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  • Skyports and Joby partner to develop Living Lab vertiport

    Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY) and Skyports Infrastructure today announced they are developing a Living Lab passenger terminal that will enable the two companies to test a variety of technologies and procedures that will help define how passengers experience vertical flight in the future. “Our all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is set to revolutionize the

  • Spear unveils the VIPER – the first encapsulated and launchable hovering loitering munition

    SpearUAV – developer of autonomous, AI-based technology for encapsulated UAS – is unveiling the world-first Viper encapsulated and launchable hovering precision attack drone, empowering tactical forces with an immediate, precise and autonomous aerial loitering munition (ALM) capability against BLOS targets. Enhancing force protection, the hovering capability of the Viper enables aerial observation of targets -including

  • Paladin launches EXT—an LTE module that integrates with DJI M300/M30 for effective BVLOS & DFR applications

    Houston TX, 6 October 2021—Following the success of Knighthawk and Watchtower, Paladin is extending LTE capabilities to DJI in an effort to help departments start drone-as-a-first-responder (DFR) programs quicker and more effectively. Paladin founder Divy Shrivastava spent most of his childhood in a town 25 min north of Columbus, Ohio. In 2016, just as he

  • The first Slovak drone conference DRONTEX 2022 is just around the corner!

    The first annual professional conference on drones and their use in industry and services DRONTEX2022 will be held on 20 October 2022 in Piešťany, Slovak Republic. This international event offers aninteresting programme, speeches of experts on unmanned aerial technologies, and case studies ondrone usage in agriculture, cartography, or energy. Conference Details Name: DRONTEX 2022 When: 20

  • Epirus, General Dynamics Land Systems Unveil Integrated Counter-Electronics System Stryker Leonidas

    Epirus, a high-growth technology company developing directed energy systems that enable unprecedented counter-electronics effects and General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), a global leader in providing innovative, high technology and next-generation ground combat solutions to customers around the world announced today the introduction of Stryker Leonidas. After signing a strategic teaming agreement in October 2021, the companies

      • New module aims to allow unlimited range for some DJI drones over cellular network

        Want unlimited range for your drone? As long as you have a connection to the cellular network, you can have it — with the right equipment. And for that, you might consider Paladin’s new EXT device, an LTE module that allows you to fly with unlimited range using the cellular network. That’s set to be The post New module aims to allow unlimited range for some DJI drones over cellular network appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Intermountain drone deliveries finally arrive in Utah

        Remember the Intermountain drone deliveries that drone delivery giant Zipline promised us last year? Just about a year later, and we finally have our first set of medical deliveries happening via drone in the Salt Lake City area. Back in November 2021, Zipline announced plans to deliver prescriptions and other healthcare products to people’s homes The post Intermountain drone deliveries finally arrive in Utah appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • DJI Motion Controller not charging? Try this $2 trick

        It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the new DJI Avata drone, designed for first person view FPV flying. And while it’s mostly of superior quality to drones from pretty much any other manufacturer, I did run into one annoying problem with a piece of hardware, leading to the DJI Motion Controller not The post DJI Motion Controller not charging? Try this $2 trick appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise brings survey, thermal tools to ultra-compact drone

        Not long after DJI released its Mavic 2 drone, the company introduced a few enterprise versions of the drone. So it’s not surprising that the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise is now available — bringing features designed for some high-level commercial applications. The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise essentially takes the shell and many of the internal The post DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise brings survey, thermal tools to ultra-compact drone appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Take a photo tour of the epic new Shenzhen DJI headquarters

        It’s been in the works for many years, but the Shenzhen DJI headquarters have finally opened. DJI calls it DJI Sky City. The headquarters were formally announced back in 2018 (I previewed it back then!), though it had been in the works for even longer than that. DJI says six years. Prior to the new The post Take a photo tour of the epic new Shenzhen DJI headquarters appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Bonus: AskDroneU announcement: New PROPS public safety podcast launch – Interview with John Wakey, host of our new public safety podcast.

        Today's show is an exclusive one as we are joined by John Wakey, host of our new podcast under the PROPS platform, the new PROPS public safety podcasts. John has been working a few years with Drone U on developing our public safety programs and public safety courses under the PROPS platform and will now host the all new public safety podcasts. We talk to John about his illustrious career as a firefighter spanning over 2 decades and his experience with robotics and drones in the public safety domain. We go over key aspects of John's career, how he got into firefighting and how and why John curated the public safety programs under PROPS. John shares his experience of common roadblocks faced by public safety team, how public safety team can focus their attention on priorities during rescue missions with drones and the impact of drones in the public safety domain. John talks about lives saved by drones and how public safety teams that utilize drones are better equipped to save lives and have improved their quality of service with technology and data. Tune in to learn more about all these exciting stories and hear it first hand from John. Listen to our new podcasts and ask a question to John. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Timestamps [00:40] What is the PROPS program? [01:35] How did John get into fire fighting? [02:38] Learn about fire-fighting courses and tools being released under the PROPS program [03:55] What's unique with public safety programs curated by John and released via the PROPS program? [09:00] Barriers that most public safety teams face in their operations as they start operations with drones and things to avoid while getting started [11:33] New public safety podcast - What will be covered in the new public safety podcasts under PROPS? [16:10] How are different public safety operations dynamic and diverse and how to ensure focus on missions? [17:30] John talks about lives saved by drones and how public safety team that utilize drones are better equipped to save lives [22:03] How drones are improving the quality of public safety operations [25:19] John talks about his aspiration for public safety program impact [28:30] How could drones have helped public safety teams during events such as the September 11 attacks

      • ADU 01277: Do I NEED to pay someone $200/mo (or MORE) to have good SEO?

        Is it worth the investment when agencies offer to provide SEO services? Is SEO something that a business owner can accomplish by themselves? Today's episode is brought to you by PROPS programs. Props is Drone U's exclusive offering to give organizations the ability to distribute UAV training to pilots effectively and efficiently. PROPS allows the leader of a drone program, to assign the appropriate courses according to your program's needs and timeframes. And perhaps more importantly, it allows you as the program leader to monitor the progress of each pilot within one convenient platform. Our PROPS program has a special course on host of domains including mapping, publics safety and exclusive Dont Crash courses. Today's question is from Justin, who is frequently being approached by SEO agencies on services being offered to perform SEO activities for him at charges as high as $200 per month (or must we say low compared to the quotes offered to Drone U). Justin would like to know if its worth the investment or should Justin look around to build his own SEO? Thanks for the question Justin. A very relevant and important question for business owners whether to enable efforts in-house or take support from agencies? Should a business owner choose either path, how would they determine the success of the efforts to substantiate the investment or the time it takes to put in the efforts. We address the question by first answering what SEO means for business owners and the benefits of SEO for business. We look at the various platforms that is available for business owners to channel their advertising and ways by which effective SEO could be made possible. Next we delve into specifics of how owners can invest their time in SEO efforts and how they can replicate what the agencies usually offer to business. We also talk about how owners can measure success and precautions to keep in mind while working on SEO. Lastly we also discuss if its worth the time for the effort and how drone business owners can lose focus on their core passion and business and ways by which owners can build a strong SEO team. Tune in today to learn more about how drone business owners can successfully manage their SEO efforts while continuing to stay on track of their passion. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [01:20] Today's show is about SEO efforts and investment for your business [02:24] Learn more about our PROPS program [04:03] Today's question is from Justin about how to best utilize SEO for growing business as part of advertising campaign [06:30] What platforms should business utilize for advertising [08:14] What is SEO and should you pay for services from agencies? [10:33] How can business owners plan their efforts for optimizing for SEO efforts? [12:30] How can one replicate the effort that agencies offer? What things should be considered when planning your efforts? [17:35] What precautions should one take if they partner with freelancers or other agencies? [21:03] Should a drone business owner deploy efforts on SEO and how to determine your passion and delegating the work to other professionals

      • ADU 01278: Is it reasonable to tell clients that deliverables will be stored only for a short period of time?

        When providing deliverables to clients, how long should the deliverables be stored for? What are the costs involved with storing content? In today's episode we discuss a topic that most pilot seems to discount for in their service offering and that's about storing deliverables for clients? Most pilots today provide their final deliverables to their clients via cloud storage to allow a client to download them. Today's hi-res deliverables could run into GBs of data and this means valuable cloud storage space. So how long should pilots save them for a client who may be busy and forget to download the deliverable? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U courses. Over many years on developing comprehensive training content for developing skilled pilots, Drone U has developed over 40+ courses over diverse applications and domains. Access them all through single Drone U membership. Visit our Drone U course page for more details on available courses.   Learn More about our Membership Price Increase... and how you can avail the old rate by signing up before October 1. Not only will you save on membership costs, month on month, but also stand to get access to 2 bonus courses - Kara's course and Paul's sales course, both valued together at $1197. Click here to avail this offer before time runs out. Today's question is from John, who wants to know how long he can keep the deliverables for his client in his cloud storage and if there is an ideal timeline to allow clients to download deliverables. Should John also specify this in his contracts? Thank you for the wonderful question John. This is one that we havent addressed in our podcasts and a very relevant one for pilots as costs of cloud storage continue to remain high. We address John's question, with Paul sharing his experience of working with a client who would forget or download deliverables and how Paul had to address frequent requests from the client post the deliverable delete from storage. Next we discuss how long pilots should keep client deliverable on them and what constitutes a fair time for deliverable storage along with discussing if pilots should be mentioning storage clauses in contracts and looking at the possibility to charge clients for storage. We also discuss how pilots can structure their conversation on the storage topic and how pilots can be better prepared to elaborate on deliverable storage and their expenses involved. Tune in today to learn more about effective storage of deliverables and how you can improve your client experience on receiving final deliverables. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [02:45] Today's show is brought to you by Drone U Don't Crash Course and new classes by Drone U [04:16] 2 classes that are being offered for free for members signing up before October 1 - Kara's class and Paul's sales class [6:18] Today's question on how long should clients have access to final project deliverables. [7:15] Paul shares his experience working with storing data [9:43] Should pilots mention a time period to allow clients to download data? [11:18] Will pilots put off their clients by stating the system for da...

      • ADU 01275: Can I use LiDAR / RTK to an Inspire 2?

        Is it advisable to use LiDAR on an I2? What are the challenges and is it viable? In today's short episode we discuss if an LiDAR/RTK can be added on to an Inspire 2 and if there are benefits to doing so? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U courses. Over many years on developing comprehensive training content for developing skilled pilots, Drone U has developed over 40+ courses over diverse applications and domains. Access them all through single Drone U membership. Visit our Drone U course page for more details on available courses. Today's question is from Steve, who would like to know if it's feasible to add LiDAR to an I2 to generate mapping deliverables. Thanks for the question Steve. In this short episode we quickly answer the question if LiDAR / RTK can be added on to an I2 for generating Mapping deliverables and if it is a viable option for pilots. We address first, the potential value addition to the drone deliverable that a unit can add to the I2 and if such a value addition is truly required for mapping deliverables. We then discuss potential challenges that pilots can face by such an addition and the most notable issue of additional weight on the drone and its implications. Alternatively, we discuss options for drone pilots to explore to ensure similar accuracy in deliverables but without compromising flight times. Tune in today to learn more about the viability of adding such an add-on to your I2 and understand the benefits and trade-offs involved. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [2:39] Today's question - Can I use LiDAR / RTK to an Inspire 2 [3:50] Does adding a unit add value to the Inspire 2? [5:21] LIDAR capabilities and can the Inspire 2 utilize one? What implications does adding units cause to the I2? [8:08] Adding GCPs and improving accuracy for a 3D model

      • ADU 01276: Do you think my young age will hurt me while seeking drone projects?

        Does age play a role to achieve success in drone business? Is there an inherent bias involved? In today's episode we discuss if age plays a role to seek business in the drone industry? Are older people considered to be mature operators in the industry? Today's episode is brought to you by LUCID drones. Today's cleaning and maintenance industry are seeing a spurt in use of drone technology. The Lucid C1 cleaning drone was engineered with safety and efficiency in mind. Designed to clean exterior surfaces without the need for putting workers in dangerous situations. Our PROPS program has a special course on the use and application of LUCID drones. Tune in to our special podcast on LUCID. Today's question is from Shea, who would like to know if age plays a role in achieving success in the drone industry. Thanks for the question Shea. In today's episode we address if age plays a role in a client's decision to choose a drone service provider. We answer common questions on the common perceptions in the industry, discussing about what most people feel about young pilot's ability to handle challenging projects. We also discuss about how young pilots can address any bias and develop and grow the business. Tune in today to learn more about the state of the industry and how one can prepare for tough questions from clients. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [01:15] Today's show is brought to you by LUCID drones [03:20] Today's question - Does age play a role in a client's decision to choose a drone provider? [4:41] The perception on younger people being competent with technology [5:15] One con when working with younger people [6:15] How people feel about younger generation and their abilities [9:40] How can young people develop and grow their business [11:58] Two things that people can channel their actions towards, to progress towards business success [15:05] How people can prepare for tough questions from clients

        • Drones at INTERGEO October 2022: GIS, Mapping, Solutions, Regulations and More

          If you don’t have your tickets to INTERGEO 2022, October 18 – 20 in Essen, Germany or online, it’s time to reserve your spot.  Use the code IG22-Life and get free access to the INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS part of the show! INTERGEO has been a huge event for the GIS and mapping industry for more than The post Drones at INTERGEO October 2022: GIS, Mapping, Solutions, Regulations and More appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • DroneShield Scores $1.8 Million Contract with DoD for Handheld Counter Drone Tech: DroneGun MKIII

          DroneShield Receives $1.8M Contract from U.S. Department of Defense DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Anti-drone system solutions provider DroneShield has announced its receipt of an $1.8 million contract from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) for its DroneGun MKIII handheld counter-drone system. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · DroneShield – Scores – The post DroneShield Scores $1.8 Million Contract with DoD for Handheld Counter Drone Tech: DroneGun MKIII appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • LTE for DJI Drones: Paladin’s EXT C2 Link Extends the Range for DJI’s Matrice Lineup [VIDEO]

          Paladin Launches EXT LTE Module with DJI Integration by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, software and drone manufacturer Paladin Drones launched Paladin EXT, an LTE module that integrates with DJI technology in order to assist departments in establishing drone-as-a-first-responder (DFR) programs more quickly and effectively. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · LTE The post LTE for DJI Drones: Paladin’s EXT C2 Link Extends the Range for DJI’s Matrice Lineup [VIDEO] appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Drones and Digital Twins: Is Digitization Driving Drone Industry Scale?

          Digitization is Driving the Drone Market in Enterprise: The Evolution of 3D Models and Digital Twins “Scale” is a word of the month in the drone industry.  While large industry and Fortune 500 companies have been using drones to gather data for years now, a combination of regulatory gray areas, complex workflows, and the lack The post Drones and Digital Twins: Is Digitization Driving Drone Industry Scale? appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Nominations Now Open for Women and Drones Global Awards!

          Nominations Open for Sixth Annual Women and Drones Global Awards by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Women and Drones has announced the launch of its sixth annual Global Awards, recognizing the women and companies that are driving change and advancing female participation in the uncrewed aviation industry. Today, the program began accepting nominations for the The post Nominations Now Open for Women and Drones Global Awards! appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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