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 […]
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!
FPV drone racing has been lacking only one element so far and that is clear, high quality HD video feed from the racing drone to the pilot’s goggles and monitors. On May 10th, CONNEX is going to change all that!
Author ( Andrew Baker) The DJI Phantom 4 is one of the most advanced consumer drones to hit the market to date. DJI has been a leader in this technology for close to 10 years. They continue to push the boundaries of innovation. One of the most talked about innovations of the P4 is the […]
The millions of miles high tension lines in the US are very time consuming and dangerous to inspect. These lines need yearly inspections and currently the only reliable method is via helicopter or very slow moving “line bots.” That’s all about to change in the near future.
Unless you have been under a rock, you will know that DJI has released the Phantom 4. This is a major update tho their flagship product. I have taken it out in the field and tested its latest features. I had to try out sport mode and see how fast it could go. Then I […]
In the process of developing DronePan app over the past year we’ve learned a lot. For those of you that aren’t familiar: DronePan is a free iOS app that automates the process of shooting spherical panorama imagery from most DJI aircraft as well as 3DR Solo. After long hard thought in early 2015 we decided […]
The world is watching to see where this rapidly-growing sport is going; starting from local races at school soccer fields to league tournaments in neon-lit stadiums, everyone wants to see what’s really going on with FPV drone racing action. Meanwhile, the most sophisticated drone racing track ever designed and built is unveiled in Dubai this […]
In a quick google you will find numerous articles proclaiming that drones are going to revolutionize agriculture. Additionally you will find research indicating that agriculture will represent a massive slice of the drone industry. Rather than discuss mundane macroeconomic research, I’d like to share a few personal thoughts & observations as to how drones are […]
Of all the professions or industries in the world, the one society can ill afford to lose is agriculture. Without food society cannot exist, especially in cities. The reason cities are becoming larger and larger is due to the efficiency of farmers and ranchers the world over. There is a huge disconnect however between agriculturists and […]