Just as its name implies, the SnotBot drone deals with a pretty disgusting thing: specifically, whale snot. Before you get grossed out and move on, it’s worth hearing how the Ocean Alliance uses the mucous collected by SnotBot to gather whale genetic information and monitor health and wellness. In this video, the Roswell Flight Crew […]
A commercial drone for many applications. The new Yuneec H520 is designed for professionals who are looking to incorporate drones into their business. Built on Yuneec’s proven six-rotor platform, the H520 incorporates the proven six-rotor platform. Yuneec offers three cameras that can be swapped out while the H520 is on, so it is a bit […]
Rogue aircraft, beware! This new flier uses radar, an autonomous flight system, and a NET GUN to detect, identify, and TOW AWAY unwanted drones within a geo-fenced perimeter! (Sounds a little like Spiderman, no?) Check out the press release below and this cool video of DroneHunter in action: Fortem Technologies, Inc., announced today the release […]
For the XXIII Winter Olympics the International Olympic Committee partnered with Intel to create amazing light shows, action footage and behind-the-scenes videos. Fitted with cinema-grade cameras, the rugged Intel Falcon 8+ drones were a great choice as they had to perform in heavy winds and harsh conditions like in PyeongChang. And fans from around the […]
For over 40 years, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, (the world’s largest model aviation association), has offered its membership liability insurance for recreational flying of model aircraft. Recently, the AMA announced that it is now officially serving the commercial drone community and pilots by offering commercial drone insurance benefits for those who fly for business. […]
All drones have to take off and land, so what is sitting under them will make a difference in the long run. Senior Editor, John Reid, talks about what you should know and have at your takeoff and landing locations.
A new study has confirmed the accuracy and reliability of drones for wildlife monitoring. The use of drones has become an important component of spotting, tracking and counting wildlife. The technology has been used to track elephants, seals and other mammals. Ecologists with the Fish and Wildlife Service have even used drones to deliver vaccine-laced […]
Can a drone outrun a Tesla from a full stop? The Rotor Riot team is about to find out with a drag race. But not just any drag race… The pilots will be flying from INSIDE the Tesla as it launches from zero to 60 in less than 3 seconds.
You’re Hired! We are often asked, “How can I make money flying a drone?” While there are many different ways to cash in using your aircraft, one that is available to new pilots in almost every city is real-estate photography/videography. Because getting started can be a challenge, we asked our good friend Joe McBride, owner […]