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Confined spaces are often dark, like the interior of this fermentation tank at Stoller Family Estate in Oregon’s wine country. To be able to navigate and conduct inspections in poorly lit environments, the Elios incorporates an array 
of bright LED lights as well as a thermal-
imaging camera.

Drone Review: Flyability Elios

Going where no drone has gone before Every aspect of the Elios has been designed to fulfill a single mission: confined-space operations. Elios can fly in environments and perform tasks that would wreck any other drone in seconds and that no responsible pilot would even attempt. There are a dozen different drones on the market […]
Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Understanding FAA, operational, and personal LIMITS is key to safe flying At 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2017, a DJI Phantom 4 had a midair collision with a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flying off the shoreline of Staten Island, New York. The collision damaged a main rotor blade and a window on the upper […]

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Fluidity Technologies FT Aviator Drone Controller

Fluidity Technologies FT Aviator Drone Controller

Drone pilots, from commercial experts to novices, can now increase their flight precision and improve their image/video quality with a first-of-its-kind single-handed controller from Fluidity Technologies. The FT Aviator drone controller was conceptualized and designed by former NASA  astronaut, pilot and physician Scott Parazynski, who has applied spaceflight and robotics control expertise to address and […]
Tiny Quads Can Move 40X Their Weight

Tiny Quads Can Move 40X Their Weight

Just like insects, these tiny quadcopters can move payloads of up to 40 times their weight! By perching and using winches, the FlyCroTugs can move much larger objects. The video shows two FlyCroTugs working together to open a door. One quad even winches a water bottle.The FlyCroTugs can hold on to surfaces using “gecko grippers,” inspired […]

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Scottish Team Uses Drones for Mountain Rescues

Scottish Team Uses Drones for Mountain Rescues

Drones are taking life-saving in Scotland to pioneering new heights. For the newly-formed Search and Rescue Aerial Association Scotland (SARAA-Scotland) is to use the remote-controlled craft to save people who are lost, missing or injured. It is thought to be one of the most significant developments in mountain rescue since search dogs were introduced in […]
Dallas Police Want Drones

Dallas Police Want Drones

The Dallas Police Department could soon add drones to their tool belt, and police recently made their case for supporting the use of drones to the city’s Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee. Assistant Chief Paul Stokes told the committee that the drones would only be equipped with cameras and that they wouldn’t be launched without […]

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Uber Eats Goes Aerial?

Uber Eats Goes Aerial?

If you’re in the market for a new gig, you may want to send your resume to Uber! According to their job postings website, the San Francisco company is looking for an operations executive who can make delivery drones functional as soon as next year and operational in multiple U.S. markets by 2021. Click here […]
Peeping Tom Goes High Tech

Peeping Tom Goes High Tech

So just when you think you’ve heard it all, here’s a video about a “peeping drone.” Orlando Police are investigating a creepy case of a woman being photographed inside her condo in the 101 Eola building. Selah Stahrsen told the News Station that she and her neighbor have seen a drone buzzing by her window at […]

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Ural Air’s Sidebar has a drone attachment!

Ural Air’s Sidebar has a drone attachment!

Like motorcycles? And drones? You’ll love the Ural Air, a sidecar that comes with a drone launcher! With the push of a button, a hatch opens to reveal a DJI Spark drone (no, not a Mavic Air as the name might have you believe) resting snugly inside a specially built compartment designed by 3D-printing specialist […]
Getting a Charger: How Many Watts Do You Need?

Getting a Charger: How Many Watts Do You Need?

One of the decisions you need to make before getting a new charger is how much power you need. Electrical power is measured in watts, and this is the key to figuring out how many amps your charger can provide for your charging needs. The formula for this is: watts/voltage = amps. To decide if a charger is […]
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