We knew that drones could go fast, but not this fast. Here’s some grainy first-person footage from flyer Patrick Gaborik’s incredibly fast miniquadcopter, which has been tracked at speeds up to 145 mph. The noise the motors make sound like it’s going to rip itself apart.
This tiny drone is designed to make racing easy for beginners, offering up high-speed flight, but with easy-to-use controls. It streams a 720p live video feed to your smartphone via Wi-Fi, offers 3 flying speeds, and automates flips and rolls for easy showboating.
A while back, we watched CaseyNeistat hang from a drone that lifted him off the ground, but this feat is even more impressive, as Aerones used their 28-propellor drone to lift skydiver Ingus Augstkalns from a tower to a height of ~1082 ft before he lept off. (Thanks Einarr!)
Watch the season fade in and out over a farm in this short and sweet time-lapse. Photographer Will Strathmann shot the footage intermittently from 2015 to 2017. He tried his best to fly his drone on the same path then aligned the clips to pull off the transitions.
Airvada is working on a drone with inflatable arms for ease of transport. The Diodon’s appendages can be inflated or deflated in just a minute. Its electronics are housed in a waterproof case for added durability. The drone will come in different sizes for various payloads.
(PG-13 Language) Paul Trillo teamed up with Aerobo to create this dark and dizzying short film in which a group of neighbors debate how to handle an unstable man who appears in their cul-de-sac. Incredibly, the entire film was shot in a single take using a drone.
Autel Robotics‘ top-rated X-Star drone matches the DJI Phantom 4 spec for spec, but for much less money. It packs a 4K/30 camera, a 3-axis gimbal, a 25m flight time, dual GPS/GLONASS navigation, and the ability to control and view flight from up to 1.2 miles away.
Researchers at EPFL looked to the soft wings of insects to create a drone that could solve one of their biggest problems. Its frame is made of 0.2mm fiberglass, which makes it soft and flexible. The rotors attach to the electronics with magnetic joints for added resilience.
Between the powerful Phantom 4 Pro and the portable Mavic, DJI arguably makes some of the best photography drones on the market. Now, one lucky contest entrant will win their choice of either drone. Just drop by The Awesomer Shop now for your chance to win. (Ends 2/8/17)
Drop by The Awesomer Shop for a chance to win a set of three awesome Propel Star Wars drones. One lucky winner will go home with T-65 X-Wing Starfighter, TIE Advanced X1 Starfighter, and 74-Z Speeder Bike quadcopters valued at over $700 total. (Ends 2/7/17)
When you think about it, a drone is basically a tiny helicopter with multiple blades, so why not build a huge drone capable of puling or lifting a human? Recently, Casey Neistat and his friends put together just that, then headed to Finland’s Santa Claus Village for a little snowboarding.
The biggest challenge with most reasonably priced drones is that they’re hard to fly. Yuneec’s Breeze a 4K video quadcopter offers five automated flight modes to help you get the aerial shot you want without being an expert pilot. For a limited time save $100 at BestBuy.
At first glance at the crazy flying lounger in this video, we figured it was the work of Colin Furze. Sadly, the awesome hovering hammock is just a well-executed VFX trick in a commercial for Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer. All we can say is: Your move, Furze.