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June 22, 2016
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Kespry Closes $16 Million Series B Round in Fast-Growing Commercial Drone Market

Kespry, which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced the close of a Series B equity-financing round of $16 million that includes investments from DCM Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. With these funds, Kespry is hiring more engineering and service teams to ramp-up production and serve customers. In […]
June 21, 2016
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Flying Launch & Recovery System: A True Game-Changer

Insitu’s new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability, which was conceptualized and created by the collaboration of Insitu and Hood Technologies, caught the attention of a global audience during its public debut at Xponential last month. Since then, the industry has been buzzing with questions about the technology: What exactly […]
June 20, 2016
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New Leica CityMapper Captures Oblique Imaging, LiDAR in One Flyover

Leica Geosystems, industry leader of reality capture and measurement technology, announced today Leica CityMapper as part of the RealCity 3D reality capture solution, enabling professionals to collect and process imaging and LiDAR data in a single sensor. Combining CityMapper and Leica HxMap, the scalable post-processing workflow software, RealCity simplifies and […]
June 19, 2016
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The Top 5 Camera Drones for Sale in 2016

2016 has come with a bang. It has meant a new beginning for us all. With this year ahead of us, it is expected that new technologies are going to emerge again.  And don’t forget that drones are now very popular. But what are the best drones for sale we […]
June 19, 2016
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Review: XK X251 WhirlWind Racer Quadcopter

This is a sponsored article, written by Leo over at Drone Mission. Take it away, Leo! Keeping it simple may be the answer to XK Innovation’s success recently. XK X251 is a new mini quadcopter with powerful brushless motors, designed to be fast and swift. If you are looking for […]
June 18, 2016
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The Top 20 Drone Companies – Q2 2016

Drone Industry Insights wrote this post and is an independent market research and consulting company based in Hamburg, Germany. They provide market data, reports and competitive intelligence for the world of drones. There is a new leader of the Top 20 Drone Company Ranking – DJI (△+1) is in the lead […]
June 18, 2016
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Take a Photo, Win a Drone (or a 2-Day Pass to International Drone Expo in LA)

We’re hosting an aerial photography contest for UAV Coach community members! The kind folks over at International Drone Expo have given us a full-access, 2-day pass to their drone industry conference in Los Angeles on December 9-10th, 2016. It’s worth $350, and we’d like to give it away to one lucky winner. We’re also […]
June 14, 2016

Custom-Built (and Beautifully-Designed) Drone Websites for $245 + $75/Mo

Hello from UAV Coach HQ — I’m REALLY excited to announce a partnership with Career Drone, who specializes in custom-built, beautifully-designed drone websites on WordPress. Their one-time setup fee is $395 (use the code UAVCOACH for $150 off), and then after one month of free hosting / support, you pay them […]
June 11, 2016
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5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Flying

I’ve been flying drones for a few years now and one of the questions I get from new pilots is, “What are some things you wish you would have known when you first started out?” So I thought it would be helpful to compile five things I wish I would […]
June 4, 2016
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Guide to FPV Drone Systems: Quadcopters, Goggles, Cameras, and Transmitters

Flying an FPV (first person view) drone is an otherworldly experience. Before now, only in movies and video games could most people experience a bird’s-eye view or race through obstacles at breakneck speeds. Thanks to FPV quadcopters, hexacopters, and other multirotors, anyone with enough flying skill to maneuver a drone can […]
June 4, 2016
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Protect Your Investment, Drone Trackers & Drone Insurance

When you first get a drone out of the box and get excited to explore the many highways and byways of the great outdoors with it, there are always a few different ways that you picture your day going. Grabbing fantastic footage perhaps for real estate or You Tube uses, […]