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DJI Will Also Help US Drone Owners Not Screw Up

Recently, popular maker of consumer drones 3DR announced that its Solo quadrotor would be updated with a system that tells owners where they’re not allowed to fly. Now DJI, makers of the ubiquitous Phantom line, is following suite.

3DR's Solo Drone Will Help Americans Be Responsible Drone Pilots

Most UAV owners live happy, litigation-free lives. But others continue to ruin things for us, by flying over wildfires or playing chicken with airliners. A new feature for 3DR’s Solo drone will aim to change all that.

Amazon And Walmart Are Joining The US FAA's Drone Registry Taskforce

The US FAA seems to have suddenly realised every dad in America is getting a drone for Christmas. So, it’s setting up a ‘drone taskforce‘ to try and register every drone before US airspace is shut down by a million plastic quadrotors. Amazon, Google and Walmart seem to be on board.

Crooks With Drone Busted Trying To Smuggle Porn And Drugs Into Prison

Unmanned aerial vehicles often get a bum rap for being technological troublemakers, and this story ain’t gonna help: Maryland State Police say they have arrested two men who supposedly planned to smuggle contraband into a state prison using a drone.

DJI Phantom 3 Review: Stunning Video + Easier Controls = Hell Yes

DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ really upped the ante for a consumer-friendly all-in-one aerial photography drone. It shot solid 1080p video, and its built-in stabilised camera kept the shot super smooth. Well, the Phantom 3 is here — and while it isn’t perfect, it blows the doors off the 2 Vision+. It’s a mighty sweet birdie.

9 Misconceptions About Drones That Engineers Wish You'd Shut Up About

They’re robots. They fly. They’re watching you. And they’re increasingly found everywhere: Yup, they’re drones. You may think you know exactly what they are and what they do. You don’t.

NASA's Ten Engine Electric Drone Goes From Chopper To Aeroplane And Back

Space missions get all the hype, but NASA Aeronautics is doing some pretty rad stuff, too. Their ten engine, unmanned electric plane, for instance, has just successfully transitioned from hover mode to wing-borne flight and back again.

Delivery Drones At Last? FAA Contemplates Relaxing 'Line Of Sight' Rule

Many drone businesses — like aerial pizza delivery! — don’t make sense when FAA rules require that humans have a clear line of sight to an aircraft. But the FAA’s drone boss just told us that naked eyes won’t always be a requirement.

The FAA's Drone Rules Are Thankfully Lenient But A Headache For Amazon

The Federal Aviation Administration just published its proposed rulemaking on commercial drone regulations. These regulations come after a leak, reported by Forbes over the weekend, that outlined some of the FAA’s thinking on what the future of American skies was going to look like.

This Footage Of Ukrainian Aftermath Is Why We Need Drone Journalism

On Friday, 16 January, The New York Times published a report detailing Ukrainian rebels’ conflict to seize the Donetsk airport, now a bombed-out shell of its former self. Although the Ukrainian Army says it’s rebuffed the attack, it would have been the rebels’ first major advance in months since the cease fire on Sept. 5.

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