The DJI Wind 1

The DJI Wind 1

Meet The DJI Wind 1 Global drone giant DJI has done it again, according to the leaked details that surfaced this past weekend regarding their newest drone. While there is not a lot of information on this device, this is what we do know: This system is directed at industrial and security sectors, and less for aerial photography The Wind 1 is an “all weather” drone, it is rain-resistant and […]

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We’ve come a long way: US Department of Interior selects 3DR Solos, which got their start right here

We've come a long way: US Department of Interior selects 3DR Solos, which got their start right here

Nine years and 80,000 members ago, we started with this : That first Lego Mindstorms autopilot was feeble, sure, but it was also possible . Inspired by the availability of cheap and increasingly good GPS, MEMS sensors, cameras and digital radios, we talked about the "bottoms-up disruption of the aerospace industry", just as the Homebrew Computing Club (birthplace of the Apple II) did for computers. The aerospace industry followed the […]

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Brisbane City Council: Drones used in trials as approved suppliers now signed up

Brisbane City Council: Drones used in trials as approved suppliers now signed up

A drone is remotely controlled. Picture: PETER LORIMER. BRISBANE authorities are trialling the use of drones to film parks, study ibis nests and create marketing panoramas. Brisbane City Council is assessing the use of drones, particularly to make maintenance of council assets easier, after a trial to see how they could help. It comes after a presentation in City Hall last year, when council was told drones could deliver pest […]

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Tackling the European refugee crisis with solar-powered drones

Tackling the European refugee crisis with solar-powered drones

atlantik solar launch One year after having demonstrated the 81-hour continuous solar-powered flight that is still the current world record in flight endurance for all aircrafts < 50kg total mass, the AtlantikSolar UAV has completed its next milestone by demonstrating the first-ever fully-autonomous (from launch to landing) solar-powered perpetual flight with significant payload (Color + Thermal Camera) in a 26-hour Search-and-Rescue (SaR) mission . While the 81-hour and 28-hour endurance […]

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