Shooting Down Drones Isn’t Funny or Brave

Shooting Down Drones Isn’t Funny or Brave

It’s dangerous and stupid. Don’t shoot! Sunlike/Thinkstock The first gunshot didn’t faze Lenny Helbig too much. He was setting up an aerial photograph of his friend’s under-construction house, and he knew a nearby quarry was favored by local plinkers. It was the next three shots that got his attention. “I looked to my left and this woman is out on the balcony—she’s yelling ‘What the fuck are you doing, you […]

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Demo Shows Drone Flying Under Wireless Power

Demo Shows Drone Flying Under Wireless Power

No battery? No problem. Article Source: Fortune London-based electrical engineering researcher Dr. Samer Aldhaher recently posted a video demonstrating what could be the future of drone technology. The small drone you’re about to see has one distinguishing feature – it’s not carrying a battery. While you may have seen examples of “wireless” charging that involve putting a phone on a pad or the like, powering drones requires a charging system […]

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New Mavic Pro drone folds up

New Mavic Pro drone folds up

DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone folds up and fits in the palm of your hand The unit is extremely small and portable, but still packs all the high end features DJI drones are known for Source: The Verge Over the last year, the clearest trend in the drone industry has been a move toward units that are smaller and more portable. Yuneec introduced a drone with foldable arms, and last […]

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sci-fi film was shot entirely by drones

sci-fi film was shot entirely by drones

‘In the Robot Skies’ imagines teenage love in the impending age of surveillance. Source: Engadget Directed by speculative architect Liam Young , In the Robot Skies claims to be the first narrative fiction film shot entirely by autonomous, pre-programmed drones. But the lack of human camera operators is more than just a headline grabbing gimmick. The film, which premieres in October at the London Film Festival, revolves around an age-old […]

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Rise Above Selected to Resell Sentera Solutions Throughout Australia

Rise Above Selected to Resell Sentera Solutions Throughout Australia

Sentera, LLC, a global provider of remote sensing hardware and data management solutions signs a reseller agreement with Rise Above Custom Drone Solutions, Australia’s leading provider of custom drone systems to the aerial agriculture, mining, cinematography, and industrial industries. With the signing of the agreement, Australia’s agriculture industry gains access to Sentera’s proven end-to-end normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) solutions including agriculture drones, precision sensors, and AgVault™ Software. Rise Above’s […]

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How Insurance Can Add Value, Confidence And Assurance To The UAS Resale Market

How Insurance Can Add Value, Confidence And Assurance To The UAS Resale Market

Sales of used Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are becoming more common and in the future will involve systems that are much larger, carry substantially higher value along with a lot of potential liability. When they see articles like those outlining Uber’s plans for passenger carrying drones, insurance underwriters naturally begin calculating the loss potential and related exposures like products liability and future liability arising from the resale of drones by […]

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Keep a Drone Flying All Day

Keep a Drone Flying All Day

Solar and drones go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Source: Fortune While solar companies use drones to help design sprawling solar panel farms , drone makers are turning to solar to help drones stay airborne longer. Drone maker AeroVironment has outfitted some of its small Puma drones with thin layers of highly-efficient and light-weight solar cells from startup Alta Devices. The result has been drones that can fly—carrying infrared […]

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Uber plans self-flying drone taxis

Uber plans self-flying drone taxis

If you summon an Uber in 10 years’ time, you will probably get a car that drives itself . But then again, you may not be traveling in a car at all. The taxi-hailing app is working on technology that would allow airborne passenger drones to fly its users short distances around cities, it has emerged, raising the prospect of a future in which skylines are dotted with Uber aircraft […]

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Pouncer drone can be packed to the propellers

Pouncer drone can be packed to the propellers

Pouncer drone can be packed to the propellers with disaster relief Delivering life-saving supplies to victims of natural disasters and war zones often relies on inexact air drops requiring good weather to pull off. The Pouncer, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Windhorse Aerospace, would land accurately at disaster sites with a design that allows for the utmost utility of its parts. Its hollow wings and body can be packed […]

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Chinese UAV Maker FLYPRO Launches World’s Most “Extreme Sports” FPV Professional Racing Drone XJaguar

Chinese UAV Maker FLYPRO Launches World’s Most “Extreme Sports” FPV Professional Racing Drone XJaguar

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Leading intelligent sports drone producer, Shenzhen-based FLYPRO Aerospace Tech Co., Ltd., on the 23 rd of September, launched a new model drone, the XJaguar, alleged to be the most “extreme sports” professional low-profile racing drone available on the market to date. The XJaguar is the only exclusive professional racing model customized for first-person-view (FPV) players and racing drone professionals. Equipped with the 8-in-1 […]

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