This week the drone industry’s leading manufacturer, DJI, launched an FPV kit for drone racing enthusiasts. One thing to point out first of all is that the kit doesn’t actually include a drone, which may come as a surprise to many. Instead, DJI is essentially making its low latency transmission and camera technology available to […]
Eye One Xtreme V2 – FPV Quadcopter w/optional Headset
I got lucky and borrowed a review model of this nice machine, the new Eye One Extreme V2! I haven’t flown much yet as I have found that reading the manual and becoming familiar is VERY important. Also, I carefully study the construction of the machine – I like to think “As above, so below”…..that […]
DIY Quadcopters & Drones – Instructions for Hobbyists.
This article will provide basic instructions, advice, links and other information for those who wish to embark on DIY Quadcopter or Drone building. We will discuss the parts needed for a quadcopter and provide recommendations for various quadcopter (DIY Drones) parts lists. Most of our links are to Amazon because it is easy for many people to order […]
Emax Nighthawk Pro 280 RTF long-term review
(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.
Drone Sports World East @ WORLD MAKER FAIRE 2016
With nearly 100,000 spectators, ASL’s Drone Sports East at World Maker Faire 2015 was the East Coast’s largest live audience ever attending a drone race, and this year’s Drone Sports World at Maker Faire promises to be even bigger. Two full days, jammed packed with the best drone racing, combat games, training and demos. Featuring […]
ASL Drone Sports World rules at Maker Faire 2016 in Silicon Valley
The big white Drone Racing tent at the West Entrance to the Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 is drawing huge crowds to see the fantastic drone sports action this year! ASL (Aerial Sports League) has put on various classes and qualifier drone races and competitive battle drone demonstrations, utilizing all DIY sporting drones built by the […]
Drones take center stage at NAB Show 2016
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!
HD FPV for Drone Racing is right around the corner!
FPV drone racing has been lacking only one element so far and that is clear, high quality HD video feed from the racing drone to the pilot’s goggles and monitors. On May 10th, CONNEX is going to change all that!
1 Million-Dollar Purse at 2016 World Drone Prix in Dubai
The world is watching to see where this rapidly-growing sport is going; starting from local races at school soccer fields to league tournaments in neon-lit stadiums, everyone wants to see what’s really going on with FPV drone racing action. Meanwhile, the most sophisticated drone racing track ever designed and built is unveiled in Dubai this […]
FPV Drone Racing Industry is Rapidly Growing but at Risk in Los Angeles
Want to fly FPV in Los Angeles? There is a new proposed ruling by the LA city council that would completely ban all FPV flights including those done with a VLOS spotter and even in AMA sanctioned flying fields. If you are found flying FPV in Los Angeles you risk a $1,000 fine and/or 6 months in jail.
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