Over the weekend, Australian Rudi Browning competed in the FAI World Drone Racing Champion in Shenzhen, China. The Team Multistar pilot won the prestigious gold medal at the conclusion of the four-day competition. Continue reading Team Multistar’s Rudi Browning Champion at FAI World Drone Racing
HolyBro may be one of those manufacturers that you think of when considering flight controllers, ESCs or FPV video transmitters but they also occasionally make quadcopters too. Back in Late 2016, HolyBro made their first ‘ready to fly’ quadcopter – the Shuriken X1. Continue reading Review: HolyBro Kopis 2 SE Quadcopter
AT&T have teamed up with Californian based drone startup Dedrone to create a drone detection solution. The main purpose of this is to protect against malicious drones, with a focus on protecting venues, business, military bases and schools. Continue reading AT&T Creates Solution to Protect Against Malicious Drones
Californian based drone start-up company, Airware, recently announced its closure. According to the company, Airware was one of the first commercial drones in the marketplace. Having specialised in data collection and analytics through drone technology for the purposes of insurance, construction and general property management. Airware certainly was ‘pioneers’ in bringing drones into the commercial sector. Continue reading Drone Start-Up, Airware, Announces Closure
In a new research project, called Cyber-Physical Macro Material, conducted by the University of Stuttgart, researchers have created what is known as a ‘live’ shapeshifting canopy which uses drones to keep people in the shade. As the sun moves through the sky, the drones ‘actively rebuild itself’ by changing its configuration to constantly ensure that it is providing adequate shade. Continue reading Forget Trees, Now Drones Can Provide Shade!
Over the weekend, Model Aeronautical Association Australia (MAAA) in association with The Royal Adelaide Show (RA&HS) held the FPV World Cup in Adelaide. An estimated 10,000 spectators were in attendance for the drone racing event at the showground. Continue reading Team Multistar wins big at FPV World Cup!
A few days ago we shared the first article in a short series about the challenges and considerations when building larger multi-rotors for taking video or photos. In case you missed it, you can read it here. Continue reading Building a Big Multirotor : Part Two
Silicon Valley, located in the Southern San Franciso Bay Area, is renowned as the tech capital of the world. A hub for tech startups and tech giants alike. Google, Apple and Facebook are among those that reside in Silicon Valley. With drone innovation becoming a rapidly growing industry, a team of drone researchers in Switzerland have created their own innovative hub, known as ‘Drone Valley’. Continue reading Drone Valley: The Drone Capital of the World
If you look for information about what to consider and the parts to look at if you are considering building a larger quad, hex or octocopter to carry a camera and gimbal then it can be tricky. Continue reading Building a Big Multirotor Part One: The Basics and Power System
Intel has been at the forefront of creating display drones, which are known as a ‘shooting star drones’ for their ability to light up a night sky, not unlike shooting stars. These ‘shooting star’ drones have become more and more popular as the company as showcased this technology on numerous occasions. Continue reading Drone Used for Epic Fourth of July Fireworks Display