FreeBird One

FreeBird One

FreeBird One is a unique and high-performing commercial UAV that could make a solid addition to an existing product portfolio, or offer a company using or planning to deploy a fleet of drones a proprietary vehicle that could differentiate its drone capabilities. Structurally-enclosed SurroundFrame carbon fiber airframe (able to withstand in-air collisions) Weatherproof (rain, snow, extreme temperatures, 50 MPH winds) Unparalleled mounting and configuration options due to pioneering frame design. […]

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3D Printed Micro Quad “Mega Whoop” design offered for free on Thingiverse

3D Printed Micro Quad “Mega Whoop” design offered for free on Thingiverse

facebook miniwhoop grab Yesterday while scrolling through my Facebook feed I ran across this little gem of a post by Matt Gleason featuring a 3d printed micro quad, Mega Whoop, while there are sure to be others out there this is the first I’ve seen posted publicly in the 3d printed groups also now offered on thingiverse the location where most free 3d print designs are exchanged. I contacted Matt […]

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Land O’Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge

Land O’Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is seeking proposed solutions that enable scalable, autonomous drone usage in precision agriculture (the “Solution(s)”). While drone technology is one of the hottest topics in the agriculture industry today, current solutions have not yet evolved to make drones a valuable or cost effective tool for farmers. Land O’Lakes, Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative, is investing in the Land O’Lakes Prize (a total potential prize purse of $150,000), to […]

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Renewables – Profiting in the era of drones PrecisionXYZ

Renewables – Profiting in the era of drones PrecisionXYZ

solarpanels PIX4D In the modern age of solar 4.5 MW is not a big power plant, generally occupying less than 50 acres of land. But from the perspective of a field technician, size is all relative. A Needle in a Haystack “A plant that size has about 18,000 panels,” says Rick Lavezzo, the owner of ArrayCon, one of the nation’s largest builders of utility-scale solar power plants. “And trust me, […]

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Scorpion-3 hoverbike from Hoversurf ATaaS – AIR TRANSPORT as a SERVICE

Scorpion-3 hoverbike from Hoversurf ATaaS – AIR TRANSPORT as a SERVICE

Enough people must have saved enough money to buy big motors and batteries. Man carrying multirotors are popping up (see what I did there) everywhere. The Scorpion 3 has just been launched by Russian company Hoversurf. It looks um interesting in flight. Not sure I would want such a large prop near my legs. Sensibly the Hoversurf test pilot has a helmet and protective clothing. Top marks for that! Get […]

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