I have been working all summer on new projects with drones. Here is the one that I have worked on the longest. The technology has finally come along far enough to showcase this amazing new capture and display process. We will start off in this post just showing a couple of 3D Model Maps that […]
This week brought a long-await announcement from DJI that finally brings a new camera option to the DJI Inspire 1 platform. The question is, is this really the “game changer” some people are calling it, or will it really make any difference. We will dissect some of the features and see what this will really […]
DJI went live with their highly anticipated Firmware update today. Everyone has been waiting for the automated Flight modes since the Inspire 1 was released.
On the week of the official launch of Drone Coalition, InterDrone 2015 (Sept 9-11, Las Vegas) will be featuring several of our staff writers, including Lisa Ellman, Mike Fortin, Sally French, Kerry Garrison, Gretchen West and myself.
Continuing from my last post “Under The Hood – 3DR SOLO – Part I, I will begin taking you through the steps I took to disassemble my SOLO. To begin remove the battery pack from the SOLO. Underneath there a four phillips-head screws. Using a basic screw driver these four screws can be easily removed. […]
Hi and welcome to my very first post as a contributing member of Drone Coalition. I’m excited to be here and have some great topics lined up for the Fall. As an Engineer I’m more interested in the engineering behind these machines and the new technologies in development for their advancement. We are already into […]
While we’re all currently focused on the issues surrounding commercial UAS for aerial imaging, data networking and small package delivery in our near future, what do we know about commercial UGS (Unmanned Ground Systems) plans for use in our daily lives? With resistance to getting the Amazon Drones off the ground due to current FAA regulatory indecision, maybe […]
Using a drone to get imagery for 3D mapping is rapidly catching on, and thanks to Pix4D software, they’ve made strides in bringing the technology to the small UAV market. We’ve only just begun to see where this technology is going to take us, and how we can best utilize it for industry. New designs in […]
Have Drone, Will Travel! San Francisco, Orlando, Indianapolis, Virginia, Los Angeles…… Ahh the glamour of travel! Wait…Glamour…Traveling with a drone ain’t what its cracked up to be! One of the most frequently asked questions I get from people is “How do you travel with your equipment”.
A really neat feature that is coveted by drone makers is fully autonomous flying. I say “coveted” because it’s “sort” of there. First of all what is it? You can open a map and set points on the map for the drone to fly to. There are called waypoints. Once you have plotted your waypoints, […]