Last Saturday, the very first intercollegiate drone race in the US was held inside the Purdue Armory in West Lafayette, Indiana. The event was organized by the Purdue Drone Club — one of the largest drone clubs in the US.
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Just a few days ago, DJI discontinued the sale of the Professional and Advanced versions of its Phantom 3 aerial photography drone leaving only the Phantom 3 Standard. This is disappointing news, especially for those who see the P3 Pro and Standard as excellent value for money and hope to get their hands on one.
Not content with their success in the drone market, DJI appears to be making serious moves into other areas of photography. Recent reports from a number of sources suggest that the Chinese tech leader has already bought itself a hefty chunk of one European camera maker.
The rivalry between DJI and GoPro in the portable aerial photography drone market was one of the most epic UAV battles we saw in 2016. So epic that both companies fumbled after releasing their products. Julio Ventura takes a look at how these two big boy toys compare to each other.
The sub-$100 price segment in the market for toy drones is the most popular and crowded segment. Here is our list of the best 20 toy drones that you can buy for $100 or less. Since there are just so many models in this price segment, this list …
Ever since we saw the first version of Quanum’s DIY FPV Goggle, affordable FPV headsets have started flooding the market en masse. These days, buyers have plenty to choose from when it comes to shopping for sub-$100 FPV headsets.
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.
JXD is one toy drone brand that has seen plenty of success with its JXD 509G/W and subsequent 510G/W models. Now the company looks set to have another bestseller toy drone in the form of the newly released JXD 515V.
Last month, Walkera released its smallest FPV racer to date — the Rodeo 110. As the name suggests, the new Rodeo has a diagonal size of 110mm which puts it in the same ballpark as other micro FPV drones such as the Hubsan H107D+ and the FuriBee F110 Wasp.
On December 7 of 2016, Amazon successfully delivered its first customer package in Cambridgeshire, England. After moving its aerial delivery tests from the United States to England due to the FAA’s inability to pave the way for commercial drone delivery services.
Hubsan has released a new X4 model in the form of the H501A which joins the ranks of other H5XX drones such as the H501S and H501C. It is a lightly upgraded version of the popular H501S compact GPS drone. In fact, it also features a nearly identical body to its predecessor.
Today we take a look at a truly neat FPV racer — the Awesome Youbi XV 130. Since drone racing is now a trending topic among RC enthusiasts, why not see for yourself what people are so excited about? Thanks to products such as the XV 130, anyone can have a taste of FPV racing at a very affordable price.
Micro Racing drones are currently one of the most sought products in the drone market. Due to this demand, several companies have been releasing decent and affordable ready-to-fly models.
The Drone Racing League (DRL) recently announced a three-year licensing deal with toy industry leader and innovator — Toy State. The deal involves Toy State’s first co-branded racing toy drone — the Nikko Air. Nikko Air DRL drones will be available as early as fall of 2017, hitting retail shelves just in time of DRL’s second drone racing season which is expected to be held in the summer of next year
Thanks to new regulations brought in this fall by the FAA, facilitating drone flight for customers and companies alike, interest in drones themselves seems set to continue increasing. There is currently a rush to bring a breadth of diverse drone types to market across the world.