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November 30, 2015

Fly Forever With Easy Drone XL Pro Quadcopter

What’s the one thing everyone complains about when flying quadcopters? Short flight times. This drone here is going to make a huge leap forward in terms of battery life, trust me… The Easy Drone XL Pro is hoping to change all that by offering one of the longest flight times […]
November 29, 2015

Cyber Monday Drone Deals on Amazon

Following the success of the Black Friday events, Cyber Monday drone deals are just around the corner. The deals and price cuts on drones are set to be even better than on Black Friday because after all, Cyber Monday is the best time to buy electronic goods. What are the […]
November 29, 2015

Piloti civili per i Predator americani

Dopo lo scandalo dei piloti di droni militari imbottiti di droga e alcool durante le missioni di guerra, l’Usaf con una decisione destinata a far discutere, affida i suoi Predtor a piloti civili Si tratta, almeno per ora, di droni disarmati usati per intelligence, pattugliamento e ricognizione. I piloti civii […]
November 27, 2015

Amazon Black Friday Drone Deals

Having previously posted about Black Friday DJI drone deals earlier in the week, I just wanted to make a quick post to let you all know about some awesome drones for sale deals offered by Amazon this Black Friday. Their deals have already started so you can start buying straight […]
November 25, 2015

Parrot Unveils Bebop Drone 2 With Twice The Battery Life

Parrot on Tuesday unveiled its Bebop Drone 2, a smaller version of its popular consumer model that has a 25-minute battery life — twice that of its predecessor. The Bebop 2 will hit stores and the skies on December 14 and retail at $550. Like the first Bebop drone, this […]
November 24, 2015

Black Friday Drone Deals from DJI in 2015

It is once again that time of the year, almost Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday, one of the most commercially oriented times of the year. This year is no different from the last where Black Friday deals on drones inundated the internet. 2015 was an important year […]
November 24, 2015

3DR Collaborates With AirMap Because Flying A Drone Can Be Hazardous

Flying a drone can be tough. Where are you allowed to fly? Is there an airport within 5 miles? What about a hospital or U.S. national park that has restricted airspace? AirMap is one of the best services to determine a safe flying zone and its data will now be […]
November 20, 2015

360 Degree Stereo Vision & Obstacle Avoidance on a Crazyflie Nano Quadrotor

I’ve been experimenting with putting 360 degree vision, including stereo vision, onto a Crazyflie nano quadrotor to assist with flight in near-Earth and indoor environments. Four stereo boards, each holding two image sensor chips and lenses, together see in all directions except up and down. We developed the image sensor […]
November 18, 2015

DJI Introduces New Geofencing System for its Drones

DJI, the world leader in drone technology, Tuesday announced a new geofencing system featuring continually updated airspace information. Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) will provide DJI drone users with up-to-date guidance on locations where flight may be restricted by regulation or raise safety concerns. For the first time, drone operators will have, […]
November 18, 2015

Yuneec Drones, Whales And Clouds Of Snot

Yuneec Announces Collaboration with Ocean Alliance to Aid Groundbreaking Whale Research Typhoon and Tornado Multicopters Will Collect Data By Flying Into “Cloud of Snot” ONTARIO, Calif. (November 16, 2015) – Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced an exciting collaboration with Ocean Alliance, an organization dedicated to […]
November 18, 2015

Thanks To An Ultralight Power Tether, This Surveillance Drone Can Stay Aloft Forever

Although drone technology has come a long way in the past few years, a common obstacle among the many new designs is the need to land. Currently, drones are more or less required to come down to Earth for a recharge after a certain length of time — but Boston-based […]
November 15, 2015

Google is Hiring Pilots for Two of Its Drone Projects

Capt. Ryan Jodoi, a UAV pilot, flies an MQ-9 Reaper while Airman 1st Class Patrick Snyder controls a full motion video camera at Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, March 13, 2009, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. If you’re ready to fly the Google skies, the search giant is hiring test […]
November 13, 2015

UAV Coach Community Survey Results: November 2015

UAV Coach Survey Results. So this is where it gets fun. Over 700 of you filled out our survey. And, after several cups of coffee (and some rainy day indoor flight training sessions), I pored through Every. Single. One. Of your comments. In this post, I’ll summarize what I’ve learned from you all. Thank you […]
November 10, 2015

The Coolest Drone Accessory You Never Knew You Needed – A Drone Wand

In need of a holiday gift for the person who already has a drone? The coolest drone accessory you never knew you needed this season is Yuneec Aviation’s Wizard. The creators seemingly took the functionality of a traditional RC transmitter, simplified it (dropped the joysticks), and dressed it up as […]
November 9, 2015

Japanese Government to Promote Public Drone Use

While the majority of western countries are trying to curb the buying of drones by introducing regulations limiting their use, Japan is doing exactly the opposite. They are tuning down their drone regulations in order to promote drone use. They are convinced that flying UAVs such as drones are going to […]