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When it comes to buying toy drones for kids, parents sometimes worry about the safety risks they pose. Fast-spinning propellers and children are not a good match but that’s not the case with the DHD D3. It features fully enclosed props and is safe enough to be flown by children or anywhere near them.
After weeks of persistent rumors and video leaks, DJI finally unveiled its latest consumer drone — the DJI Spark. In line with what the rumors have been indicating, the Spark is the smallest consumer drone that DJI has ever produced.
The X20 is one of the smallest models in Syma’s latest generation of toy drones and has a highly affordable price point of less than $30 shipped. With that said, it makes an excellent gift for both adults and kids. It’s also great for those looking for a neat micro quadcopter to play around with.
Just a little over a year ago, ready-made mini brushless FPV racers were a rare breed. In fact, they were almost non-existent until later in the year. Now buyers are spoilt with a wide range of RTF brushless racers from a number of brands such as DYS and Ideafly.
When DJI and GoPro unveiled the Mavic Pro and Karma last year, they helped ignite the foldable drone craze. It wasn’t long before other companies started to follow suit. At the start of this year alone, foldable drones can be found in almost every price segment from the $1000 Mavic Pro down to the $40 JJRC H37.
The sub-$700 price range is the most exciting segment for aerial photography drones. This is a highly contested battlefield where emerging brands such as XK and Cheerson get to take on established players such as DJI and Yuneec for market dominance.
Whether you’re new to quadcopters and looking for something light and easy to play around with … or an aspiring drone pilot looking for a trainer drone to hone your flying skills, mini quadcopters are a great way to start familiarizing yourself with the world of multirotors.
When it comes to features and performance, GoPro may rule the roost in the compact action camera market so what do you do when you need Session-like features at just $100? Get a RunCam 3, of course. Costing only a third of its GoPro equivalent, the RunCam 3 delivers plenty of value for those seeking a bargain deal.
The first version of Koptermax props for the Inspire 1 sold quite well at HeliEngardin and it is by popular demand that the online store is now selling a similar version of these props for the new Inspire 2.
Following the success of the NASA orbiter Cassini, in its last flyby of Titan, a project has been formed to send a drone to the most captivating of Saturn’s moons. The Dragonfly drone will explore Titan is the same way that rovers have explored Mars.
Israeli augmented reality (AR) startup Edgybees hit the headlines last week, when it announced the launch of the first ever AR mobile app for DJI drones. Giving a nod to Formula One’s premium competition, the Drone Prix app has been developed using DJI’s own kit for software development.
The rumors have been around for quite a while — that DJI is coming up with a new consumer drone called Spark and that it was designed for a market segment the company has never tackled before. Recently, DJI sent out media invites for an event scheduled for May 24 in New York…
Very recently, DJI has unveiled their first entry in the FPV Goggles niche market. The headset allows a pilot’s head movements to control drones in the air and feature a pair of high definition display screens.
JJRC recently released a new line of toy quadcopters — the H50 series which consists of the H50GH, H50WH and H50CH. The H50GH is the flagship model of the range and features a 5.8GHz HD 720P FPV camera while the H50CH base model features a 2MP camera with no FPV feed.