A drone with GPS and autopilot system including camera gives you plenty of aerial options.  As well as flying it’s programmed route, a drone on autopilot can take aerial photos and video much better than any pilot can. That is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A drone flying in autopilot mode is monitoring and…

 

Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors are becoming more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors. This year, we have quite a few drones with collision avoidance technology. This obstacle detection and avoidance technology started with sensors detecting objects in front of the drone.  Now the latest drones from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec…

 

Without doubt, aerial film from a 4k drone is absolutely stunning. 4k video recording cameras on drones is becoming the standard entry point for professional aerial filming. Today, we look 4k video camera technology and the real benefits to filming with a 4k drone. We will also take a quick review of 10 of the…

 

Gyro stabilization, the IMU and flight controller are essential for a drone to fly perfectly. Three and six axis gyro stabilization technology provide navigational information to the flight controller and make drones easier and safer to fly. Gyro stabilization technology is one of the components which gives us the smooth flight capabilities allowing us to…

 

Lidar sensors on UAVs capture imagery which only a few years ago needed an aircraft, large heavy lidar sensors and a crew to accomplish. A lidar sensor mounted on a UAV along with sophisticated software can process the lidar images very quickly in the cloud so effective decisions can be made by stakeholders and relevant…

 

This DJI Mavic highlights and frequently asked questions post will give you all the important information on this superb pocket sized fold up drone.  The Mavic Pro is small, however, this does not mean it is lacking in drone innovation. In fact, the Mavic is packed with new drone technology such as 3 new active…

 

With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you many opportunities to film some very unique aerial shots. It’s hands free flying and filming. At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me mode technology.  This article presents a quick guide to drones that follow you along…

 

Flying using FPV goggles is a terrific experience. It’s important to buy the best FPV glasses which are correct for you. Knowing what field of view, adjustable IPD, glass optics, resolution and digital head tracking is will help you pick the right drone goggles. A number of drone manufacturers now have their own drone goggles….

 

Multispectral imaging camera sensors on agricultural drones allow the farmer manage crops, soil, fertilizing and irrigation more effectively. There are huge benefits both to the farmer and to the wider environment by minimizing the use of sprays, fertilizers, wastage of water and at the same time increasing the yield of crops. Multispectral camera remote sensing…

 

Calibrate the vision sensors on your Phantom 4 is important.  If the vision sensors and system is not working correctly, then the Phantom 4 quadcopter could experience height loss, height drop, not recognize obstacles and also crash.  Calibration will also fix many Phantom 4 vision sensor errors. Below, I have the instructions to calibrate the vision…

 

Here is an excellent interview with DJI CEO Frank Wang where he talks about the early days of DJI in 2010 right up to the present and how he sees DJI well into the future. DJI are by far the biggest of all the consumer drone companies with approximately 70% of the market. The interview…

 

UAV lidar and photogrammetry imaging applications are increasing rapidly. This is not surprising as using GPS enabled UAVs for aerial surveying is very cost effective in comparison to hiring an aircraft with photogrammetry equipment.   Because UAVs are relatively inexpensive, many organisations will have their own fleet, allowing for rapid surveys over large land areas…