New Solo Features: Multipoint Cable Cam and Follow w/ Free Look

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Colin Guinn 3DR We designed Solo so the drone you buy today will just get better. This latest software release is a big one, and it does what we want all of our releases to do: It makes every Solo out there a better Solo. The new Smart Shot functionality in this release — Multipoint…

Lily takes $34 million in pre orders.

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I was surprised when Lily won an innovation award this week at CES, I am even more surprised at the amount of money they have to burn down. Forbes reporter Aeron Tilly reveals the numbers here  Thirty four million dollars in pre orders! Some 45% of that coming from the USA alone. You can be…

DC area drone user group mount fund raising campaign.

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The DC Area Drone User Group (a member organization of the Drone User Group Network) is raising funds to support legal challenges to the FAA’s recently announced drone registration rules, and other policies that are deeply concerning to users and prospective users of small drones. The Challenge In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration announced…

Drones vs. FAA

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Jim Moore AOPA RC grounded in DC, federal court weighs cases The nation’s second highest court now has two cases before it challenging recent actions taken by the FAA to regulate aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and flown by hobbyists. The legal tug of war between the FAA and enthusiasts (including the world’s largest…

AscTec and Ars Electronica set new record 100 RPA fly in formation together!

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Yet again, well done AscTec and Ars Electronica what is there not to like! Hey America, see whats possible! With 100 dancing drones Intel and Ars Electronica set a Guinness World Record for “Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously” – using 100 AscTec Hummingbirds. Dubbed Drone 100, the spectacle set a Guinness World Record…

ProDrone Introduces Ultimate Flying Platform with DSLR Capability on BYRD Drone

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LAS VEGAS, CES 2016 – January 6, 2016 –  ProDrone, the leading consumer drone manufacturer focusing on power and portability, today announced the introduction of their new Ultimate Flying Platform line with a static mount capable of lifting and integrating with several of the world’s most popular DLSR cameras. This marks the first time a…

Drone pilots beware: Airbus introduces new anti-UAV system

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LAS VEGAS—As hordes of hobbyists take to the skies with unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, the small pilot-less flyers have some defence experts worried—and others working on countermeasures. The Defense and Space division of aerospace firm, Airbus Group, has developed a counter-UAV system designed to detect and marginalize invasive drones. “All over the world, incidents…

SkyPixel Picks Best Aerial & Drone Imagery of 2015

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SkyPixel, the world’s most-popular aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, on Thursday announced the top aerial and drone images of 2015 to conclude a two-month global competition. The 2015 SkyPixel Photo of the Year went to “Surge,” a photograph of a lone swimmer shot by Kirk Hille. SkyPixel’s blue-ribbon judging panel selected his…

Solar Impulse may turn into stratospheric drone

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From the no surprise here dept, flying over our show site as well!! (ed) By Simon Bradley What next for Solar Impulse if the plane completes its round-the-world flight this year? One idea is to develop solar drones to replace satellites, joining Facebook and Google in this experimental field.  Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg touched…