Drones have become a technology icon over the past few years. Anyone can walk into Best Buy or click on Amazon and have a drone in their hands for less than a thousand bucks. But how many people do you know actually own a drone? Unless you participate in FPV
The drone’s recorded top speed is 163.5 miles per hour
This 1.76-pound drone is faster than your car, and it recently set the Guinness World Record for world’s fastest drone or “Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.” Drone Racing League (DRL) yesterday tested the world’s fastest racing drone to date, the DRL RacerX. The drone was built by
You can now get your $5 back
Those who registered their personal drones with the Federal Aviation Administration can now request a refund. The FAA will delete the drone from its database and give back the $5 used for registering. Spotted by Recode, the FAA launched a web page for “registration deletion” purposes. Hobbyists can visit the
the “beehive” for drones
Amazon isn’t shy of brainstorming outlandish ideas for its delivery drones. The online retail giant has a plethora of patents to its name, including modular unmanned aircraft and flying drone warehouses. A recent patent filing, published on Thursday, outlines a multi-story beehive-esque building that would receive and deploy delivery drones. The multi-level
A proper system that reliably tracks and manages multiple drones.
Alphabet is working on an air traffic control system before delivery drones become ubiquitous. The team behind Project Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery project, recently took part in some nationwide tests with NASA and the FAA to explore ways of managing large numbers of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Partnering with Virginia
Most drones are hefty to haul around and especially cumbersome when all you’re trying to do is take a selfie. A selfie stick is okay, but that has its limitations. What you ought to try is a portable drone. These easy-to-lug-around drones have largely been introduced to the market in the
Drones are hefty to haul around, especially when all you’re trying to do is snap a selfie. A selfie stick is alright, but you’re really limiting yourself. What you ought to try is the Dobby drone from Zerotech. This portable quadcopter folds up, fits in your pocket, and captures photos
Is this the drone we’ve been looking for?
Drone makers are racing to shrink their units down for maximum portability and usability. Last year, a handful of companies brought to market portable, pocket-sized drones built for on-the-go use, and DJI unveiled one of the smallest, most high-quality drones on the market, the Mavic Pro. Spark, DJI’s newest drone,