Category Archives for "UAV Flying"

Ten Benefits of Flying Quadcopters

There are all kinds of reasons why people buy a quadcopter and learn to fly one.  For some it’s simply the pleasure of flying a radio controlled aircraft while others are inspired by the possibilities of aerial photography.  Here are ten benefits of flying quadcopters that spring to mind.  You might have other reasons so feel free to let us know what you love about this sport.

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DJI Phantom 2 No Fly Zone Feature

As any PPL (Private Pilots Licence) holder knows one of the most important things he or she must do when conducting flights is to avoid restricted or controlled airspace into which the pilot is not allowed due to the privilege limitations of the licence held.  In layman’s terms this means a private pilot has to stay outside of designated areas centred upon major and some minor airports.  The pilot will have learnt this as part of the PPL syllabus, but nevertheless controlled airspace infringements continue to occur for a variety of reasons; navigation error in flight, poor flight planning, use of out of date charts etc.  Drone or sUAV pilots need to observe and adhere to the same regulations and the DJI Phantom 2 No Fly Zone feature that will be good news to both quadcopter flyers and aviation authorities all over the world.

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The New DJI Phantom Vision Plus

DJI Innovations have announced the launch of the new Phantom Vision Plus quadcopter.  Rumours of its imminent release were circulating on forums in the past few days after CNET published a short review containing footage of it.

It has all the features that you would expect of a Phantom, but with a new integrated camera that shoots at 1080p/30/25s HD and 720p/60fps for slow motion video.  It captures 14 megapixel stills and super wide angle and stores them in RAW format.  The camera is mounted on a three axis gimbal which stabilises it in role, pitch, and yaw.  The camera provides ninety degrees of tilt allow the pilot to shoot horizontally and through 90 degrees to straight down vertically.

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