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August 14, 2015

Drone Racing Gets a Boost as Miami Dolphins Owner Invests $1 Million

(Credit: Screengrab from Tested/YouTube) First-person view (FPV) drone racing is about to enter the big leagues. The owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, is investing $1 million in the Drone Racing League, a New York-based startup that will host its first public race event later this year. The league […]
August 14, 2015

Take Flight With Drone Workshops

Retail giant Amazon’s much-publicized plans to launch a drone-based delivery service is still years away but unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are already in our skies and their use goes well beyond the military. They’re being used to take incredible aerial photography, assist search-and-rescue crews, monitor and inspect everything from mines […]
August 19, 2015

Will We Pick Privacy Over Convenience When It Comes to Drones?

(Credit: marekuliasz/Shutterstock) When a Kentucky man shot his neighbor’s drone out of the sky over his house this July, the story hit a nerve. What’s a guy to do when there’s a drone snooping in his backyard, scaring his kids? It seemed every talking head, from Kentucky state representatives to […]
August 20, 2015

If You Can Fly a Kite, You Can Fly This Drone

(Credit: Fotokite) While some businesses are eager to unleash drones and put them to work, one company wants to leash them up. The Fotokite Phi is a drone, built by Zürich-based Perspective Robotics, for people who have no interest in actually flying a drone. The Fotokite is a fold-up quad […]
August 25, 2015

U.S. Pilots Have Had Nearly 700 Close Calls With Drones

If you’re looking for today’s version of the “Wild West,” just look skyward. Consumer drones are flooding the U.S. market in a big way, and more people are flying drones than ever before. Unfortunately, airplane and helicopter pilots are seeing that trend in the worst place possible: just outside their […]
September 1, 2015

Zano Drones Delays and Extreme Tanning Video

It has been a while since we posted any news or deals on our drones for sale website due to other commitments from the team. If you are a drone flying enthusiast and would like to contribute with blog posts to an already established community of over 30,000 monthly readers, […]
September 6, 2015
IFA Berlin

Drones At The IFA Berlin

A quick foto recap of all drones on the IFA 2015 in berlin. All mayor drone companies like DJI, Parrot, Yuneec and Xiro had a stand. Surprisingly Polaroid had a few drones. DJI DJI had it’s default stand with the phantom 3’s, Inspire 1, Matrice 100 and a S1000 on […]
September 17, 2015

Video: These Animals Really Do Not Like Drones

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September 17, 2015

Old MacDonald Had A Drone: The Case For Legalizing Drones In Farming

By Sacha Marie We’ve all seen or read comparisons of drones like the Phantom 3 vs Phantom 2, arguments for GoPros vs built-in cameras, or the trending uses for drones such as wedding photography. While it’s all very much relevant, environmental uses for drones are becoming more prominent; specifically in […]
September 18, 2015

Now There’s a Drone for Amateur Undersea Explorers

Explore shipwrecks or swim with the fishes with the Trident. (Credit: David Lang/OpenROV) There’s a new drone poised to enter the consumer market that won’t give the Federal Aviation Administration headaches. San Francisco-based OpenROV built a drone that will allow you to channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and explore Davy Jones’ […]
September 24, 2015

VIDEO: Autonomous Drones Team Up, Build a Bridge

(Credit: ETH Zurich) Drones are really good at serving as our “eyes in the skies,” but, as it turns out, the flying machines are also pretty good construction workers. Engineers at ETH Zurich recently fired up their computers, as well as a team of drones, and set them to work […]
September 25, 2015

DJI Phantom 3 vs Inspire 1: Which One To Buy?

In this article we will make an in-depth comparison between the Phantom 3 series and Inspire 1, covering everything from design to control. DJI has recently released a new series of high quality drones: Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced. There has been much talk about the advantages and […]
October 4, 2015

Amazing Stanford Work On Adding Cinematic Camera Control To APM-Powered Drones

[embedded content] SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Niels Joubert*, Mike Roberts*, Anh Truong, Floraine Berthouzoz, Pat Hanrahan Cameras attached to small quadrotor aircraft are rapidly becoming a ubiquitous tool for cinematographers, enabling dynamic camera movements through 3D environments. Currently, professionals use these cameras by flying quadrotors manually, a process which requires much […]
October 8, 2015

Utility For Merging Mapped Areas In Google Earth

One of the great things about using drones to map areas is that you can do the same mapping mission many times, showing change over time. But it’s sometimes hard to merge that data into Google Earth for viewing. Thankfully, the team at the Google Earth blog have created a […]
October 10, 2015

Tricopter vs Quadcopter: Efficiency, Flight Time, And More

The tricopter uses 3 motors and propeller propulsion units with servo which rotate one of the propellers to compensate for the adverse yaw. They were popular earlier when brushless motors and propeller units were scarce. The copter suffers from lower performance and they don’t scale well to the larger sizes. […]