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How To Cook With a Drone

Have you ever found yourself staring at your drone thinking “I wonder if I could use it for cooking?”. Wonder no more, because Autel RoboticsĀ have made a tutorial video for just that. As tempting as it might be, we don’t recommend trying this at home šŸ™‚

Swarm of Drones Dropped from Jets

The military is definitely pushing the boundary of what can be done with drones. The biggest advances seem to be in “swarming”, where multiple drones are cooperating in the same mission. The United States military has been testing this by releasing 103 Perdix drones from three F/A-18 Super Hornets at high speed. The drones must be designed to withstand the shock of release at this spee...

“My Drone” Has 7 Automated Flight Modes

A California startup has run a successful crowdfunding campaign to release the “My Drone” – a compact, intelligent quadcopter that promises to have multiple flight modes. The “My Drone” will include a wearable tracker that has video-game-like controls, allowing the wearer to manually take over control of the drone as needed. The “My Drone” will also have t...

DJI Announces The Matrice 200

DJI is most popularly know for it’s Phantom and Inspire line of drones. These drones are relatively inexpensive and easy to fly. However, DJI has an entire industrial side of its business that focuses on search and rescue, inspections, and other operations that are best performed by higher end drones. The Matrice 100 has been a staple for these types of operations and now, DJI has announced ...

The Story Behind the Tiny Whoop FPV Racer

The term “Tiny Whoop” has become slang for just about any small quadcopter that you can race around indoors these days. However, the actual Tiny Whoop was developed originally by a FPV drone pilot from Fort Collins, Colorado named Jesse Perkins. This article discusses how he came up with the idea for the Tiny Whoop and where he sees the future going for this popular little indoor racer...

Things To Know When Buying A Drone

If you are in the market for your first drone or looking to upgrade from a toy to a more expensive and sophisticated camera drone, then you definitely want to check out this article. In it, the author goes through all of the steps and research he did before he bought his first drone. Even though it’s easy to just hit the “buy” button on eBay or Amazon, you should really do your h...

How To Sell Your Drone

Selling things these days is as easy as taking some pictures and posting to a site like Craig’s List or eBay. But for drones it can be a little more complicated. That’s because drones are complicated machines. The seller must supply specific, accurate information about the drone, its condition, and how it will be shipped. This article gives some excellent, much needed tips on how to ef...

France Using Drones To Deliver Packages

DPDgroup, an international subsidiary of French national postal service Le Groupe La Poste, is conducting a trial in France in which certain packages, in certain areas are delivered via drone. The trial is being conducted in an area that is heavy with technology startup companies. The idea is to solve the “last mile” of delivery, which is often called the most expensive and time-consum...

Weather and Crushproof Drone

The Aerodyne Nimbus 195 has a unique rounded carbon fiber frame that protects the electronics and gives it a surprising amount of durability. It is designed to be resistant to snow, small amounts of water, crashes, and even the crushing weight of a car driving over it! This little quadcopter goes hard and is designed for serious racers who hope to avoid having to frequently make repairs. For more ...

Drones Used for Basketball Dunk Contest

When you think of flying drones, you probably don’t think of dunking basketballs! But just a few days after Intel powered drones to fly in the Super Bowl half time show, they were flexing their drone muscles again at a the Verizon Slam Dunk contents which is part part of the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. Intel’s drones had a claw attached to the bottom to hold th...

Why a New-School Drone Maker Bought an Old-School Camera Maker

Many people don’t know that DJI recently acquired a significant share of the Swedish camera company, Hasselblad. This acquisition may seem strange on the surface, but it seems to point toward DJI going after a higher end market for high budget film production. It also opens the door to allow DJI to build lightweight, medium-format cameras that would be very effective for surveying, detailed ...

DJI Expanding Stores Into North America

DJI has several storefronts in Asia where people can come in to try out their products. This move is much like what Apple has done with its storefronts – creating a space where people can get a hands-on experience, meet other brand enthusiasts, and get support for products that they already own. DJI’s first store is open in the Denver, Colorado area and is already seeing great results....

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