Drones With a Smartwatch Controller

Drones With a Smartwatch Controller

Drone technology is advancing at such a fast pace, the potential applications are giving small businesses many opportunities to create new services or enhance their current offerings . The demand has resulted in more companies manufacturing drones, and increasingly they are going to Kickstarter and other crowd funding services to fund their ventures. Although the Flypro XEagle drone campaign missed its $100,000 goal by a little over $2,300, the company […]

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New drone rules ‘common sense’

New drone rules ‘common sense’

Wether photographing real estate with drones or flying remote-controlled planes for fun, local operators know the airspace is public and acknowledge the need for rules like those just released by the Federal Aviation Administration for smaller unmanned aerial systems. “It’s pretty much common sense,” said Scott Gerami, a realtor with Re/Max Professionals Select of Naperville , who uses a drone in his business. “You don’t fly over people, you keep […]

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Drone Delivery Demo is a Success

Drone Delivery Demo is a Success

Article Source: UST Independent drone delivery service Flirtey and Dr. Timothy Amukele, an assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, have successfully conducted the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the United States. During the demonstration, held at Cape May, New Jersey on 22nd June, the multi-rotor UAV carried a package of medical samples for emergency testing from an onshore site to a test facility aboard a […]

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DJI’s Phantom 4 sets new standard

DJI’s Phantom 4 sets new standard

Right out of the box, you can tell that DJI’s Phantom 4 is a complete reimagining of the entry-level lineup. From the sleek chassis to advanced automated controls, DJI has set a new standard, leaving competitors and its own legacy models in the dust. Design The shell of the DJI Phantom 4 shines back at you with a sporty, glossy white finish. The motors stand tall with the quick release […]

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Syma X5HW Cheaply Brings FPV to Drones

Syma X5HW Cheaply Brings FPV to Drones

by Elliot Volkman Being one of the more established entry-level brands on the market, earlier in the year we were excited to play around with a few of Syma’s quadcopter drones. Once we learned about an FPV (first-person view) version of the Syma X5 drone, we were keen to check it out. Unfortunately, our initial excitement quickly turned sour as the X5HW is like the drunk brother of the standard […]

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Iris Automation is bringing eyes, and situational awareness, to drones

Iris Automation is bringing eyes, and situational awareness, to drones

by Lora Kolodny New drone regulations in the U.S. ostensibly make it easier for companies to put flying robots to work whether that’s in media, construction or agriculture. But drones are still limited to flying within the “line of sight,” or the range where a human operator can see them. So we can’t have pizzas, or prescriptions, delivered by drones as a going concern, yet. And businesses can’t send drones […]

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Drone World DJI Phantom 4 Executive Kit (Long range) Multimedia Review

Drone World DJI Phantom 4 Executive Kit (Long range) Multimedia Review

The kit contents are well thought out and put together by folks that obviously have some experience flying drones. For instance, the kit comes with a total of 3 batteries, which is a must if you are doing any serious not for profit work. But what sets the kit apart from just being a grouping of useful accessories is the proprietary booster antenna. Drone World claims this booster antenna has […]

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Flirtey delivers drugs by drone

Flirtey delivers drugs by drone

The Jersey Shore is finally famous for something besides fake tanning. A Reno, Nevada-based startup called Flirtey Inc. conducted the first domestic “ship to shore” drone delivery this week along the New Jersey coastline. The company’s proprietary drone is a six-rotor system constructed from carbon fiber, aluminum and 3-d printed components. No, they weren’t delivering Domino’s pizzas or anything for Amazon Prime. The company was demonstrating its ability to deliver […]

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Drone Aviation’s Tethered Drones in Compliance

Drone Aviation’s Tethered Drones in Compliance

JACKSONVILLE, FL – June 22, 2016 – Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (OTCQX: DRNE) (“DAC” or “Drone Aviation”), a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats today announced it has accelerated the production schedule of the WATT line of tethered drones, investing in expanded inventory levels as a result of the historic announcement of the FAA’s first operational rules allowing the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) into the National […]

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NC officials offer to help drone operators

NC officials offer to help drone operators

RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Division of Aviation wants to help drone owners understand new rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and how they impact drone operations in the state. The FAA unveiled new rules for drone operators on Tuesday. Operators who received the required exemption or authorization from the FAA can continue to fly their small drones without further action. Once the new rules […]

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