Category: Multirotor

Be careful who you lift content from, Xiaomi Mi drone promotional found footage.

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Nicking footage is not really on for many reasons. Using it to promote a new drone, as if it was taken from that drone. Well that’s just not cricket. (Deliberately confusing term for my American friends) YouTube user Sami Luo who claimed to have the official launch video included a still image from of all…

Lots of hype for the XiaoMi drone launch

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XiaoMi launched their drone live streaming to a purpose built app. Comments piled up as excitement mounted. First off experienced drone driver Lin Yang told us to be careful out there and then CEO of XiaoMi, Jun Lei reveals the new drone and the comments went wild. Bloomberg had the price wide of the mark…

Who’s still afraid of Yuneec? Inspire 1 receives 35% discount.

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Is the sun setting on the Inspire with its porky more than 2 kiloness? Or is Yuneec making a dent in sales?? The Inspire 1 has received a not to be sniffed at discount. A cool $1000 or two Phantom 3’s. Down from $3000. This brings it closer in price to the Yuneec Typhoon H…

Making roof inspections simple, Skyworks

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The traditional method of performing a roof inspection employs hand-held thermal imaging equipment or, when required, equipment mounted on manned aircraft. Irrespective of the method of data acquisition, the basic science of failure and detection can be described as follows: The substrate insulation on an industrial roof can be prone to degrade, which allows moisture…

I’m voting the Xiaomi Mi off the island

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If a price point of $610 as touted by Bloomberg is true then Xiaomi may have shot itself in the foot before it even launches. For another $390 you can have a P3P, the minimum standard in my opinion for a commercial multirotor. “While making good-quality products, the price point has to be competitive as…

DJI Expands Experience Zone at Hong Kong International Airport

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DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles, announced today it will expand its Experience Zone inside the Hong Kong International Airport to include a bigger flight demo area, SkyPixel digital gallery and a selfie corner. Situated at the heart of one of Asia’s busiest airports, the new DJI Experience Zone will give travelers…

Autel Kestrel

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Designed for long-range, high speed missions, Kestrel represents the most efficient electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAS in the world. With the benefits of VTOL and the aerodynamic advantages of fixed-wing flight, Kestrel delivers long flight times with high payload capacities in even the most challenging environments. MODULAR NOSE With multiple task-specific nose cone…

Life-saving drone firm calls for speedy deregulation

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By Woo Jae-yeon SEOUL, May 20 (Yonhap) — It is often the case that regulation fails to keep pace with rapidly developing technology. The drone industry is a case in point. “It feels like our hands are tied” said Park Sung-youl, Overseas Strategy Manager at Soomvi Co., a maritime life-saving drone company based in Incheon.…

Mi UAV rumors re rumoring

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You have to hand it to Xiaomi they know how to spin up the hype (see what I did there) The same old patent pictures of a quad and a watch controlling it are being released and now we hear of a 4K camera. No doubt the app appearing in app stores for a few hours…

Aerial ‘fire drone’ passes Homestead test

The drone takes off on it's 5th flight of the test surrounded by the UNL drone team, media and firefighters. UNL researchers use a small drone to set prairie burn at Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, NE. April 22, 2016. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communications

by Leslie Reed | University Communications An innovative University of Nebraska-Lincoln-designed drone designed to ignite prescribed fires in grasslands and forests was used successfully April 22 to burn 26 acres of restored tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice. In addition to testing the capabilities of the unmanned aircraft system under development…