The world’s fastest delivery drone launched by Zipline

The world’s fastest delivery drone launched by Zipline

A few years ago, the California-based startup company, Zipline started a nationwide drone blood delivery system in Rwanda. Since then they have flown some 187,500 miles, delivering over 7,000 units of blood in more than 4,000 flights. The company is now introducing a new fixed wing drone, which they claim is the world’s fastest delivery drone with a top speed of almost 80 mph. Zipline has also re-designed their distribution […]

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Seaglider underwater drones study the Antarctic ice shelf

Seaglider underwater drones study the Antarctic ice shelf

Three drones, called Seagliders, have been positioned underneath West Antarctica’s Dotson Ice Shelf to monitor the ebb and flow of ice autonomously during the Antarctic winter. The drones are part of a larger system designed by a team of scientists from the University of Washington and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to study how the Antarctic ice shelf is affected by climate change. Drones monitor the Antarctic ice shelf Supported […]

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Russian postal drone worth $20,000 crashes into three-story building during debut flight

Russian postal drone worth $20,000 crashes into three-story building during debut flight

Today we learn that in the city of Ulan-Ude, 2,750 miles east of Moscow, a Russian postal drone made its maiden flight. Unfortunately, it did not end well as the unmanned aerial device crashed into the wall and fell back to earth in pieces. The Russian Post distanced itself from the event and said they were only a guest. Russian postal drone flies into a wall Recently, we reported that […]

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How to Make 3D Models with Aerial Photography

How to Make 3D Models with Aerial Photography

Hi everyone! We’d like to present new features of Sputnik Web ( https://sputnik.geoscan.aero ) – 3D Reconstruction. This function allows user to create 3D models from aerial photos which captured by drone (UAV). Here, we will use an isolated object as an example. This is the old tower which located at Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Requirements for camera: Matrix 5-25 MPx ISO should be set to minimum values for avoiding noise Focal […]

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Kittyhawk Releases Revolutionary Hardware Product For Enterprise Drone Operations

Kittyhawk Releases Revolutionary Hardware Product For Enterprise Drone Operations

kittyhawk logbook San Francisco, Ca. April 1, 2018 — Kittyhawk, the leader in enterprise drone operations software, today announced their foray into the world of drone hardware. The Kittyhawk Log Book® provides enterprises a new and scalable way to take their drone program from one pilot to half-a-dozen or more. “Over the past few years, we’ve started seeing some of the largest teams starting to use analogue management solutions for […]

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Flying a drone over Ed Sheeran concert results in pilot receiving a $1,050 ticket

Flying a drone over Ed Sheeran concert results in pilot receiving a $1,050 ticket

A drone pilot from Brisbane was handed a hefty $1,050 fine for flying a drone over an Ed Sheeran concert Wednesday, March 21. In doing so the drone operator broke several drone regulations, such as flying the drone at night, in a populated area, within 100 feet of people and beyond line-of-sight. Drone pilot receives a hefty ticket for breaking various rules Last Wednesday, March 21, an Australian drone pilot […]

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