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Intelligent Energy: New Hydrogen Cell For Drone Market & Ano…

UK startup and world-leading fuel cell engineering company Intelligent Energy is set to launch a new hydrogen fuel cell at AUVSI Xponential 2019 later this month. The 2.4kW fuel cell is designed for the commercial UAV market. In the past eighteen months, Intelligent Energy has launched four products for commercial …

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AMA: Model Aviation Presents No New Risk, Should Not be Subj…

It’s a tough topic for the drone industry – should recreational flyers be held to the same rules that commercial pilots must follow?  The Academy of Model Aircraft (AMA) doesn’t think so.  In comment to the “UAS Safe and Secure” Announced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) the AMA has released …

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Drone Delivery: Google’s Project Wing Takes Off In Australia

From the distance comes a high-pitched whining. It sounds horrible, like a giant mosquito. Or maybe a herd of angry mice screaming in a wind tunnel. It is in fact a flying burrito. And it’s flying courtesy of Wing’s ambitious drone delivery program. That’s right: Google/Alphabet’ Project Wing has been …

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Have Your Say: Time Is Running Out To Comment On Proposed FA…

In case you didn’t know, the FAA is seeking public input as it weighs up rule change proposals which could enable more advanced operations, including routine drone flights over people and at night. As well as enabling safe flights over people and at night, the FAA is exploring how to …

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DBUS Denies Ties With Mota Group, Then Uses Mota Mailing Lis…

If you haven’t been following our investigation of the Lily Next-Gen, the Mota Group and, more recently, Drones By US (DBUS), here’s a very quick recap. In October, we reported that a number of customers were having issues with the Mota Group, the company that picked up the pieces after …

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Interview: Intelligent Energy & Productiv on Hydrogen-Powere…

Last month we took a closer look at three technologies that will transform the drone operations of the future: The ability of drones to rest and recharge on the fly; advanced computer vision and motion planning, and hydrogen power. One of the projects mentioned in our exploration of hydrogen was …

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RYZE Tech, Marvel & Disney Launch Tello Iron Man Edition

DJI’s local partner Ryze Tech has made a name for itself as a manufacturer of drones that are ideal for beginners and well-suited to` educational purposes. The original Tello launched last year with technological backing from Intel and DJI. The result was a highly capable but incredibly affordable little drone. …

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Latest Amazon Patent Shows Delivery Drones Powered By Positi…

It’s often said that if you wish for something hard enough, it might just come true. That appears to be the latest avenue the team at Amazon is exploring as part of ongoing efforts to get the company’s drone delivery ambitions off the ground. Amazon Prime Air has become better …

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Ocean Alliance SnotBot and EarBot Drones Featured on BBC’s B…

The BBC’s Blue Planet series, usually accompanied by the smooth tones of David Attenborough, remains one of the broadcaster’s most popular exports and has been inspiring conservation and awareness of the natural world for years. So it’s fitting that this year’s series – a special week of live programs celebrating …

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Hobbyist View: Court of Public Opinion – The Ongoing Fight t…

image: Public Domain, CC0 1.0 The drone community needs to stand together to help shape legislation – and public opinion. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. To a disturbingly large percentage of the population, the term “drone” …

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