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 14, 2019
Project Wing

Australian Company Nabs First Drone Delivery Approval

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has approved Project Wing’s plans for drone delivery of food and medicine in suburbs around the capital city of Canberra, a “world-first,” according to a new report by the Guardian. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has been testing self-flying delivery drones […]
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 16, 2019

How Drones Can Teach Your Kids About Science

The following is a guest post by Emily Folk. You can read more of her work on her blog, Conservation Folks. Drones can be a useful tool that science teachers can use to spark interest in various subjects and demonstrate concepts to their students — and it’s not just flying. […]
March 7, 2019

NYC Drone Film Festival Best in Show

The New York City Drone Film Festival’s mission is to help progress the art of aerial cinematography and storytelling using drones. Congratulations to all the #NYCDFF winners! 2019 #NYCDFF WINNERS CINEMATIC FPV CATEGORY & BEST IN SHOW – MOABLASTER 2 – THE STORM by AIRBLASTR EXTREME SPORTS CATEGORY – GOOD […]
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 23, 2019
Pensa Drone

Pensa Drone Checks Store Shelves

For retailers, empty or incorrectly stocked shelves come with a high price tag. New startup Pensa thinks drones can help, giving close-to-real-time updates on in-store inventory to both retailers and brands. It’s a lightweight alternative to the armies of cameras that track a customer’s every move in Amazon Go convenience […]
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 30, 2019
DroneGun Tactical

Rogue Drones: Counter-UAS Systems Take Down Outlaw Aircraft

The expansion of drones into our everyday lives is occurring at an unprecedented rate, and although the vast majority of people using drones find them as enjoyable forms of entertainment or specialized tools for industrial applications, there are unfortunately some who fly them in an improper manner. With a relatively […]
January 23, 2019
DJI Inspire

Pro Tips For Aerial Photos

Many drone pilots will begin the process of moving from just flying drones to flying drones with some purpose, and for many that purpose is to document their flight through photography or videos. Let’s talk about what you will want to look for in a drone to document your adventures […]
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 […]