Drones are not toys!!

Drones are not just toys!

I saw this article and I got impressed. I already hurt myself by being stupid to upgrade my flight controller without removing the quadricopter propellers. I learned the lesson.

More important than avoiding getting hurt is to prevent other people or any living being to get hurt in your fun time. Drones are not simple toys, they can seriously hurt a person.

Whenever you fly, avoid people around. Take a look in this case I found on the BBC news:

Toddler’s eyeball sliced in half by drone propeller

Amy Roberts and Oscar Webb without his eyeAmy Roberts said her son’s injured eye was “the worst thing she had ever seen”. An 18-month-old boy has lost an eye after being hit by a drone flown by a family friend.

Don’t be put off by the trust. People safety always comes first!

Here is the link to the complete article.

Indoor Racing – TSX250

Great indoor racing video!

“Unfortunately I don’t have a 180 yet, so I raced the TSX250 against a couple 180’s! Was good fun racing indoors and proves that you don’t need a 180 to win a 180 race haha! Sorry it’s a short video, I only managed to record one flight as I wasn’t actually supposed to be flying a 250.” – tomstanton282

F3Expo Masters of Freestyle Finals Run

“This is my run in the finals for the Master of Freestyle competition in Atlanta GA at F3Expo. I was very nervous so I apologize for the shaky footage. My hands were shaking like crazy. Thank you all for an unforgettable experience and support. I have never witnessed this level of camaraderie. It put the whole competition into a new perspective. It will never be forgotten. Here’s to next year and new friends! Thank you all for being such good friends! – Skitzo FPV”

Congratulations Skitzo!

I just want to learn to run with my quadcopter like a Pro but, after seeing this video maybe one day and a lot of practice, freestyle will be my next challenge. Skitzo  you just inspired me!

I just subscribed to Skitzo FPV YouTube channel!
If you want to learn from the pros, just do the same.

Just pay attention to the reaction of the other pilots using their FPV glasses to watch Skitzo flight LIVE!

FPV Freerider – RC quadcopter racing simulator

Want to take your practicing using simulators to the next level? Get ready!

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I already had spent hour on this simulator and must say: Worth every penny! You can use your RealFlight or similar
controller with it. The Full paid version (very cheap) let you save the settings and use 4 different sceneries.

It’s really addictive to push your flight skills to the limit and a very good way to practice without crashing your real quad!

  • Supports first person view (FPV) and line of sight (LOS) flying.
  • It is highly recommended to use a USB controller. Most USB controllers should work*
  • Configurable for mode 1,2,3 and 4.
  • Includes self-leveling and acro mode. Four sceneries included, with more to come.
  • There is a demo version that you can try for free which includes one scenery.
  • Ability to adjust settings for input rates, camera and physics in the full version.

Fly (and crash!) all you want regardless of rain, wind, sleet or snow – all for the price of a few replacement props.

Click here to visit the Freerider website.

Drone Racing League Will Be a Spectator Sport Like no Other

WHEN YOU THINK of spectator sports, you think of big crowds. Hot-dog stands. Beer vendors. Foam No. 1 fingers. Although some sports may actually be better on TV, at least there’s the option of watching the event live and in person.

The Drone Racing League won’t be like that, at least not at the beginning. Instead, the league will rely on immersive footage shot from drone-mounted cameras, a professional video production team, and emerging viewing technologies in order to draw fans in. It’ll still be a spectator sport, just an entirely new kind. You’ll watch races as if you’re sitting in a drone’s cockpit, and you’ll probably watch them after the fact. Online, on TV, or on a VR headset.

See the complete article on WIRED.

Drones: Step by step to build and fly a racing quadcopter

Course Description

This course is about building and piloting drones. Directly and in a simply way, we will build together a complete quadcopter. I will help you to choose all the components and necessary equipment, explain how each component works, give you tips to fly with safety and also record videos.

  • You will quickly master a quadcopter contruction and understand how it works.
    Then, I will teach you the basic controls, help you to fly your quadcopter, show you how to have fun with FPV systems (first person view) and I will also show you how to record HD quality videos with accessible cost equipment.
  • Just follow my instructions and practice with your quadcopter. Soon you will become a great pilot.

I will be around to assist you whenever you need or have any difficulty and we will also use the course forum to see your progress and exchange experiences.
You should take this course if you want to learn about drones and wish to have fun with this wonderful hobby.

Click here to go direct to the course.