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September 9, 2015
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How To Officially Report Your Drone Flight Plans To Nearby Pilots

Source: PopularMechanics By: Chris Clarke U.S. pilots are lucky enough to have free access to an abundance of flight information via Flight Service Stations since the 1920s. This service is generally used to check weather along a desired route and to file and close flight plans. Now with the proliferation […]
September 8, 2015

Extreme Big Wave Drone Footage From Teahupoo, Tahiti

In July 2015 a massive swell hit Teahupoo, Tahiti in French Polynesia. This swell created massive 30-foot waves, surfing by Raimana, Matahi Drollet, Niccolo Porcella, Matehau Tetopata, Oliver Kurtz, Russell Bierke and more. This aerial video was filmed with a DJI Inspire and Phantom 3. Teahupoo is one of the […]
September 6, 2015
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Drones At The IFA Berlin

A quick foto recap of all drones on the IFA 2015 in berlin. All mayor drone companies like DJI, Parrot, Yuneec and Xiro had a stand. Surprisingly Polaroid had a few drones. DJI DJI had it’s default stand with the phantom 3’s, Inspire 1, Matrice 100 and a S1000 on […]
September 6, 2015
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CB Insights Future of Frontier Tech Report – Drone Trends & Numbers

Source: Dronelife By: Andrew Amato CB Insights has published their first ever Future of Tech Report research project looking at what is in store for the future of augmented and virtual reality, space and satellites, and drones. You can view the full report right here and it is definitely worth […]
September 5, 2015
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Drone Racing League Receives $1 Million Investment

Source: The Verge By: James Vincent Does drone racing have what it takes to be a sport? Billionaire property developer and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross thinks it might, and has invested $1 million in the first round of funding for New York startup The Drone Racing League via his […]
September 5, 2015
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FAA Approves Commercial Use Of Drone Paper Airplane

The PowerUp 3.0 smartphone-controlled paper airplane (Image from PowerUp Toys) In a possible sign of how seriously FAA is taking unmanned aircraft operations in national airspace — or maybe just a sign of how absurd matters have gotten — the FAA yesterday approved the first ever toy powered paper airplane […]
September 4, 2015
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Geospatial Veterans Launch Commercial UAS Mapping Company

TORONTO, Ontario (August 30th, 2015) – A group of geospatial veterans have identified the need to address the global commercial UAS/drone mapping market and have formed The GPS Group to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding segment within the geospatial and mapping industry. The GPS Group takes a unique […]
September 4, 2015
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California UAV Legislation: Listen Up, Folks

Live in California? Watch the below video from this Academy of Model Aeronautics post, and read the below article to understand why many UAV enthusiasts think this legislation is unreasonable and overly restrictive. [embedded content] ​You can let Governor Brown know what you think, but only up until September 12th. The […]
September 4, 2015
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Ghost Drone Maker EHANG Lands $42M Series B, Fills Key Executive Roles

Source: TechCrunch By: Catherine Shu Drone startup EHANG has scored a $42 million Series B to develop its technology and launch new products. Led by GP Capital, the round also included participation from returning investors GGV Capital, ZhenFund, and PreAngel, as well as Lebox Capital and OFC. EHANG, the maker […]
September 1, 2015

Zano Drones Delays and Extreme Tanning Video

It has been a while since we posted any news or deals on our drones for sale website due to other commitments from the team. If you are a drone flying enthusiast and would like to contribute with blog posts to an already established community of over 30,000 monthly readers, […]