DJI Phantom 4 Review

Have you ever thought of experiencing an intelligent fly? A fly that is made easy and full of fun? DJI Phantom 4 is an intelligent, smarter, leaner, faster and stronger drone with the smartest flying camera. It has a lot of features that makes it different from other phantom models and it is also exceptional with some features such as the sense and obstacles sensors, the tap to fly, and many others.

Design and battery life

The DJI Phantom 4 comes with the dimensions of 15 x 8.7 x 12.8 inches and the weight of 8.8 pounds. It comes with a powerful gimbal stabilized 12 MP camera designed for the sky and can capture a 4k ultra HD video. Two cameras are facing downward. It is designed using a magnesium unibody and streamline shell which helps in reducing the weight of the quadcopter while keeping stiffness at a maximum to minimum vibration. It has a thinner, more aerodynamic body and glossy plastic frame. It also has a grey plastic at the belly. It comes with four propellers which are set higher from the body and the landing gear which is a bit wider.

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The quadcopter comes with two features which are the automated flight control and the collision avoidance system which uses a visual sensor. It also comes with four motors with each sitting outside the fairings over the propeller arms which make it less bulky and a bit sleeker. It also comes with a GPS feature which aids navigation and maintains flight stability by drawing upon close to 24 satellites. The coolest new feature added to the quadcopter is the tap to fly. The quadcopter comes with a vision position system which provides navigation when GPS is not available and it is close to the ground. It also comes with one lithium polymer battery which has the capacity of 5350 mAh, 81.3 Wh and has the maximum charging power of about 100W. The capacity of the battery gives you the opportunity to enjoy the flight time of about 28 minutes. There is also an increase in the size of the battery. The battery can be recharged within an hour.

It also comes with a customizable remote controller that can be customized to match your flying style. The controller comes with an HDMI module. The quadcopter also includes accessories such as the gimbal clamp, USB OTG cable, flight battery charger, carrying case, AC cable for charger, and 16 GB memory card for saving recorded videos and pictures. The carrying case is a gray Styrofoam suitcase which is more durable and compact than the one that comes with DJI Phantom 3.

The DJI Phantom 4 comes with some modes which make it exceptional. These modes are the intelligent flight mode which includes the active track and the tap to fly and the new sport mode. It also has an auto track feature

Ease of use and price

The features of the DJI Phantom 4 make it easy for you to use. The tap to fly mode makes it easy for you to send the drone to any direction hands-free. You don’t have to undergo the stress of getting the quadcopter to fly and land because with just a single tap you can perform the task. In cases where you are losing control of the drone, you can just press the return to home button to bring it back.

The two ways of control make it easy for you to control the drone as you like. You can choose to use the manual control by using the joystick from the remote controller or you can choose to use the automated flight mode. Also, the avoid obstacle sensor allows you to enjoy your flight and have fun without any obstruction in as much as you are flying forward and not sideways.

Pros

  • It is easy to fly
  • The quadcopter has two cameras on the front and two on the undercarriage which gives you the chance of seeing the world around you without you moving around
  • The drone has the ability to sense the obstacle in front of it, therefore with the object detection feature it has the ability to avoid obstacles and prevent crashing.
  • It has a dual satellite positioning system and an enhanced vision positioning system which provides you with a more reliable and safer flight
  • It can be flown both outdoors and indoors
  • It automatically creates seamless tracking shots
  • The 3-axis u-frame stabilization system helps you in canceling out unwanted camera movements during flights. You can frame up your shot with perfect precision
  • The dual compass module and dual inertial greatly increases reliability
  • With the DJI Phantom 4, a high-speed flight is possible. You will be able to fly up to 45mph with the new sport mode. It is also fun to fly due to the sport mode feature included in the drone
  • It provides you the ability to lock on your object or target and track them as they move
  • It provides you with an extended flight time
  • The advanced stability and streamlined aerodynamics help your quadcopter to slip more smoothly during flight
  • The added push and release props make it easy to lock props in place with a push and twist. It also adds extra security while you are flying
  • It has three flight modes that allow you to customize your flight depending what you need
  • The DJI Phantom 4 is 5 times stable compared to other DJI Phantom quadcopters

Cons

  • The obstacle sensor has a limitation in that the quadcopter can only sense the obstacles in front of it and not beside or behind it. This means it can only avoid obstacles in front
  • There is also a limitation to the target lock feature. If you lock a target and the drone comes across someone else with similar features with the target, it will lose the real target.
  • It is sometimes difficult to get it up and running
  • You can’t shoot incredible videos while in a sport mode
  • The battery drains much quicker while in a fast mode

The DJI Phantom 4 can be recommended to a newbie who finds interest in flying and professionals who are good at flying and want to enjoy and experience the easiest way to fly. Photographers and videographers can also purchase the quadcopter due to the smartest camera it possesses.

Are you looking forward to purchasing your first drone? The DJI Phantom 4 can be your best and obvious shot.

SOURCE: Ready Quadcopters: Latest News – Read entire story here.

Comprehensive Review Of The DJI Phantom 3 (Professional AND Standard)

Are you looking for a beyond awesome quadcopter? Do you like to fly with absolute confidence and freedom? The DJI Phantom 3 will make you enjoy the thrill as you fly through the air. It will fly exactly on the path you want. It can fly higher, speed up and stop whenever you want.

The DJI Phantom 3 has different varieties or types, parts of which are: the Phantom 3 standard and the Phantom 3 professional. Both quadcopters are a good choice for you as a flyer. They fit into your life and makes flying amazingly easy and natural.

THE DJI PHANTOM 3 STANDARD

Design and battery life

The DJI Phantom 3 standard is a quadcopter built with the dimensions of 15 × 14 × 8.2 inches and also has the weight of 2.7 pounds. It comes with two full sets of propellers. It also comes with an 8 GB micro SD card that can be used to save recorded videos and pictures. It is equipped with two strong landing skids. It comes with one lithium polymer battery and a single charger that can be used to charge it. Unlike some other quadcopters, the DJI Phantom 3 standard is a multi-rotor drone. It is integrated with the 3-axis Gimbal which provides stability during flight.

It is equipped with the most accessible camera ever built which can record “2.7K” video (2704×1520) at 24 or 30 frames per second; it can also shoot 1920×1080 video at 24, 25, 30, or 48 fps, 1280×720 at 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, or 60 fps and also take pictures at 12 MP. The DJI Phantom 3 standard is also equipped with an inbuilt GPS which records your take off point and remembers it as it moves. Four bright, large LED are part of the design and they are located on each arm of the quadcopter.

It also comes with a handheld radio controller which includes an inbuilt rechargeable battery, a LED power level indicator, a USB connector and a clamp to hold your mobile device. The radio controller also comes with a 2.4 GHz WI-Fi range extender. The battery life of the included intelligent battery used in powering the quadcopter is 25 – 30 minutes depending on the condition and it charges at 57W.

DJI Phantom 3 Standard

Ease of use and price

The DJI Phantom 3 standard is easy to use in that it has a return home option. The inbuilt GPS will help your DJI Phantom 3 standard quadcopter come home without stressing you and this means the chance of you losing your quadcopter in thin air is very slim. The camera control buttons in the controller make it easy for you to change the camera angle and start and stop taking pictures and the recording of videos.

The memory card included makes it easy for you to access the videos recorded and pictures taken. The Wi-Fi range extender also makes it possible for you to stream the live view and this is aided by downloading and using the DJI Go application on your device. The DJI pilot application also makes it easy for you to power up the motors of the drone.

The price of the quadcopter varies depending on the seller you are purchasing from. The price of the DJI Phantom 3 standard can be found online here.

Pros

  • The 3-axis gimbal counters unwanted mobility and provides stability during flight
  • It can be tethered to your mobile device and this makes it possible for you to view a live feed from the camera during flight
  • It has a range extender that makes it possible for you to boost the range up to 3280.8′ line-of-sight.
  • It is easy to control and the GPS in the quadcopter gives it the ability to return to you if the control signal is ever lost
  • It has the ability to automatically hover itself while waiting for your command
  • The battery life allows you to fly for a long time and takes short time to charge
  • It provides an easy navigation
  • It provides you the ability to set height and distance

Cons

  • You cannot fly the quadcopter unless the update process is performed
  • The camera cannot record videos longer than 7 to 10 minutes without skipping.

See current price here.

THE DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSIONAL

Design and battery life

The DJI Phantom 3 professional is a quadcopter built with the dimensions of 18 × 13 × 8 inches and also has the weight of 9.2 pounds. Unlike the DJI Phantom 3 standard, it comes with a fully stabilized 3-axis 4k UHD video camera of 12MP for crisp videos, smooth, and still photos. It also comes with an intelligent lithium metal battery. It comes with an aircraft body, one remote controller, two pairs of propellers, one power cable, one battery charger, 16 GB micro-SD card, four vibration absorbers, two anti-drop kit, four landing pads, one propeller wrench, and five stickers of different colors (Gold, silver, red, blue and pink). It is also made up of a 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer and four electronic speed controllers.

It is also integrated with an array of ultrasonic and optical sensors that gives you the opportunity to fly indoor without the need of GPS. It has an inbuilt safety database of no-fly zones and a Gimbal clamp. The battery life of the included intelligent battery allows you to fly the quadcopter for about 23 minutes.

DJI Phantom 3 Pro

Ease of use and price

The main controller makes it easy for you to process and analyze data in real time. It collects data from the whole system of the quadcopter and analyzes it for you. It comes with an auto takeoff and auto landing so you don’t have to undergo the problem of takeoff and landing. With the ultrasonic and optical sensors, you will be able to fly the quadcopter indoor without you using a GPS. The 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer provides you even the smallest changes in tilt and movement. The electric speed controller allows you to easily achieve any flight movement, from slow to rapid movement.

The price of the quadcopter ranges and can be found here.

Pros and cons

The DJI Phantom 3 professional has almost the same pros and cons with the DJI Phantom 3 standard except with some little additions such as:

Pros

  • It has a follow me feature that allows the quadcopter to follow you and capture your every movement
  • The DJI Phantom 3 professional has a complete 4k camera of 12MP
  • The availability of the drone the 6-axis gyroscope allows you to keep track of the slightest tilt or change in acceleration
  • The LED charge light present on the quadcopter will allow you to keep track of the remaining flight time
  • It has a self-tightening rotor that ensures that the pop does not loosen during flight time

Cons

  • It is not compact for travel
  • Controller has to be recharged
  • You cannot use it for commercial purposes

See current pricing here.

Due to the 4k video camera included in the DJI Phantom 3 professional, I can recommend it to a photographer or videographer because the video is so smooth that you will not think it was a drone. I can recommend the DJI Phantom 3 standard for beginners who are just learning to fly and have fun.

The DJI Phantom 3 is a completely different product with so much improvement. It is truly amazing and Rock solid!

SOURCE: Ready Quadcopters: Latest News – Read entire story here.

Pivoting VTOL airframe update

Hey everyone, I think we all can agree it has been an eventful year.  It has been almost a year since I posted a concept I was working on here, and some of you were kind enough to let me know what you thought.  I have continued tinkering with this idea, and was hoping I could get another round of comments and criticism from anyone who has a minute to spare.  If you have any insights on this I really would like to hear them, even if they are less than optimistic…

Thanks!

There is a little more info about this concept here: Pivotwing.com

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History of Aircraft Circa 1930

History of Airplane Circa 1930
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Among the most important points in the record of humanity is the history of trip. It is accountable for the globalization of the world that we appreciate today. Nevertheless, the record of industrial flight really did not delight in the success in 1920 s as well as 1930’s that it appreciates today particularly 1930’s when business trips truly began was a chaotic time, filled with confusion and also failings.

In the end of 1920’s and initially of 1930’s industrial flights were really unusual and also almost non existent. The factor for that was the fact that the flights were not safe and also they were incredibly uncomfortable. Particularly the aircrafts would certainly get extremely chilly and also due to the fact that the aircrafts flew at low altitudes, they would be privy to all type of weather patterns like snow, rain, hail, as well as cold winds. It would certainly get extremely frightening and extremely uncomfortable in an airplane during that time. In addition, since the insulation technology that we delight in today really did not exist at the time, the sounds in the aircrafts might obtain unbearable at times because of high creaking and groaning from the effective vibrations that shook the aircraft when the engines were functioning. Additionally, it was an extremely dangerous procedure to fly as well as many mishaps or at the least breakdowns happened at the time of take offs and also landings. Simply put, it was the Dark Ages for business trips.

Therefore although there was a lot of assumptions for an industrial trip; the technology and the budgets at the time just were not nearly enough. As an action to this scenario lots of federal governments like the British Federal government as well as the American Government rapidly understood that they would certainly need to fund the trip field, if they required some improvements. Because of this, federal governments began to pay money to the trip sector for the efficiency of unique jobs. These jobs consisted of such trip like postal trips to supply the mail, rather than sea courier, transport of troops as well as devices for army objectives, investing in of airplanes for government use and comparable tasks to support the flight market.

Soon, the results of the flight subsidies started to reveal result as the trip industry was improving and also better toward the 1930’s. It even started to show little earnings near the years of the 1930’s. Nevertheless, it will certainly be risk-free to say that the genuine boom of the trip industry occurred in the 2nd World War. Although it was a dark time in the globe’s record, with the technological innovations at the aeronautical race in between the Germans and also the Americans, big turning points were achieved in the record of flight. It can even be securely stated that the flight history of the 2nd World Battle was accountable for also the Room Age with the arrival of the V2 Rockets.

Nevertheless, even at the beginnings of The second world war in 1938, flight innovation was being used for aggressive means besides transport. National Advisory Board for Aeronautics (NACA) remained in the position of sharing all trip information with the globe to ensure that peace can be attained and also this modern technology can be used for tranquil purposes. Nonetheless, the Germans and also the Japanese were currently making use of the modern technology to advance their methods for battle and the peace initiatives of NACA were ineffective. However still it could be said that with the combined military initiatives in addition to the commercial initiatives like the Transatlantic Flights; the record of trip was on its method to an effective boom.

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UAV Coach Launches An Online Drone Training Course for New Pilots

UAV Coach, a drone blog and online community, recently launched a 6-part drone training course.

The 90-minute video and text-based course is geared towards brand new and beginner pilots who want to break into the industry and hone their flight skills.

By being based online, students can get the information they need from anywhere in the World as long as they have an internet connection.

With interest in recreational and commercial UAVs expanding rapidly, the creator (Alan Perlman) wanted to make sure this course could be globally accessible to as many people as possible.

I built this online drone course to train new pilots how to fly safely and more confidently, and how to make money in the drone industry.” — Alan Perlman

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The course is broken up into 3 parts and 6 modules:

Course modules 1

(UAV Coach offers a free preview of module 2, Rules and Regulations.)

Alan Video w: Text 2

Each video starts with an introduction and transitions into slides that visually explain what Alan is discussing.

Below each video are further resources to dig into. These include articles, videos, and suggested equipment to buy:

Course 2

The first two parts of the course conclude with a 10-15 question quiz on the material from that section. This makes sure each student has retained the most important information from those two modules.

After the final module, students are asked to complete an at-home flight practicum.

The practicum involves aerial maneuverability challenges for the drone pilot to perform. If an individual passes both of the quizzes and the practicum, they’re awarded a certificate of completion from UAV Coach:

UAV Certificate

This certificate states that they have:

  • Undergone 3 hours of online UAV training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in safety, rules and regulations.
  • Passed the practicum exam and demonstrated safe flight orientation.

It can be shown to insurance companies and potential clients as proof of their knowledge and skills.

As the drone industry grows, more and more people are looking to hone their skills, choose the right parts to buy, and start businesses.

UAV Boot Camp offers a stepping stone for many of these people to break into the industry with confidence.

To learn more, visit the UAV Boot Camp page or email UAV Coach directly at support@uavcoach.com.

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Uses and Safety Guidelines of Remote Control Drones

air dronesToday, everyone is falling in love with drones. These remote-controlled robots are being used for entertainment across the world. These machines have the design of like a quadcopter. The remote control drones have a fabulous appearance and offer great functionality to any user. However, for a beginner, before attempting to operate the remote control drone, read the guidelines to avoid injuring yourself or any other person. Furthermore, legal implications have been set because the aerial vehicle might land on somebody’s private property. We don’t want that to happen 😉

The functions of drones can be divided into two broad categories:

Personal Uses

Personal usage implies that the user wants to fly the drone for fun and don’t intend to sell any information collected when flying. You can use a drone to have a lovely time, record videos, and take pictures for your use. The personal use is less associated with strict rules and regulations. However, some safety guidelines have been set to ensure the user has a safe and beautiful experience. They include:

– Avoid at all cost the no-fly areas

– You should have sight of the drone at all times.

– Fly the drone at an open space area.

– Don’t fly the drone when influenced by drugs.

– To be free of any legal issues, avoid flying the machine over private property.

– Maintain some distance from people to avoid collision and injury.

– Keep your drone away from other kinds of aerial vehicles.

Commercial Uses

Commercial use means that the content collected when flying is sold to make profits. For commercial use of remote control drones in the United States, one must have special clearance from the FAA. Some firms in the US use drones for commercial functions. However, these companies have taken FAA security clearance to avoid legal repercussions. Medical facilities, farmers, security agencies among others are some businesses that are allowed to fly drones. Anyone using remote control drones must state the type of aerial vehicle they’remote control dronell be using and the zones where those drones will be employed. Some of the commercial uses of drones include videography, cinematography, photography, traffic’s accident reconstructions, crop surveying and much more.

For business purposes of drones, organizations such as the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have come up with safety guidelines to ensure no one is hurt when remote control drones are used. It’s highly advisable that the commercial users read and follow these instructions.

Conclusion

Whether one is flying the drones for entertainment or commercial reasons, just ensure you have adequate knowledge of these little yet mighty machines. Read and observe the rules and regulations.

Improve Aerial Drone Photography

Aerial photography is not easy when you are new to it, all drones set up can be tricky. This infographics from Drone Guru will give a few helpful tips.

Improve Aerial Drone Photography

Remote Control Drones

remote control drone What is a Remote Control Drone?

A remote control drone is two of the world’s greatest inventions combined, the world wide internet and the invention of flight. Drones are identified as unmanned aerial vehicles. A remote controlled drone is an unmanned flying device controlled remotely from a pilot that is in another vehicle or primarily from a pilot on the ground. If you interested in them, feel free to visit UAV drones webstore.

 

Different Aspects of the Drone

The remote control drone has a quite a few exquisite features. A drone is connected to the internet. Basically, the drone is connected through Wifi which enables them to network with their pilot through the cloud. Next, the pressure sensors which help the drone to maintain stability in rough weather. The drone has gyroscopes which stabilize the sensor equipment or camera on the drone. It has accelerometers that aid in flight assimilation. Last, each drone is equipped with ultrasonic altimeters that help the drone maintain vertical stability when flying or hovering.

 

The Endless Capabilities

One reason the drone is becoming ever so popular is because of the boundless possibilities that it is capable of implementing. An rc droneremote control drone is being used for door to door delivery for such big companies as Amazon. It can surveillance wreckage from an airplane crash or somewhere too difficult for a human to reach. The drone can capture an endless amount of photos and videos. This is a great benefit because you don’t have to be present to get the job done, just send the drone. A drone can be used for countless military tactics better left to the government to discuss. Also, a drone can be used for geological purposes such as discovering mineral deposits or conducting geophysical surveys. For archaeology, the drone can help create 3D models. Wilderness protection uses the drone for it’s aerial and surveillance qualities, it can drop off food and supplies to places before men get there, even be used for search and rescue missions. The capabilities of the drone are endless. Anything, you believe is possible, the drone will accomplish.

 

Personal Air Drones

Now, after all of that fancy stuff, let’s not forget the drones that we have at home. My nephew has a drone that he flies everywhere, outside, through the house, down the hallway, he lands it on a raft in the pool. It’s incredible what this little boy, seven years old, can do with technology. Now, my husband wants one. Personal UAV’s or drones that your average person owns aren’t as advanced as the remote control industrial drones we have discussed previously. You can use your personal drone for well, fun, fly it around as my nephew does, or you can take pictures. Some homeowners and business owners can use it when they need to take a look at something on the roof but, they can’t get to it themselves. Send a drone up, take a picture, it will find what you are looking for. Some civilians are technologically advanced enough to build their own drones, but that’s a whole other topic.