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RC Remote Control Helicopter with Camera

RC Remote Control Helicopter with Camera

This is a great RC Heli / Drone if you are looking for an option INSIDE the home.  If you need fast and easy instructions on how to get this RC helicpoter flying, look for a few videos on Youtube.  This dron helicpoter is a bit of work, so plan to practice flying it.

  • Made of high composite material, light-weight and durable. Overload protection for Battery.
  • Camera help you catch the whole view sight
  • 3 channel Gyroscopes System. Function: Up, Down, Forward, Backward, Left, Right, Suspension, Accelerate, Missile Launching
  • Auto stable & precision speed. Gyroscope system added allows better flying performance
  • Use your Apple iOS or Android device to fly and control the helicopter by downloading the free app available from Apple’s App Store or Android Market.

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Top 10 Tips for Flying Drones Inside

Top 10 Tips for Flying Drones Inside

Today we are going to spend a minute on flying your drone and UAV inside.  It is a great place to practice without having to deal with the wind, trees, weather, etc.  It can be a bit tight, so you need to take a few things into account.  I have put together a list of 10 tips that should help you.  If you have other thoughts to add, please do.

10 Tips for Flying Drones Inside

  1. High Contrast – Drones with cameras like the Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 use their camera to maintain their XY position.  You can help by laying down tape to help the drone gain a frame of reference.
  2. Clock down your drone controls – many drone will allow you to set different profiles where you can tweak the control settings.  The last thing you want is to have your controls on sensitive when inside.  One quick movement on the controls can send the drone or UAV smashing into the wall or ceiling.
  3. Reset the Drone – Clearing the memory of your drone will help you fly better every time.  A good rule is to refresh the drone at least every 3 flights.  You can hit the reset button, but the better way is to actually unplug the drone from the battery and give is 15 seconds.  If you fail to unplug and set the drone, it will build up memory that can make flying your dron quite difficult.
  4. Indoor Hull – When flying your drone inside, make sure you have your indoor hull installed.  The hull will protect the drone from damage if it bumps up against something, but will help you avoid hitting anyone or anything in a way that could cause damage.
  5. Clear Out the Furniture – If you are flying your drone indoors, especially for the first time, make sure you have enough room.  Find a room with a lot of open space, or clear it to make it so.
  6. 10 Second Flying Rule – Make sure you give the drone time to evaluate the environment around it.  Many drones need at least 5 seconds, we suggest 10.  Take off and let the drone hover and take in the surroundings.  This will make your flights much more successful.
  7. Avoid the Ceiling & the Ground – The Parrot AR. Drone and others have a difficult time when you get the unit near the ceiling or ground.  This is all aerodynamics: the blades  create air pressure higher under the unit and lower above it.  If you get close to the ceiling it will suck itself to it.  Near the ground, flying is very unstable as the air current created by the blades is effected.  Avoid doing so, you are only asking for a crash and potentially damaged drone.
  8. Be Prepared for Drastic Altitude Changes – The drones like the Parrot AR. Drone ping the ground with their sonar.  If you are flying in a room with a coffee table, you may notice the drone bounce up altitude-wise.  Keep these adjustments in mind when you pick a room.  Either avoid a room with changes in the ground when the drone uses its sonar or choose a room with a high enough ceiling.
  9. Put the Dog or Cat Away – Playing with the dog or cat can be a lot of fun, but it can also make you and your drone pay the price.  Parts aren’t cheap and if you don’t have them stocked you could be out of the game for a few days waiting for them to arrive.  Consider letting your dog or cat our first before flying inside, especially the first few times when you don’t know how they will react.
  10. Buy Spare Parts Now – Accidents are going to happen.  If you are really excited about buying a drone and flying it, please pick up a few spare parts.  It will cost you, but believe me, you will need them.  I will put together a list of the top spare parts to consider keeping stocked, but for now you can check out our Drone Accessoriespage.

 

There you have it, a great Top 10 Tips List for Flying Your Drone Inside.  I hope you enjoyed the read and learned something new.  If you have a few ideas to add, please comment.  Cheers!  DroidDrones – out.

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Top 5 Ready to Fly (RTF) “Beginner” Drone Quadcopters

Top 5 Ready to Fly Drone UAV Quadcopters

Welcome to DroidDrones.com.  Today we are going to take a look at 5 of the best ready to fly Drone Quadcopters on the market.  The drone and UAV market is exploding and the remote control drones are becoming more and more popular by the month.  Flying these quadcopters, thanks to technology, has become very simple and very fun!

If you are looking to purchase your first drone or UAV quadcopter, then you have come to the right article.  We will review 5 options on the market today.

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 The Top 5 Ready to Fly (RTF) “Beginner” Drone UAV Quadcopters

1. Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter
2. Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter – UFO
3. UDI RC U816A UFO Quadcopter
4. Heli-Max 1SQ Ready-To-Fly RC QuadCopter HMXE0834
5. BLADE mQX RTF

 

1.  Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter

  • One of the most popular quadcopters on the market.
  • Receives 720p high-definition live video streaming to smartphone or tablet while flying
  • Records & shares videos & pictures straight from AR.FreeFlight 2.0 piloting app
  • Remote control quadricopter controlled by iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices with Version 2.2 and Multi-Touch

 

2.  Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter – UFO

  • Stabilty and agility in flight simplify professional 3D maneuvers like pirouettes 3D fun flips,rolls,and more.>
  • 2.4GHz Radio control
  • 3 way precision controller: up/down, left/right, forward/backward
  • Two Fly Mode:Indoor/Outdoor
  • Controlling distance: About 40 Meters

3.  UDI RC U816A UFO Quadcopter

  • Comes Ready To Fly Out Of The Box
  • 2.4GHZ Radio System is interference free
  • Quadcopter is capable of flips at the push of a button
  • Captable of high speed flight in advanced flight mode
  • Just Add (4) AA Batteries for transmitter


4.  Heli-Max 1SQ Ready-To-Fly RC QuadCopter HMXE0834

  • Rady-To-Fly
  • 3-Axis Gyro Stabilized
  • Can fly indoors or outdoors in light wind
  • Contains everything to need to get in the air!


5. BLADE mQX RTF

  • AS3X 3-axis stabilization system
  • 4-in-1 DSM2 receiver/ESCs/mixer/AS3X sensor unit
  • Durable and lightweight airframe
  • Potent 8.5mm brushed motors with protective drive gear guards Can be flown in X or + configurations Seek
  • Low-profile body with sharp mQX graphics

 

Top 5 Things To Keep In Mind

  1. Price
  2. Quality and manufacture support
  3. Stability of the quadcopter
  4. Crash durability
  5. Inside/Outside flying options
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Universities Offering Drone and UAV Courses

Universities Offering Drone and UAV Courses

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Civilian drones are becoming more popular here in the United States.  A decade ago most individuals had a hard time telling you what is drone was.  Today, 99% of the folks you meet on the street can give a pretty good description.  The term drone has become a household name.

Drones seem to be everywhere today: in the news, in our neighborhoods, overseas fighting wars, etc.  On the civilian side, every month new Drone and UAV products hit the market.  The demand for drones at home is growing exponentially.  The business of Drones and UAVs is no longer just for the military, as mentioned they can be found being used commercially and as a hobby.  Today, drones have begun to hit our educational system here in America with a number of colleges and universities around the United States now looking to or already offering Drone classes and courses.

In 2013 there are 32 colleges and universities offering drone classes, drone courses and drone degrees.  It is a greatly expanding field, we expect this list to double in 2014.  If you have a classes at your college but don’t see it listed, send us a note and we will add it.

When thinking of careers, it is always important to calculate future demand.  When it comes to the drone and UAV field, estimates today have this sector blowing up in the next 5-10 years.  Some estimates, depending on how the government decides to regulate the industry, have most companies utilizing drones in some shape and form.  Big demand is here and growing in governments across the globe, hobbyists at home and commercial businesses in every state.  Below is the list we have gathered of schools currently offering drone and UAV classes.

 List of Universities and Colleges Offering Drone Classes and Courses

  1. California State University, Fresno
  2. Cornell University
  3. Eastern Gateway Community College
  4. Georgia Tech Research Institute
  5. Indiana State University
  6. Kansas State University
  7. Lorain County Community College
  8. Middle Georgia College
  9. Middle Tennessee State University
  10. Mississippi State University
  11. New Mexico State University ‐ Physical Science Laboratory
  12. Nicholls State University
  13. Northwestern Michigan College
  14. Ohio University
  15. Oregon State University
  16. Pennsylvania State University
  17. Texas A&M University (TAMU) ‐ Corpus Christi
  18. Texas A&M University (TAMU) ‐ Texas Engineering Experiment Station
  19. Texas State University
  20. University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  21. University of Arizona
  22. University of California, Davis
  23. University of California, Merced
  24. University of Colorado, Boulder
  25. University of Connecticut
  26. University of Florida
  27. University of Michigan
  28. University of North Dakota
  29. University of Oklahoma
  30. University of Wisconsin
  31. Utah State University
  32. Virginia Commonwealth University

 

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The best site for Drone majors, Drone Minors, Drone Classes, Drone Courses.  Here you will find the best list of drone classes in the United States.  The best degrees for drones.  Looking for Drone Courses, check out our list.

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Top 25 Things To Do With Your New Drone

Top 25 Things To Do With Your New Drone

Good Day Drone, UAV & Heli Hobbyists,

What a beautiful time of year to get out and start using your drone or UAV.  If you are like us, you are researching the newest models and looking to make a few purchases for the coming season.  Our site has a ton of drone reviews, so if you are in the market to buy a drone you have come to the right place. Make sure you read our reviews and check out the posted videos.  Also, don’t forget two quick items:

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Today we have put together a fun Top 25 List on Things To Do With Your Drone.  Here we go, enjoy.  If you have your own ideas, please add them to our comments section.

Top 25 Things To Do With Your New Civilian Drone

1.  Make sure all parts are in good shape and the unit is in perfect flying condition

2.  Get charging, plug that sucker in and get the battery(s) juiced up

3.  While waiting for the battery cell to charge, give your drone a big welcome home hug

4.  Write your nickname on the bottom of the drone with big black letters ”Bropps”

5.  First Flight Video – Get your buddy to film your First Flight, then post it on youtube.com

6.  Fly it outside, make sure the weather (rain and wind) will not be a factor

7.  See if you can take off and land without incident

8.  Send your drone to visit your neighbor across the street if he is outside, try not to hit him

9.  Scream at the top of your lungs every time you take flight “Here she Comes!”

10.  Deliver a note to the ”chick” down the street, “Thinking of you, wanna get droned?”

11.  Go out and buy a GoPro camera and install it on the drone if possible

12.  Take a video of your home, stick it on youtube and brag to your friends

13.  Hit the park or open spaces and get crazy

14.  Order backup parts for the drone, including extra batteries

15.  Chase your dog or cat

16.  Dive bomb the delivery man

17.  Deliver a 6 pack to your buddy down the street

18.  Do a “fly-in” with friends and see who own’s the sky

19.  Competition - Set up a course at a park for your and your friends

20.  Are you a hunter? – Do surveillance of your hunting grounds (GoPro needed)

21.  Hit the beach, take pics of the good looking fish!

22.  Is your spouse running a race?  Record her from the air at a critical point in the course

23.  Record your buddy’s wedding

24.  Donate your time with childern at the local children’s hospital.  Teach them to fly a drone.

25.  Start a business – offer to film homes for a fair price.

 

That is it for today, let us know what you think.  Droid Drones…Out.

 

 

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Double Horse RC Helicopter 9118 26″ 3.5ch 2.4G R/C

Double Horse RC Helicopter 9118 26″ 3.5ch 2.4G R/C

Great stable reliable heli, the price is outstanding and the 2.4 ghz is the way to go for holding a signal, crashed this thing a dozen times badly and it flies vibration free as it did the day I bought it.  Needs a little more tail for the wind and swapping a gt 3006 did the trick.A taller landing gear keeps rotars out of tall grass etc.  Overall the best buy by far for fun and learning platform.  Not a bad place to look if you are in the market to buy a toy drone.

1) This unit is built solidly. Absolutely no complaints. The holes in the tale section are not drilled true to horizontal therefore the horizontal stabilizer is not true to the ground. The variance is so slight, I don’t know if it affects flying or not. I simply ordered a new piece at $6.99 No big deal. Parts are easily purchased on the Net.
2) Transmitter is basic but for the price, who can complain?
3) Have not tried flying at a distance yet as it is too cold outside.
RECOMMEND THIS HELICOPTER FOR BASIC FLYING FUN.

  • 2.4GHz technology allow more than 20 aircrafts to fly at the same time
  • NEW Gyroscope System for simplest controls and stabilities
  • Omni-directional fight: Ascending, descending, turn left, turn right, forward
  • Bright flashing multi-color LED lights
  • Color may vary

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Wl Toy 2.4g V949 2rc Beetle 4-axis Quadcopter UFO Ladybird 4ch RTF with LED

Wl Toy 2.4g V949 2rc Beetle 4-axis Quadcopter UFO Ladybird 4ch RTF with LED

If you want to fly at night or in the dark, this is the best quadcopter out there right now. The stock canopy is a little bit heavy but it does a good job of protecting the flight control board. The LED’s turn on and off using the right hand index finger button on the transmitter. Try doing some flips outside at night with the lights on and you will quickly have a bunch of people stopping and asking about UFO’s. You can fly it very far away and still maintain orientation with the lights. It’s also a good platform for micro-fpv if that is what you are interested in.

  • WL Toy 2.4G V949
  • Beetle 4-axis Quadcopter UFO
  • Ladybird 4CH RTF W/ LED

Other Quadcopters

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Syma 16.5CM S026G 3.5Ch 3 Channel Mini Chinook RC Helicopter Gyro

Syma 16.5CM S026G 3.5Ch 3 Channel Mini Chinook RC Helicopter Gyro Small Toy Gift Army-green

Very stable that almost anybody of any age can fly, trim tab forward and it really gets moving. All of the syma heli’s fly very nice, this one once trim forward, it is the fastest. I recommend any of the syma series. I have ordered once from those one day deals, and they were terrible. Can’t go wrong with these.

Flight time is about 6 minutes with a quick 20 minute charge.

  • An incorporated auto stability system making it easy to fly.
  • A pre-installed 3 channel proportional wide beam infra red,Recharging takes place via the included transmitter.
  • The transmitter has an Alignment Trim, a Charging and Power Indicator, a Left/Right Lever and a Trimmer.
  • Lightweight Integral 3.7V 150mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
  • A charge of 20 minutes is equal to a 6-7 minute flight

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JXD 4 Ch Indoor Infrared RC Gyroscope Helicopter “Drift King”

JXD 4 Ch Indoor Infrared RC Gyroscope Helicopter “Drift King”

A very durable heli at a price that really can’t be beat.  The flight time is a bit short, 6 minutes with a charging time of 45ish.

It’s also a helicopter that’s very quick on its toes. The two speeds don’t make very much of a difference, but you can hear the little tail motor spinning more quickly on the higher speed. Lateral movement is a little tricky, being on the throttle stick, and it takes a bit of practice to adjust it without nudging the throttle. Rotation and forwards or backwards movement are nice and responsive just as they were on the Syma, but the extra power seems to have given it a bit of an Achilles’ heel. Moving forwards or backwards tends to make the helicopter drop slowly, so you really have to be attentive on the throttle to fly well. I can’t really hold this against it though, it just makes the thing more challenging and fun to fly. This is one that you can pick up and fly within a few minutes, but will take much longer to master. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a little more than the Syma S107/S107G.

  • 4 Ch infrared remote control
  • 2 speeds forward
  • Turn light on and off with a button on the remote
  • 2 main blades, tail blade and connector buckle
  • Transmitter requires 6 AA Batteries, not included
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Gaui 540H Hex Copter super combo kit with GPS perfect for Aerial Photography

Gaui 540H Hex Copter super combo kit with GPS perfect for Aerial Photography

HIGH STABILITY EXTRA EFFICIENCY OUTSTANDING WIND RESISTANCE ADDITIONAL PAYLOAD CAPABILITY EXTENSIBLE SYSTEM FUNCTIONS Foldable arms for easy storage. Integrated power connector on main frame for ESCs for easy connection. Crane II & III Camera Gimbal mounting adapter plate included. Newly designed landing gear for Aerial Photography. GA-608 Hexa-Octo Adapter (for GU-INS) support Hexa-copter & Octo-copters Diagonal wheelbase: 540mm Weight (without battery): 1150g Maximum takeoff weight: 2500g Flying duration: 5~15 minutes Depending on weather condition,battery capacity, payload and flying style Included Main frame x 1 Motor x 6pcs(225413) ESCs x 6pcs(225183) 10 in. Props.(10A and 10B) x6pcs GU-INS x1pc(924503) GA-608 x1pc(924608)

  • Foldable arms for easy storage
  • Crane II Adapter Plate
  • Diagonal Wheebase 540mm
  • Flying Duration 10 – 15 Min.
  • Landing Gear designed for Aeral Photograp

 

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