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Does Being Qualified To Fly A UAV Make You A Professional Aerial Video-Photographer?

Does Being Qualified To Fly A UAV Make You A Professional Aerial Video-Photographer?

The Professionals. Before we start this article, it should be noted the question we pose is hypothetical, does being qualified to fly a multicopter/drone with a camera make you a professional video-photographer or is there more to it? The dictionary definition of professional is that you’re “engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as a pastime” on that basis if you buy yourself a Phantom or for that matter a *Parot Bebop, then pay your […]

DJI to firmware fix Inspire crashes caused by the IMU

DJI to firmware fix Inspire crashes caused by the IMU

Firmware fixes in themselves are not normally newsworthy, this week might be an exception, as the DJI Inspire which hasn’t even made it to many of those that ordered it, is already due to have its second firmware fix. If you’ve followed multicopter groups on Twitter or Facebook you will have already seen the recent incident with the Inspire where it crashed into a garage in an automatic take off, in an unusual move DJI accepted responsibility on a post […]

The first rule of fly-away club is you don’t talk about fly-away club

The first rule of fly-away club is you don’t talk about fly-away club

Fly-aways happen every single day. Barely a day goes by without a post on Facebook, Twitter or on a forum about a multicopter owner seeing his multicopter, gimbal and GoPro disappear over the horizon never to be seen again.  For the sake of this article, we’re talking about proper fly-aways as opposed to someone losing orientation, crashing and then calling it a fly-away, that’s simply a crash, plain and simple. With autonomous way-point flying, including features like “follow me” becoming […]