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May 20, 2020
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What Is 5G, And What Does It Mean For Drones?

You’ve heard the buzzword at CES, drone conferences, on forums and in tech company marketing. 5G. It’s the future of drones. But what is 5G, and what does it actually mean for the drone industry? 5G is short for “fifth-generation networks.” In human-speak, 5G means significantly faster networks than the […]
May 14, 2020

North Carolina Delivery Drones Hone In On Coronavirus Relief

For a glimpse at the future of drone delivery, look to the skies above North Carolina, where drones are providing a number of delivery-based tasks. It’s all centered around supporting a variety of aspects of life that coronavirus has upended, from delivering medical test samples to bringing food to people’s […]
May 3, 2020
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What The 48MP Mavic Air 2 Really Means For High-Resolution Photography

Chinese drone maker DJI in April launched the Mavic Air 2, and photographers are head over heels about the promise of high-resolution 48mp photos. More megapixels typically means more details. If you’re printing your images, more megapixels allow you to print in larger formats. When flying your Mavic Air 2, […]
May 2, 2020
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Best Construction Use Cases for Drones

Drones could save your construction business a ton of money and time, and even boost your reputation. The commercial drone market is yet in its nascent stages since the Federal Aviation Administration just approved quadcopters for business uses last year. But, it is predicted to be a huge success, and […]
April 28, 2020
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Mavic Air 2 Is Here, And It’s A Photographer’s Dream

The Mavic Air 2 was announced on Monday night as part of a launch event dubbed “Up Your Game” — and it’s a dream for photographers. This drone is all about photography, featuring 8K functionality and a larger 1/2″ camera sensor. With the Mavic Air 2, DJI is especially honing […]
February 13, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: DJI Covers Shenzhen With Disinfectant

Drone giant DJI is stepping in on the fight to control the coronavirus outbreak in China. The Chinese dronemaker this month announced that it would pledge almost $1.5 million in aid to help contain the coronavirus outbreak. But DJI is doing more than just giving out money. It’s putting its […]
February 13, 2020
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Mavic Mini Getting Started Guide

What you need to do and set up before flying your drone So you just got a DJI Mavic Mini?! Congrats! This may be your first foray into drones, in which case welcome! Before you get flying though, here’s your Mavic Mini getting started guide. Whether you want to know […]
February 10, 2020

Battle To Control Coronavirus Outbreak Gets A Lift From Drones

Drones are playing a major role in the effort to stop the coronavirus outbreak. Some of their work is being largely lauded, such as delivering medical supplies. But some of the drones working in the midst of the outbreak are also quite controversial, such as the drones that fly around […]
January 23, 2020

Edgybees Helps Australia’s Firefighters

As fires rage across Australia, devastating regions and endangering wildlife, drones and related technologies have stepped up to help first response teams to combat and mitigate loss from the deadly flames. One such company is Edgybees, AR software platform that overlays key geo-spatial information onto live drone feeds to produce  […]
January 23, 2020
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Intro to Multispectral Imaging

Originally developed for military target identification and reconnaissance, multispectral imaging uses specific wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum to document environmental features of interest. Early NASA imaging of Earth from space incorporated multispectral imaging technology to map details related to oceans, landforms, and vegetation. More recently, modern weather satellites now produce […]
January 21, 2020
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A Day In the Life of a Commercial Drone Operator

Within the past few years, drones have become just another tool in the toolbox for movie creators, both big and small. The next time you finish watching your favorite feature film or TV show, pay attention to the credits at the end. More than likely, you will see the names […]
January 10, 2020

Best of CES 2020: Top Drones

At the 2020 CES event in Las Vegas, we were blown away by the new, innovative drones and gear on display! Here are RotorDrone Pro’s award winners from the event. Autel EVO 2 Autel Robotics set a new standard for the functionality of compact, foldable drones at CES 2020 with […]
January 8, 2020

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Back In Stock After Production Hiatus

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is back. The popular drone was discontinued in March 2019. At the time, DJI posted a note on its site saying, “The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is no longer in production. For the latest in DJI technology, please view our product recommendations below.” The […]
November 25, 2019

Autonomous Firefighting Drone

Working with mentors from Sikorsky, three University of Connecticut engineering seniors are translating their classroom education to the field. Electrical engineering majors Kerry Jones and Joshua Steil, and computer engineering major Ryan Heilemann, are collaborating to build and program an autonomous firefighting drone to battle blazes without a pilot’s guidance. […]
November 25, 2019

More Proof That The Near DJI Monopoly Is Real

Does it feel like every drone you see flying was made by DJI? You’re not imagining it. A new crop of data confirms something completely unsurprising: most drones out there are made by DJI, furthering the notion that a DJI monopoly is near. The 2019 Drone Industry Survey, which was […]