Explore Like Never Before— 6 Epic Shots of Ideal Summer Getaways

Posted by Drone Nerds on Jul 18, 2022 4:43:50 PM

The world moves a little slower, the heat waves have us dreaming of paradise, and you can set off, if only for a moment, from your cold office and find yourself cruising, camping—flying, on to your next adventure.

Film your summertime rendezvous and take a piece of paradise home with you in HD. From San Andres, Colombia to the Bolivian Salt Flats, or to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, capture your summer like never before.

Discover Lake Atitlan in Guatemala with the Mini 3 Pro

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Topics: DJI Action 2 Camera, Mavic 3, DJI Mini SE, DJI Mavic 3, DJI OM 5, drone photography, DJI Air 2S

Drone Photography Tips for Advanced Users

Posted by Drone Nerds on Jun 27, 2022 3:51:43 PM

If you have been flying drones for a while, whether it has been professionally or just for fun, chances are you want to take your drone experience to the next level. As an advanced flyer, you have great control over your drone and can maneuver it properly through tight spaces and in changing weather conditions; now you can learn a few tricks to enhance your skills. 

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Topics: MAVIC AIR 2, MAVIC MINI, Mavic 3, DJI Mini SE, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Mini 2, DJI Mavic Series Drones, DJI Mini 3 Pro, DJI Air 2S, travel drones

I Bought My First Drone—What's Next?

Posted by Drone Nerds on May 24, 2022 11:26:05 AM

Congratulations! You’ve officially purchased your first drone and you’re eager to fly. You may not know where to get started, so here are the first three steps you should take to prepare for your first flight.

1. Battery Charging

Like most electronics, drone batteries should come with minimal charge out of the box. Even though it might be tempting to fly as soon as you open up your drone, a low battery may cause a faulty flight. If your drone doesn’t land on its own with low battery or if you are not an experienced flyer, then you could potentially crash your drone.

Another reason we recommend charging your drone batteries right away?

Unlike phones and other small electronics, drones can take 60 to 90 minutes to charge. It’s inconvenient to have to stop midflight to charge your batteries, especially if you don’t have backups ready to go.

Our team highly recommends having an additional pair of batteries if you plan to use your drone for photography or other professional uses. You can find a variety of power options here.

2. Firmware Updates

Reliability, safety, and legal compliance—these are the three main reasons why you want to update your drone’s firmware before flying your drone for the first time.

Firmware updates fix bugs in flight algorithms that affect flight stabilization, battery management, and fail-safe landing (if your drone has that feature). Some manufacturers also push updated airport and no-fly zones, which will keep you from flying near restricted areas.
Compass calibration is also an important update that is pushed through the latest firmware, especially for drones that have a “return home” feature, like the DJI Mavic 2 and the DJI Mini 2.

Drones repairs can be costly; updated firmware is crucial to keeping your drone in the sky and avoiding a crash that could significantly damage your equipment. 

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Topics: MAVIC MINI, DJI Mini SE, DJI Air 2S, mini drones

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Flying Your Drone for the First Time

Posted by Drone Nerds on May 16, 2022 11:27:26 AM

As a first-time flyer, there is nothing more exciting than unboxing your brand new drone, regardless of what model it might be. We know how it feels to want to immediately start flying your drone, but there are a few critical mistakes we see first-time flyers make. Our experts put together a quick list of mistakes (and their consequences) to avoid when flying your first drone.

Mistake #1: Not Registering Drones over .55lbs (250 g) with the FAA

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Topics: MAVIC AIR 2, SMART CONTROLLER, DJI Mini SE, drone photography, DJI Mini 3 Pro, Drone Pilot, FAA

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas by Drone Nerds

Posted by The Drone Experts on Dec 9, 2021 12:25:26 PM

The 2021 Holiday Season is Here!

Another holiday season is here, and you have no idea what to give your loved ones, have no time to go shopping, or simply wait till the last minute to buy presents. If you’re reading this, you’re in luck because, at Drone Nerds, we have the perfect gift ideas for every drone nerd. Here's a list with are some of our best:

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Topics: DJI Action 2 Camera, DJI FPV, DJI Mini SE, DJI Mavic 3, DJI OM 5, DJI Mini 2, DJI RC Pro