Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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Summer of FPV’s

Said it before and I’ll say it again, there is no more explosive segment of drones than FPV these days. Whether it’s the constant development and redevelopment of new hardware and components or the dazzling track displays that David Moquay of FPV LightTrax and others cook up for gates...

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Opale Hybrid 3.0 Wing

Opale Hybrid 3.0 Wing Main

Opale Paramodels have an amazing new release: The Opale Hybrid 3.0 Wing  Following in the footsteps of the ultra- successful Hybrid 1.8, the new Hybrid 3.0 is sure to be an instant favorite.  Just like the 1.8, it features their hybrid construction …

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Dutch Police To Train Birds To Take Down Unauthorized Drones

Now this is some amazing stuff right here. We’ve heard of birds of prey being used to keep birdstikes to a minimum at commercial airports, but this ingenious plan takes that use of said raptors to a whole other level. …

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2015 IRCHA Jamboree in Muncie, Indiana

IRCHA 2015

Drones Managing Editor, Matt Maziarz, attended the International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association, or “IRCHA” Jamboree in Muncie, Indiana, last weekend and brought home some drone news and photos for publication in an upcoming issue. The crowd and the flying action …

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Drone Pilot Rescues Flood Victims

As Reported by BY CATHY FREE @cathyjfree Bill Kastel and his wife, Tracey, were hoping to catch some extra Sunday morning shuteye when they were awakened early on May 25 by a loud clanking. Opening the front door of the mobile home …

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Drones Used To Prevent Chinese Exam Cheaters

This time each year, more than 9 million Chinese teenagers are packed into examination halls to take the “gaokao,” a grueling, memorization-heavy, two-day exam that determines which universities they go to. At least two million of them won’t get in …

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Drone Hobby Turns Side Business

As reported by the Lansing State Journal The drone’s whirling blades sound like a nest of angry bees as it lifts off the pavement. The strange craft is bigger than a dinner plate and weighs nine pounds. It hovers in …

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Using a Drone To Herd Sheep

A farmer has used a drone to capture incredible footage of his sheep streaming across the dreamlike terrain of his farm. The video, taken in New Zealand’s South Island, has gone viral as the beautiful images have amazed people from …

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VIDEO: Man Flies Drone Inside Ballpark During Phillies Game

Police have questioned a man who was flying a drone inside Citizens BankPark during a Philadelphia Phillies game. Authorities say Phillies staff first spotted the remote-controlled drone near the third-base gate on Sunday but it landed in a parking lot …

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VIDEO: Singer, Enrique Iglesias, Injures Hand On Drone During Concert

From the mobile phone video below, you can see singer Enrique Iglesias messing around with a DJI Inspire One while it is flying above him during a concert.  For some unknown reason he sticks his hand in the props… Some …

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Drone Treats Infected Crops; Can Help Farmers Cut Costs and Labor

 Story Courtesy Of The Courier Mail   A drone designed to treat infected corn crops has the potential to revolutionise the broadacre crop industry. University of Queensland Agricultural Science student, Michael Godfrey, designed a drone to spread predatory bugs and eggs …

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Tennessee Father Uses Drone To Follow Daughter to School

“Drone Dad”, “Hovering Parenting”, “Drone Parent”. Whatever you call it, as a parent, I have to admit that it is a pretty cool idea.  Some might say its a little creepy, but in today’s world, I guess you can never …

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