[NOTE: **Updates 7-10-16] With the much-anticipated announcement of the Part 107 sUAS rule for commercial flight today [June 21, 2016], there are still many unanswered questions and the answers will most likely come out slowly over the following 60 days. We’ll do our best to keep up, and here are some great resources for learning as much as you can about it today! [Read more…]
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 be made. We typically use the phrase ‘Pilot Network’ as a loose catch-all term referring to platforms that are attempting to be the link between pilots (AKA supply), and customers (AKA demand). I was wrong — turns out pilot networks are a challenging model AND the market is now flooded. [Read more…]
(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 not only allows you to upload directly from your cameras or iPhones, but also to create spherical panos that you can capture professionally with your drone and some computer magic and bringing old print panos to new life in the process. So let’s take a look at what’s involved…
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 it again with a brilliant design for the DJI Inspire 1 and Matrice 600 LiPo batteries with the Quadcharger Pro.
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. [Read more…]
The big white Drone Racing tent at the West Entrance to the Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 is drawing huge crowds to see the fantastic drone sports action this year! ASL (Aerial Sports League) has put on various classes and qualifier drone races and competitive battle drone demonstrations, utilizing all DIY sporting drones built by the pilots that fly them!
Thousands of drone enthusiasts, pilots and hobbyists around the globe are expected to participate in the 2nd annual International Drone Day event on Saturday, May 7, spearheaded by David & Sarah Oneal with That Drone Show. Events are meant to educate and demonstrate how useful, practical, fun and safe drones are for interested attendees wishing to learn more.
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!