Archive for quadcopter

3DR Allows Anyone to 3D Print the IRIS+ Quadcopter

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on Mar 16, 2016

3D Robotics (3DR) has made its IRIS+ drone-design files available for anyone to download, thus allowing users to 3D print the aircraft themselves, the company has announced. According to a 3DR news post, users can go to, which is [Read More]

Lowepro Introduces New DroneGuard Quadcopter Backpack

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UAO Staff on Mar 03, 2016

Lowepro has announced the newest addition to its DroneGuard collection of cases: the DroneGuard Backpack 450 AW. The new backpack, available for $249.95, features a modular interior for custom organization: Lined and padded dividers are adjustable to fit a DJI [Read More]

ProDrone Rolls out the Portable ‘Byrd’ Quadcopter

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UAO Staff on Oct 22, 2015

Consumer drone manufacturer ProDrone has launched the Byrd, a portable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a fully collapsible design for easy transport. The quadcopter has a maximum takeoff weight of 3.9 kg and a flight time of up to 30 [Read More]

DroneGuard Kit Provides Customizable Quadcopter Storage

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UAO Staff on Apr 22, 2015

Lowepro, a maker of carrying solutions for photographers, has launched the DroneGuard Kit, a grab-and-go quadcopter storage system. Created to complement the shape of drones such as the DJI Phantom series and other similarly sized quadcopters, the DroneGuard Kit has [Read More]

Quadcopter Goes up 20K Feet to Top of Kilimanjaro

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UAO Staff on Apr 21, 2015

Cheetah Air, a division of Cheetah Software Systems, recently operated its specially built, high-altitude quadcopter to record a team's trek to the summit of Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Kilimanjaro Climb for Valor, organized by Tusker Trail and led by Eddie [Read More]

White House Quadcopter Crasher Lands No Charges

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UAO Staff on Mar 18, 2015

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia will not pursue criminal charges against the man who lost control of a drone that landed on the grounds of the White House on Jan. 26. The decision was made following [Read More]

Introducing the Zyro DroneBall, a Quadcopter for Outdoor Sports

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UAO Staff on Feb 12, 2015

Redwood City, Calif.-based Zyro has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Zyro DroneBall – a flying ball for outdoor gaming. Created by engineers, drone enthusiasts and rugby players, the Zyro DroneBall features a quadcopter base, wireless networking, remote controls and [Read More]

AirDog Quadcopter Named a ‘Best of CES’ Winner

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UAO Staff on Jan 09, 2015

The editors at tech news outlet Engadget have named the AirDog drone one of this year's official ‘Best of CES’ award winners from the International CES 2015 conference in Las Vegas. AirDog, an auto-follow quadcopter designed to track and record [Read More]

NYC Retailer Debuts New Aries Blackbird X10 Quadcopter

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UAO Staff on Dec 09, 2014

Adorama, a New York City-based photography, video, imaging and electronics retailer, has announced the availability of the Aries Blackbird X10 quadcopter. With an on-board camera, the remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is capable of shooting up to 1080P/30 fps [Read More]

A Quadcopter and an Airbus A380: Apples to Apples?

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Gregory P. Cirillo on Mar 18, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is doing its best to meet the legislative mandate to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS) roughly within the 2015 deadline imposed by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of [Read More]