10 Drone Accessories That Will Make Your Flying Life Much Easier

All you really need to fly is a drone and an RC remote. However, experience teaches that there are a number of accessories that will make your life as a drone pilot much easier and more enjoyable. This is the topic of the following article by Michael Karp. Make sure you visit Michael’s  Drone Business Marketer blog for more great info on drones!

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By Michael Karp

Drones are amazing feats of technology in and of themselves, but it’s the different accessories and add-ons that can really enhance your flights.

In this article, I’m going to break down 10 accessories that can make your flying life a lot easier.

Let’s get to it:

1. Propeller Guards

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You can get propeller guards for beginner RC drones all the way up to advanced models. They’re are one of the most convenient types of accessories to have. Continue reading 10 Drone Accessories That Will Make Your Flying Life Much Easier

How to Choose Between Different Camera Drones

With so many available models and an increasingly expanding market, knowing what to look for in order to select the best drone model for you can indeed be challenging.

This nice article by our regular contributor Michael Karp could be very helpful in making an informed decision. Also make sure you check out Michael’s  Drone Business Marketer blog for more great info on dronesHere we go!

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By Michael Karp

The camera drone market is saturated with options. No matter what application you need it for, you likely have many different choices to choose from.

This can leave many pilots in a bind. How do you choose between this drone with a camera or that one?

In this article, I’m going to break down some distinguishing factors that can help you make different purchasing decisions based on your needs.

3D Robotics Iris+ drone
3D Robotics Iris+ drone

Let’s get to it:

Price-to-Features Ratio

The first overall metric you want to look at is the price-to-features ratio. This ratio simply tells you how many features (and what quality of features) you’re getting for the price. Continue reading How to Choose Between Different Camera Drones

Top 5 Mistakes Made by Drone Pilots

While flying or even just handling a drone, a mistake can lead to quite serious consequences.

For this reason I suggest you read with care this insightful article by Aaron Colley, owner of getadrone, as it could save you time, money and some serious trouble in the future. Thank you Aaron for this great contribution!

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by Aaron Colley

It goes without saying that jumping into the expansive and complex world of drones, is no easy task. For novices, the drone world can be overwhelmingly complicated, and at times seem impossible to figure out. With that said, we can all agree that it’s highly probable that mistakes will be made, it’s just a matter of “when” and not “If”. So that’s why we’ve decided it would be a great idea to expose the top 5 mistakes made by drone pilots, and hopefully prevent anyone else from making the mistakes themselves.

Mistake #1

Over Estimating Your Flying Skills

A drone that crashed during a flight
A drone that crashed during a flight

One of the most common mistakes for both beginners and advanced pilots alike, is overestimating their own piloting ability. For beginners, the case is usually moving onto bigger more expensive drones far too quickly. They figure if they can fly their micro drone in the bedroom without injuring their pet cat, naturally it must be time to buy an Inspire Pro and fly over New York City! No, please DO NOT do this! This has led to so many accidents, fly-always, and horrifying stories. Take your time when starting out, starting from a micro drone, move to a smaller toy drone, then to cheap camera drone, then maybe to a phantom, and possibly after a year or so flying the Phantom you can progress to something a little larger and more expensive. This will help you avoid a ton of headaches, believe me, you’ll thank us later. Continue reading Top 5 Mistakes Made by Drone Pilots

7 Small Drones That Are Perfect for Flying Indoors

It’s great to get out and fly your drone in a nice location. However there are times in which it would be great to be able practice your flying skills, or just have fun, without leaving your home. So this Michael Karp’s post on a selection of small drones for indoor flying is indeed of great interest. Thank you Michael for the great job!

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By Michael Karp

Not all drones are created equal.

Some are meant for aerial photography, surveying, search and rescue, racing, and much more.

But most of those drones aren’t meant for one thing: Flying indoors.

They’re usually too big and bulky, so when the weather isn’t cooperating, what are you supposed to do?

In this article, I’m going to break down seven small drones that are excellent indoor flyers. And despite their size, many of them have some surprisingly advanced features.

Let’s get to it!

1) NiGHT LiONS TECH X800S

NiGHT LiONS TECH X800S
NiGHT LiONS TECH X800S

The Night Lions Tech X800S is ultra small. It can almost fit in the palm of your hand. Continue reading 7 Small Drones That Are Perfect for Flying Indoors

Tech startup Makeblock releases Airblock, a Modular Drone that Transforms Into a Hovercraft

Tech startup Makeblock releases Airblock, a Modular Drone that Transforms Into a Hovercraft

SAN FRANCISCO — November 2, 2016 — Shenzhen-based robotics startup Makeblock released the new Airblock, a modular six-axis drone that transforms into various flying configurations, including hexacopter and hovercraft. Airblock combines the best of building blocks with flight physics and engineering to make each flying experience unique.

Airblock, a modular and programmable Drone
Airblock, a modular and programmable Drone

Airblock consists of magnetic, modular parts that are easy to assemble and disassemble without tools. Included in each set are a control core, a hovercraft base, six blade modules, six spare blades, ten blade shields, one wall charger, one lithium-ion rechargeable battery and one USB cable.

The central processor, motors and rotors are all enclosed in a soft foam frame that is durable and strong. Its pieces snap together using magnetic connectors. The large styrofoam base can be configured with the aforementioned pieces to construct a hovercraft that zips over water or smooth terrain. Continue reading Tech startup Makeblock releases Airblock, a Modular Drone that Transforms Into a Hovercraft

Should I buy a drone as a christmas gift for my kids?

Thank you to Ante Tatarović, owner of  Dronesglobe, a nice website about drones you should really pay a visit to, for providing this insightful article with many interesting aspects to consider on the topic of buying drones for kids. 

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With the holiday season being just around the corner, many parents are coming up with the perfect gift for their little ones. In the sea of awesome new toys that have hit the market in recent times, there are some of them that your kids will appreciate more than others. I am, of course, talking about drones here. The newly hyped tech gadgets that have found their place in millions of homes worldwide. Along with hoverboards, they are this summer’s tech trend and considering the fact that youngsters are rather influenced by trends, there’s a high chance your little ones most likely secretly wish for one as their Christmas gift…

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How to find the best drone for my kid?

It may not seem so at first, but drone shopping can turn into a really frustrating scenario. Continue reading Should I buy a drone as a christmas gift for my kids?

Interesting uses of drones: infographics

My pleasure to share this simple, yet to the point infographics about interesting uses of drones kindly sent by Tushar Grover, developer of minidronereview.com, pay a visit!

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Drones has been in limelight since past few years due to advancements in drone technology which helps the big drone companies like GoPro, DJI, Parrot to add many new and jaw dropping features in new drones without compromising on the built quality and size thus giving you a power packed flying machines at a good prices which are affordable by all. Here we have come up with some of the interesting uses of drones infographics in collaboration with mini drone review for you to enhance your knowledge about quadcopters and drones uses, which would help you to get your work done fast in coming years. Moreover not to forget that kids love flying drones so you can definitely buy a new mini drone according to your budget and requirements in coming holiday season of Christmas or on the your Childs birthday to make him happy. So come on folks without any further a do lets droll over the infographics below on interesting uses of drones.

I hope you definitely got to know about some amazing uses of drones in current world arena for the betterment and advancement of people in all fields ,so don’t forget to share this infographic’s and post with your friends and family to make them aware about the new emerging technology in drones .

Check out the original source of the infographics here.

Stay tuned on the Personal Drones Blog for the latest quadcopter and multirotor news!

The 5 Best Drones to Start Out With as an Aerial Videographer

Here’s another nice contribution by Michael Karp on a selection of 5 drones to start as an aerial videographer

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If you’re just getting started in aerial videography, try to resist the urge to go for the highest-end models first.

While their features are enticing, you can spend hundreds of dollars less and still get quality shots that clients will take seriously.

You can then use these drones to build your skills (and your business) and upgrade to the higher-end models once your business really gets going.

In this article, I’m going to break down five of the best drones to start out with as an aerial videographer.

These drones are high quality, feature-rich, less expensive than the top tier models, and they are more than capable of helping you hit the ground running.

1) DJI Phantom 3 Professional or 4K

Phantom 3 4K
Phantom 3 4K

The DJI Phantom 3 comes in four versions, but the best for professional pilots are the Professional and 4K. Continue reading The 5 Best Drones to Start Out With as an Aerial Videographer

9 ways to improve your drone pilot skills

I am glad to publish the following guest post by Michael Karp on “9 ways to improve your drone pilot skills”.

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Piloting a drone is one of the funnest things ever.

There’s nothing quite like controlling a flying piece of technology and having it respond at will.

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And with the amount of societal applications available, drones have more meaning in our everyday lives than any consumer remote control vehicle before them.

But for many aspiring pilots, getting their flying skills up to par is a continuous challenge. They struggle with landing, avoiding obstacles, flying safely, and a mountain of other hurdles.

So in this article, I’m going to show you nine ways you can improve your drone pilot skills. Continue reading 9 ways to improve your drone pilot skills

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