Top DJI Matrice 100 Review For Creating New Solutions

Top DJI Matrice 100 Review

The Matrice 100  drone can be programmed using the DJI Special Development and Guidance Visual Sensing System. This Matrice 100 review looks at the technology, specifications and features of this modular and adaptable programmable sensor drone.

This Matrice drone is designed with the developer in mind. It will  allow developers from all sectors to use the Matrice 100 as a platform to create new hardware and software applications and solve real life problems.

The Matrice 100 is a dual system.  You have the quadcopter and also the guidance visual sensing system as an add on.  It’s ready to fly straight out of the box.  The real benefit is in using the interface between the Matrice 100 and the DJI SDK to create new aerial solutions.

This quadcopter has sensors, a collision avoidance system and has tremendous options to customize. Because the Matrice 100 is highly advanced  and very customizable, it gives developers and engineers flexibility to be creative.   You customize and create solutions using the Matrice 100, the Guidance Vision Sensing System and the DJI Special Development Kit.

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Walkera Technology Top Racing Drones And Aerial Filming UAVs

Walkera produce top aerial and racing drones

Walkera Technology is one of the top companies for professional aerial and racing drones not just in China, but globally.  Walkera have been very successful in the rc model toys since 1994 with over 50 helicopters and airplanes in their product range.

They have successfully transitioned to become a world class manufacturer of highly innovative and patented quadcopters and multirotors.

Walkera have 2 very strong competencies.  The 1st is their ability to design, engineer and develop new patented aircraft having a very wide range of drones and remote control toys.  Their 2nd strong ability is in the area of mold proficiency in which they use only the highest of precision equipment.

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6 Beautiful Drone Videos Over Spectacular Gardens

6 of the most beautiful gardens filmed by drones

Here are 6 beautiful gardens filmed by drones. These beautiful garden videos are from Washington, Rome, Netherlands, Singapore, Israel and Ireland.  There are perhaps thousands of great gardens on this planet with Earth itself being the greatest.

Below is just a selection of best drone videos of gardens filmed at the moment.  Over the coming years we will see plenty more.

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How To Update Phantom 3 Firmware To Greatly Improve Your Quadcopter

Phantom 3 firmware update including best practice and tips.

Keeping your DJI Phantom 3 firmware updated is extremely important. Firmware updates contain fixes for bugs, add new features and make improvements.  With the Phantom 3, you update both the quadcopter and remote controller with the same firmware file.

Since the release of the new Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models in April, there are been 4 firmware releases.  Each of these firmware releases fixed bugs, issues and added new features.

In this post, all the instructions, best practices and tips on how to successfully update the firmware on your Phantoms 3 along with the Remote Controller.

Please note that the Phantom 4 firmware update uses an easier process using either the DJI Go or DJI Assistant 2 app.

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Phantom 3 IMU Calibration Reset Fixes Flight Errors And Bugs

Phantom 3 IMU Calibration to fix flight problems

The Phantom 3 IMU calibration procedure is simple and takes between 5 and 10 minutes. The IMU calibration will fix most of the Phantom 3 issues including erratic flying, no signal and compass errors.

The IMU calibration will fix excessive warm up times, off horizon viewing issues and the usual yellow and red flashing lights after completing the normal Phantom 3 compass calibration. This post shows you how to calibrate the IMU on the Phantom 3 along with some tips.

While the Phantom 3 is great value and a beautiful quadcopter, a crashed quadcopter is of no value.  Take a few minutes to examine your quadcopter components before flying.  Make sure the motors and props are running freely and that there is no sign of any physical damage.

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Top 3DR X8 Quadcopter For Mapping And Aerial Filming

3DR Robotics X8-M Quadcopter For 3D Mapping

The 3DR X8 quadcopter range is without doubt top notch. In this X8 quadcopter review, we look at this powerful, reliable and easy to fly drone along with its options and uses.  We review both the X8+ for aerial photography, the X8-M for mapping and the Mission Planner software.

What the X8 quadcopter gives you in abundance, is options in its use. It is an autonomous drone which can take off, fly the path you have programmed in and land again.  3DR who are at the forefront in drone innovation have created a very robust platform for both aerial filming with the X8+ or creating sophisticated 3D maps and models with the X8-M quadcopter.

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Increase FPV Range Big Time on DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

Increase FPV Range With FPV Booster App And Circularly Polarized Antennas

Increasing the FPV range on the Phantom 2 Vision+ really adds to the enjoyment of flying. You can fly higher and further giving you opportunities to photograph and film unique aerial footage.  This post with videos give you 2 terrific solutions to extending the FPV range on your Phantom 2 Vision+.

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DJI Ground Station App And Setting Up Phantom 2 Waypoints

DJI Phanton 2 Ground Station App For Setting Up Waypoint Navigation

The Phantom 2 Ground Station app allows for the setting up of autonomous waypoints. What this means is that your Phantom 2 quadcopter  will fly autonomously from takeoff, then through its programmed points to its destination and also land safely.

It is exciting technology and shows us the potential of drones in everyday life.

The Ground Station app makes complex waypoint flying as simple as a few taps on a screen.  Before trying out waypoint navigation, watch the below DJI Ground Station tutorials a couple of times. Become familiar with the app and go through the below checks before flying using waypoints.

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Prevent Phantom GPS Signal Loss And Failsafe Mode Tips

How to prevent GPS Signal loss on Phantom Quadcopters

When your Phantom loses GPS signal and enters failsafe mode, their are always some anxious moments as you are unsure whether your quadcopter will return to its home point.

If the Phantom is out of sight, the anxiety is even greater until you see your Phantom coming back to you.  It’s not a good feeling at all.

If your Phantom is losing the GPS signal regularly, you lose the enjoyment of flying and with each GPS signal loss, there is always a chance of your Phantom crashing.

This article with videos will give you some tips, checks and pointers to prevent GPS signal loss on your Phantom. A lot of the tips here are very practical and you can use this information to guide you in troubleshooting any drone not just a Phantom.

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Improve Phantom 2 Vision+ GPS Signal With This Drone Tip

Drone DIY to improve the GPS Signal On The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone

Problems with the GPS signal or loss of GPS on your Phantom 2 Vision is a worry and can lead to fly away issues or in the worse case, your drone crashing. This article and drone diy video below will show you how to improve the GPS signal on your Phantom 2 Vision+. You can look to use this solution on all Phantoms.

Loss of GPS signal appears to be a problem not just on Phantom drones but on all consumer drones. The problem can vary slightly and may not be entirely the manufacturers fault.

The Phantom really is a top quality quadcopter.  Some of the best videos of beautiful scenery and adventure on YouTube are filmed using the Phantom And GoPro combination. Being outdoors and flying your Phantom should be an enjoyable past time. If your Phantom is having GPS problems regularly, it takes the fun out of flying and limits you to flying your Phantom close to where you can keep your eyes on it.

I hope this Drone DIY procedure is easy enough for you to implement and fixes the GPS issues. Then you can fly your Phantom and enjoy the experience which is what it is all about.  Having fun flying your Phantom.

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Aerialtronics Altura Zenith Drone Co-Founder Lucas Van Oostrum Interview

Interview With Lucas Van Oostrum Of The Aerialtronics Drone Company

Very informative interview with Lucas Van Oostrum, CTO & Co-Founder of the Aerialtronics Drone Company. Aerialtronics produce the Altura Zenith drones, which are high tech, have long flight times and can carry heavy payloads.

If you’re looking at starting a drone business or trying to understand why the drone market is growing, this interview is very insightful.

When companies approach Aerialtronics, they don’t look for a drone. They look for a solution to a problem. Aerialtronics provide a full solution from consultancy, training, selection of drone, the payload and software.

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3DR Chris Anderson Interview From Start-up To Top Drone Company

Leading drone company 3DR CEO Chris Anderson speaks with Emily Chang of Bloomberg taking us from his kitchen table in 2007 to the major drone company they are now. Chris gives us some ideas on the future of drones in this interview.

Listening to the interview, it’s hard to believe that in 2007, the drone industry was so small. Only 8 years ago. Such a short time ago. In 2014 the drone industry seemed to be innovating at lightning speed.

Note: This article is quite old now and 3DR no longer manufacture drones and work mainly in the Photogrammetry and Mapping software.  Please feel free to continue reading this article or view the latest drone news here. These articles are right up to date covering from the latest innovations, technology and company news.

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