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January 3, 2018

New Primary Insurance for Drone Pilots, with no Drone Limit, no Deductibles, and Worldwide Coverage

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that it has condensed its liability insurance for drone pilots into a single policy that has no drone limit, no deductibles, and maintains the worldwide coverage that has greatly benefited IDRA members. Starting January 1st, drone pilots can purchase […]
January 3, 2018

COPTRZ Launch Groundbreaking Drone Leasing Solution

COPTRZ, the UK-based commercial drone specialist, has today announced the release of DRONE-FLX, an industry-first leasing solution that provides a cost-effective way for businesses and public bodies to enjoy the benefits of the latest drone technology. With costs spread over a three-year period, the latest drone hardware can be bundled […]
December 20, 2017

The Potential for Drones in Commercial Weed

I recently attended the Emerald Cup, a large two-day gathering of the California cannabis industry. Tens of thousands of participants, growers, associations, and grow-related businesses descended on the Sonoma County fairgrounds in Santa Rosa to celebrate the 2017 fall harvest. Let me preface that my weed-smoking days are long behind […]
December 20, 2017

The DGA Supports ELISTAIR and its AIRWATCH Project, A Tethered Drone System for Aerial Surveillance.

Elistair, French designer and manufacturer of tethered drone systems has signed an agreement with the DGA – French Defense procurement Agency – for the financing of its AIRWATCH project, under the RAPID program – Dual Innovation Support Scheme. The AIRWATCH project aims at developing a smart « dronebox »: tethered […]
December 20, 2017

Game Changing Drone Technology Enters UK Market – MMC Hydrone 1550

Leading UK drone technology and service provider uVue has taken delivery of what is believed to be the world’s first ever production hydrogen drone – the MMC Hydrone 1550 – enabling a new era for drone technology services in the UK to begin. According to uVue, the MMC Hydrone 1500 […]
December 16, 2017

Dual GPS Sensor for Autonomous Navigation with Drones

The most advanced drones use GPS sensors for Smart navigation functions such as keeping its position at a fixed altitude and position, “Go Home” maneuvers enabling the drone to go back to the takeoff location, autonomous flights which are possible due to a route prepared in advance and made of […]
December 16, 2017

YellowScan and Geotrim Sign a Distribution Agreement for Finland

YellowScan and Geotrim have concluded a distribution agreement for Finland. Headquartered in Vantaa, Geotrim is the Finnish Distributor of Trimble Geomatics solutions with long time experience on Imaging and UAV technologies. The agreement broadens YellowScan´s coverage in the Scandinavian regions. UAVs in combination with LiDAR technologies are now recognised as one of […]
December 13, 2017

Aluada Airspeeder Manned Multirotor Racing

Manned Multirotor Racing, do I think it could become a thing? Yes I think it probably could. I don’t like crowd funded drones as a rule, but I must concede to being impressed by the teams willingness to show failures in the journey so far. After two years of development […]
December 13, 2017

Phase One Industrial Releases iX Capture 3.0 Software for Aerial Photography

Phase One Industrial, a leading manufacturer of medium format aerial photography equipment and software solutions, today released Phase One iX Capture 3.0. This capture, control and RAW conversion processing software was designed specifically for use with Phase One Industrial aerial cameras. Engineered to support easy control of all essential camera […]
November 26, 2017

Why The DJI Mavic Pro Is The Best Drone For You Right Now

The DJI Mavic Pro, released earlier this year came with a unique selling point which trumped all the other drones released so far. What was that unique selling point? Its silent mode of operation! Although drones have become more and more popular in recent years, even the super expensive ones such […]
November 22, 2017
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DJI Introduces Racing Edition Goggles to Enable the Thrill of Drone Racing and FPV Experience

External Video Transmission and Camera Module Allows for Expanded Creative Uses Beyond DJI Drones DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched an enhanced version of the DJI Goggles targeted at drone racers, aerial enthusiasts and RC hobbyists. The new DJI Goggles RE (Racing Edition) […]
November 18, 2017

Understanding DJI’s AeroScope Solution

Last month DJI introduced AeroScope, its ready-to-use system to identify, track and monitor airborne drones while protecting the privacy of drone operators and imposing no costs upon them. Law enforcement, national security and aviation safety officials have been pleased to see AeroScope address their legitimate concerns about drone safety and […]
November 18, 2017

The Drone Racing League (DRL) and MultiGP Drone Racing Announce Simulator Partnership Surrounding the 2018 Swatch DRL Tryouts

MultiGP Drone Racing, the world’s largest drone racing organization with more than 20,000 registered pilots around the globe, and the Drone Racing League (DRL), the only professional Drone Racing circuit on the planet, announced their partnership to offer exclusive prizes for MultiGP participants in DRL’s second annual simulator challenge, the […]
November 18, 2017

Drone Delivery Canada Flies in Canadian Northern Communities of Moose Factory and Moosonee, Ontario

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (CSE:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce it was granted permission from Transport Canada to test its drone delivery technology in the northern regions of Canada.  DDC tested its drone delivery platform in the Moose Factory and Moosonee communities where it completed a series of successful flights comprising of […]
November 18, 2017
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Workhorse to fly SureFly™ Electric Hybrid Octocopter at CES

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, today announced it will conduct the first manned flight of its SureFly™ personal hybrid octocopter on January 8 in Las Vegasprior to the start of the 2018 CES.  The date is […]