‘Drone’ has become a common term used to describe a new technology that’s making an impact in all sorts of industries. But what does drone actually mean? Is it possible to define ‘drone’ when so many parties have their own acronyms and intended meanings? In 2010, Parrot unveiled the AR.Drone, kickstarting what we now know […]
How Drone Manufacturers Are Making Flights Safer
This week DJI announced that starting in January 2020, all of the company’s new drones weighing over 250 grams will come with AirSense – a tool enabled by an ADS-B receiver – as standard. In practice, that means that DJI pilots will be alerted to nearby manned aircraft, well ahead of time and long before […]
The Best of the Rest: Which DJI Alternative Should You Consider?
By Malek Murison Depending on who you talk to, Chinese manufacturer DJI has a 60-80% share of the drone hardware market. And they dominate for a reason: DJI’s drones set the standard in terms of price, capability and ease of use. The company’s shadow over the drone space is self-perpetuating, putting competitors from the early […]
Parrot Slashes Prices on Additional Anafi Flight Modes
Following the launch of the new Anafi drone, Parrot has received some criticism for not including its Follow Me and Flight Plan features and making consumers pay extra for features that are standard in competing drones. While included in the feature list they were priced as add-on’s that increased the price of the drone a […]
Parrot SWING VTOL Drone – First Look and Review
Introduction I recently purchased a Parrot Swing VTOL Drone (quadcopter) along with the Bluetooth Controller pad. The Swing is remarkable in that it is very different than any Drone currently on the market…due to the VTOL abilities. For the uninitiated, that means it can take off and land (and fly) like a quadcopter, but it […]
Parrot lays off Hundreds after Slow Drone Sales- Why they are losing the Drone Wars
Is Parrot the Canary in a Coal Mine…or, simply a bird that failed to fly properly? Recent news stories such as this one at Marketwatch have reported sagging drone sales and massive layoffs at the French Drone maker Parrot. In this article we delve a little deeper in the stories behind the story. Parrot was […]
10 Best Quadcopters and best drones for 2017
Which are the best drones and quadcopters to buy as of the Spring of 2017? Read on! UPDATED April, 2017 – We update this “best drones” listing regularly as new products are released and reviewed. If you are looking for a ($400-$1500) “stabilized camera drone with GPS” – we have another article comparing the popular 2016/2017 […]
Parrot Disco Fixed-Wing Camera Drone for Immersive Flight
(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, […]
Did your Drone Crash? Maybe it’s not your Fault!
Did your Drone Crash? Maybe it’s not your Fault! “Learn how to fly” “RTFM” (read the friggin manual). “you didn’t know how to operate the product you bought” “Too many drone pilots rely on GPS and have no experience flying a quad in manual” These are just a few of the “blame the customer” type […]
Parrot BeBop Quadcopter Review – Part 1 of 3
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 […]
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