Drone News from around the InterWebs


July 26, 2016

GoPro Presenting the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Drone Sports Association (DSA) announced on Monday that the highly anticipated 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships “Drone Nationals” will be presented by GoPro, AIG, EMC, and EY have also signed on as major partners for the marquee event August 5-7, on Governors Island, New York. […]
July 22, 2016

It’s Not a Drone, But it’s Way Cool. First Flight for Manned Wingboard

Wyp Aviation announced today that it successfully conducted its first full-scale, manned flight testing the week of June 27th, 2016, at the ACE Wind Tunnel facility in Toronto, ON, Canada, as part of their human flight week. A culmination of three years of development, the full-scale prototype was pilot by […]
July 18, 2016
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Amazon Patents Special Drone Housing in the Sky

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The United States Patent Office issued Amazon with a multi-use UAV docking system patent last week. US patent number 9387928, filed by Amazon in December of 2014, provides an interesting insight into Amazon Prime Air’s thinking regarding potential delivery drone infrastructure in urban areas. The patent’s abstract gives a good […]
July 18, 2016

US Army Orders CyPhy Works Tethered Drone

DANVERS, Mass. – CyPhy Works announced today that it has received an order for its Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) System, from the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). PARC, a tethered drone, addresses the need for a persistent eye-in-the-sky by flying for days at a time. In supporting […]
July 18, 2016
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Olaeris Signs $55 Million in Orders

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Olaeris, manufacturer of the ‘21st Century Helicopter’, has launched a crowd-based, online fundraising campaign after disclosing it has signed over $55 Million in orders for its unmanned VTOL aircraft called AEVA. Since Olaeris exhibited at the HAI Heli-Expo sixteen weeks ago, aviation dealers have committed millions […]
July 14, 2016

DJI Introduces First Integrated Aerial Zoom Camera Zenmuse Z3

SHENZHEN, CHINA – On Thursday DJI announced the Zenmuse Z3, DJI’s first integrated aerial zoom camera optimized for still photography. The Zenmuse Z3 will offer up to a 7x zoom. The camera incorporates DJI’s leading gimbal technology, which has been upgraded to work optimally with its zoom capabilities. “The Zenmuse Z3 […]
July 14, 2016

DJI and AirMap Deliver Real-Time Wildfire Awareness and Geofencing Capabilities for Drones

SANTA MONICA, CA – DJI and AirMap added real-time wildfire alerts to their geofencing data Wednesday to help keep unauthorized drones from interfering with firefighting operations. AirMap now obtains wildfire information directly from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s incident command system and immediately pushes it to drone pilots through […]
July 12, 2016

Velodyne LiDAR Targets Emerging Markets for Drone Mapping

Aiming squarely at the emerging markets of drone mapping and mobile robotics, Velodyne LiDAR today announced a partnership agreement with Dibotics, a Paris-based pioneer in GPS-denied and infrastructure-less navigation. Under the agreement, Dibotics will provide consulting services to Velodyne LiDAR customers who require 3D SLAM software, while Velodyne will assist […]
July 6, 2016

The Truth about Drones in Construction and Inspection

We have just released a new research study titled “The Truth about Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection.” The free report is the second in series of studies sponsored by BZ Media that looks objectively at each major commercial market for drones and drone technology. In the report, we show how drones have […]
July 5, 2016

Vanguard by Airborne Drones

The Airborne VANGUARD is ‘next best thing’ in high endurance multi-rotor aircraft systems, based on the reliable Airborne SENTINEL+. The  Airborne VANGUARD is a modular unmanned aircraft system (UAS) offering multi-payload support whilst combining reliable technology with tried-and-tested engineering. This enables the Airborne VANGUARDsystem to meet a wide variety of applications and the design needs of the user. The VANGUARD supports detachable arms for […]
July 4, 2016

Something For The Weekend (Yes I know its Monday)

Our American readers will be having the day off, so why not make one of these . . . It was created by TheModelMaker and is just one of many amazing designs. I am an architect, designer, customizer, model maker and geek. I am interested in all sort of art and […]
July 1, 2016

Up & Go, Crowd Funder with GoPro Style Branding.

After seeing a potential GoPro Karma patent yesterday, an Indiegogo that has no shame when copying branding. That to me is a warning flag. Another folder like Ryan Goldsteins, but they have been around forever so its not all that novel as an idea. The same factory in China must […]
July 1, 2016

Parrot Announces Drone Educational Program

Until recently, no one could have imagined that ‘Drones 101’ would be listed as a course students could register for. Now, drone educational programs are springing up in schools, community colleges, and universities across the globe offering students a whole new perspective on learning….an aerial one. Parrot Drones, a global […]
July 1, 2016

Is This The GoPro Karma Drone?

Inventor Ryan Michael Goldstein, has had a patent published June 23rd 2016. Nothing unusual in that. But for the fact that he works for GoPro. Of the choices there, I rather like the sphere version. Its widely believed the autopilot on board is a PX4 variant. Ryan tells us he […]