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FirstEnergy Utilities Lead Industry in Use of Drones to Inspect Protected Bird Nests

FirstEnergy's electric utilities are leading the industry with the use of aerial drones to inspect the nests of protected birds of prey.  The drones offer a fast and safe way to survey locations where the birds have started nesting on utility poles and other electric equipment, without ...

The Latest Cover Of ‘Time’ Is Composed Of 958 Intel Drones

Intel® Shooting Star® drones helped create their first magazine cover as part of the upcoming TIME drone special issue. The issue is the first TIME cover photo shot by a drone and featured an Intel drone light show. In early May, Intel’s drone team worked with TIME magazine to replicate a ...

Knowledge Base Presented By Kittyhawk “ Minimum GPS Satellites Viewable During Flight”

Your drone is subject to the whims of the environment you’re operating in. As drone operators, we have a lot of control, including the ability to choose not to fly, but even then, things can happen in flight that either the pilot or the software must respond to. One of these ...

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. ...