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BetaFPV Meteor65 Brushless Whoop BetaFPV's newest release, the Meteor65, is a return to their roots, bringing all of the latest innovations into a firmly indoor-oriented package.
We got a preview of what NewBeeDrone has to offer at AMA Expo West We had a chance to meet with the founders at the AMA West Expo and to see what exactly makes NewBeeDrone the best way to dive in for newbies!
Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance "There is a significant gap and global need for the Nevada Global Drone Trade Alliance. Our resilient team has been building invaluable international partnerships for the past two years and this latest 'in demand initiative' solidifies what we have already been doing extremely well.
Reiner "Vondrone" Weber gives short interview about X-Class Drone Reiner Von Weber, Founder of X-Class drone racing, stopped by the IDRLC booth at AMA Expo West and gave up an impromptu interview about his X-Class drone.
Velocidrone: The Most Realistic FPV Simulator? Setting up the controller! Setting up the controller is very easy in this simulator. There is a setup wizard that takes you through everything. It took me about five minutes to get my controller setup, and as long as windows can read your transmitter, Velocidrone should be able to work.
Pix4D Climate Contest Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project which uses mapping to investigate or mitigate the climate crisis for the chance to win up to a $3,000 USD cash prize and access to Pix4D software.
DroneResponders Summit May 4, 2020 The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, announced today the first co-located program for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020, the world's largest unmanned systems event.
Commercial UAV Expo Americas A record-breaking number of exhibitors and attendees gathered last week for Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019, held October 28-30th at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas.
ATHENA Shoots Down Drones Air Force used the Advanced Test High Energy Asset, referred to as ATHENA, to shoot down a variety of drones in a Lockheed Martin demonstration of the technology.
Foxeer Predator Micro V4 FPV Camera The Foxeer Predator Micro V4 is cast as a modern, high-performance analog camera. The designers seem to be paying attention to requirements of FPV pilots.
Jupiter Tricopter This heavy-lift tricopter is no joke! Here's the scoop direct from FlightWave:. Picture a tough-as-nails pickup truck, one of the all-wheel-drive workhorses advertised during football games. That's the best metaphor for our Jupiter tricopter: no nonsense, all muscle, made for missions where durability, endurance and precision control are required.
Chimney Sweep? Leading industrial drone solutions provider Terra Drone Corporation has successfully demonstrated its non-destructive testing capabilities by inspecting a 160-meter chimney at a thermal power plant in Japan.
Czech Castles & Fairy Towns I never considered the Czech Republic as a travel destination when searching for new and exciting places to visit. Yet, when my girlfriend decided she wanted to celebrate a big birthday on a National Geographic Vienna to Prague Hiking Adventure trip through the Czech Republic, I was amenable.
Drone Racing Finale Comes to Singapore Drone racing is coming to Singapore. The Drone Racing League is partnering with the nation's airport authority, Changi Airport Group, to present the DRL Allianz: Singapore Champions at urban venue Gardens by the Bay on Nov. 26.
National Drone Safety Awareness Week This coming week is National Drone Safety Awareness Week, a series of FAA-coordinated events designed to advance public understanding of drone safety and the benefits of drone operations. Look for stories about how drones are being used to increase personal safety here at RotorDrone Pro throughout the week.
FAA Adds UAS Restrictions Over Prisons There are now 60 new places where you can't fly-and probably shouldn't have been flying: U.S. prisons. The Federal Aviation Administration today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective November 7.
Dept. of Interior Bans Chinese Drones The Department of the Interior has banned the use of DJI and other drones made in China in all DOI projects. Here's a statement from DOI spokeswoman Melissa Brown:. "Secretary Bernhardt is reviewing the Department of the Interior's drone program.
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Special Edition 2019 These are a definite upgrade to the standard stick ends on the old X9D Plus, and a little less stabby than the ones that were stock on the original FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Special Edition. Granted, the lotus style stick ends work better for thumb users, but they do give some positive reinforcement for pinch and hybrid users as well.
DJI Mavic Mini The highly anticipated Mini Mavic is here! Weighing a tad more than a half pound and with foldable propeller arms, it's super easy to transport, and it packs some impressive flight and video features. Here's the scoop from DJI:. Weighing under 250 grams, Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone.
FrSky Taranis QX7 - Is It Still Worth It? Does the Frsky Taranis QX7 remain a great choice for a budget FPV radio system? If there was a radio to get into FPV in the past few years, it was this one.
The history of the DCL Racing Drone From the start, the objective of the DCL's drone regulations has been to advance fairness and innovation.
KababFPV Toothpick Build Guide There is a new class of quadcopters making a rise in the FPV market, called the toothpick class, popularized by Youtuber KababFPV.
BETAFPV Beta65S Whoop Racing Advanced Kit Review BetaFPV has developed a whole range of micro quads. Let's explore BetaFPV's introductory offering, the BETAFPV Beta65S Whoop Racing Advanced Kit.
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