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Today
DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, believes existing technology and local communication protocols can provide a robust system for managing and monitoring drone traffic, without requiring new equipment or a massive new database of all drone flights. DJI outlined its regulatory approach to ensuring the safe growth of drone traffic […] [...]
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Source: SUAS News
With the growing popularity of consumer drones, our skies may soon become highly populated with these flying robots. For drones flying in these scenarios, it would be imperative to have a drone software capable of situational awareness and ability to handle the associated risks. A good robust drone software is essential, primarily for safety, and [...]
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Source: DroneBlog
Earlier
Just as you got all excited about the new DJI Mavic Pro Platinum‘s longer flight time, here's a new record to beat. Menlo Park drone manufacturing startup Skyfront's Tailwind UAV may hold the record for longest multirotor drone flight with a four hour and 34 minute continuous flight. Here's a video of the record-breaking flight (the drone pretty much just hovers there for the duration of the video): So how does it work? Unlike something like a DJI Phantom or Mavic which relies on a lithium polymer battery, this is a hybrid gasoline-electric drone. The company clarified that the tether pictured in the video was there to comply with the landowner but does not transmit power. Skyfront is one of a few companies to claim to hold some type of drone flight time record. The Guinness Book of World Records sites the Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle as the record holder for longest flight in space by a drone. The drone, which blasted off on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 11, 2012, returning two years later after spending 675 days in orbit. Boeing also holds the title for longest liquid-fuel-powered drone flight with its Boeing Condor, which first flew back in October of 1988. [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Source: Drone Girl
Today, during a technology demonstration at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MARUAS) Airfield at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe operated unmanned systems in three domains – air, land, and sea. According to a release from the governor's office, the technology demonstration showed how scientists are using unmanned systems to study the impacts of major storms and sea-level rise on barrier-island dynamics as a means to shape policies for coastal resilience. “Virginia is leading the way to leverage new technologies to better protect key natural and economic assets like our coastline,” states McAuliffe. “By combining unmanned systems across all three domains, we are collecting data that will provide greater insight into our coastline, demonstrating the transformative nature of these technologies and highlighting the capabilities of this uniquely situated facility at Wallops. By leaning forward on merging these emerging technologies, we can bring enormous benefits to our economy and our environment.” Air, Land and Sea! Just did it all here at @NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility. https://t.co/j0ecBLYnLn pic.twitter.com/y3FTT6FnXM — Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) September 22, 2017 Two Virginia universities, William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Randolph-Macon College of Ashland, teamed up with the University of Delaware to conduct the preliminary coastal-resilience [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Unmanned Aerial
A federal court has grounded four parts of a 2016 drone ordinance in a Massachusetts town after a pitched legal battle that may set precedence in future UAV case law. Local drone operator Michael Singer filed the lawsuit after the town of Newton passed an ordinance regulating drone use in December. Among other things, the […] The post Massachusetts: Federal Court Grounds Municipal Drone Law appeared first on DRONELIFE. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Dronelife
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) division has awarded a grant of $599,997 to Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) in partnership with St. Cloud State University (SCSU) for the advancement of geospatial information technology (GIT) and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education and training. NCTC's awarded project is entitled “Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Geospatial Information Technology Integration into Technician Education.” The three-year project will focus on developing new capabilities in geographic information science at both Minnesota schools and create educational pathways through dual-credit enrollment and 2+2 articulation agreements for NCTC students. “We will be using the funds to complete specific work requested by government agencies in the aviation sector – which will also serve to further the knowledge of the industry as a whole,” comments Dr. Dennis Bona, president of NCTC. NCTC says it has the only accredited UAS maintenance program in the nation and the first two-year associate of arts degree program in geospatial intelligence analysis. The school says the new grant will be used to continue working on drone innovations and create new educational opportunities for students – leading to a highly skilled GIT and UAS workforce. NCTC and SCSU are hosting an agreement signing ceremony to celebrate the [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Unmanned Aerial
The RC world is developing fast and this means better, faster, more technologically advanced devices for us! But with the increasing level of popularity of drones in the last few years, there seems to be an argument among RC fans: drones vs. RC cars. I am a big fan of both and I think the [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: DroneBlog
Using drones under extreme conditions remains a challenge for many companies around the world. Choosing the right platform versus a professional service provider for drone operation is equally challenging – especially when the results must be highly accurate. This 14-page white paper looks at some of these challenges in detail and aims to steer business [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: DroneBlog
Precision Capture have been successfully delivering innovative solutions in 2D and 3D data capture, measurement and imagery for 25 years. With their new distribution partnership with Wingtra, Precision Capture is expanding their UAV offering: “The WingtraOne is the perfect extension of our UAV offering into the premium segment: it is as easy-to-use as a [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: DroneBlog
Betterview, a provider of software and services for capturing and analyzing data from drones, has partnered with Understory Inc., a weather network and analytics company. Understory's historical weather data will now be integrated into Betterview's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) software platform. The partnership will allow Betterview users to review hail, high wind, precipitation and ice dam data before sending a drone out to inspect buildings and properties, the companies explain. By entering an address into Betterview's Tower platform, underwriters and adjusters can review historical weather information, current weather conditions, satellite imagery, and building age to screen risk and investigate claims. “In order to create more context around buildings and properties, underwriters and adjusters often go to various websites to gather building information, weather data, building and property images, etc.,” comment David Lyman and Dave Tobias, co-founders of Betterview. “Our partnership with Understory pre-fills vital historical weather information to automate parts of the information-gathering process and, more importantly, create a complete risk profile for our clients.” Betterview's software platform provides users with a holistic view of risk by assessing various building and property attributes before drone flights and then using artificial intelligence in conjunction with construction and roofing experts to analyze imagery captured after [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Unmanned Aerial
I don't know about you, but I've been patiently waiting for the whole George Jetson lifestyle of the future thing to pan out. I've got a domestic mopping robot so why am I still sitting in traffic at the Bay Bridge toll plaza? While I'll be the first one to admit that I'm just an […] [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: SUAS News
When Hurricane Irma passed over Daytona Beach, tearing off roofs, twisting signs and knocking over a water park slide, professors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were there to help assess the damage. Using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, from the university's Daytona Beach Campus, three College of Aviation professors worked with police officers from the […] [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: SUAS News
What recommendations would you give to an aspiring drone operator who has a Part 107 certification and is looking for commercial work? Answer: Having the certification is a good starting point, but there is a lot more to becoming a competent commercial drone pilot. Prospective pilots must have additional training in the various platforms, payloads, and missions that they will have to use in their work. The most important traits that professional drone-service companies are looking for include being scientific, disciplined, reasoned, and able to follow the rules for operating the drones safely and having the ability to learn—and be comfortable with—a variety of platforms, payloads, and missions. The bottom line is that the industry is very new, and potential pilots must be willing to tailor their training to their own goals and competencies. We post job listings on Craigslist, with Facebook groups and advertising, on our own website, and in industry publications. Our contractors find us through our advertising in niche publications and online. As a rule, it is not the kind of work that lends itself to people walking into the office looking for work. On a résumé, we like to see the types of drones and payloads/missions the prospective pilot [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Rotor Drone Mag
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., and a delegation of administration officials departed this morning for Puerto Rico to deliver emergency supplies, help the community repair its devastated power structure, and assist in recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Included in the trip is a team bringing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) support. The New York Power Authority is sending a crew of 10 personnel, including translators, supervisors and engineers, along with drones and two drone pilots from the Department of Environmental Conservation, to assist with the assessment and reconstruction of Puerto Rico's power grid. The trip follows Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's official governor-to-governor request through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact for mutual aid. Prior to departing, Cuomo ordered assets from the New York State stockpiles to be ready for deployment and gathered a coalition of organizations to provide a number of assets and essential resources. Cuomo also announced that 60 members of the New York Army National Guard, four Black Hawk helicopters and 50 state police are on standby. “Puerto Rico is part of the New York family, and we stand with our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters as they begin to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Maria,” Cuomo states [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Unmanned Aerial
SeekOps Inc., a Pasadena, Calif.-based start-up, has launched a new service for gas-emissions inspections using a miniature gas sensor on a drone platform. The company says it commercialized technology that co-founders Dr. Andrew Aubrey and Brendan Smith developed while at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). SeekOps uses proprietary gas sensors on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to detect methane, the primary component of natural gas. According to SeekOps, the drone deployment provides increased efficiency compared with current leak-detection operations, which are traditionally carried out by vehicle or on foot by using large instrumentation. Additionally, the enhanced sensitivity of the technology reduces false positives and provides accurate methane concentration, the company adds. SeekOps was tasked to identify a drone platform with performance that could match the sensor technology. The team then reached out to Terry Parisher, CEO of San Diego-based Straight Up Imaging (SUI), a manufacturer of an industrial-grade UAS platform, the SUI Endurance. “Having known Terry since 2012, I had high expectations for what his team had produced with regards to their enterprise system,” says Aubrey. “Our first requirement was flight time exceeding 35 minutes with the SeekOps payload – a goal consistently met during rigorous field operations while deployed to the Bakken Shale [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Unmanned Aerial
Taking a drone overseas is complicated at the best of times. Choosing the right equipment to take, packing your gear up securely and getting it through airport security are all headaches that pilots flying abroad have to face. And that's before you've even landed in your destination. But the biggest challenge is complying with local […] The post DroneMate: An Interactive World Map With Drone Laws appeared first on DRONELIFE. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Dronelife
Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? ... [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Gizmodo
UAV Expert NewsAdvanced OEM Embedded Radio to Date FreeWave Technologies Introduces Its Most Advanced OEM Embedded Radio to Date The ZumLink Z9-PC delivers rugged and reliable wireless for embedded and OEM applications in critical industries FreeWave Technologies, Inc., a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, today announced the general availability of the ZumLink... Advanced OEM Embedded Radio to DatePress. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: UAV Expert News
UAV Expert NewsDo you have a forty million dollar budget? Be inspired Be Inspired At Any Budget In our business we are privileged to work with and consult to many different companies. Some small, just starting up and some with net worths of over 8 billion dollars. For me, I enjoy working the most with the creative ones, those who think “there is no box” and are... Do you have a forty million dollar budget? Be inspiredCliff Whitney. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: UAV Expert News
UAV Expert NewsGDU Releases The GDU O2 Drone GDU Releases The GDU O2 – World's First Sliding Arm Consumer Drone GDU, the leading consumer drone manufacturer focusing on power and portability, announced the official launch of the GDU O2 Drone. The GDU O2 covers all the requirements for being the “perfect storm” of drone technology: It carries the best price for a full-function, portable 3-axis gimbal... GDU Releases The GDU O2 DronePress. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: UAV Expert News
Land O'Lakes, Inc. has announced finalists for the Land O'Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge, a crowdsourced competition launched in February 2017 to help surface valuable, user-friendly drone solutions that will help farmers make better decisions for their crops as they work to produce more food to feed more people. Drone firms often tout ease of use. […] The post Finalists Announced for Ag Drone Challenge appeared first on DRONELIFE. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Dronelife
10-year old, VA-based Aeroprobe understands that improved air information leads to better flight efficiency and safety. Aeroprobe produces sophisticated air flow data technologies used across industries. Their highly precise, multi-hole technology is critical equipment for anything that moves: Formula 1 racecars, wind turbines, space shuttles, helicopters and now, drones. Aeroprobe has miniaturized their equipment in […] The post Aeroprobe: Improving Flight Efficiency in the Enterprise and Beyond appeared first on DRONELIFE. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Dronelife
Mining is a major industry in Africa – and drone companies have established themselves there to grow with the industry. Service provider Rocketmine, a division of French company Delta Drone, was the first licensed commercial drone operator in South Africa and Ghana and flies the largest fleet of drones on the continent. That's because, explains […] The post Drones in Mining: The Rocketmine Process appeared first on DRONELIFE. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Dronelife
If this isn't the best deal EVER, then I don't know what is. You can now have a DJI Mavic Pro completely free, granted you don't keep it longer than two weeks. National Geographic has partnered up with DJI to rent out hundreds of brand new, free DJI Mavic Pro drones. To get a free DJI Mavic Pro drone, sign up at this link. Applicants will receive a confirmation email within one week of registering. Then, show that confirmation email at your local DJI store and voila! The Mavic Pro is yours for two weeks. The promotion is happening between now and Oct. 31, 2017. Related read: DJI Mavic Pro vs. Spark: which is better? Note that limited qualities of free Mavics are available, and for insurance purposes, a deposit may be required to rent the drone. The DJI Mavic Pro is by far, my favorite drone out there to date. It's everything a perfect drone should be — portable, easy and safe to fly, and takes great video! Team Drone Girl hard at work! credit @jenna.andersen #interdrone #lasVegas #djimavicpro #dronesaregood #dronestagram #drone #dronegirl #redrock #iflydji #paradise #desert #desertlife #droneoftheday A post shared by Sally French (@officialdronegirl) on Sep 10, 2017 at 5:14pm PDT The post How [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Drone Girl
From Blade: The Inductrix® FPV + from Blade® is the next generation of micro FPV building on the success of the Inductrix FPV and Inductrix FPV Pro. This new version comes completely overhauled from head to toe, packed with unique features that make this micro machine a blast to fly. New, larger 8mm motors and larger propellers provide impressive speed, response and torque in a micro this size. SAFE technology and new flight modes offer exceptional flight performance in indoor and outdoor environments. The new Meow Mode will flip an upside down craft to an upright orientation at the push of a button, no more walk of shame! The new flight controller now also has an Altitude Hold mode that maintains a safe distance from the ground, perfect for beginners keeping their focus on what's ahead. A freshly-tuned Agility mode takes full advantage of the beefed up power system, allowing for quick flips, rolls, and top end speed. The new Spektrum™ DVR monitor included in the Ready-To-Fly package gives pilots the ability to record their FPV footage straight to the built in memory card reader, making it easy to share their best flights with friends. Coming RTF and BNF, the Inductrix [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Rotor Drone Mag
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN – Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) announces that the National Science Foundation, Advanced Technological Education (ATE) division has awarded a grant (DUE #1700615) of $599,997 to NCTC in partnership with St. Cloud State University (SCSU) for the advancement of geospatial information technology (GIT) and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education and […] [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: SUAS News
CIG has reached an agreement on investment into Kray Technologies company, which manufactures Kray Protection industrial robotic cargo UAVs (drones) for spraying with plant protection products and regulators of crop yield growth. The company does not disclose the amount of investments, but it is known that 3 investors participated in the current round of financing. […] [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: SUAS News
TORONTO, ONTARIO – With the Big Drone Show arriving in less than a week, the second round of speakers has officially been released by the event hosts, The Sky Guys and Cambridge House International. The two-day event will take place in Toronto on September 27 and 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Now entering its second [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: DroneBlog
Earlier this year, Textron Systems deployed a UAS team to assist a town in Oklahoma struck by a tornado. The company's team gained more firsthand experience when it was embedded with a group of first responders headed to Texas after Hurricane Harvey. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: UAS Magazine
Your childhood fantasies of soaring through the air like Iron Man or Superman will seem far less fantastic after this sobering ... [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Gizmodo
Lasers are the future of war. And if this new video by defense company Lockheed Martin is any indication, that future is pretty damn close.... [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Gizmodo
UAV Expert NewsSafely Use DJI Return to Home (RTH) How To Safely Use DJI Return to Home (RTH) DJI's Return to home is a useful safety feature of DJI's drones, however, sometimes the way it works is misunderstood, which unfortunately has led to avoidable crashes for some pilots. So we're going to take an in-depth look at what it is and how it works.... Safely Use DJI Return to Home (RTH)Press. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: UAV Expert News
Still holding out on the DJI Spark? Now is the time to buy the tiny camera drone. B&H Photo is offering a pretty sweet DJI Spark discount. Purchase the DJI Spark quadcopter in any color from B&H Photo and get a $50 gift card. Or, purchase the DJI Spark Combo (totally worth grabbing to get the RC transmitter included) to get a $70 gift card. See my review of the DJI Spark here. The gift card can be used to purchase anything from B&H's store, so you can grab an extra memory card, DJI Spark battery or — gasp(!) — non-drone related item. If you opt not to get the Spark Fly More Combo, it's worth at least upgrading to the RC transmitter. Read more: DJI Mavic Pro vs. Spark: which is better? B&H also offers free expedited shipping — so no problem if you don't have an Amazon Prime account. The post DJI Spark discount: B&H Photo is offering sweet deals on DJI Spark drone appeared first on The Drone Girl. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Drone Girl
From Dromida: Get sucked into off the hook FPV action with the KODO FPV. With everything you need to get in the air virtually instantly, the KODO FPV pack from Dromida is your step up into a whole world of in your face RC action. Strap it on, cue it up, and roar out!Visit Dromida.com The post Dromida KODO FPV [VIDEO] appeared first on Rotor Drone. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Rotor Drone Mag
There are several types of thread-lock at the hardware store; which is best for our drones? Answer: Thread-lock, as the name implies, keeps threaded parts from coming apart under most conditions. There are two types: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical thread-lock includes split washers, star washers, and nylon-insert nuts. Chemical thread-lock can be both anaerobic and non-anaerobic. Anaerobic thread-lock will cure when oxygen is not present. It also has a chemical component that cures in the presence of iron-based raw metal (typically not alloys). Nonanaerobic thread-lock is typically hybrid cyanoacrylate–based and does not rely on a metal component. A non-anaerobic product will, therefore, lock both metal and nonmetal fasteners. Most people are familiar with mechanical thread-lock but have never used a chemical thread-lock. The prime advantage of a chemical product is that it not only locks the fastener in place but also seals the threads, which, in some cases, prevents air and liquid leakage through the parts. Both anaerobic and non-anaerobic thread-lock is produced in varying viscosity and bonding strengths. Usually identified by color, blue threadlock is most common and allows the parts to be disassembled with basic hand tools. Red thread-lock is typically more permanent and usually requires heat to disassemble the parts. Green thread-lock [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Rotor Drone Mag
UAV Expert NewsU.S. Government Gets New Throwable UGV The United States Government Gets New Throwable UGV Technology From Endeavor Robotics Massachusetts- based robotics company to deliver 75 ‘throwable' robots widely used by military and law enforcement personnel Endeavor Robotics, a global leader in tactical ground robotics, announced that it has been awarded a contract for 75 FirstLook unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) from the... U.S. Government Gets New Throwable UGVPress. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: UAV Expert News
What's the best type of case for traveling with drones and accessories? Answer: A hard-shell, polyethylene case is superior for both transit and shipping. Look for name brands with strong replacement warranties in the event of freak failures in the handles or otherwise. Also look for optional or included locking mechanisms and ergonomic features, such as wheels and comfortable handles. Look for small-cell, low-abrasion foams. They have the best durability and will minimize or eliminate the scratching of your lenses and equipment. Small-cell foams are able to hold the shape of the interior cavities as time goes by. Lower-quality open-cell foams will collect dust and won't repel water, and micro-cell foams can be so dense that they chip and dent over time. For larger drone cases, look for removable trays that are well balanced in terms of placement and weight. It is important that item cavities are crafted and placed so that the weight distribution does not cause the trays to flop or warp. Also look at the way the foam is cut. Waterjet-cut foam has the smoothest edges, and allows for the placement of the most number of cavities while maintaining weight balance. The process itself allows for maximum usage of space, [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: Rotor Drone Mag
Three hundred drones flying through Los Angeles, Calif. in a “Wonder Woman”-inspired light show has brought all new meaning to the concept of ‘girl power.' An all-female operations team at Intel, helmed by general manager Natalie Cheung, put together the Wonder Woman drone light show using the company's Shooting Star drones for a Warner Bros. event at Dodger Stadium. Intel's drones have been serving as nighttime entertainment at events such as Coachella, the Super Bowl and Walt Disney World. For the Wonder Woman drone show, the drones flew in the shape of the logo, words like ‘Power,' ‘Grace,' ‘Wisdom,' and ‘Wonder,' and even created the shape of Wonder Woman herself. “When I saw “Wonder Woman” on opening night back in June, I left the movie feeling energized – a similar feeling to when our drones create magic in the sky,” Cheung said. The live performance was accompanied by a musical performance from cellist Tina Guo. 300 drones lit up the LA sky tonight to celebrate Power, Grace, Wisdom, and Wonder. Bring home #WonderWoman on Digital Now and Blu-ray™ 9/19 pic.twitter.com/DZLFTyw5vc — Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) September 15, 2017 Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at how they did it: Watch the entire show here: The post Intel's Wonder Woman drone light [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: Drone Girl
Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial software technology, has announced that Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded them a contract to produce an emergency operations plan for drones. [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source: UAS Magazine
Want to get a job in Hollywood as a drone pilot? Phil Pastuhov is one of the pros, having served as an Academy Award-winning aerial director of photography with over 120 feature films and hundreds of commercials to his credit including “Lord of the Rings,” “Matrix,” “James Bond,” “Spiderman,” and “Mission Impossible.” He is also an ambassador for DJI and juror for the 2017 Skypixel Video Contest. And he's sharing his skills this year via a drone cinematography workshop called Drone Aerial Adventures, taking place this October in Utah. He chatted with Drone Girl on getting a job in Hollywood, what your drone reel should look like, the future of DJI and more. Drone Girl: Let's start with the basics. How did you get into aerial photography and then drones? Phil Pastuhov: My whole interest in aerial photography happened quite by fluke. I started as an assistant cameraman, then became an operator. From there, I was involved in a documentary that got me involved in skydiving. Several weeks after that, I got a call from a guy asking if I could help him with a project which turned out to be “James Bond: Moonraker.” That was my first opportunity to start working in aerials and [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source: Drone Girl
We have just released the results of our latest market research on the drone industry. The 2017 Drone Market Sector Report examines worldwide drone sales, service providers, business users, and software services. The research is the result of a three-month project sponsored in part by Airware and DroneDeploy. The online survey portion of the research garnered over 2,600 respondents representing more than 60 industries worldwide. Our analysis yields 10 key insights that summarize the current state of the industry, plus views of the overall market growth and drone use by vertical. Among the many insights in the report, three are especially worth highlighting: The U.S. market is flooded with service providers and remote pilots, with very few making enough money to sustain a full-time venture. The data shows that 85% of service providers make less than $50,000 per year, and 79% perform only one to five operations per month. More consumer drones are being used for commercial work than ever before. Survey data shows that more than two-thirds (68%) of all drones are purchased for professional purposes—either governmental or business. DJI dominates the industry with a 72% global market share for drone purchases across all price points. In North America (U.S. and Canada), it's 62%. The 88-page [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source: Drone Analyst
After selling more than 300 units of a counter-drone device originally designed to be a prototype only, Battelle has announced a new version of its DroneDefender system. [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Source: UAS Magazine