We thought we’d seen it all before. We hadn’t. And you? Just wait until you see this drone pilot take a dive with his drone over a waterfall, followed by a personal plunge into frigid waters to recover it.Expand Expanding Close
EXCLUSIVE: A look behind London’s huge New Year’s drone light show
On New Year’s Eve, London introduced drones to its fireworks display for the first time. We watched it and loved it so much that we shared it with all of you. We have put together a short exclusive piece on the show’s inner workings with the help of the company behind the drones, SKYMAGIC.Expand Expanding Close
Source: DJI working on Joystick controller for its FPV drone, more insider details
Like many of you, we’re super-interested in the upcoming DJI FPV drone. And today, we have some details from an insider to share.Expand Expanding Close
Can ice crash your drone? You bet it can…
Ahhhh….winter. Those crisp skies, stable air, and particles of freezing moisture. Should you be concerned? Why yes, yes you should be. Just wait till you see what happened to one pilot.Expand Expanding Close
Drone-helicopter incident in LA: DroneDJ has the court papers!
As you may now know, a man has been charged after a drone collided with a police helicopter in Los Angeles. DroneDJ has the inside story, including the original sworn complaint by an FBI agent.Expand Expanding Close
The Buzz: Andy Shen of Shen Drones
On this edition of our podcast, we have a great conversation with Andy Shen of Shen Drones. Andy is kind of the Godfather of the ducted CineWhoop. Tune in — and subscribe — as we hear how Andy went from being a photographer… to a drone designer.Expand Expanding Close
What’s The Buzz – tell me what’s a-happening…
Okay, we realize that probably only a thin wedge of our demographic will recognize that we’ve borrowed from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. We didn’t outright steal the song title because, well, Though Shalt Not do that. But we wanted to get you up to speed on The Buzz, the fastest-growing podcast in the drone industry.Expand Expanding Close
Auterion GS CEO joins our drone podcast: The Buzz
The wait is over. It’s time to put on your headset or crank up your speakers for the latest episode of The Buzz – our podcast that takes the pulse of the rapidly changing drone industry. Today’s guest? Dave Sharpin, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Auterion GS. If you know about Auterion – awesome. If you don’t…you soon will.
Elevate your skills with a drone Masterclass
Five weeks ago, we introduced you to a Belgian drone pilot/photographer named Johan Vandenhecke. We were impressed by Johan’s skills, which he is sharing in a new Drone Adventurer “Masterclass” course. Now, there’s more news from Johan.Expand Expanding Close
Awesome startup Beagle Drones teases new sub-250g CineWhoop
Why do we call these guys “Awesome?” Because we’re big fans of the Beagle Drones business model, which we’ll explore later in the story. We’re also huge fans of what this startup is about to do: Launch a very well-thought-out CineWhoop on Kickstarter later this month. And we have some deets… right now.Expand Expanding Close
The Buzz: Skydio CEO Adam Bry on AI, automation, and Blue sUAS
On our latest edition of The Buzz podcast, we’re delighted to spend some time with Skydio CEO Adam Bry. Despite the pandemic, it’s been a great year for Skydio. Listen as DroneDJ senior editor and chief writer Scott Simmie takes a deep dive with Adam about his US-based drone company. It’s a great discussion and includes a look at the recently announced Blue sUAS list that recommends Skydio’s X2 drone for government and military purchasers.
Deets for subscribing after the break — you know you want to…Expand Expanding Close
The Buzz: Brendan Schulman – world’s most famous drone lawyer
On our latest edition of The Buzz podcast, we’re pleased to have an extended visit with Brendan Schulman, DJI’s vice president of policy and legal affairs. In a year when issues like “Made in the USA,” data security, and Remote ID have all been shaping the drone industry, Schulman has a lot of insight — and a lot to say (follow him @dronelaws on Twitter).Expand Expanding Close
DreamQii’s PlexiDrone Indiegogo became a nightmare for backers
It looked like a promising product: A multi-featured drone that could be configured for heavier lifting. The young team behind it seemed to have a great UAV on its hands. Backers flocked to the Indiegogo site, throwing money at the Toronto-based startup. With rare exceptions, they didn’t receive the drones — or their money back.Expand Expanding Close
Android Fly app update indicate DJI FPV drone may be incoming
Well, well, well. About a week after a photo of what could be a DJI FPV racing drone was leaked, there’s further indications that DJI has something up its sleeve in Shenzhen. The latest version of the Android “Fly” app has some new, not obviously visible commands that seem to line up with speculation that DJI might be adding a drone to its FPV Camera/Googles ensemble.Expand Expanding Close
How DJI’s early drones paved the way
If you’re visiting DJI headquarters in Shenzhen for the first time, you’ll likely receive the guest treatment. That means you’ll be taken to the main lobby and shown what looks like a small museum display. It’s a row of DJI-manufactured drones, including the iconic original Phantom that was released in 2012. It’s an astonishing record of technological accomplishment, and it makes you wonder what’s next.Expand Expanding Close
Exclusive: DJI Mavic Air 2 – price and photos of 2020’s hottest drone
The DJI Mavic Air 2 is becoming the worst-kept secret in the drone world. We already know a lot of the specs, thanks to documents made public by the FCC and Brazil’s communications agency. But we were missing one important number: the price. Now we know it’s $799 — a $120 price drop from its predecessor’s original retail price. And boy does this drone look hot…
We’re giving away one FREE ticket to the Drone U Fly-In Challenge
We’re super excited to give away one FREE ticket to the Drone U Fly-In Challenge that will take place at a Netflix movie set right outside of Santa Fe, NM on April 4th and 5th. During these two days, you will be able to participate in both the Creative and the Technical Challenge. See below for more details.
Don’t forget to participate in the Drone U Fly-in Challenge Giveaway, if you haven’t done so already. The winner will be announced at 6 pm EST today.
And the winner is Zac Widmer from Washington state. Congratulations!! We will send you an email shortly!
DroneDJ’s DJI Mavic Mini Giveaway – Winners will be announced on March 15th
To start off the weekend right, we have a great giveaway for you today. DroneDJ teamed up with DJI for this promotion and we will give away one DJI Mavic Mini, our new favorite travel drone, and one Mavic Mini Care Refresh package. All you need to do to have a chance to win this amazing little folding drone is sign up using the form below. The winners will be announced on March 15th.
Don’t forget to participate in the DJI Mavic Mini Giveaway, if you haven’t done so already. Winners will be announced at 6 pm EST today.
The winner of the DJI Mavic Mini is Noah LaRoy from Michigan. And the Mavic. Mini Care Refresh package goes to John Meyendorff in Michigan as well. Congratulations to both! Be sure to check your email with instructions to claim your prize.
New DJI Mavic as low as $799 and likely to feature OcuSync 2.0
The new DJI Mavic, that we reported on first earlier this week, may be priced as low as $799. And this new foldable drone from DJI is likely to feature OcuSync 2.0, which would make it an very attractive offering and a very capable aircraft. Expand
New Mavic will be DJI’s safest drone ever. Let’s look at the specs
Now that we have seen the first images of what we believe to be the new DJI Mavic (and not the DJI Mavic Air 2), it’s time to talk about the specs. We believe that the new DJI Mavic will be DJI’s safest drone ever, as it will include ADS-B In and almost certainly 360-degree obstacle avoidance. Furthermore, we expect the following specs for this new foldable DJI drone.
Breaking news: DJI Mavic Air 2 photos leaked
Finally! Some really exciting DJI news today as we show you leaked images of what must be the new DJI Mavic Air 2. This new drone in the DJI Mavic lineup is rumored to be introduced in April this year. As you can see in the photos, the drone looks very similar to the DJI Mavic 2 series.
Update: New photo shows rear obstacle avoidance sensors.
DJI releases RoboMaster EP on March 9th as predicted
As predicted last week, DJI released the RoboMaster EP on March 9th. This is DJI’s second educational robot and it is compatible with multi-party hardware, supports multiple software platforms, and has an open SDK.
DJI leaks photos of new DJI RoboMaster. To be released on March 9th?
It seems that DJI is about to introduce a new DJI RoboMaster soon. Today, DJI leaks photos that show parts of this new educational, modular and remote-controlled device. No drone, it seems. Sorry. It is rumored that the release date for this new DJI product is March 9th.
An update on the Autel EVO II 8K drone from Autel Robotics
We know that ZeroZero Robotics and DJI have had to close their offices as a result of the Coronavirus spreading in China. The assumption was that other drone manufacturers such as Autel Robotics would have been impacted as well and that as a result the Autel EVO II might be delayed.