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How to start a new hobby in drones

By Mark Judson | 682-6524 | @cnbMark | mjudson@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW—From halftime shows to online deliveries to the backyard, drones are increasingly visible. However, getting in the air isn’t quite the buy-and-fly process it once was. RULES OF THE AIR Even recreational users still have to meet certain requirements and register their drone if it weighs more than .55 pounds. Operators must keep their unmanned craft within sight and not fly within 5 miles of an airport or within an established no-fly zone, such as the area around a military base….

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Filming with drones – 10 tips to get you started

  Multi-award winning filmmaker, Sebastian Solberg, shares 10 tips to get you started filming with drones Filming with drones is resulting new camera angles and existing new video content.  Read these 10 tips from award-winning filmmaker Sebastian Solberg. Drones will and are already revolutionising filmmaking, allowing filmmakers to achieve jaw dropping, cinematic results that have previously only been available to Hollywood productions! I’ve been working with drones on and off for a few years now but at the end of last year I decided to take the leap and buy…

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How to make your own changeable filter kit for Sony Action Cams

  Learn how to create your own changeable filter kit and save a lot of money in the process At The Best Drone Info there is one company, Skylab Flight Systems, we count on to provide great how-to information.  If you need advice on how to get the most out of your drone equipment, follow up with them. Here is a quick & easy DIY mod that takes advantage of the popularity of the GoPro and makes use of it for your Sony action camera. If you don’t know, I…

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How to balance props – A video walkthrough

It is important to understand how to balance props in order to avoid instability in the flight of your drone. Many people never think about the need to balance their propellors, much less take the time to learn how to balance props.  Why should you learn? If you propellors are not balanced you will find your quadcopter experiencing a bumpy ride.  Not only will it be harder to fly, it will be more at risk of inflight damage and those great videos you are trying to take will appear very…

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A few options for your quadcopter frame

The quadcopter frame is a critical component which ties the entire thing together – Here are your options My first quadcopter frame was two 40cm bars of wood in an X shape. It was heavy, nearly 300g, but it was working. You have a few options here. Option 1 You can go to eBay, or some other store, and buy a pre-made quadcopter frame. This is a great option that will likely work perfectly for you. One of the few problems here is if you want to add some more stuff…

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What parts do you need to build a drone?

  Interested in learning to build a drone?  Here are the parts you will need to get started heimkinothx / Pixabay If you want to build a drone you have to understand the parts that are needed.  Here is a quick walkthrough of the important pieces to get the job done. Frame If you want to build a drone you have to have a frame to keep it all together. Frames can be bought from various sources, 3D printed and can be made from plastic, wood or aluminum (DIY).  As you start out stick with an inexpensive frame…

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Build a drone – video how-to guide from Andrés Pineda

  Andrés Pineda posted a great video in 2014 on how to build a drone, it is still relevant today We came across this great video on YouTube from Andrés Pineda on how to build a drone.  While the parts list is dated the basic concepts are dead on and this is still a great video to watch. Interested in other videos detailing how to build drones? See this video on how to build your own FPV. We will continue to pull together the finest videos we find on YouTube as…

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LIPO Battery Charging – Tables for Various LIPOs

Want to keep your drone flying longer?  Continue to learn about LiPo battery charging… Dean at Skylab Flight Systems has put together a really good series of how-tos on these batteries, this time following up with even more information on LiPo battery charging.  If you missed the first two in the series, here is article 1 and article 2. Charts for various LiPo batteries (a few 2S, 3S, 4S and 6S LiPos) are included below. If you have these specific LiPos the charts will give you the settings necessary to…

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Build your own FPV – Here is some great expert advice

Quadcopter racing is hot, learn how to build your own FPV National Geographic Voices ran an outstanding article yesterday titled “So You Want to Fly an FPV Racing Mini Quadcopter?“.  Not only should you read the article, you should bookmark it and refer to it often if you want to get involved with FPV racing. Here is a brief segment from the article, focused on how to build your own FPV, we hope you will enjoy it and, as we already noted, go read the entire article. ” (The video…

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