Tag: drones

Oct 15, 2014

FPV Racing with Mini Quadcopters

FPV Racing with Mini Quadcopters

Three FPV racing enthusiasts got together for a day of racing on a challenging course with plenty of obstacles. Pilots wear goggles that give them a first-person view from their mini quadcopters (which are outfitted with tiny cameras). The speed and maneuverability of these tiny drones is quite impressive. Cheers to the team for…

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Oct 13, 2014

Hawk Takes Down Quadcopter in Mid-Air Attack

Hawk Takes Down Quadcopter in Mid-Air Attack

Watch a young red-tailed hawk mistake this quadcopter for prey and swoop in to take it down. The amazing footage shows what it looks like to be hunted by an airborne predator. The video was captured in Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge.

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Oct 4, 2014

Eruption at Bardabunga. GoPro Melts but SD Card is Saved

Eruption at Bardabunga. GoPro Melts but SD Card is Saved

DJI’s Eric Cheng flew two Phantom quadcopters to capture a recent eruption at Iceland’s Bardabunga Volcano. Cheng got so close that the GoPro’s casing melted but the SD card was salvaged and the amazing footage captured can be seen above. For a longer version with narration by Eric and the journey to get to…

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Jul 15, 2014

The First International Drone Photography Awards

The First International Drone Photography Awards

The winners of the first International Drone Photography Contest, organized by social network Dronestagram, were recently announced. The contest launched 15 May 2014 in partnership with National Geographic and received over 2000 submissions from entrants around the world. The winning authors came from Indonesia, Singapore, Mexico, Bulgaria and France. There were three prizes awarded…

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Jul 5, 2014

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Through Fireworks and It Looks Awesome

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Through Fireworks and It Looks Awesome

This is what the inside of a fireworks show looks like! Jos Stiglingh attached a GoPro to a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter and flew it through a fireworks show in West Palm Beach, Florida. His quadcopter emerged unscathed and he was able to capture some incredible footage. Music is Con te partirĂ² by Andrea…

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Apr 21, 2014

This is What Happens When You Fly a Drone Through a Fireworks Show

This is What Happens When You Fly a Drone Through a Fireworks Show

Pairing GoPro’s with quadcopter drones is starting to really take off and the results are changing the way we experience and document events. Take this fireworks show, this is the closest you’ll ever get to live fireworks! For those curious, the song is: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) by Arcade Fire.

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