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Go Pro Karma Recall

Go Pro Karma Recall

On Tuesday November 8, 2016 GoPro issued a Go Pro Karma Recall and yanked its new Karma drone from retailers shelves because some of them lost power during flight. What caused the power loss has not been announced. The HERO5 Black and Karma Grip are not subject to...

2 New GoPros And a Drone

2 New GoPros And a Drone

GoPro introduces 2 new GoPros and a Drone. The new Hero 5 Black ($399 )includes a 2-inch touch screen display. The new Hero 5 Session ($299) is intended as an entry level camera. Both cameras have built-in waterproof casings, good for up to 10 meters. Both cameras can...

Commercial Drone Use Now Legal

In a stunning reversal, the DOT and FAA announced the routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems in the United States. This means commercial drone use will soon be legal. Starting in late August you can now use your drone for commercial video projects....

5 Essential Drone Shots

5 Essential Drone Shots

The following essential drone shots are courtesy of Pond5. These and other aerial shots may be purchased directly from https://www.pond5.com. While there are many variations of these shots, aerial cinematography can be broken down to five basic shots. Essential Drone...

Go Ahead Try and Crash This Drone

Go Ahead Try and Crash This Drone

The new DJI Phantom 4 claims to have a crash avoidance system. And for $1400 you would think it should. Well, some crazy guys over at TechSmartt needed to test that claim. Can they crash this drone? Fortunately they made a video to document their attempts. And besides...

DJI Insures for Crashes

If you own a Phantom 3 series or a DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with 4k Video Camera with Controller you can now purchase crash insurance from DJI for brand new aircraft or those activated less than 48 hours previously. The DJI Care Protection Plan covers "damage to the...

DJI No Fly Zones

DJI No Fly Zones

DJI Limits Where Its Drone Can Fly DJI, the most popular drone manufacturer, has programmed No Fly Zones into the software of their quadcopters. This artificial fencing has been in place since 2013, but now they are continually updating it. The database on their...