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DJI announce details of the Phantom 4

DJI announce details of the Phantom 4

DJI today announced the Phantom 4, which everyone was expecting, especially with the usual SB-DJI photo leaks. We had ourselves speculated on Twitter that the legs would have sense and avoid sensors which turned out to be correct, though the addition of active subject tracking for video was a nice unexpected surprise. It was known […]

A must watch multicopter rap review!

A must watch multicopter rap review!

It’s not everyday you see a multicopter review done as a rap, so this video goes down as a must watch for that fact alone. The lyrics are possibly a little out of date as Solo has recently dropped to under $1000 with a gimbal on Amazon and the cablecam is now multipoint and the […]

Solo firmware 2.0 delivers multipoint cablecam and more besides

Solo firmware 2.0 delivers multipoint cablecam and more besides

3DR released their new firmware for the Solo over a month before it was due, this delivered the promised functionality shown at CES and more besides, as well as the headline feature which was the multipoint cablecam which has a time lapse mode, also included was orbit with freelook and Airmap integration; thankfully Airmap is […]

3rd party developer finds a critical bug in DJI’s API

3rd party developer finds a critical bug in DJI’s API

A critical bug was found in DJI’s API, the API is a layer between the software and the flight controller that allows applications to easily interact without the need for code being written to execute on the flight controller itself. The bug was announced not by DJI but by Autoflight who write applications that provide […]

CES 2016 was rather boring

CES 2016 was rather boring

We’d not posted in January, none of the CES 2016 news really excited us, well except maybe the Yuneec Typhoon H, mainly for the fact it was affordable with a UK price of £1399 and it was a hex which makes a change from entry level models being quads, finally the promise of obstacle avoidance […]

The latest Solo app update to iOS and Android adds PAL support

The latest Solo app update to iOS and Android adds PAL support

The latest 3DR Solo update to the Solo application for mobiles/tablets on iOS and Android now has GoPro controls which include the PAL modes; so whilst flying, modes can be switched between video and stills and the resolution, frame rate and so on can be changed.