Sir Apfelot Blog

22. August 2018

Venezuela: explosives attack with drones from the manufacturer DJI

Regular visitors to Sir-Apfelot.de have probably already read one or the other article about DJI at this point. The Chinese manufacturer of professional drones and hobby aircraft with cameras for photos and videos has many models in the [...]
12. February 2018
This is what the Mavic Air looks like with a filter from the PolarPro Cinema Series (Photo: PolarPro).

DJI Mavic Air accessories: ND filter

The use of ND filters ("ND filter" stands for neutral density filter) is useful if you want to extend the exposure time of the drone camera. This can be the case when filming, for example, in order to create a motion blur that [...]
1. February 2018

DJI Mavic Air - purchase advice and comparison with the Spark and Mavic Pro

The DJI Mavic Air was presented by DJI on January 23, 2018. In an Apple-style keynote there was the new, small drone wonder to be admired. In contrast to Apple, the "new" Mavic could be [...]
20. October 2017

Drone Driver's License: Important Differences in Proof of Knowledge

Drones, the “drone driving license” and similar topics about flying with quadrocopters, the legal aspects related to them and the corresponding proof of knowledge are an integral part of this blog. The idea of ​​looking more closely into the criteria and differences in the [...]
3. May 2017
Post photo drone insurance

Cheap drone insurance: here are the facts!

Drones are subject to insurance, which is why private and commercial insurance is necessary for every drone. Private liability insurance is not sufficient; Special insurance for drones is required so that you can fly the quadrocopter. [...]
23. March 2017
Drones license plates are mandatory from April 2017, order a badge for the drone in March!

[Update] Labeling requirements for drones: Labels will be mandatory from April 2017

From April 1, 2017, an update of the Air Traffic Regulations (LuftVO) will apply with regard to model aircraft, quadrocopters, octocopters, drones in general and their obligation to label them with drone labels. What are these "license plates for drones" about [...]