(Article by Jeff Foster) Cheap and Good? For most things electronic and made in China the words “cheap” and “good” usually don’t mix. Surprisingly the Emax Nighthawk Pro 280 RTF is Different. For under $200 you get a well-built and tuned machine in a box. Let see how it holds up to several months of abuse.
After experimenting with my own kit build of the “Osmo Rover v1.0” here on Drone Coalition, I took it to NAB this year and got a chance to have a great discussion with Joe at Eclipse Rover about the design hurdles in perfecting UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) for cine/video use. So we’ve agreed to run […]
(Author- Jeff Foster) Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming a pilot? Sitting in the cockpit, stepping on the gas, taking-off and seeing the landscape pass right before their eyes Today, Parrot makes this dream accessible to everyone with Parrot Disco, the first easy-to-fly, fixed-wing drone designed for a fully immersive flight experience. The ultra-lightweight, Parrot Disco is powerful, […]
While I’ve been waiting for the right time (and $$) to save up for an X5 camera and get multiple lenses so I could have some creative latitude in my aerial photography/videography, DJI comes out with the Z3 cam with up to 7x zoom capabilities and I pounce on the pre-order rush through Multicopter Warehouse. […]
Yuneec recently released a firmware update for their Typhoon H 4K hexacopter that touted only some improvements for connectivity. But what was discovered by our colleague Kerry Garrison with Multicopter Warehouse was some REALLY IMPRESSIVE advancements in the camera technology that will raise some eyebrows!
(Author- Jeff Foster) With all the recent interest in 360º VR technology, cameras like the Ricoh Theta S and multi-cam setups for GoPros and the like, we’re only just beginning to scratch the surface on the latest craze. Most recently, Facebook introduced the ability to view 360 panorama images directly in the page feeds, which […]
Another year at the NAB show in Las Vegas has come and gone and those of us in the UAS/drone community are still recovering from a grueling, yet exciting week. It was an action-packed 6 full days of workshops, demonstrations, training, panels, presentations, new product demos and even drone sports!
Learn to fly a drone or enhance your videography skills at the 3rd annual NAB 2016 Aerial Videography Field Workshops in the Nelson Nevada Ghost Town. It’s a great way to get hands-on instruction, improve your flying/shooting skills and get your questions answered in person by some of the top flight trainers in the country. You can […]
Ever since the first prototype was going around the DJI booth at NAB this year, teases of a handheld version of the Inspire 1 gimbal/camera have been making many owners anxious to finally have the option of taking their X3 camera off their drone and continuing to shoot on the ground with the same quality […]
On the week of the official launch of Drone Coalition, InterDrone 2015 (Sept 9-11, Las Vegas) will be featuring several of our staff writers, including Lisa Ellman, Mike Fortin, Sally French, Kerry Garrison, Gretchen West and myself.