Drones for Fun or Profit, or both?
Drones are both fun to use & an excellent tool. Whether you use one for fun or for work there are a multitude of choices with new ones seemingly overnight. I will highlight some of the more popular and highly rated models. If you have a favorite or one you use for work, feel free to tell me about it so I can feature it here. I will also mention my favorites or ones on my Wishlist.
Drones can be a serious investment and it’s important to protect your investment. For safety, sanity, and the ultimate peace of mind. MARS Parachutes provide the systems that protect you, your aircraft, and everyone below. Fly Safe, Drone Parachutes, DGAC Approved. MARS systems that protect people and property, all the while bringing your aircraft home with little to no damage. Mars Systems are easy to repack and use. Crashes, damage, and liability are but a few risks drone pilots face. With changing laws and regulations an in-flight failure can destroy far more than your UAV. The answer? MARS Parachutes.
Drones are a lot of fun and can also be an investment if you use one for a business. It’s important to safeguard your Drone, like any investment. The best way to protect your Drone is with safety equipment, like Mars Parachutes.
Mars Parachutes has a full line of products to help protect your Drone. They cover from small to large with automated recovery deployment options and mounts for various Drones. Protect your Drone now! Visit my Mars Parachutes store or visit Mars Parachutes if you can’t find what you need in my store (more added regularly). If you have a special need contact me for assistance! Use the form below to contact me.
For all the skinny on Drones, the latest regulations, ground schools for the tests and a community of Drone pilots there is only one place to go. UAV-Coach They have trained more than 5600 pilots and have online courses to get your Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA. Subjects they cover: Drone Pilot Ground School, Aerial Mapping & 3D Modeling, Aerial Post-Production 101, Aerial Thermal Imaging. They also cover all of the latest news.
You can also join their forum and get together with pilots from all over and share stories, learn important lessons, get tips & help with problems. You can also research info on different model Drones so you can make an educated decision on which one to buy. Check out the UAV-Coach Forum!
Hey everybody once again we're here at IRCHA with another Road Noise segment. We're over here at the fpv racecourse with me I have Bobby Watts and Bert Kammerer. These are the two forefront guys in the industry that are pushing the FPV racing side want to get some...read more
Top 10 Companies That Should Use Drones The first ever drone was actually back in 2002 which was used by the CIA for a strike that killed people in Afghanistan. Well now drones have evolved and the drones we are familiar with are not used for killing people. In fact...read more
AA108 hover practice Having a lot of fun and getting more practice flying my new drone. The Altair AA108 is a great drone and easy to learn to fly. It has a decent flying time and comes with 2 batteries, so you can fly thru one battery and then switch...read more
FPV Gates and some flying – ON Mud anybody? Don’t wanna hear later that I’ve brought a quad that looks brand new This is where we will be flying Will this start?read more
A free event aimed to show off the many uses of drones kicked off Sunday, what we’re all about is changing public perception about drones, people tend to think of drones as being nefarious autonomous robots when in fact they’re really not. PILOTS AND ENTHUSIASTS GATHERED AT THE BALLOON MUSEUM TODAY FOR “DRONE DISCOVERY DAY”…read more
Recently there was a new Drone speed record set. The record was done by the team at Drone Racing League (DRL).
This is from the UAVCoach.com site:
"To set the record the DRL team needed to fly the RacerX back and forth across a course of 100 meters (328 feet), with the official record set as the average of the top speed achieved on each of those flights. This means that although the RacerX achieved a speed of 179.6 mph, the official record is for an average of its speeds over the course, which is 163.5 mph (which still, as an engineer might say, super duper fast)."read more
I saw this great review on a mini wifi FPV drone for a bargain price and decided to give it a try. To see the review of the drone by RCSaylors go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30PORFGNPk0
If you aren't familiar with RCSaylors, I suggest you check out the review video and then subscribe to their channel. They have great videos and reviews of RC products.read more
For those of you not familiar (living under a rock?), Mars Parachutes is the leader in crash recovery systems. They have a great line of chutes, designed to gently return your beloved Drone safely back to earth. So if you have a Drone and want to have protection, from that sudden stop caused by gravity, check them out! Mars Parachutesread more
Unmanned Aircraft Systems delivers a much needed introduction to UAV System technology, taking an integrated approach that avoids compartmentalising the subject. Arranged in four sections, parts 1-3 examine the way in which various engineering disciplines affect the design, development and deployment of UAS. The fourth section assesses the future challenges and opportunities of UAS.read more
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely adopted in the military world over the last decade and the success of these military applications is increasingly driving efforts to establish unmanned aircraft in non-military roles.
Introduction to UAV Systems, 4th edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the elements of a complete Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). It addresses the air vehicle, mission planning and control, several types of mission payloads, data links and how they interact with mission performance, and launch and recovery concepts.read more
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“UAV is reminiscent of a James Rollins adventure, and I found myself staying up with it into the night, until I finished it.”read more
This book makes it easy to design and build your own long or short range FPV autonomous drone. The book breaks down all the required and optional components into six easy to understand sub-systems; Airframe System, Radio Control / Autopilot System, Camera System, Power System, Ground Control Station, and the Drive Train System.read more
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