UAVs – Page 9

Parrot’s Fixed-Wing ‘Disco’ Drone Is Here

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 23, 2016

Available starting next month for $1,299, the Disco drone comes with a first-person-view headset, Parrot Cockpitglasses, for streaming live footage.

Intel’s Aero Drone Offers Mixed Bag of New Tech, Including AirMap

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2016

The newly released AirMap Platform is allowing anyone, such as app developers and UAS manufacturers, to integrate AirMap’s information into their products – including Intel.

DJI Rolls out Summer Promotion for Phantom 4, Inspire 1 Pro Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2016

As part of its summer promotion, DJI says it is reducing prices for its Phantom 4 and Inspire 1 Pro drones. The new prices take effect immediately in the U.S. and in most countries in Europe and Asia, according to [Read More]

UAS Transport Company Gears Up for Caribbean Venture

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2016

Houston-based AeroLift eXpress, joint venture partner of U.S. commercial drone operator Valmie Resources Inc., is preparing to head to Trinidad and Tobago for a meeting with the nation’s aviation authority to finalize plans for a demonstration flight of its unmanned [Read More]

Aerospace Engineering Grad Deploys UAV With Moving Weights in Wings

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 04, 2016

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) says a recently graduated student has become the first person to successfully flight test an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that uses moving weights in its wings instead of traditional control surfaces or ailerons to [Read More]

Drone Aviation Introduces Tethered, Unmanned ‘Bolt’ Helicopter

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2016

Tethered-drone and aerostat manufacturer Drone Aviation Holding Corp. has introduced the Bolt drone platform, an unmanned, tethered helicopter for applications requiring persistent, heavy-lift capabilities. According to the company, the Bolt aircraft – with a gross lift of 65 lbs. – requires a [Read More]

Graphene-Skinned Unmanned Aircraft Taking Flight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2016

Researchers from the U.K.’s University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI) say they will be conducting the world’s first public flights of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is partly skinned in graphene. [Read More]

3DR Brings Infrared-Camera Integration to Solo Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2016

3D Robotics says the new FLIR-compatible gimbals will bring forth opportunities in businesses such as construction, utilities and agriculture.

Mota’s Paperclip-Size Streaming Drone Available in July

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2016

Drone and consumer electronics company Mota Group has announced the July availability of the MOTA JETJAT ULTRA paperclip-size drone. Measuring only 1.65 inches (42 mm) per side, the $100 JETJAT ULTRA sends streaming video to a user’s smartphone from up [Read More]

Nissan Creates the Drone Equivalent of the 2017 GT-R

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

Nissan has unveiled the GT-R Drone, what the automaker is calling one of the fastest-accelerating first-person-view (FPV) racing drones in the world. Built to be able to keep up with the new 2017 Nissan GT-R, the drone features performance-enhancing technology [Read More]