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How to get the longest FPV range on your drone

The following piece was written by Jack Brown, is the Chief Pilot at How far can a drone go without losing the video signal when flying FPV? When it comes to the ideal frequency for mini-quads — that’s the famous 5.8 GHz — the best you can expect is 500 meters. Show More Summary

Optical Drone Swarming - Dobby with Snapdragon Flight & AprilTags

18 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

This is an example of a swarm that only uses OpenCV and AprilTags for Navigation.  It was very cleverly executed by Zerotech, the makers of the Dobby drone, which uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Controller.   This swarm uses AprilTags on a mat on the ground and moves around by locating tags on the included mat. No GPS -…

NTR Lab Develops UAV for Oil Tank Inspection

23 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

NTR Lab, a company that, among other things, is a software and hardware developer for UAVs, has recently come out with a drone custom made to perform oil tank inspections. It all started when a long-time Dutch client came up with a new startup idea and came to NTR to work on developing the idea. The

How Drones Can Improve Disaster Response and Relief

23 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

The news is full of stories of crises around the globe, and getting much-needed aid and materials to affected areas – whether in times of natural disasters or ongoing humanitarian issues – can often be a challenge. Natural and manmade disasters often take out critical infrastructures, from roads to railways to means of communication, leaving

How to change DJI drone transmission settings to increase FPV resolution

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about how to increase FPV resolution. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. I’m trying to find a drone/camera combination that will allow me to image animal footprints on the ground from 20m altitude. Show More Summary

Promising Results from Drone-Based Powerline Inspections in Norway

In many regions of Norway, access to powerlines is difficult, so helicopters are often deployed to inspect the grid. But power utilities are increasingly becoming aware of the potential of drone-based inspections as a cost-effective and powerful method of obtaining data about the condition of the grid – especially when the software to store, share

Little Arms Studios Launches New Zephyr Drone Simulator & Controller Bundles

MANASSAS, VA – July 24, 2017 — Today, Little Arms Studios, a leading developer of professional-grade simulation solutions, announced three new product bundles which package its acclaimed Zephyr Drone Simulator with multiple controller options to meet the various preferences of both its individual and institutional customers. Show More Summary

4 Awesome Drone Simulation Apps

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

As advanced technology has spread all over the world, and has gained space in our everyday lives, drones have become very popular. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that drone simulation apps have also become very widespread on the market. Are you a drone fanatic, and would you like to try simulation apps? Well,

Is it illegal for a newspaper to publish drone photos without a Part 107 license?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about whether it is legal to publish drone photos. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. I have a question. My husband and I have devoted time and considerable cash to starting a legal, licensed drone photography business. Show More Summary

Inline multirotor/hoverbike prototype

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hey, this post is a follow up to a previous post found here: Hoverbike I have a new updated version which is much more maneuverable and power efficient.  This new…

This $150 GoPro drone is one of the cheapest ways to get a camera in the air

Looking for a cheap way to get your GoPro in the air? The $150 Force1 F100 GoPro RC Quadcopter Drone is an introductory drone for pilots who already own a GoPro. It’s essentially a low-cost toy drone, but it has a mount for a GoPro.Show More Summary

Dronecode updates for July: new QGC, autopilot, PX4 1.6

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Lots of news and updates from the Dronecode team this month:  1) The Aerialtronics OcPoC autopilot (video above) now supports the Dronecode/PX4 software stack! ? FPGA and dual-core ARM processors…

The best Instagram drone video ever just came from…Jeff Bezos?

This is a modified version of a story originally written for Read the whole story here. The winner of the best drone video ever on Instagram may be…Jeff Bezos? Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos recently joined Instagram, and his first ever post was shot by a drone. Show More Summary

Attack of the Drones: Is Growing Technology an Unpoliceable Threat?

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

By Philip Avery, Managing Director of Navtech Radar There’s no denying it, drones are here to stay. Once limited to military use, drones are now easily accessible to anyone and could easily fall into the wrong hands. In today’s current climate of increased national threats, we need to work fast to keep up with modern risks.

Removing the Barriers to Drone Technology: The One Stop Rental Solution

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Leading commercial drone manufacturer MMC has introduced their One-Stop Rental Solution for industrial drones in India and Asia.  The company plans to expand the program across the globe, opening centers in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, and South Africa. MMC  is the industry leader in providing innovative commercial and industrial drone solutions

How to Use Drones to Improve Gas Measurement and Metering

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

INTRODUCTION: One of the challenges that natural gas companies face has to do with delivering gas energy efficiently, safely and profitably. The world is moving away from the use of fossil fuels and toward the use of clean and renewable energy such as solar and wind energy. The move will be slow until the cost

Drone racing: should I get into it?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about drone racing and getting that Star Wars speeder bike look in your videos. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. So, here’s what I picture: me, sitting in the forest,Show More Summary

one motor stop faster than others in my quadcopter

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi my friends. I have a quadcopter. everything work perfect but when I disarm quadcopter one of motors stop faster than others. Is it a mechanichal problem or not? How can I fix it? Thanks for your answers

Oregon’s first UAS Summit & Expo set for August in Bend

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

July 20, 2017 – BEND, Ore. Emerging trends and technologies shaping the unmanned aircraft systems industry in Oregon will highlight the state’s first UAS Summit & Expo, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. The Oregon UAS Summit & Expo is free. Industry-related suppliers and vendors who attend the event

Department of Defense is using SkySafe to crack down on rogue drones

As the drone industry takes off, there is another industry taking off with it — the anti-drone industry. San Diego-based startup SkySafe, which creates technology to disable drones from flying where Skydio’s customers don’t want them...Show More Summary

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