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Hummingbird Drone Films Monarch Butterflies

Hummingbird Drone Films Monarch Butterflies

A video from the PBS Show "Nature", shows a very clever drone which looks like a Hummingbird. This is how it can get so close to the Monarch Butterfly swarm. The butterflies do not see a Hummingbird as a threat. The Hummingbird Drone is designed so moving parts are...

Drone Killer: A Drone That Shoots Drones

Drone Killer: A Drone That Shoots Drones

Mount a shotgun on a drone. What could possibly go wrong? A Russian defense contractor has patented a 50 pound drone that uses an automatic shotgun to shoot other drones out of the sky. The shotgun has a 10-round magazine. Fortunately the drone is not autonomous. It...

Female Drone Pilots

Female Drone Pilots

The percentage of women who are FAA-certified drone pilots in the US is less than 5%. The percentage of female drone pilots who fly recreational drones is probably much higher. To support and encourage women who fly drones two women have launched Women Who Drone...

Drone Video Gets Local Press

Drone Video Gets Local Press

Jason Allard with Uncommon Sense Media posted the nearly two-minute drone video of Belton Court Estate in Barrington, RI. This is the ninth in his "Uncommon's Abandoned" series, which traces the history of historical locations throughout New England. The series...

Skydio Drone Flies Around Obstacles

Skydio Drone Flies Around Obstacles

Despite promises to the contrary, drones cannot follow you down a mountain on a snowboard. But the video that showed that in 2015 was faked. The new Skydio R1, however, can do that. Just toss it in the air and shove off. This drone is $2500 and can follow you around...

An Affordable Skycam

An Affordable Skycam

You've seen Skycam in operation in NFL games and in feature films for those remarkable shots that seem to follow the ball in the air. Skycam is a computer-controlled, stabilized, cable-suspended aerial camera system. It maneuvers the camera through three dimensions...

1,000 Drones Make TIME’s New Cover

1,000 Drones Make TIME’s New Cover

TIME Magazine's latest cover was made by 958 Intel drones that were preprogrammed to create a sky animation of the TIME logo with red border. The Intel drones were also used to create a sky graphic during the Winter Olympics. For the TIME cover, the drones could not...

Rent A Drone

Rent A Drone

It is easy to rent a drone. Drone rental companies have sprung up all over. One such drone rental company is called Lens Rentals (lensrentals.com). They offer the Mavic DJI PRO or a Phantom 4 Pro. From a business point of view, you'd think renting drones a risky...

Go Pro Karma Recall

Go Pro Karma Recall

On Tuesday November 8, 2016 GoPro issued a Go Pro Karma Recall and yanked its new Karma drone from retailers shelves because some of them lost power during flight. What caused the power loss has not been announced. The HERO5 Black and Karma Grip are not subject to...