NEW RELEASE: Blade Chroma Camera Drone with 4K CGO3 and ST10+

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The new Chroma™ aerial media drones are designed to capture epic aerial shots!  Exclusive SAFE Plus flight control technology provides multiple flight modes, for pilots of all skill levels. The stabilized CGO3 camera makes capturing 4K video easy. This comprehensive combo includes everything needed in one box. Getting the Chroma in the air is as easy as attaching the propellers ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: KDE Direct XF UAS HVC Series Electronic Speed Controllers

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The new KDE Direct UAS HVC series of ESCs feature a rugged, all-aluminum 6061-T6 case for cool-running temperatures. This also allows the ESCs to be used in a wide-range of harsh environments and commercial/industrial applications.  The new series also comes pre-loaded with the latest production firmware, which include these new, market-leading technologies: Regenerative Braking – active braking during motor deceleration phase, providing ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: Department of Justice Releases Drone Guidelines; Protects Privacy

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WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) — The Department of Justice has released policy guidelines regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, by federal law enforcement agencies. Federal agencies are banned from using drones to monitor activities protected by the First Amendment, such as peaceful protests, and agencies must also acquire warrants when the subject of an investigation ... Read More »

OFF THE GRID: Drone Treats Infected Crops; Can Help Farmers Cut Costs and Labor

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 Story Courtesy Of The Courier Mail   A drone designed to treat infected corn crops has the potential to revolutionise the broadacre crop industry. University of Queensland Agricultural Science student, Michael Godfrey, designed a drone to spread predatory bugs and eggs on to corn crops already infested with other insects. The mini-aircraft has the potential to save corn growers thousands of ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: MaxAmps 3S 11.1v 2000mAh Bebop Drone Battery Pack

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Parrot Bebop Drone owners know that one major challenge is the relatively short flight time offered by the stock battery. MaxAmps has now released a high-performance LiPo battery pack upgrade for the Parrot Bebop Drone. This lightweight battery adds u p to 40% more flight time and retains the agile flight characteristics known and loved by pilots of the Parrot ... Read More »

OFF THE GRID: Tennessee Father Uses Drone To Follow Daughter to School

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“Drone Dad”, “Hovering Parenting”, “Drone Parent”. Whatever you call it, as a parent, I have to admit that it is a pretty cool idea.  Some might say its a little creepy, but in today’s world, I guess you can never be too careful. A Tenesseee father uses his drone to follow his eight year old daughter to school after deciding ... Read More »

OFF THE GRID: New Podcast Episode – #028

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This week’s podcast features and interview with Patrick Koegler, owner of KDE Direct. Other topics discussed are flying in an urban environment for panoramic photos, using the Proto X micro quad to increase your flying skills and the new Lily Camera Quadcopter is discussed. Check out the episode Multirotor Podcast Episode 28 Read More »

OFF THE GRID: Multirotor Pilot Magazine on Good Morning America Interview Today

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Our Executive Editor, Erick Royer, was interviewed this morning on Good Morning America about “lifeguard” drones. See the clip here.   ABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment News   Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: Swiss Post Planning to use Drones to Deliver Packages This Summer

DHL is among many package delivery services that are testing drone delivery applications.

Tests are already underway in the United States in a collaboration with Swiss WorldCargo, using drones by California manufacturer Matternet, a firm primarily focused on developing airborne options for health care in developing countries. The goal of the pilot project will be to test the potential of the technology, said a Swiss Post spokesman, confirming a report in the SonntagsBlick ... Read More »