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    Ever since the buzz on the 3D Robotics Solo drone project started, the expectations built to the point that I wondered whether it could ever live up to what we all wanted. The hype was fast and furious. But with big hype, sometimes comes big disappointment. I don’t know how many of ...
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  • August 4, 2015
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    DJI announced on Tuesday the release of the all-new DJI GO app, an upgrade to the previous DJI Pilot app with a redesigned user interface to make it easier to capture and share images captured with DJI’s latest products including the Phantom 3, Inspire 1 and Matrice 100. DJI GO offers ...
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  • August 4, 2015
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    (Source: Wired)   Lest you think Amazon’s much-hyped plan to deliver packages by drone is a flight of fancy, the company has just shared its vision for the future of autonomous drones. In the company’s vision, presented at NASA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Convention last week, delivery drones will zip around ...
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  • August 4, 2015
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    (Source: CBS News)   Officials say a drone has dropped a package of drugs into an Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tells ...
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  • August 4, 2015
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    This one had to be shared ASAP. As part of a promotion for this weekend’s release of the new Fantastic Four movie, video agency Thinkmodo ran a promotion that turned a drone into Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch. The result is one of the most creative additions to a UAV ...
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  • August 4, 2015
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    (Source: constructionweekonline.com)   Fuelled by an increasing number of certification programmes covering the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), this niche market is gaining traction across a variety of sectors. One such arena that could greatly benefit from its adoption is the realm of facilities management. In the Middle East, commercial drones ...
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  • August 4, 2015
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    A unique, civil unmanned aircraft with remote control developed by Czech company Primoco UAV SE is coming to the international market. The UAV flies independently with the help of pre-programmed flight plans and provides wide range of options to be used together with additional specialised equipment that it can carry and use ...
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  • August 4, 2015
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    (Source: entrepreneur.com)   Facebook has made no bones about wanting to blanket the planet with Internet connectivity, and it’s developed a huge, solar-powered aircraft to help it do so. The unmanned aircraft, called Aquila, has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs “about the third of a Prius car,” said Facebook ...
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  • August 3, 2015
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    If you own a DJI Phantom, you have probably crashed a DJI Phantom. If you have crashed a DJI Phantom, a couple things have happened: Your drone either survived and you acquired a healthy amount of fear and experience to prevent you from crashing again or you totaled your Phantom leading to ...
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  • August 3, 2015
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    (Source: makezine.com)   Mounting a gun on a home-built quadcopter. Attaching Roman candles to a pricey DJI Inspire 1, then posting the explosive results on the internet. Flying camera-carrying drones around the scene of a devastating Southern California fire, hampering disaster-response helicopters (for which San Bernadino County, California, is now offering $75,000 ...
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  • August 3, 2015
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    (Source: technologyreview.com)   A tiny artificial eye inspired by the vision systems of insects could help small flying drones navigate their surroundings well enough to avoid collisions while buzzing around in confined, cluttered spaces—a key step in making these small autonomous flying vehicles practical. An emerging class of very small flying drones has ...
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  • August 3, 2015
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    (Source: BBC)   The new regulations cover drones that can stay airborne for longer than an hour, handle bad weather and reach altitudes of 1 mile (1.5km). They also limit the export of computer hardware supporting processing speeds of eight teraflops a second or more. The moves come soon after the US clamped down ...
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  • August 3, 2015
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    A California county has placed a price on the head or heads of the rather dim drone operators who may have prevented firefighters from properly battling summer wildfires. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on July 28 to offer $75,000 in rewards for the public’s help in finding ...
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  • August 2, 2015
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    We have seen a lot of exotic locations by drone as people bring their drones on vacations this summer. Today’s video isn’t a tropical island, but it isn’t something you see everyday. The Chateau de Vallandry in Indre-et-Loire, France features what might be the most famous garden in the world. But you will have ...
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  • August 1, 2015
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    This is another one of those videos that stands on it’s own but also makes you think about how cool the next video might be. YouTube user Mac Noober took his DJI Phantom 3 fishing with him to record some video. When you watch it  though it almost looks like he brought ...
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