Articles tagged "drone-news"

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This aerial masterpiece was created with a DJI Mini 2 in zero-degree temps

Award-winning videographer Vadim Sherbakov created an aerial film, 'The Noor,' with a DJI Mini 2 in zero degree (-18ºC) temperatures.

DJI confirms battery issues for its Mini 2 drone

DJI released a statement today confirming that there are issues with the batteries that power its Mini 2 drone.

Video: Emmy-winning storm chaser has his drone sucked into a tornado while filming

Brian Emfinger from Live Storms Media got close to a tornado with his drone before losing it. Here is some footage he managed to pull from the DJI GO 4 app.

Incredible video showcases world’s first 8K VR drone footage of Iceland’s Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano

The video was captured by a photographer/pilot duo who used an Insta360 Pro 2 attached to a DJI Matrice 600 drone to capture the close-up visuals of Iceland’s Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano.

New Part 107 and Remote ID drone rules take effect starting today in the US

Today marks the effective date’ that Part 107 and Remote ID rules take effect in the United States. This includes the Operations Over People rule. We break down what changes, what hasn't yet, and what you need to know.

DJI’s new Air 2S has a 1” sensor, 5.4K/30p recording, improved optical avoidance and more

DJI has unveiled the Air 2S, a follow up to the Mavic Air 2. This compact, consumer-grade drone most notably has a camera with a 1" sensor.

Video: This is what happens when a DJI Mavic 2 Pro hits a car windshield at 100km/h

Researchers from Virginia Tech have shared a video showing what happens when a DJI Osmo 2 Pro drone hits a car windshield at 100km/h (62.5mph).

FIMI releases the X8 Mini drone, a direct competitor to DJI's Mini line

FIMI, a member of the Xiaomi ecosystem, recently released the X8 Mini drone – a direct competitor to DJI's Mini products.

FAA confirms you will be able to complete your Remote ID training online starting April 6th

The FAA announced a new launch date for Remote ID recurrent training. This will allow Part 107-certified remote pilots to renew their certificate online instead of in-person.

The DJI FPV is an all-in-one solution to first-person-view drones

DJI has revealed the FPV, a first-person-view drone that's ready to take flight out of the box with settings for pilots of all levels.

U.S. Senator Mike Lee reintroduces Drone Federalism Bill

Utah's Senator Mike Lee reintroduced his previously-defeated Drone Federalism Bill on February 4th. If passed, it could hit hobbyist and commercial drone operators, financially.

Airmap faces backlash after suggesting airspace should be monetized

Recently, Airmap created an uproar in the drone community by posting tweets suggesting remote pilots should be taxed upon take-off and landing.

Sony reveals new information about its upcoming ‘Airpeak’ drone

On day one of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sony has released a few more details about its forthcoming Airpeak drone – expected in Spring 2021.

Ambarella releases new CV5 SoC that will likely power next-gen DJI, GoPro devices

The new CV5 system on a chip can encode 8K video at up to 60 fps, while also providing enough overhead for AI-powered features and capture modes, such as face-detection in action cameras and collision avoidance in drones.

EU has passed a uniform set of drone rules, paving the way for easier flight

EASA recently passed a uniform set of rules for commercial and hobbyist drone pilots. It will now make it easier for travelers to legally fly.

How one drone pilot got slapped with $182,000 in fines from the FAA

A Philadelphia-based remote pilot managed to accrue $182,000 in fines from the FAA. Renowned aviation attorney Jonathan Rupprecht says it's the second largest fine he knows of, to date, and explains how it happened.

Litchi app's latest update adds new features, including subject-tracking, to your Mavic Mini

Litchi, a third-party app that is compatible with DJI drones, recently announced a new update. Notably, Mavic Mini users can now track and follow subjects.

New DJI Mavic Air 2 firmware update includes remote control compatibility with Mini 2

DJI just released a new firmware update for its Mavic Air 2 drone. Included is remote control compatibility with the Mini 2.

How Joe Biden's drone light show came together — and what it could mean for the industry

Projected President-elect Joe Biden and his running-mate Kamala Harris addressed the world on Saturday, with speeches that concluded with a drone light show. Here's how it came together.

Sony announces it's getting into the drone game with its new 'Airpeak' brand

DJI might soon have some competition. Sony Corporation has announced it's working on 'Airpeak,' a new drone brand that should see the first product released in Spring 2021.

DJI's Mavic Mini 2 now has 4K/30p video, Raw photos, OcuSync 2.0 and more

DJI has taken its sub-250g drone and made it even better with some of the most-requested features. This includes 4K/30p video capture, Raw photo capture, improved transmission with OcuSync 2.0 and more.

Freefly Systems announces Astro quadcopter, hints at new 4K camera

Freefly Systems recently introduced the Astro drone. While primarily geared toward the enterprise, it currently remote pilots the ability to mount a Sony a7R IV camera on its frame.

Analysis predicts drone Remote ID will cost 9X more than expected, DJI urges FAA to reconsider ruling

Public commenting for the FAA's Remote ID NPRM closed on Monday. DJI cited analysis in their 89-page comment suggesting it could cost 9 times as much as predicted.

US Pentagon's Defense Department tasked with building a counter-drone SWAT team

Forgoing Silicon Valley technologists, the Pentagon's Department of Defense is actively working on measures to identify and take down small drones that are a threat.

Yuneec launches E30Z 30x optical zoom camera for H520 Hexacopter drone

The new model expands Yuneec's camera lineup for its pro-grade six-rotor drone.

DJI restocks its Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone, nearly a year after discontinuing it

Last March, DJI announced that it was discontinuing its DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. Now it has been restocked, sparking rumors of a possible Phantom 5.

Drone registration and pilot testing will be mandatory in the UK

By November 30th, the United Kingdom will require all drone operators to pass a pilot test and register their drone with the Civil Aviation Authority.

Skydio 2 is a $999 4K autonomous drone that will keep DJI on its toes

The California-based drone manufacturer today announced the long-awaited Skydio 2. Compact, powered by AI, and offering up to 4K/60p video, the company is going after the Mavic 2 market.

Yuneec announces Typhoon H3 drone, co-engineered with Leica

Yuneec, a Chinese drone manufacturer, announced the latest model in its Typhoon series. The H3 features an ION L1 Pro camera developed in partnership with Leica.

Remote identification ruling for drones delayed once again

Rulemaking on Remote ID, essentially a digital license plate for drones, was supposed to begin this past May. It has been delayed once again.

Yuneec introduces new gimbal-stabilized 4K Mantis G drone

Aimed at consumers, Yuneec announced its Mantis G drone at Tuesday's InterDrone conference. The portable drone can capture 4K video and media can be shared to social media accounts almost instantly.

DJI has most of the drones on its website listed as ‘out of stock’

DroneDJ conducted a comprehensive search of DJI's official online store and noticed most models were out of stock.

The FAA is asking for input for its recreational drone test

Recently, the FAA granted recreational drone pilots access to LAANC. Now, they want to administer a test and are seeking the public's input.

New video shows off what appears to be  DJI's rumored ‘Mavic Mini’ drone

A 23-second video shared online shows off what appears to be the rumored DJI ‘Mavic Mini’ drone previously seen in still images.

UC Berkeley researchers have created a drone that shrinks to squeeze through small spaces

Drones have a lot of uses, from delivery food to aiding in search and rescue efforts. Now, a research team at UC Berkeley has created a drone that can squeeze through small spaces.

Skydio releases sample footage captured with its upcoming Skydio 2 drone

Last month, Skydio teased a follow up to their premier R1 drone for this Fall. Now they've released sample footage from what they call the Skydio 2.

Kittyhawk, FAA update B4UFly app so drone pilots can easily see where they can fly

The FAA partnered with Kittyhawk earlier this year to help revamp their B4UFly app. The long-awaited update is now available.

Autel wants you to trade in your old drone for an EVO, even if it's not one of its own

Autel is looking to make the most of a rather silent drone market to push its own 4K-capable EVO drone.

Parrot exits toy drone market to focus on enterprise offerings

After initial reports of disappearing stock, a spokesperson from Parrot has confirmed the company is planning to exit the toy drone market.

Alphabet's Wing introduces OpenSky drone safety app

Alphabet's Wing introduced OpenSky, the first release in a planned ecosystem of apps, to ensure safe and compliant drone operations.

DJI lodges complaint against the BBC for biased, unbalanced drone coverage

In two recent investigative documentary films broadcast by the BBC, drones are portrayed in a negative light. DJI has filed a formal complaint and issued an open letter challenging these claims.

LAANC to be made available to recreational drone pilots later this month

The FAA is expanding Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to recreational drone pilots on July 23rd.

The Lumecube Strobe is an anti-collision light for drones

The Strobe attaches to any drone, weighs only ten grams and has power for more than two hours of strobe action.

DJI Spark 2 drone will not be released this summer as rumored

Rumors have been circulating about a possible Spark 2 drone release from DJI this summer. DroneDJ recently confirmed that the release is now on hold indefinitely.

European Union issues common rules on drones for more standardized regulation

Operators have a year to prepare for a new set of common drone rules that will transcend borders. Before, remote pilots had to abide by each country in the European Union's specific set of regulations.

DJI Studio quietly releases new STORM drone

DJI has uncharacteristically been hush-hush about the release of the DJI Storm, a commercial-grade drone with a maximum payload of up to 40lbs.

US government warns of potential spying by Chinese drone companies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) sent out an alert on Monday stating drones manufactured in China are a 'potential risk to an organization's information.'

The FAA predicts the commercial drone market could triple in size by 2023

According to the latest FAA Aerospace Forecast, the commercial drone market could triple in size by 2023.

Drone footage shows the extent of damage from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire

The roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral were destroyed in a devastating fire this past Monday. Drone footage shows the extent of the damage done to the historic Parisian landmark.

Skydio under fire for promoting illegal drone footage

Bay Area-based Skydio, a robotics startup that produces a completely autonomous drone, is in trouble after falsely geotagging a promotional video on Instagram.

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