DJI’s GO 4 control app adds automated flight modes to its new Spark drone

 At today’s media event in NYC, DJI announced its new Spark drone, destined for the entry-level market as an everyday portable solution for capturing aerial footage. To go with your shiny new Spark, DJI is releasing a new iOS control app, dubbed GO 4.
The new app features a new set of four automated flight modes, which allow you or I to pull off advanced flight maneuvers that would… Read More

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The FAA gets a case study with a drone crash inside an MLB stadium

 PSA: Flying your drone over a baseball stadium with tens of thousands of fans is a really, really bad (and probably illegal) idea. Yesterday someone flew their drone (which appears to be a GoPro Karma) into Petco Park, the stadium belonging to the San Diego Padres, an MLB team. And yes, it was during a game, so of course the event was captured on camera. Read More

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Echodyne’s pocket-sized radar may be the next must-have tech for drones (and drone hunters)

 Just because we live in an age of many sensors doesn’t mean we always have the right one for the job. One in particular we’ve been lacking is a radar system that can detect obstacles and aircraft hundreds of meters out, yet fit comfortably on a small drone. The laws of physics, it seemed, prevented it — but Echodyne made it work anyway. Read More

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DJI could reveal a tiny drone at New York event in May

 DJI just emailed invitations to the media for a launch event in May. It’s likely this is the event where the drone company will launch the little Spark.
Smaller than the DJI Mavic Pro, the Spark looks to take DJI to a lower price point for a new drone. Leaks and early looks revealed the small drone has fixed prop arms, a two axle gimbal yet still packs collision detection and similar… Read More

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DJI’s new FPV goggles let you control your drone with head movements

 When DJI announced the Mavic Pro last year they also teased a pair of FPV goggles that could be used to see first-person video from DJI’s drones. But we didn’t get many more details than that… until now. Read More

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