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Yuneec H850E Hexcopter YUNH850EEU All content subject to changeWhat we (probably) know:The H850E will be a 6 rotor powerful enterprise drone.It has 2 rotors upside down, speculation of why is so that the drone can have larger propellers closer together.The H850E will be equipped with 2 batteries like the M300 providing 60 mins of flight time. Each battery with 13000 mAh capacity. Yuneec's current drones don't sport this capacity so there will be no backwards compatibility for the batteries.It will have the option for a thermal camera.The drone  will use lidar, most likely for o..
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A table summary of the basic specs of popular drones, click through and select the specification on each listing for more info. From this info we can see the Mini 2 is the best value drone with it's 3 axis 4k camera at only £549. The H520E being the best value inspection drone with 180x zoom. The Splashdrone 4 at £2598 being a must have if you plan to fly close to water or in medium to heavy rain as not even the M300 at £10,500+ offers close to the same IP protection. The Mavic 3 comes in strong in video quality and battery life with the 2nd highest resolution at 5.1k but 50 FPS vs the Mavic A..
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What do we know about Mavic 3? Below are some of the rumours around what may be includedTwitter user @DealsDrone[1] has leaked some computer generated images of what the Mavic 3 could look like, along with some of the potential specs:4/3" sensor on the main camera1/2" sensor on the second camera7x optical zoom28x digital + optical zoomsupports SSDs up to 1 TB and supports Pro RESOccusync 3 with support up to 15 km in NA, so expect closer to 10 km in UK/EUUSB-C charging45 min flight timeHow valid is this leak? If you look back at the person's previous posts, they posted a drawing of the mavic 3..
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When I heard a new 'Drone-Port' was to be built in Coventry I was very excited. Concept cargo drones such as the 'Sabrewing' pictured below will become reality and take to the skies at some stage during this decade. Electric powered, autonomous and able to take off and land vertically before transitioning to convential flight once airborne will give them endurance, range and efficiency. Over the last five years I have seen loads of articles saying drone deliveries are just round the corner so, hearing that a Drone-Port was to be built I pictured a large site on the edge of an industrial a..
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In all honesty, I have never been interested in flying model aircraft, drones or photography or videography for that matter; so why do I now find myself as the proud owner of a Mavic 2 Pro (commonly referred to as a “flying toaster” by one of my more professional drone colleagues) & why I find myself part way through the completion of my Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) certification?(Incidentally, my colleague flies a drone that weighs about 26Kg – so about the same as a microwave!)The size does not matter - after all, all drones are a bloomin nuisance, just toys and invaders ..
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Below is a quick summary of what the CAA reported on the 21st October 2019 as to what will need to be done in regards to drone regulations.  Who? Everyone who flies a drone above 250 g outside. When? You can register from 5th November 2019, you must be registered by 30th November 2019 onwards. How much? £9 per year. What is FlyerID? A code you need to have on you when flying any drone. To obtain the code you must complete a 20 question multiple choice test every 3 years, you must get at least 16/20 correct. This is free. What is OperatorID? A code you receive after paying £9 every year to..
Coming 1st October 2019[6] the CAA will need to comply with the Government's legislation to implement a drone registration system, it will be mandatory for all people with small unmanned aircraft (SUA) over 250 g to register by the end of November, currently this is set to cost £16.50[1] and will involve an online test, this cost will be finalised in July.Have a look below for common questions and answers.I only fly model aeroplanes, does this new drone law apply to me?Yes, any SUA user, whether it be a model or drone will need to have their SUA registered, and all drone retailers will need to..
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In the past DJI have claimed that their Professional products are modular, but customers have been disappointed when they find out their older drone parts are now useless, for example batteries, propellers, cameras, gimbals and chargers of the Inspire 1 were not at all compatible with the Inspire 2, and all new cameras released for the Inspire 2  were not backwards compatible with the Inspire 1. Customers were also disgruntled when their consumer drone parts cannot be used to reduce the cost of upgrading to a professional level drone - none of the Phantom 4 accessories, camera, remote co..
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A table summary of the basic stats of consumer drone, click through and select the specification on each listing for more infoDroneDJI RYZE TelloYuneec Mantis QDJI SparkYuneec Typhoon HDJI Mavic AirDJI Mavic 2 ZoomDJI Mavic 2 ProDJI P4 Pro V2Price£99.00£449.99£579.00£729.00£769.00£1099.00£1299.00£1589.00Flight time (mins)1333162521313130Max Video Recording Quality720p 30 FPS4k 30 FPS1080p 30 FPS4k 30 FPS4k 30 FPS4k 30 FPS4k 30 FPS4k 60 FPSMax FPS (frames per second)30 FPS at 720p60 FPS at 1080p30 FPS at 1080p120FPS at 1080p120 FPS at 1080p120 FPS at 1080p120 FPS at 1080p120 FPS at 1080pMax sti..
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Drone Scam Sites and how to avoid them - a few tips
We all want the best deal when buying a drone and a quick search online will bring up all sorts of offers with some of them seeming too good to be true. We all love to save a bit of money and seeing a drone for well below the normal retail price can unfortunately sometimes cloud our judgement. It is all too easy to order from a site which appears to be a UK retailer but is in fact not based in the UK at all. What this means is that at worst you will lose all your money and even have your personal details passed on to other scam sites who will then target you with emails and even contact you by..
Flying your Drone Inside a Building
Most drone users would like to fly a drone inside and if you are a commercial operator you may have to sometime or another. All sorts of building have been filmed inside and out with drones for promotional purposes so I would like to go over a few things which you may need to think about. Please note that by inside I mean such places as industrial and commercial premises, factories, churches, museums and wedding venues - not your house. Flying a drone inside is very different to flying one outside and there are some very important things to be aware of so I have made a list below but it is by ..
Flying your Drone at Night
Flying your drone at night is great fun and most drone operators will want to have a go at a night flight at some stage.  Before attempting any flying at night you must be sure your can operate your drone to a high standard and are able to respond safely to certain situations should they arise.  Please see below some points for safe flying but it you are advised to use your own judgement of what you consider to be safe.Before flying at night you should apply all your normal checks and safety precautions which are too numerous to list here but such things as making sure you have set t..
Operations Manual for Leicester Drones
After having received my Permission for Aerial Work PFAW from the Civil Aviation Authority CAA I decided to make my Operations Manual public.  The reason for this to help others see what a completed manual looks like and what is involved in preparing one. This manual contains such information as - Safety and Organisational Layout.  Responsibilities of Pilot in Command.  Aircraft Technical Specifications.  Drone Maintenance Principles and Regime.  Firmware Update Policy.  Flight Planning and Preparation.  Pre-Flight and Post-Flight Tests.  Take Off Proced..
Permission for Commercial Operations
I have finally done my drone test so I can now apply for my Permission for Aerial Work PFAW from the Civil Aviation Authority CAA.  About half my customers are professional drone users such as Aerial Photographers, Wedding Photographers, Surveyors or Estate Agents and they have to have this qualification to be able charge for any work they do which requires a drone. So in order to help them better I decided to get qualified as well. There are 2 ways to get qualified – the first is a week long residential course and the second way is to break the training down into 3 sections and do one at..
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