Fixing the DJI Phantom’s Failure to Connect to Transmitter Problem

DJI Phantom with GoPro Mount

The DJI Phantom can be a blast to fly and you can get some great aerial photos and footage. However, setup and configuration can be intimidating for those new to radio controlled systems.

One problem I recently encountered with a DJI Phantom ver. 1.1.1 was the repeated flashing yellow lights on a brand new unit. Supposedly, these ship from the factory with the transmitter and onboard receiver already bound together and you should be able to pull it out of the box, go through rest of the setup processes and start flying. [Read more…]

DJI Phantom Deals up to $200 Off End Today

DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus

B&H has several deals on the DJI Phantom quadcopter kits with up to $200 off regular prices. Check them out below.

These deals all are set to expire today, February 25, 2015.

Watch This 91-Year-Old Grandma Fly a Drone

Grandma Flies a Drone Screen Shot

Last week, we saw the terrible drone crash on Fox News that really got the hobby community stirred up with all the bad press it created. This news is much better.

In this fun video, 91-year-old Els Van Boldrik is flying a DJI Phantom drone in her garden with her dog Bill by her side. A GoPro HERO4 attached to the Phantom’s gimbal captures some cool footage of her (drone-selfie?) as it flies by.

If a grandma in her 90’s can get it right, why can’t Fox News and their Popular Science guest? Check it out below. [Read more…]