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 »

NEW RELEASE: 3DR Solo is One Smart Drone

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3D Robotics designed Solo to give you creative control. Every feature is there to make the entire aerial photography experience better and easier, so that not only can anyone fly, but can also easily and consistently capture the type of shots that create compelling cinema. This film is Solo’s creative thesis. It’s time to rethink what drones can do and be. ... Read More »

OFF THE GRID: MARTHA STEWART DRONE JOUSTING

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Courtesy of Socialmediaweek.org Click HERE to watch the full video Technology has enabled a new field of do-it-yourself (DIY). DIY is one of the most disruptive new trends in the entire economy, and the “Maker Movement” has created a collaborative world where hobbyists, technologists and tinkerers can access powerful tools and technologies to prototype, create and iterate faster than ever before. ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Introducing the Lily Camera

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Lily is the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers. Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and videos. Pre-order now at https://www.lily.camera/ Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: Law Firms Flying with Drone Practices

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(Article courtesy of Bloomberg BNA) This month, the insurance giant AIG announced it received federal approval to use drones to survey disaster areas, police in Northern India said they would use pepper-spray drones for crowd control and the Wall Street Journal reported on a farmer who uses drones to herd sheep. Given the vast number of drones, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), it’s no surprise that law firms are ... Read More »