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DRONELIFE Exclusive: SenseFly’s Troy Hittle on Taking Drones Mainstream

At this week’s InterGeo Conference, DRONELIFE had the opportunity to meet with Troy Hittle, senseFly‘s General Manager of the US and Canada, and talk about new partnerships, company focus, and what it will take for drones to move mainstream. Maintaining Focus – to Move Ahead senseFly’s fixed wing drone is iconic in the industry.  The…
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Terra Drone Tests Urban Patrol Aircraft Over Tokyo Business District

Tokyo residents may someday see regular drone patrols over urban skies thanks to a recent pilot program by Japanese drone provider Terra Drone. On Thursday, the company showcased a test mission for real estate giant Mitsubishi Estate. The flight demonstrated surveillance and logistics capabilities while flying over a busy, dense cityscape. Patrolling autonomously over Tokyo’s largest…
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DJI releases new Osmo Action Camera and we’ve got one to give away!

DJI has made its first foray into the lucrative action cam market with the launch of its new Osmo action cam. GoPro has dominated the action cam market more than a decade. Although other players such as Sony, TomTom and Garmin have had their own offerings, in this industry, GoPro reigns supreme. Does DJI’s new…
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Best Quadcopter FPV Simulators | Racing Drone Trainer

In this article we will compare the best simulators for FPV Drone Racing. Quadcopter simulators have been around for decades, but only recently we’ve begun to see decent options designed specifically for drone racing and FPV freestyle flying, some of which are even free! An FPV simulator helps you learn how to fly racing drones…
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New DJI Product with Underwater Vibes Expected on May 15

Drone industry leader DJI has confirmed the launch of a new product on May 15th. The teaser has some distinctly underwater vibes and is offered with the tagline “Unleash your other side.” It doesn’t look as though a Phantom 5 is on the cards. The imagery also seems to suggest a product that’s waterproof, rather…
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Check out Russia’s new shotgun-wielding drone

Last week in Russia, we caught a rather terrifying glimpse of what the future of drone warfare could look like. Russsian defense contractor, Almaz-Antey, was recently awarded a patent for their shotgun-wielding drone. Almaz-Antey is a big player in the Russian arms industry. They are responsible for producing, among many armaments, some of the world’s…
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Facebook axed scheme to provide free internet using bird-sized drones

In 2017, Facebook imagined a scheme that used fixed-wing, bird-sized drones to provide high-speed internet to people living in remote areas. Business Insider reports that the project, named Catalina (named after an island in California that uses pigeons to ferry messages back to the mainland) was shut down in 2018. The aim of the project was…
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How to choose LiPo Battery for Mini Quad, Drones and Quadcopters

Multirotors (aka drones) are fueled by LiPo batteries, they are able to store and deliver large amount of power. In this guide you will learn how to read the spec of LiPo for your mini quadcopter, and how to choose and handle them safely. LiPo batteries can catch on fire when they overheat (what makes…
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Autel’s Antitrust Counterclaims Vs DJI Dismissed as Legal Battle Continues

DJI and Autel have been battling in court since the drone industry’s dominant force sued the upstart for patent infringement back in 2016. The initial suit was filed because, as many industry watchers observed at the time, the Autel X-Star was remarkably similar to DJI’s Phantom 4. At the time DJI claimed the X-Star was so similar because…
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NASA and SETI developing space drones to search for alien life on Mars

One of the perennial questions for humanity throughout time has been, “Does life exist outside of Earth?” For most of history, we had no means of answering that question. Right now, we are fortunate to live in an era where we have the technology to explore and answer some of our most burning space questions.…
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