NEW RELEASE: Zero Tech UAV Professional Use Octocopter


I has the pleasure of talking with Steve Klindworth, owner of, yesterday about their new heavy-lift octocopter that is designed for professional photography and video production use.  At just over $10,000 this is not a model for the average hobbyist, but when you look at all of the features that they are packing into this model, I can see ... Read More »

OFF THE GRID: Whale Watching From A Multirotor


This amazing video was captured by Eric Sterman and posted on Vimeo.  All footage was taken 100ft+ away from whale, used a zoomed lens from Ragecams. Eric used a Dronefly and GoPro Hero 3+ to catch these beautiful whales enjoying the ocean over three separate days on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. While Eric filmed from land, the whales ranged ... Read More »

OFF THE GRID: Drone Hits Athlete… Let’s Talk About It…

Drone Attacks Athelete

This is not new news, as it happened 9am Sunday in the land down under, but according to all the reports I read as well as the photos that I saw, it looks like a hexcopter crashed into an athlete at an Australian triathlon.  The photos I saw, the “drone” looks to be a DJI Flamewheel 550 (or some clone ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: New Film and Television Production Multirotors on the Market – Mid-Atlantic Multirotor, Inc.


I just got back from the Toledo Show, also known as the Weak Signals show, this past weekend and there was definitely a large  multirotor presence this year. I had the pleasure of spending quite a bit of time with two great guys; Lou Galzerano and Johnny Beavers, the owners of Mid-Atlantic Multirotor, Inc. (  They design and manufacture very ... Read More »



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OFF THE GRID: Awesome Video Using DJI Zenmuse H3-2D and GoPro – AF Canyon Aerials


By Erick Royer There are tons of videos on the internet shot from multirotors, too many to watch them all.  But every once and a while I come across a video that is exceptional. A friend sent me this video that was shot by Ryan Voight using a DJI Phantom with a DJI H3-2D Zenmuse gimbal. His camera is a ... Read More »

OFF THE GRID: The Autonomous Tarot T960

MRP mode waypoints 2 WEB

By Erick Royer Last night was pretty epic for my good friend, and fellow contributor, Petr Hejl as it was the maiden autonomous flight of his new Tarot T960 Hexcopter.  Petr’s Tarot features the new DJI A2 controller, FPV for the pilot, a DJI IOSD and he has a DJI Zenmuse Z15 gimbal that he will be using for a ... Read More »

OFF THE GRID: The Quadcopter Dentist… What???

Quadcopter Dentist

Everyday multirotors are making the media… Drones are doing bad things all the time! I am always on the hunt for some neat, funny, unique (and safe) applications for multirotors.  Tonight I came across this video.  Young Adam has a tooth that needs to come out.  It’s funny how much things change over time.  When I was younger they would ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: The World’s Smallest Quad Now Comes In White

Estes Proto-X White

Meet the Proto-X with the all-new white body. Not only is it the world’s smallest quadcopter, it’s also one of the world’s lightest! The 1.8″ x 1.8″ Proto-X is tiny; ideal for indoor flying – and it weighs only four-tenths of an ounce. Bright, built-in LEDs make it easy to see the Proto-X in low-light conditions. A 2.4GHZ radio not ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: HobbyKing Uncovered


There are a lot of opinions and misconceptions about HobbyKing floating around the internet and over that last year, specifically, we have been working closer with key people in the company to better understand the workings of this entity that has had such an impact on the industry in such a short amount of time. We decided to take a ... Read More »