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I stumbled upon these pictures, and they look to be pictures of a new breed of Phantom drones. It could be the Phantom 5, it could also be a Phantom 4 that has the new camera attached for testing purposes. What we can see is that the camera supports detachable
Sometimes it is needed to calibrate your IMU. First, let me explain what an IMU is: An IMU is a unit which collects angular velocity and linear acceleration data and contains two separate sensors. The first sensor is the accelerometer. This generates three signals describing the accelerations along each of its
Drones4Life has started in 2016, After a few months we have already reached over 10.000 visitors per month! Before spring of 2016 I had never seen a drone, until a family member showed me one, now it’s june 2017 and I am reviewing drones, and can say that the site has reached
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
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
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
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
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..
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
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
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
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
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
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
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