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DJI drone acting up? Refresh the firmware!

DJI Firmware Refresh Our DJI Phantom 4 Pro has been an absolute workhorse since DJI replaced it for free a few months ago. This thing has been all over North America with us, and has worked without any issue until this week when it started to act up. We started experiencing errors that we hadn't seen before (compass heading, IMU exception, and cannot detect camera lens), and found the way to fix it all way via a firmware refresh! The process took us a few attempts, so we'll save you the trial-and-error headache and show you how to refresh your DJI drone's firmware in these easy steps! Read More

How to Attach Drone Propellers

If your drone propellers aren't attached properly, you're not going to have a good flight! There are a couple of different kinds of drone props out there, and I'm going to show you how to attach both self tightening and twist-lock style propellers. Read More

How to Read Aviation Weather – METAR and TAF

When it comes to aviation, you can't just rely on your TV weatherman, or your favourite weather website. You need to learn how to read aviation weather (METAR) and forecasts (TAF) in order to get a deep understanding of what the current weather is, and what's coming your way. Seeing a METAR or TAF for the first time can be intimidating, but we'll show you how to read that weather like a pro! Read More

How to Determine Obstacle Height with Your Drone

  Here we go with another great drone training question, "How can I determine obstacle height?" Obstacle avoidance is pretty much the number one thing that you need to do if you want to have a safe drone flight, and knowing their heights can be a big help. How do we figure out the height of an object? Let us show you how to determine obstacle height with this easy technique! Read More

Valentines Day Drone Selfie

Valentine's Day Drone Selfie

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We hope that you were able to spend it with the love of your life, or if they don’t exist yet, then you’re out there hustling to find them!

Here is a quick drone selfie that we took today while out on a job site shooting some drone footage. We were using that concrete bench to fly and spot from, but upon looking at it from the air, we saw it was a perfect “L” so decided to take and make this drone selfie! We hope you like it!

What to do if You Lose Video Signal with Your Drone

  Many drone operators fly only in FPV (first person view) mode so they are relying on the cameras feed to navigate the drone. This is a great way to see the world from a different perspective, but what happens if you lose video signal with your drone? You're not going to be able to rely on the video to get the drone back home, so you're going to have to bring it back visually. In this video we go over what to do if you lose video signal with your drone! Read More