Drone Aerial Photography is Taking Off

Published December 29, 2016 As technological advances have caused the prices of drones to drop in the past few years, and cameras have become smaller, aerial photography has grown in popularity. Let’s look at what some advanced pilots are capturing with their skills, starting with the most advanced. Indoor aerial photography is dangerous. It’s easy
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Drone Flight Logs: How To Get The Most Out of Them

Published December 20, 2016 Responsible drone owners maintain flight logs. With a flight log, users are able to determine the speed a drone was flying at, its altitude, and much more information. They can also track these statistics in real-time with a ground station. By carefully choosing where to fly and keeping track of statistics,
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Drone Training: Is It Worth the Investment?

Published December 15, 2016 First-time drone pilots without training will almost certainly crash their vehicle. Depending on the damage to the UAV, it might be unfit for further use. Nothing can turn off a budding interest in the hobby faster than a broken drone. To avoid this tragedy, stick with cheaper models (less than $100) or
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Does Size Matter?: The Pros/Cons for Every Drone Size

Published December 13, 2016 A newcomer to the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or “drones” can be intimidated by the number of choices available. Drones come in a wide variety of sizes, and have many different features. For those looking to buy a birthday or holiday gift for a drone enthusiast, it can be
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Drone Inspection and Maintenance Processes

Published December 27, 2016 Over the past decade, many drone hobbyists have learned how to take care of their vehicles through trial and error. When an “error” can mean a drop from hundreds of feet in the air — and a dead drone — this can be a tough lesson. Fortunately, years of experience from
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You Should Try Exploring Nature with Drones

When it comes to preparing for a hike in the great outdoors, few people think to pack a drone. However, there are some compelling reasons to bring one along.

Published December 13, 2016 Drones introduce a world of possibilities to users looking to explore nature.   Exploring with drones is a trend that is growing in popularity. Aerial photography is a well-known use of drones, and some enthusiasts have begun using them to explore nature. Pilots can observe the world through the perspective of
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Drones Can Change the World for the Better

Published December 8, 2016 There are countless ways that drones can be used for philanthropic purposes. They can help with efforts to protect historic areas and endangered species. In times of crisis, they can even be used to rescue people in danger. As noted by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer DJI, drones are being used
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9 Tips For Winter R/C Fun

  Lighter is Better When the temperatures drop it’s imperative to run lighter shock oils and springs. Try running 5-weight lighter oil when the ambient temperature has dropped 15-20 degrees fahrenheit. Your car will handle better and have more traction. Shop Shock Oils     The Compound Matters Softer tire rubber & foam inserts generally
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Mud Whomping R/C Style!

The Axial Racing SCX10 featured in this video looks so real chewing through the mud. If you’ve ever wanted to mud-whomp your scale rig but haven’t this video should push you over the edge. Go out and have some fun and get dirty.
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R/C Farming? Say What?

Clips of R/C farming equipment: tractors, dozers, front loaders, box scrapers etc… are all over the internet.  These mini machines not only look exactly like their full-size versions, but they also do the same work, albeit at a much smaller scale!  Enjoy!
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Have Success With FPV Right Out Of The Gate!

Zipping through the air with a bird’s-eye view of everything below you is exhilarating, which is why FPV (first person view) racing is R/C’s fastest growing sport. Imagine this: Flying 50mph in between giant redwoods or racing in and out of abandoned buildings with a vibrant pilot’s perspective of everything that whizzes by. Although the
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Build A Better Heli In 5 Easy Steps!

  Building a solid machine is as important to 3D flying as the maneuvers themselves. Mechanical failures happen, but many of them can be prevented! Imagine this: You just finished your new bird and it’s ready for its first flight. You take it up in the air and you hear something funny. CRASH! The heli
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Shoot Better Aerial Photography Today!

Most people think shooting amazing aerial photography is easy with modern drones, but they are unfortunately mistaken! The misconception: It’s as simple at taking your new quadcopter drone up in the air and it magically captures incredible photos of sunsets, landmarks and the beautiful earth below on it’s own. If it were only that easy!
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AMain CEO Calls A Few Lucky Customers

AMain Hobbies’ CEO Kendall Bennett wanted to do something different this holiday season and give back to several of AMain’s loyal customers. He decided, why not give them everything on their wish lists. The reactions were priceless and and most of the customers were in shock. 🙂
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8 Great RC Gift Ideas

photo from https://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/5545810212 The holidays are bearing down and its time to start thinking about gifts for your friends and family. RC (radio controlled) vehicles are fun for all ages! Ready-to-run (RTR) cars and trucks, ready-to-fly (RTF) planes, helicopters and DRONES are inexpensive and just take a few minutes to set-up and charge before they’re ready
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