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BVLOS drones bring efficiency and speed to the task of collecting data over large areas, like those along railroad tracks.

Going Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is the most talked about concept in the commercial-drone world today—and for good reason. Many of the most lucrative opportunities for introducing drones into real-world commercial use are based on inspecting and gathering data over large swaths of land, such as railroads, utility lines, and farms that require autonomy. […]
EdgyBees’ AR Footage Helps Wildfire Responders

EdgyBees’ AR Footage Helps Wildfire Responders

Aerial drone footage has been invaluable in helping first responders evaluate wildfires, and now California startup Edgybees has added an augmented reality (AR) overlay to the drone arsenal. Company marketer Samantha Sharpe notes that Edgybees is being used by first responders on the ground and in command and control centers with live, critical geographical data.of drone […]

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A Day In the Life of a Commercial Drone Operator

A Day In the Life of a Commercial Drone Operator

Within the past few years, drones have become just another tool in the toolbox for movie creators, both big and small. The next time you finish watching your favorite feature film or TV show, pay attention to the credits at the end. More than likely, you will see the names of a drone pilot and […]
Graupner Droneball Sweeper — Review coming soon!

Graupner Droneball Sweeper — Review coming soon!

We just received the new Rotorball Sweeper quadcopter from Graupner USA. This fun and unusual rotordrone is very rugged and crash proof with its built-in dome like cage. Ideal for the beginner as well as experienced drone pilots, the Sweeper is about the size of a basketball. Watch for a product review in RotorDrone Magazine […]

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Monitoring Marine Species

Monitoring Marine Species

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild. The work shows that the technology can be a valuable platform for scientists and conservationists interested in studying populations of sharks, rays, sea turtles and other marine megafauna. “We found that […]
Quantix Assesses Woolsey Wildfire Damage

Quantix Assesses Woolsey Wildfire Damage

Aerovironment  announced it is supporting the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program to assess the environmental impact of the Woolsey wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area of Southern California. Burning over 96,949 acres, the devastating Woolsey wildfire destroyed more than 616 park structures and consumed approximately 88% of National Park Service […]

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Grenade Net Captures Rogue Drones

Grenade Net Captures Rogue Drones

Ammunition manufacturer Nammo is turning its 40mm grenades into non-lethal ways to capture rogue drones! One option is a net that deploys from the grenade, effectively neutralizing the drone. Gard Ødegårdsstuen, director of ammunition research and development at Nammo Raufoss, said, “What we want to do now is instead of using high explosives we would like […]

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Need Your Windows Washed?

Need Your Windows Washed?

A huge drone that can wash buildings and put out fires is being developed in Latvia. The Aerones drone weighs 121 pounds and is tethered to the ground with a hose. The company says it can clean buildings 20 times faster than humans and fly higher than firefighter ladders can reach. When 5G mobile connectivity […]
Organ Transplant Via Drone

Organ Transplant Via Drone

Minutes matter when patients are awaiting organ transplants, so what better way to deliver organs than with a drone? Transplant surgeon Dr. Joseph Scalea of the University of Maryland Medical Center thought so, and as he noted,  “I frequently encounter situations where there’s simply no way to get an organ to me fast enough to do a […]
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