Video of the Week: DJI Inspire 1 flyaway caught on camera

Two seemingly experienced pilots suffer from a DJI Inspire 1 flyaway!  One of the pilots manages to catch majority of the odd behavior on camera.  The video description on Youtube describes how the area they are flying in is “RF quiet” and also states how the two have experience flying long distances from 1.3-1.7km but in this instance happen to lose one of the Inspires at around 900m…

It’s a highly unfortunate incident but beneficial it was caught on camera.  Hopefully they’ll be able to recover the lost Inspire.

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Video of the Week: “CharpWho?”

Check out this video on YouTube Lets Fly RC’s channel.

The video title seems to call out Lumenier Team pilot Charpu, but reading over the description you’ll see that it actually pays homage to his skill and gives thanks and appreciation for pushing Lets Fly RC to up his skills. Charpu himself leaves a comment on the video reciprocating the sentiment!


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Video of the Week: “Project Strider” by Red Rotor RC

For all the mini quad enthusiasts out there, check out this feature packed 250 sized quad by Red Rotor RC.

V1.1 of the Strider is only 128g! And it’s capable of taking 5″ and 6″ propellers organically. No motor extensions required, though it could potentially benefit from angled motor mounts in the future.
Another feature of the Strider is filtered regulated power support for 3S-4S. No need to set any solder bridges. It also has 2 separate FPV camera connectors to provide 12V and 5V power.
Two other bonuses to mention are the inclusion of parts that are normally separate costs for other quads. The Strider includes a Jello-free isolated HD video mount, for silky smooth video! And the RROSD (Integrated OSD)! It provides a timer, voltage & current sensors, RSSI (digital and analog), remotely controlled super bright LEDs ( red in back and green in front) and a lost model siren.

Click here to order the Strider from Red Rotor RC!

Stay tuned for a Drone Garage Strider build in the future!

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Video of the Week: “What happens when you fly near a radiotower.”

You just don’t come across too many of these type of videos.  In this one found on Youtuber GranVlog’s channel, he documents how he consistently lost all GPS signal and the effects when flying near a radio tower.  He even replicates the “experiment” and show’s how and when the GPS signal is lost.
These types of videos are valuable information for all the other pilots out there.  Fortunately he didn’t suffer from any crashes or damaged gear!  It’s good to come across lessons learned videos on Youtube.  There’s the potential for others to learn and avoid catastrophe’s while flying.

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