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New DJI Inspire Helipak Promises Protection from the Elements

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on June 09, 2016

Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Think Tank Photo has released its Helipak for DJI Inspire drones or other similarly sized quadcopters. The Helipak is capable of fitting the DJI Inspire, the Zenmuse gimbal with three lenses, six batteries, two controllers, 2-inch x [Read More]

DJI Challenge: Create 3D-Printed Drone Parts to Improve Search and Rescue

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 27, 2016

DJI is partnering with Shapeways, a New York City-based 3D-printing company, to challenge designers to create 3D-printed accessories for drones to improve search and rescue (SAR). According to the companies, the challenge is to make the DJI Phantom 4 the [Read More]

New DroneDeploy App Integrates Automated Drone Flight, Data Capture & Analysis

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 25, 2016

DroneDeploy, provider of a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has released its new integrated iOS and Android app, which allows users to autonomously fly and capture images, as well as analyze their drone imagery directly within their mobile device. [Read More]

UAV Plays Role in Rescue of Oregon Puppy

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 19, 2016

After a Bullmastiff puppy fell roughly 40 feet down a rocky bank in southwestern Oregon, a fire department put its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to use as part of the successful rescue. According to coverage from KTVL News10, the Jackson [Read More]

Sentera Brings NDVI Single Sensor to the DJI Phantom 4 UAS

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 11, 2016

Sentera LLC has announced the availability of its normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) single sensor for the DJI Phantom 4 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). With the Sentera single sensor, users can capture visual-band, near-infrared and NDVI data simultaneously in a [Read More]

Skycatch Rolls out New Aerial Mapping App for DJI Drones

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 10, 2016

Skycatch, a provider of commercial drone data software, has launched the COMMANDER, an iOS flight app for DJI drones. The app automates data capture with DJI’s latest drones, including the Phantom 3, Inspire 1 and Phantom 4. Skycatch built the [Read More]

Twitter’s Periscope Now Allows Live Broadcast from DJI Drone

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 10, 2016

Twitter has announced an update to its Periscope live video app: Users will now be able to broadcast live directly from a DJI drone. Leveraging the existing integration with the GoPro HERO cameras and the newly enabled DJI drone broadcast [Read More]

DJI and PrecisionHawk Team Up to Create Drone and Data Package for Farmers

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 03, 2016

DJI’s drone hardware platform has been mated with PrecisionHawk’s drone software platform, DataMapper, to create an agricultural analytics solution for farmers. The companies’ Smarter Farming Package includes a DJI unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform, the Matrice 100 or Matrice 600; [Read More]

Stanford, uAvionix Test Sense-and-Avoid Tech on DJI UAVs

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 29, 2016

DJI, uAvionix and Stanford University are working together on sense-and-avoid technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Eric Mueller, who works at the NASA Ames Research Center and is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, co-authored a paper with his professor, [Read More]

FLIR Now Offering DJI Drone Thermal Imaging Kits for Firefighters

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 21, 2016

FLIR Systems Inc. has announced a range of new thermal imaging solutions for firefighters, including two aerial first responder kits featuring the DJI Zenmuse XT thermal camera powered by FLIR. Combining the camera with the DJI Inspire 1 drone, the [Read More]

DJI Rolls out Matrice 600 Drone, Ronin-MX Gimbal

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 19, 2016

DJI has introduced the Matrice 600 (M600), a six-rotor aerial platform that integrates the company’s new A3 flight controller and Lightbridge 2 video-transmission technology. The system, with a maximum payload of 6 kg, can fly up to 36 minutes with [Read More]

A Closer Look at the Brand-New Drone Manufacturers Alliance

Betsy Lillian on April 14, 2016

Comprising DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro, the D.C.-based group is all about “advocacy and education” for small unmanned aircraft systems.

Battery Manufacturer Touts New Expansion to DJI Drones

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 14, 2016

Highpower International Inc., a developer and manufacturer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries, says it recently began to receive orders and is now shipping lithium polymer batteries to DJI for its drones. Highpower International says it has received DJI’s [Read More]

DJI Phantom 4 Drone Streams Live Video Over Facebook

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 12, 2016

As part of its partnership with Facebook, DJI has streamed what it says is the first Facebook Live video from an aerial platform. The video was streamed during Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco, where a DJI Phantom [Read More]

Flying Drones Over People: Industry’s Recommended Plan of Action

Betsy Lillian on April 07, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration has released to the public what its multidisciplinary aviation rulemaking committee came up with last month.

New DJI Partnership Seeks Blueprint for Integrating Drones into First Response

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 07, 2016

DJI and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) have announced a partnership in which they will seek ways to integrate the use of drones into first-response missions. Over the next year, DJI and EENA expect to gain a deeper understanding [Read More]

3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot Come Together to Form New Alliance

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 04, 2016

Three major consumer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturers, as well as GoPro, recently left the Small UAV Coalition and have now established their own group, the Drone Manufacturers Alliance. GoPro, which is expected to release its new Karma drone this [Read More]

DJI Claims Patent Infringement on Yuneec, Files Suit in Calif. Court

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 01, 2016

Vowing “vigorous defense of its intellectual property,” DJI has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Yuneec International Co. Ltd. and Yuneec USA Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. According to DJI, the complaint asserts [Read More]

FAA Offers its Latest Batch of ‘Reported UAS Sightings’

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 29, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its most recent compilation of “Reported UAS Sightings,” which covers the time span of Aug. 22, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016. The agency describes the report as an “updated list of pilot, air [Read More]

Race Between Jaguar XJ and DJI Drone Demos UAS for Stunt Filming

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 17, 2016

In a recent cat-and-mouse challenge, a Jaguar XJ, driven by movie stunt driver Mark Higgins, took on drone pilot and racer JaeHong Li, who flew a DJI Inspire 1 aircraft at the Zhuhai International Circuit in China. According to DJI, [Read More]