Drones

This transforming drone can fly like an airplane and spin like a seed
July 20, 2017 at 7:30 am

Small drones tend to come in two distinct varieties: the ones with wings, which are best for carrying loads over long distances; and the ones with rotors, which are more agile but less energy efficient. A few drone-makers have tried to combine both flight-modes into a single design, but none have taken the approach of…

DJI drones can get past no-fly zones thanks to this Russian software company
June 22, 2017 at 8:02 am

A Russian software company, ironically named Coptersafe, is selling modifications to help consumers get past government- and military-enforced no-fly zones. In recent years, the US government has cracked down on unauthorized drone flights. As a response to the warnings and fines imposed by the law, drone maker DJI has put a number of safety measures…

Trump is hosting a meeting with drone companies Thursday
June 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

The White House will meet with drone companies Thursday to discuss the future of the budding industry, as well as looming regulatory questions. At least four drone companies will be attending the meeting with the Trump Administration, according to multiple sources: Kespry, AirMap, Airspace and PrecisionHawk. All four companies are based in the U.S. Representatives…

DJI Inspire 2 Review
May 22, 2017 at 7:56 am

When DJI released the original Inspire drone, it was an instant hit with filmmakers. Up until that point, if you wanted a drone that could carry a decent camera, you had to build it yourself — but then DJI came along, and suddenly anyone with $3,000 could get their hands on a pro-level 4K camera…