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Most of the time drone pilots steer using video game-style controllers, or just virtual thumbpads and buttons on a phone screen. But helicopters and planes are steered by joystick-like controllers, so why aren't drones? Fluidity Technologies is working on just such a controller, with the FT Aviator now on Kickstarter... Continue Reading Former NASA astronaut debuts joystick drone controlle
Chinese lens manufacturer 7Artisans has introduced a new 35mm F5.6 E-mount lens designed specifically for drone photography.The unusual-looking lens features an E-mount for full-frame Sony cameras and weighs just 49 grams. Its optical construction is specifically designed to reduce perspective distortion and minimize any vignetting around the edge of the image frame.7Artisans also notes that the
Of all the potential uses for drones, using them to deliver life-saving medicines in developing countries is not only one of the most promising, it is also one of the most well progressed. The government of Vanuatu is now set to see what all the buzz about, announcing plans to trial vaccine-carrying drones before the year is out... Continue Reading Vanuatu to trial drone delivery of vaccin
Since the 2010 launch of the Parrot AR.Drone, consumer interest in drones has skyrocketed. DJI’s ubiquitous Phantom, originally released in 2013, has spawned multiple iterations and the company has further developed product lines like the Spark and Mavic to fill various niches and price points.The drone has become another tool in the storytelling arsenal with its ability to capture incredibly hig
DJI has unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise, a modular version of its Mavic 2 Zoom drone designed specifically for businesses, governments, educators and other professionals.At its core, The Mavic 2 Enterprise is effectively a Mavic 2 Zoom drone with a few tricks up its sleeve. It has the same 4K video capabilities, 2x optical zoom and 3x digital zoom, and 31-minute flight time. But in addition to th
Over the last 5 years, drones have consumed every part of my life. From using aerial systems to carry cameras as a service provider with Drone Dudes, to selling drones with Dronefly, or designing and making drones in China with Yuneec, I’ve been involved in all aspects of the drone industry.The last 3 of those years have dealt heavily in FPV racing, building, and tinkering. One day I got the idea
At just US$369, the upcoming Hubsan Zino offers a spec sheet that gives DJI's Mavic Air a run for its money at less than half the price. The Zino rocks a 4K, 30 FPS, gimbal-stabilized wide-angle camera, and its automated features include a visual track and follow mode... Continue Reading Hubsan announces red-hot pricing on its upcoming Zino folding 4K camera drone Category: Drones Tags:
DJI has challenged a recently published video that demonstrates a small drone smashing into an airplane wing. The test collision was conducted in a simulated environment by researchers with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) to assess the potential damage such an in-air crash may cause. DJI has accused the test of being "unbalanced, agenda-driven research."In a letter sent to UDRI
Ordinarily, after they've finished flying in a grid pattern over a given area, fixed-wing mapping drones either just perform a traditional landing on the ground, or they parachute down to it. However, what if they're being used over the water? Well, that's where Aeromao's new Aeromapper Talon Amphibious drone comes in... Continue Reading Amphibious drone performs belly landings on the wate
the film leads an initiative to supply drones to game reserves and help them win the war against poaching. The post ‘a guardian’ film shows how drone technology can save animal lives in africa appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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