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Some owners of DJI's Mini 2 drone have been reporting issues with the batteries – primarily a discharge problem if they're left in the charging hub or drone. While there isn't any inherent danger, the issue can be a costly one as users will need to replace Mini 2 Intelligent Flight batteries, which retail for $55 USD, more often. The following statement, promising a firmware update, was released
Storm chaser Brian Emfinger was shooting aerial footage of a tornado near Yazoo City, Mississippi when it moved towards him and his drone. While the footage is incredible, Emfinger says the storm “nearly got” him, and his drone was lost. Emfinger is a self-described extreme weather and storm chaser for as long as he can remember whose nterests include any form of severe or unusual wea
Incredible new footage, captured with an 8K Insta360 Pro 2 mounted to the bottom of a DJI drone, shows the Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano in Geldingadalur, Iceland as it continues to erupt. The immersive visuals were captured by Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, founder of Arctic Images, and drone pilot Arnar Þór Þórsson in collaboration with Perlan Museum, ‘which hosts a state-of-the-art 8K planetarium and oth
German drone maker Wingcopter has today introduced a new generation model, the Wingcopter 198. This all-electric tilt-rotor vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) fixed-wing drone is capable of delivering three packages to multiple locations during one flight.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: wingcopter, Delivery drones
The US Air Force is seeking upgrades to its fleet of MQ-9 Reaper drones as its mission shifts from anti-extremist operations to dealing with near-peer adversaries like Russia and China. Through the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office, the increased capabilities will be installed in both new Reapers and those already in service.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, Technolog
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Today marks the "effective date" that some pertinent Part 107 and Remote ID rules become active. Notably, this includes the Operations Over People rule. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first published their Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Remote ID) on December 29, 2020.Simply put, Remote ID is the concept that every dron
Sony has published a new video that shows the company’s testing methods for its impending Airpeak drone. In the video, the test shows the new drone stabilizing footage and maintaining position in 43.6 mile-per-hour winds (19.5m/s).Sony has been teasing small bits of new information about its Airpeak drone project since it was originally announced in November of 2020. The drone itself was fi
IntroductionArriving just one year after its predecessor, the Mavic Air 2, the Air 2S is DJI's newest mid-range consumer drone. The new model sheds the familiar Mavic branding in favor of a shorter naming scheme, following the lead of DJI's Mini 2 model, but receives some significant upgrades in return. Most notably, the Air 2S features a camera with a 1"-type sensor – something that was previous
It was just a year ago that DJI announced its compact-but-capable Mavic Air 2 quadcopter. Now, the company has shortened the name and doubled the image sensor size, with the 5.4K/30fps-capable Air 2S.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: DJI Innovations, Quadcopter, Camera drone is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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