I want to wish all readers, and followers a very happy new year! For some it’s already 2017 at time of writing this post, some are still waiting. What a great year it was! I only started flying drones this summer, starting with a micro quad to get used to the controls, and look at […]
It was -4 this morning, and nature was covered in ice. The first thing on my mind was to get out and capture this. I grabbed my gloves, drone and car keys and drove off. The location I had in mind is only a 2 minute drive, and it’s a great place to fly, even […]
Santa gave me a Revell NanoHex, and here is my little review. The contents of the package are: The Hexacopter, a remote, charging cable, instruction manual, and a spare set of propellers. This review is not long, there is not that much to tell, other than that this is a great toy. I have a […]
Today I have received my new gimbal dampers. After replacing them I took them for a test flight. I am very happy with them, and I have lost my last little vibration that I always had in my video’s. The dampers were only €2,13 at AliExpress, and you can get them here. Here is the movie […]
In this post I want to show you how to change the gimbal dampers. For this post I am using a UpAir One v3 drone, but replacing the dampers is the same in general. The reason why I am changing the dampers is that I had a little crash not so long ago, and due to that […]
I want to say Hi to all new pilots! I hope you had a great drone for Christmas, or maybe even your birthday, or whatever occasion. Welcome in the great world of model flying, and in this case droning. No matter what kind of drone you’ve bought yourself, or got as a present, flying them […]
Christmas is over, many people received a drone as a gift, and a lot of them lost it already. I read this article on Mashable.. many had a very expensive Christmas I guess.
Well, my Santa knows how to please me indeed. I think I have got the best presents in the world, and he was early! Christmas eve! First there is a custom heli pad, with the logo on it! Ow boy how I like that! it is great to have my very own unique helipad! […]
A lot of new pilots are joining every day, and they are all very keen to get up in the air! This is great of course, and if you fly with care and caution there is no reason not to like it. But, all these new drones could cause a new risk.. LiPo fires! especially […]
This afternoon I had some time to go and fly drones with my daughter. She loves to fly the Hubsan H502 I have, and I took my UpAir with me. We had a good hour of flying, and it was great fun. Above the trees it was a bit windy, I didn’t go that high […]
I have been practicing a lot with my Syma X5-C clone, and last summer I took it to the forest to get some more skills. This drone doesn’t fly anymore, I still have it though. The footage is nothing compared to what I have now, but that doesn’t matter. This is 720p (upscaled from 480p) […]
Since yesterday I have registered myself, and my drone with Air-Share This means that from now on I will report every (long) flight. As a hobby flyer I want to show that I am proud to fly, and that I am a responsible flyer. On the website you can register as well and join in.
Did you know that windsocks actually tell a lot about wind speeds? Next time you see one close to where you are flying, or if you are on your way to another great flying spot and see one of these, read them! they could help you decide to fly or not.
UpAir did the same with the LEDs as DJI did, red in front, green in the back. I have swapped them around… Red is now rear, green is the front. It just makes more sense. Sorry for my horrible Phone camera..
Last Sunday I organised a drone meeting, and this is the footage of it. Never mind the wobbly footage, it was very windy and the UpAir had to work very hard to keep things straight. I have never flown with these kinds of winds before (windforce 3 – 4 )
As you might have read in my previous post I have had a hard landing with the UpAir. No major damage other than a damper that got lost in the grass. But, the UpAir had a minor deviation to the right and I wanted to know why. So i exposed the USB port. And I hooked […]