When you have a lovely partner that owns a plotter, skinning your Mavic becomes a lot easier, and you can basically make everything you want. I have made it nice matte red, because I like matte, and it all turned out great! The plotter used is a Silhouette Cameo 3
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!
The DJI Mavic Pro has a lot of great features. One of them is Active Tracking. With active tracking enabled you are able to follow basically every kind of subject. The software makes sure the subject gets followed, but also adjusts the camera angle if needed. In this video I have been playing with it […]
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 […]
Yesterday digital images appeared of the UpAir 2. Today I want to present you the first, official photo of the UpAir 2. UpAir 2 is expected to go on sales september/october 2017 The specs are looking very promising! 3 Axis Gimbal Optical Positioning 3D + 4K Camera 1Km HD Wi-Fi Video Transmission 3Km Remote Control […]
I have seen messages pop up on the internet that appear to be a new release from the Gten drone group. Sounds of a new UpAir drone were already around, there is even a link on their site. Now an image with specs appeared as well. The specs as they are now are very intersting! […]
I have bought a parallel charger board from Banggood, and it works great. I can now charge all three batteries the same time, and faster than 1 at a time as well. It is available here: https://goo.gl/aCCtN7
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) […]
As you might have read in this post I have calibrated the gimbal of my UpAir, and the program I have used is available for download on this page, and it’s called Simple Brushless Gimbal Controller. You can only use the 2.2 b2 version on the UpAir gimbal, newer and older versions won’t work. There is a […]
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 )
We have organised a drone event today with Zutphantom The location was stunning, and it was great to fly there! There were a lot of people, with all sorts of drones. We’ve seen the Mavic, but also a lot of Inspires. There were Yuneecs and the well known Phantom. A couple of racers also joined, […]
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 […]