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Insight
6 Front Page
Breaking news stories from the world of drones,
multi-copters and UAVs
36 What’s New
The latest new drones, products and accessories
launched for this growing market
51 Coming Up
What to look forward to in the next issue of DroneZone
60 Buyer’s Guide
Our comprehensive listing of available multi-copters in
all classes
66 Contacts & Info
Information and contacts that will help you get the most
from your drones

Features
12 Drone Positives
Derek Prior sets the record straight about drones,
highlighting all the positive things that they do rather
than the more controversial and often inaccurate reports
we read in the papers or see on the nightly news
22 Ditching FPV for Photography
Shaun Taylor’s rapid rise from drone newbie to
experienced pilot continues as his latest purchase is a
DJI Mavic Pro and the focus changes to aerial imagery
52 Taking Control
It’s all about gloves and palm controllers as this year’s
Nuremberg Toy Fair highlights the latest trends in the
drone industry

Reviews
16 Hubsan H122D X4 Storm
The principle of the X4 Storm is to integrate the features
of a racing drone and that of an FPV quadcopter so
you get a carbon fi bre frame, and 720p HD camera
to capture stunning footage whilst still having a very
capable and fun to fl y drone
28 Blade UM F-27
The F-27 is an ultra micro sized that has the capability to
be fl owing can be fl own inside or out. Equipped with an
FPV set-up as standard as well as built-in Spektrum AS3X
stabilisation with SAFE technology, this fl ying wing will
appeal to a range of potential customers
38 Micro Drone 3.0+
Wayne Andrews puts the latest Micro Drone package to
the test that combines high speed and 720p HD footage
in the 3.0+ set. Extreme Fliers make some bold claims so
we decided to check it out for ourselves
46 DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian
Based on the proven Phantom 4 Pro platform, the
Obsidian has a distinctive look with a matt grey fi nish
on the drone and transmitter. The other changes are
subtler and focus on the camera with its 1” CMOS
sensor and 4K 60fps recording capability. Our resident
DJI specialist grabbed the Obsidian for testing over
Christmas to fi nd out all the details

Price: £5.50