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DJI Announces New Smart Controller For Mavic 2

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Well, how about that. Mere hours after we reported on Drone DJ’s story that we wouldn’t see the long-fabled Mavic 2 pro controller at CES 2019, DJI announces that very item. We work on the facts we have at time, folks…although I’m sure none of our readers are disappointed by this surprise announcement. The DJI Smart Controller is a $650 ... Read More »

Dronethusiast Roundup | Drone Predictions & Rumors January 2019

Welcome to the Dronethusiast Roundup, a new regular article series that Dronethusiast will be creating to showcase some of the great writing and video production from content creators across the Internet. These are the articles we love sharing around the office – only now, we’re sharing them with you. 2018 was a great year for drones, but will we be ... Read More »

Featured Expert: Sean Petit, Filmmaker & Founder Of Avian Cyclops

In Dronethusiast’s “Featured Expert” series, we speak to one of the many talented people that are making the drone industry such an exciting place to write about. Today we spoke to Sean Petit, a drone photographer who recently released the breathtaking short film SALT. Like many of our American readers, Sean Petit first got involved with drones in 2016, after ... Read More »

Dronethusiast Roundup: 2018 Year in Review

Welcome to the Monthly Drone Roundup, a new once-a-month article series that Dronethusiast will be creating in partnership with other drone news organizations across the web. As the premiere site for drone news, reviews, and editorials, we want to start showcasing some of the best writing and video production in the industry no matter where it comes from. And what ... Read More »

You’ve Seen Foldable Drones, But Never Like This

One of the more interesting recent developments in the consumer drone space has been the unprecedented rise of foldable drones. From cheaper models like the Zerotech Dobby to this year’s mighty Mavic 2, it seems that drones you can carry in your pocket are in high demand this holiday season, and it will be interesting to see where this highly ... Read More »

Ghana Lawmakers Approve Controversial Drone Deal

This week, Ghana’s parliament approved a deal that would spend $12.5 million (in USD) over the next four years to create a system of medical supply delivery to remote areas of the country using drones. The system will be implemented through a partnership between the Ghanaian government’s own Health Service and US-based drone company Zipline, which we’ve written about before ... Read More »

Drone Footage Spots Shark Near Popular Beach

We’ve written before about the many surveillance companies that are hoping to use drones to track shark movements and spot sharks from the air before a rescue mission is necessary. But last week, a massive grey nurse shark was found not by a spotting company, but by a freelance photography drone owned and operated by a mister Reed Plummer. “With ... Read More »

How Amazon’s Five-Year Drone Delivery Plan Failed

In December of 2013, Amazon CEO and wealthiest man alive Jeff Bezos gave a 60 Minutes interview in which he promised that the company would have drone delivery operations up and running within five years. “It will work,” Bezos promised at the time, “And it will happen, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun.” It is now December 7, ... Read More »

The ISO Creates First International Drone Standard

The International Organization for Standardization, or ISO (the acronym doesn’t make sense to us either) is a non-profit international standards-setting group with 162 national members, including the entirety of what we tend to consider the “developed world.” When they set standards for an industry, those standards become law in everything but name. It was inevitable that this body would eventually ... Read More »

Singapore Plans To Use “Drone Swarm” For Delivery And Security

At this point, the governments of the world seem to be choosing one of two paths. The first is to resist the introduction of drone technology with increased regulations that limit pilots’ ability to use the drones effectively as well as the construction of serious drone infrastructure. The second is to embrace the technology with both hands, pouring enormous amounts ... Read More »