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Best of CES: 5 Top Drones & Tech

At the 2019 CES extravaganza in Las Vegas, we were blown away by the new, innovative drones and gear on display! Here are RotorDrone’s top picks from the event.

SwellPro Spry

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National Public Safety Drone Donation Program

Airborne Works is proud to announce a special support initiative for 2019 to help public safety agencies. From their press release: “This program is for any public safety groups in need of UAV assets and or seeking to acquire UAV/thermal aerial systems or ground based Lidar solutions for accident and

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Jittena Antenna Extender

Significantly increase the range of your DJI Mavic Pro or Spark with this WiFi extender. The portable and foldable extender will increase your frontal gain by about 3db as compared to the original antenna. The lightweight extender is easy to use. Amazon reviewer and verified purchaser Woody writes, “I have

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State Farm Flies Over People & BVLOS

State Farm has become the first company granted a national waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones over people and beyond the pilot’s line of sight.

The Bloomington-based insurer says increased use of drones will help it more efficiently deploy claims workers after a catastrophe strikes, when people may

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UAS Drones Disaster Conference, March 7-8

The inaugural UAS DRONES Disaster Conference (UASDISCON) Los Angeles is scheduled for the Columbia Memorial Space Center from March 7-8, 2019. The event will feature keynote speakers with vast expertise in using unmanned systems for fire rescue, emergency management, and public safety. Fire Chief Charles Werner (Ret.), Chairman

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1 Million Flights by DroneDeploy Customers

San Francisco-based DroneDeploy, the world’s leading commercial drone software company, announced today that its customers have safely conducted more than 1 million automated drone flights around the world. This milestone was made possible by 4,000+ DroneDeploy customers as aerial data powered smarter workflows in industries as diverse as construction,

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DOT Secretary Has Three Proposals For Drone Integration

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DJI Announces Pricing And Availability of Multilink For Inspire 2 Controllers

New Multilink accessory connects master remote with up to three additional controllers DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today revealed the pricing and availability of the Multilink, DJI’s new wireless connector that supports a master controller and up to three additional slave controllers. The new Multilink allows slave

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It is SUSB Expo Time of Year Again

The main reason for this piece is a call for articles for the SUSB Expo Journal and possibly speakers if you have something compelling to offer and share with the community. In past additions, we have tried to include pieces that would be relevant for a few years or provide

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Terra Drone and Plimsoll UAV Create Terra Drone Brazil

Terra Drone Japan (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO Toru Tokushige) and Plimsoll UAV (Rio das Ostras, Brazil, CEO Marcelo Belleti) announce the establishment of a joint venture called Terra Drone Brazil. Terra Drone Ltd. is a Japan-based UAV company, which serves its clients with safer and more efficient surveys and inspections by

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New Drone Payload Offers Recognition Range of 5km

Shilat Optronics is an Israeli HiTech company specializing in electro-optics, which focuses on developing innovative technologies for defense and homeland security applications. The company is based on proprietary technologies and innovation. The new development is based on an existing observation balloon developed by the company in the past and already

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India Considers Drone Corridors and Droneports

To address various challenges for safety and expansion of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in India, a task-force constituted by the Union government has proposed creation of “Drone Corridor” and “Droneports” in the country. Accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation constituted task-force has recommended key principles and ideas in — Drone

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206 Designing Airplanes with Nerdnic!

This week on the Flite Test Podcast, James sits down with Nic Lechner to discuss Nic’s design process for his airplanes.

Nic ‘Nerdnic’ Lechner found popularity on flitetest.com back in 2015 with his sleek and streamlined RC airplane designs that could even hit the 120mph mark – did I

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Foxtech Baby Shark 260 VTOL

BABY SHARK 260 VTOL features a highly advanced aerodynamic design. It is made of high density composite material, which features high strength and very light weight. BABY SHARK VTOL adopts quick-detach design which makes the plane easy to set up and transport. The fuselage also has big inner space to

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Quantum-Systems supplies drone technology to inspect Deutsche Bahn’s infrastructure

In order to monitor BVLOS (Bejond visual line of sight) infrastructures, DB relies on drones from Quantum-Systems for the “Urban Air Mobility” project in Ingolstadt. Ingolstadt strives to become one of the competence centers for drones and autonomous mobility in general. Thus the model project “Urban Air Mobility”, which is

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ALTI Reach – Its big

Unless Duran has found really small employees I think South African company ALTI is just about to fly what I believe to be the largest separate lift thrust (SLT) in the world. This is perhaps the most popular VTOL method at the moment. A multirotor handles the take off and

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DJI suffer 147.6 Million Dollar fraud in China

At a meeting in Shenzhen that perhaps did not include sandwiches DJI handed 16 employees over to law enforcement officials and a further 29 were dismissed. The news outlet, Yicai Global, believes more than 100 DJI employees might be involved and losses may exceed 147.6 Million US Dollars. It appears

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FLIR Systems Awarded $89 Million Contract from French Armed Forces to Deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today it has been awarded a contract from the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) in support of the French Operational Pocket Drone (DrOP) program. The contract has a ceiling value of $89 million to provide the FLIR Black Hornet® 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

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Homebuilt Spitfire at Oshkosh

 Like many of us, Bob DeFord of Prescott, Arizona, dreamed of owning a Spitfire. Like most of us, he couldn’t afford one. Unlike just about any of us, however, he did something about it: He built his own. Take an up-close look at his remarkable homebuilt Spitfire, built to

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Directed Energy Solutions for Counter-UAS – Video

US Air Force experimentation on White Sands Missile Range with the use of high-powered microwave and laser systems to shoot down small unmanned aircraft. Published by: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, UNITED STATES 10.25.2018 Video by John Hamilton White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs

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