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Yuneec Announces New Customer Service Program

Yuneec Announces New Customer Service Program

From Yuneec: Yuneec, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced its all-new Yuneec Extended Service (YES!) plan, offering unlimited manufacturer defect repairs. Yuneec Extended Service plans were created to serve a range of service needs. From free shipping, to non-warranty repairs, YES! plans ensure that you keep flying worry free. YES! Is available as […]
Shooting Motocross with a Drone

Shooting Motocross with a Drone

Our own Senior Editor, John Reid talks to Chris Barrett, to learn some new techniques for shooting winning aerial shots when filming Motocross with a drone.  

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Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case

Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case

Good news for all drone pilots   By Jeffrey Antonelli   In June, licensed drone pilot Jerrick Hakim flew his DJI Inspire 2 for one solitary flight on Chicago’s lakefront. A slow, cinematic flight, the drone flew above Lake Michigan perhaps several hundred feet from shore. After about 15 minutes, the professional photographer landed his […]
UAS for Search and Rescue

UAS for Search and Rescue

Looking through the Trees When an autistic 11-year-old on his bike went missing with his dad’s rifle this past August, Alaska State Troopers had a problem. They couldn’t activate their normal search-and-rescue protocols because a gun was involved; they didn’t want to take a chance of putting search crews in danger. They instead called the […]

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Intro to Thermal Imaging

Intro to Thermal Imaging

See the World in a Different Light   Equipping your drone with a thermal-imaging camera is exactly the same as mounting an ordinary visible-light camera, with one crucial difference: the wavelengths of the photons its sensor detects. Apart from that, everything else works exactly the same, even though you are seeing the world in a […]
The Modern Blanket Toss

The Modern Blanket Toss

Drones in the Alaska Classroom On a dirt runway 60 miles outside of Fairbanks, Alaska, Wally Flynn kneels over a DJI Phantom drone. He checks its gimbals, notes the conditions of the propellers and the camera attachment, listens for any alert sounds, and backs away. At each step, he recites what he has just done, […]

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ImiTec’s Radiation-Mapping Drones

ImiTec’s Radiation-Mapping Drones

At 3:46 p.m. (local time) on March 11, 2011, a 14-meter, earthquake-triggered tsunami hit land in Japan. Unfortunately for the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, it struck the coastal nuclear-power station, Fukushima Daiichi, causing huge volumes of radiation to be released into the environment. The disaster was quickly compared in scale to that of the 1986 […]
The Drone Cowboys

The Drone Cowboys

Recently, we got a chance to talk to Nick Swartzendruber, who owns a successful drone company out of California: Drone Cowboys. Nick is also a part-time drone instructor at Drone Universities, which helps new pilots prepare for the FAA 107 test. Nick tells us a little about his company and what it is like behind […]

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Get your $5 back from the FAA

Get your $5 back from the FAA

  Now that drone pilots no longer have to register with the FAA, for those of you who did register, you can opt to delete your registration and receive a refund for the $5 fee you paid.  According to the FAA website, “If you are an owner operating exclusively in compliance with section 336 and […]
Raphael “Trappy” Pirker, midflight
in Venice. Testing and
incorporating new technology is
key to building better products,
but sometimes that involves
modifying what’s available—including
ski masks, apparently.

Aerial rebels with a cause

Raphael Pirker and Team BlackSheep Back in 2003, first-person view (FPV) was little more than a half-baked idea in the mind of a young Swiss- Austrian student studying at the University of Zurich. But it was a potent mixture of “why not” attitude, plenty of spare time, and living in a scenic area that led […]
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