How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology

Drone technology used in various popular Quadcopters

What is a drone and how do drones work is answered here in this easy to understand article. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment are bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months.

Below, we discuss UAV technology on the most popular drones on the market, which have all the latest drone technology.  Most drones will have very similar systems incorporated.

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology covers everything from the aerodynamics of the drone, materials in the manufacture of the physical UAV, to the circuit boards, chipset and software, which are the brains of the drone.

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How To Update DJI Phantom 4 Firmware For New Features And Fix Bugs

How To Update DJI Phantom 4 Firmware

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. Instructions include upgrading the Phantom 4 Remote Controller, the DJI Go and Assistant 2 apps. We also have 3 firmware update videos at the bottom.

Also, there are some important tips on what to do if the Phantom 4 firmware upgrade fails during the update process.

There are 2 ways to update the Phantom 4 quadcopter.  You can update the Phantom 4 with the DJI Assistant 2 or the DJI Go app.  It is also very easy to update the Phantom 4 Remote Controller using the recommended DJI Go app.

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DJI Assistant 2 Mavic Software, Download, Guide, Mods And More

DJI Assistant 2 Mavic

The DJI Assistant 2 software contains extra settings and utilities for all DJI equipment such as drones, gimbals and cameras.

With the DJI Assistant 2 Mavic, you have options to upload  flight data, black box information, calibrate your vision sensors and upgrade your firmware.

There is also a DJI Assistant 2 Simulator for testing flight parameters and practice flying your Mavic drone.

The DJI Assistant 2 download and install only takes a few minutes and is available for Windows and Mac computers.

This post contains all the essential information and more on the DJI Assistant 2 app for the Mavic quadcopter. Now, if you have a Phantom 4 or DJI Spark, the DJI Assistant 2 is the same version. Therefore the below Assistant 2 settings and utilities will be very similar.

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Quick Drone Parts Overview Along With Handy DIY Tips

Drone Parts And Components Guide

All drone parts and components are vital to a smooth and safe flight. Knowing the parts of a drone will give you extra confidence while flying. You will also know which components to inspect on a regular basis and the drone parts which are easy to replace or upgrade.

If you have any flight problems, then knowing what each drone component does will assist you greatly in getting to the bottom of any flying issues.

This article will provide you with a great overview of all the drone parts and components which you will find on a modern day consumer and professional drone.

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Calibrate The Compass On Phantom 4 Drone To Fix Flight Issues

How To Calibrate The Compass On DJI Phantom

Knowing how to calibrate the compass on the Phantom 4 drone is very important. Also, the compass calibration is the same for both Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro.

You should calibrate the Phantom 4 compass if the DJI GO 4 app or the status indicator on the Phantom 4 prompts you to calibrate.

For example, you would calibrate the Phantom 4 compass if you are flying the quadcopter in a new area. Also, if you feel the the Phantom 4 drone is not flying correctly or is not reacting to your touch as it should, then calibrating the Phantom 4 compass may fix the issues.

This article covers the steps to calibrate the Phantom 4 compass along with information on status indicator lights and what to do if the calibration fails.

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Remove Barrel Fisheye Effect For Perfect Aerial Photos

How To Remove The Fisheye Effect Using Barrel Distortion Correction software

Having the fisheye effect in your aerial photos is a big problem.  However, barrel distortion correction in your existing aerial photos can easily be solved with a number of software programs.

This post with examples and videos show you exactly what fisheye distortion is, how it comes about and how you can remove it using 5 different software programs.

The fisheye correction applications discussed below are Adobe Lightroom, After Effects, Photoshop, PTLens and Gimp.  The videos are very informative and should expand on your existing knowledge of aerial photography and filming.

Also, check out our aerial photography camera tips post, which will assist you in capturing even better video and stills.

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10 Top Drone Aerial Filming Tips To Give Your Videos The WOW Factor

Top drone aerial filming and photography tips

These top drone aerial filming tips, flying techniques and maneuvers are easy to follow and with some practice your aerial filming will improve dramatically.

Great aerial filming is more than knowing camera settings such as white balance, shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings.

To get great aerial video, you need to plan your trip, check your equipment and visualize the type of video or photos you want to capture.   This post covers all of the above and more with some great aerial filming videos.

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Aerial Photography Camera Tips, Tricks and Best Settings

Drone Aerial Photography Camera Tips And Settings

With drone aerial photography, it is important to use a top quality camera, so you get the best photos every time. You also need a drone camera which has plenty of settings.

The better your understanding is of these camera settings, then your aerial photography and filming will come on in leaps and bounds.

Understanding camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focus and metering, along with the best gimbal stabilization, are all important factors to obtaining crisp sharp professional aerial photos.

In this article, we explain in simple language, what each camera setting is and the best recommended settings for aerial photography.  The below camera knowledge is great to have, for both aerial and land based photography. Throughout this article, you will find some terrific aerial photography videos as well.

It is a great idea, to practice with the various camera settings on your drone and build your knowledge.  Also, you can read another couple of excellent articles for expanding your knowledge.  Articles include, How To Aerial Film People and Aerial Lens Filters For Landscape Photography.

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