cryptic note posted to social media channels. Needless to say, it had hobbyists awaiting at the edge of their seats to see what the announcement would be. Continue reading New Website. Who Dis?