Tagged: Apps

Altitude Angel – Thoughts on the UK’s proposed rules

The UK’s Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority have announced measures that will start to address drone safety concerns in its draft ‘Drone Bill’, scheduled to be published in spring 2018. As makers of Drone Assist – the app used by tens-of-thousands of drone pilots in the UK every

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AirMap Now Offers Automated Airspace Authorization

Through a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), AirMap Inc. is now a UAS service supplier for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (L.A.A.N.C.). That means that commercial drone operators can request digital airspace authorization in controlled airspace through the very same AirMap mobile app that they use

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Hobbico Flitt Flying Camera

From Hobbico:
The Flitt flying camera and app are like having your own personal red carpet photographer on demand all day every day. It’s small, innovative, and designed for fun. Optical positioning delivers stable pics indoors or out. Plus, Flitt is equipped with three flight modes to tailor

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Epson Launches World’s First Augmented Reality Drone Flight Simulator App Optimized for Smart Glasses

As part of its ongoing collaboration with global drone leader DJI, Epson, providers of the Moverio® augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, today announced the world’s first glasses-based augmented reality drone flight simulator app, developed by Y Media Labs exclusively for the Epson Moverio BT-300 (FPV/Drone Edition) smart glasses. The

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UASidekick

The UASidekick App is the only one of its kind that has immediate access to the FAA/Leidos Flight Services system which serves over 80,000 weekly General Aviation “GA” pilots. As the industry grows (over 7 million estimated drones in the National Air Space “NAS” by 2020) it is important

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uAvionix Joins ForeFlight Connect Program

uAvionix Corporation has announced that both the echoUAT and SkyEcho ADS-B Transceivers are officially supported on ForeFlight Mobile, the leading flight planning app for the iPad and iPhone. As part of the Foreflight Connect program, echoUAT and SkyEcho display ADS-B weather and traffic through the ForeFlight Mobile

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Flock – Drone insurance just got smarter

With the Flock Cover smartphone app you’ll pay for drone insurance only when you need it, and receive a customised policy for your flight. Our real-time pricing is risk-dependent, so the safer you fly, the less you pay. And if something goes wrong? Just claim with the tap of a

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The Patent Scam – Austin Meyer

I and many other developers have been sued by a company called Uniloc for using the Google Play store to distribute our apps on Android. These lawsuits, and countless others like them, come from lawyers’ offices and shell companies that do not actually create any goods or services, but instead

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US Army walks back DJI decision (slightly)

News has reached me that another DJI memo was passed around on Friday the 11th of August. An exception to policy with recommendations from the asymmetric warfare group that will permit the use of DJI kit once some conditions have been met. The Android Tactical Assault Kit will become the

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App-Based Control System for Cai Hong UAVs

Engineers at the Beijing-based China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform, systems, and technology business unit of defence prime China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), are developing a new app-based UAV management system specifically designed to reduce the complexities of operating larger, multirole air

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X-naut Announces New Drone Controller Bracket Compatible With DJI Phantom & Inspire Mobile Device Holders

X-naut, developer of the “first to market” iPad overheating solution available- the Active Cooling Mount for iPads, has entered into the consumer and commercial Drone market with the launch of a new Drone Controller Bracket Compatible with DJI Phantom and Inspire Mobile Device Holders. “The Drone market is growing and

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DFS launches free app to support safe drone flights

With the “DFS-DrohnenApp”, German aviation authority DFS is launching a new app for hobby drones pilots that shows users where they can fly their drone at any time and any location in Germany. It also provides comprehensive information on the applicable rules, regulations and restrictions. The free app is available

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China’s Ehang to Launch Commercial Fly-by-iPad

Chinese small unmanned-aircraft manufacturer Ehang plans the launch next year of a commercial version of its autonomous single-passenger vertical-takeoff-and-landing air vehicle that flies without a pilot, under the control of a plug-and-play iPad. That vehicle will likely be larger and heavier as the current Ehang 184 is weight-limited to a

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uAvionix and ForeFlight Join Forces to Bring Low Cost ADS-B to General Aviation

uAvionix and ForeFlight join forces to announce the availability of Scout, a revolutionary portable, dual-band ADS-B receiver that delivers inflight weather and traffic information to the ForeFlight Mobile app in the smallest, most elegant form-factor on the market. Retailing at $199 USD, Scout is the industry’s most affordable off-the-shelf

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DJI Mavic Pro Review

All the power of the DJI Phantom in a foldable package

The first thing you see when opening the box is that this bird is all preassembled and ready to go. Charge the battery and controller, download the app, and you are off and flying. The Mavic is constructed really well

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uAvionix joins forces with ForeFlight to bring Scout, low cost ADS-B to General Aviation

uAvionix and ForeFlight join forces to announce the availability of Scout, a revolutionary portable, dual-band ADS-B receiver that delivers inflight weather and traffic information to the ForeFlight Mobile app in the smallest, most elegant form-factor on the market. Retailing at $199 USD, Scout is the industry’s most affordable off-the-shelf ADS-B

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Our top 25 Apps

Apps and drones go hand in hand, and most drone manufacturers offer apps that are specific to their aerial platforms to enhance their flight capabilities. There are also
hundreds of other apps available for use with all types of drones, from ones that tell you where to fly to flight planning

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Read the DJI terms of use carefully

I am not a lawyer, but reading through the latest DJI Go App’s Terms of Use (24 May, 2017) some red flags get thrown up for me. There are several conditions in here that do appear to contradict each other (exceptions), and to a legal layman, like myself, they appear

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