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Defining Drones: What is a Drone?

‘Drone’ has become a common term used to describe a new technology that’s making an impact in all sorts of industries. But what does drone actually mean? Is it possible to define ‘drone’ when so many parties have their own acronyms and intended meanings? In 2010, Parrot unveiled the AR.Drone, kickstarting what we now know…
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What Can We Read into DJI’s Drone Racing Ambitions?

This week the drone industry’s leading manufacturer, DJI, launched an FPV kit for drone racing enthusiasts. One thing to point out first of all is that the kit doesn’t actually include a drone, which may come as a surprise to many. Instead, DJI is essentially making its low latency transmission and camera technology available to…
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How Drone Manufacturers Are Making Flights Safer

This week DJI announced that starting in January 2020, all of the company’s new drones weighing over 250 grams will come with AirSense – a tool enabled by an ADS-B receiver – as standard. In practice, that means that DJI pilots will be alerted to nearby manned aircraft, well ahead of time and long before…
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4 Misconceptions About Drone Technology

From the outside, the world of flying robots can seem complex, daunting and, in some cases, totally unnecessary. But there’s more to this business than meets the eye, particularly if you’ve only previously come across drones because media outlets are blaming them for airport disruption. Read on for our top four misconceptions about drone technology.…
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Why Do Drones Get Such Bad Press?

Scroll through Google News having searched for ‘Drone’ on any given day, and you’ll be faced with a list of articles from around the world. Drones are making headlines everywhere but, more often than not, it’s for all the wrong reasons. Whether it’s another near miss with a manned aircraft, a case of voyeurism or…
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5 Things You Can Do To Become A Better Drone Pilot

In this industry, we all start out as beginners. Even if you’ve moved beyond hobby flights at the weekend to flying drones as part of your 9 to 5, this business doesn’t stand still for long enough for anyone to properly catch up. So what can you do to keep improving as a drone pilot?…
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2019 Consumer Drone Industry Predictions

2018 was an interesting year in the consumer drone industry. DJI reinforced its domination at both ends of the market with the Mavic Air and the new Mavic 2 Pro; Parrot launched a solid contender in the shape of ANAFI, despite cutting its workforce after disappointing sales. And, of course, Skydio’s R1 finally hit the…
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Mid-2018 State of the Drone Market – Predictions and more…

Mid-2018 State of the Drone Market – Predictions and more…. or, 2018 Drone Report… As of mid-2018 there are a number of factors affecting the current Consumer and “Consumer Enterprise” drone market – some of which we will explore in this article. Consumer Enterprise – what’s that? Oh, it’s just a term I made up…
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Drones are now a Filmmakers Tool: Can they make your video better?

The following is a guest post by Sasha Rezvina of leading aerial cinematography company Aerobo. Originally published on DroneLife.com Drones were introduced into filmmaking as cheaper and safer alternatives for some helicopter shots. They could pull off (1) high-and-wide shots, so long as they weren’t too high, (2) sweeping shots, so long as they weren’t out…
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Parrot Slashes Prices on Additional Anafi Flight Modes

Following the launch of the new Anafi drone, Parrot has received some criticism for not including its Follow Me and Flight Plan features and making consumers pay extra for features that are standard in competing drones.  While included in the feature list they were priced as add-on’s that increased the price of the drone a…
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