Lockheed Martin Announces Canister Launched Drone

Lockheed Martin has announced its latest entry in its UAS portfolio of products, the OUTRIDER, designed to provide enhanced Situational Awareness (SA) in environments where launching a conventional UAV is not practical. The drone has been designed with a patented launch canister and has a high degree of wind tolerance. The OUTRIDER can be launched […]

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Atlas Dynamics Introducing Charging Station and Fixed Wing Drone at Interdrone

Atlas Dynamics, a developer of drone-based solutions for professional users, is introducing two products this week at InterDrone 2017: the new Atlas NEST smart protective charging station and their newest UAV, the Atlas Blue-J. The Atlas NEST The Atlas NEST is a landing, protective charging station that allows for BVLOS operation, extended flight range and […]

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Vertical Technologies Announces DeltaQuad Series of Autonomous VTOL UAVs

Vertical Technologies has released their DeltaQuad series of autonomous VTOL UAVs. This hybrid vertical takeoff fixed wing vehicle can stream telemetry and video over the cellular network using VPN, and boasts an impressive 1 Kg payload capacity, 2 hour 45 minute flight time and 150 Km range. The DeltaQuad is developed by members of the […]

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NOAA Partners with Drone Firm To Forecast Wildfires

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is taking swift steps to predict wildfires by partnering with a drone firm. Colorado-based Black Swift Technologies recently announced the drone deal – the deployment of “a tightly integrated system consisting of an airframe, avionics, and multiple sensors capable of research-quality measurements of CO2, CO, aerosol, [and other data] […]

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Microsoft researchers test AI-controlled soaring machine

Guest post courtesy of Allison Linn, Microsoft — In the searing midday heat of the Nevada desert, a white Jeep Wrangler heads down a desolate strip of dirt road, surrounded on either side by miles of sagebrush and sand. As the Jeep bumps along, two members of a Microsoft research team, Jim Piavis and Rick […]

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Insitu Partners with Esri and FireWhat on UAV Solution for Fire Fighting

Insitu is partnering with FireWhat, and Esri to provide aerial reconnaissance for fighting wildfires. The solution will use Insitu’s ground control station (INEXA Control),  drones (ScanEagle), and payloads including the High Accuracy Photogrammetry (HAP) payload. The Insitu team will work with FireWhat’s fire professionals, using its geographic information system (GIS) customized for firefighters, and hosted […]

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Utility-Specific Fixed-Wing VTOL Drone Takes Flight

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV […]

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Parrot Disco: A Fixed Wing Drone Designed for Beginners and Enthusiasts Alike

Parrot looks to be taking a new tack in its competition with DJI by packaging their Disco as a drone for all users: beginners, enthusiast, and commercial users. Parrot has crafted the offering for both beginner and expert model aircraft enthusiasts that enables them to connect their own RC transmitter (SBus, Sumd or CPPM protocols) […]

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Operation #SaveTheBixler – Rescue RC Plane from a Tree

Operation #SaveTheBixler – Rescue RC Plane from a Tree

T-Bone FPV shared with us his crazy rescue operation of his newly re-built Bixler fixed wing plane, from the very top of a high tree. I found the story very entertaining, but it must be a massive headache if you were the guy in it. 😀 The story is written by T-Bone FPV, you can visit his […]

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