Parrot Disco: A Fixed Wing Drone Designed for Beginners and Enthusiasts Alike

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Parrot Disco: A Fixed Wing Drone Designed for Beginners and Enthusiasts Alike
Parrot Disco: A Fixed Wing Drone Designed for Beginners and Enthusiasts Alike

Parrot looks to be taking a new tack in its competition with DJI by packaging their Disco as a drone for all users: beginners, enthusiast, and commercial users. Parrot has crafted the offering for both beginner and expert model aircraft enthusiasts that enables them to connect their own RC transmitter (SBus, Sumd or CPPM protocols) […]

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Miniaturizing the Brain of a Drone
Miniaturizing the Brain of a Drone

Method for designing efficient computer chips may get miniature smart drones off the ground, says MIT News.  In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even tinier sensors and cameras. Thus far, they have managed to miniaturize almost every part […]

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This $150 GoPro drone is one of the cheapest ways to get a camera in the air
This $150 GoPro drone is one of the cheapest ways to get a camera in the air

Looking for a cheap way to get your GoPro in the air? The $150 Force1 F100 GoPro RC Quadcopter Drone is an introductory drone for pilots who already own a GoPro. It’s essentially a low-cost toy drone, but it has a mount for a GoPro. The drone can also do 360 flips , and it … Continue reading This $150 GoPro drone is one of the cheapest ways to get a camera in the air

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UK Announces Registration & Safety Tests for Drone Pilots
UK Announces Registration & Safety Tests for Drone Pilots

UK drone pilots will soon have to register their drones and sit safety awareness tests, as the Department for Transport seeks to better regulate growing drone use and react to increasing safety concerns. The proposal would put UK regulations for hobbyist pilots beyond what is currently in place in the United States. Owners of drones […]

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Bzzz! How Much Do Drone Noises Tick People Off?
Bzzz! How Much Do Drone Noises Tick People Off?

Researchers at NASA have released the results of a study determining how annoying the noise of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) really is to people. By having human testers compare the noise generated by consumer drones to that of cars, the researchers did, indeed, find a greater annoyance level for sUAS, but they plan […]

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City of Raleigh Mulls Significant UAV Ban in Parks
City of Raleigh Mulls Significant UAV Ban in Parks

The City of Raleigh, N.C., is considering new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) rules that would drastically limit recreational operations in public parks. In a recent draft policy, the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) said although it recognizes hobbyist drone flying as a “popular recreational activity,” it has “evaluated properties within the park […]

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Consider an Investment in VolAero – First Drone Company on the NetCapital Platform
Consider an Investment in VolAero – First Drone Company on the NetCapital Platform

First, a bit about Netcapital, the collaboration with DroneLife and why its important to our readers and to the industry. Every day we are introduced to exciting new companies in the drone technology space.  These companies are often constrained by funding and the need to raise capital. On the other side, our readers ask about […]

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Need UAS Training? DARTdrones is Holding Workshops All Over the Country
Need UAS Training? DARTdrones is Holding Workshops All Over the Country

DARTdrones, a provider of drone training and consulting, has announced four separate workshops on deploying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for mapping, journalism, search and rescue (SAR), and roof inspections. DARTdrones, whose founder and CEO, Abby Speicher, grabbed a deal with Mark Cuban on ABC’s “Shark Tank” earlier this year, is rolling out the workshops this […]

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AirDog II – Sports Drone Startup Returns to a Tougher Market
AirDog II – Sports Drone Startup Returns to a Tougher Market

When AirDog first entered the consumer drone scene in 2014, things were looking up. The infamous rise and fall of Lily was just a speck on the horizon; Hexo+ was flying off the shelves and DJI’s Phantom 2 iterations were taking the industry by storm. Everything was pointing towards a hungry consumer market and the niche for […]

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Specialized Drone Carries out Bridge Inspection ‘From Water to Air’
Specialized Drone Carries out Bridge Inspection ‘From Water to Air’

Using a drone that can both fly and swim, a team comprising the Delaware River Bay Authority (DRBA), Rutgers University-New Brunswick (RU-NB) in New Jersey and SubUAS LLC recently executed what it calls the first combination aerial and underwater bridge inspection. According to a press release from the DRBA, the group conducted the operation on […]

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