Earlier this month, popular 3D printer brand Tevo unveiled its latest DIY 3D printer kit — the Tevo Tornado. This latest addition to Tevo’s lineup comes in the wake of the Creality CR-10 which has been receiving plenty of rave reviews since it was first released.
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Although prices of aerial photography drones have gradually tumbled over the past few years, models such as DJI’s Phantom 4 Pro are still expensive to own and don’t hold their value well after a year or two. Fortunately, there is an increasing range of affordable alternatives for the aerial photographer on a shoestring budget.
Micro toy drones have come a long day since two years ago. The Realacc 374 is one of the newer generation of toy drones that offer a lot of fun for so little — at less than $20 shipped. The 374 makes a great novelty toy as much as it is a nice toy drone to practice your flying skills with.
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.
GearBest is currently offering 3 coupon codes for some new FPV gear. This includes one mini FPV racer, an FPV camera and a headset. All three products on offer here are some of the latest models and were released only recently. This includes the P180 and RunCam Micro Swift.
The MJX G3 FPV headset and D43 5.8G FPV monitor are two new MJX products that were released together with the new Bugs 8/6 FPV racer. Based on my initial impressions of these new products they will probably sell for less than $100 each, covering the entry-level segment for FPV gear.
Dragonfly is a new all-inclusive, simple and easy to use platform that allows you to organize and share your aerial videos and photos efficiently. Once set up, Dragonfly can easily transfer files from a drone to your smartphone immediately after its flight and onto the cloud via WiFi.
Reports by pilots of manned aircraft of ‘close calls’ with other airborne objects is nothing new. Balloons, birds, kites, parasails and the like have caused concern for aviators since the advent of manned flight. Is is therefore unsurprising that the increasing number of drones in our skies is worrying pilots and the FAA alike.
Exciting times look set to continue at French drone manufacturer Parrot. Along with the release of its new Disco drone, announced this week, the company is also launching another drone – the Bebop 2. The interesting thing about this drone is its compatibility with the new Nissan X-Trail X-Scape 4×4 vehicle.
The MJX Bugs 8 is an excellent starting point for those looking to discover FPV racing. Pure breed FPV racers with all their raw power and precision can be intimidating to fly for beginners. That’s not the case with the Bugs 8 which is tame yet exciting enough to fly.
Washington-based Echodyne has come up with a way around miniaturizing the grid of antennae used by phased-array radars, which developers had previously struggled to achieve for use on multirotor drones.