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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


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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


Horizon Hobby Bids to Buy out Hobbico

Earlier this year, HobbyKing News shared a report about Hobbico shutting its Reno warehouse, which was the company’s primary US East Coast operator (read more here). Shortly after, the extent of their financial woes was revealed as the company filed for bankruptcy in mid-January, to read the full story on this, click here. Continue reading Horizon Hobby Bids to Buy out Hobbico



Police Armed with ‘Anti-Drone’ Guns for Sporting Events

So if you have ever read anything on the HobbyKing News page you’d know that governments are constantly trying to crack down on drone use and constantly trying to enforce no-fly zones. Now the Queensland Police may have found a solution to this. Continue reading Police Armed with ‘Anti-Drone’ Guns for Sporting Events



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