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DroneRise – Letter from Chris Murphy, Skydio R1 update and new drone laws in England

Good morning, Here are yesterday’s headlines in case you missed them. We have a very interesting letter from Connecticut Senator, Chris Murphy requesting the Department of Defense to stop using and stop buying DJI drones. We’ve already reached out to the DoD for confirmation and have also submitted official requests for information through the Freedom of Information Act. To be continued. Furthermore, we have new drone rules coming in England and an update for the Skydio R1 drone that we will be testing today. It now has a Car Follow mode. Let’s see if it can follow the Tesla Model 3, I’m borrowing. Exciting stuff! So, with that, grab a coffee and jump in!

Yesterday’s headlines

Today’s video

Today’s video is from DroneFanatic and shows the two Japanese cities; Tokyo and Yokohama. The footage was captured with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro and edited in Final Cut Pro X. Enjoy!

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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo