The ALTI Transition is a radically new VTOL unmanned aerial aircraft, developed from the ground up as an advanced fixed wing system with the ability to take-off and land vertically, anywhere. A powerful electric VTOL system allows the Transition to take-off and land in confined spaces and once at altitude, a 20cc four stroke petrol […]
When we acquired TravelByDrone back in early 2015 we were convinced that in addition to already being a successful content aggregator it would become THE drone pilot network. The sky was the limit (to use a terrible cliche related to this industry), and we knew there were at least 3-4 forms of monetization improvements to […]
(Author- Jeff Foster) With all the recent interest in 360º VR technology, cameras like the Ricoh Theta S and multi-cam setups for GoPros and the like, we’re only just beginning to scratch the surface on the latest craze. Most recently, Facebook introduced the ability to view 360 panorama images directly in the page feeds, which […]
I first discovered the P-Squared Quadcharger for the Phantom series last year at InterDrone when I met the developers in the Startup Pavilion. I tested several variations of the Phantom 2 and 3 Quadchargers and knew they were really on to something, so I shared my results in a review last November. Well, they’ve done […]
With all the fear of personal information released with the latest public drone registry for UAS (multirotors and model aircraft) weighing more than .55lbs and under 55lbs for hobbyist/non-hobbyist use has once again popped up when the FAA released a downloadable Excel spreadsheet showing a list of drone registrations in the US by city.
Another year at the NAB show in Las Vegas has come and gone and those of us in the UAS/drone community are still recovering from a grueling, yet exciting week. It was an action-packed 6 full days of workshops, demonstrations, training, panels, presentations, new product demos and even drone sports!
The UAS industry has long awaited a rule that will broadly authorize commercial UAS operations in the United States. We are now at an extremely important step in the rulemaking process. In a major new development, described in more detail here, the FAA has sent the Small UAS NPRM to the Office of Information and […]
Author ( Andrew Baker) The DJI Phantom 4 is one of the most advanced consumer drones to hit the market to date. DJI has been a leader in this technology for close to 10 years. They continue to push the boundaries of innovation. One of the most talked about innovations of the P4 is the […]
The FAA started posting amendments on 3/7/2016 which are different from what the FAA has been previously doing. In the past, the FAA was granting amendments to petitions to add aircraft or to add on closed-set TV/movie filming. This created a super backlog because many of the petitioners were repeats.
The millions of miles high tension lines in the US are very time consuming and dangerous to inspect. These lines need yearly inspections and currently the only reliable method is via helicopter or very slow moving “line bots.” That’s all about to change in the near future.