DJI and AirMap deliver real-time wildfire awareness and geofencing capabilities for drones

DJI and AirMap deliver real-time wildfire awareness and geofencing capabilities for drones

– DJI and AirMap added real-time wildfire alerts to their geofencing data Wednesday to help keep unauthorized drones from interfering with firefighting operations. SANTA MONICA, CA AirMap now obtains wildfire information directly from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s incident command system and immediately pushes it to drone pilots through AirMap’s iOS and web apps, AirMap’s API, and the GEO geofencing system included in the DJI GO flight control app. […]

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Mackinac Island restricts drone use

Mackinac Island restricts drone use

Mackinac Island is restricting drone use over fears the unmanned aircraft may startle the island’s horses and interfere with its signature historic charm. A law is expected to go into effect July 26 that requires visitors and residents on the island to seek permission from officials before flying drones. City council approved the ordinance July 6. “The use of … drones is a relatively modern activity and is increasing within […]

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Commercial Drones Make a Splash at British Air Show

Commercial Drones Make a Splash at British Air Show

A police surveillance drone flies over a demonstration in Paris, France, earlier this year. This week’s Farnborough air show hosted its first drone race and public safety awareness program for autonomous aircraft. FARNBOROUGH, England—Commercial drones and the companies that produce them have made a dramatic appearance at the tradition-filled international air show in this town, southwest of London. The biennial event held this week, which has its roots in the […]

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NextGen Quiet High Endurance Heavy Lift MultiRotor

NextGen Quiet High Endurance Heavy Lift MultiRotor

Hi there friendly people of DIY Drones I’ve been using and building drones for a few years now, and general shortcomings, I find are: noise, flight time, payload capacity, waterproof space for sensor and computing additions. These shortcomings of course all have good reasons to be there. Some of the things I’ve done in the past are: made a really big rig (2m span) that’s capable of ~1hr hover, and […]

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World’s Smallest And Lightest Drone Thermal Camera

World’s Smallest And Lightest Drone Thermal Camera

ThermalCapture MiniAV – if size and weight do matter Previously introduced as “World’s smallest LWIR Drone”, TeAx Technology used a small consumer drone as a technical demonstrator for its super lightweight ThermalCapture MiniAV. The ThermalCapture MiniAV is a fully functional thermal camera with analog video out. The weight is only 5g (0.01 lbs) on the complete solution, which provides a resolution of 160 x 120 px. Video Of Technical Demonstrator […]

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