[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 […]
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.
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 […]
Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter – Is it for you? Another year – and another batch of new drones which are heralded as “revolutionary” or “game changers”. Such descriptions are thrown about by many in this industry – but we here at Droneflyers.com prefer the old fashioned items called “Facts”, “Specifications” and “Experiences”. Differences in various […]
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 […]
Yet another Failure to Launch! (and, later in the article, some new drones that are actually being produced and sold). After 18 months of development, GoPro obviously does not have their drone working properly! This is a BIG deal for a number of reasons, some of them given below. Timeline GoPro announced their intention to […]
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!
Adorama is taking “Through The Lens” to new heights in its season closer with @kdkuiper. In the final episode of season two, TTL joins drone & aerial photographer Kyle Kuiper for a helicopter ride over San Diego. With nearly 1 million followers on Instagram, Kyle is well known for his stunning aerial and landscape photography.
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 […]
October , 2016 – An accounting of the complete failure of 3D Robotics is gone over in detail at this new Forbes article. Read our older articles below and then the Forbes piece if you want most of the story. March, 2016 Recent events and announcements seem to indicate that 3D Robotics (3DR) dream of […]