We have been more and more impressed with the Freefly Systems heavy-lift drones designed specifically to carry the heaviest and most expensive digital cinema cameras on the market. When is comes to high-quality, industrial strength professional equipment Freefly is hard to beat. The ALTA line consists of the ALTA 6 and the brand new ALTA 8. These multi-rotor copters have been diligently designed to be compact, reliable, powerful and precise confidently lifting payloads ranging from 15 to 20-pounds. Not only can they lift these high payloads but they do so with a great deal of control and efficiency achieving flight times of over 10:00-minutes at gross-weight and well beyond that with less weight with industry leading useful load capacities. Other features include: automatic data logging, quick release mounts, weather resistant enclosures, top (SkyView) and bottom camera mounting placement. The ALTA […]
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With talk of China’s slowing economy and talks of a trade war between China and the US intensifying, The Cam Critic decided to take a look at the state of consumer drone manufacturing in each country to see who is currently on top. The answer may surprise you… Note: In order to enlarge the infographic, click it once, then click the “enlarge icon”, which looks like for arrows pointing outward. Thanks The Cam Critic for a great infographic! Find out more on the Drone industry at our FLYSAFE | Las Vegas event. Click Here to learn more!
The AMA has been supporting hobbyist since 1935! Their continued support is helping the FAA find a neutral ground for the new laws they want need to put in place for commercial “drones”. Interesting article posted from the AMA. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has released a detailed analysis of the data alluded to in the FAA’s August 12 press release, “Pilot Reports of Close Calls with Drones Soar in 2015.” A close examination of the 764 records reveals a more complex picture of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)activity in the United States than initial headlines suggested. There are military crashes and a UFO sighting in the data. Only a fraction of the records were legitimately reported “close calls”and “near misses.” Some didn’t involve drones at all.AMA’s analysis, “A Closer Look at the FAA’s Drone Data,” was included in Monday morning’s USA Today: “Drone hobbyists find flaws in […]
FLYSAFE is excited to see one of its sponsors, Yuneec partner with Intel! The growing company has proven itself as a competitor to the leading DJI company. Intel Corp. has invested more than $60 million into Yuneec International Co., a Shanghai-based drone and aerospace company, as a broad range of technology companies investigate the possible commercial uses of unmanned aircraft. Venture capitalists and companies are investing in drone technology on the expectation that unmanned aerial vehicles will prove beneficial for consumers and industrial customers. Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. are developing drones to deliver products to consumers. Yuneec’s Chinese rival SZ DJI Technology Co. raised $75 million from Accel Partners in May. “At Intel we believe in a smart and connected world. And one of the best ways to bring that smart and connected world to everyone and everywhere has been drones,” […]
FLYSAFE is once again headed to beautiful and exciting Las Vegas, November 13-15 for the ultimate hands-on drone training event of the year! Join over 150 others to experience the industries most in-depth and rigorous training and certification in just 3-Days time. You will learn and hear from some of the biggest leaders including, UAV Experts, The Academy of Model Aeronautics, Go Professional Cases, Yuneec, Copter Kids LLC, Atlanta Hobby, Mad Labs Industries, ThunderPower, and many more! The EXPO experience open each day gives everyone the opportunity to meet face to face with the top distributors, manufactures, and producers from across the entire industry. They will help you understand what applications are best for you, answer questions and provide you with professional expertise unlike any other opportunity. Complementary computer flight simulators are available all three days of the event for students […]
By demand of our customers a new ticket is available, Only $499! This ticket includes everything except the UAV Ground School (UAVGS can be purchased seperatley at the event). Chicago is an opportunity we want to be available for everyone. With new sponsors and speakers this will be the most knowledge filling weekend of your life! Below you will see some of the amazing speakers, sponsors, and prizes available to you at Chicago! Bring a friend and join the FLYSAFE Community. It is with great excitement that we are able to announce a new FLYSAFE partner who will be joining us at the Chicago event at the end of July! Josh and Austin will both be at the event to present, meet and greet, and of course to do some flying! These guys have a wealth of knowledge and experience that is […]
Check out this new article featured in RotorDrone Magazine – May/June Edition written by Patrick Sherman of the Roswell Flight Test Crew on the most recent sold out FLYSAFE training event in Atlanta! FLYSAFE will be hosting its next drone training and certification event in Chicago, IL July 31st – August 2nd, 2015. The event will feature leading manufactures, distributors and industry professionals such as Trent Palmer of Copter Kids, The Roswell Flight Test Crew, Cliff Whitney of UAV Experts, GoProfessional Cases, Mad Lab Industries and many more. Join this select group of FLYSAFE graduates who have become UAV/sUAS certified drone operators in just 3-days! Tickets are available by Clicking Here. Subscribe to RotorDrone Magazine for just $14.95!
DJI continues to produce incredible products that create an opportunity for everyone to enjoy flying. As they evolve you can see their purpose in developing a brand that’s known for creating the “Next Best Thing at an Affordable Price”. Well, now to our thoughts on the Phantom 3! Quick Thoughts The marketing on this unit is very convincing. They clearly have invested a good amount into presenting the Phantom 3 to their target audience! A slick website with pretty pictures make this unit very appealing. The Phantom 3 is a big upgrade considering the cost of a Phantom 2. Why do I say that? The Phantom 2 with a Zenmuse gimbal, DJI downlink, reference monitor, and GoPro 4 cost you around $2,000. The Phantom 3 comes with all of that for $1,259. (you can use your phone as a monitor) FlySafe Thoughts We love to see DJI taking […]
There is still time to review and publicly comment on the FAA’s sUAS NPRM. Whether you agree or disagree with the proposed rules please take the time to comment and weigh in on the matter. The AMA has also provided a template (see below) to use in your comment that specifically addresses several key issues regarding the classification of model aircraft, manufactures and FPV operations. The below transcript is republished from the Academy of Model Aeronautics. On February 23, 2015, the FAA published its proposed regulations for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This began a 60-day period during which the public can comment on the proposed regulations. When finalized, the proposed rules would become the safety regulations for operating small, non-recreational, unmanned aircraft. In accordance with the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (the AMA […]
We want to extend a big congratulations to the largest FLYSAFE graduating class to date, Class V! The Atlanta UAV training event was a huge success with over 107 students from across the country in attendance, many new vendors in the expo and several new industry professionals on stage. It would not have been possible without the great help and support from our sponsors; Go Professional Cases, Jeti USA Systems, Troy Built Models, Atlanta Hobby, The Roswell Flight Test Crew, UAV Experts, Thunder Power RC, UAVGS, Esprit Model the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Copter Kids and the Georgia Model Aviators. The event was led off on Friday by founder Charles Eide welcoming the class as the largest to date and sharing with them the enormous UAV/sUAS “Drone” opportunity that sits before them as this industry is poised for exponential growth now and in the […]