Modder Valplushka gave a thorough overhaul to a quadcopter and brought to life the single most annoying enemy in Half-Life 2. All this time, the dystopian haunts of City 17 were just a town in modern day Russia.
So, you want to learn to pilot a drone, but aren’t sure where to start? Gizmodo ordered a fleet of beginner’s drones and handed them off to a total drone newbie (me) to test. The best and worst of what I found—plus many, many crashes— is all ahead.
DJI, maker of drones and enabler of lawsuits, has become the most recognized drone company in the world, despite not having any actual stores. That’s all changing with the opening of its first flagship in Shenzen.
Currently, most consumer drones only have four high-speed propellors with which to wreak havoc on the humans walking below. But if we attached metal claws to amateur-piloted quadcopters, just imagine all the
accidents fun we could have.
Here's the Galactic Empire's answer to the RC Millennium Falcon, an RC quadcopter TIE Interceptor. I want to see two dozen of these flying in formation across the sky—or a chase behind the Falcon. With real lasers.
Unmanned aircraft are becoming a popular Christmas gift. But if you're bored with the basics, building an FPV (First Person View) racing quadcopter is a nice way to level up. And screw gifts: You can just build one for yourself any time of the year.
If you think every possible use for drones has been thoroughly exhausted, you're wrong. This clever photographer figured out that the hovering crafts would be perfect for lighting his mysterious scenes from the sky.
I don't know if it's the The Verve's Bitter Sweet Symphony or the slow twisting motion of the quadcopter's descent, but I really love this first scene from Viktor Mirzoyan's aerial video over a beige Washington D.C.
Claytonias F. traveled around America the past few months and documented it all with a quadcopter drone, a Phantom and a GoPro. The aerial views of our wonderful country are incredible to us foot worn humans but probably just a normal Wednesday for flying birds. This is probably the closest we'll come to flying. And…
If you're into tweaking and fiddling with your gadgets but don't have the time to start a big project from scratch, the new Iris drone from 3D Robotics could be up your street.
Honey, let's not waste money on a human photographer. I know this guy with a quadcopter and a GoPro. Baby, it'll be awesome. No no, I promise. I promise. I mean what could possibly go wrong? This is gonna be so epic.
Here now is a spellbinding five-minute vacation for your brain: a high definition video of Niagara Falls, shot using a DJI Phantom quad-copter and a GoPro Hero 3.
Orville certainly isn't the first cat to fly, but he may be the first cat to do so under his own power. Watch Orville go where no kitty was meant to go.
Is this the death knell of the delivery guy? A group of aspiring to start delivering tacos via unmanned drone straight to your feet. Unfortunately, the FAA isn't so keen on the idea.
Doesn't matter if you're stalking a herd of elephants along the Serengeti or a Snookie along the Jersey Shore—the MD4-1000 Quadcopter aims to change the way aerial surveillance of everything from wildlife to wildfires is captured.