Attention Android users! The creators of Hover announced on their Phantompilots.com thread that the app is now available for Android! Download it, check it out and provide feedback!
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This weeks video is another by Charpu_FPV, Team Lumenier Pilot flying a QAV250.
And as the title of the video suggests, this video is full of precision flying of loops, rolls and through small holes!
Keep in mind, this is not an inexpensive hobby! I saw numerous “opportunities” to have seriously injured or even lost some gear! Flying through metal bars, near misses with head on collisions of tree trunks, diving toward the ground only to fly through a soccer goal net and bar, flying off a cliff side right over waves crashing on rocks…oh and flying under a school bus! (It was parked!)
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Here’s a tip for Phantom 2 non vision owners… Swap your landing gear/legs for a set for a Vision+. If you’re flying an older Phantom 2 you’ll get the added benefit of the new anti static compass!
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Imagine going for a pretty gnarly hike and launching from a remote spot to showcase the awesomeness of the outdoors around you…
That is what YouTube user Rianrex did when he hiked Cathedral Rock behind Mount Wellington in Tasmania, Australia and filmed it with his Phantom and GoPro.
It was fairly windy and the thick bush and treacherous terrain meant it would be irretrievable if it went down but that’s the risk you have to take in beautiful remote areas.
So thank you sir for taking that risk and sharing your view and so much more. It is Drone Garage’s video of the week!
(Rianrex is a Team Blackout FPV pilot sponsored by Dragonlink. He particularly enjoys flying FPV multicopters who enjoys the hobby, “…not for profit or commercial gain.” Thanks again Rianrex, looking forward to future videos!)
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The makers of the Hover app have released update 1.1. This update includes a major fix with incorrect compass and weather data, bug fixes and improvements. Most importantly, they have added the Kp-index and gave the flight timer its own screen. It was a great move on Analytica’s (creators of Hover) part to replace the […]
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So should you upgrade to the H4-3D? Drone Garage votes no… unless new info or firmware makes the H3-3D completely incompatible with the GoPro Hero4.
Read more "UPDATE: Zenmuse H3-3D & H4-3D comparison"
If you live in the US, for less than $10 shipped and an hour or so of your time you can improve the GPS reception of your Phantom 2!
Read more "How to: Taoglas 4mm GPS antenna upgrade for the DJI Phantom 2"
(Outside of US, shipping costs increase)
I’m not sure how this pilot could ever get clearance to fly near and on this airport as he did… And since there isn’t any word that the pilot did have permission, it shows an utter disregard for safety to fly near the Ataturk Airport. During the drone’s descent you can see it was flying […]
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To kick off a new segment of Drone Garage we present to you, “30 Seconds of Fun.” from Charpu FPV’s Youtube channel.
If you’ve only been using drone’s for aerial photography or videography but also enjoy high paced, fast action pursuits you might be interested in FPV racing. In this video Charpu is flying a QAV250 quadcopter. As a Team Pilot for Lumenier (make of the QAV250) his Youtube channel showcases some aggressive, acrobatic, and precision flying, often through tight spaces at high speeds!
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