Pictures Over Stillwater Pro Shop and sUAS/Drone Resource Links Page
Usefull Drone Books and Links
Various FAA Links and Resources
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDot) Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) also known as drones resources page.
Cold Weather Gloves For Remote Pilots and Photographers
The following are some gloves that I keep in my flight bag and wear during cold weather operations. The first pair shown are lighter weight, thinner, less warm however can also be worn inside heavier bulky gloves. I find these lighter weight gloves good for my right hand that I use for adjusting camera or other settings.
The following gloves are thicker, warmer than the above and while they work with touchpad screens including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets among others, they are better than regular gloves, not as thin as those mentioned above. Thus I sometimes will wear one of these on my left hand where I do not have to use the touchscreen as much, and one of the above on my right hand for more frequent touchpad interaction. Note that even with gloves such as these, in cold weather in addition to paying attention to your drone while in flight, also keep in mind frostbite or other injuries that can occur from exposure to the elements.
Also note that your drone particular the battery, sensors, and props are also susceptible to the cold, keep your flights short and close in range. Watch for the icing on your props that can result in loss of performance or worse.
Some useful Drone study guides and books
Beginners and Practice Drones
For beginners, as well as for experienced, these small drones are great for both learning, practice as well as just having some fun. Granted they do not have all the automation, advanced features, long distance or battery life of the larger, more expensive drones, however, you get to fly, learn, practice at a fraction of the cost. In addition to my larger DJI Phantoms, I have some smaller drones such as these for fun and practice. Warning, these smaller lighter drones are very sensitive to strong breeze and winds so be careful yours does not fly away.
Click here to view and buy your Amcrest Skylight Quadcopter Drone w/LED Light, Training Drone for Beginners & Kids, RC Helicopter Drone with Remote Control, Headless Mode, Altitude Hold, Stunt Flip (A3-B) Black via Amazon.com
Click here to view and buy your Amcrest A4-W Skyview WiFi FPV Drone Quadcopter w/Camera HD 720P, Training Drone for Beginner & Kids, RC + 2.4ghz WiFi Helicopter w/Remote Control, Headless Mode, Smartphone Control (White) via Amazon.com
In addition to Amazon links below, Drone Nerds is another great resource where I have bought parts and they have lots of other interesting items as well.
DJI Phantom Navigation/Anti-colision lights
Additional add on navigation and anti-colision lights for night time operations (e.g. FAA part 107.29). The following are some lights, strobes, mount holders and other related items.
Firehouse Technology “Arc II White Four Strobe Light System for Drones FAA 107 Compliant for Night Flights Drone DJI Inspire 1 2 Phantom Mavic Pro Air Yuneec Matrice 200 210 – Note: These may not be ARC II, check carefully
High intensity lights Lume Cubes for DJI Phantom 3 and Phantom 4
Visit the Lume Cube site here to learn more about these high intensity lights for DJI Phantom as well as other devices (and uses). Order yours via the following links.
DJI Mavic Entry to Advanced Consumer Drone
Entry level Tello Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera and VR (Powered by DJI) starter kit
DJI Phantom 4 V2.0 Advanced Consumer Prosumer Drone
DJI Phantom 4 V1.0 Advanced Consumer Prosumer Drone
DJI Inspire Pro and Prosumer Drone
WiFi and Networking
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