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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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Where to Exhibit Your Best Drone Shots

Many photographers see capturing images as a personal pursuit. The results aren’t shared beyond friends and family, if at all. But for the rest of us, a great shot is worth nothing unless there’s an audience there to appreciate it. So which platforms can you use to show off the best of your drone photography?…
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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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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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The Best of the Rest: Which DJI Alternative Should You Consider?

By Malek Murison Depending on who you talk to, Chinese manufacturer DJI has a 60-80% share of the drone hardware market. And they dominate for a reason: DJI’s drones set the standard in terms of price, capability and ease of use. The company’s shadow over the drone space is self-perpetuating, putting competitors from the early…
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First Look: DJI Mavic 2 comes out

The following is a guest post from Ben Duke, training expert at UK-based commercial drone specialists Coptrz.   DJI have finally confirmed what we all already knew thanks to the months of leaks. During their “See the Bigger Picture” event in New York they confirmed the release of the brand new Mavic 2 range of drones.…
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