Category: Multirotor

Up and Go, crowd funder with GoPro style branding.

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After seeing a potential GoPro Karma patent yesterday, an Indiegogo that has no shame when copying branding. That to me is a warning flag. Another folder like Ryan Goldsteins, but they have been around forever so its not all that novel as an idea. The same factory in China must be creating the innards for…

Is this the GoPro Karma drone?

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Inventor Ryan Michael Goldstein, has had a patent published June 23rd 2016. Nothing unusual in that. But for the fact that he works for GoPro. Of the choices there, I rather like the sphere version. Its widely believed the autopilot on board is a PX4 variant. Ryan tells us he is working on Karma in…

DJI and Flyability partner to bring collision-tolerance to UAVs

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In another industry first, DJI has partnered with Swiss aerial technology company Flyability to integrate the Lightbridge 2, an ultra-reliable image transmission system, with the collision-tolerant Elios aircraft. Elios is the first UAV designed for inspection and exploration of inaccessible or confined spaces. With a robust enclosure giving the system the ability to withstand impact, the Elios leverages…

Another coaxial takes to the sky

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Just like waiting for a bus, not one but two on the market now. It considerably undercuts the Sprite, available for pre order at US $849. The ROAM-e retails for US $399 When ROAM-e’s inventor Simon Kantor, thought about how we could make the selfie stick better, his idea was to make it fly! Welcome…

Sprite, coaxial helicopter

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Remember Sprite? The clever coaxial ardupilot helicopter. On Kickstarter 532 backers pledged $406,061 to bring it too life. A new video has hit YouTube. Dimensions & Performance Length: 13.2 inches (350mm) Diameter: 3.8 inches (100mm) Weight: 2.6 lbs. (1,200g) with battery and standard camera Displacement: 215 cu. in. (3,520 cc) Endurance: approximately 10-12 minutes on…

3DR Announces Investment from Autodesk

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3DR announces investment from Autodesk® to continue the development of Site Scan™, the Premier Aerial Data Capture and Analytics Platform. Last week, during the first Autodesk Forge conference, we announced that 3DR received an important investment from Autodesk, makers of powerful and popular desktop software programs used by top construction, engineering, and surveying firms around…

Torquing Group avoid the long arm of the law for Zano Drone

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Kickstarter drone darling Zano avoids prosecution. The Torquing Group almost had their collar felt but Pembrokeshire council said there was “not enough evidence to justify a successful criminal prosecution”. Huw George, cabinet member for environmental and regulatory services, speaking today :- “Over the past six months we have carried out a thorough and exhaustive investigation…

microdrones™ celebrates Part 107 with high-value offer

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As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces their highly anticipated Part 107, which outlines formal rules allowing the use of commercial drones, many businesses across the United States are rejoicing – and microdrones is no exception. The German unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer recently expanded its operations into North America and has been working diligently…

HYBRiX.20 Two hours 5kg payload.

Quaternium's HYBRiX20

HYBRiX.20 is the first hybrid (petrol-electric) multirotor UAV in the market. Its advanced technology with range-extender allows it to fly for 2hr. with 5 kg. payload and up to 4 hours reducing that weight. Its unique features make HYBRiX.20 a very versatile platform for all kind of aerial applications. It can incorporate a wide range…

Airobotics Unveils Completely Automated Drone Platform

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Airobotics, a fully automatic drone platform, announces its public launch today. As a completely automatic and operated aerial system, Airobotics empowers industrial companies to leverage the power of drones without the need for skilled and expensive drone operators. Airobotics’ platform enables customers to run missions autonomously to monitor, inspect, survey, and secure large industrial facilities…