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Autel Robotics Tilt-rotor Dragonfish Lite and Pro UAVs

Autel Robotics Tilt-rotor Dragonfish Lite and Pro UAVs

The Autel Robotics Dragonfish Lite and Pro UAVs are now available in the US, joining the standard Autel Dragonfish and providing more price options and mission choices for UAV pilots. The Dragonfish series are tough aircraft, capable of both VTOL multi-rotor and fast winged flight with an endurance of up to 180 minutes, making them […]
National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

One attendee at Commercial UAV Expo wasn’t looking to acquire drones but rather to give them away.  Marc Langley heads a non-profit organization which goes by the inelegant acronym NPS-DDP — short for the “National Public Safety Drone Donation Program.” The program itself, however, is anything but inelegant or clunky. In brief, it seeks to […]

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BRINC Drones

BRINC Drones

Among the aircraft on display at the Commercial UAV Expo was a hometown hero that got a lot of attention from the attendees. BRINC Drones, founded in Las Vegas by a 19-year-old entrepreneur with a profound vision for how to use drones to help first-responders save lives. Blake Resnick established the company following the horrific […]
Cellular Geo-Location Drone

Cellular Geo-Location Drone

Robotics Centre, Inc. and Smith Myers announced that the Smith Myers Echo SAR enables operators to quickly find, map, and interact with mobile phone handsets in fast-moving disaster situations, aiding and boosting first responders’ ability to locate victims and save lives. Designed for use on Teledyne FLIR’s R80D SkyRaider and SkyRanger R70 drones, the advanced Echo SAR payload […]

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Flying Without Wings

Flying Without Wings

No doubt one of the most impressive achievements I’ve seen comes courtesy of a south Florida start-up with the improbable name, “Undefined Technology.” I’ve seen a lot of cool things at shows over the years, but only one or two that changed my perception of what is fundamentally possible within the laws of physics. That […]
Ready, Set, Launch! 30 pro tips to incorporate drones into your business

Ready, Set, Launch! 30 pro tips to incorporate drones into your business

Gaining buy-in from your executive team is an essential first step that can make or break any company’s drone program. While a boots on the ground professional or a business manager is interested in new use cases, increased efficiency, hiring pilots, and processing data, your executives may not care about any of those things until […]

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Drone News | UAS | Drone Racing | Aerial Photos & Videos | FAA’s New Remote ID Rules

FAA’s New Remote ID Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as drones. The new rules will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. These rules come at a time when […]
Spot and Sparrow: Autonomous Drone Team

Spot and Sparrow: Autonomous Drone Team

Evolving their advanced drone-in-a-box solution to the next level, Percepto’s Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring (AIM) platform sets a new standard for how critical infrastructure and assets are monitored, end-to-end, paving the way for the remote operations center of the future. Operating a fleet of third party robots alongside their autonomous Sparrow drone, Percepto AIM provides […]

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FoxFury 3060 Drone Light

FoxFury 3060 Drone Light

The next time you are out flying a mission during civil twilight, or under a daylight waiver to 14 CFR Part 107, spare a thought for the people who design your beacons. As drone pilots, we demand a lot from our strobes: they should be bright as the sun, light as a feather, tough as […]
Amazon Ski Lift Drone?

Amazon Ski Lift Drone?

Goodbye, chairlift line, hello drone! Amazon just patented a drone that can drag skiers up a mountain using a tow handle! After calling for the drone with a smartphone, the drone would arrive at the geo-tagged location and drop a rope. The drone would then slowly drag the skier up the mountain and at the […]
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