When drones were introduced into the world, they were a revolutionary technology that had so much promise, in technology, photography, sports and entertainment. But tech start-up Skydio felt the technology in drones were lacking, and its popularity came down to nothing more than just viral videos of drone crashes. Continue reading Self-flying drones have arrived – but do we really need it?
Before I get into this review, I’ve got a confession to make. The first ever ‘proper’ quadcopter was an Armattan 258 CNC aluminium frame with a KK2.0 flight controller in the middle. Continue reading The Armattan Rooster 5” Quadcopter
Regulation of drone usage is not a new concept for many hobbyists. For the past few years, as the popularity of drones has skyrocketed, governments and regulatory bodies around the globe have tried to regulate and limit its use. Continue reading DJI Drone Pilots will Now be Forced to Take a Knowledge Quiz
As we know all know, the hobby community is constantly evolving and each day a new trend infiltrates the hobby. For the past few years, drone racing was tipped to be the next big thing, with many comparing and likening the sport to the phenomenon of skateboarding or car racing. However, while drone racing had become insanely popular for a couple of years, particularly in 2014/15, interest in the sport today is slowly decreasing. Continue reading Is Drone Diving the Next Big Sport?
The sport of model flying has undergone some significant changes over the last few years and none more so than the advent of the multirotor (drone) which is very high technology based. The developments of motors, batteries and in the case of drones the control systems have gone ahead in leaps and bounds. Continue reading Flying a Drone with Consideration and Responsibility
ImmersionRC has as long a pedigree in FPV as any other vendor today. In 2017 I looked at their new TRAMP-HV video transmitter with their RaceWand and was impressed. Continue reading ImmersionRC Vortex230 Mojo Review
Last week drone giant DJI teased enthusiasts with a cryptic video message about their forthcoming product announce. Keeping tight-lipped DJI didn’t share any information, other than a tagline that reads ‘Adventure Unfolds’. Continue reading DJI Introduces the Brand New Mavic Air
In breaking news out of the tech/drone industry today, GoPro has just announced its exit from the drone industry. As part of their statement, the company also revealed a major restructure, mainly within in their aerial drone sectors. Due to a decline in growth, they will be cutting 20% of its workforce, reducing it’s employee count from 1,254 to fewer than 1,000 employees. Continue reading Bad Karma: GoPro Exits Drone Industry
Learning to fly a multirotor is often underestimated. Videos on YouTube make it look so easy but a successful, safe pilot is months (if not years) in the making. I did the same as many and the first take offs (I can’t call them flights as they lasted less than five seconds and I was barely in control!) ended in broken props and disaster. Continue reading Learning to fly a Multirotor
Quality of parts
It’s immediately obvious when unpacking the box that the parts have been finished really nicely with no flashing on the plastic arms or excess on the carbon fibre parts. The engines and ESCs are also presented nicely and the wires have been cut to size quite well. Continue reading Unboxing – HobbyKing S550 Hexcopter Combo