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DRS-M600 Parachute Safety Solution Drone Rescue Systems GmbH's new DRS-M600 Parachute Safety system was developed for use with DJI M600 and DJI M600pro drones, and because it meets all federal standards the Federal Aviation Administration can issue permits for drones equipped with the DRS-M600 system so they can be use over crowds.
SenseFly & Enterprise UAS Partnership Specializing in retail and wholesale distribution of emerging technologies, Enterprise UAS is one of the largest drone dealers in the US.
Teaming Up to Protect Wildlife Drones are powerful tools for wildlife research and conservation, especially in previously inaccessible nature and wildlife habitats. Unfortunately, if not flown responsibly by authorized personnel, drones can be a disturbance to wildlife, causing stress to an animal's health and well-being.
ASSURE's Ground Collision Study What could happen if a drone hit a person on the ground? What are the risks of serious injury from flying small unmanned aircraft over people, and are we doing everything we can to reduce those risks?
IDRLC Presents West Coast Throwdown As the original FPV festival, the fourth annual will be better than ever! Bring your friends and family, your quads, your swimsuit, plenty of batteries, and be prepared to have more fun than you can shake your sticks at! Three flying fields that are nice and close to each other, separated by trees and terrain, open all four days.
Diagnosing and Fixing Bad FPV Video Your FPV system is the most important part of your quad. A bad FPV video signal, riddled with static can render a quad useless, ending a fun day of FPV.
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The 2019 MultiGP Series Begins To Sizzle on the Backstretch During Week #20 Fourteen Global Qualifiers comprised of two single GQ's, four double-headers and a Quad-Header of four GQ's saw 140 pilots flying across the United States during week #20 of the 2019 MultiGP Global Series.
Hybrid FPV Race Frame Build Neutron-R I've have been flying this setup for the past few months*. It's by far the best quad/build I've done so far. It survived the MultiGP International Open with just one broken arm. What makes this the best quad? Not only does it fly great, it's super reliable, durable and trouble free.
Autonomous Drone Flight Over Trans-Alaska Pipeline FOX, Alaska - August 2, 2019. Echodyne, Iris Automation and Skyfront ensure safety of first ever BVLOS flight without human observers conducted by University of Alaska Fairbanks' UAS IPP team.
Fluidity Tech's FT Aviator Whatever else there is to say about the FT Aviator from Fluidity Tech, it is bold - even audacious - in the breadth of its vision. While other companies are content to tinker with the placement of a display screen or the layout of an app, Fluidity has dared to fundamentally re-imagine the interface between the pilot and the drone.
Insurance Coverage 101 The recreational and commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones is expected to increase exponentially over the next decade. Operating UAVs is not without its risks. For example, in one published court decision, Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co.
Impossible Aeropace & the US-1 During the early morning hours of February 8, 2019, violence disturbed the otherwise peaceful city of Campbell, California. Just before 5 a.m. an armed suspect barricaded himself in a Denny's restaurant after threatening others with a firearm. Within a few minutes, the Campbell Police Department and SWAT team had surrounded the building.
Drone Finds Missing Man A Maryland man who was missing for five days has been found severely injured in the woods with the help of a search party volunteer using his drone. Julian Bustos confirmed to WTTG he was using his personal drone to search for 44-year-old Jason Blake Mabee when he spotted him in a densely wooded area near Columbia.
FPV News with Average Hobbyist - Episode 10 GetFPV is proud to present FPV News with Average Hobbyist, aka Randy Mertl, submitted to us via the GetFPV Community Program. Check out his video below!
DJI's New FPV System The DJI FPV Air Unit Module uses DJI HD Low Latency FPV Transmission technology which integrates a two-way data communication mechanism to deliver integrated control over the entire system and a stable, seamless signal connection. DJI HDL FPV offers a low end-to-end latency of 28 milliseconds, similar to high-performance analogue systems.
North and South Represented on Global Qualifier Leaderboard after week #19 Scheduling issues and some technological issues shortened the schedule this past weekend to 4 events on the 2019 MultiGP Series.
UK Drone Racing Open International Registration This is the UK's first FAI World Cup which is being hosted at the BMFA Nationals. This an opportunity for you to qualify as a part of 'Team GB' or as a part of the qualification process as a individual pilot to participate at the FAI World Championship that is hosted in China later this year.
Week 18 of the 2019 MultiGP Series saw a QUAD-Header, a Triple-Header, a Double-Header and takes the total to 615 Pilots Ranked Globally The biggest week yet for the 2019 MultiGP Series transpired on Week #18, as over 130 Pilots participated in one of the 13 Global Qualifiers across the USA and Mexico during week #18. Over half of the participating pilots were competing in their first GQ of 2019, while we saw 122 pilots in total either shuffling up or jumping into the List.
9 Simple FPV Build Tips to Keep You Flying Are you tired of problems or constantly repairing your quad? After building a conservative 100 quads and gathering tips from some of the fastest pilots in the world, we've compiled a list of 9 simple FPV build tips to improve your builds.
FPV Air 2 Simulator Review Let me say this one thing: FPV Air 2 is hands down, the best simulator for the price. It is pretty much the ideal FPV simulator for drone racers.
UPS & Flight Forward Drone Delivery Operate commercial drone flights under a subsidiary called UPS Flight Forward. The subsidiary is an incorporated business that could receive certification as early as this year, making UPS the first fully-certified revenue-generating drone operator in the US.
Five Ways to Run a Better Race Event What are the race results? Make it easy to find out this information at any time-and make announcements when things change. When you do, be sure you have everyone's attention first. Like me, you may not be very loud. When I organized my first races, I had a "designated cat herder".
The RaceDayQuads 2019 MultiGP Championship Date and Location We are excited at the opportunities afforded by both potential locations, and look forward to releasing more details hopefully next week. Username or email address. Password. Remember me. Lost your password?
Medical Cargo Drones Training International health organizations, governments, major donors, non-governmental organizations and companies are increasingly looking to use cargo drones to improve public health services. So what does it actually take to run cargo drone deliveries for public health?
A Triple Header, Two Double Headers and Three Global Qualifiers take the List to over 520! July 13th and 14th was the biggest weekend to-date for the 2019 MultiGP Series with 10 Global Qualifiers adding 75 new pilots to "the List" and seeing 36 pilots return to the GQ Track with 25 of them improving earlier times.
FPV for Beginners with Average Hobbyist New to FPV Quadcopters and looking for a quick video guide about how to get started? Look no further than the FPV for Beginners video by Average Hobbyist!
Understanding Motor and Propeller Rotation Never fear, a simple understanding of how motor and propellers work together to get the quad flying will set you straight on the path to success with your aircraft the FIRST TIME it flies. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.
IO2019 Recap and Results The premiere international race in the World, the 2019 MultiGP International Open presented by Team Blacksheep yet again featured an outstanding roster of pilots culminating into 30+ head-to-head races on the Hobbywing World Cup Track.
Tiny Solar-Powered Drone For years, scientists have wanted to create flying robotic vehicles the size of insects. The tricky bit has been building something that can produce enough thrust while still being light enough to fly, without being tethered to an external power source.
IDRLC Atlantic City Open Race Media Check out these photos and videos from the IDRLC Atlantic City Drone Race.
Week #16 Global Qualifier Recap While there were two qualifiers on the Calendar this past Saturday weather changed the plan and just Rocket City FPV Racing hosted their first Global Qualifier in Huntsville, Alabama.
IDRLC Championship Finale - Atlantic City Convention Center IDRLC Chamionship Open Drone Race at Atlantic City Convention Center.
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DHL & EHang Join Forces The launch ceremony was held today at the EHang Command and Control Center in Guangzhou, with the attendance of senior executives from both companies. This cutting-edge solution takes its inaugural flight for a DHL customer, making DHL the first international express company to provide such a service in China.
Wildfires: Using Drone Back Burns As firefighting efforts continue, crews are using new technology to help fight the fire. Video of helicopters and even a jumbo DC-10 fighting this fire with water drops have been seen many times, but there's also a mini flying machine making a major difference by being another set of eyes from the skies.
Russian Owl Spy Drone Russia has unveiled a combat surveillance drone intended to resemble a menacing owl spreading its wings. The avian imposter was showcased at the Defense Ministry's annual military expo in the outskirts of Moscow last week.
FlySky FS-i6 Transmitter Modding In this guide, I will be showing you how to mod your Flysky FS-i6 radio system into a 10 channel BEAST. Yes; your FS-i6 can be as good as a Frsky Taranis.
Build Log - Armattan Chameleon It looked really cool and innovative with its built-in camera cage, I appreciated the concept of a lifetime bumper-to-bumper warranty in a quad that was probably going to take some abuse, and it didn't hurt that Joshua Bardwell lists the Armattan Chameleon as 'The New Top Dog' in his Freestyle Frames Shopping List.
Marines Test Drone-Killing Energy Weapon A drone-killing, directed energy weapon prototype is now in the hands of Marines. The Compact Laser Weapons System-or CLaWS-is the first ground-based laser approved by the Department of Defense for use by warfighters on the ground.
GetFPV Learn Community Program: What it's Like to Make Content for GetFPV? For over a year, I have been creating GetFPV Learn. In this article, I share my positive experience with the program and how you can get involved.
One Global Qualifier During Week #14 To Take "the List" to 400 Globally Ranked Pilots! Saturday, June 22nd the Cincinnati Quad Racers held their first qualifier for the 2019 MultiGP Series at Hawks RC Field in Hamilton, Ohio. Their roster of pilots included 12 first-timers on the Global Qualifying Track in 2019 taking the Global Qualifying Ranking or "the List" to 400 Pilots that have been ranked Globally!
MultiGP Series Week #13 Recap Just past the mid-way point of the qualifying season, we look back on the 13th week of competition in 2019, with 4 Chapters hosting Global Qualifiers for the 2019 MultiGP Championships. While just under 50 pilots competed last weekend, 34 of them flew the Global Qualifier Track, officially for the first time.
Open Class Drone Racing IDRLC Open Class Drone Racing and Brushed Micro Racing Events June 27th-30th. Large prize pools and the best drone racers from around the world.
Eachine Cinecan-85mm-4K The Eachine trashcan HD was a perfectible product for at least two reasons: the presence of vibrations / jellos… and the most dramatic, the weakness of the ESC burning very fast even from 3S.
One Competition, Three Challenges We experience this first hand on a daily basis at WeRobotics and across the Flying Labs network. Only approximately 10% of time is actually invested in the drone itself, the other 90% is all about data and community and stakeholder engagement. So why is it that most organizations concentrate their efforts today on the 10%?
Mining & Aggregates Survey Results Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced the results of the industry's first mining and aggregates customer survey. Kespry surveyed its 220 mining and aggregates customers that use its platform across 3,311 worksites across North America, with 22,987 missions in 2018 alone.
The Official Pilot Manual for the 2019 MultiGP International Open presented by Team Blacksheep has been released!!! So many tracks, so many competitions and so many pilots! Our team has obsessed over collecting every detail and putting in this highly technical document to arm our pilots and volunteers with all of the knowledge needed to have a good time with minimal stress.
Video: Just In Case You Forgot How Fast They Go Posted by Megaracer Pro at Airvuz. Just in case you had forgotten about how fast they go. Drone Nationals. World Drone Racing Championships. US Drone Racing Association. Drone Classes. Put Your Race Event in our Calendar. State-by-State - Where to Get Started in FPV Drone Racing.
Drone Delivery Canada Grows Drone Delivery Canada has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Air Canada effective May 29, 2019 whereby Air Canada Cargo will market and sell DDC's drone delivery services in Canada using Air Canada Cargo's marketing and sales platforms and resources.
Free FAA Webinars After receiving positive feedback and constructive input, the FAA has optimized their program content and added a session to include the recent changes to recreational flying. Webinar schedule:. June 19, 2019 2 P.M. ET Public Safety: How to Start a Drone Program.
2019 MultiGP Series Week #12 Features A Big Race, A Grand Gesture and Big Moves! Forecast rain had a few of the Global Qualifiers re-schedule until later weeks, with just three qualifiers proceeding the week of June 8th and 9th. Week #12 also presented itself as the mid-way point for qualifying, with just another 12 competition weekends left until "the List" will be complete!
Drone Travel 101 My recent exposure into the world of drones has led me to using my 30 years of aviation experience to teach UAV ground schools and write documents for UAV operators in Canada.
Amazon's Prime Air Delivery Within a matter of months, your future Amazon orders could be delivered by an autonomous drone. Officials with the online shopping giant unveiled the latest Prime Air drone design Wednesday at Amazon's re:MARS Conference in Las Vegas.
FPV Frame Materials: Will Carbon Fibre Be Replaced? FPV frame materials have varied throughout the evolution of the hobby. Plastic, fibreglass and carbon fibre have all seen popularity throughout the years although carbon is the current standard.
Education Campaign Funding Supporters of the Know Before You Fly campaign, an initiative to promote the safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems, today sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations urging Congress to provide funding for the campaign.
Apply Now for FAA Match The FAA has pledged $6 million for this enterprise, so if your company is up for a challenge you could get matching funds from the FAA to perform vital drone integration safety work at the FAA's UAS test sites.
Wild Runs, Wild Weather and World-Wide Races Make Week #11 An Impressive One! June 1st and 2nd saw five Qualifiers for the MultiGP Series hosted in three different Countries as another 58 pilots were added to the Global Qualifying Rankings or "the List", and a number of other pilots better there times from earlier efforts.
An Interview with a Drone Racing Champion Originally published on DroneLife.com. Paul Nurkkala is a champion drone racer, we caught up with him to learn more about what he is up to:. DroneLife: Thanks for connecting with us. For those of us who may not be as familiar with Drone Racing can you tell us a little bit about it?
NEWS: GEPRC CinePro 4K HD The structure is the same as the former GEPRC but now including some ducted prop guards. Here we have a 120mm 4S cinewhoop machine with all ultimate electronics elements in the market: a new F7 board with a dual synchroneous IMU for ultra fast and accurate stabilization.
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Week #10 of the MultiGP Series Shakes Up the Top-15 on the List Week #10 of the MultiGP Series saw a ton of shuffling of "The List". It's a whole new top-5, with the recently crowned Collegiate Drone Racing Champion Patrick "Enginair" White who slid into 2nd and was just off the cusp of the #1 spot on his first effort on the Global Track.
Reigning MGP Champion Evan "HeadsupFPV" Turner Returns To The Top It was never an “if”, and merely a “when”, and that was answered on the opening day of Week #10 of the MultiGP Series as the reigning MultiGP Champion, Evan “Headsupfpv” Turner officially embarked for the first time on the 2019 Global Qualifying Track.
2019 Starmach Pan Asian Drone Racing Exhibition Results May 16-18 MultiGP produced the 2019 Starmach Pan Asian Drone Racing Exhibition in Ningbo, China. The inaugural event featured vendor displays, an Industry forum, a training seminar for school children, and a championship drone race of vast proportion.
AI Comes to Drone Racing In an interesting mix between AI and Drone Racing, the Drone Racing League in partnership with Lockheed Martin have announced a new drone racing circuit that combines AI driving Drones around a race course with the winner getting a 1 million dollar price with a $250,000 bonus if they can beat a real live drone racing champion.
Developing AI for High-Speed Drones Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have announced the nine teams that were accepted into the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge, an open competition to develop artificial intelligence for high-speed racing drones.
FPV Racing Tips with Captainvanover A post on FPV racing tips is something I've wanted to do for a long time but just been too busy. With Alex joining the team, now is the time to do this. Alex has competed all over the world with all of the fastest guys on the planet. He will share his knowledge and experience of being a full time drone racer.
Flying Into the Storm Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.
Race Results Glasgow FPV QE Here are the official results for the second race in the Scottish region that was hosted on the 12th May by Glasgow FPV. Congratulations to Jon Hall on 1st place, Daniel Callander on 2nd and Brian Nicolson on 3rd place in the 'A' Final.
New FAA Rules for Recreational Flyers The Federal Aviation Administration is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.
Race Results Suffolk FPV R1 QE Here are the official results for the third race in the South East region that was hosted on the 5th May by Suffolk FPV. Congratulations to Chris Knight on 1st place, Daniel Peters on 2nd and Rob Saxton on 3rd place. Not only did these pilots finish the A final in these positions but they also qualified in the same order.
Race Results Westland FPV 1 QE Here are the official results for the second race in the South West region that was hosted on the 4th May. Congratulations to Gary Kent on 1st place, Alfie Mitchell on 2nd and Matt Evans on 3rd place in the 'A' Final. For qualifying results please see the graphic below.
Race Results NW Go Kart Track QE Here are the official results for the second race in the Northern region that was hosted on the 27th April. Congratulations to Jon Hall on 1st place, Bash Hussain on 2nd and Jon Rogers on 3rd place in the 'A' Final. For qualifying results please see the graphic below.
Race Results Edinburgh Drone Racing QE Edinburgh Drone Racing hosted a 'British Championship Qualifying Event' on the 21st April 2019. This was their first race of eight races in the Scottish FPV Racing Series.
Drone Harmony Cloud Platform With the Drone Harmony Cloud platform, you gain two new dimensions to your data capture workflows: cloud storage of mission data and a web-based planning interface. Combined with Drone Harmony's mobile application, Drone Harmony is now offering a fully integrated data capture platform for drone service providers and enterprises.
FlightClub R Frames : PROton-R and Neutron-R Pre-Orders Designed specifically for racing, the new R frames are the best frames we've made, PROton-R and Neutron-R. Both frames are based on the current PROton and Neutron frames. Listening to customers, team pilot feedback and testing, we've made an already great frame even better.
Percepto's Autonomous "Drone-In-A-Box" Flies On 5G Percepto today announced that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous drones over SK Telecom's 5G trial network. SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea, leading the world in the field of mobile telecommunications by commercializing its 5G network in December 2018.
Australian company nabs first drone delivery approval Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority has approved Project Wing's plans for drone delivery of food and medicine in suburbs around the capital city of Canberra, a "world-first," according to a new report by the Guardian.
Funk St. Outfitters Commuterpak I have a problem when it comes to the amount of gear I carry. The problem isn't the amount of items-it's that I can never seem to find the perfect bag to carry all of it. And if I'm being honest, the real problem is that I enjoy looking for the perfect bag, so I have a lot of them.
Watch and Fly the Starmach Exhibition Track! This inaugural event will feature almost 100 pilots competing for the their share of $22,500 USD in prize money, such as Min Chan Kim, Thomas Bitmatta and Young Rok Sun and many more drone racing talents from around the globe.
Captainvanover's New Race Frame : PROton-R and Neutron-R Having a pilot like Alex aka Captainvanover testing these frames is invaluable. If you've seen him fly, he pushes equipment to the limit and often times beyond. I've seen him crash and disintegrate quads. That's why I wanted him testing these frames. Alex joined FlightClub while I already had the prototypes of these frames being made.
Turbine Quad Can Carry a Ton! Monaco-based E Yo Copter says that "One Ton" should be able to lift 1,900 pounds of cargo! Intended to be used for military, parapublic, and agricultural applications, One Ton is powered by four German-made JetCat P550 turbine engines that spin the aircraft's rotors by forcing exhaust out of two rotating pipes.
NEWS: Caddx Tarsier 4K As you already noticed since close to one year, now a lot of new machines are introduced in "HD" edition, i.e. with a FPV-camera combo able to shoot [email protected] videos while broadcasting the FPV signal with low latency. With the associated new Cinewhoop machines, it's possible to have high manoeuvrable flyers shooting vibration free videos.
Xilo Stax Flight Controller / 4-in1 ESC Combo Introducing the Xilo Stax combo, a full feature flight controller and 4-in1 ESC that both looks good and packs in the power.
Weston Sign Up - BDRA Membership Status on IFPV Please check your iFPV profile to ensure that it shows your BDRA membership status. If it doesn't please message us as without the status showing as a member you will not be able to register for the event.
AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards Five organizations that pioneer new ways to use drones for good are winners of the second annual XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award from the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International. The award, which is sponsored by DJI, was announced today at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Saxon Remote Systems Inspector Saxon Remote Systems Inspector is a hexicopter unmanned aerial system that exceeds the capabilities of our competitors. With its exceptional endurance and rapid deployment ability, the Inspector provides civilians and warfighters actionable date quickly.
Raytheon's Ground-Based Detect & Avoid System Raytheon's Ground-Based Detect and Avoid system is now operational at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport and will be used to test the safety and efficiency of small drone operations in the 200 square mile drone test range.
Sky Power GmbH's 2-Cylinder SP-275 TS CR The 2-cylinder engine SP-275 TS CR presented by Sky Power GmbH has been developed for affordable and high-performing applications, like drone training purposes. The carburetor of the SP-275 TS CR is located at the rear of the engine and is ideal for high speed applications among other things due to its flat design.
SenseFly introduces Solar 360 SenseFly, leading provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, introduced its new senseFly Solar 360 at this year's AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the latest addition to its senseFly 360 solutions range.
Drone Battery Safety: Charging and Storing LiPo Batteries Drone battery safety is a fundamental aspect of the hobby. A standard four cell lithium polymer 1500mAh battery at full charge stores a massive 25Wh of energy. When damaged or incorrectly charged, these batteries can go up in flames. In this article, I will discuss drone battery safety and how to safely store and charge LiPo batteries.
Echodyne Mounting Kits Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, small electronically scanning array radars for government and commercial markets, announced today the expansion of its product line to include compatible mounting kits for its EchoGuard radar.
Med Drone Flies in Ghana Zipline and the Ghanaian government have launched a drone delivery network in Ghana. Operating from four distribution centers, Zipline drones will deliver vaccines, blood, and medications to health facilities in remote areas. The U.S. company plans to conduct 600 flights each day.
NEWS: Fullspeed Tinyleader HD V2 The Fullspeed Tinyleader HD was probably the first jellofree HD FPV tinywhoop plateform mainly thanks to the Caddx Turtle V2. This latter dislike the first edition of the Runcan split minit 2 offer…
Records Set at 3rd Mayhem Dawn to Dusk Team Race presented by Pop-a-Lock April 6-7, 2019 On Kelly Field at the New Orleans Model Aviation Club in Avondale, Louisiana, history was made April 6th, 2019.
Multirotor Drone Frame Comparison Matrix Interactive CLICK table for product pages. Data sourced from product descriptions. The frame of an FPV multirotor drone plays an outsized role in its dynamic experience. Multirotor drone frames can be roughly split into two distinct categories; racing and freestyle.
Lumenier JB2407-11 1750Kv Bardwell Motor The Lumenier JB2407-11 1750Kv is a partnership between both Lumenier, known for their high quality, efficient motors and Joshua "Know it All" Bardwell.
Clarification on "Swoopy Gates" and "Matt's Gambit" on 2019 MultiGP Series Global Qualifier Track During Week #6 of the 2019 MultiGP Series a question was posed regarding how the "Swoopy Gates" and "Matt's Gambit" are to be judged. After extensive discussion and review, the following clarification is to be published and noted. When entering the "Swoopy Gates" and "Matt's Gambit", the pilot must be above the bar of the attached gate.
Drones Deploy to 911 Calls A neighborhood in Houston is turning to drones to augment their first responders, with a drone that is deployed to certain events after a 911 call is received.
Weston Park Sign Up Information Weston Park REGISTRATION information! This is the drone race you have all been waiting for. Registration is £60 for members of the BDRA or £65 for non members.
Race Results Suffolk FPV QE Suffolk FPV hosted a 'British Championship Qualifying Event' on Saturday over the bank holiday weekend. This was their first QE of the year and has both national and regional status. Overall the south east region has now hosted 3 regional races and this is also the 3rd 'national' classed event for the UK.
Race Results EMHC QE The second 'British Championship' race for the 'South East' region was held on Sunday 14th April and this time it was hosted by EMHC. Congratulations to Gary Kent on 1st place, Adam Gooch on 2nd and Alfie Mitchell on 3rd place in the finals. Qualifying positions are shown below.
Race Points Hull Rivals QE Here are the official results for the first race in the northern region that was hosted in Hull on the 14th April. Congratulations to Brett Collis on 1st place, Harry Holmes on 2nd and Saul Irving on 3rd place. These pilots not only qualified in this order but also completed the 'A' Final in the same positions.
Want to Fly a Drone? Everything You Need to Know The current Part 107 rules that drone pilots need to follow came out in 2016. The FAA made some updates in June 2018 that are included in this review of the requirements to get a drone license for commercial flying. What Does the FAA Define as the Commercial Use of a Drone?
Clyclocopter When Aerospace giants like Boeing and Airbus reveal some ambitious concept for the future of urban aerial transport, most showcase electrically powered variations on multicopters and hybrid aircraft, sketched out with familiar components like rotors and wings.
2019 MultiGP Series Week 5 Update - NEW LEADER! Sergio "Surgicalfpv" Aicardi who qualified 52nd overall in 2018 by being 15th overall in the Contenders division and finished 37th overall in the Fast-57 at the 2018 MultiGP Championship made a statement at the BrowardFPV qualifier by staking himself #1 on "The List" with a 44.43 Fastest-3 Consecutive Laps Time.
The MultiGP Gates and Flags Program We reward the effort put forth by chapter organizers by providing them with the fundamental building block for any drone race, the track. As chapters progress to Tier 3 and Tier 2, they are rewarded with 5 gates and 5 flags. This gives chapters achievable goals that set their chapter on the path of success and growth.
Roof Inspections with Thermal Imaging This video from our friends at FLIR shares the four things you need to know to get the most out of your roof inspection with thermal imaging!
Flir's New Thermal Studio If you use a Flir thermal imaging device on your sUAV, you'll want to check out Flir's new Thermal Studio, a thermal image analysis and reporting software designed to manage large sets of thermal images and videos. Flir Thermal Studio's advanced processing capabilities and automation are designed to streamline workflow and increase productivity.
5 Times Drones Saved Lives When we think about drones, what usually comes to mind are beautiful camera shots we've seen in the movies or online. Or the funny video when a drone lost its camera at a festival. Some might get excited about 30-minute Amazon deliveries with Amazon Air.
Taking the Temperature of Cattle Could drones help reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock? Researchers at Texas A&M University are hoping that using drones equipped with thermal cameras can take the temperature of herd animals to help monitor the health of cattle.
Supra 7 HD, a new 75mm 3S Tinywhoop competitor Dislike the term “HD” could mean, this is not a new 75 HD cinewhoop machine but “only” a new classic 75mm tinywhoop FPV machine, a new direct compatitor of the Eachine Trash…
Team Pilot CaptainVanover Alex Vanover We are happy to announce Alex Vanover will be joining team FlightClub! At just 19 years old Alex has already accomplished more than a lot of people will do in their whole lives. His resume is too long to list but here's some of his recent accomplishments.
MultiGP Mega News! Welcome to the first installment of MultiGP Mega News. Featuring giant-sized drones between 800 and 1050mm, MultiGP Mega Class joins Tiny Whoop, Micro, 3S, 4S and Open as the latest addition to the roster of MultiGP classes. Mega Class drones are big, loud, and tons of fun to fly and to watch.
Drone At Work: Duboistown Fire & EMS When the Duboistown Fire and EMS encountered incidents in 2016 when a drone would have been useful, Fire Chief Paul McKinley and Firefighter Paul Vavra decided to start a drone program. Their department is the only volunteer fire department in all of Lycoming County, Pennslyvania with a COA.
Sentient Blue Wins $1 Million Grand Prize Sentient Blue Technologies, a team from Parma, Italy, has won the $1 million grand prize in the GENIUS NY start-up competition for unmanned technology firms. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, "The GENIUS NY competition is transforming the economic landscape of Central New York by attracting the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs.
Race Points Wooly Sheep Race 1 QE Another weekend has passed and another British Championship qualifying event this time with the Wooly Sheep. Congratulations to Gary Kent on 1st place, Brett Collis on 2nd place and Matthew Evans on 3rd place in the finals.
Scottish Series The 1st of eight Scottish Series 'British Championship Qualifying Events' kicks off on the 21st April in Edinburgh. There are still a few spots left should you wish to participate. The best 8 pilots from the Scottish Series will be invited to participate at the 2019 British Championship.
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Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox Delivery drones are all over the news, but no one has solved some of the practical issues with getting packages via air, like a designated landing spot. Enter Valqari, a Chicago-based start-up and its patented Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox, a universal drone receptacle for package delivery and pick-up.
FPV Practice Session: Optimizing Your Time at the Field FPV practice sessions allow pilots to refine their skills. Practice is essential for all activities, especially drone racing where control and reaction times are so fundamental. As is the case for most activities, there are certain methods to maximise learning effectiveness and efficiency.
NEWS: HBRC HBX64, a 64mm 2S Tinywhoop w/ 0802 motors Want a 2S 65mm brushless tinywhoop with the new 0802 motors ? Here is the new HBRC HBX64 for you: Ok ok…. the electronic elements are old now…. a basic F3 board with at least a builtin…
Finding Buried Treasure Buried treasure is often the stuff of legend, but that didn't stop PrecisionHawk from recently traveling more than 7,000 miles to hunt for buried treasure in the Philippines left by the Japanese during World War II.
Free FAA Webinar - Register Now Please join FAA Safety Inspector Kevin Morris and the FAA's team of experts on April 16 for a LIVE webinar on why airspace matters. This is the first in a series of FREE webinars about airspace authorizations and what you need to know to operate safely.
Race Points Laxton FPV QE The second official race of the British Championship 2019 season was at Laxton FPV in the Midlands region on Sunday! Congratulations to Chris Knight on 1st place, Matthew Evans on 2nd and Ben Williamson on 3rd place. Not only did these 3 pilots qualify in these positions but they also finished the 'A' final in the exact order.
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Announcing the MultiGP 2019 Pan Asian Drone Racing Exhibition MultiGP is headed to the ancient city of Ningbo China for drone racing! The 2019 Pan Asian Drone Racing Exhibition will be held May 16 - 18, 2019 at the Ningbo Culture Plaza Science Exploration Center. MultiGP will deliver drone racing and a drone flight education experience.
UPS Lab Sample Delivery "The role that UPS plays is basically the 'airline' for the unmanned vehicle," said Dan Gagnon, vice president of global healthcare strategy at UPS. He added that healthcare is one of the company's four "strategic growth imperatives." This partnership marks the first time UPS has used drones for a medical application in the U.S.
UPS Embraces Drone Delivery UPS is launching drones to carry medical samples to their destination in North Carolina in first of its kind delivery system. UPS will leverage drones to deliver medical samples in the first FAA-backed and continuous commercial deployment of drone technology in America.
Echodyne Rapid Deployment Kit Looking for a lightweight, transportable solution that's easy to set up? The just-released Rapid Deployment Kit fits in a Pelican 1620 case, can be set up and running in less than 5 minutes and is extremely easy to operate in typical field locations. Here's the scoop from Echodyne:.
GoFly Finalists Here's the scoop from GoFly:. Congratulations to all of our innovators and teams for completing Phase II of the GoFly challenge!
TEST: Hubsan ZINO Better late than Never…. Here is my review of the Hubsan Zino. This is a foldage 3-axis stabilized [email protected] video plateform. The FPV link is done with a specialized 5.8G connexion. Main caracteristic are solid: about 700g, 23 min of flight time and about 1km of control range.
How to set up the 2019 Global Qualifier Track accurately 2019 MultiGP Global Qualifier Track Diagram. Meters. Feet. Draw this line by setting stakes at each of the measurements on the black line. This creates one side of your track. You now have 2 lines of stakes. You know these 2 lines of stakes are parallel, and exactly 60′ from each other.
Xilo POPO Pro - 2205 2550Kv Motors Is the Xilo POPO Pro truly a budget motor? Well, yes it is, and no it isn't. I know, not really the answer you were looking for, but lets break it down for a second. The Xilo POPO Pro has a $18.99 price tag, and when looking at the multirotor motors available on the market today, it falls almost dead in the center.
Lumenier ZIP POPO Pro - 2407 2550Kv Motors The Lumenier ZIP POPO Pro series motors features the second generation of the system, in which the button is fully encased within the motor shaft. This protects the system from both damage and accidental activation of the button.
NEWS: SPCMaker Miniwhale 78 HD Yet another SPCMaker product / attempt to release a jellofree HD machine. Here is the Miniwhale 78 HD: We have an hybride tinywhoop brushless FPV racer with a main 1.5mm carbon frame co…
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BetaFPV 85X HD Cinewhoop : HD Tiny Whoop Cinewhoop, what is a cinewhoop? It's basically a tiny quad that can record HD footage. It's a relatively new thing. A lot of people are hacking away the case from a GoPro Session to save weight and strapping them on a Beta75x. A tiny whoop that can record hd footage.
MultiGP Mega Class Giant Drone Racing is Here! It has become clear that the love we all have for drone racing doesn't stop at five or six inches. So with that in mind, we are thrilled to announce the newest MultiGP drone racing class, Mega class!
2019 British Championship Qualifying Events We at the BDRA are currently working out the best way to notify our members of when these event sign ups go live to give you the best chance of competing at an official 'British Championship' qualifyer!
2019 MultiGP Season Rules Released The 2019 drone racing season is upon us and we are happy to release the 2019 Season rules. There have been some significant changes made to the series this year. First and foremost, the series is now known as the MultiGP Series and is open to all countries.
TV Special - Barcelona Drone World Cup 2018 Edition. The Official TV3 production of the Barcelona Drone World Cup - 2018 Edition with full english subtitles.
Drone Design Cycle The drone design cycle is the planning, designing and producing of a product. This guide demonstrates the cycle through creation of a crossfire DX9 bracket.
2019 MultiGP Series Qualifying Track Released With the start of the 2019 season just around the corner, we are proud to release the 2019 MultiGP Series Qualifying Track. This track requires 10 gates and 5 flags and an available field approximately 70'x200′. We encourage all chapters around the world to participate in the MultiGP Series.
Race Points Drone Base QE The first official race of the season happened on Sunday at Drone Base in the South East region! Congratulations to Alfie Mitchell on overall 1st place, Gary Kent on 2nd and Daniel Peters on 3rd place.
Tbs Aerum Mimo Fpv Race Antenna Team BlackSheep recently released the new AERUM race antennas. Up until now antennas for the most part are just wires covered in some plastic housing. The new AERUM antennas are PCB based antennas that are flat. Since these antennas are so new, there's not a lot of info on these.
NEWS: iFlight CineBee 75 HD As you already probably know, the new fashion in the micro-drones market are Cinewhoop machines, i.e. a 65-85mm prop-guarded / whooped FPV brushless quadcopter with a HD-FPV combo camera able to broa…
FPV Drone Simulators: Everything You Need to Know FPV drone simulators have become a fundamental aspect of the hobby. As the hobby grew, so did the quality and quantity of available FPV drone simulators. In this article, I will discuss everything you need to know about FPV drone simulators from what is available to simulator tuning.
20x20 Components are the Future: 30x30 is Dead - FPV FlightClub 20x20 components are the future. The current advancements in technology, 20x20 components are to stay. See why 30x30 components are dead.
Drone CNC Machining For FPV Drone CNC machining is a useful tool for this hobby and an excellent way to apply three-dimensional modelling skills. A CNC or computer numerical control is an automated milling machine with the ability to manufacture parts. In this article, I'll go over drone CNC machining and how you can do it too.
NEWS: Diatone GT R249+HD with a Caddx Turtle 2 Remember my last Diatone GT 249+HD test with the builton RunCam Split Mini 2? A full 95mm jelly machine mainly due to the defective M8 Lens of the RCSM2. To fix that you need the new M12 model so a wider lens potentially no more compatible with the frame.
Weston Park Drone Racing 2019 Another official announcement and another date for your diary! Weston Park 14th 15th and 16th June 2019. This is for sure the pilots favorite event of the year. Make sure you 'like' this page so you don't miss out on registration details.
Test: Xiaomi Fimi A3 After the super popular Xiaomi FIMI 4K, here is the Xiaomi FIMI A3, probably the cheapest 1080p stabilized video plateform in the market. Dislike its big brother, we have no more a WiFi based digital hi-res FPV system but an old-fashion efficient analog system in order to save costs.
Digital FPV: Is it the Future of Drone Racing? Digital FPV systems can look better through the goggles however these advantages diminish if the digital FPV system is forced to transmit within the same bandwidth as a conventional analogue signal with low latency. As previously discussed, a digital FPV system can produce a better-quality image.
2018 MultiGP Championship Results One of the most exciting divisions was the Next-32, competing in their own double-elimination bracket. Username or email address. Password. Remember me. Lost your password?
Rotor Rush annual discount As part of our continued efforts to add value to the BDRA membership as well as support the companies that support the UK Drone Racing scene, we are very pleased to announce our partnership with Rotor Rush. Rotor Rush has supported many events throughout the UK, and has been a key sponsor helping us put on some of the biggest events of the season.
Going to the Nationals? FlightClub has your Back For all the pilots going to the MultiGP National Finals, we will have spares available for your PROtons. Although I won't be going to the Nationals, I will have a representative there helping you out. Shawn "Shames" Ames from team Heart of America will have spare arms, nucleus plates and top plates for PROtons.
TEST: SKYSTARS Ghostrider X95 The SKYSTARS Ghostrider X95 is a 95mm FPV racer with a full transparent plastic body diffusing cool light's effects. The GR-X95 frame is a full monoblock pastic model with a builtin prop guard. For the electronic, we have a F4+betaflightOSD flight controller, some 20A/Dshot600 ready 4-in-1 ESC 4S compatible and for the motors some 1104/7500Kv.
Team Heart of America Pit Switch We are proud to announce that FlightClub is now a sponsor of Team Heart of America! Team HOA is a team based out of St Louis, MO and is made up of 11 of the fastests pilots in the nation. More importantly, they are some of the coolest dudes you'll ever meet.
TBS Unify PRO32 Nano VTX : Crossfire SmartAudio The Unify PRO32 Nano uses SmartAudio 2.1. As of this post, BetaFlight 3.5.5 doesn't support 2.1 yet so you can't connect it the normal way to access your VTX settings in the BetaFlightOSD. The third way is to use the Crossfire LUA script to access your VTX settings.
Heli Nation Talon F7 20x20 Flight Controller : Tiny Beast - FPV FlightClub The Talon F7 flight controller is the future. It's a 20x20 flight controller that uses an F7 processor with 6 full UARTS to make builds a breeze.
Drone Expo International - Atlantic City Coming Soon Drone Expo International has announced Drone Expo East, the largest…
Multirotor Drone Bundle Comparison Matrix & Video Interactive CLICK table for product pages. Data sourced from product descriptions and flight video. There is no faster or easier way to taste first person view flight than with a multirotor drone bundle. Contemporary bundles range from value micros like the 65mm Eachine E013 to powerful 5" racers such as the TBS Oblivion.
TEST: FullSpeed TinyLeader, a 75mm HD FPV Tinywhoop / Cinewhoop The Fullspeed TinyLeader HD is probably the first 75mm HD tinywhoop FPV racer. HD means here, thanks the Caddx Turtle 2, the possibility to record video footages in [email protected] resolution while broadcasting the FPV signal with low latency to be FPV racing compatible.
News: Hbrc Hbx68 Here is new 2S 68mm tinywhoop FPV racer from HBRC, i.e. the HBX68: It’s still based on a old F3 + OSD board…. but now there are some builtin 10A ESC !!! so really no problem to handle 2…
TEST: Diatone R249+HD The new Diatone R249+HD is a new candidate as 2.5″ HD FPV racer. This model comes after the SPCMaker K1 and the iFlight iH2 all of them includes the last Runcam Split Mini 2 combo, able to film in [email protected] while broadcasting the FPV signal with low latency.
Micro Multirotor Drone Comparison Matrix & Video Micro quadcopters are the fastest growing family in the FPV world and it should come as no surprise; they are easier to master, cheaper to buy/repair and can be flown inside when the weather is poor.
TEST: Eachine Trashcan 75 The Eachine Trashcan 75 was one of the most awaited machine after the great success of the first and compact 75mm 2S tinywhoop machines, i.e. the BetaFPV 75X and the happymodel modula 7.
FPV Drone Antenna Mounting Guide In this guide, I will go over the basics of an FPV drone antenna along with some mounting tips and tricks. To demonstrate the propagation of an FPV drone antenna, manufacturers use radiation plots. A single circular plot displays the antenna gain from a single plane.
UTT 8 Released and 3 Lap UTT Leaderboards We are happy to announce a new UTT track named Rambozo's Revenge. This new track requires 5 gates and 5 flags, a departure from previous UTT tracks. With many chapters owning both gates and flags, we felt it was the right time to introduce flags on the UTT tracks.
Rotor Rush X Class Esports 2019 January 15, 2019/in Drone racing, Drone Racing eSports, Drone Racing World, Drone Racing World Media, Front page slider, Online Drone Racing, Rotor Rush /by The first ever X Class eSports competition on Rotor Rush, the X Class Winter Challenge! Watch the final race and the exciting real world footage.
TEST: Eachine E511S The Eachine E511S is a new advanced WiFI Toysquadcopter with brushed motors but with GPS and barometer flight assistance. The Eachine E511S is proposed in a basic 720p+2.4G WiFi link, an intermediate and an advanced. I will focus on the [email protected] version.
Hybrid Race Configuration : Is it Hype or Real Some of the fastest pilots in the world are now running this hybrid race configuration. The hybrid race configuration is running 5″ SX arms in the front and 6″ true X in the rear with 5″ props. This hybrid configuration was made popular by Minchan.
VSWR Return Loss vs Power Transmitted VSWR Return Loss vs Power Transmitted. If you want to see how efficient your antenna is or see how much power is being reflected back into your VTX check out this handy chart. Once you have measured the Vswr or Return loss of your antenna at the chosen frequency you can look up the reflected power and antenna power transmitted efficiency.
DJI Osmo Pocket : Best Everyday Carry Camera Is the DJI Osmo Pocket the best everyday carry camera? Lets find out! The DJI Osmo Pocket is a tiny 4K camera with a built in 3 axis gimbal. A gimbal is a device that counteracts camera body movements to keep the camera still for smooth video or vibration free photos.
Soldering Tips : 11 Soldering Tips to Instantly Improve your Skills 10 Soldering Tips to instantly improve your soldering skills. Must read for first people who have never soldered or people soldering for the first time!
December Update The committee would like to wish you all a 'Happy New Year', and we look forward to making the 2019 race season the best the UK has ever seen. You can sign up or renew your BDRA membership here. The migration over to the new site was a slow process but is finally complete, you can find all the committee's new email address' on the committee page.
Menace RC Discount Code BDRA Members, your Menace RC discount code has been emailed to you, as we have changed website address and email addresses there is a good chance this email has been directed to your junk/spam folder so please check and add the email address as a trusted sender.
NEWS: Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE first preview samples I know the official release of the FIMI X8 SE will be only late february, but two raw videos emerged from a pre-release version. Stabilization's results look awsome…. Of course no information if it was post-edited or not…. but I feel probably not.
Tiny Whoop Xmas 2018 on Rotor Rush The snow has fallen in the Colorado mountains and we've been out setting up a track in this festive virtual location for your holiday esports. #TinyWhoop #Christmas #xmas #rotorrush #droneracing #dronesports #fpvevent #DroneRacingWorld #Simulation #VirtualReality #VR.
Rotor Rush X Class launch 2018 We are thrilled to announce that X Class Giant Drone Racing is now live in Rotor Rush! If you haven't tried Rotor Rush, now is the time to get in. With two X Class tracks to start with including a Speedway track similar to where X Class ran it's Circuit races this past season, this is your chance to see what it's like to fly a big racing rig.
NEWS: Diatone GT R249HD, a 2″ HD FPV 4S racer And as you maybe already know with the SPCMaker K1, it's pretty hard to have a jello-free machine in 2″ format. For this new Diatone model, the 25A ESC board allows 4S support. Associated with, some 1105/4500Kv strong motors. In term of frame and design, I really hope diatone tuned their machine to be jello-free and prop-occlusion free as well.
NEWS: Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE… the Hubsan Zino killer ? Some "motion-lapse" video effects are also in bundle. The positioning is done by GPS+glonass systems coupled with a bottom visual camera and the front main one is also used. One question is raised…. Can object avoidance can be added later ??? The Appz is ultra complete for both iOS and Android.
WIN A Free 2-Night Stay For DRL's Live ESport Tournament Don't miss the next Race2Vegas Online Tournament Series live streamed on DRL Twitch this Thursday, December 6th at 9pm EST. The winner of this week's tournament will win a FREE two-night stay at the Luxor Hotel and Casino for the 2019 Swatch DRL Live eSport Tournament on February 9th.
TEST: LisamRC LS-X220 The LisamRC LS-X220 is a new relatively large 5″/220mm FPV racer. This one thanks to super strong 35A ESC is 6S compatible out of the box. To complete the ultrastrong ESC board, some 2306/2600Kv are here to boost the machine to extreme velocities.
2018 MultiGP Championship Event info - Tickets, Hotels, Venues & Schedule information is now available! Planning on attending the 2018 MultiGP Championship Presented by The Drone Racing League and The Academy of Model Aeronautics? Tickets are now on sale and we just added a bunch of info to the 2018 MultiGP Championship Event page. Get your tickets, book your flights and get ready for an amazing weekend of Real-Life and…
NEWS: New foldable 4K Xiaomi FIMI announced on 10th december ? If you go the the Fimi's website… you can see a new top banner announcing a new introduction the next december the 10th. : Almost no information leaked but…. during a couple of minutes, in the Fimi's facebook page, a 4K support was announced…. Clearly it's a direct competitor of the DJI Mavic… Of course wait and See….
NEWS: Xiaomi FIMI A3 almost here One among the most awaited drone is probably the new Xiaomi FIMI A3 video plateform. I should grab mine in couple days for an exclusive review. I know a lot of you are impatient to see first results / videos. Here are a couple of….
Esport3 TV Special on the FS500 Racing Drone A Short clip from the Televisio de Catalunya E-Sport3 Feature Length Program on the Barcelona Drone World Cup event held at Les Comes in July 2018.
2018 Flite Fest Texas Recap Flite Fest 2018 is on the books, and we had a great weekend of racing! The race was run as a best 3 consecutive qualifier, double elimination, with chase the ace finals!
NEWS: iFlight iH2, another compact FPV racer with a Runcam split mini 2 You just read the review of the SPCMaker SPC-K1, the first 95mm FPV racer including a runcam split mini 2 ?. Here is a new model, the iFlight iH2: It’s also a 95mm machine but with a total we…
TEST: SPCMaker SPC-K1, the first The SPCMaker SPC-K1 represents a novel step forward in the compact FPV brushless world due to for the first time the integration of the new Runcam Split Mini 2 module. Thanks to it, you can broadcast the video signal for FPV application and simultaneously with very low latency record the native video source up to [email protected]
California company says new drone has flight time up to 2 hours Impossible Aerospace, a California start-up company, has unveiled an electric commercial-grade drone with a flight time of up to two hours.
NEWS: XIAOMI FIMI A3, the successor of the MI drone ? HD 1080P camera powered by Ambarella ISP processor and Sony CMOS sensor, provides perfect HD picture and video. The 2-aixs mechanical and 3-aixs electronical gimbal provides stable and smooth footage in any situation. With lightweight design, the drone flies faster.
NEWS: Fullspeed Leader 2.5SE FullSpeed a new FPV machine’s producer who collected recently good feedbacks with their last models. Here is a new PNP revision of their 2.5″ success story, the Leader 2 SSE: Basically…
Study of Menace FiziX Airframe. For this setup 2kg of force is applied on each corner in the motor position to represent the force of a typical racing motor at full throttle. The bottom plate is tied, as that is essentially where the battery hangs. This measurement is to determine the bend of flex in the arms when the motors are put to maximum thrust.
NEWS: Racerstar Crazybee F3 Pro 3-in-1 flight controller. The best 20mmx20mm board ? Strong enough for 2S power. The Crazybee is still proposed with two choices of builtin SPI receivers where both telemetry and RSSI exportation to OSD are here. It's definitively the best flight controller available in 20mmx20mm format. 4.2g in total. What else ?.
TEST: iFlight iH3 Pro The iFlight iH3Pro is a new 3″ FPV racer equiped of a builtin Runcam Split Mini module. Thanks to it, we can both broadcast the FPV signal in the 5.8G band while recording HD videos in [email protected] with low latency. Ideal to shoot beautifull videos with you favorite acro/low riding sessions.
NEWS: Happymodel Mobula7, a 75mm 2S Tinywhoop FPV racer We have a F3 flight contoller with a builtin OSD. For the ESC, a builtin 4-in-1 5A flashed with the last 16.7 BLheli_S firmware compatible with ESC buzzing. Four choices of receiver are proposed: 2 are directly integrated via SPI connexion and two with an external receiver.
NEWS: SPCMaker SPC-K1, a 95mm machine with a Split Mini 2 I was sure after the introduction of the Runcam Split Mini 2 that the first micro-racer with a builtin model will be soon introduce. And it’s already the case with the new SPCMaker SPC-K1: We…
TEST: HBRC HB65S, a 29.9g/0603-20000Kv FPV 65mm Whoop The new HBRC HB65S is a new 65mm brushless tinywhoop competitor with 0603 motors. This machine comes after the two excellent, extra fun URAV UV65/Eachine UK/US65. For the HBRC model, no crazybee F3 board with a builtin SPI receiver but we have a more classic F3 omnibus FC requiering an external micro-receiver.
DRL travels to Saudi Arabia for Finals and $100,000 First Prize Jordan “Jet” Temkin, the 26 year old Colorado, US native looks to defend his two term titles with a third win and walk away with a $100,000 dollar first price at the event what will be held King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. It is estimated that over 3,000 fans will watch live but millions more…
TEST: Eachine US/UK65 After the excellent Happymodel Snapper6, and the even more better URAV UV65, here is probably the ultimate 65mm microbrushless FPV machine, i.e. the Eachine US/UK65. One more time, it's based at 95% with the same incredients: same Crazybee F3 board, same bundle… but now the frame, the KV of the 0603 motors and the AIO FPV Module are differents.
Airvuz's FPV Pilots to Watch Here is a cool feature by Airzuz that features a collage of FPV pilots that you may not have seen before in cool settings.
LuGus Studios Officially Launch FPV Drone Racing Sim Liftoff Drones Monthly Magazine covers the latest news, product releases, reviews and projects for consumer and commercial users.
Rotor Rush Official IDSC 2018 Track You too can experience and test your skill on the official DSI-IDSC 2018 track now available to download and fly in the Rotor Rush drone sports simulator.
FS500 video launch at the FAI International Drone Conference The FS500 made its long awaited video debut at the 2018 FAI International Drone Conference as part of Grantley Reed's presentation highlighting our 'Fan First' strategy. The second FAI International Drones Conference and Expo kicked off in Lausanne on Friday - with a session on the new world of Drones and Sport.
NEWS: Runcam Split Mini 2 The runcam split mini was the first camera combo able to record a [email protected] video flux while broadcasting the FPV signal with low latency. This module was based on two daughter boards. Later, caddx…
Rotor Rush - A MIND DRIVE Success Story Rotor Rush - A MIND DRIVE Success Story. Drone technology engaging students and inspiring new pilots at MINDDRIVE, USA. First person viewer allows participants to control camera equipped drones while wearing goggles showing live video. This course will introduce students to innovative technology, drone building, and piloting.
Rotor Rush Esports Simulator Quick Start Make sure you check out this quick start video taking you from the startup screen right through to arming and flying your first drone.
Rotor Rush and FPVR Mixed Reality Drone Racing August 18, 2018/in Drone racing, Drone Racing eSports, Drone Racing Events, Drone Racing World, Drone Racing World Events, FPVR, Front page slider, Rotor Rush /by Working with FPVR and Rotor Rush, we have put together a video showing how Drone Racing, both real and virtual represent a great example of Mixed Reality Esports.
NEWS: Eachine US65/UK65, the new 65mm brushless reference ? The URAV UR65 was my last best personal choice and represents the best combinaison of electronic ingredients to produce a real powerfull 65mm brushless tinywhoop machine. Here is a new slight varia…
In honor of the summer, here is Sea Spray Music: Ted Hur - Forever in My Heartbeat. See more cool videos like this at Airvuz. Drone Nationals. World Drone Racing Championships. US Drone Racing Association. Drone Classes. Put Your Race Event in our Calendar. State-by-State - Where to Get Started in FPV Drone Racing.
Rotor Rush at Hybrid World Adelaide 2018 Rotor Rush at Hybrid World Adelaide 2018. The Drone Racing Experience provides your guests with an exciting and unique opportunity to experience building a drone, flying a drone under supervision, Drone Racing Simulators and then see how the experts do it in the Drone Racing Arena.
Marco Matthai Wins The 2018 Barcelona Drone Racing F3U World Cup After a hard-fought contest that culminated with a fast and furious day of eliminations, Marco Matthai - Vilano FPV - was crowned winner of the Barcelona Drone Racing F3U World Cup 2018 in Les Comes, Spain yesterday. He beat off competition from some 70 pilots from all over Europe, some of whom travelled from as far afield as Russia and Macedonia.
FAI and Freespace Drone Racing in New Three-Year Drone Sports Agreement FAI and Australian giant drone racing team Freespace Drone Racing have agreed to extend their coordinated efforts in the development of drone racing as a global sport.
Drones make a buzz helping out the bees A large percentage of the world's food production rely on bee pollination. For many years commercial bee farmer bring their hives to different agricultural fields to help with the pollination process.
Game of Thrones or Jurassic Park Drone flies like a Dragon / Dinosaur Now you need to use your imagination but here is a totally different application of applied technology. First read what this is designed for and then use your imagination to think of other applications.
Introducing the FS500 Exhibition Event at the FAI Drone Racing World Cup While all eyes will be on Les Comes in July for the Barcelona F3U World Cup, a much anticipated part of the programme is the Freespace FS500 Exhibition Event.
9 Drones doing things that you never thought possible As we all know Drones are cool, if you ever have a chance to walk around a drone trade show or even look at cool sites such as Airvuz or on Youtube, you can see plenty of interesting drone applications. This piece from NBC-2 caught our eye on different cool drone applications that you may not have heard of.
Freespace Drone Racing Announces Helion As FS500 Team Sponsor Freespace Drone Racing is excited to welcome Helion as a team sponsor for the FAI 2018 Barcelona Drone Racing World Cup. The Freespace team are proud to announce our partnership with Domenec Molins and the Helion Group.
Barcelona Drone Racing World Cup - Bulletin 01 The first Bulletin for the Barcelona Drone Racing World Cup has just been released, packed full of information about the event including where to stay, rules and regulations, event times and much, much more. Download Bulletin #01 here. Stay tuned for more information on the Barcelona Drone Racing World Cup soon.
AirVuz Video of the Week Winner Check out Sandrine Hecq winning entry of AirVuz video of the week, a world traveler, she shows us some really cool video of out of the way cool places to stay. It will definitely get you thinking about your next trip.
Parrot Racing Drone on Sale for $40 for next three days This is not the drone to use to win the big race but might be a great gift for Fathers day or for someone that you think might enjoy a fun toy on a rainy day. Think of it more of a remote control car that can jump. It is for sale for the next three days on Mashable shopping which is scheduled to end in three days.
The Beginners Guide to Drone Racing Drone racing has gone from a fringe sport to a not so fringe sport, and much of the growth has been a result of young people getting involved and racing at a young age. Here is a reprint of a short piece from FAI that goes over the very basics of Drone Racing with some additional information added.
Night FPV video Here is some cool night footage taken by BigLombo FPV sourced from Airzuz. Make sure that you check out the re-mix.
Drone Racing World International Open 2Q18 Drone Racing World Esports present the 'International Open 2Q18'. A weekly online drone racing series open to all pilots and gamers.
Freespace Racing announces the Barcelona Drone World Cup 2018 Visit Les Comes, Barcelona on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of July to experience three days of electrifying drone racing along with activities for everyone. Held at the magnificent Les Comes circuit, the Barcelona Drone Wold Cup 2018 is a scoring event for the F3U Drone World Championship 2018.
Intel a Leader in Developing Drone Technology The Intel Falcon 8+, with its patented V-shaped design, is ideal for commercial applications like inspection and close mapping. The V-shaped design helps in providing an unobstructed data capture with a greater than 180 degree view from top to bottom from one camera for a range of perspectives.
Drones + Blockchain = Combining Two Exciting Technologies - Projects Around World There is a growing list of use cases for blockchain for drone applications. In the early stages of the market for both blockchain and drone technologies, there are still only a limited number of projects, and in various stages of development.
Hola! Freespace visits Barcelona for World Mobile Congress Freespace Drone Racing is excited to be in Barcelona this week, exhibiting at the World Mobile Congress, A cutting-edge product and technology exhibition featuring 2,300 exhibitors where during the four-day event, more than 108,000 mobile professionals will network, showcase and exchange ideas.
Drones front and center at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Drones are being utilized in a wide range of capacities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. These small unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs or drones, are an exciting technology with an ever-growing list of possible applications.
FPVR Drone Racing FPVR is First Person View Racing. The fastest growing sport right around the world. Drone Racing in Australia has come a long way since its start in 2015. FPVR and its affiliated clubs have united together to bring you an Australian wide leaderboard competition to reveal the top pilots from around the country.
Phil Fpv - Uk Phil started out FPV in early 2016, his dedication to the sport has seen his progression up through the rankings. In 2017 we saw him tearing up the race tracks to gain an overall UK ranking of 14th. Watch this space in 2018.
AttoFPV - UK Jon is an experienced acro pilot and the designer behind the Atto range of frames. He flies all sorts and sizes of quads and likes an fpv adventure when he's not behind a camera or building yet another micro racer. It was one hell of ride in 2017 for Jon as he hit the UK race circuit achieving a whopping 8th place in the UK championship finals.
Mikey DREAD - UK We have enjoyed DreadFPV epic freestyle and flow videos for quite some time so reached out and invited him onboard. DreadFPV originates from Bath in the UK and when he gets his hands on the sticks, hits record on the gopro we know we are in for a special video treat with alternative flying and…
Tobi - Germany Tobi is a 31year old from Saxony Germany and has been flying FPV since late 2015 early 2016 mostly freestyle all the time. Family man Tobi has 2 kids and will be bringing his freestyle style to some events this year in Germany. Check out Tobi’s best of 2017 video on his you…
US Military Advancing VTOL Drone Development Military is advancing development of vertical takeoff and landing UAV systems, with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and U.S. Navy being involved in several leading edge VTOL drone programs.
Making a whip antenna with the Menace antenna tool. This really handy tool, will help to make 5.8Ghz antenna's for FPV on your micro drones or tiny whoop drones. Please see the video here to see how to accurately make a whip antenna.
Drone Zone: What Are The Benefits of Drones? Markets and Markets say that the key factors fuelling the impressive growth of the market are increasing demand for UAVs for commercial applications, advancements in technologies of drone payloads, and the increasing defence budgets of emerging economies.
FPVDoug wins the Rotor Rush Platinum Cup - Final race FPVDoug wins the Rotor Rush Platinum Cup - Final race. FPVDoug wins the Rotor Rush Platinum Cup - Final race WINNER ! Michael Douglas aka FPVDoug from New Zealand flying as part of the Drone Racing World Esports team wins the Rotor Rush Platinum Cup at EGX!
Rotor Rush Platinum Cup Rotor Rush Platinum Cup in association with ESL bring you the worlds first global live online drone racing competition. Online qualifiers hosted by some of the worlds premier international drone sports organisations, will find the worlds top pilots to compete at the live finals in front of thousands of spectators.
UAS Summit & Expo 2017 - US Drone Event Produced and organized by UAS Magazine, the UAS Summit and Expo is an annual event that gathers industry experts for UAS technical presentations and events and companies showcasing their latest drone related products and services. While the UAS Summit and Expo is held in North Dakota, there is also a regional event held in Arizona.
Online Drone Racing Stadium Online Drone Racing Stadium is presented by Drone Racing eSports. We are proud to work with Rotor Rush which most Top FPV pilots are saying is the best and most accurate drone racing sim available. Fly the official tracks from Organizations like ERSA, MultiGP, KDRA, FPVR, Tiny Whoop and more.
China's Top Military Drones to Watch in 2017 China continues to develop its military drone capability with new technology like the strike-capable UAV CH-5 and the UCAV Sharp Sword, as well as progressing in the development of swarm drone designs.
Top Agricultural Crop Spraying Drone Systems for 2017 The interest in drones for agricultural crop spraying continues to grow as does the corresponding options for UAV platforms increases.
Top 360 Degree VR Camera Drones 360° VR camera drone market is just getting started and here are a few announced platforms: Aerial Pro 360, Janus 360, Flying EYE.
DroneX Arena Perth 2017 - Drone Racing World Another great weekend of Drone Racing action within the DroneX Arena powered by Drone Racing World. Guests enjoyed the Drone Racing demonstration, Rotor Rus.
The Ultimate Drone - X-37B Unmanned Space Vehicle After more than 700 days in space, the world's ultimate drone, the Air Force's X-37B unmanned space vehicle, landed at NASA 's Kennedy Space Center on May 7, 2017. Beginning in 2010, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle has now flown four successful missions.
Phantom 4 Advanced vs Pro vs Standard Model DJI now offers three models in its Phantom 4 camera drone product line. The new Advanced version offers a mid-range in price and functionality between the Pro and standard 4 versions. The Advanced provides a lower price point than the Pro while still offering the upgraded camera from the standard model… 4K/60fps : 20MP vs 4K/30fps : 12MP.