World’s Best Drone Motor Teardown – What brand can you count on?

By |October 27th, 2016|

Choosing the world's best drone motor was no easy feat.  Over the last five years, hobby grade components and ready to fly solutions (RTF) originally targeted for fun have been forced to grow in scale to [...]

DJI Mavic Pro – Pocket sized Brilliance

By |September 27th, 2016|

Until now it hasn't exactly been easy to film yourself doing anything. Sure you can snap a selfie with your phone or hand it off to a stranger for a quick pic, but what if [...]

FAA Part 107 or Section 333 Exemption?

By |August 29th, 2016|

There is a lot of confusion around the new Part 107 and the 333 exemption that many pilots may already have or were recently granted. Many are wondering if the 333 is now obsolete. The [...]

FAA Part 107 Takes Effect August 29th, 2016

By |August 29th, 2016|

CATS testing centers around the country were opened to eager commercial drone pilots looking to get their FAA Part 107 certificate. I personally took the test myself on the East Coast and will be discussing [...]

FAA Part 107 Study Guide

By |August 19th, 2016|

The FAA Part 107 study guide is available for download. If you are planning on taking the Part 107 test in September, you're probably starting to feel the pre-test jitters. Our previous post included a [...]

LA Drone School Advanced Cinema Workshop

By |August 11th, 2016|

Those of you who have listened to the Multirotor Podcast know that I'm dedicated to teaching drones.  The dronelife podcast focuses even more on the technical side but I didn't stop there. I've wanted to [...]


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