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October 30, 2015

TankCopter: The Quadcopter + Tank Hybrid Called B-Unstoppable

The Unstoppable Drone! I don’t know about you but many of us RC lover has probably had something like this in mind. In fact, Parrot (a major player in the drone game) has a few hybrids of their own, like the Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider But this is different. Here we […]
October 29, 2015

GoPro’s Experimental Drone Footage Looks Pretty Damn Good

GoPro is developing a drone. That much we know; what we don’t is how much it will cost or what it’s like to fly. What we do know, however, is that the footage looks pretty darn great. In a YouTube video, GoPro has shown off some demo video from its […]
October 29, 2015

Building The Future (Literally) With Drone Construction Teams

The following guest post was submitted by Andrew Armstrong. Photo courtesy of Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control and Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich Drones and drone technology are being employed to help with not just inspecting construction sites, but also doing the construction themselves. ETH Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems […]
October 28, 2015

The Newest Tool In Avy Control: Bomb-Carrying Drones

Source: Outside By: Anna Callaghan In 2010, Jackson Hole ski patroller Mark “Big Wally” Wolling was using hand charges to set off controlled avalanches when the slope above him broke free. He was carried over a cliff, buried, and died three days later. Though it’s rare for the job to be […]
October 28, 2015
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How Much Power Is Needed To Hover ?

This article is a theoretical venture that aims to answer a series of practical questions, such as: – given a certain electrical setup that can generate a certain power, what is the maximum thrust that we can achieve ? – can a human-powered aircraft be built ? – can I […]
October 28, 2015

Drone As A Service – Great Opportunity But Changes On The Horizon

Part 1 – Introduction, Market opportunity, and some current risks & opportunities Part 2 – Coming next, financial model considerations, how-to get started, managing risks Introduction – Drone technology is changing our future. We can now digitize the physical world better, faster, and cheaper than ever before. Data that was historically […]
October 26, 2015

Hyperion Vengeance PNF 280 Racing Quad

Christmas must be coming new FPV racers are coming out thick and fast. This one from Hyperion raises the bar by including a gimbal. In theory that means you can go nose down flat out and as you bring the nose up to hover, you have a standard picture. Until […]
October 26, 2015

The Ups And Downs Of Two DJI Phantom Drones

Source: Computerworld  By: Michael deAgonia Aerial video and photography is growing ever more popular as UAVs — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, better known as “drones” — become easier to control and fly. These days, drone come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations, with most designs falling under the quad-copter format. Most UAVs […]
October 23, 2015
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Walkera Scout X4 FPV Quadcopter Drone Review

If you are looking for a good drone with an FPV support, the Walkera Scout X4 FPV Quadcopter is a good pick. Some says that this is a good alternative for some of the costly high-end DJI drones with the exception of DJI Phantom 2 drone which is also good. […]
October 22, 2015

Drone Photos Reveal a Rebounding Killer Whale Community

The newest member of the Southern Resident killer whale population, L122, just days after being born to first-time mother L91. Thanks to a drone, researchers received good news about a beloved, yet endangered, killer whale community in the United States. High-definition photographs of 81 endangered southern resident killer whales revealed […]
October 21, 2015

Own a Drone? You’ll Probably Need to Register It

The recreational drone industry is in for shake-up. The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday that it would require all drones to be registered with the federal government. After hundreds of close calls with commercial aircraft this year, the use of drones near airports has spurred a crackdown on recreational […]
October 18, 2015
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Freak Out Your Friends With These 6 Spooky Drone Mods

Drones, or more properly “multicopters,” can be lots of fun. They are entertaining when flown in a traditional manner, but when dressed up (or towing) a halloween prop, things get much crazier. Check out these six drones in action creeping the neighbours out! GHOST QUADCOPTER This video is literally called “Ghost […]
October 14, 2015

Typhoon Launches Wizard, A Single-Hand Drone Remote Control

Handheld mini GPS-tracking device provides one-handed flight control for Typhoon series of drones. ONTARIO, CA (October 13, 2015) – Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the launch of the Typhoon Wizard, an ultra-lightweight remote control that will revolutionize the way multicopters are flown. The ultra-lightweight and […]
October 14, 2015
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Introducing The Hexo+ Drone

Hexo+ Drone is the first autonomous flying system, and it’s getting very close to shipping; it’s scheduled to be available in October. Some footage from Xavier De Le Rue in Alaska: [embedded content] The project started off as a Kickstarter campaign, raised over $1.3m USD and funded by more than […]
October 14, 2015

Meet James Crawshaw, Action Sport Drone Pilot

Meet James Crawshaw. I asked James if I could feature his aerial videography work in an interview here, because I liked the footage he sent me, and he’s setting a great example as far as safety and professionalism and getting into the UAV industry the right way. James pilots a DJI […]