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September 26, 2015
Tesla drone

The Tesla Drone

Source: Behance (Hat tip to USAToyz.com for the find) By: Fraser Leid Introducing the Tesla Drone: A Unique Reinterpretation of Drone Ingenuity. The common issue with personal drones today is their lack of battery capacity, which in turn, limits their flight time to 20 minutes and their charging time to […]
September 25, 2015
US-vs-China

Will China Or The US Win The Consumer Drone Manufacturing War?

Source: The Cam Critic By: Brandon With talk of China’s slowing economy and talks of a trade war between China and the US intensifying, we decided to take a look at the state of consumer drone manufacturing in each country to see who is currently on top. The answer may […]
September 25, 2015

DJI Phantom 3 vs Inspire 1: Which One To Buy?

In this article we will make an in-depth comparison between the Phantom 3 series and Inspire 1, covering everything from design to control. DJI has recently released a new series of high quality drones: Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced. There has been much talk about the advantages and […]
September 24, 2015

VIDEO: Autonomous Drones Team Up, Build a Bridge

(Credit: ETH Zurich) Drones are really good at serving as our “eyes in the skies,” but, as it turns out, the flying machines are also pretty good construction workers. Engineers at ETH Zurich recently fired up their computers, as well as a team of drones, and set them to work […]
September 19, 2015

The Portable, Radical, Change-Everything Drone

Source: ADVENTURE JOURNAL By: STEVE CASIMIRO It fits in a daypack, weighs about a pound, costs the same as a Phantom, and won’t chop your finger off. Much as the DJI Phantom is changing the landscape of aerial photography, it makes the noise of a flying weed whacker and, with […]
September 19, 2015

Are You Ready To Fly A Drone?

Source: POPULAR SCIENCE By: Kelsey D. Atherton Know Before You Fly Video Still Drones are more common than ever, but the rules governing drones don’t come included in the packaging of quadcopters, so it can be a little tricky to figure out how, exactly, one can fly without breaking the […]
September 18, 2015

Skyward Launches The First Information Management Solution For Commercial Drone Operators

Source: sUAS News Skyward introduced its information management solution, the first designed for commercial drone operators. By providing this critical business infrastructure, Skyward is powering a global aerial robotics network. The cloud­based solution integrates a drone airspace map with flight planning tools and a digital system of record, supported by […]
September 18, 2015

Now There’s a Drone for Amateur Undersea Explorers

Explore shipwrecks or swim with the fishes with the Trident. (Credit: David Lang/OpenROV) There’s a new drone poised to enter the consumer market that won’t give the Federal Aviation Administration headaches. San Francisco-based OpenROV built a drone that will allow you to channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and explore Davy Jones’ […]
September 18, 2015

Google, Amazon Help Defeat California Drone Legislation Limiting Flights

Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal By: Gina Hall Google and Amazon have helped to halt a California bill that might have grounded their ambitious drone programs. California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the latest drone bill on Wednesday evening. The legislation, which passed both California houses in August, would have banned […]
September 17, 2015

Old MacDonald Had A Drone: The Case For Legalizing Drones In Farming

By Sacha Marie We’ve all seen or read comparisons of drones like the Phantom 3 vs Phantom 2, arguments for GoPros vs built-in cameras, or the trending uses for drones such as wedding photography. While it’s all very much relevant, environmental uses for drones are becoming more prominent; specifically in […]
September 17, 2015

Video: These Animals Really Do Not Like Drones

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September 16, 2015
Interdrone-2015

7 Key Takeaways From InterDrone Las Vegas 2015

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend InterDrone 2015, the world’s largest commercial drone industry event. I represented the good ‘ole UAV Coach team, one of 150 media partners present. Tack on another 75+ exhibiting companies, three days of speakers, a film festival, and 3,000 attendees, and you’ve got […]
September 15, 2015
Tornado-H920

Yuneec Announces Launch Of Tornado H920 At Interdrone 2015

LAS VEGAS (September 10, 2015) – Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the launch of the Tornado H920 hexacopter and the CGO4 professional gimbal camera.  The Tornado H920, the first release from the highly-anticipated Tornado series, is an aerial photography and videography platform designed with the […]
September 14, 2015

3D Robotics Launches New Academic Sponsorship Program, “3DU”

Source: 3D Robotics The end of summer always sees students lined up outside of college bookstores, preparing for the fall semester. But at the top of this year’s class supply list might appear a new item: a Solo drone by 3D Robotics. 3DR, North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has […]
September 10, 2015

This Drone Will Fit in Your Smallest Backpack

Source: Outside By: Brent Rose The Snap drone disassembles in seconds. These days, when you’re at an event and you look up and see a drone hovering high above you, it’s almost always a DJI Phantom. There’s a good reason for that: DJI’s drones fly high and fast and they […]