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These Doosan Hydrogen Drones Pack Some Serious Power

Most industrial and consumer drones are powered by electrical battery packs. There are some heavy-duty drones that utilize gasoline generators for propulsion. However, batteries can only sustain a drone for 35-45 minutes in the air. For industrial applications, this is a major drawback. Hydrogen has been long hailed as the …

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Government Approves PLI Scheme for Drones and Drone Components

On September 15, 2021, the Government of India approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for drones and drone components. The scheme comes shortly after the announcement of India’s new liberalized Drone Rules 2021. A press release stated that the PLI scheme is part of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ vision and …

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Ehang VT – 30: The Inter City Drone | Urban Mobility

Chinese drone manufacturer Ehang is known for its striking passenger drones. The company made headlines when it unveiled the first-ever passenger drone the Ehang 184. Since then, passenger drones have come a long way. Governments across the world are formulating regulations to allow passenger drones to operate in their airspace. …

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All About Indian Made Military Drones | DRDO

Military drones have been synonymous with drones like the Predator, Israel’s Heron drones, the Loyal Wingman, and China’s Wing Loong. However, India appears to gradually be catching up in the military drone race. While the country’s arsenal does not yet sport the Predator-like drones, the existing and upcoming Indian made …

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The SVAMITVA Scheme: Powered by Drones

Agriculture has been one of the largest drivers of the Indian economy for over a hundred years. 70% of the Indian population depends upon land holdings (agriculture and commercial) for their livelihood. While urban plots are looked after and their records maintained, the same cannot be said for rural lands. …

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How Commercial Drones Are Being Used for Inspections

Over the last several years, inspectors in several industries have started using commercial drones to help them conduct inspections. Equipped with high-quality cameras, a good inspection drone can often completely take the place of the inspector for collecting visual or thermal data. DJI’s Matrice 300 is often used by inspectors …

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When Will Autonomous Passenger Drones Take Off?

Autonomous passenger drones have been in development for almost a decade. However, we are yet to see these drone taxis become a readily available mode of transportation. Several companies have unveiled multiple models of their autonomous passenger drones throughout the years. Drones such as Ehang 216, Kitty Hawk’s Heaviside, and …

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Best Camera Drones of 2021 | Top 8 Drones

There have been several exciting drone launches in 2021. Starting with the DJI FPV Combo and Air 2S to Parrot’s revolutionary 4G drone. Consumer drones are getting better every year. Although DJI dominates the drone market, some worthy rivals are gradually gaining prominence. Here’s our list of the best camera …

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A Guide to Reading NOTAMs: Part 107 Test Prep

While you study the National Airspace System (NAS), the airspace classes, and sectional charts, it is important that you’re aware of NOTAMs. As a drone pilot reading, NOTAMs must be a mandatory pre-flight process. Understanding NOTAMs is essential for the part 107 test as well. Let’s break down what NOTAMs …

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DJI Could Launch in India Because of the New Drone Rules

Since 2018, when the first drone rules titled Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) came out, international drone companies such as DJI have been closed to the Indian drone market. Regulatory hurdles such as the NPNT requirement, import restrictions, and the strict airworthiness standards made it extremely challenging for not only international …

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Intel Puts Up a Drone Show at the Tokyo Olympics

Intel’s drone shows are recognized worldwide. Hundreds of tiny Shooting Star drones take to the skies and create mesmerizing patterns. From the NFL halftime show to the 2018 Winter Olympics, Intel’s drones have performed several times and even broken a Guinness World Record. On July 23rd, 2021, Intel put up …

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A Guide to Reading METARs and TAFs: Part 107 Test Prep

If you’re preparing for the FAA’s Part 107 test, you might’ve come across two important topics – METARs and TAFs. Reading METARs and TAFs can be a mental juggernaut if you’re not familiar with aviation phraseology and aviation weather. These are two types of aviation weather reports that provide accurate …

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Dubai is Making it Rain With Cloud Seeding Drones

Inducing the natural phenomenon of rain through artificial methods is not a new concept but has been pursued by many nations. China has been actively using cloud seeding to ease its water shortages and pollution problems. However, Dubai opted for a new approach to rain through cloud-seeding drones.  “With temperatures …

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Dubai is Making it Rain With Cloud Seeding Drones

Inducing the natural phenomenon of rain through artificial methods is not a new concept but has been pursued by many nations. China has been actively using cloud seeding to ease its water shortages and pollution problems. However, Dubai opted for a new approach to rain through cloud-seeding drones.  “With temperatures …

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New SOP May Allow Drones for Agriculture Use in India

India is an agricultural powerhouse of the world. The agricultural sector contributes about 18% to India’s total GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The lack of access to advanced agricultural technologies such as drones has proved to be one of the limiting factors in the growth of this sector. A new SOP …

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The New Drone Laws in India 2021: Complete Guide

In July 2021, the Government of India released a draft for the new set of drone laws. These drone laws, when implemented, will supersede all existing drone regulations in the country. On 12th March 2021, the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) finalized the UAS Rules 2021. These rules were …

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