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Meet the company that is building drones to stop gun violence

There have been there have been 1,624 mass shootings in  the U.S. in the past 1,870 days.  Just this month, people died in a shooting this month at a high school in Parkland, Florida. That’s according to data from the Gun Violence Archive,...Show More Summary

Watch Drone Girl on Ready Set Drone

I spent this week chatting with one of my favorite drone YouTube channels — Ready Set Drone! We talk more than just drones, including how to create a social media following (Instagram — yikes!). We also talk about my latest event inShow More Summary

See the best drone photos of 2017, according to SkyPixel

Need some drone photo inspiration? The winners of the 2017 SkyPixel drone photo contest are out, and their images do not disappoint. More than 44,000  drone photographers from 141 different countries entered the contest, which had categories in landscape, portrait and story. Show More Summary

Watch the entire stream of Thursday’s Girls Who Drone event featuring Intel and the drone light show team

Missed the 2nd ever Girls Who Drone event? You can watch the entire livestream here (thanks to Hamilton Nguyen for shooting it!): The event, held Thursday at the Samsung NEXT office in San Francisco, featured Cindy Ng, marketing director of the Intel Drone Group. Show More Summary

This DJI-funded drone company raises $12 million Series B to continue its AR ambitions

While today’s drone pilots are impressed by the innovations in DJI’s latest drones like the Mavic Air, the Chinese dronemaker has its sights set on the future — and that could be augmented reality. Drone operations company DroneBase today announced that it has received its third round of funding from DJI. Show More Summary

Meet the one and only drone pilot who has been caught for flying commercially without a license

The following is an excerpt from a piece originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire story here. In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration shook up the drone industry by requiring that drone pilots obtain a license if they want to operate commercially. Show More Summary

The new Skydio R1 wants to do with drones what Tesla did for cars

It’s not often that you come across a drone made by a company that’s not DJI that really turns out to be a game-changer. But the new Skydio R1 drone may actually deliver. Silicon Valley-based drone maker Skydio today launched its R1Show More Summary

See the best drone videos of 2017, according to AirV?z

Drone video sharing site AirV?z scoured the world in search of 2017’s best drone video. The results are in, and the best drone videos of 2017 are really something else. Moscow Aerial 5K Timelab.pro by Russian drone pilot Timelab.proShow More Summary

Watch the record-setting Olympics Intel drone light show

Add drones to the list of things you can now see at the Olympics. Intel set a new record for most drones flown simultaneously as 1,218 drones flew over the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The drones recreated the shape of icons like a snowboarder and the Olympic rings. Show More Summary

I went to the DJI Store in Hong Kong! Here’s a photo tour of what’s inside

I FINALLY got a chance to visit the DJI Flagship Store in Hong Kong. The10,000 square-feet store located in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong island. The store has a very “Apple Store aesthetic” with mostly white walls, clean design and a sleek, minimalist look. Show More Summary

Drone community to FAA: find that reckless Vegas drone pilot and prosecute him

Days after a video went viral for flying dangerously close to a Frontier airlines plane, the drone community is begging the Federal Aviation Administration to find the pilot and take legal action. The video starts fairly innocuouslyShow More Summary

What to do if you find a lost drone

The following guest post was written by Oliver McClintock. McClintock is the creator of drone community MyDearDrone. It’s not every day that a drone lands in your backyard, on your roof or driveway — but it does happen. What do you do...Show More Summary

This video of a drone flying dangerously close to an airplane has everyone freaking out

A video showing a drone flying dangerously close to a Frontier airlines plane has gone viral this weekend — and the drone community is rightfully freaking out. The video starts fairly innocously with a shot of a city, until a Frontier Airlines jet enters the shot, approaching Last Vegas McCarran airport. Show More Summary

DIY Drones now at 87,000+ members

2 weeks agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 87,000 members! Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new…

Which racing drone propellers are the best? Gemfan? DAL? Something else?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about upgrading your racing drone propellers. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. I have a Kingdowin & Hitec 280’s quad racers, and would like to change the blades to nylon...Show More Summary

A bunch of people are illegally flying drones around the PGA Tour right now

Want to get  that sweet drone shot of a golf ball flying through the air, or that cool aerial photo of all the holes in a pristine golf course? If you were planning on making those shots happen during this year’s PGA tour, don’t. Odds...Show More Summary

Releasing FlytOS v1.5-5: Video streaming via FlytCloud and support for DJI

3 weeks agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

We are excited to announce the release of the FlytOS v1.5-5. You are requested to update your FlytOS using the  OTA automatic update feature. This version of…

How to mount an Imalent DX80 flashlight on a drone ?

3 weeks agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi guys, This video is a fun project to mount an Imalent DX80 flashlight to a drone. For those who still do not know what is this monster DX80 flashlight, please watch my previous youtube video about it. The idea is to not only support the flashlight vertically under the drone but also to control its pitch orientation and remotely be…

Can I take my drone through TSA in my carry-on baggage?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about taking your drone through TSA in your checked baggage. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. I’m going to Maui in three weeks, and I would love to bring my GoPro Drone. Show More Summary

DJI Mavic Air vs. Mavic Pro vs. Spark: which should I buy?

DJI Mavic Air vs. Mavic Pro vs: Spark? It’s a tough decision, but the answer is actually pretty clear depending on your needs and budget. In a little more than a year, DJI has launched a slew of drones — all extremely accessible, easy-to-fly, (relatively) affordable and wildly popular. Show More Summary

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