Nothing is more frustrating than going out for a flight only to be limited in height and distance after an upgrade of the firmware of your drone. You are looking in your settings, and all of the settings look fine, still there is no way going further than 50m The good new is, the problem […]
Drones4Life celebrates it’s 1st birthday. What started as a simple website to share my enthusiasm about droning turned out in a great platform to share even more than that. Thank you for all the support the past year, We hope you are staying with us for years to come!
As you know, I like to personalise things. Standard is boring, and things are so much nicer if you give it a personal touch. Of course the footage that comes from the drone is more important than how it looks, but both is better! I have spraypainted the UpAir drone a while ago. Now I […]
Traveling with your drone. You have a drone, and have been practising your skills for a while now. Holidays are coming, and of course you want to use those skills to film and photograph stunning scenery at your holiday right? This could be a high hurdle to take depending on the way of transport. First […]
Powerbanks, they come in all shapes and sizes. Most of them are good enough to charge a phone, but are dead after 1 or 2 charges. I needed a better solution! I use my phone to fly with the Phantom 3, and I could hardly get 2 flights out of 1 fully charged iphone 5s. imagine […]
After a few days of testing I can finally say that all the mods I have done worked out great! The Racestar motors work perfect, the strobes are highly visible, and the colour is just awesome! Here are some pictures and video’s of the UpAir, it look great!
The one thing we fear the most are the moments our drone seems to get a mind of it’s own, and flies to a place never to be seen again… also called a flyaway! but did you know that flyaways are 9 out of 10 times caused by pilot error? If you have a drone […]
Drones4Life means drones… but when the weather is not good to fly we need to have something else to take control of our RC addiction. I have bought a powerboat, and it is so much fun! It is the SkyTech H100 powerboat. It’s fast, it’s fun, and I am so glad I have bought it! […]
As you might have read, I have been painting my drone. It was bright white, and now it’s black and blue. The batteries were still white, and since the weather is bad at the moment I thought it would be time to put some colour on them as well. First I took of the front […]
After reading so many things about the Hubsan H501S Standard edition, I have now got one myself and you will be able to read an extensive review right here on this website soon. First thought after unboxing are good! It is a sturdy drone, feels well built and the receiver has a good feel. I […]
Over and over again you hear and read bad things about drones. “near” collisions with planes are the most common ones… I don’t want to spend too many words about this, but I think the media is seriously trying to make drones look bad. Why? there are so many good things about drones that you […]
While the market for drones is rapidly developing and growing, common European rules only cover those weighing above 150 kilograms. Below this threshold, Member States are responsible to regulate. Several Member States have already adopted drone rules. While national rules allow expertise to grow, these rules are diverging and cause a fragmentation of the EU […]
How cool would it be to have a drone that has the colour you want, instead of the standard colour. My drone was as white as white can be, and I find it a bit boring, that was my reason for the change. I have painted it in matte Navy Blue and Black, but every […]
The drone you have is a very high tech piece of kit, even if you have a very cheap one! You have a controller and a drone, and the input from the sticks make the drone move. Easy right? But inside the casing of your drone is a very intelligent flightboard (mainboard or “Flight Controller”) […]
One thing we absolutely want to avoid is Vortex Ring State, also known as VRS. ….uhm… What? This means that your drone is falling out of the sky when descending, and nothing you can do about it… VRS happens when you are descending too fast with any rotorcraft (drones, helicopters)There are many difficult explanations for […]
A LiPo battery (Lithium polymer battery) has multiple cells. each cell delivers around 3.7 Volts. A 3S LiPo would therefore supply 11.1V. Apart from the cells, you also have a ‘C’ value. You can see any kind of C value on a LiPo like 25C or 40C So, what does the C tell? C rating […]