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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 24, 2021

AgEagle, EHang and the Drone Information Divide

Recent Accusations of Fraud Raise the Larger Question about Investing in the Drone Industry Last week EHang and AgEagle, two companies in the still nascent Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) space, faced fraud accusations by short sellers (EHang | AgEagle). Both stocks have soared over the past year as investors bought […]
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 […]
February 3, 2021
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DJI Care Refresh Flyaway Coverage: Is It Worth It?

Worried that your drone will suddenly fall from your command and fly on its own, never to return? It’s a scary possibility, but the fact is that it is a possibility. Flyaways are never good. The drone will inevitably crash somewhere, which could create a dangerous situation on its own. […]
January 21, 2021

Hobbyist Interest Has Unlocked Commercial Drone Adoption

New DroneAnalyst Research Reveals Commercial Drone Adoption Has Been Spurred by Hobbyists and “Bottom-Up” Growth Many drone industry veterans have stories of a drone program starting from an employee bringing their personal drone to work. Or a utility company where budget for a small drone fleet is kept just below […]
January 19, 2021

A Look at Trump’s Executive Order

Breaking Down Trump’s New Executive Order on Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems Just three days before leaving office President Trump leaves one last impact on the drone industry with a new executive order issued this Monday night. This was one of five executive orders released late […]
December 31, 2020

A Breakdown of New FAA Remote ID Rules

While the FAA’s original notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on Remote Identification drew significant criticisms from the drone industry, the final rules published on December 28th, 2020 have been met with general acceptance. This large shift in public sentiment comes as the FAA addresses its critics and published a more […]
December 16, 2020

New US Drone Hardware Ecosystem Begins to Emerge

Chinese drone players may celebrate the death of a federal procurement ban, but the US government will continue to support the birth of a new US Drone Hardware Ecosystem. As the National Defense Authorization Act nears completion, the drone industry has watched closely as the Senate overrode a clause in the House […]