WSJ: GoPro Is Going To Make Its Own Drones

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that GoPro is going to start making its own consumer drones. Specifically, the action camera company is going to market “multi-rotor helicopters with high-def camera lenses late next year.” Makes sense!

Report: You Will Need A Pilot Licence To Fly A Drone In The US

There’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that the US Aviation Administration (FAA) is getting really close to finalising its rules for commercial drones. The bad news is that those rules could be terribly restrictive.

Parrot Bebop Hands-On: A Versatile Drone That's Just Shy Of Pro

Earlier this year, we got a peek at Parrot’s svelte new Bebop drone. And earlier today, I got to fly it. I crashed it immediately — you probably will too — but that’s totally fine. It will survive, and flying it is still a blast.

The Netherlands' Tallest Church Looks Even More Amazing From A Drone

Aerial drone videos, for better or worse, are here to stay, but it’s difficult to be too upset about this filming technique’s unchecked adoption when it captures video like this. Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie filmed the tallest church in the Netherlands, and the results are breathtaking.

Quadcopter And Unmanned Helicopter Combo Is Great At Fighting Fire

Forest fires are a persistent problem for the US, and our best line of defence is still all too often just men on the ground with backhoes. But combining a remotely piloted quadcopter with Kaman’s unmanned K-Max helicopter could make for a fearsome alternative to smokejumpers.

Dumb US Appeals Court Rules All Drones Are Aircraft 

An appeals court ruled today that the US aviation authority can make all drone flights illegal. For drone pilots, this means a taking a flight could potentially set them back $US10,000 if the FAA uses its powers for dumb.

Amazon Is Recruiting A Drone Test Pilot

When Amazon announced its Prime Air delivery service right before last year’s Black Friday, everyone kind of wrote it off as a well-timed publicity stunt. But it would appear that Amazon is moving ahead to some extent with the idea, and it’s now looking for a test pilot to rush you that Taylor Swift CD post-haste.

Drones Made Out Of Mushrooms Will Decompose When They Crash-Land

It may not look much different to a regular drone, but that’s a good thing — because this little UAV is made from biological materials that allow it to biodegrade and simply melt away into its surroundings.

DJI Inspire 1 Hands-On: A Badass Drone That Shoots Lovely 4K Video

The aerial mavens at DJI just added a new member to their fleet of video drones. The Inspire 1 introduces a bunch of new tricks to the world of airborne cinematography, the flashiest of which is 4K video. But there’s way more cool design and tech that makes this bad boy stand apart from the quadcopter masses.

Is This DJI's New Drone?

The hobby drone world is all aflutter this week as DJI prepares to unleash its latest creation onto the world: the Inspire 1. And just like Apple fanboys, they’re eagerly seeking out leaks. The latest images look, well, pretty real.

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