How to get the longest FPV range on your drone

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How to get the longest FPV range on your drone
How to get the longest FPV range on your drone

The following piece was written by Jack Brown, is the Chief Pilot at MyDroneLab.com. How far can a drone go without losing the video signal when flying FPV? When it comes to the ideal frequency for mini-quads — that’s the famous 5.8 GHz — the best you can expect is 500 meters. But, that means … Continue reading How to get the longest FPV range on your drone

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Drone mapping: what’s the difference between drone spatial resolution vs. accuracy?
Drone mapping: what’s the difference between drone spatial resolution vs. accuracy?

“We can get 1cm with our drone!” Have you heard someone in the drone industry say something similar to this?  For drone mapping professional Jon Ellinger, the creator of TLT Photography, which specializes in aerial surveys, geospatial data processing and fine photography, he gets it a lot. So much so, that Ellinger wrote up a great guide … Continue reading Drone mapping: what’s the difference between drone spatial resolution vs. accuracy?

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How “Book of Hours” author Janet Pywell used a drone to write her newest book
How “Book of Hours” author Janet Pywell used a drone to write her newest book

The following piece is a guest post by Janet Pywell, author of the book “Book of Hours,” a crime thriller in which one of the ‘characters’ is a drone. I knew nothing about drones until I was walking on the beach near my home and a man was using a drone to photograph the coast. … Continue reading How “Book of Hours” author Janet Pywell used a drone to write her newest book

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Connectivity issues and the concerns no one is talking about around drone delivery
Connectivity issues and the concerns no one is talking about around drone delivery

The following piece is a guest post by telecommunications specialist George Smith. By now it’s pretty clear that Amazon’s master plan to take their delivery services to the skies via drone isn’t going to be easy. There are issues around flying beyond line of site, implementing obstacle sensors to avoid collisions, and getting regulatory approval. … Continue reading Connectivity issues and the concerns no one is talking about around drone delivery

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What is FPV freestyle, and how is it different than drone racing?
What is FPV freestyle, and how is it different than drone racing?

The following piece is a guest post by FPV drone pilot BMac. Check out his YouTube Channel BMac FPV or his website FPV Drone Pro. FPV drone racing is blazing a path to becoming the next big E-sport of the world. While drone racing has been happening for years, some say drone racing became an official sport … Continue reading What is FPV freestyle, and how is it different than drone racing?

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The compete starter’s guide to FPV flying
The compete starter’s guide to FPV flying

The following is a guest post by David over at SkilledFlyer.com. He’s got tons of drone news, tutorials and reviews. Check out his site! FPV flying — you may have seen it at a MakerFaire, at a drone conference, or perhaps even on ESPN. FPV stands for “First Person Flying,” which is when you see what … Continue reading The compete starter’s guide to FPV flying

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Drones will now keep your home safe
Drones will now keep your home safe

The following guest post was submitted by Chris Schneider of Awesome-Drones.com. Check out his site here. At January’s Consumer Electronics Show, interactive home security company “Alarm” announced it is working on a smart drone that monitors your house. No, it’s not something straight out of the movie flubber where that little yellow flying drone called “ weebo “ … Continue reading Drones will now keep your home safe

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7 steps every beginner drone pilot should take to become a pro
7 steps every beginner drone pilot should take to become a pro

The following is a guest post by Michael Karp, author of the blog Drone Business Marketer. The FAA predicts that hobbyist drone sales will increase from 1.9 million in 2016 to 4.3 million in 2020. With that many novice pilots flying around, it’s imperative they learn how to fly safely. Here are the 7 steps new pilots … Continue reading 7 steps every beginner drone pilot should take to become a pro

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Drone Pilot Ground School: save $50 using coupon code DroneGirl50
Drone Pilot Ground School: save $50 using coupon code DroneGirl50

Still haven’t taken the FAA Part 107 test? Drone operators with existing Part 61 pilot certificates can bypass the in-person, written exam and instead take an online course. But for drone operators without that, they’ll have to take the test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center. And that test is definitely something you’ll need to … Continue reading Drone Pilot Ground School: save $50 using coupon code DroneGirl50

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How the U.S. offshore wind energy industry could benefit from drones

The following post was contributed by Todd Sumner. Todd is is an attorney and legislative affairs advocate representing clients on a wide range of environmental, renewable energy, unmanned systems technologies and regulatory matters. He can be reached at todd@sumnerlawoffices.com. 2016 has so far been quite remarkable for both the U.S. offshore wind energy industry and … Continue reading How the U.S. offshore wind energy industry could benefit from drones

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