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About Matt Elyash

Matt Elyash is an instructor for Drone Universities, and has been a pilot since Gerald Ford was in office. A Retired Naval Aircrewman with 24 years of experience in advanced sensor operations for maritime surveillance, he saw the potential of this technology and has been flying fixed wing and multirotor sUAVs actively for over three years.

Mainstream Media: Drones Are Helpful, Not Hurtful. Did You Get The Memo?

Maine crews use drone to rescue 2 boys from raging river It seems hardly a day goes by without some story in the media telling us to beware of the scary drones. These stories are published while many of the positive aspects of drone technology are being ignored. This is the SECOND incident where a [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:34-08:00August 12th, 2015|Drones, Journalism, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Mainstream Media: Drones Are Helpful, Not Hurtful. Did You Get The Memo?

Black Magic Design’s Affordable, Ultra HD Micro Cinema Camera

Black Magic Design When I mention the name Black Magic Design (BMD) in video production circles the image conjured up is of cutting edge production cameras, DaVinci Color Grading software, and small portable 4K camera systems that have gained wide popularity in recent years with customers worldwide. BMD systems have been synonymous with stunning imagery [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:38-08:00July 24th, 2015|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on Black Magic Design’s Affordable, Ultra HD Micro Cinema Camera

DJI’s Tuned Propulsion System Series: Introducing E1200 Standard

DJI Logo DJI, in its never ending quest to dominate the market and improve both performance and safety of Multi-Rotors, have just released an upgraded power pack for the larger 15-33lb cinema multirotors. These well matched Motor ESC and Prop combinations are designed for those who are hauling larger camera systems and payloads, [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:38-08:00July 24th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on DJI’s Tuned Propulsion System Series: Introducing E1200 Standard

An Affordable, Light-weight Thermal Imaging Camera For Your Drone

FLIR Vue FLIR Corporation, long known for the manufacture of a broad line of electro-optical and thermal imaging systems for everyone from the Military and Law Enforcement, right down to the average smartphone user, has announced VUE. A miniature Drone Friendly version of their popular Quark line of Camera systems, the VUE provides [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:39-08:00July 23rd, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Modifications|Comments Off on An Affordable, Light-weight Thermal Imaging Camera For Your Drone

Aerial Photography/Cinematography, Then And Now

DJI Inspire As many of us know, the sUAV or "drone" industry is made of people from all walks of life and experience levels, and they have a myriad of applications for the technology. By far the leading application is that of aerial photography and video. Many who have years of experience in [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:39-08:00July 22nd, 2015|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones|Comments Off on Aerial Photography/Cinematography, Then And Now

Drone Usage In Agriculture Is Going To Be BIG, I Mean REALLY, REALLY Big

Aerial View of a Farm I had recently attended a seminar at NASA Ames Research center on sUAS (Drone) use in detecting, mapping, tracking the spread, and possibly the eventual treatment of invasive plant species in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. And while we are not there yet, the technology is a perfect fit [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:39-08:00July 22nd, 2015|Drone Agriculture/Farming, Drones|Comments Off on Drone Usage In Agriculture Is Going To Be BIG, I Mean REALLY, REALLY Big

Police Seek Pilot After Woman Knocked Out Cold By Drone During Pride Parade!

On Sunday, during the Emerald City’s Pride parade, a 25-year-old woman was hit by the two-pound drone. The woman, whose name was not released by police, collapsed into the arms of her boyfriend. Some of the woman’s friends apparently located the drone and turned it over to police, who described it as retailing for "about [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:50-08:00July 8th, 2015|Drones, Opinion, Safety|Comments Off on Police Seek Pilot After Woman Knocked Out Cold By Drone During Pride Parade!

Chris Issod Releases New Drone Book About Piloting The DJI Phantom 3

As we all know, the DJI Phantom series of quadcopters are ubiquitous. Relatively cheap and rather easy to fly they allow virtually anybody to take to the air. And therein lies the potential for problems. In the past, people entering the RC hobby generally sought guidance and help either from a hobby shop, an RC [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:51-08:00July 1st, 2015|Drone Books, Drones|Comments Off on Chris Issod Releases New Drone Book About Piloting The DJI Phantom 3