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 […]
As an UpAir One owner you might have noticed that the integrated camera falls to 1 side when you switch off your drone. This is due to the weight of the gimbal motor that controls the tilt of the camera. In my opinion this weight on 1 side has influence on the motor that controls […]
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.
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 )
Do you want to calibrate the gimbal, then have a look at below video. Calibration is a good thing, it makes sure that the horizon is absolutely level, and we all want that for the best possible shots. You will need to open the cover of the gimbal’s internals and make a small opening to […]
After another motor failure I have repaired the little Hubsan again. Even though this seems to be a big issue on these drones, I can’t stop loving it. It is a great flyer! It’s a pain to open her up every now and then, but when she’s up and running again it’s a great bird […]
If, for what ever reason, you messed up your UpAir One parameters, or used the wizard function in Mission Planner, you can download my parameters here. These parameters have circle mode enabled, and the stick settings have changed. The drone reacts smoother to stick movements.. makes it look sluggish, but gives you more stable footage, […]
If you’re planning to do the battery mod, you will need a new battery cover as well. Mike Roy has a great page with all kinds of printables for the UpAir. Click to visit his page. Once you have bought your printable you can have it printed at 3D hubs if you don’t have a […]
Mission Planner is a ground control station for Plane, Copter and Rover. It is compatible with Windows only. Mission Planner can be used as a configuration utility or as a dynamic control supplement for your autonomous vehicle. Here are just a few things you can do with Mission Planner: Load the firmware (the software) into […]
Even though the UpAir One is a great drone out of the box, there are some ways to get even more fun out of it, and make it even that little bit better. We are able to increase flight times, calibrate compass, change functions from switches, calibrate gimbal and a lot more. The first mod […]
After owning a few toy grade quads I have now got my hands on something different. I got it via Banggood, prices vary almost daily, but normally prices are between €300,- and €360,- The UpAir One v3! After opening the box I was amazed by the size and weight of the quad. The latest addition […]
These are picture I took on various flights.
If you’re the owner of an UpAir, feel free to join myself, and a lot of others at the UpAir Facebook group. This group is great! a lot of people that know a lot about this great drone. A lot of them do high end modding, and can help you with a lot of your […]
Even though all the stuff needed for the mod arrived over a week ago, I still haven’t had time, or the weather did not permit me to fly the mod and actually test it. But today the weather was good, I had some time, and batteries were charged and ready to go. I am always a […]