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DJI set to update its drones geofencing systems in Europe

DJI has just announced Geofencing 2.0 to airports and other sensitive facilities in 32 European countries. This is a result of recent drone scares at Gatwick, and Heathrow airports. This is no surprise as the upgraded system was deployed in the United States in October 2018 and DJI having geofencing technology since 2013. In July of 2017, a drone was ... Read More »

FAA Drone ID Marking Change Means New Rules for U.S Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to make strides in drone regulation laws in the United States. It has recently become a law that drones in the United States must have visible ID numbers on the outside. This new rule goes into effect on February 25, 2019, and will have drones sporting license plates of their own. All drones must ... Read More »

Artist Uses Drones to Light Up the Sky with Giant Shapes

Many artists have used drones to create colorful light shapes in the sky. Drone light shows have become popular recently sparking much interest among people. Russell Klimas was curious in seeing just what kind of fun shapes he could create. He took drawing shapes in the sky to the next level by creating fun and elaborate shapes such as Pikachu, ... Read More »

Drone Footage of Snow Storm Blanketing Vermont Town

The severe weather that brought a snow storm to St. Albans, Vermont a few days ago on January 20th was captured in breathtaking fashion. The storm covered the area for miles, creating a white blanket that shrouded Vermont. Thought it was difficult to drive, one drone user took to the skies to capture the storm and show a side that ... Read More »

DJI Facing Massive $150 M Fraud

SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd., who we all know as just DJI, is facing a massive fraudulent case at the moment. The drone manufacturing giant has reported a number of fraud cases from within the company. This was discovered during a routine internal probe done by DJI, who controls up to 70% of the consumer drone market. According to Bloomberg ... Read More »

Dronethusiast Roundup | The Best Drone Videos Of 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 videos and articles we love sharing around the office – only now, we’re sharing them with you. I think there’s no denying that drone video is ... Read More »

DJI Announces New Smart Controller For Mavic 2

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 »