‘Drone’ has become a common term used to describe a new technology that’s making an impact in all sorts of industries. But what does drone actually mean? Is it possible to define ‘drone’ when so many parties have their own acronyms and intended meanings? In 2010, Parrot unveiled the AR.Drone, kickstarting what we now know […] The post Defining Drones: What is a Drone? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 27 August 2019 | 8:19 am
This week the drone industry’s leading manufacturer, DJI, launched an FPV kit for drone racing enthusiasts. One thing to point out first of all is that the kit doesn’t actually include a drone, which may come as a surprise to many. Instead, DJI is essentially making its low latency transmission and camera technology available to […] The post What Can We Read into DJI’s Drone Racing Ambitions? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 2 August 2019 | 10:02 am
This week DJI announced that starting in January 2020, all of the company’s new drones weighing over 250 grams will come with AirSense – a tool enabled by an ADS-B receiver – as standard. In practice, that means that DJI pilots will be alerted to nearby manned aircraft, well ahead of time and long before […] The post How Drone Manufacturers Are Making Flights Safer appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 24 May 2019 | 12:10 pm
From the outside, the world of flying robots can seem complex, daunting and, in some cases, totally unnecessary. But there’s more to this business than meets the eye, particularly if you’ve only previously come across drones because media outlets are blaming them for airport disruption. Read on for our top four misconceptions about drone technology. […] The post 4 Misconceptions About Drone Technology appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 30 April 2019 | 7:08 pm
Scroll through Google News having searched for ‘Drone’ on any given day, and you’ll be faced with a list of articles from around the world. Drones are making headlines everywhere but, more often than not, it’s for all the wrong reasons. Whether it’s another near miss with a manned aircraft, a case of voyeurism or […] The post Why Do Drones Get Such Bad Press? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 28 February 2019 | 6:05 pm
In this industry, we all start out as beginners. Even if you’ve moved beyond hobby flights at the weekend to flying drones as part of your 9 to 5, this business doesn’t stand still for long enough for anyone to properly catch up. So what can you do to keep improving as a drone pilot? […] The post 5 Things You Can Do To Become A Better Drone Pilot appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 31 January 2019 | 2:17 pm
2018 was an interesting year in the consumer drone industry. DJI reinforced its domination at both ends of the market with the Mavic Air and the new Mavic 2 Pro; Parrot launched a solid contender in the shape of ANAFI, despite cutting its workforce after disappointing sales. And, of course, Skydio’s R1 finally hit the […] The post 2019 Consumer Drone Industry Predictions appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 2 January 2019 | 6:27 am
In this age of everything (or nothing) is having a sale all the time, DJI has just announced it’s black Friday deals today. While focused on the consumer market and maybe will not overwhelm you with the discounts, it provides a way to feel better about pulling the trigger on that new drone. The focus […] The post Looking to buy a DJI Drone? Check out the Black Friday Deals Before You Do appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 5 November 2018 | 12:21 pm
By Malek Murison Depending on who you talk to, Chinese manufacturer DJI has a 60-80% share of the drone hardware market. And they dominate for a reason: DJI’s drones set the standard in terms of price, capability and ease of use. The company’s shadow over the drone space is self-perpetuating, putting competitors from the early […] The post The Best of the Rest: Which DJI Alternative Should You Consider? appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 31 October 2018 | 7:53 am
by Malek Murison We’re at a point in the drone hardware space where there’s plenty of choice for pilots. Although DJI have a firm hold over the market, there are loads of options for aerial photography and other niche uses. And that’s important, because no pilot chooses a drone based on capability alone. It’s more about […] The post The Best Drones of 2018, Ranked By Their Purpose appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 30 October 2018 | 8:02 am
The following is a guest post from Ben Duke, training expert at UK-based commercial drone specialists Coptrz. DJI have finally confirmed what we all already knew thanks to the months of leaks. During their “See the Bigger Picture” event in New York they confirmed the release of the brand new Mavic 2 range of drones. […] The post First Look: DJI Mavic 2 comes out appeared first on Droneflyers.com.
Posted on: 24 August 2018 | 1:25 pm