(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.
By: Kevin Mukai – http://www.nvdrones.com DJI GO is the primary application that many DJI pilots use to fly their drone. However, while DJI GO is great for most users, it often does not sufficiently satisfy the many tastes diverse pilots around the world yearn for. Thanks to DJI’s SDK (Software or Solutions Development Kit), there […]
The Xiaomi Yi Action Camera is a “GoPro type” sports and action camera which promises good quality at 1/3rd the price of the major brands. It uses top quality components such as a Sony camera chip (sensor) and an Ambarella image processor. Prices vary depending on the vendor, but are generally in the range of […]
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 […]
Drone racing is in the beginning stages of an explosion similar to what AV drones have experienced over the last couple of years. While it’s still too early to tell if it’s going to be the next big thing or just a passing fad, it’s not hard at all to imagine these mighty midgets becoming very […]
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.
This is a review and commentary on the HiSky HMX280 Quadcopter introduced in 2015 and available at Banggood using this link. What is it? – the HM280 is an RTF (Ready to Fly) mid-sized quadcopter with powerful brushless motors. It comes complete with the Remote (TX), the quadcopter, a battery and a battery charger. It […]
NOTE: Yuneec has since come out with an upgraded 4K model of this quadcopter with better specs. A complete package with case, two batteries, handheld gimbal attachment and more is currently available at Amazon. The camera in this model is far superior to the original. —— ————- Introduction The electric aviation company Yuneec has released […]
The RCLogger Eye One Xtreme was released over a year ago but suffered from a number of initial QC and design problems. Even so, this little quadcopter became very popular among hobbyists “hackers” who enjoy modifying, fixing and improving stock quadcopters. It also has a loyal following among those who enjoy active acrobatic flight and […]
Our review of the Parrot BeBop Quadcopter will be done as a three part review. Subjects covered in the reviews parts are; Part 1: initial look / open box / instruction review / setup / range and “radio” check / first flight / initial thoughts Part 2: advanced flight / camera performance / flight time […]