For aviation safety reasons, there are strict limits on how high you can fly a drone. But the guys at IronMan FPV got special permission from local authorities to take their DJI FPV drone to an altitude of 4500 meters – or nearly 15,000 feet. They put it into a freefall at around 3:13 to save battery on the way back down.
Engineers from China’s Zhejiang University have programmed a swarm of drones to autonomously avoid notoriously difficult obstacles without pre-mapping the area. In this video, the swarm flies through a densely-packed bamboo forest, and then show off their ability to follow a human target. More here.
Following a fast-moving mountain bike rider through a narrow urban downhill course poses some serious challenges. In this video, you’ll see how the Dutch Drone Gods pulled off one of the most epic FPV shots ever, chasing MTB rider Tomas Slavic at the Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo race. (Thanks, Patrick!)
If you’re going to take a tour of Ohio’s National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, it might as well be from the air, right? Well, thanks to NURK FPV, we can take a first-person drone flight through the museum’s awesome collection of aviation marvels without having to leave home.
Aerial videography and photography website AirVūz has announced the winner of its 2021 Drone Video of the Year competition. FPV drone pilot Reme Morales teamed up with editor Preston Chen to create this dizzying cinematic flight reel which we recommend watching on the biggest screen you can get your eyes on.
One place on our travel bucket list is Zambia, Africa’s Victoria Falls. While we’ve yet to visit the falls, drone pilot and photographer Christoph Benfey got us closer to this world wonder than we’ll ever get in person. Shot with a GoPro HERO10 Black camera on an Armattan Marmotte drone frame using DJI’s FPV system.
Grab a great deal on a duo of camera drones, each equipped with a 4K UHD camera. Both the Alpha Z PRO and Flying Fox have wide-angle cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 6-axis gyroscope for smooth flying. The Flying Fox offers a longer flying time and one-key return functionality.
FPV drone pilot Tony Catapano aka Tonnoz takes us on a flight through the twisty and turny art installation known as Tiger and Turtle. Located in Duisburg, Germany, the interactive sculpture allows visitors to walk along its undulating staircase like a human rollercoaster. It’s especially awesome lit up at night.
This mini drone is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand and is easy to fly. Its 6-axis gyroscopic control system ensures stable flight, and it has automatic take-off, landing, flip, and altitude hold functions. A built-in 720p camera can capture video of your flight. A limited-time deal from The Awesomer Shop.
A paramotor is a single-person flying machine with a parachute wing to keep it aloft and a large fan to propel it. Aviation buff Peter Sripol wanted to see if it was possible to create a version powered by a bunch of individual drone motors instead, and as you can see from the thumbnail, he succeeded. It’s insanely loud though.
While exploring the jungles of Venezuela, photographer and drone pilot Ellis van Jason visited Angel Falls. While there, he captured some spectacular and dizzying FPV footage of the 3121 foot-tall natural wonder, which holds the record for the tallest waterfall on the planet.
Get up and flying in minutes with this bargain-priced 4K drone. The Stealth Dragon Pro can automatically hold its altitude and returns to home with a single button press. Its app provides real-time video over Wi-Fi for a first-person perspective on your flight. Save 40% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
Drone pilot Johnny FPV takes us on an exhilirating off-road journey through the King of the Hammers desert in Johnson Valley, California. Throughout this epic one-shot clip, he stays hot on the tails of SxS racing champions Seth Quintero and Mitch Guthrie Jr.
A precision FPV drone takes us on a tour of MMA fighter and whiskey maker Conor McGregor’s Black Forge Inn, weaving between bartenders and into the kitchen to get us up close and personal with the bar, located in Conor’s Dublin 12 neighborhood. (Thanks, Patrick!)
Photographer Alexander Ladanivskyy worked with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism to secure permission to fly a drone above the Great Pyramid of Giza, capturing incredible top-down views of this architectural wonder. Be sure to flip through the Instagram gallery for the zoomed-in shots of the bricks at the very top.
With the help of Tac Gas, drone pilot NURK FPV had the rare opportunity to visit an abandoned gas and oil platform. There, he zigged and zagged his aerial camera through the rusted out facility, capturing some fascinating and truly unique visuals. The over-water footage had us hanging on for dear life.
This compact drone folds up small so that you can toss it in your backpack. It’s easy to fly – offering one-button take-off and landing and a fixed altitude hover feature. Choose from four options: no camera, 480p, 1080p, and 4K. Save an extra 20% through 6.20.2021 with code WELOVEDAD in The Awesomer Shop.
As pilot Benoit Finck’s drone emerges from the clouds over Normandy, France, it descends into the ancient castle atop the island of Mont Saint-Michel, then flies through the structure and its surroundings, giving us a fantastic first-person view courtesy of his GoPro HERO8 camera.
This palm-sized quadcopter has a built-in 4k camera and the ability to send real-time images to your phone via wi-fi. It offers a 6-axis gyroscope and altitude-hold mode for stable flight and automatically returns to where it started with one click. Save 46% in The Awesomer Shop.
Twin cities’ drone pilot Jay Christensen previously wowed us with an awesome flight through a bowling alley. Now he’s taken his aerial acrobatics inside of the Mall of America, zooming past storefronts and through its indoor amusement park to chase a group of rollerbladers celebrating the return of the Mighty Ducks to the ice.
Omni Hoverboards is working on a flying machine that allows pilots to take to the skies while standing atop a drone. In this clip, you’ll get a look at one such flying machine they showed during a Japanese TV show that imagines what sort of technology Doraemon might bring back from the future.
The soon-to-be-released Skydio 2 drone is supposed to be capable of automatically tracking and following subjects in challenging situations. Warped Perception got his hands on an early unit of the autonomous flyer to see just how good it is at tracking and avoiding obstacles, and the results are very impressive.
The guys at Hacksmith Industries have been building out a collection of replica armor and props inspired by The Mandalorian. Among them is a version of Grogu’s floating cradle. The trick to making it hover is that it’s basically a lightweight aluminum drone with a vinyl skin.