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Drones for Firefighting: Infographic

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

In the past, local authorities have complained about the irresponsible use of UAVs and issued a plea to drone hobbyists to keep their drones grounded as they can cause major delays and problems in firefighting operations. However, the responsible use of this technology can play a large part in fire departments…

DroneClash: Eight teams signed up to win the 50.000 Euro prize money

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Here again an update of DroneClash. Eight teams signed up at the last moment of the deadline! Exactly what we were aiming at. The ticket sale (www.droneclash.nl/tickets/) is now officially opened,…

AirVuz’s Megan Gaffney on what makes a great drone video, the best place to fly drones in Minneapolis and more

Megan Gaffney is the vice president of marketing at AirV?z, a Minneapolis-based website for watching and sharing drone videos of all types, whether it is scenic landscapes or videos from drone racing and FPV freestyle pilots. Do you know an awesome drone girl I should profile? Contact me here. Show More Summary

HYBRiX, 3 hours and 35 minutes flight time in hover

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi all, I would like to share our last experience. It is a flight of 3 hours and 35 minutes in hover. It is our longest flight so far, the flight is an internal test in which we did not plan to fly so long. In fact we had 400gr of extra weight that could have been removed and the fuel tank was not full at all. Show More Summary

The Uvify Draco racing drone makes FPV racing just a bit more accessible

One of the big challenges the racing drone world has yet to overcome is creating a drone that is ready to fly out of the box: no stringing random pieces of equipment together, no soldering, no building it yourself. While the racing community...Show More Summary

Getting Started with Emlid Reach RS

6 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hey there! We’ve recently released the first video of Emlid Reach RS RTK GNSS Receiver Getting Started series! The video covers the process of…

This Aura drone is controlled entirely via glove — and learning to fly it is totally hilarious

Fascinated by the idea of gesture-controlled drones like the DJI Spark, but not willing to drop more than $100? This Aura drone from KD Interactive is controlled entirely via a glove — and it is just $99. The drone embodies the spirit...Show More Summary

Interesting insight into what bugs in jetliner autopilots look like

6 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

From a FAA alert about a bug in the Rockwell Collins autopilot that is used in many jetliners. Interesting, it's easier for them to fix the airport database that these autopilots use than the…

Training video for ComNav Technology K708 GNSS OEM board

6 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

If more questions, please feel free to contact GNSS.OEM@comnavtech.com

MAP-Tech USV Autopilot

6 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Thought i would post a video of my MAP-Tech USV conversion done on a center console boat, All kinds of data feedback & control over I.P with less than a second delay. …

Last-minute holiday drone deals are here on DJI Mavic, Spark and more

Holding out on buying a drone for a great holiday deal? Now may be your chance. B&H Photo has just launched a slew of new holiday drone deals, including $100 off the DJI Spark PLUS  a free $50 B&H gift card, $300 off the DJI Phantom 4 and $400 off the Yuneec Typhoon H. Show More Summary

Implementing a simple Trajectory Tracking algorithm with Python

Hi everyone, I posted a new video of my series. This time we are going to write a script for tracking a circular trajectory around a waypoint that we provide using Mission Planner. Be sure you watch the previous video about Drone Delivery as we are…

What’s the best thermal camera and drone for hog hunting?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about drones, thermal cameras and hog hunting! If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. What affordable drone and thermal camera set up would you recommend for a beginner to use...Show More Summary

These 10 drone photos are the frontrunners to win DJI’s SkyPixel contest

Before you grab your drone and fly this weekend, here’s some drone photo inspiration. Aerial photography community SkyPixel shared the front-runners in its 2017 SkyPixel Photo Storytelling Contest, and they’re a pretty clear indication that the competition will be tough this year. Show More Summary

Vision of a full-automated farm drone system

This is still in the prototype stage, but it's an inspiring vision of what farm drones could someday be

How to get a perfect drone photo during the Golden Hour

The following is a guest post by photographer Max Therry. Golden Hour is that magical time of day just after sunrise of just before sunset. During Golden Hour, it seems that the entire world is dipped in a beautiful golden glow. The clouds are lifted. Show More Summary

Kespry raises $32 million in Series C funding round

Silicon Valley-based drone solutions provider Kespry today announced that it raised $32 million in a Series C funding round, led by G2VP. Shell Technology Ventures and Cisco Investments also joined as new investors in the company. With the new funding, Kespry intends to expand internationally and in the energy utility sector. Show More Summary

Do you need to take the Part 107 test if you have a pilot’s license?

Next up in our “Ask The Drone Girl” series is about taking the Part 107 commercial drone operator test when you have a pilot’s license. Got a question for The Drone Girl? Submit it here. Do I have to take FAA Part 107 test if I am already...Show More Summary

DroneePLANE- The Professional Mapping & Surveying Drone with API

2 weeks agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

2 years ago we decided to make a professional mapping &surveying drone and not just for surveyors also with easy API's to help developers/researchers to develop…

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