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MFD Flight Time Calculators Now Available!

MFD Flight Time Calculators Now Available!

For those interested in our MFD line of drones, I get the question all the time "How long can I fly with a 10lb payload and xxx type of batteries, or what about double the battery size but no payload?" I've been wanting to put together a smart calculator for my...

A Day In The Life On A Movie Set As A Drone Pilot

A Day In The Life On A Movie Set As A Drone Pilot

(7 Minute Read) Within the last few years, drones have become just another tool in the toolbox for movie creators, both big and small. Thanks to enormous leaps in technology from companies such as DJI, Freefly and others, drones have become commonplace on film sets....

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flying a Drone For a Client

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flying a Drone For a Client

(9 minute read) Woohoo, you did it! Somehow you have managed to turn every child’s ideal job into a reality: you have the opportunity to fly a drone for a client… AND GET PAID TO DO IT! As crazy as this would have sounded a decade ago, drones are now being used for...

Ronin 2 Aero Landing Gear by Watts Innovations & XM2

Ronin 2 Aero Landing Gear by Watts Innovations & XM2

While designing the MFD 5000 Heavy Lift Drone, designing and manufacturing a set of aero landing gear for the DJI Ronin 2 gimbal was quite tricky. Thanks to the assistance from the guys at XM2 Aerial in Australia, we have teamed up to create this landing gear system...

The Making Of The Epic RC Helicopter Box Launch

The Making Of The Epic RC Helicopter Box Launch

In August of 2015 I had the privilege of leading a team of good friends who came together to pull off one of the coolest RC gimmicks we've ever dreamed up! At the 2015 IRCHA One Competition we assisted Kyle Stacy in one of the coolest things ever done to a 12lb High...

The Modern Era of Freelancing & UpWork.com

The Modern Era of Freelancing & UpWork.com

Have you ever wanted to do something but literally had no idea where to start? Do you ever need to hire someone who is excellent at a particular skill or trade, but maybe you don't have the budget to hire a seasoned professional? Did you ever want to design an app for...

How I Wound Up In The Movie Industry & Why I Can’t Leave

How I Wound Up In The Movie Industry & Why I Can’t Leave

For those of you who know about RC helicopters, drones, computers, and cameras- and even those of you who don't - I would invite you to check out this blog I put together. The film industry is such a fascinating world and I just can't seem to leave! How I Wound Up In...

Aergility ATLIS – A New Breed of Aircraft

Aergility ATLIS – A New Breed of Aircraft

In 2016 I was contacted by a company called Aergility to assist with making a prototype for a new concept multirotor they had invented. The goal of this aircraft was to create an aircraft that can vertically take off and land, but also travel hundreds of miles in one...

MFD 5000 – The Ultimate Heavy Lift Drone

MFD 5000 – The Ultimate Heavy Lift Drone

We are proud to announce the latest project we have been working on: The MFD 5000. The MFD 5000 is the ultimate heavy lift drone, which allows pilots to fly heavy payloads with ease. Originally designed as a custom aircraft for Jordy Klein at XCam Aerials, we quickly...

Invertix 400- 3D Multirotor Drone

Invertix 400- 3D Multirotor Drone

In my previous company, Encore RC, we designed and sold the world's first fixed-pitch inverted drone kit. We sold about 1,000 world wide. The Invertix 400 is the World's First Fully 3D Capable, Fixed-Pitch Multirotor. The Invertix 400 is a cutting-edge design, and...

Smack FPV sRacer 207 Racing Drone

Smack FPV sRacer 207 Racing Drone

Bobby is the lead designer for all SmackFPV products including the sRacer 207 FPV Racing Drone. Everything was designed using SolidWorks- prototypes constructed in Orlando, and final production is made in China selling worldwide. ...

Drone Baseball Drop Mechanism

Drone Baseball Drop Mechanism

For this project, we were asked to pull out all of the stops for a series of commercials for Sportchek, a Canadian Sporting Goods store. For these commercials, we were asked to design and 3D Print a baseball drop mechanism that would bolt to the underside of a DJI...

Triton Arm- Remote Crane for Movie Industry

Triton Arm- Remote Crane for Movie Industry

The Triton Arm was designed for the Entertainment world. We designed this using SolidWorks over the course of a few months. A prototype was machined in-house in Orlando. It has been on various movie sets and is a useful tool to any freelance cinematographer. This...

3D Printed Food Truck for “How It’s Made”

3D Printed Food Truck for “How It’s Made”

Last year we were approached by Chris Dugan from Orlando Art Squad here in Orlando to help with a project for the TV Show "How It's Made" on Science Channel. They were showing how a Food Truck is fabricated and assembled on the show. Anyone who has seen the show knows...