If you're preparing to take your FAA Part 107 remote pilot exam, you may be overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information out there. Where do you even start to study? There are some free resources direct from the FAA, however navigating them to determine exactly what is going to be on the test is quite difficult. Alternatively, and what I recommend above everything else is to invest in a professional training course to pass your FAA Part 107 exam.Read More
As a recreational drone pilot in the USA, you need to follow the FAA's community-based set of safety guidelines. What are those though? A quick google search will come up with a bunch of conflicting information about the FAA recreational drone safety guidelines, so one of our members went straight to the source to find the real answer. Remember, this is geared strictly towards recreational flight, which is far different from a commercial operator flying under a FAA Part 107.
Maintaining a drone logbook with all of your flight hours is a trait of a good drone pilot, and can help you make some serious cash. Not only can you make more money, but you might also beat out your competition if you keep verifiable flight records. If I hadn't kept one, I'd be $8500 poorer right now... Read More
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!
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.
Some of the newest drones have obstacle avoidance systems to help you not crash. These systems are great, however you need to set them up properly or they're not going to work. A few days ago I was asked via twitter, "Why didn't my drone stop, when it was beeping and showing distance on the screen?" Let's find out why that happened!
If you've ever updated your drone only to find out that you don't like the newest firmware, there is some good news! I'm going to show you how to downgrade the firmware of your DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone.
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!