Drones Flying high With 1.5 Million to be Sold This Christmas; CAA reminds users of the need to follow safety rules

Drones Flying high With 1.5 Million to be Sold This Christmas;  CAA reminds users of the need to follow safety rules

The popularity of drones is set to jump sky-high this Christmas, with nearly a quarter of consumers planning on buying one over the festive period. This burst of interest could potentially add another 1.5 million extra drones to UK airspace. Research from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and its DroneSafe campaign has revealed that drones are one of this year’s hottest Christmas presents: with 63 per cent of drones bought set to be given as…

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New TO Parrot Disco: Automatic Pairing with Graupner’s Radio controllers

New TO Parrot Disco: Automatic Pairing with Graupner’s Radio controllers

Model aircraft enthusiasts and users of the latest radio controllers from Graupner  can now enjoy automatic pairing with the Parrot Disco fixed wing drone, as well as access to two brand new pre-settings – Assisted or Manual modes. Expert drone pilots and beginners alike will now be able to switch easily from one mode to another, at any time while flying. Assisted Mode: For those who want to get into piloting a fixed-wing. The unparalleled,…

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Drone Racing League Took Big Steps This Summer

Drone Racing League Took Big Steps This Summer

With the emergence of drones as recreational racing tools, it’s no surprise that a sport has begun to emerge. The Drone Racing League uses high-powered drones, mounted cameras, and some virtual reality technology to create an experience that’s competitive for pilots and engaging for fans. As of now, approaching the end of 2017, the DRL is still relatively obscure, at least insofar as mainstream sports go. However, it may be a little bit more popular…

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Drone Zone: What Are The Benefits of Drones?

Drone Zone: What Are The Benefits of Drones?

There is little doubt that the revolution in aerial vehicle technology in the form of drones – otherwise known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) – is causing a re-think when it comes to public safety and security, especially in the uncertain world we live in. Whilst much attention is being given in the media to countering the threat posed by drones should they stray too close to sensitive sites like…

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Thrust UAV and PCS Edventures make history on British soil with a world first at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Thrust UAV and PCS Edventures make history on British soil with a world first at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Thrust UAV and its parent company PCS Edventures launched their new STEM Drone education programme at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Students were invited to participate in the STEM Drone programme with a master class in drone building and flying first person view with professional pilots. The project is aimed not only to help students build and fly drones but to help enhance curriculum elements across subjects such as maths, engineering, electronics, and physics….

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Drones Monthly Exclusive! NEO X CRAFT

Drones Monthly Exclusive! NEO X CRAFT

Following our exclusive back in February introducing the Neo X-Craft, much progress has been made in the optimization of the power systems by the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering, part of the University of Derby. The provision of a research grant by the European Regional Development Fund has enabled considerable research into the latest batteries, engines, and systems. This has led to an upgrade in the mission profile of the craft with a greater…

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Parrot Swing; Hands On Review

Parrot Swing; Hands On Review

Taking Parrot’s new minidrone for a dance If you are a subscriber to the magazine you may remember the featured review of the Parrot Swing, which we took out for some test flights, using the RTF VTOL (vertical take off and landing) drone form the minidrone series.   On a cold British morning, we took the Parrot Swing to one of our isolated flying spots, a spot that happens to be in the forest, so lots of…

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InterDrone Acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC

InterDrone Acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC

Largest dedicated commercial drone show continues to be managed by BZ Media in 2017 Our Media Partner BZ Media LLC has announced that InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition has been acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC, the largest producer of trade shows in North America. InterDrone 2016 drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents and the event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors. The 2017 event will be managed and produced by…

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SkyPixel Launches Australia From Above Aerial Photography Contest

SkyPixel Launches Australia From Above Aerial Photography Contest

SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, has launched its first national aerial photography contest to showcase the stunning natural beauty of Australia as seen from drones and other aerial equipment. The Australia From Above contest, sponsored by DJI and Tourism Australia, aims to inspire aerial photographers from around the world to share, enjoy and experience new creative perspectives of Australia. The contest is open from March 3 to…

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DJI M200 Series Drones For Aerial Data Collection

DJI M200 Series Drones For Aerial Data Collection

DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial technology, has unveiled the new Matrice 200 drone series (M200), which is purpose-built for professional users to perform aerial inspections and collect data – making drone technology an affordable and easy-to-use tool for enterprises that recognise how aerial imaging can transform their operations. The M200 series’ folding body is easy to carry and easy to set up, with a weather- and water-resistant body, ideal for field operations. It…

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