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Drone Delivers Aircraft Parts [VIDEO]

Drone Delivers Aircraft Parts [VIDEO]

Dutch drone manufacturer Acecore Technologies was invited to demonstrate their drone delivery solution at the Netherlands’ largest airport, Schiphol Amsterdam. The Dutch ASNP (LVNL) saw the opportunity to test several innovative drone applications after air traffic was greatly reduced as a result of the ongoing CoVID-19 crisis. Working together with Dutch Drone Delta, Schiphol aimed […]
Skydio X2: Ready for Duty

Skydio X2: Ready for Duty

Earlier this week, Skydio announced its new autonomous drone platform, the Skydio X2,  along with new software solutions that simplify inspections and situational awareness workflows: Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation, Skydio 3D Scan, and Skydio House Scan. Here’s the inside scoop direct from Skydio: Skydio Autonomy is the AI-powered brain built into every Skydio drone. Our autonomy technology enables a breakthrough flight experience and can […]

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$84 Million For Small Drone Makers

$84 Million For Small Drone Makers

The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday it is issuing $84.4 million in funding through the Defense Production Act to small unmanned technology, space and shipbuilding companies. The money, divided among seven different companies, will be used to “sustain and strengthen essential domestic industrial base capabilities,” per a Pentagon announcement. “These actions will help to […]
Drone Imaging 101

Drone Imaging 101

There’s no doubt about the fact that drones have become increasingly popular. They are more affordable than ever, and more advanced and sophisticated than before. But getting started with drones is not as straightforward as you might think. It involves some studying, knowledge of and complying with the regulations, and (most important) a lot of […]

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Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Understanding FAA, operational, and personal LIMITS is key to safe flying At 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2017, a DJI Phantom 4 had a midair collision with a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flying off the shoreline of Staten Island, New York. The collision damaged a main rotor blade and a window on the upper […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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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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 […]
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