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What Makes The Quadcopter Design So Great For Small Drones?

Yuan Gao, Engineer Be careful here, some of the answers given are incorrect (edit: those answers have been since been deleted by their authors), and there are many misconceptions surrounding quadcopters and multirotors.  The single main reason that they are popular for small drones is mechanical simplicity.  It’s worth pointing out that a quadcopter is LESS …

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Drone footage shows devastation from Iselle on the Big Island

Drone VIDEO offers unique view of the damage the Puna community has incurred from Iselle. The best way to help is to donate cash and volunteer, according to Civil Defense: http://www.scd.hawaii.gov/documents/20140812_Iselle_NR_Aid.pdf HONOLULU – As emergency managers continue to assist individuals and communities recovering from damage caused by the Tropical Cyclone Iselle, the general public can …

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The Master of Science in Unmanned Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

News reports of professional sports teams, media organizations and commercial enterprises engaging unmanned aerial systems to take photographs have become commonplace. Driverless cars may have once been a far-fetched idea, but now auto makers and technology developers are in the early stages of testing these autonomous vehicles for commercial use. And while military and government …

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Innovation: Drone Mapping of Coral Reefs and the Coastal Zone

By Steve Schill, Senior Scientist, The Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean Program The small, agile quadcopter touched down and landed softly on the water. It took off again, circled 250 feet above us and smoothly drifted through the air along a pre-programmed path. The local Haitian fishers looked up and stared in awe at this strange new …

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Dji Phantom setups for long range

GET ONE HERE http://www.dronefly.com/?Click=981 CLICK to buy a phantom 2 or /VISION OR ANY other accessory. Like me.On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Djicopters?r… My phantoms setups. my setup: *phantom 2 LINK TO VTX (VIDEO transmitter immersion 5.8 600mw) :http://goo.gl/9Cjrwj LINK TO VTX ANTENNAS (SPIRONET ANTENNAS) :http://goo.gl/c00BWM LINK TO RX (VIDEO receiver PATCH ANTENNA) :http://goo.gl/4J0fR5 LINK TO RX (VIDEO receiver) : http://goo.gl/oYte1c …

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