Kelly Shores

Ready Set Drone is a Texas based web site and youtube channel for all things drone, quadcopter and FPV! Check us out on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/c/readysetdroneuav

Drone Racing League Builds Amazing Race Course

Drone Racing League is taking drone racing to the next level with a super futuristic race course in an abandoned shopping mall. DRL worked with special effects experts to design a course that is not only challenging, but visually appealing and geared toward live and television audiences. In addition to the course, DRL builds and supplies all the drones that are used at these events. The drones are...

How to Set Up Your DJI Phantom for First Flight

The DJI Phantom 4 is finally here! It represents the latest in pro-cumer drone technology with its obstacle avoidance, different flight modes and its robust flight application, DJI Go. However, with all this technology and capability comes some complexity. In this video, I’ll show you how to download the application, update your firmware and get your Phantom 4 in the air as quickly and safel...

Flying Over Water With Your Drone? You Need One Of These!

Flying your expensive drone over water is exhilarating as well as nerve racking! While the most beautiful and interesting shots often require you maneuver your drone over a lake or ocean, the risk of ending up in the water, with no hope of recovery is ever present. Well fear no more! The WaterStrider is a current campaign on Kickstarter that takes its inspiration from water walking insects. The Wa...

Zero Zero Robotics is Developing a Carbon Fiber Camera Drone

Zero Zero Robotics has been secretly developing its Hover Drone – a small (the size of a book) camera drone that can follow and take pictures/video of subjects on the move. The drone is made from carbon fiber that can be folded into a small form factor for transportation and is designed in such a way that the propellers are enclosed. This is primarily for safetly and because it is designed t...

Study of Birds Could Lead to Better Drones

Scientists have been using wind tunnels to study the flight of birds for decades. Today, they are using that information gathered to improve the aerodynamics of drones and other UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). Using high speed cameras to capture the physical motion of the birds, researchers have discovered many interesting characteristics about the flight of certain birds. The insight from this r...

DJI Announced the Matrice 600 for Filmmakers and Industrial Applications

DJI has announced the new, industrial strength Matrice 600. Also known as the M600, this hexcopter (six motors/blades) can lift a variety of heavy payloads, including professional cameras and fly for 30 minutes. The M600 also features updated software with additional enhancements to GPS, diagnostics, and flight control. The M600 is a part of DJI’s “Spreadwings” line of copters th...

DJI Phantom 4 Vs 3DR Solo – Which To Buy

Considering an aerial photo or video platform? Then you know that the DJI Phantom 4 and 3DR Solo are two of the big boys in the drone industry. Before you drop $1,500 + on one of these flying cameras, you should consider the quality of the drone itself as well as the camera that it carries. The Phantom 4 has a built in 4K camera while the Solo has a tight connection with the GoPro Hero 4 Black cam...

Sports Network ESPN To Carry Drone Racing

ESPN will start to carry drone racing as a part of its e-sports line up. Not only does this legitimize the sport, but will certainly help to introduce it to the public. While the commercial viability and popularity of drone racing has a long way to go before it reaches NASCAR status, it looks like ESPN is banking on this to be the next big thing! To read the entire article, go here:  http://fansid...

3DR Announces Major Software Updates for Solo

  3DR’s new release, as of April 2016, introduces a ton of new features and “Smart Shots” to its flagship drone, Solo. In addition to the existing Cable Cam, Orbit, and Follow, 3DR has released updates to its software that include augmented reality, interactive scene awareness, and new Smart Shots. The augmented reality gives you a kind of “heads up” display that overlays animations on top of...

DJI Is Willing to Share Their Data With China

DJI, the Chinese based drone manufacturer and world’s leader in consumer drone sales, is considering a request from the Chinese government to share user data with them. Consumers in the US and Europe are rightly concerned about the privacy implications of this move. While it is unclear whether this willl apply outside of China or how much data will actually be shared, be aware that big broth...

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