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July 24, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Drone Display Showcases Most Stunning Aerial Art Yet

The Tokyo Olympics drone display featured in this year’s Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony was perhaps the most stunning use of drones for artistry yet. At the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, more than 1,800 drones graced the skies in the form of Earth, rotating above the Olympic Stadium. The display was […]
June 16, 2021
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SkyeBrowse Launches Thermal Mapping Software For Autel Drones

SkyeBrowse, which is the brainchild of multiple state and federal-funded research projects at Rutgers University, is a software that allows its users to map a 3D model of data collect via say, a drone, in one tap. And now, SkyeBrowse software is compatible with Autel drones. U.S.-based SkyeBrowse announced this […]
June 11, 2021
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New Details Emerge On Sony Airpeak S1 Drone – Including An Eye-Popping Price Tag

We’ve known about Sony’s drone for a few months now, with hype-ever growing since it was formally teased at this year’s virtual CES 2021. But the most comprehensive set of details about the new drone, named the Sony Airpeak S1, were revealed this week as part of a formal announcement […]
May 21, 2021
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What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Using Drones To Get Aerial Photos Of Homes

So you’re a real estate agent, and you want drones to be a part of your listing photos. After all, what better way to showcase a home’s sweet pool, or expansive yard? Or perhaps you want to show its proximity to the beach or other desirable location. Aerial photography using […]
May 19, 2021

Getting Started in Drone Photography

In this article, I’ll share with you some of my experiences doing drone photography with my new flying camera. I learned on a DJI Mavic Pro, but the principles here apply to any newer camera drone as well. You’ll see how learning to use and fly a drone can help […]
May 7, 2021
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3D FPV Goggles: Why Are They So Hard To Come By?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about 3D FPV goggles and why they’re so hard to come by (no, DJI doesn’t sell any). If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. I’m looking for a commercially manufactured drone for FPV that has two cameras and […]
April 28, 2021
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Drone Delivery May Have Gotten Way More Efficient Thanks To Wingcopter’s Latest Design Tweak

Most drone deliveries depart from a warehouse, fly to someone’s home or business, drop off a single item, and then return to their original starting place. From there, it gets a new payload (and perhaps a battery swap) and goes off on its next flight, repeating the process over and […]
April 16, 2021
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DJI Air 2S Entails One Giant Upgrade (A Literally Giant Sensor)

In the world of cameras, a bigger sensor generally means better. A larger camera sensor typically means that —in two otherwise comparable cameras — the one with the larger sensor will likely be able to allow in more light while capturing less noise. You’ll get more detail, and more beautiful […]
April 13, 2021
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These Gorgeous, Bio-inspired Drones Are Ready Ro Fly Like Bats Through Boston’s Sewers

Boston’s aging sewers are crumbling – but it’s not exactly easy to send a human through them to pinpoint exactly where infrastructure updates are needed. Robots seem ripe to do the job, but rovers are too slow to navigate the enormous, maze-like system. Traditional drones with fast-rotating blades can’t fly […]
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 18, 2021
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Dronehub and RCS Engineering To Create An Innovative Property Monitoring And Security System

Dronehub – the European leader in drone-in-a-box solutions – and RCS Engineering – a provider of telecommunication solutions related to security – integrate their technologies. They will create an innovative monitoring and security system based on breach detectors that trigger an autonomous control raid of the drone. The solution will […]
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 […]