ECS to distribute DJI Phantom drones

ECS to distribute DJI Phantom drones

Malaysia’s ECS ICT has been appointed by DJI as the first ICT distributor to offer Phantom drones and Osmo stabilised handheld 4K cameras in Malaysia. ECS’ chief executive officer Soong Jan Hsung said that the target market for these drones will create new opportunities for businesses in construction, property development, surveying and mapping, agriculture, security and cinematography industries. Also, the Osmo may provide opportunities for videographers, journalists, sports enthusiasts and […]

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3D printed addon set for DJI F550

3D printed addon set for DJI F550

I using DJI Flame Wheel frames as workhorse for my experiments with drones. They are really robust, cheap and lightweight. Lack of room for modules is the only problem with them. So I implemented 3rd floor board to mount FMC and companion computer over battery and bottom mount for Tarot FY680 landing gears. All STL files are published at Thingiverse Also bottom mount could be modified to mount a rail […]

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Waiting for the first drone disaster

Waiting for the first drone disaster

GIVEN the collision at Heathrow and the potential for aerial terrorism, have regulators been caught napping on policing the skies, asks Dani Garavelli As the British Airways airbus A320, carrying 132 passengers and five crew, came into land at Heathrow Airport last week, it collided with an unidentified object. Pilots are used to the risk of bird strikes, which can do a fair amount of damage, denting the nose of […]

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I flew a drone with a flick of my wrist

I flew a drone with a flick of my wrist

Tiny startup Metron Force has a surprisingly smart wristband. I’ve wanted to use The Force since I was a little kid. Pull things towards me, push them away, with a mere wave of my hand. This week, I got to try something a lot like that. Don’t get too excited: we haven’t developed human tractor beams quite yet. But remote-control cars , drones and light bulbs could totally be within […]

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FAA Bill Requires You to Take a Drone Pilot Test

FAA Bill Requires You to Take a Drone Pilot Test

A drone regulation bill is moving through Congress. Right now, drone flight is like the wild west — take to the skies and see what laws and objects will stop you. But this week, Congress came a step closer to reigning in some concrete legislation around how consumers will fly drones in the future. On Tuesday, the Senate passed S.2658, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016, sending it […]

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