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It's Official! DJI Announces the Matrice 100 Open Sourc…

After the rumors I reported of a new DJI quadcopter platform, my email was graced with the official announcement: DJI has a new drone development platform called the Matrice  100(well, the rumors were close)! Featuring a modular platform with a full software development kit, the Matrice 100 has these other features:Optional sensor platform for collision detection for elevations below 65ft Upgrade [...]

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Raging Rotors: Not a Confession, But Declaration of Int…

It may sound cliche, but I feel like a true pioneer. On many occasions in the past year or so that quadcopters/drones/multirotor technology, flight, and regulations have been compared to the early days of the internet, calling it a ‘wild west’ phase for the technology. That pretty much nails the current situation of the whole multirotor hobby right on the [...]

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Fleet

Now THIS Was What Quadcopters Were Made For!

Surfing the web the other day, and I found the holy grail of custom quads! There have been wild posts the past few months of Star Wars based quadcopters, and I have found the source! Imgur user olivierc600 has posted all his work to date: Minion Bomber, Star Destroyer, and the Millennium Falcon to name a few. Check out the few [...]

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Enrique Iglesias drone injury

Inspire1 Gets Excited, Hurts Enrique Iglesias During Bo…

DJI makes news again, this time out of a concert in Mexico. Pop singer Enrique Iglesias was helping his production team’s Inspire1 take a shot of himself with the crowd, most likely his very first ‘dronie’. In his posing, his hand reached too close to the spinning props and took a chunk out of a couple of his fingers. Mr. Iglesias is fine, [...]

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Matrix100

DJI at it again already?!

As quick as the Phantom 3 and Inspire 1  were announced and released, it looks like DJI has another multirotor up its sleeve: the (maybe) Matrix 100. Here are a few of the RUMORED features:Expansion bays: like all fun things, the ability to be modular is a must. Dual Battery Option: LOOOOOOOONGER flight time SDK (Software Development Kit): For the computer science and all other nerdy programming types (myself included), [...]

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Chroma

Take Photography to New Heights with the Blade Chroma C…

After the recent price drop of the 350 QX3, Blade released info on their latest camera drone series: the Chroma. Utilizing 4k, 1080p, or allowing use with a GoPro, you can take great video and stills on the fly! Two ready to fly packages features the Yuneec made ST-10 radio system and CGO2+ camera/gimbal combo, and Chroma drones equipped with that radio will have [...]

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Ares SpectreX

Unboxing the Ares SpectreX and FPV Kit!

I always love seeing packages on my desk, and this one came from the folks over at Ares RC, the SpectreX Quadcopter and FPV Upgrade kit. This little orange bugger is the next review I’m working on, and before I started chasing Brian and Cubby around the office, I took a few unboxing photos. See them below and keep your eye out for the [...]

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Phone Drone 2

Make your phone a drone!

I was doing my usual ‘shopping’ on Kickstarter, and couldn’t help but see this need little design: the Phone Drone by XCraft! Designed as a simple quad frame, this drone uses a standard flight control board and couples it with your smartphone to create a self or manual flying drone for all your aerial photography needs! Here are some of the key features:Easy [...]

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The Next Level of Tricopter: Naze32 Tricopter Frame

I have built a few tricopters in my days, and I always had a messy wiring. It wasn’t for lack of trying; I just could not make it look ‘pretty’. Enter the Naze32 Tricopter Frame from RCExplorer! Featuring a built in Naze32 Flight Control Board and Power Distribution Board right into the frame, you can keep you wiring clean, as well as [...]

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Raging Rotors: Whirlwind, or How the ImmersionRC Vortex…

  I’M BAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCKKKK! Sorry for falling off the planet RC, but I needed to go into hiding until I could remake my tinfoil hat 😉 This is an exciting time for FPV Racing: ImmersionRC has released the details about its new racer, the Vortex recently. This is a game changer, and there are a lot of nitty-gritty details about this quad that can be missed [...]

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Yuneec Q500-4K

‘Aerial April’ continues with Yuneec!

Yuneec APV continues what I have dubbed ‘Aerial April’ by releasing a preview picture of a new Q500 Typhoon quadcopter. This one features a 4K resolution camera, what seems to be a bigger controller screen, and a neat gunmetal color. No details on pricing, release, or any other pertinent information, but you can see the comments and responses on Yuneec‘s Facebook Page. Look for [...]

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Mach25

Join the Race with the Blade Mach25 FPV Racer!

Joining in on the ARF racer crowd, Blade Helicopters announced a FPV Racing quad today: the Mach25! Featuring tilted forward motors and self-locking propellers, this quadcopter may just be what the non-DIY pilot needs! More features include:SAFE® technology equipped with 3 flight modes Spektrum 25mw ultra micro FPV camera system Powerful 2300Kv brushless motors Compact Castle Creations 4-in-1 ESC Self-tightening prop hubs Robust 2mm carbon-fiber frames Intense, multi-color [...]

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DJI Announces New Phantom 3 Series of Quadcopters

This was a big day for DJI indeed, as they announce new Phantom quadcopters utilizing the controllers and software systems of the Inspire. There will be 2 versions: the Phantom 3 Advanced with 1080p video camera/gimbal system installed, and the Phantom 3 Professional featuring a 4K resolution camera/gimbal system. Besides using the DJI Pilot app featuring built in live-streaming capabilities, camera control, and practice simulator, the Phantom 3 series touts some [...]

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New 3DRobotics Quadcopter Coming

It must be Aerial April, because the team over at 3DRobotics just modified their homepage with the date April 13, 2015 and a video teasing some baboons flying a new quadcopter. A few screenshots are below, but this is a definite upgrade from their current IRIS+ quadcopter. This month just keeps getting better and better! For all 3DRobotics news, trust BigSquidRC! See previous news Right Here.

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DJI Event April 8th

BIG DJI Event Wednesday Morning!

With the Inspire1 only been on shelves a few months, it is hard to believe that DJI has something new to announce so early in 2015. Yet, tomorrow morning at 11:30AM EST in New York, London, and Munich DJI is hosting a livestream event for the world. Is it a new flight controller? New Quadcopter? Who knows, but I know what my phone’s data plan [...]

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