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DroneUp Partners with SkyWatch.AI

DroneUp Partners with SkyWatch.AI

DroneUp is pleased to announce it is collaborating with SkyWatch.AI to provide on-demand, automated flight insurance coverage to Part 107 pilots when they execute commercial missions delivered in the DroneUp app. The liability coverage will be carried by DroneUp at no additional charge to its participating drone pilots. After notifying, verifying and accepting a job […]
World-Record Cargo Flight (220 pounds!)

World-Record Cargo Flight (220 pounds!)

The Russian firm Skyf has broken a new world record for cargo! In flight tests in Tatarstan, the Skyf drone carried a payload of 220 pounds 330 feet–breaking the record of a 134-pound payload set in 2016. Skyf’s drone uses a combination of gas engines and electric motors, and the company notes that it is […]

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This Drone Shrinks to Fit!

This Drone Shrinks to Fit!

This drone can assess gaps and shrink to squeeze through them, while in flight! Researchers at the University of Zurich and EPFL designed an aircraft using 3D printed parts and off the shelf motor and radio system, and it can literally fold itself to fit through gaps, making it ideal for search and rescue and […]
10 Pro Tips for Professional Video

10 Pro Tips for Professional Video

I love everything about editing video: the software, the equipment, and how you can spend 40 hours working to get a 3-minute piece just right. When it comes down to it, I realize what I love most is the look on other people’s faces when they watch my work. Whether you’re an up-and-coming freelance editor […]

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Skydio’s R1 Now Follows You Over Water!

Skydio’s R1 Now Follows You Over Water!

Skydio , the maker of the self-flying Skydio R1, is continuing to push the boundaries of what autonomy can do, providing consumers with the easiest and most fun drone experience available today. In our continuing efforts to make Skydio R1 more capable through regular software updates, our latest release allows Skydio R1 to fly over large bodies of […]
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. […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]
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