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April 27, 2017

DJI And Hasselblad Introduce World’s First 100-Megapixel Integrated Aerial Photography Platform

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Hasselblad, the leader in high-quality professional medium format cameras, Tuesday marked the start of the next era of aerial photography by introducing the first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform. The DJI M600 Pro drone, the Ronin-MX gimbal and […]
April 26, 2017
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Flying a Drone: A Quick Guide for Beginners

Drones are becoming increasingly popular and less expensive. A lot of people are getting in on the drone game. Though it looks easy when other people fly their drones in videos, you might find that it’s a completely different story when you actually have your own drone in your hands. […]
April 19, 2017

Best Practices for Managing a Fleet’s Worth of Drone Batteries

If you’re involved with a large-scale drone operation, you’ve likely encountered frustrations dealing with lithium-polymer batteries. Battery logistics are a common challenge for companies scaling up drone programs, and they represent a considerable hidden cost of growing a fleet. Besides the purchase cost of each individual battery, you also have […]
April 19, 2017

Octopus ISR Systems Integrates VectorNav GPS/INS to Develop Precision Geo-Lock Feature for Epsilon Series Gimbals

Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory Ltd., announced that it has released a new feature for precision geo-pointing for its miniature Epsilon series of gyro-stabilized gimbals. This feature, Precision Geo-Lock, combines a state-of-the-art GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) with dedicated software algorithms and payload operator software. Precision Geo-Lock […]
April 19, 2017

DroneDeploy Announces Fieldscanner, Instant Drone Mapping for Agriculture

DroneDeploy, the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones today announced the beta release of its new Fieldscanner product offering real-time drone mapping, just in time for the spring growing season. With Fieldscanner, available as part of DroneDeploy’s iOS app, farmers can use any DJI drone to create a map […]
April 19, 2017

Cloud4Drones Platform Enables Live Use of Drone-collected Data

EIT Digital is launching “Cloud4Drones,” a cloud-based platform for drone monitoring that provides a novel way of building drone applications by exploiting the nearly ubiquitous connection to mobile networks to provide a cloud-based centralized data harvesting platform for data storage and backup. Integration with the cloud infrastructure enables live use […]
April 15, 2017

360 Designs Introduces the World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Live streaming VR pioneers, 360 Designs, today announced the release of Flying EYE™, the world’s first broadcast quality, live streaming, virtual reality drone. Flying EYE is the first drone system capable of streaming live, 6K, 360 video, with a range of over 5 miles. Flying EYE […]
April 15, 2017

A Huge Success for HyDrone 1550 Drone in High Altitude Test on Snow Mountain

At the end of March, 2017, MMC staff dispatched the pilots from its R&D center in headquarter to Yunnan Province, China to have high altitude test for hydrogen fuel cell drone HyDrone 1550. The Yulong Snow Mountain and Baima Snow mountain were selected as test base for unique environmental conditions like their high altitude […]
April 14, 2017

KDDI and Terra Drone Have Announced Completion of Inventing “4G LTE Control System”

KDDI and Terra Drone have announced the completion of a “4G LTE control system”, the system allows operators to control drones via LTE network. This system also helps drone businesses by managing the information on each drone and operator and providing detailed flight logs of each flight. Flight plans will […]
April 6, 2017
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Is Sky The Limit? 6 Legal Issues Drone Users Must Consider

As drones become more popular and affordable, the recreational use of Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is on the rise. However, many drone users have no idea about the laws which regulate this type of activity. We’ve been hearing news about near misses between drones and other aircrafts frequently these days, […]
April 6, 2017

Sentera Improves NDVI Workflow with Incident Light Sensor Updates

Sentera today launched updates to its Incident Light Sensor (ILS) for use on NDVI-Upgraded DJI Phantom 4, Phantom 3, and Inspire drones. For several years, research customers have used the Sentera ILS to measure the color spectrum of incident light from the sun. Now these capabilities have been seamlessly integrated […]
April 6, 2017

Successful Flight of Hirth 4201 EFI Gasoline Engine in MartinUAV V-Bat UAV

Goebler-Hirthmotoren GmbH & Co. KG (Hirth Motors) has been working with MartinUAV on a new propulsion system for their V-BAT transitional vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to improve operational endurance and to add heavy fuel capability. MartinUAV successfully flew this new gasoline engine on February 28th and demonstrated hover and […]
April 6, 2017

Luck Stone Partners with Airware to Expand UAV Data Processes

Luck Stone, the construction aggregate division of Richmond-based Luck Companies, plans to accelerate its growth in Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) technology through a new partnership with Airware, a leading national and global provider of commercial enterprise solutions for capturing and analysing aerial data. As an early adopter of UAV technology, […]
April 5, 2017

Flyability Awarded Most Innovative Technology by the Bulk Storage Industry

Flyability has been awarded most innovative technology by the bulk storage industry during the Storage Tank Awards ceremony organized by Tank Storage Magazine in the context of the StocExpo Europe tradeshow. Swiss-Based drone company Flyability has been awarded most innovative technology by a panel of judges from across the sector […]
April 5, 2017

Canon Drone PD6E2000 AW CJ1

Oh dear, another platform that is at least a year behind the crowd.  A snappy name as well, the PD6E2000 – AW – CJ1. I believe, and the name would suggest it, that this is a Pro Drones platform. So not really a Canon drone as is being reported elsewhere but […]