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August 27, 2016

Flirtey Teams with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises for First-Ever Pizza Drone Delivery Service

Flirtey and Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino’s) announced they have partnered on the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery model. The two companies exhibited the first stage of their partnership with a demonstration of pizza delivery by drone in Auckland, New Zealand on August 25th 2016. The successful demonstration was also attended […]
August 21, 2016

International Drone Expo Announces All-New and Upgraded Activations for December Show in Los Angeles

Leading Drone Expo to Host Sanctioned Drone Race, Pitchfest, and Film Showcase Los Angeles, Calif. – (August 19, 2016) – International Drone Expo (IDE) today announced its all-new and upgraded show activations for 2016. IDE, the largest gathering of the most innovative and leading members of the UAV community from […]
August 21, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About FPV Flying

FPV, or first-person viewing, means that you see what your drone sees in real-time. So rather than trying to control your drone by sight, you can do it using a portable monitor. In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know about FPV flying. FPV flying allows you […]
August 18, 2016

Little Arms Studios Launches Drone Simulator “Zephyr”

August 11, 2016 – Prince William County, Va. – August 1st marks the beta release of Zephyr, a drone training simulator that is uniquely designed for drone training and education developed by Little Arms Studios. The intent of Zephyr is to be the drone operator training tool educators want, combining […]
August 17, 2016

Xtreem Launches 3 New HD Video Drones

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – August 17, 2016 – Xtreem has just revealed the latest additions to its popular line of remote controlled toys: the Sky Ranger Video Drone, Fly Eye Video Drone and Raptor Eye Video Drone. Perfect for ages 12 and up, the new drones feature lightweight yet […]
August 15, 2016

DJI and UC Berkeley Students Team Up to Find UAV Power Solution

One of the pillars of UC Berkeley’s Mechanical Engineering program is the Senior Capstone Design Course. Every year, senior students are asked to work on an ME design project that addresses a specific problem or mission. For the 2016 Spring semester, six students in Team SkyBison were asked to design a […]
August 15, 2016

Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems. These emerging irregular systems and concepts of […]
August 5, 2016

Yuneec Releases First Person View Headset

Yuneec International today announced the availability of its all-new SkyView first person view headset. As the world leader in electric aviation, Yuneec is the first major consumer drone manufacturer to offer its own FPV headset that allows users to operate via the onboard camera, watch movies and play videogames, among […]
August 4, 2016

160 Commercial Drone Companies to Showcase Latest UAV Technology at InterDrone

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to keynote at largest dedicated commercial drone event MELVILLE, N.Y., August 1, 2016 — BZ Media LLC today unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More than 130 exhibitors have already signed up and another 30 are expected before the show opens […]
August 4, 2016

A Step Change in UAS Capability Has Hit Both Maritime & Aerospace Systems

Blue Bear engineers, in partnership with CREATEC, inspected the HMS Illustrious (R06), an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. The RISER system demonstrated how automated unmanned systems can safely fly inside ships for inspection. The trials were also conducted in partnership with Lloyd’s Register, and demonstrated the safe navigation and […]
August 4, 2016

DroneDeploy Announces New Contour Export

Elevation data is crucial to many industries. Businesses are beginning to look to drones as a faster, safer, more cost-effective alternative to traditional ground-based survey methods of capturing elevation data. Over the last few months, we’ve rolled out a number of tools to help companies leverage elevation data, including improved […]
August 2, 2016
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Microdrones™ and DLRG Demonstrate Promising New Water Rescue Tactic Using Drones

On Friday 7/22, German-based company microdrones collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE. Crowds watched in awe from the banks […]
August 2, 2016

Farmers Edge Partners with Green Aero Tech to Bring Enhanced Drone Services and Imagery to Growers

Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, announced today it has partnered with Green Aero Tech, Canada’s leading drone systems and data provider, to integrate next-generation drone imagery into FarmCommand™ for direct-to-cab data. Now, Farmers Edge growers will have access to drone imagery and […]
August 1, 2016

UPair One, Cheap as Chips 4K Quad

All the bits look familiar and it even comes with its own monitor. I’m sure its Ardupilot or PX4 inside so should be suitable for a little bit of hacking. If you are needing a simple quad for some experiments you would spend close to the Up airs $369.99 just […]