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XHover Element ARF Race Quad With Video

New from the team at XHover comes the new Element frame in a ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) configuration. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: X-Frames. Are. Popular. And for good reason. Offering an almost perfect center of gravity, the Element boasts some very cool features. This quad is a 5″ frame (meaning it runs 5″ props) and is a light, durable [...]

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update – tbs vendetta rtf FPV race quad with video

Almost immediately after I posted a sneak peek of the new Team Black Sheep Vendetta FPV Race Quad, the boys over at TBS began to release some details about this amazing new piece of kit. As promised, here is the latest info: The Vendetta is available right now for pre-order over at the Team Blacksheep Vendetta Page for $499.95 Simply put, this quad is a game-changer. Sporting some [...]

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FlightPower Drone Series LiPo Batteries

FlightPower Drone Series LiPo Batteries

New for all you drone flying maniacs is a dedicated series of LiPo Batteries from FlightPower. What makes the Drone Series LiPo batteries from FlightPower so special? * No nonsense 2 year limited warranty * Ultrasonic welding on tabs & balance leads * Cell-matched packs * Capacities up to 16,000mAh * 10, 30, or 70C discharge rates * 3 to 6S cell counts * Charge rates from [...]

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Connex HD Mini Video Downlink for FPV drones

The holy grail of flying FPV has always been zero-latency HD flight video. Well, the new Connex HD Mini Video Downlink from Amimon claims exactly that. Offering a lightweight, compact, robust wireless HD video downlink, the Connex HD is the perfect solution for aerial cinematography, building inspection, conservation, law enforcement, and the like. Priced at $1299.00, the system may be a bit spendy for [...]

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Sneak Peek: Team Black Sheep Vendetta RTF Race Quad

Sure, there are plenty of ready-to-fly quadcopters available on the market, but there are very few high-end racing drones available ready to rock right out of the box. Well, that is about to change with the recent announcement of the Vendetta from the boys over at Team Black Sheep. Very few details are available as of this post (including pricing and availability), but I wanted [...]

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Dromida Vista FPV Drone

Dromida Vista FPV Drone

While Dromida is perhaps best known for their 1/18th scale bash-mobiles, they also have some really fun quads. Their latest is an FPV version of the Vista Drone. The Vista FPV was designed like other Dromida products- to be affordable, fun, and durable. Some of the highlights of the Vista FPV include- * Rugged chassis * Suitable for both indoor and outdoor [...]

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Blade Inductrix 200 FPV BNF

Blade Inductrix 200 FPV BNF

Coming soon from Blade is the brushless powered Inductrix 200 FPV Drone. Yes, FPV is where it’s at now days in the quad world and the Inductrix is loaded with the features that people want. Just what are some of those features? Glad you asked… * SAFE Technology makes it easy to fly * 3 flight modes- beginner, intermediate & expert * Self [...]

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Dromida Verso Inversion Drone

Dromida Verso Quadcopter Review

With what seems like a new quadcopter hitting the market every day, it’s getting harder and harder for manufacturers to set themselves apart in this ever-expanding market. The new Verso from Dromida does just that by introducing a unique and innovative feature: Inverted flight! Lets take a deeper look and see if the Verso can hold up to the infamous Big Squid review beat down! Review by: Joe “RedPandaFPV” Photography [...]

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Blade Zeyrok Drone

Blade Zeyrok RTF Drone

With a futuristic body and an affordable price point, the new Blade Zeyrok looks like a solid entry into the drone world. So what’s the scoop on the Zeyrok? Well, it comes in three different versions- BNF with SAFE technology, RTR with SAFE technology, and RTF with camera & SAFE technology. It was also designed to be extremely easy to [...]

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Splash drone auto RTF waterproof quadcopter

Well, this is awesome! Check out the new Splash Drone AUTO. This guy is a fully waterproof and ready-to-fly quadcopter capable of taking off from, landing on and floating on water. Features include altitude stabilization, a payload release system, emergency flare adapter, wireless video transmitter and more. The Splash comes with everything you need to get flying, including a monitor. [...]

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FAA in Federal Court Over Drone Registration Rules

Coming as no surprise to anyone, the backlash associated with the recent FAA registration news has begun. In a move that seems to be the next logical progression from the model aircraft community, the FAA is being challenged in federal court with the hopes that hobbyists – including children as young as 13 – won’t have to file their names and home addresses [...]

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Ares Shadow 240 Drone

Ares Shadow 240 Drone

New from Ares is the Shadow 240 mini drone quadcopter. Designed for both noobies and experts, the 240 uses an advanced 6-axis stabilization system for stability and agility. Two different control rates help progress a noob’s flying skills and an optional WiFi FPV camera can add a whole new perspective to flying the 240. * Auto flip mode * Can be flown [...]

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Lumenier RaceBlade FPV Racing Quadcopter

Don’t believe me about X-Frames and +-Frames being the future of mini-quads yet? Check out the new RaceBlade from the team at Lumenier. Born from tried-and-true QAV DNA, the RaceBlade continues Lumenier’s tradition of staying on the cutting edge of FPV quadcopter frame design. I have flown QAV 250’s, 210’s and 180’s and can tell you that the RaceBlade looks to continue the [...]

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Ares Z-Line V-Hawk X4

Incredible New Ares Z-Line V-Hawk X4

Are you looking for a unique flying experience? Are you burnt out on the drone scene and want to try something new? If so, look no further than the new Ares V-Hawk X4. You see, the V-Hawk can take off vertically, then you can flip a switch to transition to forward flight like a normal airplane. The way the V-Hawk [...]

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FAA shuts down 36+ model aircraft clubs in Washington, DC

With what is sure to be the first of many headlines generated on the heels of the FAA’s mandatory registration news, here is an…. *ahem* “interesting” piece of news from our nation’s capital. The Federal Aviation Administration has shut down at least 36 model aircraft clubs in the Washington, DC area, citing a new, extended no-fly zone for drones around the nation’s capital. Beginning in [...]

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