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March 27, 2016

Do I Need Parachute Redundancy for my sUAS?

Note: This is a guest post from the team over at Mars Parachutes. While I’ve never personally flown with or tested a parachute for my sUAS, I know dozens of pilots and companies who have. In this article, Mars not only highlights why using a parachute system might be beneficial, […]
March 26, 2016

FAA Report Predicts 7 Million New Drones by 2020

It’s not every day that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) releases information, let alone 90+ pages of it, so when they do… we stop and listen. Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration released its annual Aerospace Forecast Report and we’ve spent the past half-day combing through the report to see what […]
March 13, 2016

DJI Will Now Sell You Insurance To Cover Your Inevitable Drone Crash

DJI should have called me and made me the face of their new drone insurance policy. I’ve crashed many of their drones, destroyed one, and lost another. Sadly, I didn’t have the luxury of buying insurance, but now, you do… but it’s probably too expensive. Right now, DJI will only […]
March 12, 2016

FAA To Consider Allowing Small Drones To Fly Over People

Federal regulators plan to consider rules that would allow small commercial drones to fly over people, a policy shift that could enable package deliveries and other commercial flights. The Federal Aviation Administration will convene a task force to develop recommendations for design standards and operating rules for commercial drone flights […]
March 11, 2016

DJI Phantom 4 Drone Avoids Obstacles, Flies Faster And Follows Your Every Move

After years of testing all manner of electronics, I’ve had my share of accidents and mishaps. None have caused me the same level of gut-wrenching panic as a drone flying into a tree or my neighbor’s house. This is one reason why obstacle avoidance is the “it” feature this year […]
March 10, 2016

How Drones Are Transforming The Way You Shop For Real Estate

Your local real-estate agent might have a new trick up their sleeve very soon: Using drones for aerial photography of sprawling properties. The practice is increasingly commonplace in other countries, and the national trade association for real-estate agents has written up a set of guidelines for agents looking for their […]
March 9, 2016

Africa’s Commercial Drones Take Off

Some of Africa’s first commercial drone startups are generating clients and income. South Africa’s Rocketmine and Ghana’s Aeroshutter are completing services such as 3D volumetric image processing, aerial advertising, and music video production for multinational mining companies, global telecoms firms, and African pop stars. This precedes the anticipated debut of […]
March 8, 2016

Meet the 13 Winners of the 2016 New York City Drone Film Festival

Holy Batman! The 2016 New York City Drone Film Festival was unbelievable. By the end of the night, after my wife and I had seen 50 different films over the course of 4 hours, we both walked out of the theater beaming and inspired. This was #NYCDFF’s second annual film festival. This year was […]
March 5, 2016

Top Five Potential Uses for FPV Drone Technology

The below is a guest post from Malek Murison, a freelance technology journalist and editor based in London. He regularly writes on drones, the Internet of Things, travel and sport. You can learn more about Malek by visiting his website. When combined with drones, FPV technology offers an immersive, sky-high […]