The folks at 3D Robotics are taking a page from Apples marketing playbook with an early teaser video for their newest drone. Most hobby, and even professional, quadcopter operators tend to gravitate to the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ or the Yuneec Q500 Typhoon. The 3D Robotics quadcopters have never really garnered mainstream popularity, yet. The latest 3D Robotics drone (I hate that word) looks like a black...

The folks at SenseFly (remember the SenseFly eBee?) are getting closer to releasing their latest quadcopter drone, the eXom. The main difference between the SenseFly eXom and say the DJI Inspire 1 or the Yuneec Q500 is the addition of more sensors that are aware of the surroundings. The eXom has ultrasonic proximity sensors for the area above and around the copter, artificial...

The space that was pretty much dominated by DJI is starting to get crowded. More FPV (first person view) multi-rotor helicopters are hitting the market. I think this is a good thing, at least for consumers. Maybe now we will start to see prices getting more affordable later this year. Read on for details and video of this new FPV quadcopter, the Walkera Voyager 3. ...

Sure you could spend $3,000 on a DJI Inspire 1 which is a great quadcopter minus a few flaws. Read more the DJI Inspire 1 here. Or, you could buy what appears to be a pretty feature rich quadcopter that comes with everything you need to get flying (just add your own GoPro Hero3 or Hero3+). I am not...

First of all, I dislike the use of the term “drone” for simple remote control quadcopters and the like. The word has been turned into something very negative because of our governments use of actual drones. Using the word “drone” to describe a remote controlled toy with a camera on it seems a bit ridiculous. It also gives...

Another day, another quadcopter.  The AirDog is currently on Kickstarter (bummer) but plans to ship in November.  So, what is the AirDog Quadcopter?  It is every action addicts dream for their own personal videographer.  The AirDog is basically a quadcopter that follows the...

Posted on Mar 3 2014 - 8:43am by Russ
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RC helicopters continue to improve with better motors, brains (DJI), blades, and servos.  These high-tech combinations make for some seriously capable remote control copters.  This video shows two RC helicopters lifting a woman off the ground.  Maybe this delivery by drone business isn't too far off. ...

The Hubsan X4 H107D FPV Quadcopter ($155) is not just a tiny remote control copter, it also sports a 640 x 480 resolution camera with a live stream back to the controller.  Yep, you can watch the video from the perspective of the quadcopter on the 4.3-inch LCD screen built-in to the transmitter. Sounds great, right?  Well I almost had my wallet out of the pocket until I learned some details from reading...

If you aren't familiar with FPV (First Person View) goggles for remote control helicopters, planes, boats, or cars, consider this a free lesson.  FPV goggles are awesome in that they let you feel like you are in the vehicle you are controlling remotely.  In my case it is strapped on to a DJI S800 Hexacopter.  This is as close as a human will get to dream state flying without actually leaving the ground.  Imagine flying with the birds, high above the tree tops.  That is all possible with FPV wireless goggles...

Another high-tech gadget that we, the common folk, can't buy.  The PD-100 Black Hornet looks like a toy but is marketed for military reconnaissance.  The PD-100 will fly for 25 minutes on a charge and streams live video back to the user.  Just like the DJI...