1,500 Drones Light Up the Sky for Christmas Celebration: Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Drone Show

1500+ Drones Sky Show

On December 21st, 2023, the night sky above North Richland Hills, Texas, USA, became a canvas for a breathtaking display of synchronized drone choreography. Sky Elements Drone Shows, the masterminds behind this Guinness World Record-breaking feat, orchestrated a ballet of over 1500 drones, leaving audiences mesmerized and wondering: what software powers such a mesmerizing spectacle?

While the specific program used by Sky Elements remains under wraps, a closer look at the process behind drone shows, like the one revealed in SPH Engineering’s “Behind the scenes – How to make a drone show” offers valuable insights.

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Failsafe for FPV Drones: What is it and How to Configure It

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Imagine you’re flying your FPV drone at full throttle, performing crazy stunts in the air πŸš€. Everything is going as smoothly as a dream until… F*ck, signal dropout! But fear not, esteemed FPV pilots, because today we dive into the superhero world of failsafe πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ. It’s like your quad’s loyal sidekick, ready to save your race or line when your transmitter signals decide to take a break. In this guide, we’ll shed light on failsafe, starting from distinguishing its two phases to precise setup for pros. So buckle up (or should we say, arm your drone?), because we’re about to embark on a failsafe adventure that even your drone will give you a high five for!

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Understanding RSSI: A Key Metric in Long Range FPV DJI Systems vs Analog Systems

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What is RSSI and how is it used in FPV systems?

RSSI, or Received Signal Strength Indication, is a critical metric in wireless communication systems. It measures the strength of the signal between a transmitter and a receiver, providing valuable information about the quality of the connection. In the context of FPV (First Person View) systems, RSSI is used to determine the health of the radio link between the quadcopter and the radio transmitter.

FPV systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, enabling users to experience a first-person view of their quadcopter’s flight. However, maintaining a reliable radio link is crucial for ensuring safe and stable operation. RSSI provides an indication of the signal strength, which can help users avoid loss of radio signal and prevent unexpected crashes. In this article, we will explore the role of RSSI in FPV and Long Range systems, its measurement techniques, and its impact on performance.

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Long Range FPV: DJI System vs. Analog – Making the Choice

Long Range FPV: DJI System vs. Analog System

Are you interested in exploring the world of long range FPV and trying to decide between DJI systems and analog?

In this article, we will provide an in-depth overview of each system and compare its pros and cons in terms of range, penetration, and video clarity.

We will share our opinion based on extensive research and analysis of the two systems. Additionally, we will provide some tips for flying long range FPV, including equipment recommendations, antenna usage, and flying techniques. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of which system is right for you and feel confident in your ability to fly long range FPV.

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Getting into FPV flying – A guest post


When I started working with Multicopters in the spring of 2018, I didn’t realize the extent of what I was getting into.
My first purchase was a used DJI Phantom 3 Standard bought on eBay. Great part, great shots. Great experience the first time it took off, easy and trouble-free operation, just like the following DJI radio – also a used part from eBay for relatively small money in excellent condition. I still use both to this day for great landscape shots.

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Flying Drones in Freezing Weather: tips and precautions.

Congratulations on your new drone! You couldn’t wait until spring to fly your new toy, even if it meant braving the freezing cold. Flying drones in freezing weather may present some challenges, but don’t let the cold weather dampen your spirits – with the right knowledge and preparation, you can still get some amazing footage without turning into a human popsicle.

In this article, we’ll cover the key considerations for Flying Drones in Freezing Weather, including the differences between consumer and commercial drones and how to prepare for a successful flight. These tips will help you navigate the challenges of flying in cold weather, whether you’re just starting out or have been flying for a while, and capture some amazing shots.

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