The commercial drone forums were all ablaze this week with the announcement of proposed bill H.R. 4433 Commercial UAS Modernization Act – and just what that means for the industry, and those who have already been jumping through hoops to get accepted in the FAA’s current Section 333 Exemption process. Today, I asked drone law expert […]
Seemingly out of nowhere, drones or UAVs flew off the shelves for recreational flying. They have already caused their share of problems for the general public and firms that want to use them for a wide range of commercial applications. Proposed regulation of the free-flying aircraft is still a work in progress. It’s estimated that […]
2015 was a whirlwind year for drones — consumer drone sales hit records, the FAA called for drone registration, and the commercial drone regulation deadline was missed. We saw drones epically (and dangerously) crash, and we also saw epic innovation in the technology, with everything from improved cameras to quads that are easier to fly than ever.
With all the confusion and rampant discussions from the hobbyist drone industry these past few weeks, on the announcement of the FAA’s recent drone registry requirements, I’d like to try to provide some information and walk you through the typical process that takes only about 5 minutes to complete online. Starting today, December 21, 2015, the […]
DJI this week announced new plans to expand the list of its restricted flight locations to include places like prisons and power plants. The software update is an expansion of its geofencing program, a virtual barrier which literally prohibits the drone from taking off or flying into areas in its geofence. DJI already uses geofencing in “no-fly-zones,” which […]
Yes, I am “one of those guys”, I will freely admit it. I have spent many years honing my craft, learning everything I can about photography and the gear I shoot with. I always want the best possible images and anything that gets in my way of making my images as good as they can […]
In need of a holiday gift for the person who already has a drone? The coolest drone accessory you never knew you needed this season is Yuneec Aviation’s Wizard.
I’ve been following the folks at B Go Beyond for awhile now as I’ve seen their “flying car” concepts evolve to what is now a crowdfunding campaign to get their latest concept to production. The B-Unstoppable TankCopter is a radio-controlled hybrid land & air craft that quickly transforms from a dual tracked tank on the ground to an airborne quadcopter at the […]
Drones many be too nascent of an industry to say for sure, but it’s getting dangerously close to becoming a permanent trend — drones are a “boy toy.”
The FlyBi drone is a crowdfunding project on IndiGoGo. At first I ignored this concept when I saw it about a month ago and I still don’t understand who exactly FlyBi is trying to market to, which is a little off-putting. The company is using flashy words like “VR” and “Autonomous” to gain traction while sporting a very high promise of features […]