In December 2017, Ballarat City Council removed the right for drone operators to fly their aircraft over public spaces in the municipal land. These changes meant that operators who wanted to fly within 100 metres of council land or road needed to apply for a permit. Continue reading Drone Operators Celebrate As Local Council Removes Ban
Everyone loves a good hobby crash fail story. Last week there were reports out of Washington DC that a security guard robot fell into a water fountain and truthfully, we have only just stopped laughing about it. Look at the image below to see the hilarity for yourself. Now a similar incident has happened in Russia a couple of days ago when a drone crashes into a tree. Continue reading Postal Drone Crashes on its Maiden Flight
Drone racing is an emerging sport that people are continually invested and interested in. It’s not only drone racing fans who are invested in the sport, BMW has shown equal interest in the sport by announcing their partnership with Drone Racing League (DRL). DRL is the largest international drone racing organisations. Its CEO and founder Nicholas Horbaczewski labels the sport of drone racing as ‘furturistic’ and can ‘make history’. Continue reading BMW Teams Up with Drone Racing League
South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas has always been the go-to conference for tech startups and tech giants alike to share their latest innovations. It has also always been at the forefront of premiering the best drone technology. Last year, Amazon debuted their delivery drones to eager drone enthusiasts and this year, Chinese-based tech startup Ehang followed suit by premiering their ‘The Jetsons’ style single-passenger drone at the event. Continue reading Passenger drone debuts at SXSW in Austin
We’ve previously reported the use of drone technology in a number of different industries. For example, drones have been used down a runway for Milan Fashion Week, as well as for agricultural purposes. Needless to say, drone technology has been used for much more than just your average hobby or sport.
Continue reading Drone Tech Now Being Used for Insurance Claims
Balancing a prop is one of the most important things when building a multicopter or a plane. In this article, I will be using a slowfly 2 blade plastic prop as an example. Please note that the method differs depending on the prop type i.e. 3 blade prop, wooden prop, etc.
Continue reading How to Balance a Prop
Two things I never thought I’d be saying together in the same sentence: RC world and high fashion. Yet these two worlds just collided last night at Milan Fashion Week.
Continue reading High Fashion Meets RC World at Fashion Week!
Researchers from Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions in the United Kingdom have just announced that they have successfully planted, grown and harvested crop using nothing other than robot tractors and drones.
Continue reading World’s first hands-free planted using drone technology
Over the weekend at the New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced a large range of new Jurassic World merchandise to coincide with the release of the upcoming film later this year. Among their new merch, was the ‘Pterano-Drone’, a standard quadcopter with a dinosaur on top.
Continue reading Mattel Announces Jurassic World ‘Pterano-Drone’
When drones were introduced into the world, they were a revolutionary technology that had so much promise, in technology, photography, sports and entertainment. But tech start-up Skydio felt the technology in drones were lacking, and its popularity came down to nothing more than just viral videos of drone crashes. So the company has created a new and promising autonomous self-flying drone which retails at approximately $2,499 and will begin shipping to customers in two to three weeks. Continue reading Self-flying drones have arrived – but do we really need it?