Xiro Drones A Huge Hit

Xiro Drones A Huge Hit

Xiro Drones A Huge Hit At The Recent Customer Electronics Show The Zero Tech (Xiro) General Manager, Mr Xu Hao (right of photo) and Tencent Deputy General Manager, Mr Cai Xin (left of photo) launch the new Xiro Mini/Ying social drone at the CES. The annual international Customer Electronics Show (CES) was officially opened in the United States on the 6th of January, with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) stealing the […]

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In Grundy County, Drones Are Becoming The Farmer’s Latest Machinery

In Grundy County, Drones Are Becoming The Farmer’s Latest Machinery

DWIGHT – Ask someone about farm machinery, and the image conjured often is of a bright-green John Deere tractor or a large red Case IH combine. Rarely would one consider a small unmanned aircraft such as the Phantom Drone. However, Matt Boucher of Dwight knows how much an unmanned aerial vehicle – more commonly referred to as a drone – can benefit a farmer. “They are great for crop scouting,” […]

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When Good Drones Go Bad

When Good Drones Go Bad

Late in the summer of 2014, surveillance footage of Syria’s Tabqa air base showed up on YouTube. That it was taken by ISIS forces is unremarkable. That it was shot with a DJI Phantom FC40—a popular consumer drone at the time, the kind you might have found under the Christmas tree—certainly was. In the intervening year and a half, small quadcopter drones have become even more affordable and more broadly […]

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DroneSpeak to go offline starting 1 March 2016

DroneSpeak to go offline starting 1 March 2016

To DIY Drones (DIYD) Members and website visitors: I am planning to terminate hosting of dronespeak.com , to focus on applying drone systems to address urgent problems with our environment . New to DIYD? Excited to make your own drone system? You may want to copy pages from dronespeak.com for your personal use. Over 6000 Blog Posts (News Reports) and other items have been curated since January 2013 by using […]

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Bird-X, The Bird-Repelling Drone

Bird-X, The Bird-Repelling Drone

Bird-X Is The Bird-Repelling Drone That Imitates A Real-Life Predator To Clear Property Of Unwelcome Pests Scarecrows and other visually intimidating props placed on the ground can be useful in deterring birds within a certain radius, but one company is looking further afield by battling the pests in the sky. Designed to resemble a real-life bird of prey, the ProHawk UAV can be programmed to autonomously fly over a property […]

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