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See The Drone That Flaps Its Wings Like An Insect

delfly drone fly like an insect

The vast majority of drones are quadcopters – aircraft that use four rapid propellers, oriented parallel to the ground, to maintain altitude and move through the air. It’s such a common design that many people think that the term “quadcopter” and the term “drone” are interchangeable, even though “drone” simply refers to any unmanned aerial vehicle and may include octocopters, ... Read More »

Drone Video Shows Progress On The Dubai Expo 2020 Site

Dubai is a hub of business, a popular tourist destination, and the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. But especially here in the States, it’s best known for one thing in particular: massive construction projects. Whether it’s the largest building in the world or the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago, these large-scale and seemingly impossible endeavors are the most visible ... Read More »

North Carolina Drone Startup Makes 5th Acquisition Of 2018

PrecisionHawk, a drone startup founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2010, announced on Monday that it has purchased Chicago-based drone inspection company Uplift Data Partners. This is the fifth acquisition the company has made this year alone, following their purchase of Droners.io and Airvid in the first half of 2018 and HAZON Inc. and InspecTools in September. PrecisionHawk is one ... Read More »

MIT Researchers Create Drone Fleet To Rescue Lost Hikers

“Essentially,” says Yulun Tian, a graduate student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, “we’re replacing humans with a fleet of drones to make the ‘search’ part of the search-and-rescue process more efficient.” Tian is describing the results of a research paper which he and other students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be presenting this week at the ... Read More »

Dubai Municipality Develops Flying Drone Lifeguard

Dubai has long been known as a city that’s at the forefront of innovation – and in the last five years, that innovation has also been extended to the drone industry. The city (largest in the United Arab Emirates) has some of the best drone infrastructure in the world and desperately wants to become the home of the first drone ... Read More »

Kespry Forms Partnership With DJI – Will Use Mavic 2 For Surveys

If you’re reading anything on this site, you’ve almost certainly heard of DJI, the Chinese corporation that holds a massive majority share in the drone industry. But unless you’ve been a follower of our news section for some time, you may not be as familiar with Kespry, the data-based drone solutions startup founded in 2013. Though the average drone enthusiast ... Read More »

Aeromao Announces Bellyflopping Amphibious Drone

Amphibious airplanes have been around for a long time – in fact, some of the earliest aircraft were designed to land on water because it was softer than crashing onto land. However, drones with a seagoing airframe are unheard of – or, at least, they were until Aeromao, Inc. announced the Aeromapper Talon Amphibious earlier this week. Aeromao is best ... Read More »

Uber Wants To Deliver Food With Drones By 2021

Uber, the billion-dollar startup best known for pioneering ride sharing and mistreating its workers, has more recently started expanding into a number of not-even-remotely car-related fields. In 2014, the company began its Uber Eats platform, a food delivery service that’s now available in 250 cities worldwide. In May of this year, Uber announced that it was planning to test the ... Read More »

DJI Launches New Version Of The Phantom 4 For Aerial Surveys

DJI is the most successful drone company in the world, and the Phantom 4 is their most popular drone. We’ve covered this product extensively in our articles here on the site, as well as its variants like the Phantom 4 Pro. But on October 15th, DJI released a new version of the Phantom 4 that will further cement its place ... Read More »

Drone Versus Airplane Wing: Watch What Happens

Any responsible drone enthusiast knows that flying a drone near an airplane is something you should never, ever do. Even if you live in one of the few countries where flying near an airport is still legal, doing so puts the lives of pilots and passengers in danger – and will almost certainly destroy your expensive drone, too. Even as ... Read More »