Parrot Disco review: incredible technology — if you can figure out a reason to use it

While most drone manufacturers are focusing on making compact quadcopter drones, Parrot is taking a completely different approach. Parrot, known for making one of the first ready to fly drones back in 2011 with the AR.drone and most recently the light, foam Bebop drones, has now created a ready-to-fly fixed-wing drone — the Disco. The … Continue reading Parrot Disco review: incredible technology — if you can figure out a reason to use it

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Got a new drone? 7 things you need to know before getting started

So you got a drone. Congrats! Now what? There’s a lot you need to know about getting started before you even get your drone in the air (sorry). From registering, to getting a license, to knowing where you can fly, here’s everything you need to do before you get to the fun part — flying! Register … Continue reading Got a new drone? 7 things you need to know before getting started

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IDE 2016: here’s what you missed

The third annual International Drone Expo (IDE 2016) at the Los Angeles Convention Center saw not just a drone conference, but a drone race too. 53 of the world’s top drone racers competed. The pilots battled each other on an extremely tight and technical course, with multiple gates and a huge structure fly around. Didn’t … Continue reading IDE 2016: here’s what you missed

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Fire Safety with drones: How to use a drone to find and extinguish hot spots

When it comes to fires, smoldering logs and debris can create hot spots and reignite fires. Now, firefighters are using drones to find smoldering hot spots. Last month, a fire in western North Carolina raged out of control, sending 7,100 acres of forest up in smoke. After firefighters successfully battled to control the wildfire, a … Continue reading Fire Safety with drones: How to use a drone to find and extinguish hot spots

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UAV176 The Ion Tiger Fuel Cell-Powered Drone

The Naval Research Laboratory powers a drone with a new fuel cell design, an Amazon patent to identify threats to drones, PrecisionHawk reports on BVLOS technology needs, and the FAA drone registration system reaches its one-year anniversary. News NRL completes first flight of UAV with custom hydrogen fuel cell     A team from the […] #quadcopters #drones

‘Better than fireworks’: people react to drones flying over Disney World

When you wish upon a star at Walt Disney World, you might end up with drones flying over Disney World instead. 300 drones are flying over the skies at Disney Springs, the Orlando, Fla. theme park’s shopping district. Intel and Disney partnered up to create the ‘Starbright Holidays’ drone light show, the first ever large-scale drone performance … Continue reading ‘Better than fireworks’: people react to drones flying over Disney World

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UKRspecsystems selects Robotic Skies for worldwide services

UKRspecsystems has selected Robotic Skies to provide worldwide support services for its line of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) products.
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FAA expected to approve BVLOS flights at ND UAS test site

During a meeting with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said he expects the FAA to next week approve beyond visual line of sight flights for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota. #quadcopters #drones

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More than half a million drones registered in first year

This time last year, the Federal Aviation Administration implemented its web-based drone registration system. Existing drone owners were required to register by Feb. 19, 2016 or face up to a $250,000 fine. Owners of drones weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds are legally required to register their drones. (Which means that yes, … Continue reading More than half a million drones registered in first year

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