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April 30, 2016

Construction Accounts For Nearly Half Of Drone Flight Exceptions

A new report from the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International states that 1,496 of the Federal Aviation Administration’s first 3,136 Section 333 flying exemptions for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) went to construction-related applicants. Construction firms with less than $1 million in revenue and less than 10 employees account for […]
April 30, 2016

Historic Flirtey Drone Donated To The Smithsonian’s National Air And Space Museum

The Flirtey drone used to make the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, which displays the Space Shuttle Discovery, the SR-71 Blackbird and the first aircraft operated by FedEx. The six-rotor drone delivered medication […]
April 29, 2016

Can Drones Be Used For Building Construction?

Nowadays, drone enthusiast or not, we can all agree in one thing: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have come to enhance our future, improving and even shaping new industries. This is true to a wide variety of markets, including the huge and competitive housing market. As UAV Coach recently reported, some real-estate agencies […]
April 20, 2016
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XFLY Launches Intelligent Flight Control Navigator (xNav IFCN)

XFLY LLC, the industry-leading manufacturer of innovative robotic UAV drone technology and solutions, today announced the introduction of its all new xNav IFCN, an Intelligent Flight Control Navigator that ensures total ease of flight, efficiency, reliability and stability of UAVs in any situation – safer than ever before. With AI […]
April 16, 2016
Urban Jungle

Hong Kong’s Overwhelming Urban Density Captured From A Drone

Photographer Andy Yeung takes drone photos to capture the beauty of one of the world’s most densely populated cities: Hong Kong. Taken from a bird’s-eye view, his latest photo series, “Urban Fog,”captures the city’s iconic skyline on foggy nights, when it looks like a dreamland of sorts. And in his […]
April 16, 2016
Drone Racing on ESPN

Drone Racing Is About To Get An Olympic-Style Championship On ESPN

Drone racing is about to become a big deal. The International Drone Racing Association signed a multi-year, international deal with ESPNto broadcast the major drone events that it organizes —  the U.S. National Drone Racing Championships, the World Drone Racing Championships, and the Drone World Cup series. The deal signifies […]
April 16, 2016
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Australia Post to Trial Drone Parcel Delivery of Online Shopping

Australia Post has unveiled new technology that could one day come to the aid of posties who encounter locked gates or snarling dogs blocking their path. The organisation put its new delivery drone through its paces at Dandenong South in Melbourne’s south-east. It envisaged the device would eventually revolutionise the […]
April 10, 2016

FAA Reviewing Micro UAS Report

Source: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently reviewing the report and recommendations of the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee. The agency had tasked the group to develop recommendations for performance-based regulations that would let certain unmanned aircraft operate over people not directly […]
April 8, 2016

DJI, 3DR, Parrot And GoPro Form New Drone Advocacy Group

DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro are launching their own drone advocacy group to lobby for “policies that promote innovation and safety, and create a practical and responsible regulatory framework.” The Small UAV Coalition, which launched with participation from DJI, 3DR, Amazon Prime Air and others interested in the drone ecosystem, […]
April 6, 2016

The World’s First Customizable, 3D-Printed Drone

BonaDrone Launches IndieGoGo Campaign for the Mosquito Over the past few months, we’ve been going back and forth with the guys over at BoneDrone about their upcoming 3D-printed, customizable drone and their related crowdfunding campaign for it. Well today, they’ve officially launched their crowdfunding campaign for the modular drone. What’s […]
April 6, 2016

Getting Your Kids Off The Couch With Multirotors!

With the much-missed presence of spring being here in a major way, you may be wracking your brain thinking of ways to get your kids active and use fresh air as a major motivator! As video games have become more and more interactive, they have the seemingly absolute power to […]
April 4, 2016

A Closer Look at Commercial Drone Industry Trends

We recently released the Commercial Drone Industry Trends infographic highlighting trends based on DroneDeploy usage data. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the content of the infographic and share our interpretation of the trends we’re seeing and what they signal for the future. Explosive Growth, Despite Regulatory […]
April 3, 2016

Australia Adopts Micro Drone Rules; Why Can’t US?

Just days before the FAA is scheduled to announce recommendations from a micro drone task force (coincidentally, I’m sure, timed for April Fool’s day), Australia joins the US’s closest neighbors to the north and south in issuing simplified, risk-based regulations for commercial operations of micro UAS. The weight-based categories adopted […]
April 3, 2016

This Drone Can Paint Your House Better Than You Can

A drone can probably paint your house better than you do — and it won’t end up falling off the ladder. Florida-based startup Apellix developed a prototype unmanned aerial system that can potentially paint homes or ships, apply chemicals, or pressure wash windows. It’s called the “Worker Bee.” Company founder […]
April 1, 2016

How to Improve Your Drones Li-Po Battery Life

According to an article published, the drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) allows one to take shots from unique, radical perspectives previously only possible when shot from an airplane or helicopter. This is why the drone is also considered the photographer’s eye in the sky. With the amount of fun […]