Some time in the second half of last year, we began to see some really unusual toy drone designs. These include the bottle-shaped Lishitoys L6059W and a slew of other oddly-shaped sub-$100 quadcopters. The TYRC TY6 Sky Overlord is one such toy drone that was released at the end of last year which doesn’t quite conform to the word “conventional”.
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A new world record for the longest distance flown by a self-powered multicopter has been set, according to European drone company, Quaternium. The manufacturer’s flagship drone – its HYBRIX-20 – is reported to have notched up four hours and forty minutes of uninterrupted flight, making it the longest recorded flight carried out by this type of drone.
DJI’s latest consumer drone — the Mavic Air is currently flying off retail shelves and selling like hotcakes but buying one online isn’t exactly straightforward for some people. This is particularly true if you live in one of those countries that are not covered by the DJI Store.
When DJI released the Spark in May last year, it surprised many. Prior to its release, DJI was a brand known for producing much larger aerial photography drones. In other words, nothing less than a diagonal motor size of 350mm so the decision to come up with a palm-sized drone was quite unexpected.
For some time now, potential DJI Spark buyers often faced a dilemma. The Spark is no doubt a great beginner’s drone, it packs plenty of DJI’s intelligent flight features and is the most portable and affordable aerial photography drone in the company’s lineup.
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 DJI Black Friday sales is back again for 2017 and this time around three of DJI’s most popular drones are given special discounts along with the DJI Goggles, Osmo Mobile and some accessories. To make things even more interesting, we’ve added DJI deals from other popular websites that are participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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.
Chinese 3D printing outfit MakeX has been making waves again with its latest mobile innovation. Following the success of its previous crowdfunded releases – notably the M-One 3D Printer, three years ago, and more recently, the M-Jewelry – the Migo is set to take 3D printing to a whole new level.