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

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  • Girl Scout Cookie season 2019 is back — and with it: cookie drone delivery
    by Sally French on January 17, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Wish you could get your Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie box delivered by drone? If your local Girl Scout troupe has a STEM program as advanced as this team in Texas, you may be able to. The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas are building drones — and they’re using them to deliver 2019’s crop of […] The post Girl Scout Cookie season 2019 is back — and with it: cookie drone delivery appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Can Drones Be Good?
    by Adam Clark Estes on January 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    It was a cool day in Dallas last November, when a small quadcopter lifted itself off the ground of an American Airlines hangar and buzzed towards a Boeing 777. The drone, a DJI Mavic Enterprise, had been outfitted with a spotlight, but otherwise looked a lot like what you might see your neighbor flying in the…Read more... […]

  • AirMap, Kittyhawk and Wing Demonstrate InterUSS Remote ID Solution
    by Malek Murison on January 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Flying a drone is very different from flying a plane or driving a car. For starters, it’s remote. The separation between pilot and vehicle means there’s limited accountability built into the situation. And that’s an issue. If you want to reassure members of the public and law enforcement that what you’re doing is above board, society’s usual […] The post AirMap, Kittyhawk and Wing Demonstrate InterUSS Remote ID Solution appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • An Important Part of Chao’s Drone Announcements Didn’t Get Enough Press: UTM and Drone Integration
    by Miriam McNabb on January 17, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s recent address to the Transportation Research Board named three new initiatives for drones: but only one of them garnered the attention of the mainstream press.  Chao’s announcement about the UTM Pilot Project could be even more important for the drone industry than the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for […] The post An Important Part of Chao’s Drone Announcements Didn’t Get Enough Press: UTM and Drone Integration appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • senseFly webinar: Lessons Learned from North America’s largest BVLOS UAV Project
    by Droneblog Editor on January 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

    senseFly will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday January 23rd at 10am EST (GMT-5). The webinar will showcase learnings from North America’s largest BVLOS UAV project. The webinar will cover the following: How the “Project Honeycomb” BVLOS proof-of-concept trial was created  Which procedures and standards IN-FLIGHT Data used to manage Project Honeycomb’s 1,700 miles (2,700 kilometers) […]

  • Apellix to Present at API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit, January 31, 2019
    by Droneblog Editor on January 17, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Jacksonville, Florida…January 15, 2019 – Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, will discuss its groundbreaking contact-based drone inspection technology at the API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit in Galveston, TX, held January 28-31. Engineer Jamie Branch, P.E. will present the session, Using Autonomous Drones for Ultrasonic Inspection of Flare Stacks Today, at 9:10am […]

  • Why the New Osmo Pocket from DJI is a Gamechanger for Vloggers
    by Paul Archer on January 17, 2019 at 1:41 am

    If you’re into drones, you probably have heard about DJI, as the biggest drone company in the world, by quite a good margin. The thing is, they don’t only focus on flying things, but have expanded to everything camera and video related, and they’ve had great success with their handheld gimbals for both DSLR cameras, […]

  • DJI, AUVSI Open Submissions for XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards
    by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    AUVSI XPONENTIAL is inviting nominations for the second annual AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards. Sponsored by DJI, the awards recognize and reward organizations and individuals who have used unmanned technology to serve in humanitarian or philanthropic efforts around the world. “The first-ever Humanitarian Awards in 2018 gave us an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of truly […] The post DJI, AUVSI Open Submissions for XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • DroneDeploy Hits Milestone of 1 Million Flights
    by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Commercial drone software company DroneDeploy says its customers have conducted a total of more than 1 million automated drone flights around the world. According to Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy, 2018 was “the most successful year” for the San Francisco-based company. “We are proud to have helped our customers conduct more than 1 million flights […] The post DroneDeploy Hits Milestone of 1 Million Flights appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Skeyetrain open new training location
    by Press on January 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Skeyetrain are pleased to announce the release of our new PfCO course location in Maidstone, Kent! With our first course here on 12th -14th March and a stunning location with 26 acres of beautiful scenery to fly around this course will be fully booked in no time. Get in contact now to reserve your place, […]

  • Drone Aviation Expands Manufacturing Capacity
    by Press on January 16, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    UAV Expert NewsDrone Aviation Expands Manufacturing Capacity Drone Aviation Expands Manufacturing Capacity Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, today announced that it is increasing its production capacity through a new partnership with an established ISO 9001-certified manufacturer and planned expansion of operations in Florida.  Following the recent multi-million-dollar award, Drone Aviation has secured contract manufacturing operations... Drone Aviation Expands Manufacturing CapacityPress. […]

  • JD, China’s E-Commerce Giant, Making Deliveries to Remote Areas by Drone
    by Miriam McNabb on January 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    While the U.S. and Europe inch closer to drone delivery, China is racing ahead.  China’s leading e-commerce company, JD, has launched an agressive trial in remote areas of China. Xinhua.net reports that New Year’s gifts are being delivered by drone to rural areas ahead of China’s Spring Festival.  “Though online shopping has become common in […] The post JD, China’s E-Commerce Giant, Making Deliveries to Remote Areas by Drone appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • State Of Nevada Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site
    by Press on January 16, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    UAV Expert NewsState Of Nevada Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site State Of Nevada Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Selected For Milestone DOT / FAA UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has announced that the State of Nevada Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Test Site has been selected for Milestonethe U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft System... State Of Nevada Unmanned Aircraft System Test SitePress. […]

  • Tersus Releases New GNSS Correction Software
    by Press on January 16, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    UAV Expert NewsTersus Releases New GNSS Correction Software Tersus Releases New GNSS Correction Software, A Cost-Effective Caster Software for NTRIP Corrections Tersus GNSS Inc., a leading GNSS RTK solution provider, has released the Tersus GeoCaster, which is a Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol (NTRIP) Caster Software to expand its product line and provide users with better and more comprehensive services.   PwC Completes... Tersus Releases New GNSS Correction SoftwarePress. […]

  • AirMap Kittyhawk.io and Wing Demonstrate Cross-Platform Remote ID
    by Mike Pehel on January 16, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Last month, AirMap, Alphabet’s Wing, and Kittyhawk.io successfully demonstrated an InterUSS network-based remote ID application. The participating companies showed that with current technology that a remote ID solution for small-UAS already exists. The participation of three well-known Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) UAS Service Suppliers (USS) marks a positive step towards painting a path... […]

  • Fire Chiefs to Headline Los Angeles UAS Conference in March
    by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    The inaugural UAS DRONES Disaster Conference (UASDISCON) Los Angeles – which will explore the use of drones in public safety – is coming to the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, Calif., on March 7-8. The event will feature keynote speakers with expertise in using unmanned systems for fire rescue, emergency management and public safety. […] The post Fire Chiefs to Headline Los Angeles UAS Conference in March appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • UAV Navigation – High Quality Calibration
    by Press on January 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    The aerospace industry is characterized by extremely demanding levels of Quality Assurance (QA), and this philosophy is applied at all levels for product manufacturers. In the case of UAV Navigation, an ISO qualified company, the QA cycle within the manufacturing process begins with the calibration of sensors. Each autopilot or Attitude & Heading Reference System […]

  • CyPhy Works Becomes Aria Insights
    by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Tethered drone company CyPhy Works has announced a rebranding as Aria Insights. Founded by the team at CyPhy Works, Danvers, Mass.-based Aria Insights is integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning software into its drones. Named after a flock of canaries that used to keep coal miners safe from deadly gases, Aria Insights deploys drones […] The post CyPhy Works Becomes Aria Insights appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Microdrones Expands into Asia with Acquisition of Aircam UAV Technology
    by Press on January 16, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    New York, NY- As part of an ongoing global growth initiative, Microdrones has acquired Aircam UAV Technology (“Aircam”), a 64 employee Chinese company with its main location in Foshan, an hour-drive from Guangzhou in Southern China, and a branch in Beijing. Aircam has developed a large Chinese and Southeast Asian customer base with a focus […]

  • Delair announces interoperability of high-precision PPK drone data from Delair UX11 UAS with Trimble Business Center v5.0
    by Press on January 16, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    TOULOUSE, France – January 16, 2019  – Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced interoperability of high-precision data acquired from the Delair UX11 drone with version 5.0 of the Trimble Business Center software.  The integration enables geospatial professionals to simply drag and drop Delair UX11 PPK data directly into Trimble Business Center […]

  • U.S. could allow drones to fly at night and over people
    by Sally French on January 16, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced proposed new rules that could allow drones to fly at night and over people without waivers under certain conditions. What changes could come to rules around flying drones at night? Currently it is illegal under FAA rule Part 107.29 to fly drones at night. But here’s the […] The post U.S. could allow drones to fly at night and over people appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DroneDeploy Customers Complete 1 Million Drone Flights in 2018
    by Press on January 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    San Francisco-based DroneDeploy, the world’s leading commercial drone software company, announced today that its customers have safely conducted more than 1 million automated drone flights around the world. This milestone was made possible by 4,000+ DroneDeploy customers as aerial data powered smarter workflows in industries as diverse as construction, agriculture, energy, and emergency management. DroneDeploy’s […]

  • Nominations Open For 2019 AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards
    by Malek Murison on January 16, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Last year’s Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL trade show included the inaugural XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards. Prizes were awarded to five organizations that had used unmanned technology in innovative ways for humanitarian or philanthropic efforts around the world. The 2018 winners spanned disaster management, medical assistance and search-and-rescue operations. They were: Aeryon Labs […] The post Nominations Open For 2019 AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Announces Three Proposals to Move Towards Drone Integration
    by Katie Flash on January 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Yesterday, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced three proposals to move drone integration forward at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting, saying, “drones…are well on their way to mainstream deployment.” The first proposal would allow drones to operate at night and over people without a waiver under certain conditions such as the operator having proper... […]

  • Full NAS Integration And The New False Hope
    by Patrick Egan on January 15, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Drone airspace integration and what not to do if you want a thriving industry. When I was in China speaking at the World UAV Federation symposium, I said, “Whatever you do, do not emulate the U.S. airspace integration effort, unless you are not interested in making money.” It took about ten or so seconds to […]

  • Feds Propose UAS Rules for Night, Over-People Flights
    by Betsy Lillian on January 15, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed new rules for flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at night and over people, announced its intention to seek public input on drone safety and security issues, and awarded contracts for a UAS traffic management pilot project. Elaine L. Chao, DOT secretary, announced the new initiatives on Monday […] The post Feds Propose UAS Rules for Night, Over-People Flights appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • PwC Completes First Stock Count Audit Using Drone Technology
    by Press on January 15, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    UAV Expert NewsPwC Completes First Stock Count Audit Using Drone Technology PwC Completes First Stock Count Audit Using Drone Technology In a global first for the network, PwC UK has undertaken a stock count audit using a drone, as part of a wider drive to harness emerging technologies to enhance audit quality and efficiency and transform the audit process.   Hemione Hudson, head of assurance at... PwC Completes First Stock Count Audit Using Drone TechnologyPress. […]

  • FAA Responds To Technology Moving At The Speed of Innovation
    by Cliff Whitney on January 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    UAV Expert NewsFAA Responds To Technology Moving At The Speed of Innovation The FAA Responds To Technology Moving At The Speed of Innovation and Expands The Activities Permitted Under Part 107 On June 28, 2016, the FAA published the highly anticipated set of rules allowing people to begin conducting routine civil small UAS operations. The rule established a new part in the Code of Federal Regulations, 14... FAA Responds To Technology Moving At The Speed of InnovationCliff Whitney. […]

  • Dronecloud Beta Launch – public beta
    by Press on January 15, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Running a drone operation is a complex business. Dronecloud is an easier way to manage and grow drone operations whilst engaging with clients and stakeholders. Expect a full launch towards the end of Q1 2019. In the meantime, drone operations of all sizes are welcome to register and help refine what is set to become […]

  • State of Nevada Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Selected for Milestone DOT / FAA UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program
    by Press on January 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    On 14 January 2019, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao addressed attendees to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting on the future of Transportation.  In her remarks, Secretary Chao highlighted the DOT / FAA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Pilot Program (UPP) awardees, which included the FAA-designated State of Nevada UAS Test Site. The […]

  • Canada’s New Drone Regulations: Rigid or Reasonable?
    by Miriam McNabb on January 15, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Transport Canada has announced new rules for drones, which will take effect in June of 2019.   The new rules require more training, licensing and registration, and specify which drones may be used for “advanced operations.”  As always, the devil is in the details: and the list of approved equipment included in the new regulations […] The post Canada’s New Drone Regulations: Rigid or Reasonable? appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • FAA Proposes New Drone Regs and a New Pilot Program: One More Step Towards Drone Integration
    by Miriam McNabb on January 15, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    At yesterday’s annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced new proposed rules to allow drones to fly overnight and over people without waivers under certain conditions. Chao said that the time was right to move forward on 3 new DOT initiatives for drone integration.  “Drones…are well […] The post FAA Proposes New Drone Regs and a New Pilot Program: One More Step Towards Drone Integration appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Finally, DJI’s new Smart Controller means you don’t need a phone or tablet anymore
    by Sally French on January 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    It took a few years, but FINALLY(!), you no longer need a smartphone or tablet to control your DJI drone. Dronemaker DJI launched its new Smart Controller at CES 2019, a massive tech trade show in Las Vegas. The Smart Controller finally allows pilots to fly (some of) DJI’s drones without using a smartphone or […] The post Finally, DJI’s new Smart Controller means you don’t need a phone or tablet anymore appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • AJS Support UK commercial operator trends 2013 – 2019
    by Press on January 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Alan Stevens – ALS Support Over the last 11 years, AJS Support Ltd (AJSSL) has been following the developments and trends within the vast scope of the UK drone industry. This work is used in support of our customers who are looking strategically towards future delivery, optimisation or use of sUAS capabilities. One of these […]

  • DJI welcomes proposed rules for drone flights at night and over people in America
    by Press on January 15, 2019 at 11:20 am

    DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposals announced today to help expand the use of drones in America and looks forward to a substantive discussion that balances the requirements of the proposed rules with the benefits they would achieve. The new rules would allow […]

  • Drones Help Power New Retail Inventory Tool
    by Michael Bates on January 14, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Pensa Systems has unveiled its new “retail inventory visibility system”: an approach that uses computer vision to “see,” artificial intelligence to learn, analyze and conclude, and autonomous drones as roving eyes to automate visual tasks. In short, the system is designed to inform retailers and brands of what is actually on shelves – across all […] The post Drones Help Power New Retail Inventory Tool appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • New Batch of Drone Rules May Soon Allow Flying Over Crowds
    by Victoria Song on January 14, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Unmanned delivery drones are one step closer to reality. The federal government on Monday released a set of proposals that could see civilian drones fly over crowds, and end the need for permits for night flights. Read more... […]

  • AppSwarm Working with AI VentureTech on Delivery Drones
    by Michael Bates on January 14, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    AppSwarm Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with AI VentureTech Inc. to explore utilizing AppSwarm’s DeliverySwift technology for on-demand drone and autonomous deliveries in rural areas. Under the agreement, AI VentureTech will integrate DeliverySwift to develop an autonomous drone delivery system that will enable any business to build same-day autonomous drone delivery into their […] The post AppSwarm Working with AI VentureTech on Delivery Drones appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Exclusive: Remote ID for drones is possible, and Google’s Project Wing, AirMap and Kittyhawk just proved it
    by Sally French on January 14, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Cars have license plates, so why not drones? For starters, a teeny license plate on a drone flying hundreds of feet in the air isn’t very easy to read. Instead, the drone industry for years has been calling for some means of remote identification — a way to electronically tell (from the ground) what drones […] The post Exclusive: Remote ID for drones is possible, and Google’s Project Wing, AirMap and Kittyhawk just proved it appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Where Was the Amazing New Drone at CES This Year? Why a Little Boredom is a Good Thing.
    by Miriam McNabb on January 14, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    News and commentary.  A few years ago audiences were wowed by the idea of eHang’s drone taxis.  Last year, Digital Trends prefaced their “The Best Drones We Saw (And Flew) at CES” saying “Every year, drones seem to dominate more and more showfloor space at CES,” and listing new product announcements.  But this year, surprisingly, our […] The post Where Was the Amazing New Drone at CES This Year? Why a Little Boredom is a Good Thing. appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drone Industry Rallies With Aviation Stakeholders to End Government Shutdown: “Safety and Security Jeopardized”
    by Miriam McNabb on January 14, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Last week, the drone industry – including leading drone advocacy group The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – joined a rally organized by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) to urge U.S. lawmakers to end the government shutdown. “…participants detailed the impact of a severely curtailed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on manned […] The post Drone Industry Rallies With Aviation Stakeholders to End Government Shutdown: “Safety and Security Jeopardized” appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Does this drone parachute have what it takes to safely allow drone flights over people?
    by Sally French on January 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    The U.S. might be one step closer to legally allowing drone flights over people, and it’s all due to one drone accessory: a parachute. A parachute system called Nexus, designed by Alaska-based company, Indemnis, just went through a serious set of testing — and the result? It has been “validate as compliant” with international standards […] The post Does this drone parachute have what it takes to safely allow drone flights over people? appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Canadian drone laws for 2019 deviate widely from U.S., FAA approach
    by Sally French on January 13, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    New Canadian drone laws go into effect in 2019 — and they are a pretty interesting case study in how the U.S.’s Northern neighbors are taking a vastly different approach when it comes to regulating drone use. The Canadian government this week posted a new set of rules around flying drones (specifically ones weighing between […] The post Canadian drone laws for 2019 deviate widely from U.S., FAA approach appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • 5 reasons why you should incorporate a drone into your wedding photos
    by Sally French on January 12, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    The following is a guest post by Chams Edhia Riahi, a drone enthusiast and founder of The Drone Logic. This is the third in a three-part series about drones and wedding photography. Read part one here and part two here. A wedding is undeniably one of the most beautiful moments a couple will experience together. […] The post 5 reasons why you should incorporate a drone into your wedding photos appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DRONEII: 2019 Global Outlook for the Commercial Drone Industry
    by Miriam McNabb on January 11, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Guest Post: This article published with permission from our partners at DroneII, Drone Industry Insights.   The Commercial Drones Industry: Global Outlook 2019 Happy New Year from DroneII! Hitting the ground running in 2019, we would like to start a timely conversation this year about the key trends in the commercial drone industry to focus […] The post DRONEII: 2019 Global Outlook for the Commercial Drone Industry appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drones and Firefighting – Advice From the Pros in FLIR’s Jan 22 Webinar
    by Miriam McNabb on January 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    In addition to being the world’s leading provider of thermal imaging solutions, FLIR offers one of the most comprehensive libraries of resources for commercial drone operators available.  From two seasons of the FLIR DELTA series – “street truth” for drone operators on topics covering a wide range of commercial applications – to the many webinars […] The post Drones and Firefighting – Advice From the Pros in FLIR’s Jan 22 Webinar appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Major insurance company gets FAA waiver for flying drones beyond sight AND over people
    by Sally French on January 11, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Getting legal clearance to fly drones beyond visual line of sight can be tricky. Getting legal clearance to fly drones over people is even trickier. Only 22 companies or people in the U.S. have legal approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones over people. But American insurance giant State Farm is now one […] The post Major insurance company gets FAA waiver for flying drones beyond sight AND over people appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • “Game of Drones”-style competition with $60,000 in prize money seeks competitors — and it’s in the Netherlands
    by Sally French on January 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Looking for a good excuse to head to the Netherlands in 2019? How about an FPV-like competition that’s not about racing per se, but actually about using drones to prevent bad drones? DroneClash 2019 will play out this March in the Netherlands — and there is still room for more competitors to enter the race, […] The post “Game of Drones”-style competition with $60,000 in prize money seeks competitors — and it’s in the Netherlands appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DJI and Indemnis Take Step Towards Authorized Flights Over People
    by Mike Pehel on January 10, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Indemnis has announced that the Nexus parachute system for DJI’s Inspire 2 meets the compliance standards set by the International Organization for Standardization. Tested by NUAIR Alliance in 45 functionality tests and 5 real-world failure scenarios at the UAS Test Site in Rome, NY, the Nexus passed the ASTM F3322-18 standard testing matrix. The positive... […]

  • Transport Canada Unveils New Drone Regulations
    by Betsy Lillian on January 9, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Transport Canada has announced a new set of rules for operating drones. Today, Marc Garneau, minister of transport, announced the country’s new regulations, which apply to all drone pilots flying unmanned aircraft weighing between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual line of sight, regardless of whether the drone […] The post Transport Canada Unveils New Drone Regulations appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor Suited for Use on Drones
    by Betsy Lillian on January 9, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Colorado-based Anemoment LLC, a specialized meteorological instrument design firm, has announced the availability of its TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor with an integrated pipe-mount base, suited for integration with drones. According to the company, the solution accommodates any half-inch schedule 10 pipe. Notably, the new mounting option streamlines and simplifies integration of the TriSonica […] The post TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor Suited for Use on Drones appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • AEE Teams with Qualcomm Spin-off ModalAI for Mach 2 Drone
    by Betsy Lillian on January 9, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    AEE Aviation Ltd., a provider of drone and camera technology, has expanded its partnership with ModalAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) company spun out of Qualcomm’s corporate research and development division last June. The partnership will allow AEE to integrate advanced AI perception into its core line of drones, enabling them to navigate environments more safely […] The post AEE Teams with Qualcomm Spin-off ModalAI for Mach 2 Drone appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • State Farm Receives First National Waiver for Drone Damage Assessment Operations Until 2022
    by Katie Flash on January 9, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    The FAA has granted insurance giant State Farm the first national waiver for drone flights for damage assessment. The waiver permits flights operations over people (OPP) as well as beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) through November 2022. State Farm previously received waivers under much shorter timelines and was typically restricted to areas impacted by... […]

  • Miami Beach Cops Use Tethered Blimp for Surveillance to Get Around Drone Ban
    by Matt Novak on January 9, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    The state of Florida passed a law in 2015 banning the use of drones to monitor citizens from the air. But police in Miami Beach, Florida have come up with a clever workaround: They’re using a tethered blimp, called an aerostat, for crowd surveillance and they argue that it’s not a drone.Read more... […]

  • 7 Best Aerial Photography Drones At Very Affordable Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on January 8, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Flying a top aerial photography drone is the only way to capture stunning landscapes. Here are the best drones for aerial photography, each having 4k cameras, super smooth stabilization, first person view, intelligent flight modes, excellent automatic and manual camera settings. These UAVs have the best cameras for drone photography and all have an excellent... […]

  • Departures Halted at Heathrow Airport in London After Drone Sighting [Updated]
    by Matt Novak on January 8, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Departures at Heathrow airport in London, the busiest airport in Britain, were stopped over reports of a drone flying nearby, in a bizarre case that echoes disturbances at London’s Gatwick airport last month.Read more... […]

  • Everything we want to see in the DJI Osmo Pocket 2
    by Sally French on January 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    The DJI Osmo Pocket launched in November to much fanfare, primarily over its teeny-tiny size — appropriately small enough to fit into a pocket. The DJI Osmo Pocket has truly incredible specs for its $349 pricetag, including a high-end camera with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. It’s capable of shooting video at 4K/60fps at 100 Mbps, and it shoots photos […] The post Everything we want to see in the DJI Osmo Pocket 2 appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • FAA Part 107 Study Guide 2019 [Pass FAA:s Drone Test]
    by Sydney Butler on January 8, 2019 at 7:57 am

    It’s finally happened. You’ve grown out of simply flying drones for fun. Operating a drone […]

  • Best 4K Camera Drones To Create Stunning Aerial Film
    by Fintan Corrigan on January 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    The aerial footage from a 4k drone is without doubt just stunning. Today, we review the 12 best 4k drones on the market.  We also take a quick look at 4k camera technology and the real benefits to filming with a 4k drone camera.  These 4k drones equipped with ultra high definition video cameras are... […]

  • How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology
    by Fintan Corrigan on January 7, 2019 at 9:00 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... […]

  • 12 Top Drones With GPS, Autopilot And Camera With Low Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on January 7, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    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... […]

  • DJI Inspire 2 Features Review, Specifications And FAQs Answered
    by Fintan Corrigan on January 7, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    This DJI Inspire 2 review looks at the specs, features and the many frequently asked questions on this top aerial cinematography quadcopter. The Inspire 2 advanced flight, stability, gimbal, camera, obstacle detection along with many safety features were and still are much better than larger and more pricey drones on the market. This review also covers... […]

  • The Year in Drones: 2018 Review
    by Mike Pehel on January 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    As 2019 kicks off, one thing remains certain, the drone industry will continue to innovate and thrive. In retrospect, expectations shifted within the UAV space in 2018. This wasn’t due to mounting uncertainty, but because real implementations and clearer UAS-specific regulations began replacing lofty visions of the future and regulations designed around manned aircraft. The drone... […]

  • NYPD Will Use Drone Technology in First for New Year's Eve Security
    by Catie Keck on December 29, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Thousands upon thousands of people are expected to pack into New York’s Times Square for the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop, as they have for more than a century. But this year will mark the first that the city’s officials will deploy drone technology as part of its increased security.Read more... […]

  • 12 Top Collision Avoidance Drones And Obstacle Detection Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 28, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    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... […]

  • 12 Best Follow Me Drones And Follow You Technology Reviewed
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 25, 2018 at 7:15 am

    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... […]

  • 10 Thermal Vision Cameras For Drones And How Thermal Imaging Works
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 23, 2018 at 12:45 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... […]

  • Goulburn-Murray Water Shows off Advanced Drone Technology Implementation
    by Sydney Butler on December 23, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Managing five billion USD worth of irrigation infrastructure is anything but easy. So Australian company […]

  • Two Arrested in Drone Incident That Disrupted Hundreds of Flights at Gatwick Airport [Updated: They've Been Released]
    by Catie Keck on December 22, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Updated 12/23/18 9:30 a.m. ET: Sussex Police have released the two suspects arrested in connection to the drone incident at Gatwick Airport without charge, Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Tingley said.Read more... […]

  • Mavic 2 Enterprise Review And FAQs – Thermal, Dual Spotlight, Loudspeaker And Beacon Mounts
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    This Mavic 2 Enterprise review including Enterprise Dual looks at the new features, which make this drone perfect for so many sectors. In fact, the new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise was specifically built to serve industries and applications in public safety, inspection, search & rescue, fire response and law enforcement. The list of uses for... […]

  • Mystery Drone Still on the Loose at Gatwick Airport, But Flights Resume Anyway [Updated]
    by Matt Novak on December 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Flights have resumed at London’s Gatwick Airport after a full day of cancellations yesterday due to a mysterious drone that was spotted repeatedly in the area. Flying drones near an airport is illegal because flights are unable to take off and land due to possible collisions. The British military was even called out…Read more... […]

  • Major UK Airport Grounds All Flights for Hours After Some Idiot Reportedly Flies Drones Near Runway
    by Tom McKay on December 20, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Drones! People can’t stop flying ‘em, whether they’re harmless hobbyists, police looking to expand their surveillance powers, criminals looking to evade them, corporate profiteers, failed assassins, or dumbasses who violate airspace restrictions or interfere with emergency operations out of ignorance, recklessness, or…Read more... […]

  • Transforming Drones Hitting the Skies Soon
    by Mike Pehel on December 18, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Researchers at the University of Zurich and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have designed and tested a drone capable of transforming its shape to navigate tight spaces. One potential use case for the shape-shifting quadcopter is during search and rescue operations after natural disasters. Inspired by observing birds compress their wings when passing through narrow gaps,... […]

  • Baby Receives First Drone-Delivered Vaccine with the Help of UNICEF
    by Katie Flash on December 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    In a historic drone flight, one-month-old Joy Nowai became the world’s first baby to receive a vaccine delivered via drone to the remote South Pacific country of Vanuatu. UNICEF, in conjunction with Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health and Australia-based Swoop Aero, orchestrated the successful flight this week. Swoop Aero, responsible for the actual operation, flew the... […]

  • Drone Delivers Vaccines for Baby in Island-Nation of Vanuatu in Historic Flight
    by Matt Novak on December 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    A 1-month-old named Joy Nowai became the first person to ever get inoculated by vaccines delivered via drone yesterday. The baby lives on the island-nation of Vanuatu, where 1 in 5 children aren’t fully immunized and delivering vaccines can be difficult due to the terrain. Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health partnered with…Read more... […]

  • Calibrate Mavic 2 Vision Sensor And Fixing Vision System Error Tips
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Knowing how to calibrate the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom vision sensors is very important. If your are receiving the Mavic 2 vision system error, or if your quadcopter is flying erratically, perhaps not hovering correctly, then you need to calibrate the Mavic 2 Vision Positioning System. Also, if the Mavic 2 vision system is... […]

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro vs Zoom: New Mavic has a Showdown with Itself
    by Sydney Butler on December 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

    DJI have finally refreshed the main “Pro” line of Mavic drones. Fans of the original […]

  • Amsterdam Ports Start Trial of Drone Detection Technology
    by Mike Pehel on December 13, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    The Port of Amsterdam is trialing Martek Marine Anti Drone Systems (M.A.D.S) to track UAVs in the port’s airspace. The trial will collect data to determine the volume and behavior of drones in and around the port. Both the port authority and its clients, which include shipping companies, have identified possible applications for drones. The... […]

  • Heavy-Payload Drone Sets New Guinness World Record
    by Katie Flash on December 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Russia-based company ARDN technology, creators of the heavy-haul multi-rotor SKYF, have set a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest weight to be lifted by a remote-controlled multi-copter when it carried 220 lbs (100 kilograms) the distance of 328 feet (100 meters). This breaks a 2016 record when students from the University of Oslo lifted... […]

  • 10 Best FPV Drone Goggles For A Terrific Flying Experience
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Flying using FPV drone goggles is a terrific experience. To have the best flying experience, it is important to choose the best FPV glasses, which are correct for you. Knowing about field of view, IPD, glass optics, resolution and digital head tracking will help you pick the right drone goggles. A number of drone manufacturers... […]

  • New in Site Scan: Vertical Scan and Panorama
    by Hugh McFall on December 12, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Easily create point clouds of mine walls, buildings, and more with vertical scan, and create interactive 360° images with panorama mode. The post New in Site Scan: Vertical Scan and Panorama appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Introduction To UAV Photogrammetry And Lidar Mapping Basics
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    UAV lidar and photogrammetry imaging applications are increasing rapidly. This is not surprising as using GPS enabled UAVs for aerial surveying is very cost effective in comparison to hiring an aircraft with photogrammetry equipment.   Because UAVs are relatively inexpensive, many organisations will have their own UAV fleet, allowing for rapid surveys over large land... […]

  • Police Use Drones to Prevent Cocks from Fighting
    by Sydney Butler on December 7, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Cockfighting in case you didn’t know, is a horrible sport where large male chickens have […]

  • AirMap Launched Real-Time Geofencing Alerts for AirMap for Drones Mobile Application
    by Mike Pehel on December 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    AirMap, the leading global airspace management platform for drones, announced Real-Time Geofencing Alerts in the AirMap for Drones mobile app on iOS and Android. Available for free, the feature alerts pilots of their DJI drone’s in-flight positioning and offers a visual and/or verbal alert when their aircraft approaches airspace that is unsafe for drone operations.... […]

  • Oh Cool, the NYPD Now Has a Fleet of Drones for 'Tactical Operations'
    by Jennings Brown on December 4, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    The New York Police Department has acquired an arsenal of 14 drones to help monitor the city. Read more... […]

  • Fix DJI Mavic Pro And Mavic 2 Disconnected Problems And Issues Easily
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Here are ten tips to fix Mavic Pro disconnected problems including loss of signal to the remote controller and loss of video transmission to the DJI Go 4 app. These tips will also assist with fixing Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom disconnected issues or not connecting in the first place. These DJI Mavic Pro disconnect... […]

  • December's New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Will Help You Get Through the End of 2018
    by Cheryl Eddy on December 3, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    It’s December—traditionally, not a month that brings too many book releases, but there are still plenty of juicy sci-fi and fantasy stories to help get you through the rest of the year. We’ve got you covered with dragons, interstellar treasure hunters, apocalypses, werewolves, evil AI, and so much more!Read more... […]

  • What Are Drones Used For From Business To Critical Missions
    by Fintan Corrigan on December 2, 2018 at 8:00 am

    What are drones used for answered here covering every sector you can think of.  Drones are being used to save lives, environment works, archaeology, farming, property management, mining, construction and much more. We start by looking at what drones are used for in specific sectors and include some terrific videos along the way. The drone... […]

  • How a Swarm of Blinking Drones Ended Up in the Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular
    by Adam Clark Estes on November 30, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    If you haven’t seen the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, you can probably picture the iconic line of dancers kicking in unison, like a salute to American entertainment from a century ago. Well, this year the show got a surprising update: drones.Read more... […]

  • The Mavic 2 Enterprise is an Utility Drone with a DJI Heart
    by Sydney Butler on November 27, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Just about everyone agrees that the Mavic 2 is a real game changer in the […]

  • This Guy Has to Be One of the Best Drone Pilots in The World
    by Raphael Orlove on November 20, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    A few years ago I wrote about how YouTube opened up rallying to the world in a way that it never had before, taking the sport out of forests and onto screens everywhere. I didn’t expect the same of drones and drifting but here we are.Read more... […]

  • Calibrate Mavic Pro Vision Sensor And Fixing System Error
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 19, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Knowing how to calibrate the Mavic Pro vision sensor is very important.  If the vision system error on your Mavic Pro appears, then calibration may fix the problem. Also, if you are flying your Mavic Pro and the vision system error occurs, you need to fly the quadcopter back to you straight away. Below we... […]

  • The Dallas PD is Looking For Pursuit- (Totally Not Spy-) Drones
    by Sydney Butler on November 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    In a perfect world the government and police would be our friends. In real life […]

  • The British Military Is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones
    by Tom McKay on November 14, 2018 at 2:20 am

    The British Army is carrying out a major, four-week test of 70 new technologies, “including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones,” as part of its “Autonomous Warrior experiment,” the MIT Technology Review reported this week.Read more... […]

  • New in Site Scan: Desktop Flight Planning
    by Hugh McFall on November 6, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Pre-plan your drone mapping flights with Desktop Flight Planning to improve efficiency and collaboration across your drone program. The post New in Site Scan: Desktop Flight Planning appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • The Hoversurf Scorpion is a $150K Bike that Flies!
    by Sydney Butler on November 3, 2018 at 6:09 am

    When you think of the United Arab Emirates and cities like Dubai, the first thing […]

  • New in Site Scan: Use Your Own Base Surfaces For Better Cut/Fill Reporting
    by Hugh McFall on October 31, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Bring your own base surfaces int Site Scan to better manage and plan earthwork and improve cut/fill reporting. The post New in Site Scan: Use Your Own Base Surfaces For Better Cut/Fill Reporting appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Heads Up, Some DJI Drones Are Just Falling Out of the Sky
    by Jennings Brown on October 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    DJI has revealed that one of its drone products is having issues that are causing some to plummet from the sky.Read more... […]

  • DJI Made a New Sort of Super Drone
    by Adam Clark Estes on October 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    DJI just announced the rumored (and leaked) Mavic 2 Enterprise. It looks a lot like the consumer-focused Mavic 2 series, but the drone itself can now support payloads that give pilots new airborne tools. You might say it’s a bit like taking a regular camera drone and giving it superpowers that might enable it to save…Read more... […]

  • Stunning Star Wars, Star Trek, and Black Panther Figures, and More of the Prettiest Toys of the Week
    by Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook on October 26, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the best toys around. This week, we’ve got some cute and collectible little Transformers, Mezco takes a swing at Spider-Man: Homecoming’s other spider-suit, and Funko goes all the way in on your childhood cartoon nostalgia with a new line of Disney figures. Check it…Read more... […]

  • The FAA Lightens Up About Some Drones Near Airports
    by Sydney Butler on October 21, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Spare a moment to think of the plight faced by the Federal Aviation Authority in […]

  • New Brain Interface Technology Lets You Pilot With Your Thoughts
    by Sydney Butler on October 11, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Let’s be real for a second. Over the next few decades technology is going to […]

  • How Swarms of Super Intelligent Drones Are Taking Over Live Entertainment
    by Adam Clark Estes on October 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Concerts can be boring. Typically, you’ve got an artist on stage singing songs and stuff, and then a bunch of spotlights beaming columns of color through some fake smoke. But something new is on the horizon, and it’s equal parts creepy and futuristic.Read more... […]

  • Congress Is Giving Feds the OK to Shoot Down Drones
    by Jennings Brown on October 4, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Law enforcement could soon be able to shoot down citizen drones, thanks to a new bill that will likely be signed into law by Donald Trump within days.Read more... […]

  • An Inside Look At Gerdau’s Drone Program
    by Hugh McFall on October 4, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    How Gerdau uses drones in mining to improve safety, surveying productivity, and capture accurate data for mine planning The post An Inside Look At Gerdau’s Drone Program appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Bionic Flying Dutch Robot Looks Like the Future of Drones
    by Sydney Butler on September 29, 2018 at 5:44 am

    What does the word “bionic” mean to you? Depending on your age, you might immediately […]

  • U.S. Border Patrol Flew More Drone Missions Last Year Than Ever Before
    by Matt Novak on September 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    According to a new report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) broke a record last year by flying more drone missions along America’s borders than ever before. CBP completed 635 missions in the 2017 fiscal year, totaling over 5,625 hours of flight. The agency uses unarmed MQ-9 Predator B drones that are equipped…Read more... […]

  • Report: National Guard Wants to Fly MQ-9 Reaper Drones at the U.S.-Mexico Border
    by Tom McKay on September 13, 2018 at 2:55 am

    The U.S. government wants to deploy MQ-9 Reaper drones to the border with Mexico as part of the Donald Trump administration’s ongoing and completely unnecessary militarization of the region, TYT Network reported on Wednesday.Read more... […]

  • Hateful Kitties, Space Lasers, Spider-Man, and Soundbars: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week
    by Tom McKay on September 10, 2018 at 12:25 am

    We’re up for a big week in the news, folks. There’s a lot going to happen, from Apple’s big September 12th announcement event to the notably less fun Hurricane Florence, which is currently projected to barrel into the East Coast at a minimum Category 3 status or possibly even worse before the weekend. As the president…Read more... […]

  • The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favorite Drone
    by Adam Clark Estes and Raul Alexander Marrero on September 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    The idea behind the DJI Mavic promises that any adventurer can take professional-grade aerial photography with a compact drone. That’s probably why the company called the original model the Mavic Pro, even though the drone had its shortcomings. With the Mavic 2 series, however, that proposition gets more interesting…Read more... […]

  • 3DR Announces Site Scan Esri® Edition for Esri Users
    by Hugh McFall on September 5, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Easily capture drone data in Site Scan, process it in Drone2Map, then manage and analyze it ArcGIS Online The post 3DR Announces Site Scan Esri® Edition for Esri Users appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • DJI's Mavic 2 Series Drones Come With More Powerful Cameras and So Many Sensors
    by Adam Clark Estes on August 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    We’ve known for some time that the future of consumer drones would be tiny, high quality, and mostly crash-proof. DJI just revealed its best attempt at all three with the new Mavic 2 series. There are two of them: the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. They fold up. They have great cameras. And in a first for DJI, they…Read more... […]

  • Building Uber’s New HQ With Drones
    by Hugh McFall on August 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Truebeck Construction uses the Site Scan drone data platform for logistics planning, progress reporting, and more The post Building Uber’s New HQ With Drones appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Drone Fleet Management, Now in Site Scan
    by Hugh McFall on August 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    A central dashboard to keep track of your drones, batteries, cameras, and pilots The post Drone Fleet Management, Now in Site Scan appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Venezuelan Officials Allege Attempted Drone Assassination of President Nicolas Maduro
    by Tom McKay on August 5, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Venezuelan government officials say that two explosions at a military assemblage in Caracas on Saturday were in fact an attempt on President Nicolas Maduro’s life using bomb-carrying drones—and though the exact nature of just what happened is still being disputed, the idea that it indeed involved bomb drones isn’t as…Read more... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]