AirMap Launches to Enable Safe, Legal and Hassle-Free Drone Flying

AirMap is a free, comprehensive digital map that allows unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators to visualize the airspace around them, including areas where they may not be permitted to fly. Airspace rules are complex. AirMap removes barriers to compliance by providing the low altitude airspace information that unmanned aircraft operators need. AirMap was cofounded by aviation expert and entrepreneur Ben Marcus and Dr. Gregory McNeal, a leading legal scholar on drones, public policy and air rights.

May 4, 2015 9:45:00 AM

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3DR's Solo Wants to Turn You Into Christopher Nolan


Apr 13, 2015 2:29:43 PM

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Introducing the Phantom 3 from DJI

Apr 8, 2015 12:35:16 PM

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3D Robotics open-sources drone flight control code

Drone development has made huge advances recently, but once the drones get off the ground, users need to be able to fly, control and track them. Drone maker 3D Robotics has announced it has open-sourced its Tower flight control app for drones. The application not only provides users with a feature-rich flight experience, but the open programming interface also allows developers to create or customize features.

“3D Robotics is a big believer in imaginative uses of drones for business and pleasure, as well as in ways that benefit society,” said Colin Guinn, chief revenue officer of 3D Robotics. “By opening up our Tower programming interface to the public, we’re giving enthusiasts and entrepreneurs the ability to impact those uses in a very positive manner. We’re excited to see how people use their talents to improve and innovate on Tower.”

Feb 10, 2015 3:57:01 PM

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The Inspire 1: The Drone That's Just Right

Everyone knows the tale of Goldilocks. DJI’s Inspire 1 lives in the Goldilocks zone. It’s not too expensive, but not cheap. It’s not quite professional, but it is certainly not an amateur’s toy.

Bridging the gap between DJI’s affordable Phantom Drone and its more modular S1000 series, the Inspire 1 ships stock with a 360-degree rotating 4k ready camera capable of capturing 12 megapixel still photos. The Inspire 1 still has modular capabilities, but out of the box it’s ready for high quality aerial photography and video.

Nov 13, 2014 10:57:56 AM

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DJI Inspire 1 Leaked Twice Before Reveal

A prototype of DJI’s new Inspire 1, to be revealed later today, was accidently left behind by an engineer at a bar in Shenzhen, China earlier this week. This is the second leak since photos of the Inspire 1 hit the Web last week. Only the device’s capabilities remain unknown.

Nov 12, 2014 2:47:37 PM

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