Now that I have my Solo drone back from 3D Robotics headquarters in California I figured I would start out slow after my previous flight experience and conduct a simple hover test. The idea was to make sure that the Solo was calibrated (for level and compass) and then after take off just let go of the control sticks and see how well it maintained stable position and altitude. The results were a little disappointing.
My school, Thomas Jefferson High, is currently being renovated completely. As the school hasn’t been otherwise changed for over 20 years, this is a major change to the building, and it’s basically being rebuilt from the ground up. When I heard that renovation was beginning, I thought that it would be an awesome idea to try to regularly take an aerial video of the renovation to show progress over time.
From the time I pre-ordered my Solo drone from 3D Robotics on their launch announcement day I’ve been excited to test their claims of being able to get incredible cinematic shots with one operator. If all the hype about the “first smart drone” is true then this is going to be an evolutionary leap forward for … Read more
I was excited to receive my Bebop Ambassador package this week and quickly tore into the box to check everything out. Out of the three colors available (red, blue, and yellow) I was hoping for a yellow one because I thought it looked the coolest and would be easier to spot in the sky. I was still happy to get a blue one which was my second choice out of the three colors. As a bonus, ambassadors were sent an additional battery charger and three extra batteries to go with their Bebop drone with SkyController which comes standard with three batteries.
Drone Film School is excited to announce that we have partnered with Parrot and Dronestagram as a member of the Bebop Ambassador program. We’ll be getting a new Bebop drone and a Sky Controller to put through its paces over the summer. I’m looking forward to seeing how Parrot’s drone designing capabilities have evolved since … Read more
DJI released firmware v188.8.131.52 today that has a long list of improvements and bug fixes for their Inspire 1 drone. It takes about a half hour to update both the drone itself as well as the controller, but the results are incredible. This is now the drone that lives up to all of the marketing … Read more
7 April – Drone Film School has been invited to participate in the April 8th #ExperienceWonder DJI product announcement event in New York City! We’ll keep adding to this article as we learn more about the product announcement and form some opinions. If you want to get updates in real time just follow Drone Film … Read more
If you’ve tried making a video with a drone, then you’ve surely encountered the issue of finding the right music to use. Videos made with a drone almost always need background music due to the noise produced by propellers, and the music you choose can make or break a video. It’s very important that you … Read more