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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 […]
October 27, 2016
Typhoon DH 11

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 […]
August 4, 2016

A Step Change in UAS Capability Has Hit Both Maritime & Aerospace Systems

Blue Bear engineers, in partnership with CREATEC, inspected the HMS Illustrious (R06), an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. The RISER system demonstrated how automated unmanned systems can safely fly inside ships for inspection. The trials were also conducted in partnership with Lloyd’s Register, and demonstrated the safe navigation and […]
August 4, 2016

DroneDeploy Announces New Contour Export

Elevation data is crucial to many industries. Businesses are beginning to look to drones as a faster, safer, more cost-effective alternative to traditional ground-based survey methods of capturing elevation data. Over the last few months, we’ve rolled out a number of tools to help companies leverage elevation data, including improved […]
August 2, 2016
Microdrones SAR

Microdrones™ and DLRG Demonstrate Promising New Water Rescue Tactic Using Drones

On Friday 7/22, German-based company microdrones collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE. Crowds watched in awe from the banks […]
August 2, 2016

Farmers Edge Partners with Green Aero Tech to Bring Enhanced Drone Services and Imagery to Growers

Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, announced today it has partnered with Green Aero Tech, Canada’s leading drone systems and data provider, to integrate next-generation drone imagery into FarmCommand™ for direct-to-cab data. Now, Farmers Edge growers will have access to drone imagery and […]
August 1, 2016

UPair One, Cheap as Chips 4K Quad

All the bits look familiar and it even comes with its own monitor. I’m sure its Ardupilot or PX4 inside so should be suitable for a little bit of hacking. If you are needing a simple quad for some experiments you would spend close to the Up airs $369.99 just […]
July 26, 2016

GoPro Presenting the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Drone Sports Association (DSA) announced on Monday that the highly anticipated 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships “Drone Nationals” will be presented by GoPro, AIG, EMC, and EY have also signed on as major partners for the marquee event August 5-7, on Governors Island, New York. […]
July 22, 2016

It’s Not a Drone, But it’s Way Cool. First Flight for Manned Wingboard

Wyp Aviation announced today that it successfully conducted its first full-scale, manned flight testing the week of June 27th, 2016, at the ACE Wind Tunnel facility in Toronto, ON, Canada, as part of their human flight week. A culmination of three years of development, the full-scale prototype was pilot by […]
July 18, 2016
Amazon Prime Air Drone

Amazon Patents Special Drone Housing in the Sky

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The United States Patent Office issued Amazon with a multi-use UAV docking system patent last week. US patent number 9387928, filed by Amazon in December of 2014, provides an interesting insight into Amazon Prime Air’s thinking regarding potential delivery drone infrastructure in urban areas. The patent’s abstract gives a good […]
July 18, 2016

US Army Orders CyPhy Works Tethered Drone

DANVERS, Mass. – CyPhy Works announced today that it has received an order for its Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) System, from the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). PARC, a tethered drone, addresses the need for a persistent eye-in-the-sky by flying for days at a time. In supporting […]
July 18, 2016
AEVA Hangar

Olaeris Signs $55 Million in Orders

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Olaeris, manufacturer of the ‘21st Century Helicopter’, has launched a crowd-based, online fundraising campaign after disclosing it has signed over $55 Million in orders for its unmanned VTOL aircraft called AEVA. Since Olaeris exhibited at the HAI Heli-Expo sixteen weeks ago, aviation dealers have committed millions […]