Birmingham City Council buys a drone … for what?

Birmingham City Council buys a drone … for what?

by The Birmingham City Council is buying a drone. That’s right, a drone. The purchase is underway for a taxpayer-bought DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter with camera and gimbal, complete with three-year warranty. It’ll cost you $1,198.03. Why does the city council want a drone? To shoot beautiful soaring video, of course. Even though use of drones for that practice is touchy and in many cases illegal. But hey, let’s […]

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The most useful thing about drones?

The most useful thing about drones?

The targeted killing of suspected terrorists and enemy soldiers by drones is rapidly moving from controversial innovation to standard government practice around the world. Pakistan’s announcement that it killed three suspected terrorists in a drone strike on Monday, September 7, makes Pakistan the fourth country to use drones in combat after the US, UK and Israel. News of the Pakistani strike followed the controversy that erupted in the UK over […]

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CAD Quad v1.0 – FREE STL, STEP, and Solidworks File Downloads now available!

CAD Quad v1.0 - FREE STL, STEP, and Solidworks File Downloads now available!

Hello DIY Drones Universe, Here at our CAD Drones Community we’ve uploaded our very basic 3D Printable "CAD Quad v1.0" Multirotor Design Project and zip folder downloads. We have downloads of Solidworks 2015 Student Edition Parts, Assembly, and Drawing File that have been converted to .stl and .step files for you CAD users who don’t have or use Solidworks. If your looking for the Solidworks Student Edition files for this […]

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The journalist’s guide to drones over (or crashing into) stadiums

The journalist’s guide to drones over (or crashing into) stadiums

by Matt Waite @mattwaite In the past week, two drones have crashed into two separate stadiums in the U.S. — the first at the U.S. Open in New York, the second at a University of Kentucky football game. They’re unlikely to be the last, given that more and more drones are sold every day to people who don’t understand the rules and that sporting events attract all kinds of attention. […]

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