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When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers

Solar-powered flying platforms have yet to prove their real-world applicability outside of targeted demonstrations. Monitoring glaciers in polar regions is in pole position to become a primary application, as the midnight sun offers ideal conditions for perpetual flights.What better ...

How to NOT Crash Your Drone in 15 Easy Steps

Flying safely, knowing your limits, and understanding how your drone works are essential when taking aerial photos or videos. As a drone enthusiast, I’ve seen my fair share of “drone fail” videos on YouTube, many of which result in awful, not to mention expensive, crashes. Most of these ...

Microsoft Researchers Test AI-controlled UAS Soaring Machine

In the searing midday heat of the Nevada desert, a white Jeep Wrangler heads down a desolate strip of dirt road, surrounded on either side by miles of sagebrush and sand. As the Jeep bumps along, two members of a Microsoft research team, Jim Piavis and Rick Rogahn, steady themselves against the ...

Why Buy Your Yuneec Drone From Terrestrial Imaging, LLC

If you’re in the market for a new aerial photography platform, the Yuneec Typhoon H is on your radar.  Over the past few years, Yuneec has proven themselves as a serious contender to DJI with the introduction of the Q5004K quadcopter, followed by the award-winning Typhoon H hexacopter, and the ...

uAvionix: Could drone mania save General Aviation?

Every time I heard the word drone, I became more annoyed.  As a remote sensing professional, married to a Land Surveyor, we were buried under news about drones changing the face of the mapping industry.  Magazine covers, endless articles, webinars, it seemed as though the media surrounding our ...

Grand Canyon Fire Crews Use Drones Against Wildfires

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the wildfire season is about 78 days longer than it was in 1970. In 2013, the last report available from the National Interagency Fire Center, the agency stated 1,759 wildfires burned about 105,281 acres in Arizona.To combat the destruction of ...

Aeromapper Talon Surveys An Entire Island In A Single Flight

On December of 2016 Aeromao Inc. in collaboration with Foresight Surveyors completed a full photogrammetric survey mission with an Aeromapper Talon over one of the most unique and exotic islands in the Maldives, surveying a total area of approximately 251 acres or 1 Sq. Km. at a GSD of 2cm/pixel. ...

As Drone Sales Soar, Vast Majority Of Reports Remain Simple Sightings

AMA’s analysis also finds that some sightings appear to be users flying appropriately; “drone” continues to be a catch-all term for any object in the sky A new analysis released today by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) reviews the 1,270 new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sightings ...

E-volo Celebrates World Premiere Of Volocopter 2X Multicopter

The German start-up e-volo is celebrating the world premiere of the first series model of a passenger multicopter on April 5 - 8, 2017 at Europe's largest general aviation trade fair AERO in Friedrichshafen. After six years of development e-volo is presenting the Volocopter 2X, a vertical take-off ...

Oreo Flies Five Cookie Drones Over New York City

For its newest marketing stunt timed for National Oreo Day and the brand’s 105th birthday, Oreo put cookie costumes on five DJI  drones and flew them over the skyline. Dubbed the “Drone Dunk,” the drones dropped cookies into cups of milk set up on a barge alongside the East River. Per a ...