The Drone Report – 2017 #1 Introduction – this article will bring the reader up-to-date (mid-2017) in terms of most facets of the consumer drone (multirotor) business. Please consider it an “Executive Summary” and excuse the lack of detail on each of the many subjects involved. Note – this is also slanted toward the N. […]
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How many camera drones are being sold? Which brands? At what price? At what profit? Most all of these questions are difficult to answer since the industry consists of private companies – most of whom do not offer guidance or share numbers. Droneflyers.com has used a number of methods to make educated guesses – including […]
The advances in consumer Camera Drones have come quite quickly, outpacing similar technologies such as smart phones, computers and flat screen TV’s. As one example, an iPhone 3 in 2009 sold for a similar price as an iPhone 6 in 2016 (when inflation is considered). Of course, the newer iPhones are much more powerful and […]
In mid-January, 2017 I passed the FAA Part 107 test on the first attempt. Although I was pleased to pass the test, my score, at 82, was lower than I anticipated. The following discussion will provide some food for thought for those interested in taking – and passing – this test. Who are You? How […]
Is Parrot the Canary in a Coal Mine…or, simply a bird that failed to fly properly? Recent news stories such as this one at Marketwatch have reported sagging drone sales and massive layoffs at the French Drone maker Parrot. In this article we delve a little deeper in the stories behind the story. Parrot was […]
The vast Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has always had a reputation for hype. After all, it’s the largest show of its type in the world and the resulting PR filters out for months afterwards. When it comes to drones, however, CES may soon be irrelevant. Read on…. Many years ago, massive companies like Apple, MicroSoft […]
As 2016 draws to a close, we are presenting our opinion on the biggest drone stories of 2016. Please leave your opinions and comments below the article: FAA Part 107 and Ramifications for prosumer and light commercial space. News: FAA moved on both registration…and then commercial use of small uAS (sUAS – also called Drones […]
Here’s How to Make Money Flying Drones – FAA Part 107 Information and more Up until August 2016, flying a drone commercially required special exemption called a Section 333 which was quite difficult to obtain. In most cases, a real pilots license was required, putting it beyond the reach of most would-be drone pilots. With […]
Holiday Season Reminder! Larger Drone (and other) Lipo Batteries could bring down a plane. They contain a LOT of energy. Please – do not check luggage or cases with your drone batteries – either as regular checked baggage or as “gate check”. Doing so endangers life and property (including your own family). The big NO […]