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“Big Drone” Shows off Flying Ability

The second test of the Big Drone seen in Vrsar, Croatia on February 07, 2020. Built to promote its Drone Champions drone racing video game, this drone is shown flying being controlled on the ground by a controller in the video below.  This is a full-sized drone, called the “big …

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The Lindbergh flight and X-Prize Spurred Innovation, GoFly w…

Who has not dreamed of their own personal flying machine?  GoFly is ready to make it happen. In the spirit of contests spurring innovation and problem solving,  the organization GoFly is offering  a total of $2,000,000 purse over the course 24-month competition – and they are scheduled to award the …

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Drones and Urban Air Mobility: Porsche Teams up with Boeing …

In a continuing exploration of the concept of a flying car,  Boeing has signed a letter of agreement to explore joint relationships with luxury car manufacturer Porsche.  Here is a concept video published by World News that shows some idea of what that might ultimately look like. Flying cars – …

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Interview: Skydio CEO Adam Bry on Autonomy, Scaling Up & Tak…

Last month, California startup Skydio launched a new drone for the consumer market: Skydio 2. Then came a docking station that looks set to propel the same aircraft onto worksites around the country. The first impression is that Skydio 2 is a drone that could provide serious competition to DJI‘s …

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DBUS Offer Generous Discount on Drone (To Customers Who Have…

(But still claim no affiliation to the Mota Group) Their drones may be little more than a bunch of rebranded year-old models from China’s High Great, but at least Drones by US (DBUS) are continuing to deliver creative marketing ploys worthy of any cutting-edge manufacturer. If you’ve been following our …

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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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Here Are The Winners of SkyPixel’s 2018 Aerial Storytelling …

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel has announced the winners of its 2018 Aerial Storytelling Contest. The competition was run with help from DJI and attracted more than 30,000 submissions from 141 countries around the world. These contests always produce an eclectic mix of aerial creativity, pitting enthusiasts against professionals and consumer …

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Part Airspace Intelligence, Part Social Platform for Drone P…

Drone pilots are a pretty awesome community.  Whether Drone Nation is volunteering after an emergency, or answering questions on forums, flyers from all around the world are reaching out to help each other figure out where to fly and sharing their experiences.  Now, drone pilots can get airspace intelligence and …

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Has The Mota Group Quietly Shut Down? The Curse Of The Lily …

In October we published a brief investigation into goings on at the Mota Group, the company that purchased the marketing and branding rights to the original (and doomed) Lily Drone project. As part of the Mota Group’s marketing efforts, the company used its newly acquired list of let down Lily …

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Here Are The Winners Of Dronestagram’s 5th Annual Internatio…

Aerial photography social media platform Dronestagram has today announced the winners of its fifth annual Drone Photography Contest. Previously the competition has been split into multiple categories, but this time around the organizers decided to simplify the process and award a simple 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranking to the best …

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