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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 […]
February 22, 2017

How Can I Make Money with a Drone?

Photo Eric Cheng At Skyward, we make operations management software for companies that use drones, so business managers and drone operators often ask us questions regarding safety, workflow, best practices, and business efficiency. These are great questions that most businesses are focused on—and that our software specifically addresses. We also […]
February 17, 2017

3D Printed Micro Quad “Mega Whoop” design offered for free on Thingiverse

Yesterday while scrolling through my Facebook feed I ran across this little gem of a post by Matt Gleason featuring a 3d printed micro quad, Mega Whoop, while there are sure to be others out there this is the first I’ve seen posted publicly in the 3d printed groups also […]
December 7, 2016

Top drones for sale this Christmas

So you want to buy a camera drone for Christmas this year? Whether you are planning it as a gift for yourself or a family member, it’s definitely going to put a smile on your face! You are in fact in lucky as Christmas this year is the best time […]
November 24, 2016

2016 Cyber Monday and Black Friday Drone Deals

Black Friday is once again debuting with a wide range of Cyber Monday and Black Friday drone deals available from both the official DJI website and Amazon. The drones for sale deals have already started on Thu 24th Nov, just one day before Black Friday so you can start ordering your […]
October 27, 2016
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Why I Think the Prosumer Drone Will Never Die

Innovations will flourish on drones that target the prosumer market for a long time THE FACTS: In the 1980 book, The Third Wave, futurologist Alvin Toffler coined the term “prosumer” when he predicted that the role of producers and consumers would begin to blur and merge. Today, the term is […]
August 15, 2016

DJI and UC Berkeley Students Team Up to Find UAV Power Solution

One of the pillars of UC Berkeley’s Mechanical Engineering program is the Senior Capstone Design Course. Every year, senior students are asked to work on an ME design project that addresses a specific problem or mission. For the 2016 Spring semester, six students in Team SkyBison were asked to design a […]
August 15, 2016

Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems. These emerging irregular systems and concepts of […]