Posts Tagged ‘drone’

Watch This Camera Drone’s ‘Return to Home’ Feature Slam it Right Into a Cliff

One of the most useful features built into the DJI drones is something called ‘Return to Home.’ If the drone gets out of range of your controller, instead of dropping out of the sky, it automatically uses GPS data to zoom back to the launch point.

Cool right? Only one problem… what if there’s a massive cliff face in the way? Well, in that case, the video above happens. Read more…

Star Wars-Like Drone Racing Might Be the Craziest Way to Use Your New Camera Copter

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A group of drone pilots in France have found a very different use for their custom-built camera drones than your typical, beautiful or incredible aerial images of a landscape. Cameras rolling, they instead race their flying machines through an expertly laid out forest track… Star Wars style. Read more…

PlexiDrone is an Ultra-Portable Modular Drone That Makes Aerial Photography a Snap

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If you’re looking to get into aerial drone photography, the PlexiDrone is one robotic quadcopter you might want to look into. It’s an ultra-portable drone that can be transported disassembled and snapped together in less than one minute when needed.
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Photographer Has His Camera Drone Attacked by a Hawk and Knocked Out of the Air

Photographer Christopher Schmidt was out flying his quadcopter at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, Massachusetts earlier this week when his humming drone drew some unwanted attention. No, not the police. Nor a neighbor with a shotgun. It was a hawk that wasn’t too happy with another flying “creature” invading its territory.

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Man Arrested and Charged After Allegedly Shooting Down a Camera Drone with a Shotgun

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A New Jersey resident was arrested last Friday after allegedly firing a shotgun at and successfully hitting a drone that was taking photographs of a nearby home undergoing some renovations. Read more…

Photographer Flies Drone So Close to Volcanic Eruption it Melts the Face of His Camera

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Drone photography and videographer is allowing image makers to capture footage that would have been impossible to shoot just a few years ago. Case in point: never before could a photographer get so close to a volcanic eruption that the face of his or her gear melted!

But now, if you’re brave enough and responsible enough to do it right, you can do just that… and capture some never-before-possible footage in the process. Read more…

Man Fined $3,200 for Crashing His Camera Drone Into the World’s Third Largest Hot Spring

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Ever wonder what it would cost you to run afoul of Yellowstone’s anti-camera drone rules? There’s probably not a chart hanging up anywhere, but if you’re a Dutch tourist and you crash a DJI Phantom into the Grand Prismatic Spring — the world’s third largest hot spring — the bill will come out to $3,200+. Read more…

Nixie: A Tiny Flying Camera Drone You Wear On Your Wrist

If the idea of a wearable camera drone seems downright strange to you, you’re probably not alone, but a new wrist-mounted flying concept camera called the Nixie makes this strange idea seem both possible and completely logical. Read more…

Drone Gets Too Close to Ram, Ram Knocks Down Drone and Chases Down Photographer

General wisdom is that you should keep a respectful distance between yourself and the animals you’re photographing. If you don’t, you — or in this case the buzzing drone you were using in your stead — might be punished for your folly.

Enter YouTube user Buddhanz1, his FPV quadcopter, and an angry ram he says he rescued and now looks after. Read more…

Yellowstone Levels Criminal Charges at Drone Users Who are Violating the Park’s Ban

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Yellowstone is no longer taking a slap-on-the-wrist, “we’ll let you off with a warning” approach to people who violate the park’s ban on camera drones. Egged on by several incidents since the ban went into effect, the park is starting to file criminal charges against violators that could mean $5,000 fines and/or 6 months in jail. Read more…