It is very interesting to watch the legal side of the drone industry and the regulations that are coming from it. Right now organizations are working to put together a no fly zone website, where you could register your property as a no fly zone. It is proposed that in the future drones should be able to report back GPS coordinates to the database in order to enforce it. Personally I don’t think this is going to go through or be enforced, at least for awhile.
New rules were proposed Sunday by the FAA for what they describe as small unmanned aircraft, also known as drones. This is good news for those looking to use the devices for commercial purposes. The proposed plan would allow those that acquire a commercial license to be able to use drones for commercial filming, mapping, photography, and agriculture.
The Syma X5C is a great starter drone. It is easy to fly and also easy to take apart and repair. If you need to replace damaged LED’s or motors you will need to do some soldering.
To remove the top shell to see the controller card you must first remove the landing gear, which slide right out. Once the landing gear is gone remove the four screws that were under the landing gear. On each arm of the quadcopter on either side of the LED is a screw, eight in total, remove these and place them to the side.
Drone’s are awesome, but they are also easy to break. If you are like me, I am constantly getting parts to either repair or mod my quadcoptors. The main issue is that its not always easy to find instructions on how to repair them. This tutorial will take you through the process to replace a body on a Cheerson CX-10. It is sometimes difficult to find parts and if you need help finding accessories for your quadcoptor take a look on Amazon.
This is a great video if you need a good laugh. My friend Lawrence and I were out pretty late flying a variety of drones to be reviewed on the site and during the test flights he got the Hubsan X4 stuck onto the roof of a retail store.