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Balloon Fiesta, No drones allowed!

Enjoy Balloon Fiesta, No Drones allowed
For the safety of the balloon operators and spectators, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) area that will make the October 4-13 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta a No Drone Zone.The TFR prohibits drones within a 4 nautical-mile-radius of Balloon Fiesta Park up to 2,700 feet in altitude from 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m....

US Transportation announces FAA certification of UPS as air carrier

UPS get FAA Certification for UAV delivery
US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao yesterday announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded air carrier and operator certification to an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or drone) delivery company, UPS Flight Forward.“This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace, expanding access to healthcare in North Carolina and building on the...

National Drone Safety Awareness Week 2019

National Drone Safety Awareness Week 2019
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is calling attention to drone safety during National Drone Safety Awareness Week November 4-10, 2019.National Drone Safety Awareness Week will help educate the public about drone safety by highlighting how key sectors of the drone community are engaging with the public and spreading awareness throughout the U.S.During this week, the FAA will promote your...

Coming soon: XMR/C M8 GPS 4K camera drone

XMRC M8 GPS 4K quadcotper
Like most drones under 200 which claims to be UHD ready, the XMR/C M8 also features only Full HD (1080P) video resolution. They use the "4K" phrase as marketing trick.Its folding backpack friendly design allows easy transportation. When it is folded up, the aircraft measures only 16 X 12.3 X 6.6 cm. During night flights, you will be assisted...

ZLRC SG907 drone: Another Mavic clone

ZLRC SG907 drone
Following the great success of the Emotion E58 drone, many drone manufacturers started to make similar Mavic alike drones. The ZLRC SG907 is by far the best replica I have seen so far. They copied even the battery's design and heat-sinks from aircraft's belly. Of course priced for $100 we cannot expect to have same features and flight characteristics...

LDARC ET75 & ET85 HD/FPV micro racing drones

LDARC ET75 & ET85 FPV drones
While many racing quad manufactures already gave up to the Whoop protectors, LDARC just announced two new FPV drones which adopts ducted design. While the LDARC ET75 has 74mm wheelbase and it is powered by 3S LIPO batteries, the larger KingKong ET85 has 87.6mm wheelbase and it is 4S compatible.Both versions are available with two type of cameras. While...

iFlight DC3 HD SucceX Mini-E w/ DJI Digital FPV System

iFlight DC3 HD SucceX Mini-E FPV drone powered by DJI AIr FPV system
Shorty after we published the article the about the new MegaBee HD Mini-E, we got an comment that the iFlight DC3 HD SucceX Mini-E also features DJI's FPV Air unit. Unfortunately, its price is spicy too. I don't know how many of you are interested to invest more than $US1000 into a complete digital FPV system.Practically, the DC3 HD...

iFlight MegaBee HD SucceX Mini-E with DJI FPV

iFlight MegaBee HD SucceX Mini-E FPV drone with DJI FPV
The iFlight MegaBee HD SucceX Mini-E is probably one of the first ready to fly drone which features DJI's professional grade digital FPV system. Of course this top-end hardware has its own price. The PNP version of the MegaBee HD Whoop with DJI Air unit is advertised for $400.FPV quadcopters have been on the rise for the last few...

Coming soon: Geprc CineKing 4K brushless Whoop

GepRC CineKing 4K
Like most CineWhoops, the Geprc CineKing 4K also features dual-power options and Caddx Tarsier 4K camera. While the 2S edition has GR1103 8000KV motors, the 4S version GR1105 5000KV motors. According to GepRC, thanks to the brushless motors the CineKing 4K is capable to record super-smooth jello free videos.The versatile STABLE F411 flight controller comes with pre-tuned PIDs settings....

HGLRC Parrot120 Pro Toothpick FPV Drone

HGLRC Parrot120 Pro FPV drone
As its name says, the HGLRC Parrot120 Pro is a Toothpick style 120mm FPV racing machine. HGLRC puts the most high-end race spec components on the Parrot120 Pro. It comes with versatile F4 flight controller, powerful 6000KV motors and high-quality Caddx Turbo Eos2 camera.The Parrot120 Pro Toothpick is small enough to fly through your house or car park, but...