A dirty little secret in the drone industry: many (non-DJI) drone companies are using ArduPilot as the brain in their aircrafts, and they’re not always holding up their end on the bargain. ArduPilot is a GPLv3 open-source project which allows it to be used on commercial products for free. Companies that use ArduPilot are required […]
After experimenting with my own kit build of the “Osmo Rover v1.0” here on Drone Coalition, I took it to NAB this year and got a chance to have a great discussion with Joe at Eclipse Rover about the design hurdles in perfecting UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) for cine/video use. So we’ve agreed to run […]
(Author- Jeff Foster) Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming a pilot? Sitting in the cockpit, stepping on the gas, taking-off and seeing the landscape pass right before their eyes Today, Parrot makes this dream accessible to everyone with Parrot Disco, the first easy-to-fly, fixed-wing drone designed for a fully immersive flight experience. The ultra-lightweight, Parrot Disco is powerful, […]
One of the most common misconceptions I’ve heard in the drone world regarding DJI’s products: they are just meant for taking aerial photos. While that’s true, it’s also true that a simple $500 drone can create images used for commercial purposes that can save businesses thousands of dollars. One of the most impressive use cases to me? […]
While I’ve been waiting for the right time (and $$) to save up for an X5 camera and get multiple lenses so I could have some creative latitude in my aerial photography/videography, DJI comes out with the Z3 cam with up to 7x zoom capabilities and I pounce on the pre-order rush through Multicopter Warehouse. […]
Yuneec recently released a firmware update for their Typhoon H 4K hexacopter that touted only some improvements for connectivity. But what was discovered by our colleague Kerry Garrison with Multicopter Warehouse was some REALLY IMPRESSIVE advancements in the camera technology that will raise some eyebrows!
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 […]
(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 […]
One of the projects to which I contribute is a drone app / curriculum built on the DJI platform known as DroneBlocks. It is still a small company at the seed level, and we’re constantly networking within the the STEM & robotics educational communities.