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UK retailer Maplins starts selling the Phantom, then its own staff disregard aviation laws

UK retailer Maplins starts selling the Phantom, then its own staff disregard aviation laws

It was inevitable to happen sooner or later that UAV technology, was bound to become more accessible via retail channels in the United Kingdom but there was the fear in doing so that safety advice, aviation legal advice and plain common sense could go out of the window in the process. Unfortunately no sooner has Maplins been featured on BBC Radio 2 this week about the fact they were selling “drones” to customers, one of Maplin’s own staff just decided […]

APM & Pixhawk gets drift mode – aeroplane style control for multicopters

APM & Pixhawk gets drift mode – aeroplane style control for multicopters

A recent firmware offering has brought a new flight mode, called drift mode which causes the flight controller to take over the yaw, the effect is aeroplane style flying with a single stick. The APM wiki suggests drift mode will be good for: FPV flyers who are looking for a dynamic, plane like flight as well as loiter-like position hold. New flyers who want to try a more intuitive and easy to learn flight mode. Anybody who would like to […]

Installing the 3 axis DYS gimbal on a 3D Robotics IRIS

Installing the 3 axis DYS gimbal on a 3D Robotics IRIS

A young RC hobbyist Ferdinand Loesch has done a detailed tutorial on adding a 3 axis DYS gimbal, currently this is the gimbal IRIS users are opting for when going 3 axis. We found the DYS to be heavy and not to have the best build quality, the wiring in particular being delicate, however, we’ll see what results people get with the gimbal and we’ll reserve judgement for now.

Pretty cool video short made with the DJI Ronin

Pretty cool video short made with the DJI Ronin

A pretty cool YouTube short video has been made showing the DJI Ronin in action, the Ronin is effectively a hand held gimbal for video use, to replace to a degree, the conventional steadicam and also to compete against the MōVI from Freefly systems which is a similar hnad held gimbal.

DJI Announce Phantom 2 Vision+ with new 3 axis camera

DJI Announce Phantom 2 Vision+ with new 3 axis camera

DJI have announced the release of the Phantom 2 Vision+ which has a new camera design based on a 3 Axis gimbal, the footage DJI have shown on YouTube does look good, smooth and on a first view no issues jumped out. The only issue is for slow-mo you’ll need to drop to 720p.  There’s no 50i mode for PAL users but the 25 frames per second rate is available (according to Eric Cheng, DJI’s Director of Aerial Imaging). See DJI’s […]