The following is a guest post by Sasha Rezvina of leading aerial cinematography company Aerobo. Originally published on DroneLife.com Drones were introduced into filmmaking as cheaper and safer alternatives for some helicopter shots. They could pull off (1) high-and-wide shots, so long as they weren’t too high, (2) sweeping shots, so long as they weren’t out […]
DJI Teases new Drone “See the Bigger Picture” for July 18, 2018
Mavic 2? Phantom 5? – The Rumor Mill says the Mavic Pro 2 is very likely, although it is possible more than one product will be introduced. The MP2 should be a significant upgrade with a larger sensor, more obstacle avoidance and other such tricks. Perhaps a CrystalSky controller would be an option for the […]
Dronespeak.com and Dronecoalition.net Acquired by Droneflyers.com
The domain names: http://www.dronecoalition.net and http://www.dronespeak.com have both been acquired by Droneflyers.com. As a result of these purchases, both domains now point to the Droneflyers.com main web site. However, most of the blog posts, articles and other information contained in those two sites now resides in our archives here and can be found in numerous […]
Consumer Drones Are Nuisances, Not Profits
At CES, a whole new flock of fly-high, fly-fast, fly-bad drones were introduced and now the category is suddenly destined to be the next monstrous consumer category. Some were so small they fit in the palm of your hand. In fact, I think I stepped on one in the show’s crowded aisles … but it might […]
DJI + iOS vs Android devices
I’m curious about the business strategy DJI is demonstrating by shipping the remote control of the latest version of the ever popular Phantom series with a built-in (optional) android based tablet. This is the first remote across the entire DJI platform which will incorporate a native screen. Early specs indicate the built-in screen will be […]
DJI Phantom 4 Pro Hands-on Review
DJI Phantom 4 Pro review. I have a Phantom 4 Pro prototype and have tested the camera and flight and here is a full review. I compared the photos and video to a phantom 4 v phantom 4 pro. See them side by side as well as learn about all the new features.
ArduPilot Acknowledgement & Integration
A dirty little secret in the drone industry: many (non-DJI) drone companies are using ArduPilot as the brain in their aircrafts, and they’re not always holding up their end on the bargain. ArduPilot is a GPLv3 open-source project which allows it to be used on commercial products for free. Companies that use ArduPilot are required […]
Drone Jobs: Reality
If you’re reading Drone Coalition you’re probably excited about the future of the drone industry, and you’re curious where career opportunities exist across the industry. Although there are endless opportunities to provide aerial services as a drone operator, I refuse to go that route and this discussion will focus more on “platform” companies (typically Saas) […]
GoPro’s new Karma Drone and HERO5 cams in Person
I was invited to the GoPro new product launch and media event in Lake Tahoe this week and will be sharing info, updates and my first impressions hands-on with the new GoPro Karma drone and gimbal system, as well as the new HERO5. Check back for updates throughout the day!
Current Model Aircraft Operations in US
Update 9/2016 – Peter Sachs – Drone Law Journal: If you are confused about how to legally operate a model aircraft, it’s not your fault, but the FAA’s fault. The new FAR Part 101 is confusing, and has already resulted in controversy.
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