Best 2014 Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0 Review

October 1st, 2014

Okay, so about 3 months ago after a long inner-debate on which quadcopter I should purchase next, I finally decided upon the Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0. Looking back on it, I’m not sure how or why I ever considered any other option; this drone truly does live up to it’s standards and maybe even then some. I went with the newer, elite edition so that’s the version that I’ll be talking about in this Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0 Review, however, you can opt for the slightly cheaper, older one. I’m not sure it’s really worth it for the small price difference but that’s up to you. Anyways, let’s take a look at how this copter performs.

 

Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0 Review

 

One thing you need to know before you ever consider buying this quadcopter is that you need a smartphone, or tablet such as an iPad to operate it. If you do have one of these, then this is a drone that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Before we get into all of the great details, let’s take a look at the quad’s technical specifics; it has dimensions of 78 x 38 x 12.5 inches along with a relatively light weight of 31 grams. Also, the Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0 features a frequency of 5Hz and 5V TBC voltage.

 

Flying

If there’s one thing you can be sure you’ll love, it’s the flying experience that this copter provides. With some new technological advances such as the flight recorder GPS, A.R. freeflight, director mode and the now pre-installed camera this drone is almost unstoppable. I’ll list each aspect of these features below so you can truly understand just how great they are.

 

Flight Recorder GPS:

  • Stability Improvement
  • Control by Map
  • Return Home

 

A.R. Freeflight:

  • Primary Flying Application
  • Record Pictures & Videos
  • Instantly Upload Pictures & Videos
  • New User-Friendly Interface

 

Director Mode:

  • Create HQ, Stable Movie Shots
  • Program Automatic Movements
  • Adjust Speed & Moves
  • Stabilization System
  • Video-Post Processing
  • Set Camera Settings
  • Video Sharing
  • Select Key Sequences

 

Camera:

  • 720p HD
  • Live Streaming
  • 30FPS
  • 4 GB Flash Memory
  • JPEG Photo Capture

 

To learn more about the Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0 check out this youtube video full of great information along with flight demonstration.

 

Best 2014 Empire Axe Review

September 16th, 2014

Empire Axe Review

 

The Empire Axe paintball marker is one of the best out on the market today. Although, $500 may seem like a lot of money to pay it really isn’t for a paintball gun of such high quality. While using the Empire Axe in tournaments you’ll be sure to have a comfortable grip due to the extended grip frame used in the making of this marker. Another great thing about the gun is its lightweight design, meaning you won’t get worn out towards the end of your match from having to haul around your equipment. It may not seem like a big deal but I assure you it can be the final decision making factor in whether you end on a good note or not. You won’t ever have to worry about giving away your location while playing or about bothering neighbors as this marker is very quiet.

Empire Axe Review

As if it couldn’t get any better, this marker features outstanding velocity meaning performance that you can count on. This paintball gun comes with a unique push button bolt removal system that results in easy maintenance. The Empire Axe happens to be one of my favorite paintball markers, but you should go ahead and read other Empire Axe reviews so that you can make a smart buying decision!

Top DJI Phantom Review of 2014

September 14th, 2014

DJI Phantom Review

 

The DJI Phantom is my all time favorite quadcopter, although, it does come at a bit of a price. On sites such as Amazon, where you’re getting a deal, the drone is $480 and only goes up from there. Honestly, if you’re a quadcopter enthusiast like myself, I would recommend to make the investment because the Phantom gives you a flying experience like no other. First off, the drone has a beautiful, elegant RTF design; it is mostly white with red stripes. Also, there are no messy wires causing the drone to look less attractive than it could. Here take a look for yourself.

 

DJI Phantom review

 

Secondly, the DJI Phantom quadcopter has an incredibly stable flight and can reach up to 10 m/s. It is controlled by a remote control unit that comes with the copter, however, you will need to install 4 AA batteries. This drone also features two flight control modes and intelligent orientation control, so that’s a plus. If you enjoy flying at night the Phantom makes that possible with two high intensity LED lights. My favorite feature actually happens to be the quads auto go/home landing system that’s made possible through the drones GPS positioning. You can read other DJI Phantom reviews to make sure that this is the right drone for you. All in all, if you’re willing to spend the money this quad makes a great buy.