Sunday , September 26 2021

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Tetchy raven attacks pause Wing drone deliveries in Oz suburb

Give Wing credit where it’s due. The company has not only launched and grown its Australian drone delivery business despite the headwinds of Covid complications and sustained complaints by certain homeowners, but it’s now even having to fend off repeated attacks by tetchy ravens. Multiple videos uploaded this week captured Wing drone …

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Impressive piloting in CBC news center drone video

When the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) TV network kicked off its live coverage of the nation’s hard-fought parliamentary election results this week, viewers on either side of the political aisle knew they’d be in for some gripping moments before the night was over. Little did they suspect the tension and …

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FAA: Passenger plane hit balloon, not drone, over Chicago

Reverse the presses! It turns out the drone that an Envoy Air Embraer passenger plane reported it had hit August 22 wasn’t in fact a drone. Instead, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tells DroneDJ it has confirmed the object was a balloon. FAA confirms Embraer 175 passenger plane hit balloon, not drone, …

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Shocking scenes of ripped houses, flood damage, ATM looting

As officials continue to assess the damage from Hurricane Ida, drone videos from across Louisiana are pouring in, showing just how brutal Category 4 winds and torrential rain can be. Heartbreaking aerial footage of the affected areas lay bare heavily damaged homes, debris scattered across streets, and flooded neighborhoods. With …

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DJI teases September 8 launch date for the new OM 5 gimbal

Okay, then. September usually means the tech industry’s fall product launch season, and DJI plans to top our list with a possible product unveiling slated for September 8. DJI has just teased this date on its social media channels with the phrase “Hi Five.” While many are wondering if the …

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Aussie EPA drone video nails illegal dumping activity- DroneDJ

Note to individuals and companies hoping to flaunt environmental protection laws with impunity: Keep an eye peeled for any hacked-off-looking drones capturing video of your illegal dumping from on high. Because failing to do so is now going to cost one Sydney area man in nearly $200,000 in fines. Brushed-off …

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SF startup using drones for better home protection from wildfires

It’s common knowledge that fires are now a recurring and increasingly frequent calamity in many states and countries around the world – California being particularly vulnerable. Mindful of that, a San Francisco startup is attracting customers and investors alike with its drone- and tech-based service to map homes as the …

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SolarXOne: fully electric, solar-powered autonomous drone

French company XSun specializes in solar-powered drones – and has produced a pretty impressive craft, indeed. Its SolarXOne fixed-wing aircraft not only soaks up and stores the sun rays that power it, but also packs onboard tech that allows it to make its own decisions during flights. Solar-powered, high-performance drone …

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NYPD is taking no chances with drones at the US Open

As the US Open, a Grand Slam event, begins Monday in New York City with 100% spectator capacity, it marks a return to normalcy for the global tennis community. And so the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is taking zero chances with anyone who may be interested in getting …

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GoPro Hero 10 leak reveals new camera, processor upgrade

Almost a year after GoPro Hero 9 Black was launched, a major leak reveals what upgrades and improvements are in store for the next version of GoPro’s iconic action camera, the Hero 10 Black. A report by Roland Quandt and WinFuture reveals that Hero 10 will be getting a better sensor, a new …

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DJI Mavic (Pro) 3 leak reveals specs and appearance

We’ve been hearing rumors about the DJI Mavic 3 (or DJI Pro 3) for quite some time now, as expectations for it are huge. However, now we can get a better look at what the next generation DJI Mavic will look like thanks to specifications and even illustrations that were …

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FAA issues warning to drone pilots in Mississippi, Louisiana

With Hurricane Ida barreling toward the US Gulf Coast, the FAA has issued an Airspace Coordination Area NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) for pilots and drone operators in Mississippi and Louisiana. This NOTAM will remain effective until Sep 1, 2021. The special notice aims to support a safe environment for aviation …

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