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Will Drones Replace Fireworks?

Will Drones Replace Fireworks?

After months of lockdown, people are starved for entertainment. They’ve apparently binge-watched everything they ever wanted to see on Netflix, HBO and Disney+, played video games until their eyes bled, and became bored enough to even manage to read a book or two. So with the 4th of July rapidly approaching, many Americans are looking […]
Drone Rescues Around the World

Drone Rescues Around the World

Drones have rescued hundreds of people from peril around the world. Now DJI has created a map that includes their stories to show the incredible impact of drone technology in helping vulnerable people. Drones have found missing people, brought supplies to trapped survivors, peered through smoke and darkness to find unconscious victims. This map compiles […]

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Must Watch! Programming Precision Aerobatics [VIDEO]

Must Watch! Programming Precision Aerobatics [VIDEO]

The drone gurus from the Robotics and Perception Group at the University of Zurich are at it again! This time the lab–founded in 2012 and led by Prof. Davide Scaramuzza–has created a drone that can fly incredibly graceful aerobatics. Watch the video, then read below to see how they did it! From the Robotics and […]
Shell’s Drone Aerial Response Team [VIDEO]

Shell’s Drone Aerial Response Team [VIDEO]

In the Oil and Gas industry, safety is always the number one priority. From inspecting vast tank farms to the soaring tops of flare stacks, safety measures are paramount and necessary to safeguard workers against potential hazards. Shell leads the way in deploying new drone technologies to provide smarter insights and safer operations. Shell’s Drone […]

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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia
f2.2—1/13s—ISO 200
My mission here was to capture the beautiful contrasting colors and textures of the lily pads, water, and wharf. Hence, I decided to elevate the drone to about 45 to 60 feet as it allowed me encapsulate every part of the scene I wanted to. It also helped me crop out other potential distractions, such as grassy banks, that could have crept into the scene. Cropping out the grassy banks also added a dark sense of mystery. I also tilted the frame by positioning the wharf at 45 degrees just to break the overall horizontality of the composition.

The Art of a Drone Selfie

Generally speaking, I always thought of selfies as being harmless fun. However, the idea of people becoming obsessed with the manufacturing of their own self-portraits came across as somewhat narcissistic. Because of that I always steered away from taking pictures of myself, and never in a million years would I have imagined writing a feature […]
Humpbacks Herd Salmon [VIDEO]

Humpbacks Herd Salmon [VIDEO]

Humpback whales off the Pacific Northwest coast were documented performing never-before-filmed behavior—herding salmon directly into their gaping mouths with their fins. This extraordinary feeding strategy, filmed by a drone, works in tandem with another advanced hunting strategy that involves encircling schools of fish in a morass or screen of bubbles – blocking the sight and […]

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Drones & Dams

They’re quiet, they capture crucial high-definition images and, most of all, they’re safer. Widely used in utility equipment inspections and wildfire mitigation efforts, drones have quickly become an essential tool for Southern California Edison (SCE) in its dam safety inspections, too. With 83 dams in SCE’s hydroelectric system stretching from Catalina Island to Big Creek near […]
FLIR Drone Scavenger Hunt

FLIR Drone Scavenger Hunt

You could win a FLIR ONE Pro just by flying your drone and taking thermal images!  Here are the details: 1) Fly any drone with any FLIR Thermal camera 2) Take thermal photos and submit five new photos from this list of subjects: Roof, Animal, Person, Car, Fire hydrant, Solar panels, Lawn 3) Photos must […]

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DroneBase Raises $7.5M

DroneBase Raises $7.5M

DroneBase, a professional drone service company headquartered in Santa Monica, California, is bullish on the future of drones. The company offers pilot training and jobs across the U.S. and is now expanding to Europe, and they recently raised over $7 million in funding. DroneBase CEO Dan Burton writes, “We’re excited to announce that DroneBase has […]
How are you involved with drones?

How are you involved with drones?

We need your help to make RotorDrone Pro even better. Take this one question survey to tell us more about your interest in Drones. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Rdrone20
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