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Blade 200 S RTF

Blade 200 S Helicopter

The new 200 S helicopter from Blade is intended to make it easy for new pilots to learn how to fly. While quads have really taken off lately, many hobbyists still have a dream of learning how to fly a real helicopter, something that the 200 S can make easy. Here are some of its highlights- * SAFE electronic stability technology * [...]

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FPV Common Sense – Fly Smart.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you should be fully aware that drones and all things UAS have dominated recent headlines. That being said, I think it’s very important that; as the visibility of our beloved hobby continues to grow, we all become ambassadors for what we love to do. Now… I’m not here [...]

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GoPro Quadcopter Gets Announced

Since every quadcopter on the plant pretty much has a GoPro camera attached, they figured why not get the rest of the money and sell the quadcopter as well. There isn’t really much information yet about it, but they did mention it will have a stabilization system. GoPro also released footage from their quadcopter, but of course it looks like [...]

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Manned Flight in Multirotor Drone Swarm

In case you have been wondering what I have Wrench and 3DBill working on lately, I’ll give you a hint. Just kidding, all credit goes to these guys in the UK! This video has been making the rounds, so I thought I’d post it up if you haven’t seen it. This guy is nuts, and not because of the possible [...]

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GoDroneX FPV Racing in Chicago Suburbs

GoDroneX with the Suburban Aero Club of Chicago are taking this year’s National Model Aviation Day by storm by hosting FPV Racing at the Tinley Creek Flying Field this Saturday, August 15. Proceeds from the entry fees go to the Wounded Warrior Project, and you will get an opportunity to see yours truely! See all the details at the GoDroneX webpage, and see you Saturday!

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Inductrix

Smooth, Quiet, and Small: The Blade Inductrix Quadcopter

Announced recently is a new, Spektrum DSMX compatible, micro quadcopter from Blade Helicopters, the ducted-fan based Inductrix! Featuring a new design and quiet rotor setup, the Inductrix has even more features:Lightweight, fully assembled quadcopter SAFE® technology makes drone flying easy Quiet EDF power system Durable rotor housings prevent damage Brilliant LED orientation lights Includes both red and blue bodies 150mAh 1S 3.7V 25C Li-Po flight battery USB Li-Po charger 6–8 minute [...]

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MultiRC HMB 235 Mini Quad Review With Video

3DBill here, and we got our hands on the Multi RC HMB 235 Mini Quad / FPV racer. We have been told that it can take a lot of abuse and come back for more. That’s usually a challenge that we like to hear. FPV Quad Racing is very hot right now, and if you are actually racing, you know you [...]

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WalkeraRunner250

The Winner for Strangest FPV Quad Video Goes to…

…WALKERA!! They have recently announced a FPV Racing quadcopter called the Runner 250, and what better way to advertise it than explosions, hallucinations, pickpockets, and women whispering ‘Faster’ into your ear. Check out the full video here. Feast your eyes on this YouTube beauty!

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

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 Intent

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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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 Botched…

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 Camera…

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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