The Drone Files Blog
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.
Space exploration just got more interesting with 3D printing. What? You can even 3D print in space? Yes, you heard it right. Made in Space, founded by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Mike Chen and Michael Snyder in August 2010, has just made history by successfully using a special 3D printer in extreme, space-like conditions.
The JJRC Blue Crab is one of those entry-level selfie drones that sell for less than $100. It’s a foldable toy drone that has the appearance of a book when its motor arms are folded down. The name Blue Crab was probably inspired by the drone’s pincer-like prop guards.
The FuriBee FB100 is good news for anyone who intends to take up FPV racing. It is a pair of FatShark-style FPV goggles that cost just $123 shipped which makes it a game changer in the entry-level segment for FPV headsets/goggles.
Not satisfied with just producing conventional RC toys, JJRC has decided to give it a try at making humanoid robot toys. Its latest release — the R2 CADY is a UBTECH Alpha 2-inspired humanoid robot that costs less than $100 shipped.
Toy drones have progressed a lot lately, from being simple x-shaped quadcopters into more complex designs that feature all kinds of folding mechanisms and fuselage shapes. In this buying guide, we take a look at 5 toy drones that have truly unusual designs at CAFAGO.
You may know how UBER works. You need a ride. You request a ride via the Uber app and the nearest driver (like you and me) will respond. DroneUp app is the same … except that it is for conducting search and rescue efforts.
GearBest is currently offering 3 coupons for some of its most popular RC products. And I kid you not, these are some pretty solid discounts that you don’t normally see at any online store. The list includes the new MJX Bugs 6, Hubsan X4 H501A and FrSky Taranis Q X7.