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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!


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

Some notes on my Quadlugs 480 mm setup

Yesterday was a nice day out flying with the quadlugs 480mm, equipped with an SJ4000 camera, Immersion RC transmitter and Skylark OSD. It really adds another dimension to be able to know in real time, from the OSD, the GPS position, time of flight, battery voltage, altitude. All this information provides a different level of control while flying the quad.

I found particularly valuable to know how hight and how far from me the quad was, exactly.

I’d like to share a couple of shots of the quad here. A usual, you can click on the pictures to access the full sizes (which sometimes take a while to load, thanks for your patience 🙂 )

Check out the Quadlugs website to see the latest models, several came out since my first quadlugs build a few months ago.

Quadlugs 480mm with SJ4000 camera
Quadlugs 480mm with SJ4000 camera

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Drone makes unique underground footage in Amsterdam

I am glad to publish the following post by Duco Vaillant
Webmaster and Community manager, Dienst Metro


For the first time a drone has flown through (part of) the 9.7 km long Noord/Zuidlijn, a new underground North/South subway line that is now under construction in Amsterdam.

The drone, fitted with an HD-camera, flies from the north of Amsterdam under the river IJ, the Central Station and the historic center of Amsterdam.

Underground Drone mission in Amsterdam Metro
Foto Dienst Metro – City of Amsterdam: a drone in the North/South metro tunnel

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Drone Life launches the Drone Configurator

Drone life has now launched the drone configurator, that allows to locate the ideal drone on the market based on a number of requirements. Here are a few words about this new tool, from Drone Life:

“Commercial drones are gaining in popularity every day. As more people understand the infinite possibilities this new technology presents, the demand for accessible drone hardware, software and services will increase exponentially.
In order to help consumers find the right drone, Dronelife has created the first drone product configurator!

Whatever your needs, whatever your budget, we want to connect you with the aerial system that fits your particular personal or professional needs.

The new tool is accessible by clicking on the Products tab on Dronelife.com or by going to droneconfigurator.com.

If you know the drone you are looking for, you can easily find it by sorting our database by manufacturer.”

Here’s what the tool looks like right now, click on the image to go to the web site:

Drone configurator interface, by Drone Life
Drone configurator interface, by Drone Life