This article was published on January 8, 2016

4 cool tricks to perform with your drone

4 cool tricks to perform with your drone
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With drones being super popular these days, new and experienced owners are looking for awesome ways to use them, and to start mastering a few tricks of their own.

Looking for some neat ideas on how to use your drone, or looking for excuses to purchase one yourself? Here’s some of the coolest tricks you can do with your new (or soon to be new) drone that will not only be awesome to pull off but will make you the envy of your friends.

Also, down below, TNW Deals has two different deals going on that may pique your interest if you are droneless and really want to give these tricks and tips a go yourself. Just be careful!

Make your drone do flips

With a few quick and coordinated moves, you can make your done do triple back flips in the sky as it plummets to the ground.

Do it just right and you can catch it before it reaches the ground, creating a shocking affect that is sure to amaze. This is by far one of the most popular tricks drone owners work to master, as it is one of the most impressive.

Capture amazing video footage


While this may not be a specific trick, using your drone to capture amazing video footage and killer point of view photography can definitely up your cinematography game. Pairing some of the tricks mentioned here with your video or camera ready drone can give you some pretty awesome angles and movements for your video or photography endeavors.

Unsure what kind of footage you can get with your drone? Here’s a really great video talking about the different video techniques you can achieve with your drone, and how to do it.


Win Halloween (or any occasion) by dressing up your drone


Halloween is a little less than 10 months away, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t start planning this trick now, or even possibly using this trick around April Fools.

This dude dressed up his drone to be the Grim Reaper and flew his Drone Reaper (see what I did there?) through a cemetery and park, scaring kids and adults alike. I can easily see this being used for birthday parties, pranks, and other events (flying Easter Bunny anyone?).

Set up your own obstacle course and test your flying skills

If you’re a daredevil and want to push the limits of your flying skills with your drone, you can set up an obstacle course to challenge you and deliver shock and awe moments to your friends. Allow nature and things around you to be your obstacles as you fly and zoom your drone through the neighborhood.

The video above shows a series of really neat obstacles that they were able to pull off with their drone, including flying it under a car! A word of caution though: start small and work your way up so you don’t end up losing your drone or crashing it.


If you didn’t get a drone for Christmas, but eager to try out these cool tricks, there are two deals you will want to check over on The Next Web Deals.

The first is the SKEYE Hexa Drone, a six-propeller copter that give you ultimate control for flying any way you want. It comes ready to fly out of the box and is ready for flying and stunts. It fits right in the palm of your hand and is made of lightweight but durable plastic. On The Next Web Deals, you can get this drone for $45 (that’s 34 percent off of the retail price of $69) with free shipping!

If you’re looking for a small drone that also gives you the ability to take pictures or videos, then the World’s Smallest Camera Drone is what you’re looking for. This tiny unit fits in the palm of your hand and is ready to go with less than a 30 minute wait time to fully charge up. This done also comes with a 2GB memory card to store your crystal clear video and photography.

For $34.99 (30 percent off the retail price of $50), you can get the drone, remote, SD card, and the option of either black or orange.

No matter which drone you have, be sure to give this tricks a try on your next flying adventure

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