Drones Drones Drones – everyone is writing about them, talking about them and flying them – but only a select few actually know how they work. This article will provide a brief non-technical explanation of the basics that keep a modern Camera Drone in the air. [Read more…]
With winter upon us, many pilots and would-be drone flyers find their mission options limited. Flying in high winds, snow, slush, ice and cold temperatures can take some of the fun – plus much of the battery life – out of flying. However, it is possible to get some stick time indoors if you follow some basic guidelines. [Read more…]
I first learned about the P-Squared Group and their great little LiPo Smart battery chargers for the DJI Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 quadcopters at the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas this year. They loaned us one of their chargers for the Multicopter Warehouse booth I was working out of and we were totally blown away by how fast we could charge 4 Phantom 3 (P3) batteries for the demo quad we were flying in the cage! [Read more…]
“I really wish my footage looked worse” – No one ever said…
Of course we want our footage to look as good as possible but sometimes achieving what we want seems more difficult than it should be. Camera features like “LOG” style promise to give us more latitude when editing, but it can sometimes make getting a good look that much harder. The solution is to use Lookup Tables (LUT). A LUT is essentially a map that says to change one color to another. This allows fast color grading of footage, especially footage saved in LOG format. By finding a LUT that is designed for our camera will give us the best results.
DJI went live with their highly anticipated Firmware update today. Everyone has been waiting for the automated Flight modes since the Inspire 1 was released. [Read more…]
When DJI first announced the new Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models, we were all eager to get our hands on them for testing and reviewing. I had only a brief moment flying one before the official release and knew if was going to be a real game changer. Now that I’ve also got the Phantom 3 Standard in hand, plus the latest Firmware updates for all the new DJI quadcopters that run on the DJI Go app, it’s the right time to start my new product series here on Drone Coalition, outlining the features and user experience with these new Phantom 3s. [Read more…]