Lovely story about a poor kid in rural China who sells exquisite models of Chinese planes for almost no profit

Lovely story about a poor kid in rural China who sells exquisite models of Chinese planes for almost no profit

These aren’t drones per se, but I can help but post this story by Owen Churchill in Sixthtone , which exemplifies the DIY spirit. CHONGQING, Southwest China — Dismembered remote-controlled airplanes lie strewn across an unmade mattress: a motor glued crudely into an improvised wooden housing, landing gear fashioned out of a metal ruler, and sheets of foam advertising board that will become wings, fuselages, and flaps. This is the […]

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DJI Wants You To Register Your Drone

DJI Wants You To Register Your Drone

DJI Wants You To Register Your Drone Or Don’t Fly New Procedure Requires Login After Update; Password Reset Available While you might not have to register your drones with the government, you will have to register them with DJI. That is if you want to continue flying them. According to the DJI Newsroom , the company plans to introduce a new application activation process for international customers next week. This […]

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Heavy Duty Delivery Drones Coming

Heavy Duty Delivery Drones Coming

Heavy Duty Delivery Drones Coming From JD.com JD.com to build the largest drone logistics network & plans to deploy heavy duty delivery drones capable of delivering payloads over one-ton. JD.com announced their newest agreement with the provincial government of Shaanxi. The agreement includes building China’s largest low-altitude drone logistics network. Spanning a 300-kilometer radius, the network will include hundreds of routes and drone air bases throughout the entire province for […]

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Groundhog Autonomous UAV – Going faster with sunglasses

Groundhog Autonomous UAV - Going faster with sunglasses

The Groundhog is being developed to line-follow at low altitude and higher speeds. This video is of the field testing taking the speed up to 1.75 m/s. It also explains why the Groundhog now sports sunglasses. The Track An oval of 50mm red webbing, bends of radius approx 3m and straights of approx 15m. Testing took place in early morning with glancing sunlight on dew-soaked webbing – great for walking […]

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Dutch start-up launches next generation mapping drone Marlyn

Dutch start-up launches next generation mapping drone Marlyn

marlyn VTOL Drone company Atmos UAV launches Marlyn, a lightweight drone which flies automatically, effortlessly and at high wind speeds. One of the first customers that signed up is Skeye, Europe’s leading unmanned aircraft data provider. This brand new technology allows industry professionals around the world to map the surface 10 times faster and guarantees no more drone crashes. “With her unique properties, Marlyn allows us to tackle even our […]

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MMC Flying High with Drone Tether System

MMC Flying High with Drone Tether System

tethering system 1 SHENZHEN, China – Commercial drone manufacturer MMC, a technology leader in eliminating flight endurance limitations, introduces the T1 Tether System a direct power supply system for prosumer drones. The T1 Tether System As the innovator behind the first hydrogen fuel cell drone to market, MMC has been a major contributor to industry development in overcoming the limitations of battery power. The latest product in MMC’s solution set […]

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