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Why Are Prop Guards Important?

Jakob Cross Drone Propeller UAV

Whilst a drone can easily fly without them, propeller guards are a safe-piloting essential. Many people see little relevance in them, but in the event of a crash they can vitally reduce both direct and collateral damage. Most drones, especially those from DJI, are shipped with these circular plastic pieces that clip around the blades, however they are usually neglected in the box. While propellers are not sharp and do not seem dangerous, when they are spinning 1000s of times per minute they can deeply wound someone- or even sever a hand! The guards prevent this, as they create a...

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DJI Mavic Pro vs DJI Phantom 4

Jakob Cross Drones

The iconic DJI Phantom is likely the most famous quadcopter ever, its shape and design have been renowned since its release in 2013. The Phantom’s 4th edition however, may be one of the last, as the new Mavic Pro from DJI takes flight and begins the chase to be ‘king of drones’. The most obvious difference between the two is size. The Mavic was built to be compact- 2x lighter and 4x smaller than the Phantom 4. With batteries, the Phantom weighs in at a hefty 1380g when compared to the 743g Mavic. However, small & light isn’t always better,...

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The Queen is talking about Drones!

Joanna Harris

 Are you prepared for the new drone legislation in the UK? The UK’s rules for flying drones are to be regulated with new measures announced by The Queen this week. The Queen has announced this week; that drone safety is at the forefront of modernising the UK’s economy. With new legislations being announced for safe drone flying, qualified pilots and hobbyists need to be one step ahead to ensure they comply with upcoming new flying laws. The Modern Transport Bill will also seek to set the framework for the UK’s first spaceport “paving the way for commercial spaceflight and drone...

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Is Drone Racing this Decade's Extreme Sport?

Joanna Harris

Drone Racing is currently on-trend and fast becoming the new extreme sport for youngsters.  Luke Bannister from the UK has just bagged himself 1st place with a prize of $250,000 in the recent Drone Grand Prix in Dubai.  Luke is 15!      Drone Racing is set to be this decade’s trend in extreme sport and especially attractive to the younger generation; as Skate Boarding was to a 15-year-old Tony Hawk in the 80’s/90’s and how Snow Boarding was to Shaun White at the age of 13 in the 90’s/00’s.   We can predict big sponsorship deals and role model status...

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UAV Monkey Take Safety Seriously

Joanna Harris

UAV Monkey Promotes  safe flying with all products UAV Monkey pride themselves on taking standard consumer drones and adding safety features to give the pilot better orientation and safer flights. What follows is a beginners prompt to flying safely. Once you have the basics right, you can then progress to gaining your Permission for Aerial Work (PFAW) certification. We are aware of several instances where new pilots have been injured by their own drones,  but even more worrying is the lack of due diligence required to safeguard members of the public in the vicinity of the pilot. You have a...

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