How I won a Drone Race (Avoid Obstacles, Keep Tight)

  Ignore the other racers unless they are in your way, and then just fly like you always do. Avoid the obstacles, keep things tight. You’ll be fine.” “Will you be mad if I lose?”   Anthony’s dad laughed. “Absolutely. I’ll be so mad you’ll be grounded for the rest of your life until you come in first place fifteen times in a row.” Anthony detected the humor in his father’s voice and chuckled as well, the Read More …

I Fixed my Drone After Breaking Prop in Accident Out of Sight

It was on a beautiful day I brought out my drone to fly into the sunny sky. The sun was shining brightly in the sky, and the sky was bereft of clouds, just the blue sky and the mighty star which was the sun shining with fury and burning up the skins of innocent humans.   I had just gotten back from school and had had my lunch, rested and was up for some little time for Read More …

My Custom Drone Exploded and Crashed in a Race

  Drone race had never been so much fun before now before I got myself a custom made racing drone to participate in the upcoming drone racing competition. There was something about a custom-made racing drone, it just so unique and beautiful, powerfully and specially made for you and you alone.   My super motor-blade custom made racing drone arrived today. I was playing the video game at home with my younger brother when the bell rang Read More …

I Flew my Drone at High Speed and Crashed in Alaska

  In Juneau, the capital of Alaska on a warm Sunday afternoon, I set off with my drone to fly over the mountainous terrain of the city. It was a pretty dull day, and I was lonely at home. So, the idea of going out to catch some beautiful outdoor scenes was inviting, and I didn’t ponder on it as it came.   As the thoughts hit me, I pulled out my drone and carried it outside Read More …

I Call my Spark Fly Drone Demitri and Fly in the Forest

  Demetri flew as high as Alex would allow him to go. Sometimes, Demetri was as high as a flock of geese, flying in V-formation as if he were one of them. Other times, Alex would make him stay lower, brushing past gnarled weeds and blossoming flower bushes as if Demetri were a fighter jet.   Of course, Demetri was neither a fighter jet or a goose. He was a Spark Fly drone, purchased for Alex’s 16th Read More …

With my Drone, I Covered 1,800 miles Capturing Videos

I have always been a fan of DRONES, I had read a lot about it and even operated it on a few occasions. There is this group I belong to, a group of nature lovers. We meet and hang out on a quarterly basis, four times a year. So I got my DRONE from my dad, happy and fulfilled. Up till date, it’s the craziest I have felt. On its first flight, I was so careful with Read More …

My First Drone Encounter

I remember the day I first encountered drones. It was a day of the exhibition at an international conference that was held at my University. I came from a rural area with only little idea about technology. I mean the only advanced gadgets I have ever seen in my life was the computer. Still, I knew little to nothing about how to operate it, so it caught me with surprise what I saw at the forum. Let Read More …

I got in Trouble Flying Drone over People at the Beach

I had just got back my DJI Inspire 2 from the engineer after I had broken one of its tractor propellers mistakenly while unpacking it. It’s been just a week, and even though I tried not to get excited before it was ready, I couldn’t see anything else holding me back from taking my drone out for a run on the Miami beach. I had taken my time to understand every law that guided flying drones in Read More …

Learning To Fly A Quadcopter Drone in Miami

Miami has always got a special place in my heart. One day, we received a call that he won’t be coming home as initially scheduled on the fourth day because the exhibition was extended for three more days, which literarily means my days of boredom was increased. I knew I had to find alternatives and make myself at home in the absence of my precious cousin.   I found a drone While searching for stuff in his Read More …

Drone Racing: My Experience at Competitive Flying

Drone to me was a toy; an object of fun and I never had the thought it was ever used for racing until a neighbor challenged me. Because of my “never say die” attitude and my love for fun-filled competition and adventures, I accepted the challenge without having any knowledge about what I put myself into. Although we were planning to have our form of competition and catch fun as much as we can, drone racing in Read More …

I Flew Drone with Video Camera that People Disliked

Phillip had his head buried in the glow of his drone’s video feed monitor. He had just bought a new camera that could also shoot in slow motion, and he wanted nothing more than to try it out. Though he spent more time than he should have on flying his drone, he was smart enough to pass most of his classes without reviewing the “required reading.” That, coupled with the fact that he only had classes on Read More …

I Flew my Custom Quad Rotor Drone on Rainmaker Course

They called the course the rainmaker, and it was my first time experiencing it. It earned its name because, being one of the hardest courses of the season, it gave the winner the most fame and acclaim. Some of the more famous YouTubers had earned their names on the rainmaker, and I aimed to follow their leads. Most of my competition was stretching out their thumbs, but I had come prepared. I had been looking forward to Read More …

Teaching Son to Fly a Drone not as a Toy

The drone was the most expensive toy he had purchased for his son. Being big for a 10-year old meant Austin was still getting used to his strength, and the idea of this new gift being broken after only a couple of days made Chuck sweat a little. The Ghost had four brushless rotors and came with its 1080p action camera. The camera was removable, and the specs were well beyond anything that Austin would need at Read More …

I was Learning to Fly Drone by Videos and Practice

Learning how to fly a drone was one of the most exhilarating things I have ever done in my life. The experience got me thinking I could learn and know how to fly a real helicopter in a short time. The drone was a birthday gift from my uncle in New York City. I had spent some part of my summer holiday with him and worked in his big garage during the duration of my stay. He Read More …

I was in a Drone Race Competition at Frenzied Speed

I was watching some videos clips on how to successfully fix my multirotor drone for the upcoming drone race this week. “All you do is watch those videos and surf the internet. I have not seen you practice with your drone anywhere in the neighborhood!” “That’s the problem, dad,” my voice was low now, “you can’t see me practice here in the neighborhood. I practice at school and with my friends whenever I go out.” “And why Read More …

I used a Drone in the Military

“Then he came to the drone camera’s view again,” I continued. “He began to throw his hands in the air. He was looking distressed. Just as we are about to get close to him, a bullet caught him. The Taliban rebels were chasing him.” That got everyone interested. He must be very important for them to chase him all the way to our territory. “I know what’s going on in your mind,” Nat said to no one Read More …

I went Drone Fishing on the River

I have been fishing quite occasionally before I moved down here, the skills I acquired from the villagers are quite extraordinary. I found out how sophisticated they were with modern fishing gadgets. You would have thought them to be the kind of local people who would not want to have anything to do with sophisticated technology. They taught me how to use the kayak, and it was a pleasant skill to learn. Despite the fact that I Read More …

My Racing Drone was Smoking at High Speed

We were attending the drone racing party together. We know a lot of things could go wrong as it was illegal to fly drones without proper permission from the authority but that was one of the things that made the game fun. At 3:15, we joined the rest of the guys at the beach. The party must have started for a while. Greg and Sam were at the far side chatting away with some other couples. They Read More …

Flying a Drone for Law Enforcement Surveillance

At nightfall, get your drone ready to survey our perimeters. “Oh my God,” I said inside my head. “This is going to be a long night after all.” Unknown to me, I had heard only the easy part of the plan. He went on to tell me that I will need to fly my drone into the store to count the number of hostages and the robbers quickly, and also know their position before the SWAT team Read More …

Local Man Uses Drone in Effort to Spy

Grand Forks, North Dakota – With a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step, proud drone owner C. Edgar Toots happily sets his brand new, fresh out of the box DJI Mavic Drone down on the green grass of the common area at his local park. “I cannot wait to get this baby airborne,” Toots tell us. “Once I get it ninety, maybe a hundred feet in the air, I can really start getting Read More …

How I Crashed My Drone The First Time

It has always been my dream to fly an object in the air, a dream which I had been nurturing from a very young age. It wasn’t a coincidence that my parents were quick to notice the love I have for flying objects. They always came home with clips and documentaries about the aviation industry and received a lot of flying objects as gifts, some which I still have in my room up till date. For a Read More …