Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) can help locate missing senior citizens, assess damage after big storms and inspect crops, but drones can also pose safety risks if they collide with people. Rotor Shield LLC, an incubator firm affiliated with Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), has designed patent-pending technology to advance the safe, […]

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IDRA and ESPN Announce Drone Racing International Media Distribution Partnership

IDRA and ESPN Announce Drone Racing International Media Distribution Partnership

Los Angeles, CA (April 13, 2016) –The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA), the leading global organization in first-person-view drone racing, announced today it has signed a multi-year, international media distribution deal with ESPN, bringing the new sport of drone racing to the worldwide leader in sports. Drone racing is currently seeing an unprecedented rise in […]

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DJI Releases a Teaser Video in Anticipation of the March 1st Product Announcement

DJI Releases a Teaser Video in Anticipation of the March 1st Product Announcement

This teaser video released by DJI offers a few hints about their March 1st product announcement. For a few weeks since DJI announced this event, the internet has been abuzz with speculations about the next DJI drone, its possible features, and even leaked images. The video title – Return to Your Senses, and a few […]

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Can Your Child be Fined by the FAA for Flying Unregistered Barbie Drone?

Can Your Child be Fined by the FAA for Flying Unregistered Barbie Drone?

While we may have to wait a while before seeing a headline like this on the news, this recently introduced futuristic Barbie Star Light Adventure R/C hoverboard Drone and the FAAs drone registration requirement may one day easily lead to a similar situation. This cool Barbie accessory is supposed to hit the store shelves this fall […]

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This Terrifying Drone Video Brings You to a Desolate War Zone in Homs, Syria

This Terrifying Drone Video Brings You to a Desolate War Zone in Homs, Syria

This bone chilling video is a very sad and powerful reminder of the insane scale of destruction brought upon this city by the Syrian war. While the regular ground photography does a great job of reporting war zone stories, the drone technology provides a shocking view of the vastness of destruction in this city once […]

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5 Tips for Flying Your Drone in Winter

5 Tips for Flying Your Drone in Winter

Limited battery life, brittle materials (prop plastic, arms), difficulty to “keep the controls smooth” with fingers frozen to the bone, and setting correct camera exposure and white balance – all these challenges make flying drones in cold winter temperatures an entirely different sport. Follow these five easy tips and you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous snowy landscape […]

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