What happens if you encounter a broken drone prop while in flight? One of our friends Patrik Klevstul from Norway
recently had this experience and caught it on video, and was kind enough to share it with everyone so that we can all learn from the experience! 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
. Read More
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! Read More
After last week's instructional video that went over how to read aviation weather (METAR & TAF)
, we received a bunch of questions asking what some good aviation weather sources are. In this video, I go over my favourites on the web, iOS, and Mac desktop.
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!
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!
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!
Today we answer a common question that is asked of all drone pilots, "How far away can you safely fly your drone?" Check out the video to see us answer this one with a real world drone flight test, that we've logged in our free drone flight log book
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!
Are you just starting out with a brand new drone? Or looking for a quick refresher? Either way, check this video out where we show you how your drone controller works. In this video you're going to learn the following: