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The Winners Circle

The Winners Circle

Fresh off the back of the biggest ever Drone Racing event in Dubai and with numerous leagues, competitions, and events to come, it seems like drone racing is here to stay. And like other elite sports, big-name pilots are emerging, wowing the crowds with their top-notch skills. But what does it take to fly with the best? What’s the […]
Tips from the Pros

Tips from the Pros

Learning a new craft, such as filming from a drone, can be a time consuming adventure. As with any learning curve, advice from experts in the field is invaluable and worth its weight in gold. That’s why we asked eight of the best aerial shooters we know to share their tips and tricks on how you can improve your […]

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Ten Top Camera Drones

Ten Top Camera Drones

From the very start, the combination of digital camera and rotor drones has been a match made in heaven. For years, people have been trying to get bird’s-eye views with their sports cameras, and now, it’s easier than ever to get those high-quality, one-of-a-kind airborne shots. Our editors have reviewed many rotordrone products, and these top 10 camera drones have a lot to offer. Whether you shoot video or are looking for […]
How FPV got on the air

How FPV got on the air

The story you are about to read is true—a reminder made necessary by the particular facts of this extraordinary tale, which might otherwise be mistaken for the plot of an overreaching movie of the week. Without some assurances, no one would believe that in a single year, a sideshow at the California State Fair would be anointed as the […]

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Seven Lightning-Fast FPV Racers

Seven Lightning-Fast FPV Racers

If you want to get into FPV racing, your very first decision is what aircraft to get. If you’re just starting out, you might want an aircraft that’s easy to control on the racecourse, but experienced pilots will need a machine that can kick it up a notch for faster speeds and performance. To help you make that […]
Camera Gimbal Setup for the Pro Videographer

Camera Gimbal Setup for the Pro Videographer

Multirotors are becoming essential tools for videographers; what better way is there to shoot action from above or in an inaccessible spot? However, some operators find themselves struggling to acquire perfectly stabilized video, only to face another hurdle in post-processing to correct for vibrations incurred during flight. For cinematographers who value professional, smooth footage, the use of a camera gimbal […]

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The Frame Game

The Frame Game

As the FPV drone scene expands, better and faster craft emerge. Propellers, motors, flight controllers, and speed controls all fulfill the need for speed. But it’s the airframes that hold all of the components together that are seeing the biggest evolution. And while the established names continue to dominate, there’s an undercurrent of independent makers arriving who are building […]
5 Top Safety Tips

5 Top Safety Tips

We think these tips from Kansas State Polytechnic’s UAS program are right on the money! Spencer Schrader, a student in the UAS program and a flight instructor, says “The world of unmanned aircraft, or drones, is still relatively new and some standards in technology either haven’t been set yet or continue to mature. Following fundamental […]

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Filters and a GoPro

Filters and a GoPro

When I fly my racing quad I use a GoPro camera on it, and on most of my videos, I have some wavy lines running on the outside of the frame. Is there any way to get rid of these?—Luis Gonzalez, Sun City, CA   Answer: What you might be experiencing is the effects of rolling shutter, also called “jello” or […]
The Lumenier TX5GA  5.8GHz Adjustable RF  power (25-600mW) FPV
transmitter easily changes your output radio-frequency power at the
push of a button: 25mW, 200mW, or 600mW.

Power Rating and Your View

When I am shopping online, I often find the same video transmitter with different ratings for its power output. Which video transmitter should I get: the 25mW, 200mW, or 600mW? Can you tell me what the difference is among the three? Answer: Video transmitters are offered in various power outputs for different reasons. If you will be flying with other FPVers (first-person-viewers) in […]
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