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How Drones are Saving Koalas Injured in Australia’s Bushfires

A couple of years ago, we shared the news that a forestry company in Victoria, Australia, was using drones equipped with thermal cameras to detect koalas before trees were cut down or controlled burns ignited. In recent times, the wildfires devastating the same area of Australia have been anything but controlled. And sadly, those same…
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Untangling Maine’s Drone Stalking Mystery

For years, the drone industry has been weighed down by a minority of irresponsible pilots flying where and when they shouldn’t: disrupting firefighting efforts, getting way too close to manned aircraft, and even delivering contraband into prisons. If reports from Maine are to be believed, it seems we can add another negative application to the…
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“Not Like This” – DJI’s Critical Response to FAA’s Remote ID Proposal

In an article published by DJI today, the manufacturer’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman, has come out strongly against the FAA’s NPRM on Remote ID, calling it “deeply flawed” and “a complex, expensive, and intrusive system that would make it harder to use drones in America.” That description is particularly significant given…
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Department of the Interior to Permanently Halt Drone Programs

The Financial Times has today reported that the US Department of the Interior is planning to ground its civilian drone program for good in response to growing concerns that hardware made wholly or partly in China could pose a security risk. The latest move by the Trump administration will see the DOI halt the use…
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Racing Drone ESC Buyer’s Guide

In this article we will explain what an ESC is, and the factors that affect your purchase decision. We will cover all the basics of ESC that is used in racing drones, this should be an informative guide for beginners getting into mini quad. ESC stands for Electronic Speed Controller. As the name suggests, they…
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Fly As You Are: New Drone From DJI to Launch on October 30

In a matter of days, the wait for a new consumer drone from DJI will be over. The ‘Fly As You Are’ event is set to take place on October 30. And it’s been a long time coming. The Chinese manufacturer and industry leader hasn’t launched a mass-market drone since the Mavic 2 and Mavic…
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How to Choose Motor for Racing Drone & Quadcopter

This tutorial explains the basics of mini quad motor: construction, design features and other factors that affect the performance and efficiency of a motor. This will help you choose the optimal motor for your next quadcopter and racing drone build. If you are new, make sure to check out our beginner’s guide to mini quad…
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How To Choose FPV Camera For Quadcopters and Drones

Dedicated FPV cameras provides low latency real-time video to the drone pilots when they are flying. To choose the best FPV camera for racing drones and multirotors in general, there are a few things to consider which we will discuss in this tutorial. FPV camera is one of the most important parts of the FPV setup on a quadcopter.…
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We Saw it in Action: the FLIR MUVE C360, the Industry’s First Gas Detector for Drones

  As part of the pre-show activities at DJI Airworks this week, we got to see FLIR‘s new MUVE™ C360 in action – and it’s awesome. The MUVE C360 is like nothing we’ve seen before on a drone.  With this product, FLIR is moving beyond thermal cameras for drones and providing the fire and emergency…
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The Best FPV Goggles – Complete Buyer’s Guide

FPV Goggles are an important part of the first-person-view experience. With the growing popularity of drone racing and FPV flying, there is a rapidly growing market for FPV equipment, and as such there are more and more FPV goggles released all the time. This guide is to provide the information you need to make the decision on…
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