FAA Before you Fly your personal drone

Latest FAA Drone Regulations and Use of Personal Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently unveiled their set of rules governing the use of personal drones. This will mean an attempt by the FAA to control the rapidly increasing number of unmanned aerial vehicles (read personal drones and quadcopters) flying over the United States sky before it gets out of control.

Drone Definition

There are a couple of well accepted drone definitions. The first one describes any unmanned aircraft (or ship) that can navigate without user (human) control, autonomously or beyond the line of sight. I am guessing these are the kind of drones used in military where you just have to paint a target for the drone to fly there. The second one, describes any unmanned aircraft (or ship) that is guided remotely. This last definition applies more to a radio-controlled personal drone like the ones we can find online.

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FAA Drone Regulations

This subject becomes crucial after FAA reported to have had some serious issues in the recent past concerning untrained hobbyists who as it appears have been sending their machines far above the ground posing some serious dangers to manned planes and the people walking on the ground.

Voicing their concerns, FAA official Rich Swayze made it clear that their new plan doesn’t in any way try to limit the use of drones or put a ban on it. Instead, the agency plans to get out and educate personal drone hobbyists on the potential dangers associated with drones.

According to Swayze, lots of people with little to no piloting experience and background are operating drones and quadcopters in the airspace. The FAA drone regulations seek to educate these people on the safe use of drones in an effort to keep the risks involved at bay.

With their prices plummeting almost drastically, personal drones and quadcopters have been gaining more exposure lately. Slapping a ban on them would be an untimely buzz kill this holiday season. But thanks to FAA, all users have to do is make good use of their gray matter to avoid spoiling the party for other drone flyers.

FAA’s plan of action runs the gamut from educating drone sales personnel on rudimentary safety points so they in turn can pass them to consumers, to ensuring unmanned aerial vehicles are watched over all the time. As we speak, giant retailers’ shelves are stacked with dozens of small drones and similar machines, with some mini-drones selling for as low as $20.

Also speaking at the conference was the Hawaiian Airline CEO, Mark Dunkerley who referred to quadcopters as a very serious issue that, if left unmanned, is bound to end in tears.

In attempt to grab the attention of drone hobbyists this Christmas season, FAA followed this campaign with a “Know Before You Fly” video clip that’s supposed to help users enjoy the machines without worrying about driving them onto people’s heads or, worse, bringing down a bigger plane.

To learn more about FAA “Know Before You Fly” campaign, please follow this link: http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

Among the rules laid down, users are expected to fly the copters at max 400 feet above the ground and most importantly ensure their machines never get out of their sight. Two, the machines should never be flown near an airport or crowd. FAA also recommends users to join flying clubs near them, and to always inspect their crafts before flying them off.

The current page from the FAA for Unmanned Aircraft registration is: http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/

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Conclusion

I hope this small article helps you understand better the new regulations from the FAA governing the flying of your personal drone. It is a wonderful hobby that is just starting to take over, we have better drones, faster and easier to control than years ago, more and more accessories come to market every day, but we have to learn to be responsible when using our drones so we all can enjoy and have fun.

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You Need to Know This Before Buying the Parrot Mini Drone Rolling Spider

Buying the Parrot mini drone rolling spider, one of the latest and coolest gadgets around for this Christmas, can bring lots of fun to you and your family. In this article, I am going to tell you some of the good and not-so-good qualities unique to the Rolling Spider so when you make your purchase, you know exactly what are you going to get in return. We are going to talk about the use of smartphones and tablets to control, flight and maneuver this mini drone rolling spider, its removable wheel and some concerns about the battery (common to many other mini drones).

Traditionally drone flying was a daunting task that required many skills and precision from the user. Besides, maneuvering the devices was another hassle altogether. The controls required using joysticks that in most cases were cumbersome. It was also very common for a drone to stop operating after hitting a wall, crashing into a pole, roof or wall or after falling from the sky. Such a loss was costly and a deterrent for many people owning the drone. Thanks to technological advancements, however, more advanced, easy to control and safe drones exist in the market today. One such drone is the Parrot Mini Drone Rolling Spider, designed to take the entire drone flying experience to an entirely different level.

The Parrot Mini Drone Rolling Spider

The Parrot mini drone Rolling Spider is a super-compact drone that even though is light-weight (just 55g), is very stable and fast. This mini drone is so easy, accurate and effortless to control that is a perfect match for beginners flying a drone for the first time. The Rolling Spider is powered by a LiPo (Lithium Polymer) battery and can take great aerial pictures with the mounted vertical camera. Bluetooth Smart technology is used to send commands from any compatible smartphone or tablet (using the FreeFlight 3 app) to the Parrot mini drone.

  • Equally awesome navigation and control indoors and outdoors.
  • Includes removable side wheels that allows for rolling on the floor and climbing the walls.
  • Precise controls thanks to a built-in accelerometer and a gyroscope.
  • Automatic propeller shut-off in case of a crash.
  • Go full speed ahead at 11 mph.
  • Download latest FreeFlight 3 and have fun piloting your drone from your phone.
  • Take breathtaking pictures with the vertical camera.
  • Amazing freefall take-off.
  • Flight time: 8 minutes.
  • Control range: 20m.
  • Full charge in 1 hour.

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For a drone shopper, there are 4 important characteristics to know before buying this Rolling Spider. The factors include the ability to connect to smartphones and tablets, the battery life, as well as the motion and acrobatic acts. Let’s take a look at each one of these factors:

  1. Smartphone and Tablet Control

The Parrot Rolling Spider is an ultra-compact drone, conveniently controllable by an intuitive smartphone or tablet app. It connects to the devices using Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, which provides a control range of over sixty feet. The smartphone and tablet, however, must run on iOS (iTunes), Android and some compatible Windows 8.1 devices. The ability to connect to the smartphone provides a convenient alternative to the bulky radio controller traditionally used.

Through the touch controls via the Smartphone devices, it is easy to pilot the drone, thereby enhancing the drone flying experience. Consequently, a person can command the drone to do aerobatics, flips, capture images and any other desirable stunts. The smartphone also helps to watch the battery charge level.

  1. Rolling Spider Battery

When it comes to drones and quadcopters, the flight time is a cause worth consideration. The flight time is simply the amount of time that the drone stays airborne before its battery runs out. The flight time directly affects the drone flying experience since it limits the kind of stunts that the drone does while in flight mode. Many mini-drones have a short flight time, ranging from eight to twenty minutes. To guarantee that a person gets the desirable drone and enjoys their flying experience they need to consider a few things about the drone’s battery. For starters, one must find out about the battery life.

The battery life is the amount of time that the battery takes before needing a recharge. The drone buyer should also find out the charging time of the battery, which refers to the amount of time required to charge the battery fully once it drains. Ordinarily the charging time for the drone Rolling Spider ranges between 45 minutes to two hours. The good news is that the batteries are replaceable, and their life can be extended using actions such as observing the 40-80 rule. (http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/Tech/2014/0103/40-80-rule-New-tip-for-extending-battery-life)

  1. Amazing Aerial Acrobatics

Owning a drone involves more than just flying it. It should offer a thrilling and captivating experience. As such, the drone should carry out amazing aerobatics stunts and capture amazing, breathtaking images. The drones should comfortably navigate in different environments whether indoors or outdoors. The drone Rolling Spider has unique designs and capabilities that enhance not just the flying experience, but their safety and applicability as well. They have well-functioning removable wheels attached properly to the body of the drone. The removable wheels help the drones to run on floors, walls and across ceilings. Also, it comes with an inbuilt propeller shut-off function that comes in handy if there is a collision.

It is worth noting that not all drones do the same stunts. As such, one should select the kind of drone that they want to buy, based on the purpose for which they need the drone. The ideal drone should have easy controls for commanding the different acrobatic moves, and the ability to fly and roll at high speeds with stability whether indoors or outdoors.

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  1. FreeFlight 3

The Parrot Mini Rolling Spider drone offers the best in tactile and intuitive driving controls thanks to the combination and cooperation between the FreeFlight 3 app and Bluetooth Smart Technology. FreeFlight 3 is compatible with iPhone iOS, Android tablets and smartphones and some Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone devices. You just need to click on the screen for the Rolling Spider to do a 360 degree flip or swipe your fingers from side to side for the mini drone to make 90 and 180 degree turns.

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Prepare to Fly your Mini Drone

In order to maximize your flight time and extend your fun either inside or outside your home, I will recommend you purchase the following accessories either at the time you are purchasing the Parrot Rolling Spider or a short period after that. You will run out of power in your battery and you will have some crashes or bumps when flying so it is better to prepare and have everything you will need to keep flying nearby.


Conclusion

The Rolling Spider is a welcome addition to a market full of similar mini drones, drones and quadcopters. The safety features along with its stability, acrobatics, speed and smartphone or tablet control make this mini drone a perfect fit for a beginner or experienced user. You can also attached the wheels for a whole new Parrot Mini Drone Rolling Spider experience inside or outside your home.

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Lake Of Fire: Drone Footage Of Icelandic Lava River

An aerial photography specialized drone flies over the dangerous red hot lava lake in one of the coldest places on Earth, Iceland. This incredible footage was captured by videographer Eric Cheng (US) in the month of February and clearly shows the smoke created by the burning of the black marbled lava.

This lake is part of the gigantic Holuhraun lava fields, which started eruption in this Nordic land around 2014. Its size closer to 84 square kilometers (almost the size of the island of Manhattan) can give you an idea of the immensity of the lava lake.

Location of the Holohraun lava lake in Iceland

Location of the Holohraun lava lake in Iceland

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Extraordinary job by Eric Cheng to capture the dynamic nature of lava shaping the terrain on its path.

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DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera
The Phantom 3 Professional continues the proud tradition of DJI's Phantom series and brings several important innovations to the Phantom's rich feature set. The Phantom 3 Professional carries a fully stabilized 3-axis 4k UHD video camera for smooth, crisp videos and still photos. To allow you to see what the drone sees, DJI has engineered a new generation of their Lightbridge technology that allows 720p HD digital streaming of live video directly from the drone. You can control the camera and see video in real time as you fly and you can even share the video using the DJI Pilot app's advanced features. To aid indoor flying, the Phantom 3 Professional includes an integrated array of optical and ultrasonic sensors call Vision Positioning that allows you to fly precisely indoors without a GPS signal. The Phantom 3 Professional includes all the tried-and-true features you'd expect from a DJI drone, including GPS navigation with auto takeoffs and auto landings, intelligent high power flight battery, a built-in safety database of no fly zones, and a powerful mobile app for your iOS or Android device.

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Best Mini Quadcopter for Beginners: Hubsan X4 H107D

If you are looking for the best mini quadcopter for beginners, the Hubsan X4 H107D is the perfect welcoming model to the world of drone radio controlled flying. If you are not sure what you are looking for, but you know you want to start somehow without fear of destroying an expensive model, this is the perfect beginner quadcopter. You will be able to learn the basic of flying and controlling your drone with as a forgiving machine as any of the more expensive models (which you might not feel comfortable flying for your first time). Let’s see what the Hubsan X4 H107D is all about in this article.

Best Mini Quadcopter for Beginners

The Hubsan X4 model H107D is the perfect fit to discover how to record FPV (First-Person-View) from a flying quadcopter. It comes with a rechargeable LiPo battery and a modest but functional camera to record videos and take pictures.

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The Hubsan X4’s airframe is made with light materials without sacrificing its durability. This means you will be able to fly again after a hard crash, the propeller arms will detach to absorb the impact and you might just have to buy the propellers instead of a new quadcopter.

You will be able to control the Hubsan X4 quadcopter through its remote control and on-flight camera. Thanks to its size, the X4 drone can fly indoors and outdoors without any problem (just be careful with fans, walls, anything expensive and obviously any other people, especially children). This quadcopter is the perfect fit to those who want to practice FPV for the first time.

Hubsan X4 Mini Quadcopter easy assembly

Hubsan X4 Mini Quadcopter easy assembly

What’s in the Box?

The Hubsan X4 H107D comes with:

  • X4 Quadcopter model H107D and its propellers.
  • Propeller guards.
  • Controller (or transmitter) with built-in video display.
  • 1 LiPo battery.
  • 1 USB charger.
  • A set of spare propellers (2 white and 2 red ones)
  • 4 AA batteries.

You will need to buy in addition to the drone the following:

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  • Best to get these Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (2000 mAh) here <LINK>

Hubsan X4 H107D Features and Benefits

This quadcopter is easy to operate thanks to its 6-axis flight control system featuring a variable gyroscope sensibility setting to increase (or decrease) flight stability.

The Hubsan X4’s transmitter provides 4-channels for easy-to-use operation. In a RC transmitter each channel allows you to perform one action on the quadcopter. For example, you can use one channel to set your throttle, another channel to control direction and another one to control the pitch of your X4 drone. 4 channels are the bare essentials for a drone and allows for roll, pitch, yaw and throttle.

hubsan x4 Mini Quadcopter FPV Transmitter

hubsan x4 Mini Quadcopter FPV Transmitter

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Hubsan X4 H107D’s typical flight might last between 5 and 9 minutes. The LiPo (Lithium-Polymer)  battery might take between 30 to 45 minutes to completely recharge.

The X4 quadcopter has an EXPERT MODE that allows you increase the control’s sensitivity to perform left, right, forward and backward flips. You have plenty of space to grow with this mini quadcopter.

You should have no problem controlling your X4 quadcopter within a distance between 50 and 100 meters in each direction.

The Hubsan X4 quad comes with a 480p camera and 4.3in LCD integrated in the remote control device for captivating FPV real-time video flying and live broadcast and recording.

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The X4 Mini Quadcopter Pros and Cons

The Hubsan X4’s light weight allows the quadcopter to perfectly flight inside or outside any building. You will not need a windy afternoon to be able to flight this drone. Regardless of its light frame, the Hubsan X4 is very durable and able to survive the hardest crashes into trees, pavement or grass. To better absorb the impacts, the X4’s arms are designed to separate on hard landings or crashes, simply snap the arms back into the joint position to be flying again. Just in case, you can buy extra propellers here.

The X4 comes equipped with LED lights (red and blue) to help maneuver the quadcopter if you lose sight of it, also looks very cool at night.

Trying to maneuver the X4 mini quadcopter through the LCD First-Person-View (FPV) can be a daunting task. Because of the position of the camera in relation to the frame, you will get no directional assistance while flying this mini quadcopter. Mastering FPV flying will take some practice, but then again you can always flight without FPV assistance and just take a peek at the LCD to check how is the video recording going. This technique is safer and quick to master.

The X4’s LCD is of a decent size so expect the batteries to die if you use it a lot. Those batteries are juicing the remote controller (transmitter) and the LCD view so don’t expect to last for long. My best advice is to purchase some rechargeable batteries to save some money in the long run.

No sound recording (although few quadcopters offer that as it will decrease the battery life just to hear the sound of the motors)

The camera is decent and the video produced is more than enough to look good in YouTube. So start recording and sharing your experiences right away. You can also upgrade the antenna  to improve the video quality.

You have the option to purchase more 380 mAh batteries (5 to 10 minutes of flying time) or 500 mAh for a longer flight time.

The X4’s transmitter can be configure for left or right hand throttle (Mode 1 or 2).

The X4 mini quadcopter saves your recording to a micro SD card. The X4 uniquely formats the SD card to allow for smooth playback and fast recording.

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Conclusion

The Hubsan X4 H107D Mini Quadcopter is the ideal beginner model. The X4 is ready to go, just open the package, put the propeller guards in place and top off the batteries, that’s it. The X4 is a durable but lightweight and forgiving quadcopter that will allow you to learn the basics of flying without risking an expensive drone.

Besides learning and enjoying your first flights you will be able to record video and share your experiences with your friends and family.

If you are looking for your first drone this is a perfect fit. You can easily start your purchase of this bestseller drone, the Hubsan X4 H107D just by clicking below:

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DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter

The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro Video Camera has twice the flying time than the original Phantom. It also comes with support for the Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal that is included in a special bundle. This device can fly for up to 28 minutes with on a single charge of the battery, and it also comes with a self-tightening propellers. The self-tightening propellers allow for the creation of professional-quality, outstanding aerial videos quickly and easily. Not to be forgotten, this quadcopter also comes with a user-friendly control layout and fast setup.

The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D features a 3-axis gimbal that keeps the device stable in any flight: roll, pitch, and yaw will do the right job for you. There are many drones and quadcopters out there that just struggle indoors, while others can carry up to 20 pounds. This one is the right choice if you are at the end of this spectrum and assuming you need video recording. This drone can be considered as an RC copter, or depending on your options as a drone, and its capabilities can be expanded by using many of the third party options for sale online.

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Recording HD Video with the Parrot AR Drone Elite Edition Quadricopter

The Parrot AR Drone Elite Edition Quadricopter is possibly the best drone in the market. Combining awesome features including the ability to record High Definition (HD) videos, this drone hits the perfect balance between functionality and price.

Did you ever want to own a quadricopter where you can have fun recording videos from the air? If you like most other people love recording videos from the sky, then get ready to say hello to the latest video recording gadget in town, the Parrot AR Drone Elite Edition Quadricopter. With the ability to zip through the room, fly through the air, climb ceilings and move over high objects, this drone is perhaps the most innovative quadcopter with video recording available today. And with the 720 pixel High Definition video recording and direct feed straight to you Smartphone, having fun recording videos from a controlled drone has never been easier.

How to Find the Best Deal

When it comes to buying fun to use gadgets like the Drone, you almost always need to find a physical store which specializes in entertainment toys and products. But unlike most other entertainment grown-up toys available today, you don’t need to run to your local gadgets store to get your hands on a guided drone of your very own, as you can easily take a look online and get some of the best deals for your guided drone. Actually Amazon has some of the best deals on the Parrot AR Drone 2, including new and used options.

And best of all, the Parrot A.R Drone 2.0 will be delivered with complete warranty right to your doorsteps. This means, you no longer need to search high and low or spend a ton of money to buy a guided drone for yourself. You can simply order online and start having fun recording videos from this Elite Quadricopter in just an hour or two.

Get Crazy Recording HD Videos from the Sky

With a light and fully functional 720-pixels video recording camera, you can rest assure that you will only get HD quality video every time you shoot a video. And with an H246 encoding base and 30 FPS recording, you don’t have to worry about unwanted pixilation or poor video quality no matter how fast the Drone Elite Quadricopter moves, under any lighting conditions.

The best part about the guided drone is the live feed sent directly to your smartphone (Android or iPhone), which allows you to monitor every move and every second of video in real time HD. And with the ability to stream videos at a low latency, you will only get a full HD real time video feed every time you are recording. With full HD recordings, you can store videos on the fly directly on the device or flash drive, allowing you to capture long hours of HD videos and save every precious recording event. And it’s not only videos; you can also take HD JPEG photos to save your precious moments securely directly to your smartphone.

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Looks like simple features but the AR Drone 2.0 is one of the few quadricopters with this recording and feeding high definition video functionality at this price level. If you are just starting into this hobby, this drone is the perfect pick between value and fun.

AR Quadricopter Drone Features and Specifications

Despite its HD video recording and imaging capabilities, what makes this quadricopter o quadcopter drone one of the best toys in the market today is its long list of features and top-of-the-line manufacturing. And just to give you an idea of what the guided quadricopter comes packed with, here is a closer look on its list of features and specifications:

Parrot AR Drone 2 Quadricopter

  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber Body which reduces the total weight of the quadricopter down to 800 grams, allowing you to easily move through the room and climb great heights without any effort.
  • 30% plastic parts made from high grade fiber charged nylon helps to reduce the overall weight, eliminate toxicity and increase longevity.
  • Heavy Duty Foam separating the inertial center from engine vibrations, to give better control and movement.
  • Ultrasound Sensors with Liquid Nano Coating Repellent to prevent unwanted sensor blocks and jams.
  • Can be repaired completely, parts available online.
  • Sintered Metal Mold injected Hull to improve balance and stability while flying.
  • 4 X 14.5 Watt 28,500 RPM Brushless Runners for smooth flying
  • 800 MHZ 32 ARM Cortex 8 32 Bit Processor providing ultimate control
  • 200 MHz DDR 2 RAM 1 GB
  • High Speed USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2000 degree per second precision tri-axis gyroscope
  • +-50mg precision tri-axis accelerometer
  • Ground Altitude Measurement Ultra Sound Sensor
  • 720 Pixel HD camera recording at 30 FPS
  • 92 degree diagonal wide angle lens
  • Encoding Base Profile H264
  • Available in three colors
  • Supporting Android / iOS App

Having known all the specifications, features and benefits of the guided Drone, it’s time that you stop thinking and start having fun recording videos from a Drone Elite Quadricopter of your very own.

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