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UAS for Search and Rescue

UAS for Search and Rescue

Looking through the Trees When an autistic 11-year-old on his bike went missing with his dad’s rifle this past August, Alaska State Troopers had a problem. They couldn’t activate their normal search-and-rescue protocols because a gun was involved; they didn’t want to take a chance of putting search crews in danger. They instead called the […]
Have DartGun, Will Travel!

Have DartGun, Will Travel!

South Africa’s Super Drone Advanced drones armed with double-barrel dart guns—that sounds like a scifi movie if ever I heard one. But it’s true—and not in a sinister way. In fact, such helpful drones could actually be coming to the United States very soon. The aptly named DartGun is the latest development from Haevic, a […]

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Composition Aerial Photography

Composition Aerial Photography

Taking photos from dizzying heights doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be interesting or effective. Once you’ve located yourself on a high altitude with a drone, aimlessly shooting will not guarantee you any visually pleasing results. In fact, the most common problem I’ve observed with amateur photographers is that, once they’ve made their drone airborne, […]
Intro to Thermal Imageing

Intro to Thermal Imageing

See the World in a Different Light   Equipping your drone with a thermal-imaging camera is exactly the same as mounting an ordinary visible-light camera, with one crucial difference: the wavelengths of the photons its sensor detects. Apart from that, everything else works exactly the same, even though you are seeing the world in a […]

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ImiTec’s Radiation-Mapping Drones

ImiTec’s Radiation-Mapping Drones

At 3:46 p.m. (local time) on March 11, 2011, a 14-meter, earthquake-triggered tsunami hit land in Japan. Unfortunately for the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, it struck the coastal nuclear-power station, Fukushima Daiichi, causing huge volumes of radiation to be released into the environment. The disaster was quickly compared in scale to that of the 1986 […]
Our top 25 Apps

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 to networking with other […]

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A Whale stuck in the middle of a Dolphin Pack

A Whale stuck in the middle of a Dolphin Pack

This is an absolute mesmerizing video of  a Whale in the middle of a Dolphin Pack.  The whale appears to be playing with the dolphins as they swim just off the coast of Western Australia. Jamien Hudson filmed this unusual encounter and posted it on line.
The Drone Cowboys

The Drone Cowboys

Recently, we got a chance to talk to Nick Swartzendruber, who owns a successful drone company out of California: Drone Cowboys. Nick is also a part-time drone instructor at Drone Universities, which helps new pilots prepare for the FAA 107 test. Nick tells us a little about his company and what it is like behind […]

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Getting Your First Pair of Drone Goggles

Getting Your First Pair of Drone Goggles

The Question:  I am getting ready to buy my first pair of drone goggles. What should I look for so that I don’t have to upgrade in the very near future? Answer: First-person-view (FPV) goggles enable drone enthusiasts to experience a first-person view in exciting new ways. When drone pilots, whether professional or hobbyist, are […]
Drone Racing Goes Mainstream

Drone Racing Goes Mainstream

“In three days, we probably did seven years’ worth of learning,” said Scot Refsland, the chairman of the Drone Sports Association (DSA) and the organizer of the U.S. National Drone Racing Championship. “From the perspective of some of the individual pilots, I understand that there was some real frustration, but as far as establishing drone […]
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