Davis addresses airport, drone issues

Davis addresses airport, drone issues

by DECATUR – The future of the Decatur Airport and unmanned aerial vehicles were major issues addressed by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis during a Thursday morning stop in Decatur. About a dozen business leaders and others joined Davis, R-Taylorville, at the Decatur Airport; as each took turns over the hour raising their own thoughts and concerns related to almost everything aviation. Covered a range of topics, from the use of […]

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DJI Matrix 100 Rumors and Specs

DJI Matrix 100 Rumors and Specs

DJI Matrix 100 What is the DJI Matrix 100 and why should I care about it? Because it’s the future! Before we go into the details, let me just say that this drone is not a Phantom 3 or inspire 1 replacement. From what I understand, the DJI Matrix 100 is a drone that gives people a relatively simple platform with the potential to do anything you can think of. […]

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DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter – First Look, Review and Rating

DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter – First Look, Review and Rating

Droneflyers.com received a new Phantom 3 Quadcopter (Professional 4K model) at the beginning of May and have been flying it regularly since then. With about 20 flights under our belts, it time to do a First Look, Review and Rating on this new quadcopter. We purchased the Phantom 3 Pro (4K) direct from DJI’s online store for $1259.00 including shipping and a single battery. At the time of our […] […]

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Drone operators assist search and rescue efforts after devastating floods in Texas

Drone operators assist search and rescue efforts after devastating floods in Texas

by A team from the FAA test site for drones in Texas spent part of Thursday afternoon flying a drone along the Blanco River to aid search and recovery efforts following severe storms that killed at least 17 in Texas and Oklahoma . Jerry Hendrix, chief engineer at the Lone Star UAS Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, brought a team of eight people and four drones to Wimberley, Tex. […]

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