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  • GA-ASI continues focus on Canada

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft, announced today that they have opened a new office near Confederation Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In a related move, GA-ASI is proud to announce it has appointed Michel Lalumiere as its International Strategic Development director for Canada. Lalumiere will be based

  • The DJI P1 and S1 FPV Chipset – It’s Not All That

    With all the talk on what chipset is Fat Shark and Walksnail using in the new Avatar / Dominator FPV Goggles and system today, I have been talking with and collating a lot of the information from some of the fantastic guys who are really digging into the DJI system. To try and demystify things

  • Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project

    Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter’s UAM

  • Capella Advances Gold-Copper Targeting at the Katajavaara-Aakenus Project, Central Lapland

    Capella Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: CMIL) (OTCQB: CMILF) (FRA:N7D2) (the “Company” or “Capella”) is pleased to report that it has completed a 4,000-line km high-resolution drone magnetic survey over the Katajavaara-Aakenus project in northern Finland. Interpretation of the data derived from this survey is well underway, with the Company’s focus being the evaluation of potential extensions to Outokumpu

  • Teledyne FLIR Releases Boson+ Longwave Infrared Thermal Camera Module with Industry-Leading Sensitivity of 20 mK or Less

    Enhanced LWIR thermal performance with size, weight, and power (SWaP) leadership provides low-risk development for unmanned platforms, security applications, handhelds, wearables, and thermal sights Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today announced the Boson+ with thermal sensitivity of 20 millikelvin (mK) or less, making it the most sensitive longwave infrared (LWIR) camera in the

      • How image annotation services can improve computer vision in AI drones

        The following guest post about image annotation services for AI drones was written by Melanie Johnson, a AI and Computer Vision enthusiast who is passionate about innovation and AI-powered solutions. The use of AI in drone technology is a must-have to automate and scale a vast amount of applications, including mapping of agricultural land or The post How image annotation services can improve computer vision in AI drones appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Malta grants its first European Drone Operator License

        With its rugged coastline framed with indented harbors and bays, as well as sandy beaches and rocky coves, Malta is among the best places to be a drone photographer. But the tiny country in the central Mediterranean is set to become a promising outpost for commercial drone operations. Transport Malta, which is the authority for The post Malta grants its first European Drone Operator License appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Autel Evo Lite+ review: the best non-DJI camera drone you can buy

        Given its massive market share DJI dominates the conversations when it comes to consumer drones. And it has certainly dominated the conversation this month on this very website, given the launch o the much-anticipated DJI Mini 3 Pro. But there’s another drone company that is able to stand up quite strong to DJI’s consumer line The post Autel Evo Lite+ review: the best non-DJI camera drone you can buy appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Jersey Mike’s kicks off drone delivery to residents of one lucky American city

        Jersey Mike’s has always been an ambitious company, and now the iconic sandwich chain is tackling another ambition: drone delivery. The New Jersey-based sandwich chain announced today that it would be launching drone deliveries, shipping sandwiches to select residents of Holly Springs, North Carolina. The drone deliveries are being conducted by Flytrex and Causey Aviation The post Jersey Mike’s kicks off drone delivery to residents of one lucky American city appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S: which is better?

        The DJI Mini 3 Pro launched this week to much fanfare. It offers not just the most-desired specs, including sub-250 gram takeoff weight, 4K/60fps video, tri-directional obstacle sensing and 34 minutes of flight time — but it offers all that for a reasonably low price point of just $759 (or $669 if you forego the The post DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S: which is better? appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • ADU 01259: What do we know about the soon to be launched Inspire 3?

        What do we know of the Inspire 3 launch? What spec and features can we expect? Today's question is from Marshall who has 2 questions for us - He would like to know what we know about the Inspire 3 and why we are moving our HQ to Colorado. We start of today's episode by answering Marshall's question on our move, from New Mexico to Colorado, and highlight our rationale to do so. We discuss what we intend to have and how these will help future drone pilots taking Drone U courses. We also highlight how the drone industry is poised for growth and how we wanted to be at the centre of it. Tune in to hear more details on our move, the search for a suitable home and all that Drone U has planned for the future. We then delve into Inspire 3 launch rumours and how these have peaked in recent times with DJI launching a slew of drones in the recent past and the need for pushing new features and technology advancement in the market. We talk of expected features such as specifications, camera features, new technology and also cover the set of new accessories to hit the drone market along with the Inspire 3. We also discuss possible price points and how DJI's product portfolio provide options for drone pilots and if there are any opportunities for American manufacturers to fill any gaps left by DJI. Tune in to learn more about our move and DJI's market strategy. 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: [12:19] - Today's question on Inspire 3 and what we know about it [13:00] - Is Drone U moving to Colorado? [14:00] - Drone U's move to Colorado - Why the move, What can you expect from our move and future plans at the new location [22:55] - Latest news on Inspire 3 launch - specs and camera options, resolutions, features [25:55] - Inspire 3 accessories [30:41] - can American manufacturers fill the gaps that DJI has left wide open

      • ADU 01258: How should pilots react to Washington state’s law requiring registration of drones?

        Washington State announces legislation on certified pilots having to register their drone with the state? Is it legal? How should pilots react? Today's question is from Laska, about Washinton State's new legislation requiring certified part 107 drone pilots to register drones with the state. She would like to know how to deal with this legislation and what pilots should make of it. Today's podcast directly addresses the frequent state vs federal legislation situation that pilots have faced ever so often. Is Washington state's legislation on drone registration relevant for drone pilots considering all of drone regulation is covered federally through the FAA? We address common questions around this topic - should pilots expect other states to follow Washington state in this new legislation? Should state attempt to generate revenue from such legislation ? possible reaction from drone advocacy groups, and how we as drone pilots can stay up-to-date on drone laws using Drone U's drone advocacy kit. Stay updated on drone laws. Being a well informed drone pilot can help you address challenging legalities that you may come across during drone flights. Tune in to learn more. 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: [2:57] - Today's question on Washington state's legislation on certified pilots having to register their drone with the state [4:30] - Is this a trend that pilots can expect from other states? [5:12] - How do states attempt to generate revenue from drone registration and what the federal laws state? [12:18] - How do different drone advocacy react to Washington state's action

      • ADU 01257: Where can I find Inspire 1 batteries?

        Where can I find Inspire 1 batteries and how can I assess their performance? Today's question is from Jonathan, who has recently purchased a used Inspire 1 along with accessories and batteries but is finding the batteries being unable to hold their charge during flights and would like to know where one can find Inspire 1 batteries and how one can assess them. We first answer Jonathan's question if the Inspire 1 batteries he possesses have any life left in them. We then talk where he can find Inspire 1 batteries and if 9 marketplaces like Amazon and Ebay are worth utilizing for purchasing an Inspire 1 battery. We delve into 2 important aspects of drone batteries that pilots need to know about and share the hack of rental services that allow pilots to rent batteries prior to purchasing them thereby allowing pilots to validate and check a battery before spending $$ on them. Watch this short and quick podcast covering important aspects of drone batteries that will help you avoid the anxiety of purchasing batteries for legacy drones like the Inspire 1. 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: [1:20] - Today's question on the Inspire 1 battery issues [2:23] - Assessing a battery's performance based on voltage reading [2:53] - Inspire 1 batteries on Amazon/Ebay - are they of value? [3:25] - 2 things to know about used batteries [4:17] - Renting batteries before purchasing pre-owned batteries

      • ADU 01256: How did we put the Isotopes’ Cinewhoop shoot together?

        What are the best practices to put together Isotopes' Cinewhoop shots? How can pilots plan such shots? Today's question is from Tom, who wants to know how pilots can put together Cinewhoop shots and what goes into planning and execution of such shots. We are fortunate to have performed a Cinewhoop production video for a local baseball club Isoptoes and happy to answer Tom's question today straight from our hands-on experience of performing a shoot. We start our response by highlighting GoPro's latest camera with superior stabilization than its predecessor models and how it has been designed for Cinewhoop videos. We then delve directly into Tom's question by first talking about what cinewhoop entails and the legalities around such shots. We discuss how pilots need to plan flight plans and equipment for a perfect shot and this is critical in the overall success for a production shot. We then delve into specifics of how Paul landed a Cinewhoop project for Isoptopes, a local baseball club, and how he went about planning and executing the production. We discuss important aspects of shooting such videos including parameters like flying through people, legalities and regulations and working with FAA, planning takes and flying practice and discussing aspects for a successful flight. We also discuss how Drone U through its experience of working directly with manufacturers are planning on rolling out training videos for effective training of pilots. Stay tuned for our upcoming class on Cinewhoop and access the LUCID Props platform for using Lucid Drones. Stay tuned till the very end of the podcast for the final production of the Cinewhoop video or watch it on Instagram and this is an episode you don't want to miss. 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: [0:56] - GoPro launch of new camera for Cinewhoop FPV drone [7:59] - Today's question on cinewhoop and legalities on performing such shots [9:28] - Planning and Practicing your shot and equipment [14:33] - Drone U's work with LUCID technologies [16:40] - Cinewhoop videos - planning paths, shots and execution [26:08] - Flying and taking shots besides people [30:13] - Important factors for conducting a smooth and successful flight [37:49] - Upcoming Drone U class on Cinewhoop videos [38:49] - FAA regulations for conducting shoots [43:39] - Cinewhoop video footage

      • BONUS: Drone Life News 025 – Approved Drone Manufacturer list updates, Latest tech in Drone World and F1 racing in the sky?

        New Updates to drone manufacturer list, Iris automation new ground base system, BlackSwift technologies ground water density measurement system, will we have F1 races in the sky? In our latest episode of the Drone Life News show, we cover all the latest news in the drone industry and bring you the hottest updates from regulations to new drone tech to air mobility. In our first news segment of the drone life news, we discuss all the latest news in the approved manufacturer list starting with Florida's approved manufacturer list and the confusion the list has caused along with discussing the results of an agency survey on manufacturers they use and the problems that the agencies would face with the new list. In our next segment we discuss all about Iris Automation announcement of its ground-based detect and avoid (DAA) surveillance solution, Casia G, that will be made commercially available. We discuss how the Casia G utilizing the same AI and computer vision technology as other Iris Automation’s onboard solutions, will offer full optical 360° degree field of view to detect, alert and enable operators to avoid both co-operative and non-cooperative aircraft for safe beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight. In our next segment, we discuss Lexie Janson, social media personality and FPV drone pilot, will take part in the first first-person view (FPV) drone races, and will train to race flying cars – first as unmanned vehicles, and later as a pilot aboard the aircraft itself. Janson recently joined Australia-based Airspeeder EXA Series, the world’s first racing league for electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles, otherwise known as flying cars. In our last segment we discuss about Colorado-based Black Swift Technologies who initiated the commercial launch of an un-crewed aircraft system (UAS) equipped with a novel soil moisture sensor that will change the game for water management in agriculture and emergency response and what these applications mean to the drone world. Catch up on all the latest drone news and developments and stay updated on all the latest news. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Enjoy! 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 [1:02] - Latest news on approved drone manufacturer list for drone programs [6:40] - Iris automation's new ground base sense and avoid system [10:58] - F1 racing in the sky? FPV pilot Lexi Jenson recruited for air speeder races [14:05] - Blackswift technologies and solutions to m easuring water density from the ground

        • Commercial UAV Expo 2022 Program – Vegas Show is Back, and Bigger than Ever

          Commercial UAV Expo is a can’t miss event for the industry – the opportunity to meet, greet, and do business with the biggest players inthe industry, in your business vertical.  Check out the topics below, and make your plans.  Commercial UAV Expo offers education and business development – and in Vegas, with plenty to do The post Commercial UAV Expo 2022 Program – Vegas Show is Back, and Bigger than Ever appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Watts Innovations Drones for Film, Delivery, Inspection and More: US-Based Startup’s “Engineering Mindset” Pays Off [DL Exclusive]

          Watts Innovations Drones: Small start-up company produces UAVs for film, other industries. By DRONELIFE Feature Editor Jim Magill When Bobby Watts launched Watts Innovations six years ago, he could only imagine that his company, which once offered custom engineering solutions for everyday people, including custom-built toothbrushes and toilet seats, would one day specialize in the The post Watts Innovations Drones for Film, Delivery, Inspection and More: US-Based Startup’s “Engineering Mindset” Pays Off [DL Exclusive] appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Vertical Flight on Dawn of Drones This Week! eVTOL Insights and Vertical Flight Society

          Don’t miss a deep discussion of vertical flight on Dawn of Drones this week, May 18 at 11:00 am EST.  Dawn hosts two expert guests: Mike Hirschberg of Vertical Flight Society and Jason Pritchard, Editor of eVTOL Insights.  Stream below: This week Dawn hosts special guests Jason Pritchard, Editor eVTOL Insights and Mike Hirschberg, Director The post Vertical Flight on Dawn of Drones This Week! eVTOL Insights and Vertical Flight Society appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Aloft Geo Portal Brings FAA Drone Regulations and Local Rules Together for Operators

          Aloft Launches Geospatial Management Tools for Drone Data Network by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, drone airspace systems and UTM technologies leader Aloft Technologies released the Aloft Geo Portal, a free tool that brings together FAA airspace rules and local ground rules for drone operations nationwide. Continue reading or listen below: DroneLife · The post Aloft Geo Portal Brings FAA Drone Regulations and Local Rules Together for Operators appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • American Robotics Parent Company Ondas Holdings Announces First Quarter Earnings

          American Robotics Parent Company Ondas Holdings Announces First Quarter Earnings Ondas Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, Ondas Networks and American Robotics (“AR”), is a provider of private wireless, drone, and automated data solutions. The company announced its first quarter results on May 11, 2022. Continue reading, or listen below: DroneLife · American – Robotics – The post American Robotics Parent Company Ondas Holdings Announces First Quarter Earnings appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • THE SECRET CLUB of Long Range Fpv – [ HOW TO JOIN US ] 🛸

          What you need to fly long range fpv… Get started easier now! Rekon 7 Long Range Fpv Drone ( HD Version ) : https://bit.ly/3CjHLfG Rekon 7 Long Range Fpv Drone ( Analog ) : https://bit.ly/3tKiQyy Save 8% off your order : BGDavis2021 Li-Ion 4SP 7000mah Battery : https://bit.ly/3etno4s 6S 3000mah Lio Battery : https://bit.ly/2ZQCJW6 Justin’s The post THE SECRET CLUB of Long Range Fpv – [ HOW TO JOIN US ] 🛸 appeared first on Drone Magazine.

        • SMALLEST DRONE you could put a Camera on… [ Spy Drone! ] 🛸⚠️

          You could spy on your neighbor with this!!! But hey… We just want to fly! Forget the haters! This is fun!!! ✈️Buy a Flywoo Firefly 1S Nano Baby Drone here : https://bit.ly/3AhAGM1 Save 8% off your order with code : BGDavis2021 ✈️Firefly Nano Baby Frame Kit here $10 : https://bit.ly/3zfnXYU 🔋Recommended 1S Battery 🔋 here The post SMALLEST DRONE you could put a Camera on… [ Spy Drone! ] 🛸⚠️ appeared first on Drone Magazine.

        • RC Airplane Fpv for Beginners : [ Learn how we do it. ] 🛸

          RC Airplane fpv for beginner pilots. Justin shows the easy way to fly fixed wing fpv. Tips, flights, 360 video, Fpv setup, and crash. ✈️Buy a Eachine Atomrc Seal RC Airplane : https://bit.ly/3AIJTNH Save 8% off your order with code : BGDavis2021 🔋Buy a 4Sp Long Flight Li-Ion Battery here : https://bit.ly/3Awi7DV 🔋Buy a 4S The post RC Airplane Fpv for Beginners : [ Learn how we do it. ] 🛸 appeared first on Drone Magazine.

        • Don't start with an FPV Wing! – ZOHD Alpha Strike Fpv Wing Review 🛸

          Don’t start with an Fpv Wing as your first plane. Here is why… and what Justin recommends for a better first fpv plane experience… Buy a ZOHD Alpha Strike Fpv Wing here : https://bit.ly/39pXZaC 👍Justin recommends Starting with this plane ✈️Buy a Eachine Atomrc Seal RC Airplane : https://bit.ly/3AIJTNH Save 8% off your order with The post Don't start with an FPV Wing! – ZOHD Alpha Strike Fpv Wing Review 🛸 appeared first on Drone Magazine.

        • Which De-Cased Camera for my FPV Drone? – Hawkeye Firefly X?

          Is Gopro the best choice? All cameras tested. Budget and Best Choice Winners. The ultimate showdown for an Ultralight De-Cased Camera for your fpv drone…Testing by Justin Davis of Drone Camps RC. Justin’s De-Cased Camera Winners 1. Top Choice : Geprc HERO 8 Camera : https://bit.ly/3ePdEU0 2. $159 Budget Winner : Firefly X Lite 4k The post Which De-Cased Camera for my FPV Drone? – Hawkeye Firefly X? appeared first on Drone Magazine.

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