All posts by personal drones

UGCS PHOTOGRAMMETRY TOOL FOR UAV LAND SURVEYING MISSIONS

Latvia, Riga – March 7, 2017 – Before the introduction of small UAVs for aerial photogrammetry, planes, helicopters and metric cameras were used. Not only was this costly, it was also complex due to the images being taken from high altitudes. UAVs have made aerial mapping more affordable, faster and precise. When it comes to planning survey missions for small UAVs, UgCS is the right software for the job. It supports most UAV platforms and provides useful tools such as Photogrammetry tool, Image geotagging tool and other.

UgCS Photogrammetry for land survey
UgCS Photogrammetry for land survey

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Top Drones with Cameras for Beginners

We are glad to publish the following informative guest article by Admir Tulic from dronepedia which may help beginner drone pilots to select a quality camera drone to get started with the hobby.

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By Admir Tulic

Getting started with aerial photography has never been easier and there are drones to fit every budget. Many drones that are currently available feature 4k video recording, and 3-axis gimbal stabilization. When you look for a drone, you will notice a significant range of prices, and in general, you will get what you pay for.

Features

 Every drone is going to have different capabilities, and these specs are going to make a big difference when it comes to the price of your drone. Lets have a look at what is available, and you can decide what is important to you.

Sky Viper Video Drone
The Sky Viper Video Drone

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ArcticDEM for safer UAV flights

Press release by UgCS 

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Recently new digital surface model ArcticDEM Release 3 has been released for wide list of territories – Alaska, Baffin Island (Canada), Svalbard (Norway), Iceland, Novaya Zemlya (Russia) and Franz Josef Land (Russia) enabling safer UAV mission planning.

ArcticDEM-Domain-Map
Image source: http://pgc.umn.edu/arcticdem

This is exciting news for UAV industry, as UAV usage has increased in Arctic region during last 5 years, but previously available public elevation data for hard-to-reach regions was outdated and imprecise. Continue reading ArcticDEM for safer UAV flights

Top 5 Low-Cost Drones

I am glad to share the following guest article by Julio Ventura from Drones World that focuses on 5 quite affordable consumer drone models. Fun flying everyone!

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By Julio Ventura

Hello fellow drone lovers! Today we bring five of the best low-cost drones currently available in the market. We have compiled a list of five drones with above average specifications and features (regarding its price range). If you are looking for a good quality drone at an affordable price, you will surely find it on this list. These are some of the best and affordable drones for learning and practicing, and the all five are a good value for your money. Without further due let’s move on to our Top 5 Low-Cost Drones list!

5- FY326 Q7

FY326 Q7 drone
The FY326 Q7 drone

Our first drone on this list is the FY326, a very affordable toy quadcopter that was one of drone beginners’ top choices back in 2016 and 2015. Why? Well, besides being extremely affordable and packing all you need to fly right out of the box. Continue reading Top 5 Low-Cost Drones

Best tips to buy a new drone

I am glad to publish the following guest post by Tushar Grover, webmaster of the MiniDroneReview web site, which addresses some basic considerations to be made while selecting a drone model to buy.

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By Tushar Grover

As we move forward in this fast paced technology innovation era where lots of new gadgets are being developed and build from scratch in front of our eyes, drones technology has not being left behind in the race of powerful R&D, which have led to innovation of some powerful drones equipped with best technology that are being used in various work industries and by common people too for betterment of our society.

different drone models

So come on folks let’s take a look at some of the tips which you must keep in mind while on a lookout for new drone to get a good drone buying experience with awesome drone to fulfil your desire to fly a great drone . Continue reading Best tips to buy a new drone

Keyshare Technology Introduces Kimon Drone to US Market

Press Release by Keyshare Technology

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Kimon Aims to Be First Successful Mass Market Selfie Drone

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV – January 3, 2017

Keyshare Technology announced today the launch of their Kimon “selfie” drone in the US market. Selfie drones have been hovering on the horizon for some time now. The Kimon, which was successfully introduced in China in July 2016, is the first to deliver on the promise of these devices. Selfie drones eliminate the standard selfie limitations – small photo area due to length of your arm or selfie stick – while delivering quality photos at an affordable price.

The Kimon selfie drone
The Kimon selfie drone by Keyshare Technology

The Kimon is easy to use, portable, has a replaceable battery and is capable of taking quality photos with a high-definition camera.

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Yuneec International Announces Industry-Leading Customer Service Program Upgrades for U.S. and Canada

Press Release by Yuneec

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Program Provides New One Year Warranty, New Regional Service Centers Nationwide and Continues All U.S.-based Customer Service

ONTARIO, CA (January 5, 2017) — Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its industry-leading customer service offerings. These customer service upgrades include a new one year warranty, a total of twelve authorized service locations for after-warranty repair across the U.S. and Canada and Typhoon H product hotline, all effective immediately.

Yuneec Typhoon H

“At Yuneec, we’re committed to ensuring our customers receive the maximum benefit and enjoyment from our products and that ultimately comes down to having a customer service team that’s always performing at its optimum level,” said Ryan Borders, vice president of business operations. “We feel that by extending our product warranty to one year and providing quick, nimble and reliable support across the U.S. and Canada when customers need help, we will do just that.” Continue reading Yuneec International Announces Industry-Leading Customer Service Program Upgrades for U.S. and Canada

Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520

Press Release by Yuneec

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H520 Builds Upon Yuneec’s Proven Six-Rotor Platform and Incorporates Industry-First Commercial-Grade Features and Software Developer Kit

ONTARIO, CA (January 5, 2017) — Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its commercial UAV offerings with the unveiling of the H520, an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications. The H520 builds off Yuneec’s proven six-rotor platform and incorporates industry-first commercial-grade cameras and applications for high-end commercial use. The H520 offers longer flight time, greater payload, modular design and enhanced components while staying true to Yuneec’s standard of excellence in aviation precision and safety.

Yuneec H520
Yuneec H520, , an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications

The H520, engineered for optimal use in industrial and commercial environments, features high visibility Hazard Orange fuselage and a six-rotor design capable of emergency flight with only five rotors. A 360-degree, 3-axis gimbal coupled with retractable landing gear provides an unobstructed view from any angle. The camera and gimbal are capable of a 20 degree up-angle for upward-looking inspections. Continue reading Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520

Everything you need to know about FPV flying

Thank you to David Gonzalez, founder of SkilledFlyer.com, for contributing this nice article that covers the basics of FPV flying. Enjoy the read!

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By David Gonzalez

FPV flying is arguably the most exciting part of owning a drone. Imagine being able to see what your drone is seeing in real time- that’s the magic of FPV flight. In this article, we’re going to talk about what FPV flying is, the rules you’ll need to follow, and how you can get started.

FPV Flying – Overview

So, what does the acronym “FPV” even mean? It stands for First Person View, which basically means that you get to see exactly what your drone’s camera is seeing, without lag. Flying this way is a lot of fun, and allows you to fly your drone further and more aggressively than you normally would. FPV technology is pretty much the heart and soul of drone racing, a revolutionary sport that’s taking the world by storm. Continue reading Everything you need to know about FPV flying