California Residents Turn to Drones to Document Coastal Erosion

California Residents Turn to Drones to Document Coastal Erosion

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline’s changing face. Starting this month, The Nature Conservancy is asking tech junkies to capture the flooding and coastal erosion that come with El Nino, a weather pattern that’s bringing California its wettest winter in years — and all in the name of science. The idea is that crowd-sourced, geotagged images of […]

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Drone Racing League That Feels Like Pod Racing From Star Wars

Drone Racing League That Feels Like Pod Racing From Star Wars

Hurtling 70 mph around tight corners and narrow straightaways, jostling for position against other racers, your favorite racer closes in on the finish line. You watch him round the final turn, but he cuts it a little too tightly and crashes into a concrete wall, smashing into a million pieces.Thankfully for the racer, he was just piloting a drone—like in the video above—and the audience was watching the live feed […]

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SmartAP 3.0 Pro Flight Controller

SmartAP 3.0 Pro Flight Controller

SmartAP 3.0 Pro Autopilot is the high-level flight control system for multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with the capability of fully autonomous flight including take off, waypoints flight and landing. The hardware core is powered by STM32F4 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics, 9-axis Inertial Measurement Unit and the latest GPS/GLONASS receiver from UBlox providing outstanding flight precision. SmartAP has its own Configuration and Mission Planning software called SmartAP GCS. The system supports any […]

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Firefighter Captures Stunning Reservoir Photo With Drone

Firefighter Captures Stunning Reservoir Photo With Drone

A Black Country Firefighter Captures Stunning Reservoir Photo With Drone This spectacular picture was captured in Wheaton Aston by a Black Country firefighter taking his new drone out for a spin. Wayne Roe, who is also an RAF reservist, said the £1,200 he spent on the DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone was ‘well worth it’ after taking the stunning snap. The 30-year-old from Codsall Wood said he was a former […]

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2016 NYC Drone Film Festival

2016 NYC Drone Film Festival

2016 NYC Drone Film Festival UAV Expert Original Post The 2nd Annual New York City Drone Film Festival is coming up, March 4th – 6th at the Directors Guild of America Theater. This spectacular three-day event will feature a dynamic slate of interactive panel discussions, guest speakers, screenings of nominated films and the annual awards ceremony. According to Rotor Drone Magazine , the following are the nominations for the 2016 […]

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DJI drones maintain market share in the USA

DJI drones maintain market share in the USA

Top5 drone manufacturers first of Its a 45.4 % market share for DJI by registration as 2016 begins. Its actually a little bit more as many people have built their own systems using DJI equipment or registered standard DJI platforms as the manufacturer. The sales of Precision Hawk platforms have slowed and bubbling under at #6 is Yuneec. Their recent collaboration with Intel and award at CES are bound to […]

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