Read the latest drone news today along with new developments in the unmanned aircraft systems aviation industry.

These daily drone news articles cover the latest innovations, developments, research and regulations from the top UAV bloggers, websites, service providers and  manufacturers.

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  • Women in Drones lunch is back again for Interdrone 2018
    by Sally French on July 22, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    The fourth annual Women in Drones Luncheon is back again for this year’s 2018 Interdrone conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Emerald Expositions, which operates the conference, announced this month that the luncheon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 12:15 p.m. at the conference, which will be held in Las Vegas’s Rio Hotel. The … Continue reading Women in Drones lunch is back again for Interdrone 2018 → The post Women in Drones lunch is back again for Interdrone 2018 appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DroneDeploy App Review With Tutorials, Pricing And More
    by Fintan Corrigan on July 22, 2018 at 9:50 am

    This DroneDeploy review takes a look at the app and platform features, including pricing of their excellent solutions used to create meaningful aerial data in the cloud. Below, you will also excellent DroneDeploy tutorials and closer to the bottom, we have links to manuals, the DroneDeploy forum and contact details including phone number. Sprinkled throughout, you... […]

  • Unifly, Aeronyde to Create Drone Traffic System for Emergency Services
    by Jason Reagan on July 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Florida-based drone company Aeronyde is teaming up with Belgian Unmanned Traffic Management provider Unifly to build an integrated, autonomous drone system for public-safety agencies. The UTM system will empower emergency responders to customize drone systems to fit any mission profile and agency size. Emergency workers can deploy the on-demand dispatch of drones to enhance on-site situational […] The post Unifly, Aeronyde to Create Drone Traffic System for Emergency Services appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • 3 charts show how police, fire and rescue agencies use drones
    by Sally French on July 21, 2018 at 9:49 am

    At least 910 state and local police, sheriff, fire and emergency service agencies in the U.S. now have drones — an increase of 82% over the last year. To put that into perspective, that’s twice as many public safety agencies using their own drones as the number that are using their own manned aircraft. That’s … Continue reading 3 charts show how police, fire and rescue agencies use drones → The post 3 charts show how police, fire and rescue agencies use drones appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • 12 Best Drones for Kids (Including Some DAD will Love too!)
    by Sydney Butler on July 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I don’t know about you, but as an adult I’m pretty jealous of modern kids. I wasn’t really into physical toys that much when I was a youngster. Instead my time was spent on the computer and PlayStations one and two. I basically found most physical toys a little lame. My dad’s friend was into […]

  • Kittyhawk.io: The Uniform Law Commission is Uniting the Drone Industry Against Its Proposed Tort Law
    by staff on July 20, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    The following is a guest post attorney and drone pilot Andrew Elefant, Director of Policy at Kittyhawk.io, an enterprise drone software company in San Francisco, CA. In anticipation of the Uniform Law Commission’s Tort Law Relating to Drones Drafting Committee meeting on July 25 in Louisville, KY, some of the biggest names in the commercial […] The post Kittyhawk.io: The Uniform Law Commission is Uniting the Drone Industry Against Its Proposed Tort Law appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • FAI and Freespace Drone Racing in new three-year drone sports agreement
    by Press on July 20, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Lausanne, Switzerland 20 July 2018 – FAI, World Air Sports Federation, and Australian giant drone racing team Freespace Drone Racing have agreed to extend their coordinated efforts in the development of drone racing as a global sport. The two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding that recognises the significant progress made by each party and […]

  • Student wins Ricoh scholarship for drone-enabled precision agriculture solution
    by Press on July 20, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that Veenadhari Kollipara of Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA is the winner of the 14th annual Ricoh Sustainable Development Award (RSDA). For her winning invention, an end-to-end solution that lowers the barrier of entry for precision agriculture, she is awarded a $10,000 scholarship. In its 14th consecutive year, the […]

  • Maxar Technologies’ MDA to provide mission-critical sensors for the SPACE DRONE™ on-orbit servicing spacecraft built by UK’s Effective Space
    by Press on July 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    MDA, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.), (NYSE: MAXR) (TSX: MAXR), today announced that a contract was signed between its recently acquired Neptec UK Ltd. (Neptec) company and Effective Space, the UK company pioneering last-mile logistics in space, for the supply of a space flight LIDAR and infrared camera for its […]

  • UAV Coach Creates In-Person Drone Flight Training Course
    by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    UAV Coach has announced new in-person drone flight training classes, which are available across the Southeast. UAV Coach created the 90-minute class for drone pilots to gain hands-on flight time with an instructor, practice with intelligent flight modes, and build knowledge about small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) compliance and safety. Custom training is also available […] The post UAV Coach Creates In-Person Drone Flight Training Course appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • SLANTRANGE Rolls out New Aerial Phenotyping Analytics Services
    by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    SLANTRANGE Inc., a provider of drone-based remote sensing and analytics systems for agriculture, has announced a new suite of analytics services developed specifically for the needs of test plot research. SLANTRANGE Aerial Phenotyping provides researchers and breeders with new classes of agronomic information for each individual plot of a field trial, the company says. According […] The post SLANTRANGE Rolls out New Aerial Phenotyping Analytics Services appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • FAA Reauthorization Could Come Up For a Vote
    by Press on July 20, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    UAV Expert NewsFAA Reauthorization Could Come Up For a Vote FAA Reauthorization Could Come Up For a Vote Next Week Vote could hinge on whether last-minute attachments appear. Politico’s Morning Transportation reported Wednesday that, “Commerce Chairman John Thune told reporters Tuesday that lawmakers have offered about 100 amendments to the FAA reauthorization (S. 1405 (115)), and aides are “trying to narrow that list of amendments down to a... FAA Reauthorization Could Come Up For a VotePress. […]

  • Persistent Systems welcomes MartinUAV
    by Press on July 20, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    UAV Expert NewsPersistent Systems welcomes MartinUAV Persistent Systems welcomes MartinUAV as Wave Relay® Ecosystem partner Persistent Systems, LLC announced today that it has entered into a five-year partnership with MartinUAV, LLC. MartinUAV will incorporate Persistent’s Wave Relay® Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) technology into the V-BAT, a small vertical takeoff-and-land (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). “Persistent is proud to have been... Persistent Systems welcomes MartinUAVPress. […]

  • Worldwide Civil Drone Production Will Soar
    by Press on July 20, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    UAV Expert NewsWorldwide Civil Drone Production Will Soar Teal Group Predicts Worldwide Civil Drone Production Will Soar Over the Next Decade Civil Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are attracting record levels of venture capital and promise to be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, reports Teal Group. “The groundwork is being laid for explosive growth in the civil... Worldwide Civil Drone Production Will SoarPress. […]

  • Thermal Imaging “Street Truth” for Drone Operators: the FLIR DELTA Series
    by Sponsored Post on July 20, 2018 at 10:49 am

    There are a lot of educational resources available for drone operators; but not all offer real, job-changing training for pros. That’s where the FLIR DELTA, a free online video series with downloadable “cheat sheets” is different. In a series of short videos, pro operators and experts explain the basics of using thermal imagery with drones […] The post Thermal Imaging “Street Truth” for Drone Operators: the FLIR DELTA Series appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • FOXTECH: Providing Cost-Effective Solutions for Enterprise Drone Mapping Missions
    by Sponsored Post on July 20, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Foxtech is one of China’s largest online sources for industrial multicopters, fixed -wing and VTOL products.  These commercial-grade drones are suitable for surveying, mapping, power line inspection and a wide variety of other commercial applications.   The NIMBUS VTOL Mapping Version is one of their newest offerings: a best-selling and cost-effective drone for mapping and surveying. […] The post FOXTECH: Providing Cost-Effective Solutions for Enterprise Drone Mapping Missions appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drone Technology and Its Impact on Tourism Marketing
    by Droneblog Editor on July 19, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    The success of the tourism industry has skyrocketed with the new popularity of drones. With a strong online presence of these visually stimulating aerial videos, people are becoming more interested in travel. They crave to reach new heights and travel to different places, thanks to the videos of breathtaking views that are popping up in […]

  • Introducing DRONECAGE
    by Droneblog Editor on July 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Team UAV, a leading drone inspection and survey company based in the United Kingdom have today launched a confined space drone cage solution specific for the DJI Phantom 4 drone – the most widely used drone in the industry.   Lewis Pritchard CEO of Team UAV said; “We’ve been developing dronecage in response to t […]

  • Intel is kind of obsessed with breaking drone swarm records (again, and again, and again)
    by Sally French on July 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Intel’s drone team has an extreme obsession with breaking drone swarm records, again, and again, and again. Intel has its hands in a variety of aspects of the drone industry, ranging from providing software for Yuneec’s consumer drones to making its own enterprise-grade drones. But its most media-friendly vertical seems to be its drone light … Continue reading Intel is kind of obsessed with breaking drone swarm records (again, and again, and again) → The post Intel is kind of obsessed with breaking drone swarm records (again, and again, and again) appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • UAV Visionaries: Darshan Divakaran
    by Mike Pehel on July 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Darshan Divakaran in an unmanned aviation expert with expertise in unmanned flight operations, flight safety, remote sensing, geospatial analysis and project management. He is the subject matter expert for the North Carolina Governor’s office, legislature and public safety agencies. In this role, he co-leads efforts to work with other state agencies, local government, industry, universities,... […]

  • Fort Collins Mayor Joins the National FAA DAC
    by Press on July 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    UAV Expert NewsFort Collins Mayor Joins the National FAA DAC Fort Collins Mayor Joins the National FAA Drone Advisory Committee to Represent Cities U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has selected Mayor Wade O. Troxell, Ph.D., of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) which convenes today for the first time under its new two-year charter in Santa Clara, California. The DAC represents... Fort Collins Mayor Joins the National FAA DACPress. […]

  • DJI Relaxes Geofencing Restrictions for Enterprise Users
    by Mike Pehel on July 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    This week, DJI announced improvements to its geofencing system. Professional pilots with authorization can use an application process to receive unlocking codes within 30 minutes. The last year has seen many improvements to the FAA’s automated flight authorization platform, LAANC, but once an operator has permission to fly from the regulator, they still can be... […]

  • DJI Enhances Geofencing Flexibility
    by Press on July 19, 2018 at 11:09 am

    UAV Expert NewsDJI Enhances Geofencing Flexibility DJI Enhances Geofencing Flexibility For Enterprise Drone Users DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is strengthening its commitment to enterprise drone users with new improvements to its geofencing system. Professional drone pilots with authorization to fly in sensitive locations can now use a streamlined application process to receive unlocking codes... DJI Enhances Geofencing FlexibilityPress. […]

  • SkyX Unveils New Design at #FIA18 SkyTwo
    by Press on July 19, 2018 at 7:33 am

    SkyX is at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow – #FIA18 – one of the two biggest air shows on the planet. (The other is Le Bourget, and is held outside of Paris on alternating years.) This show features all of the major aerospace players: Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin – and many more. (Plus, suppliers of […]

  • The Plexidrone Coalition – fighting for consumer rights
    by Gary Mortimer on July 19, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Plexidrone the Canadian darling of the crowdfunded drone world raised more than $2 million dollars in backing on December 1st 2015. At the time it looked like a very advanced platform. It is not uncommon for crowdfunded projects to slip on delivery times, in fact, it’s almost expected. One of our first callout’s of Plexidrone […]

  • The Drone Racing League SIM is now the official FPV simulator for MultiGP
    by Press on July 19, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Launching with exclusive MultiGP tracks, the most advanced and configurable physics, and chances to win a spot in the DRL 2019 Season, pilots will have more chances to practice and compete with the world’s greatest pilots. DRL is beginning to import MultiGP tracks in the latest feature update for the DRL SIM. Stay tuned for […]

  • Airbus Teams With International SOS for Drone Cargo Delivery
    by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Airbus and International SOS, a provider of medical and security risk services, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly study the viability of using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to deliver medical cargo and supplies. Under the agreement, Airbus will help define and install reliable aerial deliveries as part of International SOS’ MedSupply services. […] The post Airbus Teams With International SOS for Drone Cargo Delivery appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Intel Sets New Drone Light Show Record at 50th Anniversary Party
    by Malek Murison on July 18, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    To mark the company’s 50th anniversary, technology giant Intel has set a new world record with a drone light show…again. This time, 2,018 LED-carrying drones took to the skies above the company’s base in Folsom, California. The results were pretty spectacular. This is What 2,000 of Intel’s Shooting Stars Look Like You can see some of […] The post Intel Sets New Drone Light Show Record at 50th Anniversary Party appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Intel Breaks Guinness World Records Title for Drone Light Shows in Celebration of 50th Anniversary
    by Press on July 18, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company flew 2,018 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones over its Folsom, California, facility, setting a new Guinness World Records™ title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously. “Several years ago, we had an idea of flying drones forming the Intel logo over our corporate headquarters, and here we are […]

  • Farmer Survey Underscores Risks and Opportunities for Adopting Drones in Ag
    by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    According to a recent survey released by Munich Reinsurance America Inc., the popularity of drones is flourishing on the farm, with three in four U.S. farmers (74%) currently using or considering adopting the technology to assess, monitor and manage their farm. The online survey, which polled 269 U.S. farmers, was conducted by Qualtrics in April […] The post Farmer Survey Underscores Risks and Opportunities for Adopting Drones in Ag appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Intel Celebrates 50 Years With Record-Breaking Drone Light Show
    by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company recently flew 2,018 Intel Shooting Star drones over its Folsom, Calif., facility, setting a new Guinness World Records title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously, the company claims. “Several years ago, we had an idea of flying drones forming the Intel logo over our […] The post Intel Celebrates 50 Years With Record-Breaking Drone Light Show appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Continuously Saving Lives, UAVs Prove to be More Than Just a Toy
    by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    As more public safety agencies adopt small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the number of lives the technology is saving is climbing dramatically, reports Skyfire Consulting, a public safety UAV consulting company in Decatur, Ga. Recently, in just one day, four people were reportedly saved by drones in three separate incidents around the world. On May […] The post Continuously Saving Lives, UAVs Prove to be More Than Just a Toy appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Colorado Mayor Provides City Perspective in FAA Drone Advisory Commitee
    by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    As the only elected city official appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), Mayor Wade O. Troxell of Fort Collins, Colo., is bringing a city perspective to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration, according to the National League of Cities (NLC). Elaine Chao, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), selected Troxell to serve […] The post Colorado Mayor Provides City Perspective in FAA Drone Advisory Commitee appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) selects the Penguin C
    by Press on July 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) has selected the Penguin C unmanned aerial system, manufactured by UAV Factory, to provide low-altitude reconnaissance, storm damage, and other aerial information. The Penguin C UAS was selected due to the quality of design, engineering and construction, payload versatility, endurance, long-range performance, and value. LSUASC will […]

  • DJI Makes it Easier for Authorized Drone Pilots to Fly in Geofenced Areas
    by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    DJI has rolled out enhancements to its geofencing system, which uses GPS and other navigational satellite signals to automatically help prevent drones from flying near sensitive locations, such as airports, nuclear power plants and prisons. Now, professional drone pilots who do have authorization to fly in sensitive locations can use a streamlined application process to receive unlocking […] The post DJI Makes it Easier for Authorized Drone Pilots to Fly in Geofenced Areas appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Aerobo Announces Instagram Drone Photography Contest
    by Droneblog Editor on July 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    The Aerobo team works on hundreds of film and commercial projects a year and often encounter young, innovative talent who isn’t getting recognition they deserve. Few are pushing the boundaries with aerial photography, and the Aerobo team wants to help shine a light on those who are. This is why the aerial cinematographers at Aerobo are hosting […]

  • Thousands of Top AI Experts Vow to Never Build Lethal Autonomous Weapons
    by Dell Cameron on July 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals, many of them researchers and engineers prominent in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, vowed on Wednesday never to apply their skills toward the creation of autonomous killing machines.Read more... […]

  • Catalonia Drone Camp 2018 – Work Live & Play, professional drones
    by Press on July 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    The international Catalonia DroneCamp 2018 taking place near Barcelona, from October 22nd to November 10 is meant for those who are thinking on releasing new entrepreneurial projects related to the Drone Field. The initiative, funded by the European Social Fund through the Generalitat of Catalonia, calls 20 world wide entrepreneurs who want to learn about […]

  • EPFL Researchers: Your Torso is More Precise Than Joysticks For Flying Drones
    by Malek Murison on July 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Ever donned a pair of VR goggles and flown your drone from a true birds-eye perspective? Researchers at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are taking that immersive feeling to the next level, designing a system that can control a drone with precision by registering the torso movements of the pilot. Better yet, EPFL’s research shows […] The post EPFL Researchers: Your Torso is More Precise Than Joysticks For Flying Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • U.S. Sec. Transportation Elaine Chao on “Transformative Technology” and Government’s Role
    by Miriam McNabb on July 18, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    In a conversation with Fortune’s Alan Murray at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says that drone integration is a top priority for the department. Chao emphasized, however, the “proper role of government,” which she says is to be a regulator, but not to attempt to control the development of the […] The post U.S. Sec. Transportation Elaine Chao on “Transformative Technology” and Government’s Role appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Astral Aviation signs letter of intent to acquire two Falcon Drones Lucas F-250s for Kenya
    by Press on July 18, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Dubai-based Falcon Drones Technology FZ-LLC and Kenya-based cargo airline Astral Aviation have today signed a letter of intent for the airline to acquire two Lucas-F250 drones with an option to purchase an additional 10 in 2019. The letter of intent states that Astral Aviation will be the exclusive operator of the Lucas F-250 drone in […]

  • DJI eases geofencing restrictions, allowing enterprise users to fly drones over sensitive areas
    by Sally French on July 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

    DJI just made a change to its software that eases geofencing restrictions it implemented years ago — now making it easier for drone pilots to fly over sensitive areas such as near prisons, power plants and airports. The Chinese dronemaker this week overhauled its “Fly Safe GEO Unlock program” by now allowing pilots to request … Continue reading DJI eases geofencing restrictions, allowing enterprise users to fly drones over sensitive areas → The post DJI eases geofencing restrictions, allowing enterprise users to fly drones over sensitive areas appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Take this drone research survey, and you could win a DJI Spark
    by Sally French on July 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Want to share your opinions and experiences on the drone industry? Want to win a DJI Spark in doing so? Drone industry research firm Skylogic Research is in the midst of conducting its third annual Drone Market Sector drone research survey. The firm is seeking industry experts to participate in what it says will be a … Continue reading Take this drone research survey, and you could win a DJI Spark → The post Take this drone research survey, and you could win a DJI Spark appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Joystick vs. Torso: Study Says Human Body Wins When it Comes to Piloting Drones
    by Betsy Lillian on July 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    A recent study by scientists at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland found that using your torso to operate drones can be more immersive and more effective than using the long-established joystick. According to the study, your torso is more intuitive – and more precise – than joysticks for piloting unmanned aircraft, both […] The post Joystick vs. Torso: Study Says Human Body Wins When it Comes to Piloting Drones appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Boeing Teams With SparkCognition for UAS Traffic Management Solutions
    by Betsy Lillian on July 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Boeing is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) technology company SparkCognition to deliver unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic management (UTM) solutions. Boeing and SparkCognition will use AI and blockchain technologies to track autonomous air vehicles in flight and allocate traffic corridors and routes to ensure safe, secure transportation. Through the collaboration, they will also provide a […] The post Boeing Teams With SparkCognition for UAS Traffic Management Solutions appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • DJI Adds Geofencing Flexibility for Enterprise Users
    by Malek Murison on July 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    DJI has moved to improve the user experience of its enterprise users with improvements to its geofencing system. DJI said in a statement released today that “professional drone pilots with authorization to fly in sensitive locations can now use a streamlined application process”, which will provide them with unlocking codes within 30 minutes. The decision […] The post DJI Adds Geofencing Flexibility for Enterprise Users appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drones for Good: Intel and the Great Wall of China Expedition
    by Miriam McNabb on July 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Intel’s drone business is more than light shows.  In addition to showing off swarm technology and providing entertainment with their Shooting Star™ drones, Intel’s Falcon 8+ is a serious enterprise tool.  Now, Intel has ventured on an expedition to bring those tools to China for the preservation of one of China’s greatest monuments.  A team […] The post Drones for Good: Intel and the Great Wall of China Expedition appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Amazon isn’t the only site running Prime Day 2018 drone deals — check out B&H too
    by Sally French on July 16, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Today may be Amazon Prime Day 2018, but Amazon isn’t the only site offering mega Prime Day 2018 drone deals today. Amazon is running a slew of drone deals today, including $300 off the DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo ($999 after discount) and$50 off the Spark Fly More Combo ($499 after discount). But you can get those same deals … Continue reading Amazon isn’t the only site running Prime Day 2018 drone deals — check out B&H too → The post Amazon isn’t the only site running Prime Day 2018 drone deals — check out B&H too appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Drone Helps Rescue Hiker
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks to a drone carrying an infrared camera, Mountain Rescue Aspen was able to locate a lost Colorado hiker in pitch-black conditions. It was the first mission where MRA used a Matrice 210 drone fitted with an infrared camera and a second, powerful zoom camera. The drone was used at night to pinpoint where a woman […] The post Drone Helps Rescue Hiker appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Drone Discovery
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Sometimes an aerial view reveals something that is impossible to see from the ground, and that’s exactly what happened when photographer and author Anthony Murphy flew over the Brú na Bóinne archaeological landscape, a Unesco World Heritage Site about 30 miles north of Dublin. Murphy suspected that a recent drought might reveal signs of a […] The post Drone Discovery appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • New Air Blower Drone
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 16, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Royal College of Art graduate Marcus Kung has designed a drone that can fly without propellers, with the aim of reducing injuries. The Impeller Drone — Kung’s graduate project as part of the RCA‘s masters program in Design Products — flies using four air blowers, instead of exposed rotor blades like most drones. He created the product in an effort to […] The post New Air Blower Drone appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • 149.5mph – new speed record!
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    There’s a new world for drone flight! A Vodafone XBlades Drone, the Wingcopter XBR, set a new speed world record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. Piloted by world champion drone racing pilot Luke Bannister, the Wingcopter XBR achieved a top speed average of 149.5mph. The […] The post 149.5mph – new speed record! appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • FAA Warns Drone Operators: Don’t Get Scammed on Drone Registration
    by Miriam McNabb on July 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Drone registration is becoming a hot button topic in Washington these days, as lawmakers hear testimony from the FAA and other federal agencies over the need for greater security measures – including a universal registration requirement for all drone pilots. Registering on the FAA website is as fast and easy as any government interaction could […] The post FAA Warns Drone Operators: Don’t Get Scammed on Drone Registration appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • All the 2018 Amazon Prime Day drone deals you need to know about
    by Sally French on July 16, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Amazon Prime Day is happening this Monday — and on deck are some solid Amazon Prime Day drone deals. For the first time ever, DJI is getting in on the 2018 Amazon Prime Day drone discounts, offering up to $300 off the DJI Spark and DJI Mavic Pro on both Amazon and DJI’s own site. … Continue reading All the 2018 Amazon Prime Day drone deals you need to know about → The post All the 2018 Amazon Prime Day drone deals you need to know about appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Policing Police Drones, Inheriting Facebook Messages, and Unexplained Sounds: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
    by AJ Dellinger on July 16, 2018 at 1:00 am

    We here at Gizmodo had a lot of questions this week, and we did our best to give you some answers because you’re probably wondering some of the same things. For instance, if you’ve ever asked yourself who is regulating police drones to keep them from being abused, the answer is, “Pretty much nobody is right now, but…Read more... […]

  • 10 Best Photogrammetry Software For 3D Mapping Using Drones
    by Fintan Corrigan on July 14, 2018 at 7:30 am

    When it comes to 3D photogrammetry software for drones, there is quite a choice.  There are many 3D mapping software companies, which provide a free version or free evaluation period, allowing you to try the software first before any purchase.  You can then compare the various photogrammetry software packages. Below, we review with videos, the... […]

  • This is the biggest challenge for the drone industry in 2018, experts say
    by Sally French on July 13, 2018 at 11:11 am

    The biggest challenge for the drone industry in 2018 isn’t getting more funding or finding better employees. It’s not getting better drone hardware either. Software product development is the  biggest challenge for the drone industry in 2018, according to a June 2018 study conducted by Drone Industry Insights, a Germany-based market research firm. Drone Industry Insights … Continue reading This is the biggest challenge for the drone industry in 2018, experts say → The post This is the biggest challenge for the drone industry in 2018, experts say appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • An inside look into how we build drone software for construction
    by Hugh McFall on July 12, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Construction teams are adopting technology faster than ever before. But do you know how your new tools are actually built? If you’re exploring new technologies to bring on-site, it’s helpful to be able to look behind the curtain and see how they’re made. This answers a few questions that may be on your mind, such […] The post An inside look into how we build drone software for construction appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Alphabet Makes Project Loon and Project Wing Real
    by Mike Pehel on July 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Alphabet’s moonshot laboratory, X (formerly Google X) will be spinning off two of its most prominent children, Project Loon and Project Wing, into real companies. Although both companies are drone related, they will be forming two separate companies, Loon and Wing respectively. They will join Waymo as automated systems projects to graduate from incubation out... […]

  • Aerobo Photo Contest
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 12, 2018 at 10:34 am

    The folks at Aerobo are excited to announce their first ever Instagram drone photography contest. They’re giving away a $500 grand prize and showcasing the winner’s work and portfolio. The contest starts July 12th and will run for a total of 5 weeks. The winner will be announced on August 16th. Here’s the scoop from the Aerobo rules […] The post Aerobo Photo Contest appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • MQ-9B Drone Is First 'Civilian-Registered' Remotely Piloted Aircraft to Cross Atlantic
    by Tom McKay on July 12, 2018 at 4:30 am

    The first “civilian-registered” remotely piloted drone to ever make a flight across the Atlantic landed at 6:43pm local time (1:45pm ET) in RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on Wednesday after taking off from Grand Forks, North Dakota on Tuesday, the BBC reported, after traveling nearly 3,800 miles.Read more... […]

  • Engineer Faces Prison for Stashing Navy Drone Secrets on His Dropbox
    by Jennings Brown on July 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    An electrical engineer secretly uploaded onto his personal Dropbox account thousands of files containing sensitive information about the unmanned underwater vehicles his company was developing for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research.Read more... […]

  • Who Will Police Police Drones?
    by Sidney Fussell on July 11, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    The Police Foundation doesn’t want the police to call drones “drones.” Because of the public’s association with “military-style weapons like the Predator,” the organization’s 311 page report reads, the term “drone” is “a major obstacle to law enforcement’s ability to convince the public” that police drone programs…Read more... […]

  • Avoiding hostile drone takeover? Amazon has a patent for that
    by Sally French on July 11, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    E-commerce giant Amazon.com isn’t just working on using drones for delivery. Amazon is working on beefing up security measures to prevent a potential hostile drone takeover. Amazon last week was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office titled “Hostile Takeover Avoidance of Unmanned Vehicles”,  an indication that the retailer is preparing … Continue reading Avoiding hostile drone takeover? Amazon has a patent for that → The post Avoiding hostile drone takeover? Amazon has a patent for that appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • 3DR Launches Industry-First Thermal Solution for DJI M200 Series Drones
    by Hugh McFall on July 11, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Today, we’re excited to share that Site Scan now offers an industry-first thermal capability for drones: now, you can capture and use structurally-detailed thermal maps and 3D models in Site Scan, giving you a whole new level of visibility into your projects. Join our webinar with DJI and FLIR to learn how you can create […] The post 3DR Launches Industry-First Thermal Solution for DJI M200 Series Drones appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • The (Flight) Path to Success – How UAVs Helped GRAHAM Construction Cut Cost & Improve Safety
    by Amir Iliaifar on July 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    When it comes to surveying road construction sites, using traditional methods can be slow and dangerous. That’s why an increasing number of companies are turning to UAVs, such as fixed-wing drones, to cover larger areas with greater efficiency and safety. GRAHAM Construction, an organisation that delivers building and civil engineering... Continue Reading […]

  • How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology
    by Fintan Corrigan on July 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    What is a drone and how do drones work is answered here in this easy to understand article. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment are bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months. Below, we discuss UAV technology on the most popular drones on the market which have... […]

  • Aerovironment’s Mars Drone Flier
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 10, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment, which has built everything from a hummingbird-sized drone to high-flying solar aircraft, has built components for a new drone helicopter intended to fly much further afield: across the surface of Mars. AV is working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to build the helicopter recently selected by the Mars Exploration Program, […] The post Aerovironment’s Mars Drone Flier appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Modular Flying Dragon
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    You’ve got to watch this video to believe the incredible shape-shifting powers of this modular drone! Created by researchers at the University of Tokyo’s JSK Lab, the flying DRAGON can change shape, so it can fly through small openings and then re-form on the other side. Each of its hinged modules is powered by pair of ducted fans that […] The post Modular Flying Dragon appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • World Cup Drone Defense
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Like us, you’ve probably been watching the FIFA World Cup matches the past few weeks. But did you know that behind the scenes, the Russian Ministry of the Interior was on standby with counter-drone guns to protect spectators and players from UAVs? Moscow police have two LokMas Stupor anti-drone guns, which are currently undergoing tests […] The post World Cup Drone Defense appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Protecting Elephants
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 10, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    What began as a conservation-focused effort has branched out to include commercial operations conducted near Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, with daily patrols by unmanned aircraft thwarting thefts of equipment and property from railroads, a steel mill, and other industrial operations. In Botswana, flight operations recently began to protect elephants using the same […] The post Protecting Elephants appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Long-Exposure Photo Tricks
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    You might think that the folks at Polar Pro would know a thing or two about finding great long-exposure locations and capturing incredible images, and you’d be right. In this video, the PolarPro experts share their insider secrets to scouting long-exposure photo locations — great info or drone and ground-based photographers. Check it out! Read […] The post Long-Exposure Photo Tricks appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Fourth Annual Women in Drones Networking Event Planned for InterDrone
    by Katie Flash on July 10, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    The Largest Annual Gathering in the Commercial Drone Space will also Partner with Women and Drones for the Special Event NEW YORK — July 10, 2018 — Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, announced plans today for InterDrone’s fourth annual Women in Drones Luncheon, a special event it... […]

  • How are drones most frequently used in Europe? You might be surprised
    by Sally French on July 9, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    The buzz may be all about drone delivery, but the industry that is actually adopting drones the most is the surveying industry. A whopping 79% of commercial drones in Europe are used for surveying and cartography, according to a June 2018 study conducted by Drone Industry Insights, a Germany-based market research firm. That means about eight … Continue reading How are drones most frequently used in Europe? You might be surprised → The post How are drones most frequently used in Europe? You might be surprised appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • 5 Best Drones with Screen on Remote (Why Integrated is Better)
    by Sydney Butler on July 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Almost every consumer drone on the market these days integrates the user’s smartphone do stand in as the live monitor. This is a move that makes sense in many different ways. For one thing, it allows drone makers to sell their product for less money. It also makes it easier to keep the software updated […]

  • Hobbyists Lose Fight to Escape the FAA's Toy Drone Rules
    by Rhett Jones on July 6, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    The skies aren’t big enough for everyone. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit reversed a ruling from last year that found the FAA cannot regulate small drones used by hobbyists. New regulations are expected to come soon, which should please companies that are trying to break into the commercial…Read more... […]

  • UAV Visionaries: Patrick Saracco
    by Mike Pehel on July 5, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Patrick, Sector Head Oil & Gas at Cyberhawk, holds a MEng in Environmental Engineering and has extensive experience in the global oil and gas industry, having worked for a number of technology focused services companies in this sector. His multilingual skills and extensive knowledge of the international energy sector put him in a strong position... […]

  • Greenpeace Flies Superman Drone into French Nuclear Facility
    by Mike Pehel on July 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Greenpeace activists hoping to demonstrate the vulnerability of spent nuclear fuel storage pools to drone attacks, flew a drone styled as Superman into a perimeter wall of a Bugey nuclear power facility in France. The facility where this “highly symbolic” event happened is located about 30km south of the city of Lyon, which is home... […]

  • How Drones Helped Preserve Important Cultural Artifacts on this Remote Micronesian Island
    by Keenan Murphy on July 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Scientists unanimously agree that climate change is real and that its impacts are felt globally. One of the most obvious effects of climate change is sea level rise which has the potential to destroy coastal sites of cultural and historic significance in many different places around the world. While no one can single-handedly reverse the […] The post How Drones Helped Preserve Important Cultural Artifacts on this Remote Micronesian Island appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • 10 Thermal Vision Cameras For Drones And How Thermal Imaging Works
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 30, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    A thermal imaging camera on a drone turns it into a powerful tool, which can be used in many sectors from construction, mining, electrical, surveillance, firefighting, search and rescue. Thermal drones which use vision imaging cameras have so many positive uses by detecting heat coming from almost all objects and materials turning them into images... […]

  • UAV Visionaries: Douglas Spotted Eagle
    by Mike Pehel on June 28, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Douglas is the Managing Producer for Sundance Media Group, Inc. and VASST, and serves as a trainer and consultant for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters. He is one of the most respected voices in the drone space with a reputation for top-notch training and no nonsense lessons plans.  He is a seasoned veteran in the... […]

  • Best Africa Drone Footage Of Zambia, South Africa, DR Congo, Namibia, Kenya And More
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 28, 2018 at 11:57 am

    These best of Africa drone footage show just how amazingly beautiful the African continent is. Along with the best African drone videos, we've included some interesting information, along with links on the country where the particular drone video was filmed. The African continent really is spectacular. Beautiful Africa By Drone There are so many drone... […]

  • Launching and Landing – A Day in the Life of a Drone Surveyor
    by Amir Iliaifar on June 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Surveyors often want to know how UAVs can improve their efficiency and are curious about what working with a UAV is really like. To help answer that question, Waypoint interviewed several senseFly drone operators from different fields and countries. The drone surveyors we spoke with are all experts in their... Continue Reading […]

  • Typhoon H Compass Calibration Steps And Calibration Not Working Tips
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 27, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Here is the Yuneec Typhoon H compass calibration instructions along with what to do if the calibration does not work. It is very important to calibrate the compass on the Typhoon H or any drone every so often and especially if it is flying erratically, losing GPS or even your live video feed. The Typhoon... […]

  • Facebook Scraps Plans to Build Its Own Massive Internet Drones for Its Aquila Project
    by Tom McKay on June 27, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Facebook has abandoned a key portion of its Aquila project, an effort to build solar-powered, passenger jet-sized drones that would wirelessly connect parts of the developing world to the internet, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.Read more... […]

  • DJI Enterprise Joins InterDrone Exhibition
    by Katie Flash on June 26, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    UAV Industry Leader to Exhibit at Largest Annual Gathering in the Commercial Drone Industry   NEW YORK — June 26, 2018 — Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, announced today the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone, will include the first major presence... […]

  • Larry Page’s Flying Car Gets an Update
    by Sydney Butler on June 23, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Not too long ago I wrote about the Cora, It’s a prototype drone taxi from Alphabet-funded company Kitty Hawk. Headed by Sebastian Thrun and with Google Founder Larry Page as investor, the company is working many angles related to the future of aviation. Apart from the Cora, Kitty Hawk also has a craft known as […]

  • Journalists Start Using Drones to View Immigrant Detention Camps After Government Blocks Entry
    by Matt Novak on June 22, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Reporters are regularly being denied access to America’s concentration camps along the U.S.-Mexico border. And on the rare occasion when they’re allowed in, journalists aren’t permitted to take photos or record video. But some reporters are taking a new approach to the Trump regime’s obstruction. They’re using drones…Read more... […]

  • [Top] 4 Best Underwater Drones You Can Buy Today!
    by Sydney Butler on June 22, 2018 at 7:59 am

    You only have to look up on any typical day to realise that flying drones are taking over our skies. What you might not know is that they are also coming for land and sea.  Obviously scientists and engineers have been using autonomous and semi-autonomous submarines for years. They’ve allowed us to explore the depths […]

  • GE Thinks its AiRXOS Can Solve the Drone Air Traffic Conundrum
    by Sydney Butler on June 22, 2018 at 6:26 am

    If you listen to Big Ideas(TM) companies like Amazon, the future is going to be filled with drones. There will be thousands of delivery drones buzzing overhead, ferrying iPhone 20s and PlayStation 12 consoles. Some big drones will also be carrying people. Companies like Ehang and Kitty Hawk already have autonomous passenger drones in the […]

  • Ag Insights – 5 Ways Agricultural UAVs Are Helping Researchers in the Field
    by Amir Iliaifar on June 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    senseFly recently hosted its Ag Drone Insights 3 webinar, which featured three expert agronomists from around the world. Each presenter had a wealth of knowledge to share, with each discussing their experience using UAVs and how drones are helping them successfully carry out their agricultural research. If you happened to... Continue Reading […]

  • Black Swift and NASA Take UAVs to Venus
    by Mike Pehel on June 21, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Black Swift Technologies, a UAS firm out of Boulder, CO, known for its custom UAVs built to task for scientific research, has been awarded a contract by NASA to conduct atmospheric research on the planet Venus. Although Venus is the hottest planet in the Solar System, at 50 km to 65 km above the planet’s... […]

  • These Two Projects from MIT are the Future of Drones
    by Mike Pehel on June 20, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    The name MIT is synonymous with boundary-pushing research, and this week two of the university’s projects announced advancements that are clearing a path for fleets of micro-drones to fly autonomously. Last year, a team co-led by Vivienne Sze, associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), and Sertac Karaman, the Class... […]

  • 12 Best Follow Me Drones And Follow You Technology Reviewed
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you many opportunities to film unique aerial shots. At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me technology.  Here, we look at the technology used in drones that follow you. Then, we review the 12 best follow me drones... […]

  • Top Collision Avoidance Drones And Obstacle Detection Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 17, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors are becoming more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors. This year, we have quite a few drones with collision avoidance technology. This obstacle detection and avoidance technology started with sensors detecting objects in front of the drone. Now the latest drones from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec... […]

  • Parrot ANAFI Preview – Parrot’s New ANAFI Drone Joins the Fold
    by Sydney Butler on June 15, 2018 at 6:51 am

    After a cryptic teaser on their website had everyone speculating about what exactly this elder statesman of the drone industry would be bringing out to market. Let’s be honest, Parrot have made some pretty cool drones over the years. They pioneered a lot of what we think of as standard autonomy features these days. However, […]

  • The Very Best Beginner Drone
    by Adam Clark Estes on June 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Summer is finally here, which means it’s finally time to replace that drone you crashed on Christmas Day. Here’s some advice. Don’t buy an expensive drone if you don’t know how to fly. Cheap drones have gotten really good, and there’s no better way to hone your skills without exploding money into the side of a tree.Read more... […]

  • DroneCop? DJI Partnering with Axon to Supply Drones to Police
    by Sydney Butler on June 13, 2018 at 9:03 am

    The relationship between technology companies and state institutions such as the military or law enforcement can be a tricky one. On the one hand, there’s good money to be made. On the other, some people might have a problem giving their money to these businesses, or even working for them. As a case in point, […]

  • The Dronebrella: Dumb Idea or Dumbest Idea?
    by Sydney Butler on June 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Drones are exciting and cool, we get it. That does not mean anything you combine with a drone also automatically becomes exciting and cool. Even if your new drone-thing is exciting and cool, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Just consider drones with handguns and flamethrowers as an example. So I was really bemused to see […]

  • The FCC Lied to You, Facebook Nudes, and WWDC 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
    by Tom McKay on June 10, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Congratulations! If you believed Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai’s evidence-free assertion that someone launched a cyber attack on the agency’s website in 2017, rather than crashed after comedian John Oliver directed the audience of his insanely popular show to weigh in on Pai’s crusade to kill net…Read more... […]

  • 10 Top Drones With GPS, Autopilot And Camera With Low Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

    A drone with a GPS and an autopilot system including camera gives you plenty of aerial options.  Drones can be flown by a pilot manually.  However, a drone on autopilot flying a programmed route can take aerial photos and video much better than any pilot can. That is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A... […]

  • Homeland Security Wants New Powers to Surveil and Destroy Drones in U.S. Airspace
    by Matt Novak on June 7, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress to pass new legislation that would expand the agency’s power to surveil, research, and attack drones in U.S. airspace. Hayley Chang, DHS deputy general counsel, testified yesterday that there are a number of things that DHS “can’t do currently” because of…Read more... […]

  • Parrot's New Foldable Drone Can Nail Some Crazy Shooting Angles
    by Patrick Lucas Austin on June 6, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Today, drone manufacturer Parrot announced the newest addition to its quadcopter family. The new model, the $700 Anafi, is seemingly Parrot’s answer to the folding DJI Mavic Air. It’s small, shoots 4K HDR video, and and can do a few cool tricks with its gimbal-mounted camera. But when it comes to additional features,…Read more... […]

  • Drone Gimbal Design, Parts and Top Gimbals for Aerial Filming
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Having a top quality drone gimbal is essential to capturing great aerial film, photography, 3D mapping, lidar, photogrammetry and other sensor driven imagery. For drones to be widely used across different sectors, it is essential that UAV gimbal stabilization technology keeps in line with drone innovation. This is very much the case so far. Here... […]

  • Watch This Pilot's Frantic Dash to Save His Dying Drone From Drowning in a Lake
    by Andrew Liszewski on June 5, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    It’s the fear of anyone who’s ever spent hundreds of dollars on a drone. You’re out flying, capturing beautiful footage of a lake, when suddenly the battery on your craft begins to die, and the drone starts its pre-programmed slow descent to what should be a safe landing—except that it’s over water. Dave Svorking…Read more... […]

  • Drones For Golf Course Marketing And Maintenance Are A Big Hit
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Drones on golf courses have many terrific uses including helping to market and maintain the course.  Creating professional golf course drone videos is an exceptional way to increase memberships. Drones can also survey a golf course to assist in the planning and maintenance of the golf course to a high standard. This article along with... […]

  • Calibrate The Compass On Phantom 4 Drone To Fix Flight Issues
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Knowing how to calibrate the compass on the Phantom 4 drone is very important. Also, the compass calibration is the same for both Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro. You should calibrate the Phantom 4 compass if the DJI GO 4 app or the status indicator on the Phantom 4 prompts you to calibrate. For... […]

  • Beyond the Horizon – IN-FLIGHT Data’s Chris Healy on His Ambitious BVLOS UAS Trials
    by Amir Iliaifar on June 4, 2018 at 11:00 am

    It’s an exciting time for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) research, with one of the largest BVLOS trials in the world currently underway in Canada. Waypoint recently sat down with the head of the ambitious project, Chris Healy, owner and operator at IN-FLIGHT Data, to better understand the purpose... Continue Reading […]

  • 6 Drones That Can Reach High Altitude 2018
    by Sydney Butler on June 2, 2018 at 6:42 am

    When looking over the specifications for a drone we usually care most about things like speed, range, endurance and camera quality. Most people don’t really care how high their drone can fly. To be honest, it’s not a subject I’ve given much thought to either. That is, until I saw this video of a guy […]

  • Flying, Hands-Free Umbrellas Just Might Be the Perfect Use For Drones
    by Andrew Liszewski on June 1, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I’m impressed by the technological leaps and bounds that drones have made over the past few years, but until today, I haven’t had much interest in owning one. I have no need for aerial photography, and I’m happy to leave racing through psychedelic neon courses to the pros. But a hands-free umbrella that autonomously…Read more... […]

  • Calibrate Vision Sensors On The Phantom 4 To Fix Errors
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Calibrating the vision sensors on your Phantom 4 is important.  If the vision sensors and system is not working correctly, then the Phantom 4 quadcopter can experience height loss and drop quickly. Also, the Phantom 4 will not recognize obstacles with a very real possibility of it crashing.  So calibration of the Phantom 4 sensors is... […]

  • Aerial Photography Camera Tips, Tricks and Best Settings
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 22, 2018 at 11:15 am

    With drone aerial photography, it is important to use a top quality camera, so you get the best photos every time. You also need a drone camera which has plenty of settings. The better your understanding is of these camera settings, then your aerial photography and filming will come on in leaps and bounds. Understanding... […]

  • 14 Best DJI Spark Accessories [The Ultimate Guide 2018]
    by Sydney Butler on May 22, 2018 at 5:04 am

    The DJI Spark has proven to be a massive success for DJI and also the drone which most clearly signals this technology is now mainstream. Drones are no longer just high-tech toys for geeky weirdos like us. No, now it’s as normal to whip out a selfie drone as it is to take out a […]

  • Why Construction Robots Should Be More Like Sprinklers
    by Chris Anderson on May 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Great tools should just work—at the end of the day, there’s no reason for an automatic scanning drone to be harder to use than an automatic sprinkler. The post Why Construction Robots Should Be More Like Sprinklers appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Remove Barrel Fisheye Effect For Perfect Aerial Photos
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Having the fisheye effect in your aerial photos is a big problem.  However, barrel distortion correction in your existing aerial photos can easily be solved with a number of software programs. This post with examples and videos show you exactly what fisheye distortion is, how it comes about and how you can remove it using... […]

  • A Drone Company Allegedly Brought a Bomb on a Commercial Flight and Fired an Employee for Reporting It
    by AJ Dellinger on May 18, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Today in absolutely bonkers allegations, a recently filed lawsuit claims American drone maker AeroVironment transported explosives on a commercial flight and then attempted to cover it up by firing an employee for reporting the incident to the US government.Read more... […]

  • Trump Administration Taps Google, Passes on Amazon and DJI for Drone Pilot Program
    by AJ Dellinger on May 10, 2018 at 12:14 am

    The US Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the participants in its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, which will test drones for a variety of applications otherwise not permitted under current law. Google, Qualcomm, and Microsoft all made the cut, while Amazon and DJI won’t be…Read more... […]

  • Drones are Breaking Ground in Bridge Inspection
    by Hugh McFall on May 8, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Drones and innovative testing devices are revolutionizing bridge inspection and rehabilitation, helping save time, money, and improve safety on-site. The post Drones are Breaking Ground in Bridge Inspection appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • A Swarm of Drones Ruined an FBI Hostage Raid
    by AJ Dellinger on May 4, 2018 at 1:49 am

    An FBI hostage rescue team ran into some unexpected obstacles while conducting a raid last winter when a criminal gang unleashed a swarm of drones to disrupt the operation and obscure the view of agents conducting the mission from an elevated observation post.Read more... […]

  • A Record-Breaking Drone Show Ended With Quadcopters Falling From the Sky
    by Patrick Lucas Austin on May 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This weekend, the city of Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, was host to a record-breaking drone performance, even larger than Intel’s 1,218-drone performance during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. And while drone maker Ehang Egret nailed the first showing, its second go-round a…Read more... […]

  • Chicago Advances Bill Allowing Police Drones to Surveil Protestors 
    by Sidney Fussell on May 3, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    An Illinois bill permitting police surveillance drones at protests is igniting a fiery debate in Chicago.Read more... […]

  • 3DR Launches GCP App
    by Hugh McFall on April 30, 2018 at 10:30 am

    3DR GCP, integrated with Trimble Catalyst technology, enables seamless capture of ground control points for collecting aerial data with Site Scan The post 3DR Launches GCP App appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • DJI Releases Security Findings It Hopes Will Quash 'Chinese Spying' Fears
    by Dell Cameron on April 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    The world’s largest consumer drone maker is pushing back amid swelling concerns that its applications may be insecure, as well as rumors that it may be transmitting sensitive user data to China, where the company was founded more than a decade ago.Read more... […]

  • Your LAANC Questions, Answered
    by Hugh McFall on April 19, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Commonly asked questions from commercial drone operators at our LAANC webinar with the FAA The post Your LAANC Questions, Answered appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • In the Trailer for Hover, the New Dystopia Is a Sky Full of Killer Drones
    by Cheryl Eddy on April 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Remember when Tippi Hedren made everyone think a flock of birds was the scariest way to meet death from above? Ain’t nothing compared to a menacing posse of killer drones, as seen in the upcoming movie Hover. Duck for cover with the scifi thriller’s poster and the trailer, debuting right here on io9.Read more... […]

  • NASCAR Events in Texas Are Now Guarded By Devices That Take Down Unauthorized Drones
    by Tom McKay on April 12, 2018 at 2:55 am

    NASCAR has hired DroneShield, a company that sells devices that look like oversized cosplay weapons but which actually remotely disable UAVs, to protect its sporting events.Read more... […]

  • Thousands of Google Employees Protest Company's Involvement in Pentagon AI Drone Program
    by Bryan Menegus on April 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    A Department of Defense partnership has drawn ire from the Google’s employees, and thousands have now signed a petition urging CEO Sundar Pichai to shut it down.Read more... […]

  • How PCL Construction Built a Successful Drone Program
    by Hugh McFall on April 3, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    An interview with André Tousignant, Virtual Construction Manager, PCL Construction The post How PCL Construction Built a Successful Drone Program appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • This Could Be the Greatest Drone-Powered iPhone Heist Ever
    by Patrick Lucas Austin on March 30, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    The future is here, and it’s cool as shit if you love heist movies.Read more... […]

  • Flying a Tiny Drone to a Staggering 33,000 Feet Gives You the Ultimate Bird's-Eye View
    by Andrew Liszewski on March 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    To ensure the safety of larger aircraft carrying pilots and passengers, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can’t be flown higher than 400 feet so they don’t enter national airspace. Regulations in Russia, however, aren’t as strict, enabling drone pilot Denis Koryakin to fly his homebuilt, 2.3-pound craft to a…Read more... […]

  • View 3D Meshes in Site Scan (and VR!)
    by Hugh McFall on March 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    As drones continue to take off in construction, more teams are getting used to collecting drone imagery and turning it into digital models of their jobsite. While it’s easy to view orthomosaics and point clouds in a platform like Site Scan, innovative construction teams want to go a step further and view rich 3D meshes directly in […] The post View 3D Meshes in Site Scan (and VR!) appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Preserve and Promote — Using Drones to Digitise Archaeological Sites in the Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq
    by Jessica on March 21, 2018 at 11:34 am

    When it comes to surveying historical sites, using classical archaeological methods can be slow and labour-intensive. As a result, an increasing number of archaeologists are turning to drone technology to more efficiently survey larger areas, and at better resolutions than satellite imagery can achieve. Iconem, an organisation that safeguards world... Continue Reading […]

  • Capture Better Aerial Data With Our 7 New Features
    by Jess Lam on March 7, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Capture video, plan accurate drone flights, avoid obstacles, and much more The post Capture Better Aerial Data With Our 7 New Features appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • What I Learned From 500 Professional Drone Flights — With Cesar Urrutia of SPACEDAT, Peru
    by senseFly on February 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Agricultural data experts, SPACEDAT of Peru, recently reached an enviable drone milestone: 500 successful drone flights completed. Waypoint met the company’s founder, Cesar Urrutia, to discuss what he has learned during this multitude of missions. Hi Cesar. For those who didn’t hear of SPACEDAT before, could you give us an... Continue Reading […]

  • Into The Woods—Stefano Puliti On Using Drone-Based Aerial Photogrammetry In Forestry
    by senseFly on February 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) find their place in the forestry sector, Waypoint met with a pioneer in this field, researcher Stefano Puliti of the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO). In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss his commercial forestry learnings—including the always-hot topic of LiDAR versus aerial... Continue Reading […]

  • Levelling Up — First Glimpse of a New GPS vs. UAV Elevation Survey
    by senseFly on January 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    When it comes to planning drainage activities on farms that grow crops such as rice, elevation survey data—and its accuracy—is a big deal. However, using ground-based surveying instruments to create the digital elevation models required, in a timely manner, can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why Ryan Moore, the crop services... Continue Reading […]

  • Meet a Dronepreneur — 5 Questions for Joel F. Cruz of SRDP Consulting Inc.
    by senseFly on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    At this year’s Intergeo exhibition in September, Waypoint caught up with a true Asian drone pioneer. Joel Ferrer Cruz heads up SRDP Consulting Inc., a leading provider of GIS, survey and mapping services, based in the Philippines, which carries out a myriad of manned and unmanned aircraft imaging projects across... Continue Reading […]

  • How LafargeHolcim Uses Drones to Manage its Stockpile Inventory & Optimise Efficiency (VIDEO)
    by senseFly on December 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Inspired by the unmanned aircraft use of its Nigerian sister company, cement producer LafargeHolcim Tanzania turned to senseFly’s eBee UAV technology to help its team better manage its stockpile inventory and optimise its blast planning. LafargeHolcim’s Tanzania operation, near the border of northern Malawi, Burundi, and the DRC, includes both... Continue Reading […]