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March 24, 2021
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The Best Drone Photos of 2020

The best drone photos of 2020 are official, thanks to the newly-announced winners of the SkyPixel 2020 Aerial Storytelling Contest. SkyPixel, which is a photo and video aerial community affiliated with drone maker DJI, announced the winners of its annual photo contest. Perhaps it was an abundance of people sitting […]
March 3, 2021
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DJI’s Expansion, Its New FPV Drone, And How It Fits Into The Drone Racing Industry

DJI this week announced its first-ever FPV drone, bringing drone racing to the masses with a ready-to-fly racing drone. Aptly named the ‘DJI FPV’, this drone is largely ready for takeoff right out of the box. Priced at $2,099, could DJI’s new FPV drone be the golden ticket to bringing […]
March 3, 2021

DJI FPV Drone Is Here: Everything You Need To Know

DJI has cornered the market of photography drones, drones for kids enterprise drones, drones for agriculture, drones for roof inspections and more. And today, DJI adds one more, super-important vertical to its collection: FPV. DJI today announced DJI FPV, a drone designed for racing, and it can fly at nearly […]
February 25, 2021
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Likely New DJI FPV Drone Launches March 2

Get ready for a new drone to launch on March 2. Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has scheduled a new product launch event set for next Tuesday, March 2 at 9 a.m ET. And all signs indicate it’ll be a DJI FPV drone. Redefine Flying | MARCH 2, 20219 AM EST […]
February 22, 2021
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An Interesting Way Drones Can Help Outdoor Businesses During Coronavirus

Thousands of small enterprises across the country have shut down due to the coronavirus, more than half of them permanently. Of those that re-opened, many are struggling to draw back customers still wary about how safe some businesses — even outdoor businesses — may be. What does their outdoor setup […]
February 3, 2021

DJI Care Refresh Flyaway Coverage: Is It Worth It?

Worried that your drone will suddenly fall from your command and fly on its own, never to return? It’s a scary possibility, but the fact is that it is a possibility. Flyaways are never good. The drone will inevitably crash somewhere, which could create a dangerous situation on its own. […]
December 16, 2020
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced: Who it’s for and when you can get your hands on it

DJI’s newest drone is going all in on thermal an RGB sensors — a crucial component for use-cases like using drones for thermal inspections. DJI today launched the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced, improving on the Mavic 2 Enterprise which launched in 2018. With the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced, DJI improved […]
December 4, 2020

Altavian Acquisition Sets Stage For FLIR’s Move Deeper Into Drones

Thermal-sensor maker FLIR has long been one of the most important, drone-adjacent companies out there — providing the tech needed to enable drones to use thermal cameras for purposes like finding missing people in remote areas, sensing the hottest spots in fires, or testing solar panels, among other use-cases. But […]
November 19, 2020
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The Top Drone Manufacturers Of 2020

To probably no one’s surprise, the top commercial drone manufacturer of 2020 is DJI, which has an estimated 70-80% market share. The numbers are based on a report from German analytics firm Drone Industry Insights, which analyzed 430 global companies whose core business is to manufacture drones. “(DJI) is the […]
November 5, 2020
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DJI Mini 2 Maintains 249g Weight, While Improving On Video

DJI’s newest drone is a tie for smallest drone yet, but it wins the award for tiniest drone with 4K video. The DJI Mini 2 launched on Nov. 4 as an ultra-light (249 grams, to be exact), portable drone that’s capable of recording 4K video — particularly impressive given the […]
September 28, 2020

Real Estate Drones Get Their Moment With Coronavirus Restrictions

Can’t tour your future dream home in-person due to local limitations on real estate showings — or because you just don’t want to travel to see a potential home? Real estate drones can help. 45% of homebuyers said they made a bid on a home without first seeing it in […]
September 4, 2020

Teal Golden Eagle Drone Launches Publicly, Bringing Government-Approved Surveillance Drone To Masses

Teal, an American drone company that first caught the public’s attention with a CEO who was still in high school, has grown up — big time. The company’s CEO, George Matus, is now in his early 20s. And the company is maturing too with the launch of Teal Golden Eagle, […]
July 18, 2020

This Rugged Drone Passed A Level 5 Hurricane Test – And Can Withstand 155mph Winds

You typically shouldn’t fly drones in strong winds, unless you’re flying something like a Percepto drone. The Israel-based drone maker that makes what it calls an “autonomous drone-in-a-box” just became the first drone company to build a product that passes Level 5 hurricane testing. Their drone can fly at a […]
July 9, 2020
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Ride An EHang Passenger Drone Directly To Your Hotel

I’m typically an avid traveler, frequently taking my drones to spots around the world like Australia, Oman and even the Arctic Circle. This summer, I’m staying at home — but that doesn’t mean I’m not dreaming about travel every day. And since they’re just dreams — why not dream of […]
June 26, 2020

Skydio 2 Review: Yes, It’s A Freakishly Smart Drone

NOTE: The Skydio 2 is not yet available in Australia and no time frame has been given. Prices quoted below are in American Dollars. I’ve flown, and crashed, a lot of drones in my lifetime. Especially in the early days of drones, I sent a lot of drones into trees […]