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Zipline Creates World’s Fastest Life-Saving Drones

As HobbyKing News has previously reported, drones have been used to benefit society in a number of ways. But arguably the most important use of drones has been their ability to save a life. Last week, we reported that Verizon was working on a drone that would be able to transmit cell phone service in times of crisis and natural disaster. Continue reading Zipline Creates World’s Fastest Life-Saving Drones


Commercial Drone Alliance Attempts to Repeal Section 336

Many major drone operators, including those who are part of the Commercial Drone Alliance (not be mistaken for the Alliance for Drone Innovation) have called for a repeal of Section 336. The law that the alliance is trying to repeal currently protects the hobbyist from some formidable rules and Continue reading Commercial Drone Alliance Attempts to Repeal Section 336


Drone Used to Provide Mobile Service in Extreme Weather

In the case of a natural disaster or similar extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, it can be really hard to get power or mobile service to call a family member or other services for assistance for many days after the initial devastation. Continue reading Drone Used to Provide Mobile Service in Extreme Weather


DJI & GoPro Among Those In Alliance for Drone Innovation

With rules and regulations surrounding drone safety and its use constantly changing, it is forcing manufacturing and distribution companies of drones to become wary of its effects. This has lead to a group of industry-leading companies announcing that they will come together to form what is known as Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI). Continue reading DJI & GoPro Among Those In Alliance for Drone Innovation


Walmart Applies for Patents on Drone Shopping Assistants

Giant US retailer Walmart has reportedly filed a host of patents that could potentially change the way consumers shop in store for good. According to Gizmodo, the technologies in the patents will not only change the consumer shopping experience but will also be able to more accurately measure and keep track of inventory. Continue reading Walmart Applies for Patents on Drone Shopping Assistants



Update: Horizon Hobby Purchases Hobbico

Last week, we reported that Horizon Hobby had was set to make a bid on several of Hobbico’s assets, including Great Planes, Axial and Tower Hobbies with a combined value of $18.8 million. To read our full story on this, click here. A couple of days this was made official as a bankruptcy court judge approved the purchase of Hobbico’s business. Continue reading Update: Horizon Hobby Purchases Hobbico


QUIZ: Guess The Year

In a recent article on HobbyKing News, we explored the evolution and history of FPV and the development of FPV goggles throughout the years. In case you missed it, you can read its full history here. Now, we want to test your knowledge to see how well you know your hobby history. Continue reading QUIZ: Guess The Year


Throttle Safety Switch

Throttle Safety Switch – Throttle Cut – Why do I need it?

If you have ever seen someone struck by a prop, it’s not pretty. If you do get struck by a prop you might be lucky and get away with a few stitches, a scar and a medical bill. The other end of the spectrum is death or serious debilitating injuries. Continue reading Throttle Safety Switch


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