Australian Forestry Company Uses Drones To Save Koalas

Although not listed as endangered by any governing body, the modern koala population is in dire straits. Urbanization, deforestation, and unregulated habitat destruction have all put these animals at great risk of dying out entirely. It’s time for loggers in Australia to start acting more responsibly – and one company is meeting the challenge with …

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India Enters The Drone Age With New Policy

For two years, the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the Government of India has been debating what a legislative framework for drone usage should look like. In fact, operating even a small drone was an offense punishable by imprisonment. But at long last, on August 27th, the ministry’s sub-body on civil aviation (known as the …

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IBM Develops Barista Drones That Know When You Need Coffee

We’ve heard of drone delivery, but never like this. Earlier this month, legendary computer company IBM was issued a patent for “DRONE DELIVERY OF COFFEE BASED ON A COGNITIVE STATE OF AN INDIVIDUAL.” According to the patent, IBM has developed a system to take data from smart watches, cameras, and analyses of a person’s past …

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Check Out This Gorgeous Drone Footage Of A Fireworks Display

Our American readers may not have ever heard of the Needles Landmark Attraction, a small amusement park located at the top of the cliff at Alum Bay – close to the UK’s Isle of Wight. But the park – named for three historic needle-like rocks that jut out of the nearby ocean – is currently …

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Drones and Wildfire Do Not Mix – Or Can They?

The destructive, powerful sight of a spreading wildfire is something that makes most of us stay out of its way. Some drone users, however, see a blazing wildfire as the perfect opportunity to take to the skies and get some footage. Just this year alone, at this time of writing, drones were responsible for shutting …

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Yuneec Presents the Mantis Q With Voice Control

Yuneec International is the current world leader in regard to electric aviation. This week, they’ve presented the Mantis Q, the latest, all-new extension of the award-winning Yuneec lineup. The Mantis Q, which was pitched to be a travel drone, features foldable arms, gesture and facial detection controls, a maximum flight time of up to 33 …

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The Best Beginner Drones DJI Has to Offer

Excited about diving into the world of drones but not sure where to start?
The drone industry is just taking off and it’s an exciting time for hobbyists and professionals alike.
So whether you’re flying for fun or for profit, you’ll want to find the right drone for budding pilots.
Read on for 5 of the best beginner drones that DJI has to offer!

1. DJI Spark
The DJI Spark is one of the best mini-drones for beginners.
It works well for indoor and outdoor flights. This drone is backed by DJI’s powerful technologies and features a FullHD 12MP camera on a 2-axis gimbal.
Pilots can use DJI’s Tapfly, Quickshots, and ActiveTrack flight modes with the Spark, along with the fantastic Gesture Control. It
allows you to control the drone with your hand, no remote controller required, so taking aerial selfies will be a breeze!Buy a DJI Spark here!
2. Tello
Ryze’s Tello is an affordable drone for beginners, priced at only $99.
Keeping with your budget won’t force you to sacrifice technology, as this drone packs a 5MP camera, STEM programming for hands-off flights, and a lightweight design for total control.
If you’re a beginner looking to build some foundational flight skills, the Tello is a great choice.Buy a Ryze Tello here!
3. Mavic Air
The Mavic Air is an ultra-portable drone with the features that rival the big boys on the market.
When folded down, it’s about the size of a smartphone. It includes a 12MP 4K camera on a 3-axis gimbal for stellar aerial footage.
It’s got 8gb of internal storage and can even live stream your flights directly to YouTube or Facebook.
4. Mavic Pro
The Mavic Pro is the big brother of the Mavic Air, but still qualifies as one of the best beginner drones.
For novice pilots, there is a flight restriction mode automatically set to help you get your wings (you can turn it off though at any time).
This is a great drone if you want robust options as a beginner and the Mavic Pro will grow with you as your flying skills get more advanced. This drone is my recommendation for all (new) ambitious drone flyers.
5. DJI Phantom
While it is considered by some as a more advanced drone, the DJI Phantom series packs a ton of punch in features.
Many beginners start out with this drones, especially if they’re planning to do commercial flights.
The Phantom 4 series is customizable with amazing accessory options on the market.
If you plan to start out with this drone, Phantom 3 or 4 tutorial videos will help you get familiar with all of the tools you’ll need to fly like a pro!
Which of These Best Beginner Drones Will You Choose?
These 5 DJI drones are just a few of the best beginner drones on the market for pilots-in-training of all ages!
Have you taken any of these drones for a test flight? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!
If you’re a beginner and you’re ready to buy your first drone, click here and get airborne.

Drone Deliveries Are Picking Up in Iceland

Drone-based delivery companies are now springing up in places you’d never expect them to be. Using drones to make deliveries was once something we thought we’d never actually see, but it’s now being successfully done in some of the most random places in the world. is Iceland’s largest e-commerce marketplace and on-demand supplier when …

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Parrot Drone Accessories – (Best Mambo, Bebop, AR Accessories 2018)

Table of Contents Parrot Drone Accessories FAQ Parrot Drone Cases Parrot Drone Batteries And Chargers Parrot Drone Controllers Miscellaneous Parrot Drone Accessories Parrot drones are becoming more and more popular with drone enthusiasts, especially with the recent release of the supposedly “Mavic-killing” Parrot Anafi. For years this elder statesman of the drone industry has provided …

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