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December 21, 2015

The Million-Dollar Dubai Drone Grand Prix Legitimizes Quadcopter Racing

Dubai, with its Akira-in-the-desert buildings and Gulf Futurism ethos, is welcoming the UAV entertainment complex with open arms and a World Drone Prix. If the World Drone Prix announcement this weekend veered toward the grandiose (“Dubai is no longer a city that dreams the future. It is a city from […]
December 20, 2015

DJI adds Thermal Imaging to its Drones’ Roster of Capabilities

The Chinese startup DJI has established itself as the world’s most popular brand of drone for consumers and cinematographers. Because its units are powerful enough for professionals but simple enough for beginners, it has also emerged as the number one choice of commercial operators applying for exemptions to fly in […]
December 19, 2015

7 Reasons DJI Won the Drone Wars

You’re more likely to see drones flying around rooftops than reindeer this Christmas. Camera-carrying multicopters were popular last Christmas, and this year sales are spiking even higher, with a million set to be sold during this holiday season. If that thought makes you cringe, then the man to blame is […]
December 18, 2015

Commercial Drone Markets: 2015 Year in Review

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, I reflected back on the news and trends of the commercial drone markets of 2014 and wrote about the mixed state of affairs in the U.S. Back then, drones got considerable media hype and you would have thought that […]
December 16, 2015

Yuneec’s Typhoon G: An Aerial Drone Platform for GoPro Enthusiasts

Shopping around for an aerial platform? Odds are you’ve heard of drone manufacturers like DJI, 3D Robotics, and you may have even heard that GoPro plans to launch their own drone sometime next year. But if you haven’t heard of Yuneec, you’re missing out on some high-quality aerial platforms that […]
December 16, 2015

Pilot Your Drone With A One-Handed Magic Wand

Folks, what a world we live in! I never thought I’d be both a drone operator and a wizard at the same time. Before I get into my experience with the one-handed Typhoon Wizard remote, let’s talk a little bit about Yuneec, its magical maker. Haven’t heard of Yuneec before? […]
December 16, 2015

FairFleet Connects Drone Pilots with Construction Firms & Marketers

The commercial drone market is starting to gain traction. There are some obvious markets for drone usage, including real estate marketing, media and inspections. FairFleet, a Munich, Germany-based startup that’s launching out of private beta at Disrupt London today, brings together drone pilots and businesses for exactly these kinds of […]
December 15, 2015

70 Drone Companies to Watch in 2016

UAV and drone companies are making WAVES in the industry. They’re innovating new technology, providing drone training programs, and coming up with new ways to use drones in society. To highlight some of these businesses, we decided to put together a list of 70 drone companies to follow in 2016. […]
December 10, 2015
Underwater Drone

This Awesome Drone Can Conquer Both Sea And Sky

Researchers developed a flying bot that can also swim In the latest development in drone technology, scientists at Rutgers University have created a quadcopter that can swim as well as it can fly. Behold the Naviator, a Navy-funded project that offers a new, exciting kind of drone versatility. Back in October, the […]
December 8, 2015

World’s Safest Drone Launches on Kickstarter

Who said drones had to look like quadcopter airplanes? Fleye, a new Kickstarter project, wants to make the world’s safest drone in the form of a spherical flying machine with a camera. With blades covered in the plastic exterior, you can touch it, push it or bump into it without […]
December 7, 2015

DJI Introduces Company’s First Agriculture Drone

DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial vehicle technology, Friday announced the launch of a smart, crop-spraying agricultural drone. The DJI Agras MG-1 is dustproof, water-resistant and made of anti-corrosive materials. It can be rinsed clean and folded up for easy transport and storage after use. The eight-rotor Agras can […]
December 2, 2015

Discover Lily: The Super Cool Camera Drone

Lily is a beautiful drone that you simply throw up into the air, and allow it to go. This drone is an attempt to revolutionize camera and real-time action footage. Unlike other drones that you’ll control by yourself, Lily will follow you, and shoot and capture video and imagery along […]
December 2, 2015

Meet Alpha: The Smart Drone to Protect Your Home

The Alpha is truly something special in the drone industry. Meant as a form of security, the Alpha offers video and audio while providing 3D maps directly to your smartphone. You’ll be able to charge this model wirelessly, and it’s completely autonomous, allowing for the utmost in security. This is […]
December 1, 2015

Sprite Drone Revealed: An Awesome Device for Outdoor Enthusiasts!

There are dozens of great drones on the market, but the Sprite Drone is simply different. The design of the drone is a little bit odd, but this does not mean that this model isn’t powerful. There is even first person view, and the project has been on Kickstarter, where […]
December 1, 2015

The PowerUp FPV Paper Drone Will Blow Your Mind

As a kid, you probably made at least a few dozen paper planes. Granted, you probably used most of them to annoy friends or disrupt class, but there’s still something nostalgic and fun about the paper airplane – except for the fact that it only flies a few feet before […]