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DJI Unveils Spark

6 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Today DJI unveiled Spark, a brand-new, revolutionary palm-sized drone. Its powerful, stabilized camera uses multiple easy-to-use shooting modes for incredibly eye-catching photos and videos. With intuitive functions like QuickLaunch, FaceAware, and PalmControl, Spark gives you a truly immersive flying experience. Show More Summary

DJI Spark drone is the stuff of Jedi-mind tricks with its gesture control features

DJI’s newest drone is the stuff of Jedi mind tricks. The Chinese-based drone maker today announced a tiny, $499 drone called Spark, the company’s smallest drone to date. But the standout feature is that the Spark drone can be controlled purely by gesture control. Show More Summary

DJI Spark: Watch the news live

DJI is expected to announce a new drone that could be called the Spark today at 11:30 a.m. ET. Earlier this year, leaked images showed a drone that resembled a miniature version of the DJI Mavic. It is unclear what the Spark drone is...Show More Summary

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

10 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

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 —…

Skywalker X8 Catapult Launch &Parachute Landing

10 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

      Skywalker X8 is professional for mapping survey. We take this video and fly really good. It is windy so it is a little shaking during the process of flying. While it doesn't matter to the whole process of flying. At present, we use the following configuration that suitable to doing…

Police Drone Camera Zoom Lens 18X 4K

10 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Improving upon the series of drone camera zoom lenses by Walkera for Police use, the all-new 18X 4K increases the speed, performance and optical quality while…

Drone’s Eye View Tour From Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica

12 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Sometimes it’s good to get a little perspective when it comes to seeing your city, and the easiest way to do that is fly high above it and peer down. A great example of this comes from YouTuber Mingomatic, who just posted a new drone video that takes us on a tour of some of Los

Flybrix review: using Legos to build a drone

20 hours agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

Yes, it is possible to fly a bunch of Legos through the air. Are Legos the most optimal, aerodynamic material? Definitely not. But they sure are fun — and an awesome learning tool. San Francisco startup Flybrix developed a kit consisting of...Show More Summary

Optelos introduces PointCloud Visualizer™, The easiest way to view and deliver your Point Cloud data models

AUSTIN, Texas – Optelos announces the PointCloud Visualizer™, which revolutionizes the drone industry by enabling drone operators to easily upload data to the cloud and then create data models, which can be viewed and shared with clients and stakeholders. Pix4D, DroneDeploy, and other drone mapping software are excellent solutions for processing and generating detailed data

FPV Australia Adopts the Zephyr Drone Simulator for Its RPAS Certification Training

Manassas, VA –  May 22, 2017 – Little Arms Studios, a leading developer of professional-grade simulation solutions, today announced a new partnership with FPV Australia which will see the leading Australian RPAS certification provider deploy Little Arms Studios’  Zephyr Drone Simulator to enhance its sUAS training programs. Show More Summary

3D Printed Halbach array Motor. 600W, over 80% efficiency!

Not satisfied with the specs of off-the-shelf brushless DC motors? Looking to up the difficulty…

Dutch Start-up Launches Next Generation Mapping Drone

Delft, 23rd May 2017 – 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

MMC Flying High with Drone Tether System

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

Groundhog Autonomous UAV - Going faster with sunglasses

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

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…

Drone mapping saves lives: Canadian RescUAV team helps 4000 people return home after fatal landslide in Colombia

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Answering an international call for help The Colombian governmental agency coordinating the response, Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD) sent an international call for help. Canadian-based GlobalMedic’s RescUAV...Show More Summary

Anatomy of a Drone for Beginners

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Are you interested in drones but are completely new to the category? Maybe you’re thinking about purchasing your first drone. Perhaps you’re considering building your own quad. Drones are incredibly fun and the technology powering them has made them easy to use even for inexperienced users. However, there are still a few barriers for new

Hobby drone pilots don’t have to register with FAA, court rules

The following is an excerpt of a piece originally written for Read the entire story here. The Federal Aviation Administration’s requirement that hobby drone users register their devices was struck down in an appeals court Friday. Show More Summary

New Emlid Raspbian for Raspberry Pi and Navio+/Navio2

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

We’ve recently released a new version of Emlid Raspbian for Raspberry Pi and Navio. It got a modernized interface making the way you interact with Navio even easier. This update also adds notable features simplifying software development and hardware integration. All this expands the scope of applications within…

How to Make the Perfect Drone Video

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

With more than 25,000 drone videos posted on, our team has had the opportunity to view some incredible — and not so incredible – drone videos. Nearly all of the videos posted on AirV?z come from outside contributors, including professional cinematographers as well as individuals hired to shoot drone video of golf courses, real

No more $5 FAA fee, John Taylor wins his case.

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Should you be in America and come across this man you should probably buy him a beer. He fought the FAA and won. Their mucking about with 336 was not viewed well by the courts,…

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