Drone News from around the InterWebs


October 10, 2018

Getting Great Aerial Shots Over Water

Very early on, I became fascinated with the possibility of using drones to create island-wide panoramas and unique perspectives of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. I learned some hard lessons about how to research and prepare for each flight, when I would fly my drone into the very unforgiving environment of […]
October 10, 2018
Paint Spray Drone

Disney’s Spray Painting Drones

We’ve seen some pretty interesting work come out of Disney Research in the past, like techniques for digitally recreating teeth, makeup-projecting lamps, a group AR experience and a stick-like robot that can perform backflips. One of its latest projects is PaintCopter — a drone that can autonomously spray paint both […]
October 5, 2018

Drone Travel Tips From A Pilot Who Has Flown Her Drone In Over 20 Countries

Meet Heather Butler, a drone pilot who started flying a few years ago, and for the last 13 months has been living out of a suitcase traveling the world and flying her DJI Mavic Pro. She shares her tips for traveling the world with a drone. Do you know an […]
September 27, 2018

These Drone Lights Are An Epic Way To Step Up Your Drone Photography Game

When drones first started becoming popular a few years back, simply having an aerial photo almost automatically made you an amazing photographer. They provided a unique vantage point and an angle that no one had ever seen before. But now that everyone on the planet seemingly has a drone, how […]
September 20, 2018

Drones Are Actually Getting More Expensive (Not Cheaper), Study Finds

In most industries it’s fair to assume that products get cheaper, not more expensive, with time. But with drones, that’s actually not the case. The commercial market is slowly shifting to using more expensive drone aircraft, according to the 2018 Drone Market Sector Report by Skylogic Research, which was released on […]
September 18, 2018
DJI Inspire

DJI Market Share: Here’s Exactly How Rapidly It Has Grown In Just A Few Years

It’s no secret that DJI is king when it comes to the drone industry. But the DJI kingdom has continued to expand — and it is showing no signs of slowing. The Chinese drone manufacturer now has an estimated 74% market share, according to the 2018 Drone Market Sector Report […]
September 18, 2018

New Battery Configuration Allows 2-Hour Flights

California-based startup Impossible Aerospace says that their new battery configuration can allow drones to fly for two hours! The company says it simply rethought the way drones are designed and built and notes that its first drone, which is about the size of a DJI Phantom, can last up to […]
September 13, 2018

Drone World PhoenixHD Racing Drone

Built for FPV beginners & FPV racers, the PhoenixHD FPV Drone Kit is the most versatile drone on the market today. Explore your new world with crystal clear digital video feed and capture the soaring essence of a bird’s eye view unlike ever before. After three years of engineering, The […]
September 7, 2018

The 8 Biggest Interdrone 2018 Highlights This Year

Interdrone 2018 is alive and well this week, with today marking the drone palooza’s final day. Interdrone is one of the largest drone conferences in the world, and returned to Las Vegas, Nevada for its fourth year in  a row this week. Here are 8 new and interesting things that […]
September 6, 2018

Drone Ambulance Nets $20K Prize

Vincenco Navanteri’s idea for a “drone ambulance” has won a $20,000 grant at the second FAI International Drones Conference and Expo in Lausanne, Switzerland. He won the grant to help him and his team develop their idea of a self-piloting drone ambulance that could carry a single person for up […]
September 6, 2018

Drone Imaging 101

10 experts share their advice on getting started by Team RotorDroneThere’s no doubt about the fact that drones have become increasingly popular. They are more affordable than ever, and more advanced and sophisticated than before. But getting started with drones is not as straightforward as you might think. It involves […]
August 29, 2018
Yuneec Mantis Q3

Yuneec Mantis-Q

The newest drone from Yuneec has voice control, facial recognition and can stay airborne for more than a half hour! Here’s the scoop from Yuneec: Your adventure awaits. Mantis is ready. Small yet powerful, Mantis Q features cutting edge, advanced drone features such as voice control and facial detection in an […]
August 24, 2018

DJI Mavic 2 Is Here With A Hasselblad Camera – Goodbye Phantom Series?

After many series of leaks — and not a lot of surprises about what the DJI Mavic 2 is all about — the DJI Mavic 2 is finally, officially here. And it addresses one of the biggest challenges with drone photography — shooting aerial images in complicated lighting conditions, including […]
August 23, 2018

Solar-Powered Drone

Aircraft that can take off and land directly without the need for a runway – such as helicopters and quadcopters – are attractive for personal, commercial and military applications as they require less physical space and infrastructure compared to traditional fixed wing planes. A team from the National University of […]
August 20, 2018

7 Reasons You Need To Take A Drone Trek To The Arctic

This is Part 3 of a 3-Part Series about my summer flying drones in the Arctic Circle. For Part 1, the Arctic Circle drone packing list, visit this link. For Part 2, tips for flying drones in the Arctic Circle visit this link. By now you’ve read my Arctic Circle drone […]