On a lighter note, here is a video of a drone shooting video of big cats. When it gets too close, the results are dramatic. The post On The Lighter Side: Big Cats Chase a Drone with Somewhat Predictable Results appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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As public officials continue to urge people to stay home and practice social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, many are seeking novel ways to pass the time behind closed doors over the next few weeks (and maybe beyond). While some turn to video games or pet fostering, drone enthusiasts considering Part 107 commercial pilot certification […] The post Stuck at Home? Why not study for the Part 107 Drone Test? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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As the holiday season rolls around – yes, Virginia, the decorations are up – drones are expected to fly off the shelf as kids around the world rev up their wish lists. Toy/model drones are perfect for wee beginners; most are inexpensive ($29 to $100) and are built to be durable while offering easy-to-use-controls and […] The post 4 Drones Your Kids Will Love appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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A few years ago, a regular stream of Amazon Prime patents and test flight clips from burgeoning aerial taxi services were enough to grab headlines on a weekly basis. Prototypes and concept designs were in no short supply, the only question was when. When would these futuristic ideas move past the promotional bluster and become […] The post Is 2019 the Year The Future of Drones Became Reality? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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When I would misbehave, my daddy used to tell me to “straighten up and fly right!” He would have loved Drone Run. As a beginner, learning to launch and navigate your new drone can be a frustrating task – not to mention flying according to your nation’s aerial rules. But British brothers Alex and Toby […] The post Drone Run Makes Training Fun appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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The following feature is Part 2 in a two-part series telling the unique story of Jordan Nelson – a Millennial-aged entrepreneur whose success story is rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains region. A version of this article first appeared in High Country Magazine. Part 1 appears here. From Hobbyist to Entrepreneur Six years ago, the […] The post Building a New Elevation of Drone Biz in the Mountains, Part 2 appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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The following feature is Part 1 in a two-part series telling the unique story of Jordan Nelson – a Millennial-aged entrepreneur whose success story is rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains region. A version of this article first appeared in High Country Magazine. Most residents of the western North Carolina mountains know Jordan Nelson. They […] The post Building a New Elevation of Drone Biz in the Mountains, Part 1 appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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In case you didn’t know already, the latest drones put some pretty extraordinary photography capabilities in the palm of your hands. Whether you’re a keen photographer already or a complete newcomer behind the camera, the possibilities once you take to the skies are astounding. With drones from DJI, you can now capture professional-grade footage with […] The post 5 Destinations Every Drone Pilot Should Visit appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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‘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 […] The post Defining Drones: What is a Drone? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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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 […] The post What Can We Read into DJI’s Drone Racing Ambitions? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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We explore the best platforms for publishing your best drone photos and videos. The post Where to Exhibit Your Best Drone Shots appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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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 post How Drone Manufacturers Are Making Flights Safer appeared first on Droneflyers.com.

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