DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 | That’s new!

DJI fans were waiting long for an update of the most famous series of drones, the Phantom series. And today, without fuss and hype, DJI published its new model: the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. I briefly summarized what the new drone can(‘t) do.

The expectations were gigantic, just as the requirements.
Whenever DJI, the worlds largest manufacturer of camera drones, announces a new model, it means innovations and new exciting technology paired with significant enhancements.
Maybe that’s the reason why the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 was published quietly. No live event, not even a prominent press release.
The new DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is an update of the so-far most advanced model.
Not more, not less. Whoever expects more, will be disappointed.
The drone features, like its predecessor, a 1-Inch 4K camera that records (in the highest resolution) with up to 60FPS. That’s not news.
DJI though installed new ESCs and propellers to make the drone quieter by 4dB, that’s approximately 60%.
In times of anxious neighbors, this is quite relevant for stress and troublefree flights.

Next to that, the new controller, that can either be used with a smartphone or can be bought with an incredibly bright display (1.000 NITS), now features OcuSync, a new transmission system.
The DJI goggles for immersive FPV flights can now wirelessly be connected to the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 (you should know, that the DJI Mavic Pro can already be used wirelessly with the Goggles since a while).
And that’s already it with big news and improvements.
Unfortunately, DJI neither installed a new camera nor did they improve the anti-collision sensors, nor did the battery life change.
But we should not forget that the DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone is a leading drone when it comes to ease of use and camera quality already now, even though the new model’s features seem to be quite disappointing.
If you are in general interested in upgrading to the DJI Phantom 4 series or if you want to buy the latest drone with a great camera aboard, then the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is worth being taken into consideration.

Drone Laws in Kentucky

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Kentucky Though it hasn’t officially open yet, drone users in Henderson, …

The post Drone Laws in Kentucky appeared first on Dronethusiast.

Intel Finding New Jobs for Their Drones Outside of the Spotlight

Intel Corp. drones have played some big roles in regard to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Bellagio Hotel’s famous fountains in Las Vegas, and even Coachella, the arts and music festival. Intel Corp. drones are responsible for the amazing Shooting Star show, which is a modern, technical twist on our average fireworks. Now, however, Intel …

The post Intel Finding New Jobs for Their Drones Outside of the Spotlight appeared first on Dronethusiast.

FAA Preparing for Automated Authorized Real-Time Drone Flight

The FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program has begun their beta testing phase, currently being implemented incrementally across the United States of America. Since November of last year, 2017, a prototype of the system has been placed in 44 airports. The majority of these prototypes can be found at the Minneapolis ARTCC. …

The post FAA Preparing for Automated Authorized Real-Time Drone Flight appeared first on Dronethusiast.

DJI and EENA Launches Program for Emergency Drones

The Chinese drone manufacturer, DJI, along with the European Emergency Number Association, EENA, have recently announced that they are working on a joint pilot project together for the purpose of using drones for European emergency services. This will be the second partnership between DJI and EENA thus far. What Lies Ahead in the Near Future …

The post DJI and EENA Launches Program for Emergency Drones appeared first on Dronethusiast.

Extraordinary Lake Garda’s Floating Cycle Path Captured by Drone

Footage taken from a drone’s point of view has given us a gorgeous insight into the progress that is currently going into the 140km, or 87 miles, cycling path project in Italy around their largest lake, the Lake Garda. Italy receives up to an average of 220,000 visitors for cycling each year, which excites this …

The post Extraordinary Lake Garda’s Floating Cycle Path Captured by Drone appeared first on Dronethusiast.

What’s The Best Tablet for DJI Mavic? – Dronethusiast Explains!

When the DJI Mavic was released this year, it created quite a stir: It is a much sleeker and compact unit than the Phantom 4: Users raved about Its smaller shell, and technical upgrades that really packed a punch. It was a release in the drone world that people loved because it can capture high-quality …

The post What’s The Best Tablet for DJI Mavic? – Dronethusiast Explains! appeared first on Dronethusiast.

5 Best Remote Control Spy Drones for 2018 – Review of RC Spy Quadcopters

Using a remote controlled spy drone may be a conversation that is somewhat controversial, but as long as you’re staying within your the law’s legal limits, you’ll be just fine. Spy drones aren’t exactly used as tools to spy on people, but they can be used to survey your property, for example.

While using an RC spy drone might have you turning your head to look at something else, don’t do that yet. Just because it’s a spy drone doesn’t mean it has nothing else to offer! Besides, drones considered to be spy drones often have some of the best specs. That, or they have a lot to offer in other areas you may be interested in.

Either way, in this review we’ll be going over my favorite spy drone picks. Hopefully, you find one you like and make a purchase. They’re often great for aerial photography and videography, aerial surveillance, and a whole lot more.

 

Remote Controlled Spy Drones Reviews

As I said previously, I’ll be reviewing my top 5 picks for my all-time favorite spy drones.

 

Altair Aerial AA108

If you’ve had a chance to go over the rest of my site, then you’ll know that the AA108 by Altair Aerial is one of my favorite quadcopters out there. It’ll only cost you $130, which is an extremely great deal for the amount of value you’re getting with it.

  • Uses a premium 720p HD camera with real-time video
  • Has a total flight time of up to 10 minutes, doubled by the second battery included for free
  • Features Headless Mode, Altitude Hold, Custom Route Mode, 3 Flight Skill Levels, Out of Range Alarm, Emergency Landing, Low Battery Alarm, 1-Button Takeoff and 1-Button Landing
  • Has a maximum transmission range of up to 100 meters
  • Takes a 3.7V 350mAh LiPo battery
  • Able to be flown both indoors and outside
  •  

    altair aa108 remote control spy drones with camera

    If you need more detailed information about this Altair AA108, you can click here

    What I love most about the AA108 by Altair Aerial is the fact that their customer service is sublime. A lot of drone manufacturers have a tendency to fluff their customers off, even though they’re the ones literally keeping these companies in business. I also love the money to value ratio. This is the best quad for your money in terms of quality and overall value.

     

    AA 818 Hornet

    The 818 Hornet, also from Altair Aerial, is a spectacular quadcopter. It can be yours for as little as $170, which is an awesomely low price for what you’re getting, as it was with the AA108. This manufacturer knows how to deliver.

  • Uses a premium rubber-damping 720p HD camera with real-time video and FPV capabilities
  • Has a maximum transmission range of up to 150 meters and a maximum FPV range of 60 meters
  • Features Altitude Hold, 1-Button Takeoff, 1-Button Landing, Out of Range Alarm, Emergency Landing, Low Battery Alarm, 3 Flight Skill Levels, Custom Route Mode and Headless Mode
  • Able to be flown both indoors and outside
  • Has a flight time of up to 15 minutes, doubled by the second battery included for free
  •  

    altair 818 hornet best remote control spy drones

    If you need more detailed information about this 818 Hornet, you can click here

    The 818 Hornet by Altair Aerial is a step up from the AA108, so if you’re looking for a challenge or one that will grow with you where a learning curve is concerned, I highly recommend one of these remote control spy drones.

     

    Holy Stone F181W

    The F181W by Holy Stone will run you around $120 flat. It comes with some extras, awesome features, and some impressive technical specs.

  • Uses a 120-degree FOV HD WiFi camera with 720p HD resolution and real-time FPV transmissions
  • Has a controllable LED light for low visibility and night flying
  • Features Automatic Altitude Hold, Wind Resistance, Multiple Speed Control, 3D Flip, One-Key Return to Home and Headless Mode
  • Uses a 6-axis gyro stabilization system
  • Takes a 3.7V 750mAh LiPo battery
  • Uses a 2.4GHz transmission frequency with 4 channels
  • Has a maximum transmission range of between 50 to 100 meters
  • Has a total flight time of between 7 to 10 minutes, doubled by the second battery included for free
  •  

    holy stone f181c chaser best remote control spy drones

    If you need more detailed information about this Holy Stone F181W, you can click here

    The F181W by Holy Stone is a great addition to any drone collection, but it’s also one of the best RC spy drones to start a collection with, as well!

     

    Altair Blackhawk

    The Blackhawk by Altair is an absolute gem of a quadcopter and costs $150. If you have a GoPro model you can set it up with this spy drone and have the best footage of your surveying, photography, whatever the case may be.

  • Comes with the 1080p HD F100 Action Camera and a camera mount
  • Uses brushless motor technology for less vibration and noise in video footage
  • Has a total flight time of up to 15 minutes, doubled with the extra free battery included
  • Features High and Low Speed Modes and 360-Degree Flips
  • Takes a 1800mAh LiPo battery
  • Uses a 2.4GHz transmission frequency
  • Has a maximum transmission range of up to 1640 feet upward and 500 meters away
  • Able to detach the Action Camera and mount a GoPro instead
  • Takes a 1800mAh LiPo battery
  •  

    Altair BlackHawk best remote control spy drones

    If you need more detailed information about the Altair Blackhawk, you can click here

    GoPro’s are the best action cameras money can buy. If you’re in the market for a drone that can be a camera drone on and off, I highly recommend the Blackhawk by Altair Aerial. The mount for the GoPro is also removable, as well. Either way, the action camera it comes with is well worth the money.

     

    Parrot Bebop 2

    The Bebop 2 by Parrot is the most expensive spy drone on my list, costing $400 on the dot. Even though it’s a tight squeeze budget-wise, it’ll always be one of the best spy drones I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing.

  • Has a maximum transmission range of up to 1.2 miles when using the Parrot Skycontroller 2
  • Uses a camera with full 1080p HD videos and 14MP still photos in RAW, DNG and JPEG formats
  • Able to go into FPV when using the Parrot Cockpitglasses
  • Has a total flight time of 25 minutes
  • Takes a 2700mAh LiPo battery
  • Able to hit speeds up to 35 mph
  • Uses a 3-axis digital stabilization system for stable, smooth videos
  • Features One-Key Takeoff, One-Key Landing and Return to Home
  • Able to download the FreeFlightPro app to access additional features and options, such as Flight Plan for autonomous flight plans
  •  

    parrot bebop 2 best remote control spy drones

    If you need more detailed information about the Parrot Bebop 2 , you can click here

    The Bebop 2 by Parrot is last on my list because of its costly price tag, not because it’s garbage. Keep that in mind if you’re about to scroll away. In reality, the Bebop 2 is actually the most technical spy drone on my list.

     

    Remote Controlled Spy Drones FAQ

    If you don’t see an answer to your question listed below in my FAQ section, let me know and I’ll do my best to give you one!

    Do I need to register my drone with the FAA?

    Because I don’t want to give you the wrong answers to this question, or misinform you whatsoever, click here for all the information you’ll need on registering your drone, the FAA’s rules and regulations, etc.

    Do I have to carry my drone license with me everywhere when I fly?

    If you were required to register your drone and obtain a license then, yes, you absolutely have to carry it with you everywhere you go when your drone is in the air and you are at the controls.

    Is it illegal to use a spy drone?

    As long as you are not violating another person’s privacy or breaking any laws, you should have no problem using a spy drone. Although, I highly recommend checking up on your local laws before you fly any type of drone, whether it’s a toy or a spy drone, just to ensure you’re safe legally before taking off.

     

    Best RC Spy Drones Analysis

    In conclusion, remember to always follow your local laws when using a drone, especially if it’s considered to be a spy drone. You will also need to follow FAA law and regulations, too.

    Either way, owning and flying a drone is all about having a fun hobby or whatever your personal case may be. Remember to keep your drone only for fun and not use it to violate the privacy of anyone, such as your neighbors, for example, and stay within your rights and local laws.

    The post 5 Best Remote Control Spy Drones for 2018 – Review of RC Spy Quadcopters appeared first on readyquadcopters.com.