DJI Mavic Pro vs. Spark: which is better?

The new DJI Spark is the drone maker’s first step into lower cost, strictly consumer-targeted drones. With the new DJI Spark, DJI fans will be able to purchase their first drone priced at an initially cost of less than $500. There’s only one other sub-$500 DJI drone out there on the market right now; currently … Continue reading DJI Mavic Pro vs. Spark: which is better?

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UAV195 Drone Registration Struck Down

Drone registration requirement for recreational UAV operators struck down by U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Draft legislation from the Trump administration would allow the government to track, hack and destroy drones

The following is an excerpt of a piece originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire story here. A Trump administration proposal to allow the federal government to track, hack and destroy drones flying in the U.S. is raising eyebrows among some aviation experts. The proposed new rules, according to a draft of a bill obtained … Continue reading Draft legislation from the Trump administration would allow the government to track, hack and destroy drones

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On the spot: Textron, Aeryon assess Oklahoma tornado damage

A team from Textron Systems and Aeryon Labs in Oklahoma to demonstrate the value of UAS in managing disasters found itself in the middle of a real disaster. They assisted first responders after a tornado struck Elk City on May 16.
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NASA engineers develop safe landing system for small UAS

Safe2Ditch technology being developed by engineers at the NASA Langley Research Center gives small UAS the ability to land in urban areas quickly, safely and autonomously in the event of a technical failure. #quadcopters #drones

U.S. record set for longest drone urban package delivery

A UAS team comprised of groups from Nevada and Texas set a U.S. record for delivering a package to an urban area after a 97-mile drone flight through the national airspace. A fixed-wing drone delivered the package to Austin, Texas. #quadcopters #drones

Shipping giant adds ship-to-dock drone service

A Norwegian shipping giant has turned to small unmanned aircraft systems to reduce costs and streamline operations during anchorage. Wilhelmsen Holding announced this month that it intends to deploy drones this year. #quadcopters #drones

Drones reveal potential for precision forestry

The open-air expanses above agriculture fields aren’t the only places for precision drone work. A Seattle-based startup and a timber giant from Finland are now working to bring precision drone applications to forests. #quadcopters #drones

DJI Spark drone is the stuff of Jedi-mind tricks with its gesture control features

DJI’s newest drone is the stuff of Jedi mind tricks. The Chinese-based drone maker today announced a tiny, $499 drone called Spark, the company’s smallest drone to date. But the standout feature is that the Spark drone can be controlled purely by gesture control. The drone’s camera can detect its user’s body movements such as … Continue reading DJI Spark drone is the stuff of Jedi-mind tricks with its gesture control features

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DJI Spark: Watch the news live

DJI is expected to announce a new drone that could be called the Spark today at 11:30 a.m. ET. Earlier this year, leaked images showed a drone that resembled a miniature version of the DJI Mavic. It is unclear what the Spark drone is intended to be used for, though it could fill one corner of the … Continue reading DJI Spark: Watch the news live

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