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Parrot Mambo FPV: Become a FPV Race Pilot

A press release by Parrot, through Realwire

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Compact, ultra-light, agile and easy to pilot, the Parrot Mambo is THE ultimate fun-to-fly minidrone – and now provides a unique FPV racer experience!

Parrot Mambo FPV

Thanks to its FPV HD camera, the all new Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 (FPV goggles) and accompanying Parrot Flypad piloting controller, the Parrot Mambo FPV opens the pilot to an exciting world of fully immersive, drone racing experiences.

Ideal to fly indoors and outside in the garden, the Parrot Mambo FPV transforms its environment into a giant playground – turning everyday items around the home into obstacles and racetracks.

It also comes fully equipped with a range of brand new piloting modes, perfect to train yourself before a big race, and Parrot Mambo FPV’s new power battery provides up to 10 minutes of flight time*.

The Parrot Mambo FPV creates an all new flying experience, putting you at the heart of the cockpit, and into the role of the drone’s pilot!

Parrot Mambo FPV is available in September 2017 at Argos, Currys, Amazon.co.uk and at parrot.com.
MSRP: £159

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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.

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 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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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

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

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

6 Advanced Drones for Aerial Videography

I am glad to publish the following guest post by UAV Coach founder Alan Perlman.

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When it comes to aerial videography, the sky’s the limit in terms of drone options. Most major drone manufacturers have a model that caters to the aerial videography industry.

If you’ve been shooting around with entry quadcopters and find that you need to take the next step, we have six great options here for you to review. While this is by no means an all-inclusive list, it stands as a great introduction to the spectrum of options available. Continue reading 6 Advanced Drones for Aerial Videography

Enjoy DJI Phantom 4: Greater Navigability and Other Enhanced Features

I hope you will enjoy this nice guest post by Liz Pekler on the advanced features introduced by DJI with version 4 of the Phantom drone.

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Phantom 4, what's in the box. Source: Adorama
Phantom 4, what’s in the box. Source: Adorama

DJI’s highly anticipated Phantom 4 boasts stunning 4K video, 12-megapixel photos, intelligent flying modes for seamless navigation, and other new and improved features that set it apart from previous Phantom iterations.

The DJI Phantom 4 has an advanced propulsion system, a more aerodynamic frame, and a larger battery that enables extended flight times. Just as importantly, the DJI Phantom 4 boasts enhanced computer vision and fully autonomous capabilities, making it equally suitable for amateurs who are flying drones for the first time or seasoned professionals who want to take their aerial photography and videography to the next level. Continue reading Enjoy DJI Phantom 4: Greater Navigability and Other Enhanced Features

An overview on the DJI Phantom Plus

I am very glad to publish the following article by Ben Stuart, Webmaster of Ready Quadcopters. Make sure you pay a visit to this beautiful and informative web site by clicking the logo below!

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The DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus is a fantastic machine. Whether you are looking to get into photography or just looking to fly something awesome, then this is the machine for you! It’s great for beginners as well as advanced flyers, just make sure you are someplace that won’t hurt anyone.

While this machine is very cool, we highly recommend you start with something smaller like the Hubsan X4 when learning how to orient yourself with a quadcopter. Even if you have flown model airplanes before, this is something completely different. The Hubsan X4 will give you a cheap flying lesson so you don’t have to experiment on your $1200 DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus.

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