Drone News from around the InterWebs


September 23, 2019

Flirtey Sets Serious Tone With Latest Drone Delivery Announcement

Flirtey made its first impression on the drone industry by way of a series of media-friendly announcements that amounted to a lot of hype, but not necessarily a lot of action. The drone delivery started came onto the scene by constantly announcing delivery “firsts” including the first-ship-to-shore drone delivery, the first FAA-approved […]
September 15, 2019

Yuneec Mantis G: Can It Stand Up To The DJI Mavic?

Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec just launched a new drone to its lineup of consumer drones under $1,000: the Mantis G. The Mantis G is a $699, 4K, foldable camera drone that largely resembles the DJI Mavic Air. And there’s not a lot of reason that it’s any better, save for […]
July 3, 2019

What’s The Best Drone For Roof Inspections?

For most people, you really don’t need to do anything fancy! I was thinking about the use case for drones in roof inspections when I was at my mom’s house in Missouri over the weekend. (I live in a condo building in San Francisco, so no need for me to […]
May 2, 2019

Want To Earn More As A Drone Pilot? Put Your Drone Photos On Soar

If you’re looking to profit from your aerial photography, there’s a new (and pretty easy) way to do it. Australian-based drone & satellite imagery provider Soar is set to launch a drone imagery marketplace this month. But ahead of the launch, Soar is allowing drone operators to upload their images […]
March 18, 2019

How One Photographer Earns Passive Income From Drones

Meet Missie Ellis, the owner of small business Vantage Point Drone, which does aerial photography for a range of work, from residential to commercial projects like cell tower inspections, construction progressions and roof assessments. Do you know an awesome drone girl I should profile? Contact me here. This interview has been […]
March 6, 2019
Ag Drone

10 Ways Drones Are Changing The Future Of Agriculture

By now, you’ve probably heard that drones are disrupting the agriculture industry. But what does that mean, exactly? Drones aren’t harvesting crops or watering plants, so what are the drones doing all day? There’s a lot more to farming than just planting seeds, watering them and picking them once they’ve […]
February 20, 2019

DJI Phantom 4 RTK Costs More Than 4x The Original Phantom 4. Is It Worth It?

The DJI Phantom 4 RTK might look nearly identical to the original DJI Phantom 4, but the two drones are quite different. Beyond the obvious difference — the price tag — the two drones are quite different. One, the Phantom 4 is primarily used for photographers or low-intensity enterprise projects. […]
January 19, 2019

PowerVision Doubles Down On Underwater Drones, Focuses On Fishing

Sure, the autonomous flying egg was a little kitschy. But Chinese drone manufacturer PowerVision, which first caught the general public’s eye with its flying egg called the PowerEgg, is now doubling down on underwater drones. PowerVision used CES 2019, a massive tech tradeshow in Las Vegas, to debut the PowerDolphin. […]
January 15, 2019

Finally, DJI’s New Smart Controller Means You Don’t Need A Phone Or Tablet Anymore

It took a few years, but FINALLY(!), you no longer need a smartphone or tablet to control your DJI drone. Dronemaker DJI launched its new Smart Controller at CES 2019, a massive tech trade show in Las Vegas. The Smart Controller finally allows pilots to fly (some of) DJI’s drones […]
January 13, 2019
Drone Wedding Photo

5 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate A Drone Into Your Wedding Photos

The following is a guest post by Chams Edhia Riahi, a drone enthusiast and founder of The Drone Logic. This is the third in a three-part series about drones and wedding photography. Read part one here and part two here. A wedding is undeniably one of the most beautiful moments […]
January 6, 2019

The 3 Best Professional Wedding Photography Drones In 2019

The following is a guest post by Chams Edhia Riahi, a drone enthusiast and founder of The Drone Logic. This is the second in a three-part series about drones and wedding photography. Read part one here, and look for part three this time next week. Wedding moments are not repeatable, […]
January 2, 2019

CES 2019 Drone Preview: All The Drones You Can Expect To See In Vegas This Year

The International CES 2019 show kicks off this year on Jan. 8 in Las Vegas Nevada. The technology trade show, which runs through Jan. 11, features a slew of the latest and greatest tech across all industries. Expect to see 5G, voice-powered devices, mood detectors, foldable screens and plenty of […]
December 30, 2018

7 Tips For Using Drones For Wedding Photography

The following is a guest post by Chams Edhia Riahi, a drone enthusiast and founder of The Drone Logic. This is the first in a three-part series about drones and wedding photography. Look for part two this time next week. As drone photography and videography continues to gain popularity, some […]
December 24, 2018

DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Combines Side-by-Side Visual and Thermal Cameras

On the heels of the launch of the DJI Mavic 2, the Chinese dronemaker this week announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, an industrial-grade version of its Mavic 2 and Mavic 2 Enterprise drones, which launched earlier this year. The main differentiator with the new Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual is […]
December 15, 2018
Atop the Climatron, Nathan Wambold

The Best Drone Photos Of 2018, According To B&H Photo

Here for your end-of-the-week drone photo inspiration, the B&H 2018 drone photo contest winners have been announced. Yours truly, me, The Drone Girl had the pleasure of being one of B&H Photo’s judges. The other judges were Armando Ferreira, Dom Esposito, Enobong Etteh, Jason Vong, Jonathan Casey and Tomas Villegas. […]