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    Drone Sports

    Drone Sports

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    Yes, you can become a pro racer! RotorDrone presents you with Drone Sports—the first special issue of it’s kind. From racing to freestyle, this action-packed special issue looks at the hottest new action drones. It includes speed secrets from top racers and highlights the gear that every drone sports pilot needs.

    FEATURES

    6 | Get the Winning Edge
    Our guide to the best FPV racers
    By Team RotorDrone

    14 | Pro Racer Tips
    Top FPV competitors share their winning strategies
    By John Reid

    25 | Goggles Guide
    Get the most out of your virtual flying experience
    By John Reid

    32 | Ready, Set, Go!
    Setting up your own grassroots race day
    By John Reid

    42 | 36 Top Racing Tools & Accessories
    By Team RotorDrone

    56 | Pocket Rockets
    Six speedy FPV racers you’ll love
    By John Reid

    EXPERT TECH

    52 | DIY Racer: Kit building made easy

    68 | Soldering Secrets: Solid connections for drone racers

    72 | Racing with Betaflight:
    Get with the program

    DEPARTMENTS

    4 | Top View
    60 | Asked and Answered
    74 | Parting Shot
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    PhotoDrone  2017

    PhotoDrone 2017

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    The Ultimate in Aerial Imaging
    This special issue from RotorDrone magazine is a
    must-have for anyone who’s interested in aerial
    videos or photography. From the drones and gear
    you need to composition tips and flight techniques,
    PhotoDrone helps new and advanced drone pilots
    get amazing airborne footage.

    FEATURES
    10 | Eight Great Camera Drones
    A guide for the aerial photographer
    and videographer
    By Team Photodrone

    28 | Spied/Tried/Tested!
    41 products every camera drone pilot needs
    By Team Photodrone

    46 | Antarctic Adventure
    Where can’t a drone go?
    By Gavin Garrison

    62 | Monitor Roundup
    The right screen to view your world
    By John Reid

    EXPERT TECH
    20 | Eye in Sky
    Getting started with aerial photography
    By John Reid

    38 | Concepts in Composition
    Pro aerial-photography setup tips
    By George Suresh

    52 | Setting the Scene
    Six easy video moves that all filmmakers should master
    By John Reid and Robert Rodriguez

    68 | Flying for the Camera
    Six advanced moves all filmmakers should master
    By John Reid

    76 | Color Correcting for Professional Video Results
    Get a cinema-quality look and feel in your next project
    By Robert Rodriguez

    DEPARTMENTS
    6 | Top View
    8 | Contributors
    82 | Over the Horizon
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    FPV Racer/PhotoDrone

    FPV Racer/PhotoDrone

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    With the rapid expansion of FPV racing, there have been a number of new products, and racing techniques specifically for FPV racers. But how do you figure out which product or racing tip is the one that will win the race? The first half of this issue is dedicated to answering that question. We have tested the latest racers, talked to the pros for their tips, and highlight some speed secrets and gear that every FPV racer needs. The second half of the issue is devoted to shooting video and photos from a drone. For this side of the magazine we queried some of the top video and photo pros for tips on how they go about capturing great images with their multirotors. Then we showcase the top camera drones—perfect for novice aerial photographers as well as aspiring pro shooters. A great double issue that will expand any drone pilot’s skills.


    FPV Racer Table of Contents

    FEATURES
    10 | FPV Essentials
    Expert advice for virtual flight
    By Michael York

    20 | Speed Freaks
    Seven lightning-fast FPV racers
    By John Reid

    29 | In the Winner’s Circle
    Eight top racers tell all
    By David Stock

    38 | Gear Up
    Twenty top racing tools and gear
    By John Reid

    46 | The Final Frontier
    An inside look at the deal to bring
    drone racing to ESPN
    By Patrick Sherman

    50 | Speed Secrets
    Ten tips to faster lap times
    By John Reid

    54 | Freestyle Aerobatics
    A new twist on FPV competition
    By John Reid

    Departments
    8 | Top View
    56 | Parting Shot


    PhotoDrone Table of Contents

    FEATURES
    6 | Aerial Photography 101
    How to shoot your own aerial photos
    of the world
    By John Reid

    10 | Ten Top Camera Drones
    Best buys for aerial videography and photography
    By Team Photodrone

    20 | Above and Beyond
    Take it to the next level with these photo,
    video, and flying tips from the pros
    By Team Photodrone

    30 | Photo Lab
    Best photo, video & field gear
    By Team Photodrone

    36 | Straight Shot
    Camera gimbal setup and installation
    By Gus Calderon

    Departments
    42 | Over the Horizon

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    Ultimate Aerobatics

    Ultimate Aerobatics

    $6.99

    • Print or Digital
    Everyone wants to be a hotshot at the field, and this special issue will help pilots of all abilities take their flying to the next level. Packed with RC personalities and high-flying excitement, Ultimate Aerobatics offers setup tips, radio programming secrets and basic to 3D flight techniques. This special issue showcases a variety of RC aerobats, from small electrics to giant-scale gas performers.
    > Aircraft setup secrets & radio programming tricks
    > Expert flight advice, from loops & rolls to 3D moves
    > Accessories every hotshot pilot needs
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    Model Airplane News Buyer's Guide 2015

    Model Airplane News Buyer's Guide 2015

    $6.99

    • Print Only
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    53 | 2015 Model Airplane News Buyer’s Guide

    FEATURES
    16 | Top Gun
    The world’s greatest scale showdown
    By the Model Airplane News Crew

    76 | Land Like a Pro
    Best practices and wind advice
    By Dave Scott

    88 | Hobby King Turnigy TGY-i10
    An affordable radio with all the bells and whistles
    By John Reid

    FLIGHT TESTS
    40 | Phoenix Model Spitfire
    The Battle of Britain superstar
    By Frank Tiano

    46 | E-flite/Horizon Hobby Viking Model 12
    This 280-size Bind-N-Fly biplane is flight-ready in no time
    By Norm Bogenschild

    82 | Phoenix Model Strega MK2
    This famous racer really turns heads!
    By Chris Barrett

    98 | FMS Kawasaki Ki-61
    This rising sun warbird makes a mean dogfighter
    By Chris Barrett

    110 | Parrot Bebop Skycontroller Bundle
    High-quality video and FPV in one flight-ready package
    By Matt Boyd

    COLUMNS
    72 | Let’s Talk Giant Scale Heavy-duty scale flaps
    By John Glezellis

    92 | Rotor Speed
    Mastering dead-stick landings
    By Paul Tradelius

    104 | Keep it Together!
    Using the right adhesive for bonds that last
    By John Reid


    DEPARTMENTS
    8 | Preflight
    10 | Airwaves
    12 | Tips & Tricks
    14 | Pilot Projects

    109 | AirAgeStore.com
    114 | Final Approach


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    RC Helicopter Buyer's Guide 2014

    RC Helicopter Buyer's Guide 2014

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    Helis are hot!
    Whether you’re looking to buy your first model or are upgrading to a heli that can perform awesome 3D aerobatics, the 2014 Radio Control Helicopter Buyer’s Guide is a must-have resource! Categorized by section, from engines to rotor blades and more, this exclusive, standalone guide will feature something for every heli enthusiast. Buy one for yourself and give another as a gift. Witha new quadcopter section, and 250+ product features, you won’t find a more comprehensive guide for helis anywhere!
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    RotorDrone Fall 2014

    RotorDrone Fall 2014

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    36 | Surf’s Up!
    A day at the beach with an aerial video team
    By Team RotorDrone

    42 |Can Drones Save the Planet?
    From Idaho farms to the Greenland ice sheet, multirotors
    help conservation efforts
    By Team RotorDrone

    50 | Eagle Eye
    What to look for in on-board cameras
    By John Reid

    56 | On Set: Shooting
    The Expendables 3
    ZM Interactive takes action cinematography to a new level

    By Team RotorDrone
    60 | A View from Above
    Your guide to first-person-view flight
    By Gus Calderon

    66 | On Location
    The inside look on photographing landmarks
    By Patrick Sherman

    76 | Up, Up & Away!
    Multirotors and hot air balloons share the skies!
    By Patrick Sherman


    Expert tech

    72 | Legal View
    The latest news on unmanned aircraft
    and the legal system
    By Michael D. Curran

    80 | Straight Shot
    Camera gimbal setup and installation
    By Gus Calderon

    86 | Power Play!
    Get the most out of your battery investment
    By Mike Gantt

    90 | Hard Wired
    Pro tips for professional soldering
    By Gerry Yarrish

    94 | Don’t Cook Your
    Speed Control!
    Pro advice for multirotor power systems
    By Greg Gimlick


    Departments

    8 | Top View

    10 | Online Coordinates

    15 | Aerial Intel

    98 | Over the Horizon
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    Model Airplane News Buyer's Guide 2014
    Buyer’s Guide
    75 | Your ultimate go-to for RC essentials!

    Features
    42 | Top Gun
    Stormy weather couldn’t stop these
    master modelers!
    By the Model Airplane News Crew
    112 | Choosing the Right Plane
    Tips for selecting the perfect one for you
    By Dave Scott

    Flight Tests
    26 | Hangar 9 Sbach 342 60 ARF
    Giant-scale feel in a compact design
    By Aaron Strietzel
    34 | Multiplex Shark
    A flexible sport design for land or sea flying fun
    By Nick Ziroli Sr.
    68 | HobbyKing/Durafly SkyMule
    A twin-motor, all-purpose workhorse that can match your flying needs
    By John Reid
    122 | Idea Fly Apollo A1 RTF
    A quadcopter that is ready (and easy!) to fly
    By John Reid

    Columns
    64 | Let’s Talk Giant Scale
    Selecting and Setting up Servos
    By John Glezellis
    106 | Rotor Speed
    Upgrades Revitalize a Favorite Machine
    By Paul Tradelius
    130 | Final Approach
    RC Flying Using Life-size Flight Controls

    Departments

    8 | On the Web
    12 | Airwaves
    14 | Preflight
    18 | Tips & Tricks
    22 | Pilot Projects
    110 | AirAgeStore.com
    By Ron Konar
    Learn More
     
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