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Walkera QR X350 PRO Motor Failure

Drone Crash: Walkera QR X350 Pro Motor Failure at about 400ft

I’m trying to test out the drone and see what it can do so I can write a full review for you guys but it doesn’t help if the motor fails on my Walkera QR X350 Pro at about 400 feet and drops to the ground. I just wanted to share this slight hiccup we just had today.  We’ve sent an email to Walkera to try and work out what could have possibly caused this failure but that still doesn’t help when we have a snapped landing gear and Walkera G-2D Gimbal camera mount. Here the video for your amusement.  Skip to the end if you just want to see the failure and the drone drop from the skies.

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Walkera QR X350 Pro Test Flight

Watch our Walkera QR X350 Pro Drone Quadcopter Test Flights

This is something completely new to me, but boy is it fun.  While I work on a full review of various Quadcopters or drones, I wanted to share some of my quick test flight videos.  These were capture with a GoPro Hero 4 Silver mounted to G-2D Walkera Gimbal on the bottom of a Walkera QR X350 Pro.   I hope you enjoyed these and stay tuned for more amazing drone reviews, videos and test flights. If your interested in doing a little more research yourselves, but sure to check out the manufacturers list we’ve been putting together.

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Drones filmed the Sydney fireworks

Happy New Year: Drones filmed the Sydney fireworks for the first time

Happy New Year to all our readers! As the 1st of January 2015 ticks over around the world, spectacular celebrations have commenced, many involving copious amounts of fireworks. One of the stalwart sources of amazing fireworks displays (and I feel I can say this without seeming biased) is Sydney, Australia, who’s fireworks display is typified by the launching of walls of fire from the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. While this display is typically filmed with more conventional methods, like helicopters and blimps, this year, drones filmed the Sydney fireworks, some of which were up to 1000 ft above Sydney Harbour. Check out some of the amazing footage in the video below: It’s impressive stuff, particularly the couple of shots that were taken by drones from basically inside or very close to the explosion of fireworks – I’m pretty sure one drone was hit too from the looks of it. This was all made possible by Rotor ...

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DJI Phantom 2

The Beginners List of Drone / Quadcopter Manufacturers

While researching Quadcopter for our creative marketing agency, I’ve been compiling a list of Quadcopter manufacturers.  This is not yet a concise list, but it does provide a great start for anyone looking to purchase Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Quadcopter / Drone platforms.  We will try to add to this list as new manufacturers are found. Here’s the list so far (In alphabetical order) : 3D Robotics (3DR) 3D Robotics are a professional drone manufacturer creating more than simply a hobby flying machine.  They produce autonomous drones with GPS waypoint planning and much much more. 3D Robotics Homepage: http://3drobotics.com Blade Blade is owned by Horizon Hobby, LLC and manufactures the Blade range of Quadcopters.  They offer some enhanced features such as SAFE to make flying their craft easier and safer and various software systems to smooth out the flight of their Quadcopters.  From helicopters to multi-prop drones, Blade has many options ...

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X PlusOne Title

X PlusOne Ariel Drone is Vertical Hovering and X-Wing Horizontal Speed King that goes 60 mph

The world is going drone crazy and every man and his dog is coming out with the next best Quadcopter. With companies such as Google working on their own projects and Amazon talking about using drones as a delivery mechanism, It’s understandable why. There’s a new guy on the block called xCraft who have come up with a pretty cool looking Quadcopter that also acts a high speed forwarding flying X-Wing type vehicle.  Think X-Wings in Starwars. The X PlusOne as it’s called, is now on Kickstarter and they are hoping to raise $50,000 to bring the X PlusOne to market. The X PlusOne is a revolutionary hybrid drone that combines the ability for both stabilized hover and remarkably fast forward flight that could be used to perform high speed flyovers for some fairly dramatic video footage. At its core the X PlusOne is a revolutionary hybrid.  It combines multi-rotor ...

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WLToys V959 Quadcopter

Choosing The Best Quadcopter Drone for Beginners or Kids

If you’re anything like me you’ll be doing a lot of research this holiday season finding the best value and quality products for those family gifts.  This season, one of my kids has asked Santa for a Quadcopter.  I’ve never flown a Quadcopter but I have played around with some of the cheap remoter controlled helicopters available.  One of the big issues with gifts like these is weighing up the pros and cons.  Do you buy a cheap Quadcopter because you know it’s probably going to get crashed and damaged or do you get something that will last longer and has plenty of spare parts available for repairs. If you’d tried anything remote controlled that flies, you’ll know that they are not the easiest toys to control, especially the cheaper ones.  Paying extra usually means the flyers have better controls and self-stabilization sensors, which also means they are easier to ...

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