Updating your DJI Goggles firmware is very important.  Each DJI Goggle update will contain fixes for bugs and add new features. Here we show you how to update the firmware on your DJI Goggles using either the DJI Go 4 app or the DJI Assistant 2 app. There are also notes and videos on how…

 

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…

 

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…

 

Here are 10 drone 3D photogrammetry and photogram tips for the beginner or anyone thinking about using their drone to create 3D models, photogrammetry maps and Digital Elevation Models (DEMS). What is great about creating 3D photogrammetry images is that you don’t need any special sensors on your drone. Just a normal camera. Now, to…

 

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…

 
 

Knowing how to update the DJI Phantom 4 firmware to the latest version is important. These firmware updates contain fixes to solve software bugs, add new features to the quadcopter, gimbal, camera and remote controller. This article has all the instructions, best practices and tips on how to successfully update the firmware on your Phantoms 4….

 

Understanding hyperfocal distance will greatly enhance the quality of your landscape photography.  This post explains everything about hyperfocal distance in and how to get it right.  You can then this knowledge with you and practice setting the hyperfocal distance then on your particular camera. We’ve included a hyperfocal distance chart, the mathematical formula and where…

 

The natural beauty of Iceland, Alaska, Greenland and Svalbard are captured magnificently in these drone aerial videos.  Perhaps it’s the pristine, clear air which makes it easier to film in these regions or maybe it is hard to film badly in such beautiful surroundings. For sure, drones are bringing beautiful images of far out regions…

 

In this Phantom 3 review we look at its innovative technology and features which make this drone the most popular on the market. In the past couple of weeks the DJI Phantom 3 has become even better value with lower prices.  Further down this post, I have links to where you can get the best…

 

The Phantom 3 tilt horizon problem is a real nuisance in your aerial film.  In may cases, it can be fixed with some simple steps. While these tips for fixing horizon tilt are for the Phantom 3, many other drones have similar technology so you can use this information as a guide to fixed horizon…

 

Having a top quality drone gimbal is essential to capturing great aerial film, photography, 3D mapping, lidar, photogrammetry and other sensor driven imagery. For drones to be used widely across different sectors, it is essential that UAV gimbal stabilization technology keeps in line with drone innovation. This is very much the case so far. This…

 

A remote control lost signal while flying your Phantom 3 can be quite scary.  If you are not an experienced pilot it could lead to a crash ruining your quadcopter and perhaps causing some 3rd party damage. If you are having Phantom 3 RC signal loss at the moment, then this post along with videos…

 

Imagine your drone being hacked into and stolen while in mid flight. Your drone just starts to fly away from you. After you run to see where it has gone, your cannot find it. It has just disappeared. Or just as bad, you lose control of your drone and it crashes.  You blame your piloting…

 

Investment in the drone sector is growing significantly each year.   We are seeing investment funds, big technology firms and wealthy individuals investing in the drone sector.  This big money is moving into the most innovative companies in the drone sector. Below, I detail Yuneec, 3DR, Ehang and DJI with their total investment to date. DJI…

 

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…

 

The market for lidar UAVs and their applications is growing fast and and will continue to increase over the next decade.  In 2015, the figure spent on drones using Lidar was around the USD 300 million. However the lidar market is expected to rise to more than $1 billion by 2020. This is an increase…

 

The Phantom 3 IMU calibration procedure is simple and takes between 5 and 10 minutes. The IMU calibration will fix many 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…

 

The Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 now have DJI waypoint navigation by a firmware and Go App update and not through the Ground Station app. Both drones are pretty impressive. However, when these drones were first released they didn’t come with waypoint navigation which was certainly a big disappointment. Not having waypoints took most people…