Drones vs. RC Helicopters: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated November 5th, 2019
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Remote control helicopters have been around much longer than multicopters — what most people refer to as ‘drones’ — have. But they are not as widely known as their more illustrious cousins. Any unmanned aerial vehicle that flies without the benefit of a pilot in the cockpit would qualify as a drone. And that includes […]

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Drones vs RC Planes: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated November 5th, 2019
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There’s a bunch of RC planes available on the market today, and you may be wondering how they differ from drones. Or maybe you’re trying to decide which of them to buy for yourself or as a gift? Whatever the case may be, look no further. It’s time to clear away the confusion and show […]

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DJI Mavic Mini Review: The Most Exciting Drone Release to Date?

Last Updated November 5th, 2019
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DJI has released another budget-friendly drone that has all the basic needs of aspiring filmmakers on board. The Mavic Mini, as the name implies, is one of the new players in the pocket drone market. Some might infer that the Mavic Mini’s petite size was designed to improve portability and performance — and they aren’t […]

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Drones and Privacy: What You Need to Know

Last Updated November 13th, 2019
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As drones become more affordable, you can expect to see them more often — zipping across the skyline in your neighborhood or maybe even over your house. Given the many opportunities that come with drones for various different uses and industries, they’re exciting a lot of people. But what would you think if a drone […]

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DJI Mavic Pro Review: Ageing Like a Fine Wine?

Last Updated November 1st, 2019
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DJI: a name you frequently hear when you ask drone veterans and enthusiasts about what brand to buy. They have rightfully earned this reputation; the quality of drones they have been pushing out over the past couple of years has been nothing short of stellar. Speaking of something that came out a couple of years […]

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Where Can I Fly My Drone? Are Drones Illegal?

Last Updated November 13th, 2019
A 'no drones permitted' sign in front of a mountain
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Drones have evolved from a niche hobby for geeks to become mainstream, all in the space of a few years. And with each passing year they become more popular as their capabilities continue to evolve and they are incorporated across several industries. Regulators have not failed to notice the trend. Drone laws continue to evolve […]

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Are Drones Legal in the US?

Last Updated November 13th, 2019
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There are almost 1.3 million registered drones in the United States of America, and more than 116,000 registered drone operators. There is also likely to be a huge number of unregistered zones in the country and all these add to the recognized need for drone regulations. Drone regulations keep us safe, while we try to […]

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Are Drones Legal in the UK & Ireland?

Last Updated November 1st, 2019
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The number of drones in the air keeps increasing year on year. Likewise, the fear that they might one day become a hazard and cause a risk to public safety keeps growing. A number of drone laws in the UK are therefore being rolled out to cope with the growing popularity of these flying devices […]

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What Are the Drone Laws in India?

Last Updated November 1st, 2019
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Flying a drone in India is considered legal. But there are few laws that make India unique and you must take note of them. That way, you don’t fly afoul of the law and get into trouble. Special Travel Considerations Foreigners are not allowed to fly drones in India. This means no selfie shots from […]

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What Are the Drone Laws in Australia?

Last Updated November 1st, 2019
A drone shot of Sydney harbour and the opera house
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Flying a drone is legal in Australia, but there are rules you should abide by in order not to run into trouble with the authorities. If you are thinking of travelling all the way down south to fly your drone, you could channel any questions you have directly to Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). […]

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