Hang out in any AR Drone forum long enough and you will hear people asking why their drone doesn’t doesn’t fly as smooth as the YouTube videos they have seen. Videos show fast forward flight with smooth transitions to full stop or other smooth maneuvers. However, when you fly your fast forward flights end almost […]
The sad truth is that some people have experienced their AR Drone seemingly having a mind of its own, turning all SkyNet on its owners, and heading off into the wild blue yonder to, most likely, hook up with other rouge AR Drones to create a Borg-like conscience so that they can return and make […]
Probably the most common repair you will need to do is to replace your propellers, shafts, and gears. The good folks over at www.dronetuner.com have done up a nice video on how to replace these parts and offer up all of the replacement parts on their website as well. Be sure and check it out […]
YouTube User rginatl has a great video on changing the rotor bushing on your AR Drone. This is something you will need to do as part of regular maintenance unless you are switching to bearings. Be sure and check out the video and drop him a thumbs up for his effort.
The AR Drone uses a Lithium Polymer battery cell that is actually an excellent choice for system like the AR Drone. Lithium Polymers have a high discharge rate and a high energy storage/weight ratio. The downside is that they can cause you all kinds of grief if you don’t take care of them properly. The […]
Even though our getting started guide was pretty complete, there are always a few extra tips will make your flying experience more enjoyable. We have compiled a handful of tips for you. 1. Set Flat Trim Before every flight and after and non-optimal landing, be sure and set the Flat Trim to ensure the AR […]
Unfortunately I don’t use an iOS device so I can’t talk about the different apps that are available for iPhones/iPads so if you know of them, please post a small review in the comments. For Android devices there are at least 10 apps available at the time of this writing. I am only going to […]
The AR Drone does not come with much in the way of a manual and many new users find themselves wondering what to do first. This will be a complete step-by-step guide to get you up and flying as quickly as possible. Step 1 – Charge the battery Unfortunately you cannot just unbox the AR […]