Quadcopter vs. Drones: What's the Difference?

If you're considering investing in a recreational drone, you're not alone. In fact, the FAA expects that by 2020 there will be seven million drones in the United States. But while doing research, you may discover that "drone" and "quadcopter" are often used to describe unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) interchangeably. So are quadcopters and drones the same thing? While similar, they are in fact referring to different types of UAVs. To help you understand the difference, this article is going to discuss the key differences between drones and quadcopters.

Fortress UAV Expands Drone Repair Capabilities with Additional DJI and Parrot Models

Fortress UAV Expands Drone Repair Capabilities with Additional DJI and Parrot Models

Fortress UAV, a North American supplier of repair, support and after-market services for the drone market, announced today that it has expanded repair and replacement support for many popular drone models including the DJI Mavic, the DJI Spark as well as the Parrot Bebop 2 drone brands.

Fly Like a Pro With These 3 Drone Flying Tips for Beginners

Now that Christmas has come and gone, there are most likely tons of new drone owners. In fact, there were about 400,000 drones bought as Christmas presents in 2015. While UAVs can be an excellent source of fun and can be used for many activities, owning one also comes with a great deal of responsibility. When used improperly or recklessly, UAVs can be dangerous. Because of that, it's important you know how to fly your drone properly. To help get you started with using your new drone safely, this article is going to take a look at a few beginner tips for new drone owners.

Mandatory Drone Registration Signed Back Into Law

This past May, a federal court ruled that personal drone owners are not required to register their drones as part of the FAA's mandatory drone program. However, that is no longer the case. President Trump recently signed a defense policy bill restoring the previous requirement, which states that all recreational drone users must register their aircraft with the U.S. government. Fortunately, that's an easy thing to do.
 

Know Before You Fly: Drone Best Practices

Whether you're a drone expert or just starting out, there are a few common things every drone user should think about before starting to fly. Like with most activities, drone flying can take a while to get used to. But once you're fully trained, you'll be able to have safe, successful flights. In order to help you avoid making common drone mistakes, we've put together a few basic best practices when it comes to flying drones