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October 27, 2016

How to Start Drone Business in Australia

Recent changes to air safety regulations provide new opportunities to those who want to turn their passion for drones into a business. As of 29th September 2016, anyone in Australia can fly a drone under 2kgs for profit, thanks to the easing of regulations by CASA, the Australian air safety […]
October 27, 2016
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Changing a Light Bulb…With a Quadcopter

It only took 9 light bulbs (and two different drones) to get this done right, but BOY OH BOY THIS IS PRETTY COOL. Well done, Sven 🙂 [embedded content] Alan Perlman – Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and founded UAV Coach in 2014 to help connect drone enthusiasts, to provide […]
October 26, 2016
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Airnest Launches Drone Flight Logging Tool

Pilots can automatically log their flights in the cloud for free and share the playback easily with friends and colleagues Today, drone pilots can begin logging their flights with Airnest, a simple, free cloud-based logbook platform. [embedded content] By uploading flight logs, or simply flying with the Airnest app pilots […]
October 22, 2016

Check Out Washington D.C.’s 2016 National Drone Show

The 2016 National Drone Show is an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education […]
October 19, 2016
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DJI Mavic Faces Delayed Shipping to Customers

Ruh roh. Below is an email that just came from DJI’s Global Director of Communication. My gut tells me this won’t be too long of a delay and that customers should have nothing to worry about. DJI is a tried-and-true company and maybe wasn’t expecting their newest Mavic model to be […]
October 19, 2016

DroneDeploy Unveils Flight Logs Solution and Simplifies Regulatory Compliance, Insurance and Fleet Maintenance

Inaugural flight log partners: Airnest, Drone Complier, Drone Logbook, Healthy Drones, Kitty Hawk, NV Drones and Skyward DroneDeploy, the leading cloud-­based drone software platform, today unveiled its new flight logs solution, available now with leading partners: Airnest, Drone Complier, Drone Logbook, Healthy Drones, Kitty Hawk, NV Drones and Skyward. Direct […]
September 20, 2016

GoPro Announces Foldable Karma Drone

Today, GoPro has unveiled their foldable Karma drone, available to buy on October 23rd. It costs $799 alone, $1,099 with a Hero 5, or $999 with a Hero 5 Session. [embedded content] The Karma features a detachable stabilizer that can be used to make non-aerial, handheld shots more steady. A rugged, outdoor-ready […]
September 16, 2016

Key Takeaways from InterDrone Las Vegas 2016

Last week, I attended InterDrone 2016, the world’s largest dedicated commercial drone conference with 155 exhibitors and nearly 4,000 visitors from 50+ countries. I went to InterDrone last year and was blown away. A lot of familiar faces this year, but a lot of new ones as well. I’m waiting […]
September 16, 2016
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Drone Racing League Partners with ESPN and Closes $12 Million Investment

The Drone Racing League (DRL), global leader of elite First Person View (FPV) drone racing, announced key multi-year, international event and media distribution agreements with three world-renowned sports broadcast and media companies including ESPN (North, South and Central America and the Caribbean), Sky (UK and Ireland) and 7Sports, the sports […]
September 16, 2016
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Kittyhawk Releases Android Version Of Their Popular iOS Application

Kittyhawk, the drone fleet management company, is proud to announce the availability of its industry-leading platform on Android. Commercial drone operators can now use Android devices to easily adhere to the recently-introduced FAA Part 107 regulations, and benefit from the same pre-flight intelligence, post-flight insights and in-flight peace of mind […]
September 15, 2016

How Do Drones Work?

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) seem to have endless capabilities, and have become extremely popular in the media . They might look effortless, but how much do we really know about the components of a drone and how they work? Remote controlled UAV’s or drones follow similar principles as radio controlled […]
September 5, 2016

Yuneec Unveils Compact, Easy-To-Use Ultra HD Flying Camera

The Breeze is Controlled via Mobile Device, Includes Autonomous Flight and Instantaneous Social Media Sharing Capabilities. Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of the Breeze, creating an all-new mass consumer category for the brand. The Breeze, the ultimate flying camera, is controlled via mobile device, has […]
September 5, 2016
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Kespry Steps It Up With Drone 2.0, A Serious Aerial Mapping Solution

Meet the Kespry Drone 2.0. This California-based drone manufacturer’s newest model boasts a flight time of 30 minutes and can cover 150+ acres of mappable ground area, twice as much as their last model. The Kespry 2.0 also has twice the wind resilience. Each of these improvements are due to a new airframe, battery, and flight […]
September 3, 2016

First Mission Completed Using Drones in Whale Research

Ocean Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting ocean and human health, has just completed the first mission using “snotbot” drones in U.S. waters to collect data from whales in a non-invasive way. “The use of drones for research and conservation is much like the invention of the microscope for cellular […]
August 27, 2016

Flirtey Teams with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises for First-Ever Pizza Drone Delivery Service

Flirtey and Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino’s) announced they have partnered on the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery model. The two companies exhibited the first stage of their partnership with a demonstration of pizza delivery by drone in Auckland, New Zealand on August 25th 2016. The successful demonstration was also attended […]