Drones & Multicopters

RT, BNF and ARF Differences Explained
Quadcopter transmitter mode2 VS mode1 - DifferenceIf drones and quadcopters are your cup of tea, jargon like BNF, RTF, ARF and the rest fall under your everyday lingo. Newbies, on the other hand, will struggle to follow the conversation if it is peppered with such abbreviations. Seeing as these are the most popularly used in the drone community, here is a breakdown of what they mean.RTFRTF stands...
DJI Mavic Pro Controller Phone Size Compatibility
DJI has created their newest quadcopter to be portable, powerful and easy to fly. With a number of advanced camera and flight features, it is now one of the leading drones in the market.The DJI Mavic Pro Drone can be flown using its compact new remote controller. It is easy to use for flying and the control sticks even give tactile feedback to warn the flier of obstacles around.The DJI remote cont...
Swellpro Releases New Waterproof Drone At CES 2017 - Freefly Pro FPV Drone
The creators of the Splash Drone, Swellpro, made their first attendance at CES 2017 in Las Vegas this year and have released a new waterproof drone called the Freefly Pro.Freefly Pro is a small quadcopter that is fully waterproof and comes along with a waterproof RC transmitter as well. A 4K camera that has the ability to tilt and features EIS has been built into the body to provide amazing shots....
Yi Technologies Unveils Their New YI 4K+ Action Camera And YI Erida Drone At CES 2017
Just after 2 cameras, YI Technology has become a big name in the industry. At CES 2017, they have unveiled their newest action camera, the 4K+ Action Camera.It is capable of recording 4K video at 60fps as opposed to other leading action cameras that can only record in 4K at 30 fps. It is the first camera to do so, and also the first camera to use an Ambarella H2 SoC processor, that comes with a ma...
What Is a Brushless Motor and How Does It Work?
It’s a given nowadays that almost all modern gadgets and tools come complete with a brushless motor. Mid-19th Century marks the early years of the brushless motor but it stayed on for a while before it became commercial which was around 1962. So what are they anyway?Put simply, a brushless motor contains a set of electromagnets (coils) connected together in pairs. When current is passed through an...
GoPro Karma is Back and Stronger (CES 2017)
In November of last year action camera giant GoPro had to recall their latest offering, the GoPro Karma drone. The GoPro series of action cameras have had a successful run and are widely considered some of the best. Hero 5 is among their highest selling action camera. The stroke of genius to couple the camera and a drone easily saw sales skyrocket. However, the drone seemed not able to muster enou...
UVify's Draco Drone Is A Racing Quad That Can Fly At Up To 100mph
You may know how to easily handle an average quadcopter, but flying a racing drone is completely different! While consumer drone are created for a better flying experience that is easy they lack agility and speed, but on the other hand racing drones provide this, but are difficult to fly without some expertise.At CES 2017, UVify released one such amazing racing drone called the Draco, and the comp...
Lily Drone Is Dead – Company To Shut And Refund Customers
The Lily Drone created a lot of excitement among drone enthusiasts when it was first started as a campaign on Kickstarter. It earned about $34 million in pre-orders but unfortunately kept falling behind on schedule and delayed shipping.But now, the company has finally admitted that they aren’t able to release the product and will be shutting down production completely. In a blog titled, “The Adven...
Airblock Is A Modular And Programmable Drone Revealed At CES 2017
Most of the time, if your drone falls and breaks into pieces you are devastated because that means you’ve lost a lot of money on your aerial machine, but not any more! The Airblock drone that has been created by Shenzhen-based robotics startup Makeblock is made up of magnetic, modular parts that users can take apart and put back in different configurations.Revealed at CES 2017, the drone can be us...
Walkera Launches Mavic Alternative Named Vitus In CES 2017
CES 2017 has had some amazing quadcopters showcased at the event, and one such new one is the Walkera Vitus. It has made quite a splash because the drone looks very similar to the DJI Mavic Pro. Priced at $600, it is considerably cheaper and according to the company has a lot of similar features as the Mavic as well, making it a great competitor if the features and flight capabilities are as good...

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