Drones and Desert Dust Devils!

Had some fun flying the new Panasonic EVA1 Camera in the Mojave desert. 

The DJI M600 did remarkably well in the desert dust devils. With winds gusting to 30MPH, having the super lightweight EVA1 as a payload helped out tremendously! Looking forward to flying this camera a lot more in the future. 

Here's a BTS clip of the M600 taking off in a giant gust!


Here is the final product, Near to Superstition by Director/DP Elle Schneider

 

 

FAA Guidelines: Part 107

The new addition to the FAA guidelines promises big changes for the future of commercial droning. This part is intended to simplify and streamline the licensing process, increase safety of operators, technicians, and bystanders, and broaden the abilities of drone operators.  

Our friends over at Skyward have compiled a handy summary, comparing the 333 Exemption to the new part 107.  Click the photo below to check it out!
 

The FAA's most recent guidelines will no longer require that a commercial drone operator hold a pilot's license 

The FAA's most recent guidelines will no longer require that a commercial drone operator hold a pilot's license 

Building Bertha

prototyping and retrofitting 


The parts for our new heavy lift drone are finally here! 

We've spent the last few weeks prototyping the main hub for our new custom-built X8 octocopter frame. The original center plates are not designed with enough space to accommodate our KDE Direct ESCs, so we had to form a slightly larger core to fit them in. The new plates design will also allow Anderson Powerpole connectors to be hard mounted to the plate, making connecting the motor wires a cinch.